The Mixed-Tape | “gigantically ambitious sonic shift” Otherkin – All That Remains Won’t Be The Same

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape, we turn our attention to ‘All That Remains Won’t Be The Same’ by Otherkin. Far and away the most distinct departure into new territory by Otherkin, the neon glisten and hard-edged synth-noir sheen of ‘All That Remains Won’t Be The Same’ is a gigantically ambitious…

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Watch | Heroes In Hiding widen their sonic scope with ‘I Live For You’

Indie-rock outfit Heroes In Hiding have made their return with the brand new single and music video, ‘I Live For You’. Following the release of their breakthrough single ‘Hospital’, Heroes In Hiding further open the sonic scope with the bands’ latest offering ‘I Live For You’. Taken from the groups’ forthcoming debut album Actor (which is due…

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Review | “Brute-force put through polished production” Rews -Pyro

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Pyro, the debut studio album from indie-rock duo Rews. Rews’ music is one of brute-force put through polished production. While there’s always a sense of weight to the riffs and beats that lay at the heart of Pyro, so too is the feeling that everything is under restrained control. Clarity is key…

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Review | Otherkin – OK

The Last Mixed Tape reviews OK, the much-hyped debut studio album from indie-rock outfit Otherkin. For some time now Irish indie-rock has needed someone to take the bull by the horns and drag the music back from the point of total blandification in terms of mainstream perspective (a place in which the likes of Coronas, Kodaline and…

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Interview | Otherkin “Let’s just write a load of bangers that make people wanna lose their shit”

With the release of their debut album OK just over the horizon, Otherkin band members David Anthony and Conor Wynne spoke to the Last Mixed Tape about the group’s recent rise to prominence, being free to write indie bangers and the Irish music scene.  Several years ago I had the opportunity to see Otherkin play one of…

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Review | The Coronas – Trust The Wire

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Trust The Wire, the latest studio album from indie-rock band the Coronas. Trust The Wire is an album. To elaborate, Trust The Wire is an album you’ve heard a thousand times before from a thousand different bands. Furthermore, Trust The Wire is a Coronas album you’ve heard before. You just don’t know it yet. This is…

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Review | Darling – Darling

The Last Mixed Tape reviews the self-titled debut studio album from indie-rock duo Darling.  Darling’s eponymous first full length offering is an ambitious one. With an expansive production that opens up the central indie-rock core of the record and gives it sense of triumphant exploration, the duo’s debut has a sound that swings for the fences.…

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Competition | Win TWO tickets to We Cut Corners in Whelan’s

The Last Mixed Tape is delighted to give reader’s a chance of winning a pair of tickets to see We Cut Corners live in Whelan’s this Saturday.  We Cut Corners play the Dublin venue this weekend as they tour in support of their Choice Music Prize nominated third studio album The Cadences of Others (read TLMT’s…

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Premiere | Young Earth deliver the bone rattling ‘Got A Secret’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere ‘Got A Secret’, the brand new single from Dublin-based indie-rock outfit Young Earth. A rock ‘n’ roll infused bone shaker, Young Earth’s ‘Got A Secret’ is upfront no nonsense indie music. From the edgy fuzz of the guitars to the thumping drum beat and finally to the…

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Premiere | Check out Darling’s new video for’Bright Light Switch’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere the music video for ‘Bright Light Switch’ by indie-rock outfit Darling. Taken from Darling’s forthcoming self-titled album, the widescreen indie-rock of ‘Bright Light Switch’ provides an ambitious, large-scale glimpse into the duo’s new L.P. With the push and pull between the gentler slow-motion verses and the big…

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