Listen | TLMT’s 20 Most Promising Emerging Acts in 2018

2018 is now upon us and a new year of music on the horizon, with this in mind the Last Mixed Tape delves into deep and highlights 20 promising emerging acts set to make an impact in the next twelve months. See full rundown and Spotify playlist below.     Akora A stunning sold-out headliner in the Workman’s…

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Playlist | TLMT’s 40 Favorite Irish Indie Gems of 2000-2010 featuring the Chalets, Republic of Loose, JJ72, Gemma Hayes & more

Just for a bit of fun, here are the Last Mixed Tape’s 40 favorite Irish indie gems in no particular order from the year 2000 to 2010 (inclusive).  Curated from Spotify and delving deep into the Irish music scene’s back catalog to come up with a playlist of some of TLMT’s favorite indie gems from the…

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Playlist | TLMT’s January 2017 Mixed-Tape

The Last Mixed Tape looks back on the last four weeks with some of the stand-out tracks from January 2017.  TLMT has delved deep to deliver a playlist from some of the stand-out tracks reviewed, released and featured on the site this January, including: Ailbhe Reddy, Montauk Hotel, Columbia Mills, Tara Lee, Marlene Enright, For…

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Premiere | Montauk Hotel unveil debut single ‘Black Dress’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere ‘Black Dress’, the debut single from shimmer-pop act Montauk Hotel. Coming out with a debut track that sounds like the Cure drenched in shimmering reverb and vivid indie-pop verve, Montauk Hotel’s ‘Black Dress’ is an intro to a band who have already found their music and know…

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Listen | TLMT’s 20 Emerging Artists 2017

2017 is upon us and a new year of music on the horizon, with this in mind the Last Mixed Tape has come up with its 20 ones to watch in 2017. See full rundown and Spotify playlist below. Montauk Hotel Emerging from Dublin’s live music scene towards the end of 2016, Montauk Hotel’s modern…

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Listen | Bell X1 comeback with ‘The Upswing’

Irish indie legends Bell X1 have returned with ‘The Upswing’, taken from the band’s forthcoming new album Arms.  A patient indie ballad bustling with Bell X1’s characteristic textural and emotive take on the genre, ‘The Upswing’ is as effecting a song as you’d come to expect from the band. With slight shades of R&B added to…

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Listen | Reekus Records stream their 1981 debut release ‘Kaught at the Kampus’

A piece of Irish independent music history is now available to stream on various platforms, in the shape of Reekus Records first ever release Kaught at the Kampus. Recorded live at Reekus founder Elvera Butler’s UCC gig Downtown Kampus and released in 1981, Kaught at the Kampus features live performances from post-punk acts Nun Attax (now called Nun…

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The Last Mixed Tape’s 20 Emerging Acts for 2015

With 2014 now coming to a close the Last Mixed Tape looks ahead to 2015 and picks its 20 up and coming acts set to make a mark in the next twelve months. Chanele McGuinness Donegal based singer-songwriter Chanele McGuinness caught the attention of many within the Irish music scene in 2014, with the artist…

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The Mixed-Tape | Christmas Hearts – Christmas Is In Your Heart

In this Xmas edition (where we will focus on charity singles) of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn the spotlight to Christmas Hearts and their single ‘Christmas Is In Your Heart’ in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust. Recorded to raise funds for the Peter McVerry Trust and featuring a host of Irish indie…

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Listen | The Last Mixed Tape’s End of Year playlist – 2014

2014 showcased the growing spectrum of influences, sounds, genres and music coming out of Ireland, with that in mind the Last Mixed Tape as put together it’s own playlist of some of the year’s best tracks.  From promising demos, stellar stand alone singles and deep cuts from impressive new albums, the Last Mixed Tape’s first…

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