Listen | Robocobra Quartet unveil ‘Kikazaru’

Belfast-based experimental rock act Robocobra Quartet have released ‘Kikazaru’, the last in a trilogy of songs based around the ‘three wise monkeys’.  With its punk-influenced, almost spoken-word delivery ‘Kikazaru’ is a song about punctuation and diction. Every word and musical phrase are pronounced with equal importance. Performed with a fury, Robocobra Quartet’s sound thrashes at the…

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Listen | Ex Grace deliver vibrant pop with ‘Things Unseen’

Irish synth-pop duo Ex Grace have released their brand new jazz and R&B-infused single ‘Things Unseen’. A melting pot of pop songwriting, ‘Things Unseen’ is a stylistically broad new single taken from Ex Grace’s current album Human In Unison. Filled with vivid synth-pop production, quick change skipping melodies, slight touches of jazz and an R&B feel,…

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Watch | Robocobra Quartet perform ’80 – 88′ live

Post-punk outfit Robocobra Quartet have released a live video of the group performing ’80 – 88′. Filmed live at the Black Box in Belfast, the video captures the band in their element. Fusing together jazz musicality and post-punk edge, Robocobra Quartet’s sound is something wholly new and exciting on the scene.  See future live dates…

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Alarmist – Popular Demain

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Popular Demain, the debut full-length studio album from instrumental four-piece Alarmist.  The language of music is a universal one. The communicative back and forth of sound, colored by moods and tones, that permeates from Popular Demain is an exuberant reminder of this. Alarmist’s melodic synths, jolting guitars and rolling drums all speak…

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Listen | Cian Nugent streams new track ‘Things Don’t Change That Fast’

Dublin songwriter Cian Nugent has unveiled ‘Things Don’t Change That Fast’, the first single to be taken from his forthcoming album Night Fiction.  The first track from Cian Nugent to feature the artist’s lead vocal stylings and it’s honestly surprising that the acclaimed guitarist hasn’t brought this aspect of his music to the fore before now.…

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Listen | Hawk take aim at Irish abortion laws with ‘Once Told’

Alternative-rock four-piece Hawk have released a new song entitled ‘Once Told’ that takes aim at Ireland’s current abortion laws. ‘Once Told’ is a song about struggle told through jolting, dragging aggressive beats and reaching vocals. With its lyrics finding their root in Ireland’s abortion laws, the track is as pointed as it is brooding. Indeed, Hawk…

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Watch | Basciville unveil video for ‘Blues In Red’

Wexford-based alternative-pop duo Basciville have unveiled their debut music video for the track ‘Blues In Red’. A sonically lush track, ‘Blues In Red’ is translated visually through director Caolán Barron equally stylistic music video. Capturing the mood of the music with slow-moving flashes of powerful imagery, the video moves wonderfully to the tempo of the…

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The Mixed-Tape | The Witch Trials – Virginia

In the latest edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention the Witch Trials’ new single ‘Virginia’. With ‘Virginia’ the Witch Trials take on a much more patient sound in comparison to the large-scale bombast of their previous single ‘Wonderland’. Performed with shuddering rhythms and slithering melodies of rasping brass and…

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Watch | Leo Drezden perform ‘Green Fire Magic’ live for Press Record

Post-rock outfit Leo Drezden perform their track ‘Green Fire Magic’ live in Asylum Studios for Press Record TV.  Taken from the group’s debut album Multi-Moment (read TLMT’s review – here), ‘Green Fire Magic’ take on an added dynamism when recreated live. The intricate builds and melodic twisting and turning that provide the track’s strong musical backbone seem…

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Down With Jazz 2015 daily breakdown

The daily breakdown for this weekend’s Down With Jazz 2015 music festival in Dublin has been announced.  Down With Jazz 2015 will take place at the Meeting House Square in Temple Bar this June Holiday weekend with live music on both Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 30th. This year’s line-up includes appearances from: Leo Drezden,…

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