Listen | Night Trap release new track ‘The Tunnel’

Dublin-based synth-pop duo Night Trap have unveiled their latest track ‘The Tunnel’.  A tense merging of electronic, synthpop and krautrock elements Night Trap’s ‘The Tunnel’ has the deadpan austere tone of its influences whilst also adding a sense of now. Populated by washing textures and persistent rhythms the song maintains a stylized mirror (or bridge…

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Little Gem Records release 1st year compilation album

Dublin-based independent record label and store Little Gem have released a compilation album to celebrate their first year. Following a busy first year for Little Gem, the Irish record label has marked its first birthday with Little Gem 1 (which is out now via bandcamp). A retrospective compilation album that encompasses tracks from acts who featured on…

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Listen | The Last Mixed Tape’s June 2015 playlist

A monthly feature to the Last Mixed Tape, here we look back at some of the stand-out tracks released or reviewed on T.L.M.T this June. A busy month in Irish music, June 2015 saw the release of several stand-out debut albums including the North Sea’s Anniversary, SOAK’s Before We Forgot How To Dream and Sinead White’s Finally. The…

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Watch | Night Trap – Someone Like You

Synth-pop outfit Night Trap have unveiled their new music video for ‘Someone Like You’, which is one half of the duo’s new double a-side single.  With its big, swirling synth-pop sound ‘Someone Like You’ is an urgent mood filled single from Night Trap. The production is large, as is the spectrum of melodic and rhythmic…

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Whelan’s announce acts for Ones to Watch festival 2015

Whelan’s have announce the first acts to play this year’s Ones To Watch music festival, taking place at the Dublin venue this Thursday, January 8th to Sunday, January 10th. Returning for a another year of showcasing some of the countries best emerging and upcoming acts, the 2015 Ones to Watch festival will feature live sets from Dear Desert, I Am…

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I Heart the Monster Hero – Workman’s Club

Dublin psych-pop outfit I Heart the Monster Hero celebrated the launch of their début album Rhythm & Pals in the Workman’s Club last Friday night. With the venue suitably decorated in bunting and dangling piñata’s for the occasion. A pair of strong performances from Night Trap and the Holy Sparks set the scene for I Heart the…

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Night Trap & I Heart the Monster Hero to play Whelan’s

This Saturday night Night Trap and I Heart the Monster Hero will take to the stage in Whelan’s upstairs venue for a late-night set. The show will bring together the synth-pop sound of Night Trap and I Heart the Monster Hero’s powerful psych-pop live performance to the Dublin venue this weekend. The pair appeared together…

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I Heart the Monster Hero single lunch in Phoenix Park

Dublin based psych-pop outfit I Heart the Monster Hero are set to celebrate the release of their new single ‘Toni Bailey’ with a single lunch in Phoenix Park on Saturday, June 14th. With ‘Toni Bailey’ recently being unveiled (read theLastMixedTape.com’s take here) and due for release on June 16th, I Heart the Monster Hero will…

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