Listen | Autre Monde release the stark post-indie of ‘Village of Loomers’

Autre Monde have made their return with their brand new single ‘Village of Loomers’.  Set to a slow trudging tempo, the stark jangled guitars of Autre Monde’s post-indie sound dominate ‘Village of Loomers’. Coupled with singer Paddy Hanna’s crooning vocals and the sudden jumps in intense buzzing feedback, the textural depth of Autre Monde’s latest…

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Listen | Popical Island super-group Autre Monde reveal debut single ‘Customs’

Newly formed Popical Island outfit Autre Monde have released their brand new single, ‘Customs’. Something of a super group, Autre Monde are Padraig Cooney (Land Lovers/Skelocrats), Paddy Hanna, Mark Chester (Ginnels) and Eoghan O Brien (No Monster Club). The band’s first outing ‘Customs’, pop and clicks with swirls of electronic bells and whistles that provide…

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Review | Switzerland – Long Gone

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Long Gone, the brand new album from Dublin indie-pop group Switzerland. Long Gone is a fun album, simple as that. The music is filled with vibrant pop jangle-pop and brought to life with a near infectious swagger by Switzerland, making for a quintessential Irish indie album. Whether it be the sudden burst…

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The Mixed-Tape | No Monster Club – Hippocampus Circus Maximus

In this week’s edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to No Monster Club’s latest single ‘Hippocampus Circus Maximus’. There’s something irrepressible about No Monster Club’s music. Be it their complete disregard for indie-pop convention or the off-kilter way Bobby Aherne approaches his sound, there’s always a sense of invention…

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Watch | Land Lovers go film noir with ‘Crowd of Lungs’

Indie-pop outfit Land Lovers have released the film noir inspired video for their latest single ‘Crowd of Lungs’. Taken from Land Lovers recently released album The Rooks Have Returned (read TLMT’s full review – here), ‘Crowd of Lungs’ is the perfect example of the jangle-pop that makes the L.P. one of the early album of the year contenders.…

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Review | Land Lovers – The Rooks Have Returned

The Last Mixed Tape reviews The Rooks Have Returned, the brand new studio album from Land Lovers. It seems as if the term “indie gem” was created with Land Lovers in mind. So confident is their grasp of the hooks and beats that make great pop songwriting that it would easy to overlook the craft of…

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Watch | Land Lovers release the floating sound of ‘Springtime for the Mystics’

Indie-pop act Land Loves have unveiled an intriguing insight into their upcoming new album with ‘Springtime for the Mystics’. With its’ airy harmonically floating sound and slow-burning feel ‘Springtime for the Mystics’ gives us a very different glimpse into the overall sound of Land Lovers forthcoming The Rooks Have Returned album. Offsetting the straight-up indie-pop of the group’s…

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The Mixed-Tape | Land Lovers – Angeline

In this latest edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Land Lovers and their brand new single ‘Angeline’. A rip-roaring slice of indie-pop, Land Lovers return finds the group losing none of their characteristic ear for melody and gaining a slicker retro production aesthetic. With its pounding…

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Listen | Shrug Life talk politics on ‘Making Progress’

Indie-pop three-piece Shrug Life have unveiled the political pop sound of their brand new track ‘Making Progress’. Following the cutting “lost generation” satire of their debut E.P. The Grand Stretch, few bands are better placed to send-up Ireland’s current election. Imbued with trio’s snap-shot indie-pop sound, that throws as many hooks at the listener as humanly…

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Review | No Monster Club – I Feel Magic

The Last Mixed Tape reviews I Feel Magic, the latest album from indie-pop outfit No Monster Club.  Listening to No Monster Club’s  I Feel Magic for the fourth time, I was hit by just how much the album has to offer. As record’s go, Bobby Ahearne’s latest L.P. is a treasure-trove of musical oddities and curios, and…

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