Listen | Variant Sea return with the dreamlike ‘Winter Dance’

Irish alternative duo Variant Sea have made their return with the brand new single, ‘Winter Dance’. A dreamlike journey into the emotively charged sound of Variant Sea, ‘Winter Dance’ is filled with leading piano lines that draw the listener further and further into the deeply textured wash of guitar sounds. A duo known for their near…

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The Mixed-Tape | Melts – Skyward

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to ‘Skyward’ by Melts. The debut single from Dublin post-punk act Melts, ‘Skyward’ is a propellant set to a backbone of forward-moving rhythms and hypnotic effected vocals. An intense and ambitious track, ‘Skyward’ finds Melts crafting a six-minute epic that is…

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Review | And So I Watch You From Afar – The Endless Shimmering

The Last Mixed Tape reviews The Endless Shimmering, the fifth studio album from And So I Watch You From Afar. And So I Watch You From Afar’s The Endless Shimmering is an album that seeks to evoke rather than impact. You take from it what you bring into it. Nothing is explained, there is no hand…

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Listen | And So I Watch You From Afar unleash the epic ‘Dying Giants’

And So I Watch You From Afar have given yet another glimpse into their upcoming album The Endless Shimmering with ‘Dying Giants’. Spanning a near epic seven minutes plus, the latest offering from And So I Watch You From Afar finds the group giving full flight to their expansive math via post-rock sound. From beginning to end…

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Premiere | Bicurious unleash the bang and clatter of ‘T.O.I’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere the brand new music for ‘T.O.I’ by Dublin two-piece Bicurious.  Featuring samples from Terry McMahon’s speech on homelessness and suicide in Ireland, ‘T.O.I’ is an intricately woven web of beats, melody and dynamic twists that blasts from the speakers with a sizable bang and clatter. Add to…

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Listen | Dublin/Reykjavik duo Variant Sea return with the cinematic ‘Hiraeth’

Dublin/Reykjavik instrumental duo Variant Sea have made their return with the brand new single, ‘Hiraeth’. Spanning over an epic seven minutes, ‘Hiraeth’ finds Variant Sea moving into more expansive territory with their mix of ambient, post-rock and classical music. Experienced through movements rather than verses or motifs, the sound of ‘Hiraeth’ is that of far-off…

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Interview | Bicurious – Q&A

Instrumental-rock duo Bicurious will headline the Workman’s Club on February 28th. Ahead of next month’s gig band members Taran and Gav spoke to the Last Mixed Tape about their music, the show itself and what they are listening to right now. As a band, what is influencing Bicurious at the moment? Gav: When we first…

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Interview | Public Service Broadcasting

Public Service Broadcasting released their Live at Brixton album and DVD today. Band member J. Wilgoose recently spoke to the Last Mixed Tape about the filming/recording of their Race For Space tour. “The vision was always there” recalls Wilgoose about the staging of such a large-scale tour. “Brixton made sense, we had to spend more production but I think the size…

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Premiere | Watch Public Service Broadcasting play ‘Spitfire’ live at Brixton

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to be giving the exclusive Irish premiere of Public Service Broadcasting ‘Spitfire’ live at Brixton Academy. Filmed at Brixton Academy on November 29th of last year, Public Service Broadcasting’s powerful performance, which included a 13-piece choir, 5-piece string section, expanded brass section, a longer set list, Smoke Fairies guesting on…

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The Mixed-Tape | Fiction Peaks – Document Dissent

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Fiction Peaks and their brand new single ‘Document Dissent’. Slow-moving and patient Fiction Peaks music is about rhythm and repose. Building a gradual atmosphere with their new single ‘Document Dissent’, the group have a sound that’s large-scale but still intimate.…

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