“Irish people want a say in the country they live in and, in turn, its artists want a bigger say in what their music scene looks like” Havvk talk to TLMT

Havvk will play as part of the forthcoming We’ve Only Just Begun 2019 festival, running from August 9th to 11th in Whelan’s. Julie Hawk recently spoke to TLMT about what she’s listening to, inspirations and the Irish music scene.  What’s the last record you bought? I’m really struggling to remember this one, as I buy…

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Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker to play Dublin solo show at the Button Factory

Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker has announced a solo show at the Button Factory next year. Taking place at the Dublin venue on January 16th of next year, Adrianne Lenker (known for her work with seminal American indie band Big Thief) will come to Ireland as she tours her forthcoming album abysskiss which is due out on October…

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Slaves return to Dublin with Academy show

Slaves have just confirmed a headline show at the Academy in Dublin for later this year. Having recently announced their forthcoming third studio album Acts Of Fear And Love will come out on August 17th, the English post-punk duo will come to Ireland to play the Academy on Tuesday, November 13th as they tour their brand new…

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Listen | Check out the scratchy atmospherics of Girlfriend’s ‘Spitkissing’

Dublin based lo-fi group Girlfriend have released their brand new double A-Side single ‘Spitkissing / Small Smile Grow’. A major leap in sound from their debut E.P. 3AM Rituals, Girlfriend’s latest offering ‘Spit Kissing’ is a compelling collision of brooding atmospherics, tense verses and dynamically cacophonous crescendos making the band merging alt.rock, lo-fi garage and punk…

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Listen | Check out the no-frills thrashing punk sound of Bullet Girl’s ‘Wasted’

Dublin based noise-punk outfit Bullet Girl have released their new music video for the single ‘Wasted’. To the point, no frills, thrashing punk is the modus operandi of Bullet Girl and their brand new single, the blisteringly raw ‘Wasted’. A collision of fuzzy, unrelenting guitars, backbone beats and snarled vocals the group’s sound is streamlined modern-punk…

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The Mixed-Tape | The Murder Capital – More Is Less

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to ‘More Is Less’ by the Murder Capital. Sharpe cornered, unrelenting and frantic, ‘More Is Less’ is more of a statement of intent than an introduction to the Murder Capital. Performed with a growl the entire song emanates catharsis. Also capturing…

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Watch | Pillow Queens unveil new video for ‘Favorite’

Garage-punk band Pillow Queens have unveiled their latest music video for the group’s latest single ‘Favorite’. Taken from their forthcoming E.P. State of the State, ‘Favorite’ is a definite leap forward in sound for the group since the release of their debut E.P. Calm Girls. Melodic guitars weave and run into infectious chorus lines throughout Pillow Queens’…

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Listen | Slow Riot return with the sonically dense double A-side ‘Voyeur/Burn In The City’

Post-punk band Slow Riot have returned with a brand new double a-sided single ‘Voyeur/Burn In The City’. A band with the ability to create great weight and atmosphere with their music, it’s little surprise that Slow Riot’s latest tracks ‘Voyeur/Burn In The City’ carry that same sense of depth of field seen on previous records like…

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Review | “Dream Wife is punk in 2018, it has something to say and we should all listen” Dream Wife – Dream Wife

The Last Mixed Tape reviews the self-titled debut album from garage-punk three-piece Dream Wife. The fire and the fury of Dream Wife is real.  Short sharp shocks, angular guitars and insisting vocals all characterize an album that works as a debut of intent from a band brimming with abandon. Dream Wife is thrilling. Starting as it means to…

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Pussy Riot are coming to Dublin and Belfast

Protest punk-rock band Pussy Riot are set to bring their RIOT DAYS show to Dublin and Belfast this November.  The Russian feminist punk rock group will bring their RIOT DAYS play to the Button Factory in Dublin (Thursday, 23rd November) and the Mandela Hall, Belfast (Friday, 24th November). RIOT DAYS (“Revolution”) will see Maria Alyokhina, Kyril…

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