Watch | Bonniesongs handcrafted video for ‘Dinogon’

Irish Sydney-based songwriter Bonniesongs (Bonnie Stewart) has released her handcrafted new video for ‘Dinogon’. Part of the Irish musical diaspora, Bonniesongs sound is a beguiling take on the indie-folk genre that makes use of her naturally gentle voice and ethereal music. With its fragile vocal performance that tip-toes on the rolling melody that supports it,…

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Monster Monster – The City’s Ours

The Last Mixed Tape reviews The City’s Ours, the debut extended play from alternative-pop band Monster Monster.  There’s a bang and a clatter to The City’s Ours. The record seems to vibrate with rhythm, and it’s through this dynamism that Monster Monster find enough definition to cut through the E.P’s stylised production. From the outset of neon…

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Competition | Win two tickets to Monster Monster at MART

The Last Mixed Tape is giving readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to Monster Monster’s upcoming gig at MART on August 23rd.  Alternative-pop act  Monster Monster will play the Rathmines venue this summer as part of Skyrockit & MART’s new monthly live music series An Evening With, which will also see Fiach Moriarty…

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Listen | TLMT Podcast Ep. 17 – Everybody Cut Footloose

This week Steve reviews Cut Once, SOAK & more, looks for a girl who can’t dance, gets footloose and learns life lessons from Phil Collins. While Kate swaps clothes with strangers and refuses to “jazz”. Episode seventeen finds Kate & Steve recall a historic weekend, countdown the must-see acts at Forbidden Fruit 2015, talk about TLMT’s Life…

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Ríona Sally Hartman – Big Starving Thing

The Last Mixed Tape reviews jazz-folk artist Ríona Sally Hartman’s debut studio album Big Starving Thing. Following Hartman’s promising Sea Legs E.P, Big Starving Thing finds the songwriter move into more mature and interesting territory with her jazz-folk sound on her first full length record. The production is more vivid, the writing more ambitious and the overall sound fully realised.…

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Riona Sally Hartman to launch debut album at Smock Alley

Jazz-folk songwriter Riona Sally Hartman is set to celebrate the release of her forthcoming debut album Big Starving Thing with a show at Smock Alley on June 14th. Due for release this coming Monday, May 18th Riona Sally Hartman’s first studio L.P. has been a long time in the making. In the Autumn of last year…

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Monster Monster – I Am Yours

Alternative-pop act Monster Monster have released the music video for their forthcoming new single ‘I Am Yours’. Following the release of the group previous singles ‘Assassin’ and ‘Christmas In Liverpool’, ‘I Am Yours’ introduces an interesting juxtaposition of texture and rhythm, with the softly set synth backing and Riona Sally Hartman’s soulful vocal sitting above…

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Riona Sally Hartman interview – Q&A

Singer-songwriter Riona Sally Hartman is an artist with a defined sense of musical style, born out of jazz and folk leanings that culminate in a sound that is entirely her own. With the release of her debut studio album Big Starving Thing forthcoming, Hartman took the time to speak to T.L.M.T. about songwriting, storytelling and her current Fund:it campaign. …

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Listen | Monster Monster unveil debut track ‘Assassin’

Dublin based alternative-pop duo Monster Monster have unveiled their debut single ‘Assassin’.  Comprised of singer-songwriter Riona Sally Hartman and Mick Stuart, who recently collaborated on the jazz project Dig A Little Deeper, Monster Monster sees the pair take something of a sonic sea-change with their latest track ‘Assassin’. Imbued with a darker, grittier tone the…

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Dublin Jazz Book vol. 1 launch at the Bello Bar

Sunday May 11th will see the launch of volume one of the Dublin Jazz Book at the Bello Bar, Portobello. Presented in association with Donkey Jaw productions the event, which also includes a live jam session, will showcase the launch of the project. The Dublin Jazz Book aims to “provide the city with a local…

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