Review | Variant Sea – Fable

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Fable, the sophomore extended play from ambient post-rock duo Variant Sea. If Variant Sea’s debut Season of Mists was a journey through new unexplored soundscapes, then Fable is the destination. Arriving in a place that is cloaked in a darker atmosphere than its predecessor, the sound of Fable is that of deep lingering nightfall. With Variant Sea…

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Premiere | Variant Sea return with the foreboding ‘Wildwoods’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere ‘Wildwoods’, the brand new track from ambient post-rock duo Variant Sea. Variant Sea (Shell Dooley & Luke Duffy) made quite the impression with their ambitious debut E.P. Season of Mists last year. Now, the duo delve into deeper darker sonic territory with their latest offering ‘Wildwoods’. Held on a…

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Listen | TLMT Podcast Ep. 35 – The Bedroom Sessions

Live from a bedroom! this week Steve reviews albums from Chvrches, Girl Band, Variant Sea & more, whilst trying to ‘get rhythm’. Elsewhere, Kate recalls a rainy night in Soho.  The Last Mixed Tape Podcast Episode 35: In this show Steve and Kate discuss Hard Working Class Heroes 2015, the upcoming Interlude and Metropolis winter…

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Variant Sea – Season of Mists

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Season of Mists, the debut extended play from ambient post-rock two-piece Variant Sea. Season of Mists is a record touched by great beauty. Through Variant Sea’s instrumentalism we are taken beyond words and into the language of music, were sound colours the memories it evokes and patiently awaits our own interpretations.…

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Listen | TLMT Podcast Ep. 28 – Evil Kate and the Mojo Man

This week Steve reviews Chvrches, the Maccabees, Josh Ritter, Daäg Hur & more, delves into his subconscious for some Meatloaf lyrics and recalls Thumper the Rabbit. Meanwhile, Evil Kate makes her first appearance.  TLMT Podcast Episode 28 – Evil Kate and the Mojo Man: On this week’s show Steve & Kate discuss the anniversary of…

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Single Premiere | DAÄG HUR unveil their brand new single ‘Scorpion Tail’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to exclusively premiere ‘Scorpion Tail’, the latest single from dream-pop duo DAÄG HUR.  The band’s first release on the Pickled Onion Record label, ‘Scorpion Tail’ sounds like what DAÄG HUR have been working towards since we first glimpsed early sketches of their music with last year’s attention grabbing demo ‘Hanging On…

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Listen | TLMT Podcast Ep. 25 – Back To The Future Vol.1

This week Steve goes full Lloyd Dobler and sings some classic Huey Lewis & the News while Kate is away, all before introducing the very first TLMT Podcast “best of’. TLMT Podcast Ep. 25 – Back To The Future Vol.1: While Kate is away living it up in Galway, Steve compiles some of podcast’s best…

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Listen | TLMT Podcast Ep. 24 – Top 10 Favorite Songs of All Time Special

This week Steve counts down his Top 10 favorite songs of all time, including tracks from Kate Bush, September Girls & the Clash, and takes us back in time to meet pre-Emo Steve. Meanwhile, Kate tells us all about camp.  TMT Podcast Ep. 24 – Top 10 Favorite Songs of All Time: This week’s episode…

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Listen | TLMT Podcast Ep. 22 – Future Kate & the Wolf

This week Steve reviews Wolf Alice, Lethal Dialect & more, becomes the “Ringo” of Irish music bloggers and wonders what it would be like if he were cool. Meanwhile, Kate takes an unexpected trip into the future.  TLMT Podcast Episode 22 – ‘Future Kate & the Wolf’ includes Steve & Kate’s post-Glastonbury reactions, a rundown…

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Listen | Daäg Hur stream re-imagining of ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’

Irish dream-pop act Daäg Hur have unveiled a spellbinding dream-pop drenched rendition of R&B classic ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’.  With its shuddering reverb soaked sound and glistening guitar textures weaving so intently into the song’s backdrop, Daäg Hur provide a vivid reinterpretation of the Goffin/King penned 1960 hit single for the Shirelles. Occupying a…

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