Q&A | Echo Ladies talk to TLMT about what they’re listening to, influences & future plans

Swedish shoegaze band Echo Ladies play Dublin’s East Side Tavern on November 8th. Ahead of next month’s show, the group, who are currently touring their debut album Pink Noise, talk to TLMT about what they’ve been listening to, their influences and future plans.  What’s the last record you bought? Joar: Probably Philosophy of the World by…

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Listen | Check out the glistening growl of Hawk’s new single ‘Keeps Me Out’

Alt. rock band Hawk have returned with their brand new single, the sonically growling ‘Keeps Me Out’. A song built from sonic juxtaposition, unrelenting rhythm and large backdrops of glistening growling textures, Hawk’s immersive new single ‘Keeps Me Out’ is their best yet. From the soaring vocal to the raucous dynamic builds, ‘Keeps Me Out’…

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Listen | Check out the haunting lo-fi of ‘Julie Christie’ by softboy

Dublin lo-fi dream-pop artist softboy has released his haunting brand new single ‘Julie Christie’. A dreamlike track that seems to begin halfway through the story, ‘Julie Christie’ is a track that calmly and subtly blends hip-hop, lo-fi, electronic and psych music together into one working sound. With such a mix of genres merged into softboy’s…

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Review | Just Mustard – Just Mustard E.P.

The Last Mixed Tape reviews the self-titled new extended play from Dundalk based dream-pop outfit Just Mustard. The dense haze of droning noise and thrashing rhythm that populates Just Mustard is a testament to finely crafted sound of the record’s namesake. As a band Just Mustard seem to have their music under conplete control, even when it sounds…

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Elastic Sleep to play free show at the Workman’s this Friday

Noise-gaze trailblazers Elastic Sleep will return to Dublin this weekend with a free show at the Workman’s Club on Friday night. Elastic Sleep who garnered much-attention for their stand-out E.P. Leave You in 2014, will premiere some new material taken from their forthcoming sophomore E.P. this Friday at the Dublin veune. A group whose music I have…

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Listen | Hags release new single ‘On Return’

Cork based noise-pop influenced group Hags have released their brand new single ‘On Return’. A visceral experience from start to finish, Hags latest single pumps with a persistently pounding backbone beat, allowing the great washes and screeches of feedback that surround it the room to manoeuver. Centred around a repressive production, ‘On Return’ showcases Hags…

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Go Swim & Galants to play Night Howl in Whelan’s

The third night in the Pickled Onion presents: Night Howl live music series will see Go Swim and Galants perform on the upstairs stage in Whelan’s on Friday, October 24th. The October edition of the Night Howl late night music events will feature appearances from Dublin indie-pop four-piece Go Swim and noise-pop group Galants. This month’s show will also mark Irish independent…

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The Jesus and Mary Chain set to play Vicar Street

Scottish alternative-rock pioneers the Jesus and Mary Chain have been confirmed to play Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday, July 31st. The band is currently rehearsing for their upcoming Psychocandy UK dates. Following the Jesus and Mary Chain’s recent tour of South America, the group are set to embark on a run of shows performing their seminal 1985…

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Slow Riot – Slow Riot E.P.

Limerick post-punk trio Slow Riot’s self-titled début E.P. is a heavily atmospheric introduction to the group. A slow-burning mood characterises Slow Riot’s début from the outset. Howling textural backdrops and hypnotic rhythms form the opening track ‘Empty Name’ and establish the scope of the record itself. There is a definite sense of place and time…

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Princess – Neverlook

Dublin alternative-rock act Princess have unveiled the brilliant new music video for their single ‘Neverlook’. Directed by Kevin Freeney & Dan Finnegan, the intricate camera work and fixation on detail (particularly in the make-up application scenes) that flows throughout the video perfectly follows the melodically weaving and frantic percussion of Princess’ captivating sound. The slow-moving pace,…

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