Review | “expressionistic-pop music where nothing is lost in translation” Soak – Grim Town

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Grim Town, the long-awaited sophomore studio album from Soak.  There’s a sprawling artistic journey at the heart of Grim Town, contrasting the insular immediacy of her debut outing, Soak’s return introduces a far more expansive sound that plays ambitious conceptually led songwriting across a widescreen production. Resulting in expressionistic-pop music where nothing…

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The Tallest Man On Earth set for Dublin show at Vicar Street

Acclaimed singer-songwriter the Tallest Man On Earth has just announced a headline show in Dublin this November. Taking place at Vicar Street in Dublin on Friday, November 8th, the Tallest Man On Earth will return to Ireland as he tours his first studio album in four years. titled I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream which…

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The Mixed-Tape | David Keenan – Two Kids

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape, we turn our attention to ‘Two Kids’ by David Keenan. A sprawling epic taken from David Keenan’s brand new E.P. Evidence of Living, ‘Two Kids’ is the type of song that weaves its spell around the listener and draws them into its world via a pair…

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The Mixed-Tape | Fiona Harte – White Picket Fence

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to ‘White Picket Fence’ by Fiona Harte. The debut outing for Fiona Harte, ‘White Picket Fence’ works as a beautifully realised slice of indie-folk brimming with a warm sounding production, soft-spoken vocals and expressionistic songwriting. All of which culminates in an…

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Natalie Prass announces Dublin date at the Workman’s Club

American artist Natalie Prass has announced a headline at the Workman’s Club this winter. Natalie Prass and her band will play the Dublin venue on Tuesday, November 6th as she tours her eagerly awaited brand new sophomore album the Future and the Past, which is due for release on June 1st. Speaking about the making of the Future…

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Dawn Landes confirms Dublin show in Whelan’s

American singer-songwriter Dawn Landes has announced a live date in Whelan’s this Autumn.  Returning to Dublin on Saturday, October 13th, Landes will play the upstairs venue in Whelan’s as she continues to tour her latest album Bluebird which features appearances from Norah Jones and Bon Iver. An artist whose back catalog has garnered her considerable acclaim for…

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The Mixed-Tape | Maria Kelly – Dark Places

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to ‘Dark Places’ by Maria Kelly. The flip side to ‘Small Talk’, Maria Kelly delivers a texture drenched sound via the howling backdrop of ‘Dark Places’. The music of ‘Dark Places’ is a deeply atmospheric one. Wrapped around soundscapes, persistent picked guitar…

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The Mixed-Tape | Maria Kelly – Small Talk

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to ‘Small Talk’ by Maria Kelly. Maria Kelly’s run of stand-out singles (see: ‘Hollow’, ‘Threads’ and ‘Things I Should’)  continues with ‘Small Talk’. An atmospheric new offering, ‘Small Talk’ rests on a backdrop of clam soundscapes. One of the most engaging…

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Review | “Triumph and tragedy” Paddy Hanna – Frankly, I Mutate

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Frankly, I Mutate, the long-awaited sophomore album from Paddy Hanna. Triumph and tragedy, these are the two warring themes that find themselves at the heart of Frankly, I Mutate. Constantly juxtaposing one another, either lyrically or musically, the contrast at play on Paddy Hanna’s comeback album paints the picture of a songwriter without…

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Listen | Maria Kelly and Ailbhe Reddy collaborate on the slow-burning ‘Threads’

Acclaimed Irish songwriters Maria Kelly and Ailbhe Reddy have collaborated on a brand new single entitled ‘Threads’.  A song that gives itself time and space to breathe, ‘Threads’ moves with a slow burn and finds Kelly and Reddy delivering a wholly immersive experience backed by emotive string and fronted by the pair’s interwoven vocal duet.…

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