Watch | Gemma Hayes – Palomino

Songwriter Gemma Hayes returns with a wonderfully projected music video, for her new single ‘Palomino’.  Directed by Babysweet, the flickering night-time cityscape setting and darkly toned visuals play well with the music’s stark jolting sound. Through deftly shot imagery and stunningly crafted projections the video is beautifully composed, resulting in several captivating visual passages. Bones…

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Soak – Before We Forgot How To Dream

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Before We Forgot How To Dream, the much-anticipated debut studio album from Soak.  Before We Forgot How To Dream is an album whose appeal derives from its stark honesty, reverberating with raw, bare-boned lyricism and sound. The record is artful in exactly how it draws you in. Moving in tonal peaks and troughs Before…

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Listen | Check out Lilla Vargen’s version of ‘Don’t Forget Me’

Singer-songwriter Lilla Vargen has released her second track, a cover of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s ‘Don’t Forget Me’. Following the release of her debut track ‘This Is Love‘ earlier this year, Lilla Vargen has returned with her own take on Red Hot Chili Pepper’s ‘Don’t Forget Me’ taken from the group’s By The Way. A more…

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Watch | Paddy Hanna – Camaraderie

Singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna delivers an emotionally striking music video for this current single’s b-side ‘Camaraderie’.  Directed by Luke Byrne, the video for ‘Camaraderie’ is a heart-wrenching insight into Paddy Hanna’s experience with depression. Speaking about the song’s lyrical meaning, Hanna recalls: ‘Last summer I was crippled with depression, to the point where I was physically…

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Soak interview – In Dreams

Derry based songwriter Soak is set to release her much-anticipated debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream next month (May 29th). The artist recently sat down to speak to TLMT about writing in the moment and the meaning behind the record’s evocative title. “The title of the album is Before We Forgot How To Dream, and it’s…

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Jem Mitchell – Sweet Amphetamine

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Sweet Amphetamine, the new five-track E.P. from singer-songwriter Jem Mitchell.  In Sweet Amphetamine Jem Mitchell takes the listener into a grizzled journey into his past. Although tracks such as ‘Fragile Heart’ and ‘Black Hair Blue Eyed Girl’ are emotionally raw, the song’s do keep the sweetness of the music in tact, helping the…

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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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Listen | Check out August Wells track ‘Here In The Wild’

Singer-songwriter August Wells has released his new single ‘Here In The Wild’.  A deep bodied song that fills a wide spectrum of sound, from sweeping strings, twinkling piano to Wells’ crooning vocal lilt ‘Here In The Wild’ is wonderfully crafted. Backed by a folk, jazz and alternative-pop inflected musicianship, August Wells swaying performance and lyrical…

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The Mixed-Tape | Paddy Hanna – Austria

In this edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Paddy Hanna’s brand new single ‘Austria’. Last year Paddy Hanna confidently stepped into the role of solo artist with his debut Leafy Stiletto, now Hanna has re-defined and perfected his sound with ‘Austria’. Feeling like the natural culmination of his previous…

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i am niamh – Wonderland

The Last Mixed Tape reviews alternative-pop artist i am niamh’s debut studio album Wonderland. The entirety of Wonderland is beautifully brought to life by i am niamh’s off-kilter take on songwriting. Weaving, dancing, twisting and turning its way from section to section the album simply wraps itself around the listener, completely casting you under its beguiling spell. This…

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