Review | “intimacy within the grandeur” Dermot Kennedy – Without Fear

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Without Fear, the debut studio album from Dermot Kennedy.

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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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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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Julien Baker set for Vicar Street show

American songwriter Julien Baker has announced a headline show in Vicar Street, Dublin this autumn.  Taking place in the Dublin venue on September 27th, the critically acclaimed artist will return to Ireland, Baker will support Bell & Sebastian in Vicar Street on Tuesday March 27th, as she tours in her second studio album Turn Out The…

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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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Listen | Lilla Vargen returns with the deeply atmospheric ‘Believe Me’

Alternative-pop artist Lilla Vargen has returned with her brand new single ‘Believe Me’. A slow burning track, steeped in texture and slight electronic flourishes, ‘Believe Me’ is yet another promising step in the evolution of Lilla Vargen. A deeply atmospheric production built around Vargen’s captivating soft-spoken vocals, ‘Believe Me’ highlights the songwriter’s ability to weave…

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Watch | Laura Ann Brady reveals new video for ‘Lies’

Folk singer-songwriter Laura Ann Brady has released her brand new music video for the single ‘Lies’. A surrealist new video for ‘Lies’, the visuals that accompanying Laura Ann Brady’s latest offering have an almost Alice In Wonderland-esque vibe from them. Expanding on the themes of identity, the video captures both the lyrical feel and darkly…

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Listen | Paddy Hanna returns with the big jangle-pop sound of ‘Mario Lanza’

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna has just unveiled his brand new single ‘Mario Lanza’. The follow-up to ‘Bad Boys’, ‘Mario Lanza’ is a wonderfully lush new track that highlights the giant leap in production and songwriting Paddy Hanna has taken since the release of his debut LP Leafy Stiletto. Filled with sweet weaving strings, interplaying guitar melodies…

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Review | “A Soft-Spoken Album” Emma Langford – Quiet Giant

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Quiet Giant, the debut studio album from songwriter Emma Langford.  Much like its title would suggest Quiet Giant is a rustic, soft-spoken album with a hint of size and weight to it. A debut offering from Emma Langford, the album twinkles with just enough style and sense of self to separate it from the…

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