Leon Bridges adds second Dublin show at the Olympia Theatre

R&B artist Leon Bridges has announced an extra date at the Olympia theatre in Dublin later this year.  With huge demand on Leon Bridges first show on Wednesday, November 7th, the Texan songwriter will now play the following night, Thursday, November 8th. The pair of Irish dates will come as Bridges tours both Europe in support…

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Premiere | Saoirse debuts with the heartfelt ‘Strong’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere ‘Strong’, the debut single from Irish R&B artist Saoirse. A lush blend of R&B, soul and pop, the pristine production and songwriting found on ‘Strong’ introduces Saoirse as an artist with an already highly-stylised take on her music. Softly held beats, warm keys and Saoirse own soulful…

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Watch | Akora unveil their widescreen electro-soul sound on ‘Blakey’ live performance

Electro-soul outfit Akora have unveiled a special live performance of their track ‘Blakey’. Filmed and recorded live at the Meadow Studios, the one-shot take of Akora performing ‘Blakey’ is a powerful taster of group’s weighty live sound, most recently seen at their sold-out headliner in the Workman’s Club last Thursday night. Melding neo-soul, electro-pop, jazz…

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Shelley Bukspan & band play the Underground tonight

Funk and soul artist Shelley Bukspan and her band will play a headline show at the Underground tonight. Playing the newly opened Dublin venue this evening, Bukspan, who is known for her work with Bronagh Gallagher, the Supertonic Sound Club, Horslips & more, will be performing tracks from her upcoming solo studio album. She will…

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Listen | BARQ further twist their agro-soul sound on ‘Bear’

Agro-soul outfit BARQ have returned with the genre melding sound of their latest single ‘Bear’. Following on from their previous single ‘That Thing You Love’ an furthering the twisted R&B/Soul sound that has identified BARQ as one of Ireland’s most interesting musical prospects, ‘Bear’ is a relentlessly propellant new track from the group. Building aggressively…

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Review | Rocstrong – SOWYG

The Last Mixed Tape reviews SOWYG, the much-anticipated extended play from Rocstrong.  Rocstrong brings the spirit of street-soul to his music. SOWYG is a celebration, a statement, the great-unveiling of a young artist who is so confident with his sound that it explodes out of the speakers from the very beginning. And does Rocstrong have a right to…

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Listen | Claire Mulholland releases ‘Self-Loathing Eyes’

R&B influenced singer-songwriter Claire Mulholland has released a brand new track entitled ‘Self-Loathing Eyes’.  A soft-shuffling harmonious slice of soul music, Claire Mulholland’s latest ballad ‘Self-Loathing Eyes’ is a song that lives and dies by its central vocal performance. It is then all the more effecting that Mulholland’s own raspy voice take’s centre stage so…

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Premiere | TADGH unveils new single ‘Bad Move’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere ‘Bad Move’, the brand new single from vivid-pop act TADGH. A bubbling melting pot of R&B, funk and soul music, ‘Bad Move’ is a vibrant slice of Irish pop music from TADGH. Moving from big bursts of groove filled musical bombast to smoother hook laden verses the…

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Listen | BARQ release second single ‘That Thing You Love’

Alternative R&B outfit BARQ have unveiled their sophomore single ‘That Thing You Love’.  There’s something joyfully off-kilter about BARQ’s latest offering ‘That Thing You Love’. The song is unapologetically or self-consciously different. Starting with a frantic trudging rhythm that jolts and grinds its way out of the speakers, BARQ’s music takes R&B’s genre conventions and…

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Watch | Emma Lou & The Agenda debuts new video for ‘One Good Reason’

Soul outfit Emma Lou & the Agenda have released their new music video for the single ‘One Good Reason’. A striking debut from songwriter Emma Lou, ‘One Good Reason’ is a compelling piece of gritty old-school soul music. Filled with slow steady beats, rasping brass and a emotive central vocal. Shot in slow motion in…

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