Skepta announces Dublin show at Jam Park

Following his headline slot at Forbidden Fruit 2019, Skepta will return to Dublin with a show at Jam Park. Taking place at the newly established Dublin venue in Swords on Wednesday, November 27th, the forthcoming event will be Skepta’s first indoor Irish show since 2011 as he continues to tour his fifth studio album Ignorance Is…

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Review | Swords – Tidal Waves

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Tidal Waves, the sophomore studio album from alternative-pop outfit Swords. There’s a haze that lies upon the music of Tidal Waves. An album glistening with icy atmosphere, Swords second full-length record is one of deep electronic atmospherics wrapped in real emotion. As a piece Tidal Waves centres itself around the past, regret, and dark…

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Premiere | Swords reveal brand new single ‘Sixty Thousand Years’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere Swords brand new single ‘Sixty Thousand Years’. The slow-motion atmosphere and sparse alternative-pop production of ‘Sixty Thousand Years’ introduces us to the fully widened scope of Swords upcoming album Tidal Waves (due for release on October 28th). A bittersweet ballad drowned in texture and melancholia Swords latest single finds the…

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Playlist | TLMT’s September 2016 Mixed-Tape

The Last Mixed Tape looks back on the last four weeks with some of the stand-out tracks from September 2016.  The last four weeks have seen a plethora of new releases and records, TLMT has delved into September 2016’s offerings to come up with a mixed-tape that includes tracks from Sorcha Richardson, Orchid Collective, Laura Ann…

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Photos | TLMT’s Canalaphonic 2016 Takeover

The Last Mixed Tape was proud to curate a stage at Canalaphonic 2016 last night at the Harbour Playhouse in Portobello, providing a line-up that included Cut Once, Bad Bones and Swords. Click and scroll to see the full gallery below. All photos by Stephen White. For more information on Canalaphonic 2016 visit canalaphonic.com.

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This Weekend | September 23rd – 25th Gig Guide

The Last Mixed Tape’s weekly Dublin gig guide, ‘This Weekend’ features shows from Canalaphonic 2016, Farrah Elle, Shit Robot, Lumo Club and more.  Friday – September 23rd Canalaphonic 2016 Line-up: See TLMT’s guide to Canalaphonic 2016 – here Tickets: FREE Stage Times: Timetable – here Dublin Fringe Festival: Shit Robot & Forrests – Spiegletent Tickets: €18 Doors: 9.15pm UMACK presents: Acid Mothers…

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Gig News | Swords, Engine Alley, Rodrigo Y Gabriela & more announce Dublin shows

Several new gigs have been announced today including Swords, Engine Alley, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and more. Swords – The Workman’s Club: November 11th Swords will celebrate the release of their much anticipated sophomore album Tidal Waves with a launch show at the Workman’s Club this November. Tickets: €12.50 Engine Alley – The Grand Social: September 30th Engine Alley play…

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Listen | Swords release the gentle chiming of ‘The Letter’

Swords return with ‘The Letter’, and yet another insight into their forthcoming second studio album Tidal Waves. Working as a stark contrast to the electro-punk of ‘Betty Machete’, Swords latest glimpse into their forthcoming sophomore album is a deftly produced slice of alternative-pop with large flourishes of the trio’s trademark sound. Entitled ‘The Letter’, the song…

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The Mixed-Tape | Swords – Betty Machete

In this week’s edition of TLMT’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Swords and their brand new track ‘Betty Machete’. Swords return with the striped-down bone-rattling punk sound of ‘Betty Machete’ (taken from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album Tidal Waves), a song whose evolution I have seen over the course of several live renditions…

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Photos | The Last Mixed Tape’s 2015 in pictures

2015 was a busy year for the Last Mixed Tape, with the blog being involved with a myriad of event’s and festivals. Here we look back at TLMT’s year in photos. The Last Mixed Tape’s First Birthday Party – February, Odessa Club (photos by Abigail Denniston) Blog Party – February, Sugar Club (photos by Irish Gig Images) TLMT’s…

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