Review | “A true understated gem” Hostess – A Simple Life

The Last Mixed Tape reviews A Simple Life, the debut studio album from electronic artist Hostess.  A Simple Life is an album to give yourself over to. A hypnotic, unrelentingly atmosphere dripping record, Hostess’ debut is the type of album that goes on a journey with or without you. If you’re willing to take it, and you…

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The Mixed-Tape | Fears – Blood

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to ‘Blood’ by Fears. Bathed in an ominous dark wave sound, the music of ‘Blood’, the latest release from Fears, has an almost claustrophobic feel to it undercut by subtle vocals, scratching electronic backgrounds and upclose clipped beats. ‘Blood’ is a…

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Listen | Sleep Thieves return with the dreamlike ‘Aching Bones’

Synth-pop trio Sleep Thieves have returned with their brand new single ‘Aching Bones’.  The follow-up to last year’s ‘Is This Ready’, Sleep Thieves latest offering ‘Aching Bones’ is a dreamlike track set to an ominously brooding backdrop. An atmospheric insight to Sleep Thieves upcoming Fortress E.P, which is due out later this year, the interlocking electronic lines,…

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Interview | Little Dragon – “People want to hear organic electronic music”

Swedish electro-pop act Little Dragon will headline Vicar Street on Halloween night as part of the group’s current tour. Vocalist and songwriter Yukimi Nagano took the time to speak to the Last Mixed Tape ahead of this month’s show.  Sitting in a studio in Gothenburg Yukimi Nagano reflects on the Little Dragon’s latest album Season High.…

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The Mixed-Tape | Laoise – Rich

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to ‘Rich’, the brand new single from Laoise. The continuing evolution of Laoise from single to single is one of great prospect. With each new offering, the highly stylised sonic milieu has gotten broader and more ambitious. ‘Rich’ furthers this growth.…

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Listen | Lilac Glass release the icy ‘Late Nights’

Electronic act Lilac Glass have released their sophomore single, the ice tinged ‘Late Nights’.  Following the softer reflections of ‘Shallow Water’, the immediate isolation and regret of ‘Late Nights’ feels rawer and in the moment. The slow persistence of the music, coupled with the deep reaching echoing beats and reverb soaked vocals, contrast nicely. Playing…

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Future Islands set for the Iveagh Gardens this summer

Future Islands have been announced as one of the headline acts playing the Iveagh Gardens this summer. The synth-pop outfit will play the intimate outdoor Dublin City venue on Thursday, July 6th as part of the annual series of concerts in the Iveagh Gardens. With their break through album Singles very much putting Future Islands into the…

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Listen | The final MMOTHS track ‘0034’ has been unveiled

Electronic producer J Colleran has released ‘OO34’, the final track to be released from his MMOTHS project. Taking to Facebook earlier today, Colleran unveiled both the song itself and the new that ‘0034’ would be the last record released under the MMOTHS moniker, stating: “0034 will be the final MMOTHS track. Now feels like the…

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Review | Meltybrains? – Kiss Yourself

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Kiss Yourself, the brand extended play from electronic act Melytrains?.  Kiss Yourself is all about atmosphere and colour. Resting on a bedrock of harmonically washing texture, the flourishes of light and dark that Meltybrains?  imbue into their latest offering is what makes the music so immersive. The textural depth of songs like ‘Step’…

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Listen | Kobina releases ‘Untitled 360’ ahead of Another Love Story 2016

Electronic producer Kobina has released a brand new FREE to download single ‘Untitled 360’. Following on from his recent E.P. Sentinel Island (read TLMT’s full review – here), Kobina’s latest single ‘Untitled 360’ is a glistening ambient-electronic gem that works on a wide open canvas. Slowly evolving into one whole piece, the myriad of elements that make ‘Untitled…

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