The Mixed-Tape | Marlene Enright – Underbelly

In this week’s addition of TLMT’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Marlene Enright and her single ‘Underbelly’. Picking up where her debut single ‘When The Water Is Hot’ left off, Marlene Enright’s latest offering gives us a fuller picture of songwriter’s solo sound. Fusing R&B and alternative-pop, ‘Underbelly’ finds Marlene Enright weaving catchy…

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Premiere | Marlene Enright goes solo with ‘When The Water Is Hot’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere the debut solo single from songwriter Marlene Enright.  Known for her work with Cork-based alternative-folk act the Hard Ground, Marlene Enright is now moving into the solo realm with her brilliant new single ‘When The Water Is Hot’. A gentle track built simply out of Marlene Enright’s…

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Watch | The Hard Ground unveil video for ‘Spies’

The Hard Ground have returned with a new music video for their latest single, ‘Spies’.  One of the gentler moments in the Hard Ground’s ambitious sophomore outing Triptych, ‘Spies’ is a beautifully crafted repose that subdues the album’s sonic weight and turns it into something slight and shimmering. Set to silent, black and white newsreels and…

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Watch | The Hard Ground release surrealist video for ‘Two By Two’

Cork band the Hard Ground have released a suitably surreal music video for their brand new single ‘Two By Two’.  Directed by Pat Kiernan, the video for ‘Two By Two’ plays with the changing sounds and dynamics of the music. Using sudden edits and surrealist film techniques, Kiernan’s visuals convey the mystery and intrigue that permeates…

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Listen | TLMT Podcast Ep. 19 – If You Like Pina Coladas

This week Steve announces TLMT’s Top 10 songs of 2015 so far, contemplates getting a tattoo and jumps over the Berlin Wall. While Kate goes full Sting circa Quadrophenia, gets “pun of the week” and alludes to a secret hollandaise sauce. Kate & Steve celebrate 6 months of podcasting with a recap of TLMT’s Top 10…

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TLMT’s 10 stand-out albums of 2015, so far…

We’re almost halfway through the year and it’s time for the Last Mixed Tape’s mid-term report starting with the 10 stand-out albums of 2015 so far. This list is no particular order.  Soak – Before We Forgot How To Dream  Soak more than met the weighty expectations that came in the build up to her…

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The Hard Ground ‘Triptych’ album tour

With the release of their sophomore album Triptych this Friday (April 10th) the Hard Ground have also confirmed several tour date in support of the record. With the band set to unveil the end result of their ambitious three E.P spanning project which culminates in their second studio album Triptych, the Hard Ground will play several headline live…

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Listen | The Last Mixed Tape Podcast Episode Nine

Episode Nine of The Last Mixed Tape podcast is here featuring reviews of The Hard Ground, Fight Like Apes and Race the Flux. On this week’s show Kate and Stephen talk about Jay-Z’s new music streaming venture Tidal, countdown the Top 10 singles chart, announce TLMT’s Canalaponic line-up and pick this weekend’s must see gigs. Album reviews:  The Hard…

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The Hard Ground – Triptych

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Triptych the culmination of an ambitious three E.P. project from Cork band the Hard Ground. The final piece in the Triptych puzzle, the album itself (consisted of E.P’s 1,2 & 3 – reviewed here) finds the Hard Ground bringing together the tonal progression of parts 1 & 2 with the broader sound of the final,…

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The Hard Ground – Pucker

The Hard Ground return with their new music video for ‘Pucker’, taken from the group’s upcoming album Triptych.  Filmed by Davie Ryan, the video for ‘Pucker’ finds vocalist Marlene Enright tumbling and rolling inside a giant zorb ball resulting in a dizzy experience that matches the sound if the band’s new single. Taken from the third…

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