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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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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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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The Hard Ground – Triptych: Two

The second instalment in the Hard Ground’s Triptych series is a harmonious progression from the previous release that defines itself with abrupt flourishes of musicianship while also remaining cohesive.  From the first persistent pounding of piano on ‘Capon’ it becomes clear that the Hard Ground have lost none of their mood or grandeur. Then, with the sudden introduction…

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The Hard Ground announce Irish tour dates

Cork based alternative-folk outfit the Hard Ground have announced details of their upcoming Triptych: 2 Irish tour. Following on from this week’s UK tour announcement (click here for more details), the Hard Ground have now confirmed dates across the country including shows in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Wexford. For the full list of Irish tour dates see…

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The Hard Ground to embark on a UK tour

The Hard Ground are set to tour the UK this November in support of their upcoming E.P. Triptych: 2. The Cork based five-piece are currently preparing to release the second instalment in their E.P. series which will eventually culminate in a full album entitled Triptych. Due for release on September 12th, Triptych: 2 follows closely on the heels of the…

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The Hard Ground – Belles and Beaux

The Hard Ground have unveiled a new music video for ‘Belles and Beaux’, the first single taken from their upcoming E.P Triptych: One. A joyously surreal visual accompaniment to the Hard Ground’s new single, the video for ‘Belles and Beaux’ sways with an uneasy aesthetic that adds to the hypnotic mood of the music. Filmed by…

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