TLMT’s The Week featuring Talos, Silverbacks, Cry Monster Cry, Delorentos and Variant Sea

TLMT counts down the latest additions to its Monthly Irish Mixed-Tape on Spotify with new music from Talos, Silverbacks, Cry Monster Cry, Delorentos and Variant Sea. Talos – See Me The Mixed-Tape: “A beautifully set widescreen soundscape with an awe-inspiring depth of field, the music of ‘See Me’ is a captivating return from Talos that…

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Listen | Variant Sea return with the dreamlike ‘Winter Dance’

Irish alternative duo Variant Sea have made their return with the brand new single, ‘Winter Dance’. A dreamlike journey into the emotively charged sound of Variant Sea, ‘Winter Dance’ is filled with leading piano lines that draw the listener further and further into the deeply textured wash of guitar sounds. A duo known for their near…

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Listen | Dublin/Reykjavik duo Variant Sea return with the cinematic ‘Hiraeth’

Dublin/Reykjavik instrumental duo Variant Sea have made their return with the brand new single, ‘Hiraeth’. Spanning over an epic seven minutes, ‘Hiraeth’ finds Variant Sea moving into more expansive territory with their mix of ambient, post-rock and classical music. Experienced through movements rather than verses or motifs, the sound of ‘Hiraeth’ is that of far-off…

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Playlist | The Last Mixed Tape’s June 2016

The Last Mixed Tape looks back on the last four weeks with some of the stand-out tracks from June 2016.  A month which consisted of some stand-out new albums, singles and E.P’s TLMT’s June playlist includes some stellar tracks from a wide range of genres and artists including: Gemma Dunleavy, Variant Sea, Brigid Mae Power, Shrug Life,…

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Review | Variant Sea – Fable

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Fable, the sophomore extended play from ambient post-rock duo Variant Sea. If Variant Sea’s debut Season of Mists was a journey through new unexplored soundscapes, then Fable is the destination. Arriving in a place that is cloaked in a darker atmosphere than its predecessor, the sound of Fable is that of deep lingering nightfall. With Variant Sea…

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Premiere | Variant Sea return with the foreboding ‘Wildwoods’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere ‘Wildwoods’, the brand new track from ambient post-rock duo Variant Sea. Variant Sea (Shell Dooley & Luke Duffy) made quite the impression with their ambitious debut E.P. Season of Mists last year. Now, the duo delve into deeper darker sonic territory with their latest offering ‘Wildwoods’. Held on a…

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Another Love Story 2016 | First acts added to line-up

Another Love Story returns to Killyon Manor this summer and the festival’s initial 2016 line-up has been announced today. Hosted by Happenings & Homebeat, the first batch of acts to play Another Love Story 2016 this August are: Meltybrains | Saint Sister | Talos | Stomptown Brass | Slow Place Like Home | Carriages |…

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Listen | The Last Mixed Tape’s October 2015 playlist

A monthly feature on the Last Mixed Tape, here we look back at some of the stand-out tracks released or reviewed on T.L.M.T this October. As 2015 comes racing towards its closing months October served a packed four weeks of new releases and debut tracks from some of Ireland’s most exciting artists, including new music…

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Listen | TLMT Podcast Ep. 35 – The Bedroom Sessions

Live from a bedroom! this week Steve reviews albums from Chvrches, Girl Band, Variant Sea & more, whilst trying to ‘get rhythm’. Elsewhere, Kate recalls a rainy night in Soho.  The Last Mixed Tape Podcast Episode 35: In this show Steve and Kate discuss Hard Working Class Heroes 2015, the upcoming Interlude and Metropolis winter…

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Variant Sea – Season of Mists

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Season of Mists, the debut extended play from ambient post-rock two-piece Variant Sea. Season of Mists is a record touched by great beauty. Through Variant Sea’s instrumentalism we are taken beyond words and into the language of music, were sound colours the memories it evokes and patiently awaits our own interpretations.…

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