Slow Skies - Keepsake

EP REVIEW: We look at @slowskies’ new EP ‘Keepsake’

Keepsake EP

Slow Skies

Slow Skies deliver an alternative-pop gem with their gorgeous new E.P. Keepsake.

‘Icefield’ sets the glistening ethereal tone of Keepsake from the outset. Crashing percussive hits rattle and recede into the recordings open backdrop, establishing the vast production aesthetic of the E.P. and the hushed up-close nature of the vocal.

Using these two elements to create a foreground and a background…

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Voids - Begin

EP REVIEW: We review .@VOIDSmusic’s ‘Begin EP’

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Voids

Galway electronic duo Voids provide a debut record populated by remote soundscapes and incandescent mood with their E.P. Begin.

From the opening swirling harmonics of the title-track the sparse, minimalist production of Begin takes hold. Drawing the listener into a world of fluorescent sound and pulsing beats, Voids then introduce the hard-edged elements that gives the E.P. a sense of textural…

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Ultan Conlon - The Golden Sands

WATCH: .@UltanConlon new video for ‘The Golden Sands’ dir by: @oisinmaccoille

Ultan Conlon music video

Singer-songwriter Ultan Conlon has released his new music video for ‘The Golden Sands’, taken from the album Songs Of Love So Cruel.

Directed by Oisin MacCoille and starring Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall) the video for ‘The Golden Sands’ moves from monotonous daily routine to sudden joyous abandon and release.

Using colour and tone to…

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Chequerboard, Bantum & Carriages set for Fading Light 2014

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Details for this year’s Fading Light festival have been unveiled.

Taking place this October 24th to 27th at Catherdaniel, County Kerry the Fading Light festival will be a unique and vibrant event with an Autumnal touch.

Confirmed to perform as part of the Fading Light’s FL By Night concerts at the Blind Piper are: Chequerboard, Bantum, Carriages, Lyttet, SignA, Martha Rose and special guests.…

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Hard Working Class Heroes 2014 will descend upon Dublin City this weekend (Thursday, October 2nd to Saturday, October 4th), in the build-up to the festival taking place here’s the Last Mixed Tape’s HWCH playlist.

With such a wide array of acts to choose from artists featuring on the playlist includes Carriages, Liza Flume, Little Xs For Eyes, Spies, Dott, Soak, Fight Like Apes and more.

You can also read T.L.M.T’s 20 must see acts (in order of appearance) by clicking here. Check out the full play list below.

HWCH 2014 will take place from Thursday, October 2nd to Saturday, October 4th in several venues across Dublin city including The Button Factory, The Workman’s Club, The Mercantile, The Twisted Pepper, Bad Bobs, The Grand Social and Meeting House Square.

The full timetable and venue schedule for Hard Working Class Heroes 2014 is now up on their official website here.

Tickets are available at entertainment.ie and are priced at (Weekend Tickets) €45.00 + fees,(Nightly Tickets) €20 + fees. For more information on the festival visit hwch.net.

Listen | The Last Mixed Tape’s #HWCH14 playlist w/ .@Carriagesband @FALLENRULE @TheVincents1 @thehardground @spiesboys @dottmusic

Hard Working Class Heroes 2014 will descend upon Dublin City this weekend (Thursday, October 2nd to Saturday, October 4th), in the build-up to the festival taking place here’s the Last Mixed Tape’s HWCH playlist.

Listen | The Last Mixed Tape’s #HWCH14 playlist w/ .@Carriagesband @FALLENRULE @TheVincents1 @thehardground @spiesboys @dottmusic Hard Working Class Heroes 2014 will descend upon Dublin City this weekend (Thursday, October 2nd to Saturday, October 4th), in the build-up to the festival taking place here’s the Last Mixed Tape’s HWCH playlist.

Hilary Woods - Night

EP REVIEW: We take a look at .@_Hilary_Woods new record ‘Night’

Night EP

Hilary Woods

A slow-burning record that flickers with brilliance, Hilary Woods’ new E.P. Night marks a continued and promising evolution in sound from the artist.   

Opening strongly with the percussively captivating sound of ‘Flames’, the song establishes the heavy atmosphere and shuddering motion of Night while also showcasing the record’s deep-seated production.

Further highlighting this sound, the sharp…

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Voids - Knowing

WATCH: .@VOIDSmusic release new video for ‘Knowing’

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Galway electronic duo Voids have unveiled their new music for ‘Knowing’, taken from the group’s new E.P. Begin.

Created by Ferg Brennan, the suitably haunting visuals mirror the slow-burning, brooding tone of ‘Knowing’. Minimalist in its scope Brennan’s video glitches and clicks with sudden brief augmentations.

Subtle in it’s…

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The Mixed-Tape | Jennifer Evans - Colours of Bruises

The Mixed-Tape | this week’s addition comes from .@Jenevansmusic with ‘Colours of Bruises’

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In this edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Jennifer Evans and her brand new single ‘Colours of Bruises’.

Taken from the artist’s forthcoming debut album Works From the Dip and Foul, ‘Colours of Bruises’ is a rhythmically rich track that jolts with percussion and sways with melody.

A piece centred around frantic and abrupt changes in structure…

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Cfit - Dust Silhouettes

WATCH: New music video from .@cfit_music for ‘Dust Silhouettes’

Cfit

Dublin alternative-rock act Cfit have revealed their new music video for the single ‘Dust Silhouettes’, taken from the group’s upcoming sophomore album Throwaway Survival Machine.

Shot from a cyclist’s viewpoint, the video meanders through the Dublin city streets at a pace using the changing rhythms and dynamic builds of the music…

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A weekly feature to the Last Mixed Tape, This Weekend looks at the must see live music events happening from Friday, September 26th to Sunday, September 28th.

Friday, September 26th:

Night Howl w/ Tell No Foxx & Little Xs For Eyes in Whelan’s
Pickled Onion record’s monthly late night music show Night Howl returns to Whelan’s upstairs venue with performances from Tell No Foxx and Little Xs For Eyes.
Doors: 11.30pm Tickets: Free before 10.30pm

Morrissey & Marshall at the Workman’s Club
Indie-rock duo Morrissey & Marshall will play the Workman’s Club this Friday as the pair continue to tour their debut album And So It Began.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12.50 via ticketmaster.ie

The North Sea single launch at the Bello Bar
Dublin based alternative-rock the North Sea celebrate the release of their new single ‘In Love’ at the Bello Bar this weekend.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10 plus free limited edition 7″ vinyl

Saturday, September 27th:

Gangs E.P. launch at the Academy 2
Gangs celebrate the launch of their brilliant debut E.P. Back to School with a pair of shows in the Academy 2, one for over 14’s the second for over 18’s.
Doors: 2pm (over 14’s)/7pm (over 18’s) Tickets: €5 (over 14’s)/€8 (over 18’s) via ticketmaster.ie

Girl Band w/ Cian Nugent & Cosmos at the Button Factory
Noise-rock act Girl Band will play the Button Factory this Saturday night with support from Cian Nugent & the Cosmos.
Doors: 7.30pm Tickets: €13 via ticketmaster.ie

FEATURE: Must see gigs ‘This Weekend’ w/ @TELLNOFOXXMusic @Thenorthsea @GirlBandDublin @gangsofficial @MorrandMarsh

A weekly feature to the Last Mixed Tape, This Weekend looks at the must see live music events happening from Friday, September 26th to Sunday, September 28th.

FEATURE: Must see gigs ‘This Weekend’ w/ @TELLNOFOXXMusic @Thenorthsea @GirlBandDublin @gangsofficial @MorrandMarsh A weekly feature to the Last Mixed Tape, This Weekend looks at the must see live music events happening from Friday, September 26th to Sunday, September 28th.