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Competition | Win two tickets to Monster Monster at MART

The Last Mixed Tape

Monster Monster

The Last Mixed Tape is giving readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to Monster Monster’s upcoming gig at MART on August 23rd. 

Alternative-pop act  Monster Monster will play the Rathmines venue this summer as part of Skyrockit & MART’s new monthly live music series An Evening With, which will also see Fiach Moriarty play the event this September.  

Monster Monster first came to the attention of many in the Irish music scene with the debut single ‘Assassin’, which was released last year.

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to Skyrockit Music & MART present: An Evening with Monster Monster on Sunday, August 23rd simply answer the following question in the comment section at the bottom of the page.

Q. Finish the title of this Monster Monster single, ‘Christmas in…”

Tickets to ‘An Evening With Monster Monster’ at MART are priced at €10.00…

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Spotlight – MINDRIOT, Low

I was 11 when I first set ears upon the Seattle sound I was about to fall in love with. My introduction was, and still is, one of my favourite albums to date – Pearl Jam, Ten. It has been a whirlwind romance with Pearl Jam for me throughout their album releases, but invariably, I always end up listening to ‘Ten’ as the fond memories of childhood flood back. Everyone has that kind of album I’m sure.

Imagine my amazement when I discovered an Irish band was able to evoke the same reaction in my sub-consciousness. Enter MINDRIOT and their recently released ‘Low’.

These guys have been around for a significant amount of time – two decades, this is enough time for any well-oiled machine to break down and stop working. Truth be told, these guys have been through their share of breakups and varying career breaks, anybody would after two decades, but their music has prevailed, just like many of their Seattle influenced bands still rocking our stages and arenas today.

The above mentioned influences are evident the moment you press play on any of their songs – Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Metallica, Alice in Chains and Mother Love Bone, to name but a few. It’s very easy to see why these bands are influential from great lyrics to melodies to soulful guitar solos, and MINDRIOT really have played homage to their forefathers here – Raw gritty vocals, a very catchy and radio friendly chorus, and well positioned guitar solos you can hum along to.

Perhaps we are seeing our very own Seattle bubble of rock in Ireland – I’d certainly like to think so. And if we are, MINDRIOT has not just kicked it off, but also set the standard.


Rocking Whelans on the 9th April, MINDRIOT will definitely put on a show worthy of you hard-earned cash. Tickets available here.

Sounds like: Seattle infused awesome rock

Find them: Reverbnation, Twitter, Facebook

We’re putting the band back together!

It’s been a while. We have been busy on other projects, being parents, promotions, health scares etc. Now it’s time to get the ball rolling again. We going proper podcast style this time. No video, unless someone is willing to do it for us?

We’re excited! We hope you are too!, so if you want to climb onboard and get your ass podcasted, either in person, web link,or at a gig, drop us a line.

If you have a new album, ep, gig, festival,wanna get noticed or even a new haircut, we’d love to hear about it – we’ll spread the word.

Email directly to, through the form on the website, facebook, twitter, whatever.