Sleepers’ Reign – King Into Delight [TMN PREMIERE]

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Sleepers' Reign
King Into Delight

We were only a minute through “King Into Delight” when we realized we had something exceptional on our hands. The radiating glow of calculated layers are more than enough to rope any listener in, but what follows is what will keep you coming back again and again.

This wonderfully otherworldly listening experience is coming your way via the Belgian-based experimental-pop group known as Sleepers’ Reign, who are getting ready to release their debut album come September through Sialia Records.

While we haven’t been privy to the rest of the collection, “King Into Delight” should be more than enough to pique your interest with its gorgeous mixture of psychedelic atmospherics and catchy-as-hell pop sensibilities. At times, you’ll find they flirt with nuances of acts like Mew and Passion Pit, while still maintaining their own unique sound.

The album is about sincere, honest issues that everybody has to deal with on their road to maturity. A willingness to expose oneself poetically, without making it any bigger than it really is, that is what it is about. – Sleeper’s Reign

If you’re feeling this jam, which we’re sure you are, make sure to follow these cats on Facebook.

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Tom Speight – Falling [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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Tom Speight
Falling

Around the same time our wandering minds bring us to visions of roaring campfires on warm summer nights, witnessing a circle of friends passing cold beers and a bottle of bourbon, we start wondering when those heart-warming, picture-perfect folk songs will come along to provide the perfect soundtrack for those legendary experiences. Sometimes we find them before the sun peeks its head through the grey blanketed skies of winter. Sometimes they pop up right before fall, making us wish we could have had it that much earlier. Today, we’re experiencing one of those tracks, and it’s coming in at just the right time.

Releasing just a month ago, Tom Speight’s “Falling” is an endearing indie folk gem that leaves listeners wonderfully inspired, casually calculating their next adventure. Set to the backdrop of subtle finger-picking, larger-than-life strings, and rhythmic claps, it will carefully crawl under your skin, leaving you beaming, toothy grin spread across your face.

Beyond just the track, we also have an exclusive first look at the music video, which features April Pearson (Skins) and David Atkins (Hollyoaks). Take a gander below, then start making plans for one of those epic summer adventures.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2016 Round #4)

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Wait, is this month seriously almost over already? Time seems to float away with every new Indie Dojo we post, doesn’t it? And here we are again. Might as well ride the sound waves.

’Caleb Groh
Smoky Mountain Angel (Of Doom)’
’Old Sault – Ghost’
’Stevetyssen – I Don’t Know If We’ll Win The War’
’Two Year Vacation – Love Will Come Back To You’
’Tracy McNeil & TheGoodLife – Paradise’
’Ryan Beatty – DREAMS(FLEETWOOD MAC)’
’Faith Eliott – heartbreak’
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[Alternative Pop] Tigers Are Bad For Horses – Embers

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Tigers Are Bad For Horses [Blisspop Premiere]

First things first. Tigers Are Bad For Horses is a ridiculously awesome band name. Despite what you might be picturing music-wise with this sort of name, these two craft a soulful and electric sound that pulls together the strongest traits of Tom Misch and Oh Wonder into a satisfying union.

“Embers” glides along with lush synths, pining and harmonized vocals, and a matured sense of cool that grabs your attention before you really even begin to register it. Captivating hardly begins to describe it, and Tigers Are Bad For Horses may just have a defining tune on their hands here. “Embers” simply is three and a half minutes of pleasantries that you can appreciate anywhere and everywhere. Close your eyes and enjoy.

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Hidden Charms – Cannonball [VIDEO PREMIERE]

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Hidden Charms
Cannonball

It only took one trip through “Cannonball” before we caught ourselves in a daydream, imagining ourselves adorned with half-cocked sunglasses across the brim of our nose, slowly marching to the swagger of the emphatic bass line. Once we stepped back into reality, we, of course, realized we’re nowhere close to being as cool as Hidden Charms made us feel for those three minutes. But, it was a blast while it lasted.

If this is the first time you’re hearing the growing rumblings of London-based Hidden Charms, you’re in for one hell of a treat. With delightfully strained vocals treated with a proper amount of distortion, calculated percussion work, and screeching guitars worthy of the finest horror films, this garage rock four-piece has a sound that is quickly catching fire with rock lovers around the globe, including the likes of Zane Lowe (Beats 1), Annie Mac (Radio 1) and Huw Stephens (Radio 1).

Today, we’re offering up a first look at the official music video, which is as wonderfully dark as the vibe of the tune itself. Take a gander below, then pick out a show from their tour dates and head out to catch them live. We can pretty much guarantee you’ll have a top-notch evening.


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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2016 Round #3)

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Summer is officially here. Let the Indie Dojo serenades begin.

’Stevie Appleton – This Is America’
’The Ninjas – Last Shot’
’Miles De Carteret – Honey’
’Nightlights – Gimme’
’Jackson Dyer – The Absolute’
’Sam Evian – Sleep Easy’
’Lion Sphere – Rest of Me (Acoustic Live Session in Spain)’
’Alexandra Savior – Shades’
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[Alternative/Rock] Agelast – A Different Time

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A Different Time

On April 26th, we wrote about the debut single from a brand new band called Agelast. Today, we are happy to present to you their follow up single entitled “A Different Time.”

With “Fever” we were met with a blend of rock and indie, but with “A Different Time” the boys bring pop rock to the next level. With riveting guitar riffs and memorable lyrics, Agelast show give us the second piece of evidence as to why they are nothing but legit. Devin and Jonathan are extremely talented creators who got to collaborate with some other talented songwriters to make this single what it is. And what it is, is magnificent. As if things couldn’t get any better, Agelast is giving this single away for free through their website. We can’t wait to hear what else is in store for the band, especially when it comes to live shows, because we’re already interested in tickets. Chances are, you will be too after giving this single a listen.

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