[Music Video] Alien Knife Fight – Flightplan

Kickback, strap in and get ready to lift off. “Flightplan” from Alien Knife Fight is here. The do it yourselfers Monique and Michael not only wrote and performed their jammy single, but they did a ton of work alongside a very select few others on the music video for the project.

Great rock has always been a raw, unfiltered experience and Alien Knife Fight are a pillar in that regard. As heard and seen with “Flightplan” they are doing things their own way and it really shows. With this single we get a tasteful, vibey tune that calls for lighters (not cell phones) in the air. It’s certainly doesn’t take a leap to imagine that in a live scenario. In mentioning a live show, if you’re in California, they’re playing a string of shows starting today in both the Northern and Southern parts of the great state. Check out their Facebook page for details after you follow through with “Flightplan.”

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2017 Round #1)

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The beauty of indie music is that it sprawls across all different genres. The beauty of the Indie Dojo is that it takes that sprawl and places it all into one pretty little playlist. Spend less time searching and more time enjoying. That’s what were here for.

’Kwaye – Cool Kids’
’NÄM – Face’
’Ider – Nevermind’
’Laina – FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE (The Cure Cover)’
’Angie Hudson – Breathe In’
’A Choir of Ghosts – Ester’
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[Music Video] Shiny Wet Machine – Euphoria

It’s always nice to deliver some good news. Today, we have great news for you coming from the Shiny Wet Machine camp. Not only do we have the release date for their Lights Out EP, but we have a music video for the “Euphoria” single. While you watch the raw video you can smile knowing the duo’s EP will be out on April 25th through their label Diet Punk.

“Euphoria” is an extremely fun record and the video to go along with it is equally so. Nothing about this single or the Shiny Wet Machine project at large is watered down or filtered in any way. Punk rock lives and breathes through this group and we can’t wait to see and hear what else is in store. Their sound, their attitude, their artwork and brand as a whole is as good as it gets and the rock world needs their edge. Enjoy “Euphoria” today and get ready for the full EP release coming in just a few short weeks.

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Jake Houlsby – Oklahoma [TMN PREMIERE]

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It’s the middle of the week, which means its time to stop, take a moment to reflect, and drink in everything that’s coming your way in the next few days. To begin the process, we highly recommend delving into this lovely tune from Newcastle-based Jake Houlsby. It’s the perfect blend of shoegaze, pysch-rock, and folk to get you in the right frame of mind for some self-reflection.

This is just the second track coming off his upcoming Vondelpark EP, due out May 5th via Tipping Point Records, and it should have you clamoring for a full experience with the entire collection. Pronounced percussion work definitely provides a hearty backbone, allowing glowing keys and guitars to settle in nicely behind. Each of these elements comes together beautifully, providing the perfect soundscape for Jake’s unique vocal tone and delivery.

You might be asking yourself how a young fellow from the UK landed on a song title for what most Yanks would consider a “fly-over” state. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“There’s something about the American South that has always enchanted me. I’d just read Woody Guthrie’s autobiography a few years ago when I remember seeing Oklahoma and getting this weird feeling of discount and nostalgia. I wrote this song shortly after.

We’ll go ahead and assume that you’re feeling this release, which means you’ll want to catch it live. You can do so by hitting up one of the following shows below.

Apr 29 – Live At Leeds

May 5 – The Mining Institute, Newcastle

May 6 – The Eagle Inn, Manchester (supporting Joan Shelley)

May 20 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2017 Round #5)

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Spring has this sort of “out with the old, in with the new” kinda vibe. So why not take it to the next level and let some new indie music into your life. And would you look at that, there just happens to be a brand new Indie Dojo down below. We couldn’t make this any easier if we tried.

’Daunt – Unbearable Light’
’Oh Malo – Miss You’
’Chinalane – Marco Polo’
’Joel Porter – St. Anthony’
’Marvin Powell – Salt’
’Adam Melchor – The Archer’
’Bradley Stone – On The Moon’
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Light Bodies – Gravity [TMN PREMIERE]

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You hear that? It’s the faintest of rumblings coming over the horizon. It brings with it unadulterated freedom and a worry-free vibe that will wash over you in just a few hours. By now you should have guessed it –it’s the weekend and its charge is being led by a phenomenal collection of tunes from the newly-founded Bribery Corporation. If you’re not familiar just yet, don’t worry. This record label/fashion house is set to make a huge splash, as today’s release will indicate.

Dropping as a free download in partnership with BitTorrent, “Gravity” is one of twelve tunes that highlight the tastes of this Miami-based project. Written, produced, and sung by Light Bodies, who has somehow flown under our radar, it was a personal favorite amongst the mix. If this track is any indicator of what’s to come, we can easily assume that it won’t be long before more people start to catch on.

“Gravity” is a sultry stunner, heavily driven by smooth a thumping, seductive bassline, minimalistic beeps, brooding piano chords, and some otherworldy vocals. It’s alluring, but not overwhelming or overdone–a perfect balance of soul-driven lyrics and gorgeous production sure to incite some goosebumps throughout the ride.

If you’re digging “Gravity,” make sure to grab the full bundle on BitTorrent.

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[It’s Almost Summer] NoMBe – Freak Like Me

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For this moment–this one right here–I’m going to pretend that global warming isn’t happening at an alarming pace, instead, choosing to soak in the sunny rays of Denver’s unprecedented 80 degree weather. My soundtrack for this near-summer day? NoMBe’s “Freak Like Me.”

I can see it all now: pool parties, BBQs, rowdy rides to festivals, and epic nights out on the city. Those warm-weather visions are currently being brought to life with this catchy-as-hell arrangement of playful, funky guitar work, emphatic kick drums and spiraling toms, and cooler-than-the-other-side-of-the-pillow vocals.

If you’re not hip to this Angelino just yet, now’s the time to get acquainted. He has a healthy stable of tunes ready for you to dive into, so get to it already!

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