[Alternative] The Erised – Liar

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The Erised
Liar

Emerging electronic group The Erised have released their enormous new track ‘Liar’. Consisting of grunge guitar chords, and heavy drum beats, they’ve compiled every component available to create this innovative style. This track follows their impressive debut EP release ‘Desire’, and the band are now set to offload their colossal debut album ‘Room 414′.

An ambiguous drone of light synths set the initial tone, as lead singer Sonya Sukhorukova’s vocals delicately meet the music, setting a pace to the electronic track; leaving a vast amount of space and laying the foundations for explosive electronic synths driving the chorus. The Erised are a Ukrainian 5 piece band, consisting of an eclectic mix of musicians, from drum and bass producers to singer/ songwriter Sonya. They explore genres such as jazz, rock and pop to diversify their sound, and enrich their unique style as a group.
Elements of grunge rock are powerfully incorporated throughout ‘Liar’, and especially within the bridge; counteracting the pure vocals and capturing a fine balance between tragic and euphoric. The verses offer a fluid and calmer aspect to the piece, which, along with these emotion stricken vocals carry the song to each chorus.
Keep your ears to the ground for up and coming tour dates; in the mean time listen to ‘Liar’ above.

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Ninja Wednesday Workout Playlist [Vol. 1]

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Happy Hump Day, ninjas! With so much awesome new music coming out on the reg, we needed to find a way to provide you guys with ALL of it. Of course, it didn’t take us long to figure out how we could do this, especially with summer just around the corner. So, what better way to accomplish some massive music exposure than to provide you with a bit of musical motivation to help you guys achieve that summer bod? Beginning today, we will be providing you with our weekly Wednesday Workout playlist, jam-packed with music that will certainly get your adrenaline rushing and your body moving.

’Autolaser & PLS&TY – Used To This feat. MOONZz (Jupe & One Minute Remix)’
’Closer (ft. ASTR) (MYRNE Remix)’
’BRAZZABELLE & BARE – Addicted feat. She’s Ryan’
’Fhin – But Now A Warm Feel Is Running (Crvvcks Remix)’
’3LAU – Is It Love (Justin Caruso Remix)’
’Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank – Shades Of Grey (Steve Void Remix)’
’Young Lungs ft. Alyssa Suede’
’Kaskade ft. Ilsey – Disarm You (WOLFE Remix)’
’The Chainsmokers – Inside Out Ft. Charlee (Not Your Dope x Spirix Remix)’
’Mako – Way Back Home (Two Friends Remix)’
’Alone (Original Mix)’
’Fransis Derelle – Cashmere (Crystalize Remix)’
’Vicetone ft. Cosmos & Creature – Bright Side (Two Friends Remix)’
’PatrickReza – WHO R U? (Feat. Notelle)’
’THE BOX’
’Steve James – Renaissance Ft. Clairity (Gill Chang Remix)’
’TWINNS – Fairy Tale (Original Mix)
’Callie Reiff x Dapp – Wobble’
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[Event Review] Big Black Delta bring the noise at Great American Music Hall – 5/26

DNP_3959For this Ninja’s first time inside the Great American Music Hall, I can’t imagine a better first impression that what was left by Big Black Delta. The stage name of frequent M83 collaborator and Mellowdrone frontman Jonathan Bates, BBD impressed right from the jump. With stylistic and sonic similarities to some of the more recent Neon Indian works, Bates weaved together a dynamic setlist in his headlining slot.

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Touring in promotion of his just released album – the first new album in three years – Bates gave attendees plenty of reason to continue supporting and following along his artistic journey. Trágame Tierra builds on his explosive electronic sound, pitting icy Scandinavian beats against acoustic instrumentation. Further, the influence of new wave and synth pop were dotted throughout Bates’ performance. Opening with the crowd pleasing “It’s Ok”, Bates kicked a lively performance into high gear. A steady use of vocal modifier throughout the night added a dynamic aspect to the lyricism, one that is unfortunately not present on the recorded version of Trágame Tierra. A lively rendition of “Kid Icarus” midway through was a personal highlight, containing the loud, catchy chorus that attracted me to BBD in the first place.

’Kid Icarus’

 

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With another release and another tour under his belt, we can only expect BBD to rise to greater prominence; his work with the likes of Kimbra, Debbie Gibson and Brandon Flowers will only prove to help refine his nostalgia-inducing sound. Listeners who missed one of the 26 Big Black Delta stops this spring can cure their fomo by getting a copy of Trágame Tierra here and by following along with Bates’ journey and latest developments on his website.

’It’s Ok’

 

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um.. Discuss Icon Collective, Dogs, and Their New EP [TMN RESIDENCY INTERVIEW]

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TMN:Thanks for taking some time to sit down with us and for coming on board as our resident artist for this month. We’re stoked to feature you guys. Let’s talk about your latest EP, which is your second to date. Can fans expect what they’ve come to know and love, or are you guys switching things up at all?

Ben: I feel like it’s sort of both. I feel like we’ve never really stayed the same, as an artist. So, I feel like they’re expecting something different.

Dylan: It definitely sounds like us, but no song really sounds the same. So, it will be a good variety of new, better sounding stuff.

TMN: You’re also doing a tour in support of the EP, hitting up a few east coast and a few west coast spots. In three words, tell fans what’s in store.

Ben: Only three words?

Dylan (higher): For the Kids.

TMN: You guys have a beautiful balance with your music. It’s chaotic, experimental, but all comes together in a highly addicting experience. How did you initially start out with this sound?
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (May 2016 Round #4)

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The first day coming off a 3 day weekend is never easy. It sucks actually. But, let’s focus on the positive. It’s a short week and it’s Tuesday. And what’s good about Tuesdays? Well, a brand new Indie Dojo of course. Hopefully, it will help ease in to the week a little easier.

’Foreign/National – Tristesse’
’Coin – Talk Too Much’
’Girl Friend – Tragic On The Dancefloor’
’Love In October – Time Shifter’
’Valley – Swim’
’Wolfies Just Fine – It’s A Job’
’Young Mister – “Pasadena”‘
’Gabrielle Shonk – Habit’
’Former Belle – I Woke Up In Chicago’
’km – More Me Than You’
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PLAZA – Blood Orange [TMN PREMIERE]

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Blood Orange

As someone who regularly switches back and forth between dreamy indie rock and surging, progressive post-metal, PLAZA instantly found a place in my heart with only one trip through their latest offering. Without knowing much about these four, young lads, my first impression was that I was happily enjoying another group offering up 80s Dream Wave-influenced indie rock. However, “Blood Orange” offers up so much more than that.

If you haven’t heard of PLAZA just yet, don’t worry. You’re still coming on board pretty early, considering that they only have one release prior to today’s premiere. That one release did turn some heads, though, catching nods from BBC Radio 1, Radio X and Amazing Radio. So, it’s safe to say that you, and the rest of the music-loving world, will be hearing much more.

As mentioned above, “Blood Orange” goes beyond those swoon-inducing vocals and sonic, calculated guitar work. Intertwined with those hip-swaying, head-nodding verses you’ll find absolutely brilliant, frenetic bouts of energy worthy of a comparison to acts like Mogwai and Russian Circles.

If you’re feeling this tune and find yourself in one of the cities below, we highly recommend heading out and catching a live show. We know we would if it weren’t for the costly plane ticket and accommodations that it would require.

LIVE DATES:

June 13th – Maguire’s Pizza Bar, LIVERPOOL
June 14th – The Victoria, LONDON
June 15th -Koh Tao, MANCHESTER
June 16th – The Rocking Chair, SHEFFIELD
June 17th – The Packhorse, LEEDS
June 18th – Westgarth Social Club, MIDDLESBOROUGH
June 23rd – Lisbon-Upon-Tyne, NEWCASTLE (Boat Party s/ Lisbon)
August 20th – The Water Rats, LONDON (AMBY Summer Showcase)

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Amaroun – Fear [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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Following an impressive debut release, London-based Alt-folk singer/songwriter Amaroun continues to rouse tastemakers and music fans alike with another soulful offering. “Fear” released about a month ago and it’s as dreamy and powerful as the preceding “Bedbugs,” yet showcases another side to her developing musical persona. Gone are the wavering guitar chords and rolling percussion, and in their place, we’re embraced by layers of warm, buzzing synths. Though, as different as they are, each soundscape provides a completely unique, yet perfect backdrop for her pleasantly unconventional and highly addicting voice.

Today’s premiere brings a visual adaptation of “Fear,” which comes via Cardiff-based designer Jaron Lionel. Utilizing elements of Amaroun’s profile intertwined with creative animation breathes a completely different view of the track, leaving us completely entranced for the duration

If you’re feeling the combination of Amaroun’s unique vocals and animated story below, make sure you keep tabs on each and every new release. As they release throughout the coming months, they’ll be accompanied by an animated video, telling its story in an abstract fashion.

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