[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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[Indie Electronic] Deep Dark Blue – Atoms

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Deep Dark Blue is aptly named. “Atoms” proves this without a shred of doubt. Washed over with waves of reverb, lightly harmonized vocals, and a slight Pink Floyd influence, this is the sort of song that immediately sticks with you after the first listen. It’s downright beautiful. It’s enchanting without being overzealous. You can get lost within every single crash of the drums and find yourself swept up in the current of the celestial bliss created from the very start of the song. It’s not very often we’re struck silent by a tune, but something about “Atoms’ truly is breathtaking. Give yourself some time, grab your good headphones, and mull over life with this gorgeous tune. You’ll like what you hear.

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[Electronic] HONNE & Izzy Bizu – Someone That Loves You (Nicolas Haelg Remix)

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Someone That Loves You (Nicolas Haelg Remix)

“Someone That Love You” is an absolute smash of a single. Seeing HONNE and Izzy Bizu working together is already an exciting enough fact on its own, but now the remixes have arrived and Nicolas Haelg has delivered his signature indie-dance style to this sunny tune. It goes without saying that the festival potential of this song is off the charts, and the overall tone epitomizes a sunny summer day out by the pool or on the lake. If you’re looking for a chance to just feel GOOD, throw this on and you’re sure to get a smile on your face. Bust out the umbrella drinks, because Nicolas Haelg is here to usher in the warm weather right.

We highly recommend catching both of these artists the next time they’re in your neck of the woods. Click here to check out HONNE’s tour schedule. Click here to check out Nicolas Haelg’s tour schedule.

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Hidden Charms – Cannonball [VIDEO PREMIERE]

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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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[Electronic] Ghost Loft – Seconds (Nick AM Remix)

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Seconds (Nick AM Remix)

You may remember Nick AM from his previous original single we covered, Veronica, but if not, he’s got another solid remix out for us to enjoy. Shifting away from his usual deep house and techno techniques, Nick AM flips Ghost Loft into a spacey and chopped up club-influenced affair that thrives on using the spaces between the notes as much (if not more) than the notes themselves. There’s more going on here than a simple remix, and that’s certainly evident from the description of the tune on SoundCloud, which reads:

I heard Ghost Loft’s original out one night, and the lyrics and noir vibe painted a picture of a certain time in my life. I feel like music is the most powerful when it relates to us and “Seconds” reminded me that you can always find your way out of a dark place.

We felt that sentiment instantly. Grab yourself a free download and soak this one up when your feeling a little pensive.

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[Experimental] POLO – greta

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POLO is no stranger here at The Music Ninja. He continues to shape-shift and delve into all types of genre hybrids, and “greta” is a prime example of his dive into a more experimental approach. Constructed as an ode to his significant other, this song juggles emotional weight, jittery and sporadic synth stabs, and a powerful sense of passion that rattles your speakers while somehow also tugging at your heartstrings. It’s jarring in the best way. “greta” is just a taste of what’s to come as POLO has schedule weekly releases to be part of an upcoming album that’s sure to confuse and intrigue simultaneously. He’s created quite a style for himself, and we’re always ready for more.

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