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MP3 of the Day #903: The Dunwells

 
By on Monday, 11th December 2017 at 10:00 am
 

Back when I first started here at TGTF in 2009, we gave out quite a bit of free music. Then RCRD LBL went away, and fewer people wanted to give away their tracks for free (I get it). But I do love it when we can give away free tracks now. Here’s a freebie to brighten your Monday morning. Leeds rockers The Dunwells just released a new EP on the 1st of December, ‘Colour My Mind’. Continuing with the momentum off the EP being available, they want to give away their song ‘I Need Your Love’ to you. How, you ask, can you grab this for your very own? Join their mailing list through here, follow all the directions and you’ll be directed to your free download of the track. Easy peasy, eh? To read more of our past coverage of The Dunwells here on TGTF, use this link.

 

MP3 of the Day #902: Orbital

 
By on Friday, 11th August 2017 at 10:00 am
 

If you’re an electronic fan, I bet you have already heard about this. As a public service, however, especially knowing that many of you regular TGTF readers out there identify as primarily indie pop/rock fans, I thought you should know that Orbital are back! Back in February, they released ‘Kinetic’, their first music in 5 years, since the release of the ‘Wonky’ LP.

This summer, they have returned with another new track, and one they have made free to all. We’re not sure if ‘Copenhagen’ is a signal that a new album from Phil and Paul Hartnoll is on the horizon. For now, I can say for myself that I’m just chuffed they’ve released new material, and it’s a banger. Listen to and grab it for your very own from the Soundcloud embed below. To see them live, they’ve only got two indoor shows for the rest of 2017: the 1st of December at Manchester Apollo, followed by the 2nd of December at London Hammersmith Apollo. To catch up on more of our past coverage of Orbital that is, well, a bit aged to say the least, go here.

 

MP3 of the Day #901: Jealous of the Birds

 
By on Tuesday, 13th June 2017 at 10:00 am
 

Naomi Hamilton, better known under her evocative stage name Jealous of the Birds, has something to give that’s pretty rare in these parts. The Northern Irish singer/songwriter recently unveiled a brand new track, ‘Mrs. Dalloway’, and you can stream it below. Technically it’s a track you can have at a price you name yourself – and therefore free if desired – but we’d be much obliged if you tipped some coins into Hamilton’s cup for her trouble. To do so, head to the Jealous of the Birds Bandcamp page. Hamilton is a back-to-back alumni of SXSW, having performed in Austin in 2016 and 2017 and appeared, too, at Hard Working Class Heroes 2016; you can read all our past coverage here on TGTF on her

 

(SXSW 2017 flavoured!) MP3 of the Day #900: She Drew the Gun

 
By on Friday, 10th March 2017 at 1:00 pm
 

In celebration of International Women’s Day earlier this week, predominantly-female quartet She Drew the Gun have shared a free download of their new track ‘Thank You’. You can watch the video for ‘Thank You’ just below, and grab the track for your very own (in exchange for your email address, of course) by clicking here. Listen to the track below.

She Drew the Gun are scheduled to appear next week at SXSW 2017 with songs from the reissue of their debut album ‘Memories of Another Future’ in tow. The very brief ‘Thank You’ doesn’t appear on the tracklisting for the album, which is due for release on the 17th of March via Skeleton Key Records. But you can watch the video for She Drew the Gun’s latest album single ‘No Hole in My Head’ below as well.

For more information on She Drew the Gun, read back on editor Mary’s SXSW 2017 preview of the band as part of Northern England bands’ roundup. Stay tuned to TGTF for live coverage next week from Austin.

 

MP3 of the Day #899: Get Inuit

 
By on Wednesday, 1st March 2017 at 10:00 am
 

In case you haven’t noticed, we don’t give away a whole lot of mp3s anymore. The main reason for this is because bands have shifted to posting streaming versions of their songs to Soundcloud, Spotify and services of that ilk with the intention that it’s easier to share links and have sites embed content. I have to admit I miss the days when you actually got something as a ‘prize’, a thank you if you signed up for a mailing list. So I was pleased to learn that Kent’s Get Inuit have revived this formerly all-too-common practice. The South East dirty pop group are giving away an older track, ‘Growing Backwards’, in exchange for your email address. I’ll let their singer Jamie Glass explain what’s going on here himself:

To get your free copy of ‘Growing Backwards’ and to be the first for the band’s future exclusives, sign up for their list here. To read more of TGTF’s coverage on Get Inuit, follow this link.

 

(SXSW 2017 flavoured!) MP3 of the Day #898: Magnolian

 
By on Monday, 27th February 2017 at 10:00 am
 

As you probably imagine, I get inundated with emails from artists from all over the world every day, trying to sell me on their music. It is all too often true that we make the wrong assumptions about how an artist or a band must sound, depending on where they’re from. It’s a mistake assuming that everyone from the Midwest must be folky and write sad songs, that all music from an urban centre like New York or London will be hard and edgy, that artists from the West Coast all make surf rock and genuflect at the altar of the Beach Boys. Then you get an unexpected email from left field who surprises you. I woke up Sunday to a rather unusual one, in that it was from an artist who will be the first to represent his country and showcase ever at SXSW. Magnolian is the musical project of Mongolian folk singer/songwriter Dulguun Bayasgalan.

It’s become very unusual for Asian songwriters to sing in English (don’t get me started on this), and even rarer for them to break out of Asia. Somehow, Magnolian’s dulcet tones and dreamy folk instrumentation reminiscent of Bon Iver, Simon and Garfunkel, Of Monsters and Men and yes, even a little bit of the Beach Boys – all artists originating far, far away from Bayasgalan’s hometown of Ulaanbaatar – caught the ears of Nerdist last summer, who named his debut ‘Famous Men’ EP the best underground album of July 2016. Ahead of his performance at CU29 Friday night at SXSW 2017, listen to and download the Magnolian track ‘The Beach Song’ from the EP for your very own below. He says it’s his favourite from the EP, so we’re pleased to offer it ahead him coming out to Austin. He’ll be appearing at 6 PM at the Westin on Wednesday 15 March and 9 PM at CU29 on Friday 17 March. Stay tuned for more on him in the coming weeks.

 
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