Songs We Liked - 24 September, 2021

This past week our inboxes have been flooded with great music releases. Here are some of our favorites that caught our attention!

Featuring Exit_International, Rainer Ild, Little Thief, Lunavela, Mark Ambor, A Place To Bury Strangers, Master Dy, Fast Preacher, Claude, Royal DJs, and Orton.

By Chris RoditisMusicngear Lead Editor

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Exit_International - "Black Junk" 2021 REMASTER

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Exit International commemorate 10 years of their iconic album Black Junk with remastered limited edition coloured vinyl plus 3 bonus tracks, re-issued via SaySomething Records on September 17thBlack Junk is available for purchase here

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Rainer Ild - "Swing Me"

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Everyone needs a hit of euphoria in their lives, and Swing Me is sure to put a smile on your face. Taken off of Rainer Ild's latest album Akimbo, Swing Me has a beautiful melody and a warm, harmonious sound that will lift your spirits and soothe your soul.

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Little Thief - "Under The Patio" 

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Bristol-based rock band Little Thief are taking the world by storm with the release of their debut album Under The Patio. Its title track Under The Patio is a dynamic and influential song with a passionate vocal performance, powerful guitar riffs, and gritty, deliberate drums.

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Lunavela - "Six-Out-Of-Ten-Friend"

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Taken off of his forthcoming album Imposter Syndrome due for release later this year, New Zealand singer and songwriter Lunavela the alias of Steve Mathieson shares his raw and honest 90's-inspired indie dream single Six-Out-Of-Ten-Friend - a sleek antidote to the awkward moments of social encounters.

Steve says on the song: "Six-Out-Of-Ten Friend is not a misanthropic song, it's more a celebration of setting better boundaries with people who don't get you and laughing about social awkwardness. Y'know celebrating that awkward conversation of small talk in the pet food aisle of Tesco with an ex-work colleague, music punisher or an ex-girlfriend's husband. This is my idea of a pop song".

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Mark Ambor - "The Long Way"

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Up-and-coming New York based indie pop singer, songwriter & producer Mark Ambor, released his hauntingly lovely new single The Long Way, elevating the indie-pop scene to new heights.

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A Place To Bury Strangers - "Playing The Part"

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The powerful three-piece noise rock band just announced the follow up of their acclaimed EP Hologram. Hologram: Destroyed & Disassembled is set to be released on November 26th, on Dedstrange. The band also shared a brand new music video for Playing the Part off the Hologram EP, taking the song to the next level. 

APTBS will be touring through North America in early 2022, before heading to Europe.

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Master Dy - "You Are Not Alone"

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If you're a metalhead, you should add this tune to your music library. Female-fronted metal band Master Dy is making waves to the metal landscape with their brand new powerful anthem You Are Not Alone, taking their already commanding presence to new heights.

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Fast Preacher feat. Claude - "Never Say Never" 

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Offering a collaborative single featuring Claude's haunting vocals, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Daniel Hanson aka Fast Preacher delivers a dreamy soundscape and a soothing atmosphere that promises to sweep listeners away.

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Royal DJs - "You and I"

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Get ready to get your groove on with Royal DJs' single You and I, a powerful and addictive electro house gem that will get you shakin' your shimmy all night long.

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Orton - "Your Way"

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You are in for a real treat with Nottingham-based producer Orton's first single Your Way, taken off of his upcoming debut album Sparring set to be released on 28th October on Phlexx Records.

Orton will be playing at Dot to Dot Festival on Sunday 26th September (tickets are available here) as well as an EP release show at The Chapel at The Angel Microbrewery on Friday 29th October (tickets are available here) ​​​​​​

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About Chris Roditis

Chris Roditis has been an active musician since 1995 in various bands and projects across a variety of genres ranging from acoustic, electronic to nu metal, british rock and trip hop. He has extensive experience as a mixing engineer and producer and has built recording studios for most of the projects he has been involved with. His passion for music steered his entrepreneurial skills into founding MusicNGear in 2012.

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