Nagaland’s Trance Effect wins best album/EP of the year at IMDA 2021

Nagaland’s Trance Effect wins best album/EP of the year at IMDA 2021
Dimapur, Feb 23 | Publish Date: 2/23/2021 11:17:14 AM IST

 Trance Effect, an indie pop rock band from Nagaland won the best EP/album of the year (Editor’s Choice) for their EP titled “Clowns” in the Indian Music Diaries Awards (IMDA) 2021.

Trance Effect band consists of Iuli Yeptho (vocal), Sosang Lkr (drums), Tako Chang (guitar), Temsujungba Jamir (guitar) and Imnamaong Imchen (bass). 

Formed in late 2017, the band was formed by the bassist Imnamaong Imchen who got the idea to get together a select group of musicians. 

About the EP, the band commented, "When we were creating the EP, the concept of “Time Travel” struck our minds when we realized that the track “Clowns” first verse carries a distinct meaning which could be the torch bearer of our EP”. “If only I could travel, travel through time”. In the illustration of the track “New Beginning”, Iuli (the band's vocalist) can be seen entering a Time Machine and the destination set to the carnival which serves as the main venue of the EP cover.

The EP comprising of five tracks which opens with an instrumental track named “Of Time Machine and Never Ending Stories”, followed by “Clowns”, “Took me a while”, “Favorite Mistake” and concludes with “More Love”.

Popular Indian music composer and guitarist Ehsaan Noorani also commented, “well deserving” Trance effect is a great band on the official Instagram page of The Indian music Diaries.  

The other nominated band/artist for the categories were: Bombay Brass-Bombay brass, T.ill Apes-Lift off, Diarchy - Splitfire, Hoirong - Hope & Light and Sameer Rahat – Aamad.


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