To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of BBC Introducing: Fresh On The Net we present a fortnight of outstanding new songwriters, indie bands and electronic artists at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, West London from Tuesday 20th October to Sunday November 1st. All artists have equal billing and all tickets are £6 – click here to book.
We’ve been playing new online tunes recommended by listeners (and/or the musicians themselves) on my BBC Introducing radio show since October 2007. In that time we’ve given over 3,000 artists their first national radio exposure, and the quality of new material each week has taken even us by surprise.
Trying to choose just thirty artists and two of the labels we’ve featured has been an impossible task – these shows feature only a small cross-section of my personal favourites from the last 24 months.
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In alphabetical order: A.P.A.T.T. , ALICE GUN, ATLUM SCHEMA, DAVID CRONENBERG’S WIFE, DEXTER BENTLEY, DR MEAKER, EZRA BANG & HOT MACHINE, FANGS, FICTION, FIGHTING FICTION, FILTHY PEDRO, GABBY YOUNG, GOLD SOUNDS, GRASSCUT, HOODLUMS, ICE, SEA, DEAD PEOPLE, JUICE ALEEM, KILL IT KID, KING CHARLES, KINKAJOU, LANTERNS ON THE LAKE, THE LAUREL COLLECTIVE, LETS TEA PARTY, LISBEE STAINTON, LUCY’S DIARY, MALCOLM KAKSOIS, MILK KAN, MISHAPED PEARLS, THE MORES, Mr.DAVID VINER, Mr.B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER, NEPHU HUZZBAND, THE OCTOBER GAME, PHANTOM LIMB, PINEY GIR, REVERE, ROB MARR, RUSSELL JOSLIN, SERGEANT BUZFUZ, THE SISTERS OF TRANSISTORS, STUART SILVER, TAPE THE RADIO, THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN’S CLUB, WITH LOVE FROM HUMANS.
Join us at any of these shows for an evening of fresh, fascinating music in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Feel free to come by say hello to me or any of the bands on the night and don’t just take my word for how interesting this music is. Click any name in the list below to open the artist web page and hear for yourself.
Tuesday 20th October
A PRIMAL SCREAM: angular noise with a twinkle in its eye
Wednesday 21st October
BLANG RECORDS NIGHT: Joe Murphy presents SERGEANT BUZFUZ, DAVID CRONENBERG’S WIFE, MILK KAN, MALCOLM KAKSOIS, KINKAJOU, LUCY’SDIARY, DEXTER BENTLEY and FILTHY PEDRO.
Audio: DAVID CRONENBERG’S WIFE – Sweden
Audio: SERGEANT BUZFUZ – Here Comes The Popes Pt3
Audio: MILK KAN – God With An iPod
Thursday 22nd October
AVON CALLING: barnstorming bands from Bath and Bristol
Friday 23rd October
EXPLORERS NIGHT: a wander along pop music’s wilder shores
Saturday 24th October
SONGWRITERS NIGHT: powerful, emotional, unmissable.
8.50-9.20pm LANTERNS ON THE LAKE
Audio: You Need Better
Sunday 25th October
VOCALISTS NIGHT: fine bands with gobsmacking singers
8.00-8.30pm MISHAPED PEARLS
Tuesday 27th October
A GENTLEMENS NIGHT OUT: wild, weird and wonderful
Wednesday 28th October
AMBIGUOUS RECORDS NIGHT: Al Mobbs presents ROB MARR, ALICE GUN, THE MORES, Mr DAVID VINER, STUART SILVER and GOLD SOUNDS.
Audio: ROB MARR – Addicted to Drama
Audio: ALICE GUN – Blanket And A Box
Audio: THE MORES – When A Man Loves Another Man
Audio: GOLD SOUNDS – So It Goes
Thursday 29th October
ACOUSTIC NIGHT: three outstanding writer/guitarists
Friday 30th October
INDEPENDENTS DAY: Bristol beats, searing indie & insane retro electro
Saturday 31st October
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: a night of flamethrower rap, rock and rhetoric
9.40-10.20pm THE LAUREL COLLECTIVE
Audio: Fax Of Death
Sunday 1st November
GRAND FINALE: ambitious songs with wide horizons
Click below for our BBC Introducing: Fresh On The Net page on the 6 Music website. Includes our Recommend Music page, Listen Again links for the two latest shows and podcast subscription info. Plus archived tracklistings for every show since 2007 with clickable homepage links to all artists played.