Festival at Riverside Oct 20 – Nov 1

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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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Riverside: Fresh On The Net

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.

Tom Robinson
September 2009

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Tuesday 20th October
A PRIMAL SCREAM
: angular noise with a twinkle in its eye

8.00-8.30pm ICE, SEA, DEAD PEOPLE
Audio: Hence Elvis

8.00-8.30pm FANGS
Audio: AC/DC

9.40-10.20pm NEPHU HUZZBAND
Audio: Nurse Nurse

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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

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Thursday 22nd October
AVON CALLING
: barnstorming bands from Bath and Bristol

8.00-8.30pm WITH LOVE FROM HUMANS
Audio: Bottle It Up

8.50-9.20pm FIGHTING FICTION
Audio: A Lesser Of Two Evils

9.40-10.20pm LETS TEA PARTY
Audio: Reptiles

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Friday 23rd October

EXPLORERS NIGHT
: a wander along pop music’s wilder shores

8.00-8.30pm FICTION
Audio: Curiosity

8.50-9.20pm GRASSCUT
Audio: High Down

9.40-10.20pm a.P.a.t.T.
Audio: Apprentice Attention


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Saturday 24th October
SONGWRITERS NIGHT: powerful, emotional, unmissable.

8.00-8.30pm ATLUM SCHEMA
Audio: Ballad of the Self-Blessed

8.50-9.20pm LANTERNS ON THE LAKE
Audio: You Need Better

9.40-10.20pm THE OCTOBER GAME
Audio: Concrete

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Sunday 25th October

VOCALISTS NIGHT
: fine bands with gobsmacking singers

8.00-8.30pm MISHAPED PEARLS
Audio: Benedizione

8.50-9.20pm PHANTOM LIMB
Audio: Good Fortune

9.40-10.20pm KILL IT KID
Audio: Send Me An Angel Down

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Tuesday 27th October

A GENTLEMENS NIGHT OUT: wild, weird and wonderful

8.00-8.30pm MR.B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER
Audio: Timothy

8.50-9.20pm KING CHARLES
Audio: Love Lust

9.40-10.20pm VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB
Audio: Parrot

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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

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Thursday 29th October

ACOUSTIC NIGHT
: three outstanding writer/guitarists

8.00-8.30pm RUSSELL JOSLIN
Audio: Penny Bag

8.50-9.20pm LISBEE STAINTON
Audio: Red

9.40-10.20pm PINEY GIR
Audio: Of All the Wonderful Things

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Friday 30th October

INDEPENDENTS DAY
: Bristol beats, searing indie & insane retro electro

8.00-8.30pm TAPE THE RADIO
Audio: Save A Life

8.50-9.20pm DR MEAKER
Audio: Moving & Grooving

9.40-10.20pm THE SISTERS OF TRANSISTORS
Audio: Dies Irae

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Saturday 31st October

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: a night of flamethrower rap, rock and rhetoric

8.00-8.30pm EZRA BANG & HOT MACHINE
Audio: What U Can’t Kill U Must Envy

8.50-9.20pm JUICE ALEEM
Audio: First Lesson

9.40-10.20pm THE LAUREL COLLECTIVE
Audio: Fax Of Death

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Sunday 1st November

GRAND FINALE: ambitious songs with wide horizons

8.00-8.30pm GABBY YOUNG
Audio: Snakebite

8.50-9.20pm HOODLUMS
Audio: Not A Love Song

9.40-10.20pm REVERE
Audio: The Escape Artist

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. BBC Introducing: Fresh On The Net

Tom Robinson

London-based broadcaster & songwriter, born 1950. His best known songs are 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad To Be Gay and War Baby; he has also co-written songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. Read More...

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