Hello everyone. Please excuse me, but it’s time for a heartfelt personal moan
Last week 70 people clicked on the Send Us A Track link on this blog and every single one of them, er, sent us a track. Every one of them will also have seen the above link saying: “UK artists: be sure to submit your latest tracks to the BBC Introducing Uploader”
Members of Team Freshnet listened to all 70 of those tracks so that you, our readers, wouldn’t have to. We all picked and approved our favouritemost tracks and posted all 29 of them on this weekend’s Listening Post for your approval. On Monday your most-liked tracks will get permanently embedded on our blog as next week’s Fresh Faves.
Now, here’s the thing. As well hosting this blog, I also host a 60 minute Introducing Mixtape show on BBC Radio 6 Music. Although, as we frequently point out, that mixtape is taken entirely from tracks on the BBC Introducing Uploader, I do tend to hear a good many of them for the first time right here on the Listening Post.
So how will I choose which tracks on this week’s Listening Post to include in the next mixtape – will it be the ones I personally like best? Not neccessarily, because the mixtape consists (as I say) entirely of tracks from the Introducing Uploader. And unbelievably, out of the 29 tracks on this week’s Listening Post…
* Seven were by artists who hadn’t ever registered their music with BBC Introducing:
MOTH CONK MIDI, ONE MINUTE WANDA, WASP SUMMER, TIM OT , THREE FIELDS, SOCCER96, GHOST LAKE. – though it’s possible of course that some of them live outside the UK.
* However eight were by artists who had previously registered with BBC Introducing – but hadn’t uploaded their latest material:
NIGHT NOISE TEAM, LUX LISBON , BATTLESHIPS , HUWIE PRICE , DEATH RATTLE , CLEAVERS , DREAMA , WE CUT CORNERS.
So in fact for next week’s programme and download on 6 Music I’ll have to pick my personal favourites from just fourteen artists who actually bothered to read and follow the heavy hints plastered all over our blog and Soundcloud page:
GENNA MARABESE – Walls
DEAD SURF COUNTRY – Crush
THE ADVOCATES – Half a Day
SILENCE RISES – Feeling Clever
ANIMAL NOISE – Baddow
SILENT CITIES – All These Winds fine short acoustica
DEAR LEADERS – Not Summer
GEM DOS – Sand Hands
REBECCA MAYES – The Lights
SOFTWHERE – Edge Of The Road (with HANNAH RICKARD)
BETHANY WEIMERS – William and His Ghost
TENI – Lionheart
DAN LENO – Bones
MOYA – Lost and Found
Quite simply, these tracks are eligible for the BBC Introducing Mixtape because they have been sent to, er… BBC Introducing.
It’s hardly f***ing rocket science.