Listening Post: Batch 102

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Our moderators listened to every track we were sent this week and have picked their 25 favourites for your listening pleasure this weekend.

Now it’s over to you. Why not take a listen through to these fine new tunes, then click on the checkboxes beside your five favourites: the tracks you like best will become our Fresh Faves on Monday.

You can listen on this page using the player below or else click here to open a new window and hear all the tracks directly on our Soundcloud playlist.

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JH – Wartime Spirit
MOUTH – Blood Beat
JACK WALLEN – Although
ROUGH ISLAND BAND – Pulling A Rope
THE MINX – Your Ego
FIONA BEVAN – Rebel Without A Cause
GEORGE BREAKFAST – Easily Led
THE VOICEBOX CONSORTIUM – Coma
DAVE DARK AND THE SHARKS – It’s A Crime
PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
A LOVELY WAR – Autumn Leaves Us Blue
NUALA HONAN – On An Island
LIEUTENANT JAM – Jealousy
LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time
TOMIKA – I Can’t Go Back Home Again
THE VENUS LYX – Saint Mary Walking Home
WOODEN ARMS – Tide
JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room
THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up
FRAGMENTS OF WINTER – Seeking The Invisible
FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

ARTISTS:
The point of this page is to try out your music on strangers. The votes you get here will not increase your chances of radio airplay. So PLEASE DON’T tell friends/fans you’re on the Listening Post this weekend – they’ll take it as a hint to come and vote for you.

We can always tell when lots of new people show up and start voting for one particular artist and we always disqualify those artists instantly and permanently.

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55 Comments

  1. Guys – the ‘Nuala Honan’ track – ‘On An Island’ is listed but there’s no track above for folks to listen to ???
    Debs

    Ooops – pilot error. All fixed now. Thanks Debs!
    T x

  2. Marc Dimble

    GEORGE BREAKFAST – Easily Led
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
    LIEUTENANT JAM – Jealousy
    CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time

  3. polly

    MOUTH – Blood Beat
    GEORGE BREAKFAST – Easily Led
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time
    ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room

  4. Murray Dick Suck

    JH – Wartime Spirit
    THE MINX – Your Ego
    DAVE DARK AND THE SHARKS – It’s A Crime
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time

  5. Some great tracks this week. Sometimes I like a track but can’t put my finger on why, it just works, “keeping up” was that track this week.

    JACK WALLEN – Although
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    A LOVELY WAR – Autumn Leaves Us Blue
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up

    BTW Nuala Honan was on the ticks but not on the tracks.

  6. Daniel Savage

    Hard choices to make!

    MOUTH – Blood Beat
    THE MINX – Your Ego
    FIONA BEVAN – Rebel Without A Cause
    DAVE DARK AND THE SHARKS – It’s A Crime
    NUALA HONAN – On An Island

  7. sally

    JACK WALLEN – Although
    FIONA BEVAN – Rebel Without A Cause
    A LOVELY WAR – Autumn Leaves Us Blue
    LIEUTENANT JAM – Jealousy
    CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time

  8. James Woods

    Some great tracks! Tough whittling it down to just 5, but went for these:

    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
    TOMIKA – I Can’t Go Back Home Again
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
    FRAGMENTS OF WINTER – Seeking The Invisible

  9. ROUGH ISLAND BAND – Pulling A Rope
    THE MINX – Your Ego
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
    ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room

  10. Wonderful stuff this week! Utterly blown away by The Venus Lyx, and always great to hear Lonely Tourist. Great stuff all round x

    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
    THE VENUS LYX – Saint Mary Walking Home
    FRAGMENTS OF WINTER – Seeking The Invisible
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  11. jh

    Enjoyed these ones the best…

    THE MINX – Your Ego
    NUALA HONAN – On An Island
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    FRAGMENTS OF WINTER – Seeking The Invisible
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  12. Phil Meadley

    In order of preference

    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air (clear winner for me – lovely voice and great song)
    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library (great disco beat – infectious)
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide (delicate tones, nice voice, well constructed)
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up (love the driving beat – combo works well, great energy)
    MOUTH – Blood Beat (love the lo-fi experimental feel of this, but still with an eye for a good melody)

  13. Jim

    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    LIEUTENANT JAM – Jealousy
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
    CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up

    Have a great weekend!

  14. SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    TOMIKA – I Can’t Go Back Home Again
    ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room
    FRAGMENTS OF WINTER – Seeking The Invisible
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  15. NUALA HONAN – On An Island
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
    THE VENUS LYX – Saint Mary Walking Home
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

    Have a good weekend folks
    Debs x

  16. Ep

    MOUTH – Blood Beat
    FIONA BEVAN – Rebel Without A Cause
    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer

  17. Rich wilde

    THE VOICEBOX CONSORTIUM – Coma – interesting
    DAVE DARK AND THE SHARKS – It’s A Crime – cheeky!
    NUALA HONAN – On An Island – nice vocal & song
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer – great sound
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air – great vocal!!

  18. Really interesting mix this week, one really mind blowing track, Frances – Coming Up For Air our sure fire winner, close runners up has to go to the inkhearts with a really enjoyable track. Lastly Dave Dark & the sharks, we really heard echoes of some of our own tunes and instantly got int their groove, good work chaps!

    THE MINX – Your Ego
    DAVE DARK AND THE SHARKS – It’s A Crime
    ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  19. Wicked selection yet again this week – whistful folk to disco electro what’s not to like!

    ROUGH ISLAND BAND – Pulling A Rope
    THE MINX – Your Ego
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer

  20. Frances-future success in the industry is potentially yours with hard work and luck as what you do has enough of a flavour of London Grammar,Florence(and her machine) & Birdy.
    Could see this on Radio 1 tomorrow and though thats not what life is about for some,its the future path to success for others so should be respected-you will cruise it with a distinct sound that has enough of others who have lit the way-good luck & best to everyone on the LP this week who had some lovely moments too

    JACK WALLEN – Although
    FIONA BEVAN – Rebel Without A Cause
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
    ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  21. Some great tunes here! I take it we cant vote for our own tune. I ran out of space for others i liked- Antiqcool – Girl in a Room is very good too
    I very much liked :-

    Jamie Hamilton – Flamer… This stands out…why havent more people liked it??
    The InkHearts – Keeping Up …. great tune
    Mouth – Blood Beat
    Nuala Honan – On an Island
    Fragments of Winter – Seeking the Invisible

  22. Very nice indeed :-))
    Good Listening, Hard choices.

    JACK WALLEN – Although
    ROUGH ISLAND BAND – Pulling A Rope
    DAVE DARK AND THE SHARKS – It’s A Crime
    FRAGMENTS OF WINTER – Seeking The Invisible
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  23. Rob

    GEORGE BREAKFAST – Easily Led
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You. beautiful.
    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up

  24. Really enjoyed lots of the tracks this week, loved ‘Lonely Tourist’. Songs that nearly made it were Nuala Honan, People People, and Fiona Bevan.
    Have a great weekend.

    JACK WALLEN – Although
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  25. One of the strongest weeks we’ve had a in a while and a few names I will be passing on to others… Really well done guys, but if push comes to shove, here are the five:

    MOUTH – Blood Beat
    ROUGH ISLAND BAND – Pulling A Rope
    DAVE DARK AND THE SHARKS – It’s A Crime
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  26. THE MINX – Your Ego
    THE VOICEBOX CONSORTIUM – Coma
    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
    THE VENUS LYX – Saint Mary Walking Home
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up

  27. xisabellox

    Tomika- best dude in town!

    ROUGH ISLAND BAND – Pulling A Rope
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    TOMIKA – I Can’t Go Back Home Again
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up

  28. oldierob

    Determined not to be late this week especially as this is a stellar week.

    To all the acts if you don’t get picked by people don’t despair. Every track had great merit, I would happily have picked any of the 12 tracks that I had in my long list . I don’t know if the fact that there was a number of really good instant ear pricking moments on a lot of the tracks this week that meant that my list was long. That and all my picks had a complexity that I loved, really made me listen closely

    Chapeau to Frances, my top pick. Others have commented on both the quality of your voice and the track. I am sure we will hear more about you soon

    I loved Jamie Hamilton and Mouth for the layering and taking me in all sorts of different directions. I hear something different that I previously missed on each play of both songs

    Crystal Seagulls had me in 10 seconds, just knew that it would be a great song

    Rough Island is what I call a “foot tapping hand slapping smiler” I find it impossible to not move when I hear it

    So my picks are

    MOUTH – Blood Beat
    ROUGH ISLAND BAND – Pulling A Rope
    CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  29. Rob Hunder

    A LOVELY WAR – Autumn Leaves Us Blue
    LIEUTENANT JAM – Jealousy
    TOMIKA – I Can’t Go Back Home Again
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up

  30. Topdog

    Great selection of music. in no preference

    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up
    THE VENUS LYX – Saint Mary Walking Home

  31. It really is a tough batch, I’m very grateful to be a part of it. These are my five.

    ROUGH ISLAND BAND – Pulling A Rope
    NUALA HONAN – On An Island
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

    Jack

  32. Marc Benson

    ROUGH ISLAND BAND – Pulling A Rope
    A LOVELY WAR – Autumn Leaves Us Blue
    CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer

  33. well done…especially Antiqcool

    THE MINX – Your Ego
    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
    LIEUTENANT JAM – Jealousy
    THE VENUS LYX – Saint Mary Walking Home
    ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room

    have a great weekend

    Randolph

    http://www.randolphswain.com

  34. My fav of this batch – Frances with Coming Up For Air (would have liked to read the lyrics as well), admired the concerted shifts in time and force in Pulling A Rope and the vocals of On An Island. Have a nice weekend!

    ROUGH ISLAND BAND – Pulling A Rope
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    NUALA HONAN – On An Island
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  35. Thanks guys! Here are my picks. Wish I could choose more, some awesome work all round.

    THE VOICEBOX CONSORTIUM – Coma (Put this one in purely for weirdness value. The production’s really different and interesting.)
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You (Really well-written, emotional song. & gotta love a bit of melodramatic reverb!)
    NUALA HONAN – On An Island (Lovely, laid-back feel.)
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill (Love this! Wonderfully simple and great lyrics.)
    TOMIKA – I Can’t Go Back Home Again (The drum sound’s brilliant. The layering of the instrumentation is really subtle and effective.)

  36. Sean Kelleher

    Went for the rocky ones this week. Antiqcool sounds a bit like Porcupine Tree with it’s Steve Wilson vibe.

    THE MINX – Your Ego
    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    LIEUTENANT JAM – Jealousy
    ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room

    Have a great weekend

  37. Hey,
    here are my fave five of the week!

    MOUTH – Blood Beat
    TOMIKA – I Can’t Go Back Home Again
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

    Keep on keeping on:)
    Richard

  38. Ian

    JACK WALLEN – Although
    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
    FRAGMENTS OF WINTER – Seeking The Invisible

  39. Joe

    A great mix of artists and glad to be a part of it. Top 5 are:

    JACK WALLEN – Although
    NUALA HONAN – On An Island
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room
    FRAGMENTS OF WINTER – Seeking The Invisible

    Great stuff!

  40. Picking just 5 is so tough when the standards are so high. Apologies to those who I haven’t included in my top 5.

    DAVE DARK AND THE SHARKS – It’s A Crime
    LIEUTENANT JAM – Jealousy
    TOMIKA – I Can’t Go Back Home Again
    THE VENUS LYX – Saint Mary Walking Home
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up

  41. My five for this week here.
    Good work one and all as always

    Simon

    THE VOICEBOX CONSORTIUM – Coma
    DAVE DARK AND THE SHARKS – It’s A Crime
    LIEUTENANT JAM – Jealousy
    ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up

  42. Steve Harris

    I mean really, a song by a fly!

    THE VOICEBOX CONSORTIUM – Coma
    DAVE DARK AND THE SHARKS – It’s A Crime
    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill

  43. Jon

    Great selection this week. Tracks I enjoyed in no particular order.

    THE VOICEBOX CONSORTIUM – Coma
    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
    ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  44. THE MINX – Your Ego
    THE VOICEBOX CONSORTIUM – Coma
    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

    #MonTheWeekend X

  45. colin

    stand outs for me

    THE MINX – Your Ego
    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever

    LIEUTENANT JAM – Jealousy
    THE VENUS LYX – Saint Mary Walking Home
    ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room

  46. Better late than never :-)

    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
    THE MINX – Your Ego
    FIONA BEVAN – Rebel Without A Cause
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    LIEUTENANT JAM – Jealousy

    Wishing all a safe and enjoyable week ahead :-)

    Dan xo B-)

  47. FIONA BEVAN – Rebel Without A Cause
    TOMIKA – I Can’t Go Back Home Again
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
    FRAGMENTS OF WINTER – Seeking The Invisible
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  48. One of the most difficult weeks for selecting only 5 faves – superb list of incredible music!

    NUALA HONAN – On An Island
    CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
    ANTIQCOOL – Girl In A Room

    Most honourable mention is extended to Off Photo, Lonely Tourist, Deathcats and Jack Wallen. I’ll be following everyone on SoundCloud – well done, one and all!

  49. ROUGH ISLAND BAND – Pulling A Rope
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  50. Blimey! that was very hard changed my mind soooo many times!

    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    NUALA HONAN – On An Island
    CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time
    WOODEN ARMS – Tide
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up

  51. Here’s mine for this week.

    THE MINX – Your Ego
    A LOVELY WAR – Autumn Leaves Us Blue
    LIEUTENANT JAM – Jealousy
    LONELY TOURIST – Fly On Your Window Sill
    FRAGMENTS OF WINTER – Seeking The Invisible

  52. Awesome to see more Scorpio Loon on here…love that guy (albeit not the sad story surrounding his music)…anyway, here are my picks this week:

    FIONA BEVAN – Rebel Without A Cause
    PEOPLE PEOPLE – I’m Only There For You
    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up

  53. JACK WALLEN – Although
    FIONA BEVAN – Rebel Without A Cause
    DAVE DARK AND THE SHARKS – It’s A Crime
    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
    CRYSTAL SEAGULLS – Time

  54. Sara

    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up
    GEORGE BREAKFAST – Easily Led
    THE VENUS LYX – Saint Mary Walking Home
    JAMIE HAMILTON – Flamer
    FRANCES – Coming Up For Air

  55. Mark Chapman

    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    A LOVELY WAR – Autumn Leaves Us Blue
    NUALA HONAN – On An Island
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up

    DEATHCATS – Saturday Night Golden Retriever
    SCORPIO LOON – A Night At The Library
    A LOVELY WAR – Autumn Leaves Us Blue
    NUALA HONAN – On An Island
    THE INKHEARTS – Keeping Up

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