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Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list:

ANDRENACHROME – L’espace Du Souffle
BEACH YOUTH – Days
BLACK SURF – Burn It To The Ground
CAROLINE ENGLAND – Pretend
DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
FLOWERMOUTH – Seven Seals
FUTURE UNIT – Drawback
GLACIER PACIFIC – Give Up
HEIDI BROWNE – Lost In Grey
JOHN COX – Blue Soul
JOHNNY DE COURCY – Wind Chimes
KATALINA KICKS – Search & Destroy
LIAM McCLAIR – Time With You
MAX COOPER – Origins
MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
MOM TUDIE – Nothing More To Say
PEOPLE LIKE YOU – Your Luck Will Change
RAPHAEL NOVARINA – British Drunk Girl
SHE’S SO RAD – Cool It
THE PLASTICS – All I Really Want
THE ROOZ – Martyr of Me
THE SHALLOWS – Now More Than Ever
THE SOAP COMPANY – Are You Actually Alive?
VIOLA DUST – Trick
YOU – 100 Lanterns

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Any artist is welcome to send us a track via our inbox anytime between Monday and Thursday afternoon. It will be heard by every member of our moderation team that week, including Tom Robinson. Our favourite 25 tracks then appear here on our Listening Post every Friday to Sunday, giving the artists a chance to find out what complete strangers think of their music.

43 Comments

  1. Ker! ! Pow!, Starting with a bang this week, those first 5 seconds woke me up

  2. Some strange and beautiful stuff. My Favorite is You – 100 lanterns.
    Also really liked the wonderful Debs McCoy, and Caroline England.

    FLOWERMOUTH – Seven Seals
    JOHNNY DE COURCY – Wind Chimes
    LIAM McCLAIR – Time With You
    MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
    YOU – 100 Lanterns

  3. Gavin Clough

    BEACH YOUTH – Days
    BLACK SURF – Burn It To The Ground
    GLACIER PACIFIC – Give Up
    THE PLASTICS – All I Really Want
    THE SHALLOWS – Now More Than Ever

  4. Lucky enough to hear some cracking music this week.
    And today some real crackers have made it , deservedly so , onto the listening post. Well done folks and thanks to all music men and women this week for giving me a real 1st class trip on your new music .

    CAROLINE ENGLAND – Pretend
    JOHN COX – Blue Soul
    LIAM McCLAIR – Time With You
    THE PLASTICS – All I Really Want
    VIOLA DUST – Trick

  5. great tracks, was chilling with these sounds speaking through my speakers

    DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
    MAX COOPER – Origins
    MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
    MOM TUDIE – Nothing More To Say
    VIOLA DUST – Trick

    have a nice weekend musos
    kev

  6. ANDRENACHROME – L’espace Du Souffle [friends of sebastian tellier? :)]
    BLACK SURF – Burn It To The Ground [rock’n’ f*****g roll!]
    DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight [just stunning in a sparse bleak countryside sense]
    MAX COOPER – Origins [very “flying lotus”, which is good, obviously!]
    YOU – 100 Lanterns [loving the fragile, childlike vocals, could have accompanied many a scene in true blood or american horror story!]

  7. Glad to get time to listen, always inspiring.
    Especially loved Caroline England and The Soap Company (purely for the Casablanca line)

    CAROLINE ENGLAND – Pretend
    GLACIER PACIFIC – Give Up
    KATALINA KICKS – Search & Destroy
    THE SOAP COMPANY – Are You Actually Alive?
    YOU – 100 Lanterns

  8. James 'Tune Lover' Burtt

    A great week of tune-age, had to have a couple of re-listens to pick a top 5. I also had much enjoyment from whistling the A-Team theme tune over the top of L’espace Du Souffle… seriously, give it a try, it’ll make your day!

  9. Hi everyone, here are my choices this weekend…

    CAROLINE ENGLAND – Pretend
    HEIDI BROWNE – Lost In Grey
    JOHNNY DE COURCY – Wind Chimes
    MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
    YOU – 100 Lanterns

    L

  10. FUTURE UNIT – Drawback
    KATALINA KICKS – Search & Destroy
    MAX COOPER – Origins
    RAPHAEL NOVARINA – British Drunk Girl
    SHE’S SO RAD – Cool It

  11. Anyone else struggling other than James Burt and I with the great quality this week?

    I have a “shortlist” of 15 and they still all sound great and this is 4th time through

  12. CAROLINE ENGLAND – Pretend
    HEIDI BROWNE – Lost In Grey
    JOHNNY DE COURCY – Wind Chimes
    MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
    YOU – 100 Lanterns

  13. Tom

    Some great ambient and electronic tracks this week… nice diverse mix with some real gems in there. Not sure about including a cover in the mix, especially because i didnt feel it brought much originality, but good job im a big fan of Iggy anyway ;)

    BLACK SURF – Burn It To The Ground
    DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
    FLOWERMOUTH – Seven Seals
    JOHNNY DE COURCY – Wind Chimes
    SHE’S SO RAD – Cool It

  14. steven foxley

    BEACH YOUTH – Days
    BLACK SURF – Burn It To The Ground
    CAROLINE ENGLAND – Pretend
    JOHN COX – Blue Soul
    MOM TUDIE – Nothing More To Say

    TBG

  15. SweetP

    HEIDI BROWNE – Lost In Grey
    JOHN COX – Blue Soul
    LIAM McCLAIR – Time With You
    RAPHAEL NOVARINA – British Drunk Girl
    SHE’S SO RAD – Cool It

  16. Spoilt for choice but here are our top 5;

    SHE’S SO RAD – Cool It
    MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
    JOHN COX – Blue Soul
    HEIDI BROWNE – Lost In Grey
    VIOLA DUST – Trick

  17. This really was a tough week to moderate – So kudos to everyone that made it into the shortlist. I could easily have more but the five tops are…

    CAROLINE ENGLAND – Pretend
    MAX COOPER – Origins
    SHE’S SO RAD – Cool It
    VIOLA DUST – Trick
    YOU – 100 Lanterns

  18. Jim

    As always, an eclectic mix of great music, but here’s my 5:

    ANDRENACHROME – L’espace Du Souffle
    RAPHAEL NOVARINA – British Drunk Girl
    THE PLASTICS – All I Really Want
    THE ROOZ – Martyr of Me
    THE SHALLOWS – Now More Than Ever

    Have a great weekend.

  19. So difficult this week. I’ve ticked every song I’ve listened to so far. I don’t know how I’m going to pick just five.

  20. Thanks for including mine & Leah Coloff’s track this week, much appreciated
    Really tough to whittle it down this week, some gorgeous tracks……oh and Heidi Browe’s track has had me in tears!

    FLOWERMOUTH – Seven Seals
    HEIDI BROWNE – Lost In Grey
    JOHNNY DE COURCY – Wind Chimes
    MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
    SHE’S SO RAD – Cool It

    Hope folks are having a good weekend
    Big love to you all
    Debs xxx

  21. Absolutely flattered to be in the pre-selection of course, but these are my favorites: I think Nick Drake is ALIVE! >>Liam McClair.

    DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
    LIAM McCLAIR – Time With You
    MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
    RAPHAEL NOVARINA – British Drunk Girl
    YOU – 100 Lanterns

  22. Brilliant tunes! We loved the always amazin’ Debs McCoy, Caroline England, Andrenachrome, Flowermouth and You, but have eventually chosen these 5 this week.

    BLACK SURF – Burn It To The Ground
    HEIDI BROWNE – Lost In Grey
    KATALINA KICKS – Search & Destroy
    SHE’S SO RAD – Cool It
    THE SHALLOWS – Now More Than Ever

    Apparently some rappers are now teachin’ parents how tae use Microsoft Office. Word to ya Mother.

    #MonTheWeekend X

  23. JOHNNY DE COURCY – Wind Chimes
    MOM TUDIE – Nothing More To Say
    PEOPLE LIKE YOU – Your Luck Will Change
    THE SHALLOWS – Now More Than Ever
    THE SOAP COMPANY – Are You Actually Alive?

  24. FUTURE UNIT – Drawback
    MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
    RAPHAEL NOVARINA – British Drunk Girl
    THE SHALLOWS – Now More Than Ever
    THE SOAP COMPANY – Are You Actually Alive?

  25. ANDRENACHROME – L’espace Du Souffle
    BLACK SURF – Burn It To The Ground
    HEIDI BROWNE – Lost In Grey
    LIAM McCLAIR – Time With You
    THE SHALLOWS – Now More Than Ever

  26. Eliott P

    ANDRENACHROME – L’espace Du Souffle
    CAROLINE ENGLAND – Pretend
    GLACIER PACIFIC – Give Up
    KATALINA KICKS – Search & Destroy
    PEOPLE LIKE YOU – Your Luck Will Change

  27. picked my favorites all the way from USA :))

    DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
    GLACIER PACIFIC – Give Up
    THE PLASTICS – All I Really Want
    THE ROOZ – Martyr of Me
    THE SHALLOWS – Now More Than Ever

  28. Carole

    DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
    HEIDI BROWNE – Lost In Grey
    PEOPLE LIKE YOU – Your Luck Will Change
    THE ROOZ – Martyr of Me
    THE SOAP COMPANY – Are You Actually Alive?

  29. BLACK SURF – Burn It To The Ground
    DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
    JOHN COX – Blue Soul
    THE SOAP COMPANY – Are You Actually Alive?
    VIOLA DUST – Trick

  30. ANDRENACHROME – L’espace Du Souffle
    BEACH YOUTH – Days
    BLACK SURF – Burn It To The Ground
    GLACIER PACIFIC – Give Up
    SHE’S SO RAD – Cool It

  31. Was it just me or is there something quite disturbing about Raphael’s ‘British Drunk Girl!’ Just me! Surely not?

    Oh well! On with the Show :-D

    Easy winner for me was
    THE SOAP COMPANY – Are You Actually Alive?
    Astounding shades of familiarity in this beautifully put together track

    Runner this week was ‘Dr Chill’ with this fine example :-)
    MAX COOPER – Origins

    Another favorited track of mine was
    JOHN COX – Blue Soul
    Rolls like a bought one sir! :-D

    MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
    THE ROOZ – Martyr of Me

    Dan xo B-)

  32. Well done..strong competition this week…these are our choices

    ANDRENACHROME – L’espace Du Souffle
    BEACH YOUTH – Days
    BLACK SURF – Burn It To The Ground
    DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
    JOHNNY DE COURCY – Wind Chimes

    Have a good sunday

    Love R.x

  33. ANDRENACHROME – L’espace Du Souffle
    DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
    FUTURE UNIT – Drawback
    LIAM McCLAIR – Time With You
    THE SHALLOWS – Now More Than Ever

  34. I’m biased towards rock. Wind Chimes is the winner for me. Driving guitar, nice cleans, dirty heavy.
    Origins is textured goodness. A lot of smooth interplay going on. Really nice work!
    British Drunk Girl is a nice chilled tune. I’ve never understood how to effectively use the wah. You’ve nailed it here. The sound space is used very well in and out of complexity.
    All I Really Want is sweet. I think it’s recorded very well and a great chorus.
    100 lanterns I also enjoy.

    Thanks for opening my ears for another week!

    JOHNNY DE COURCY – Wind Chimes
    MAX COOPER – Origins
    THE PLASTICS – All I Really Want
    RAPHAEL NOVARINA – British Drunk Girl
    YOU – 100 Lanterns

  35. Tom

    ANDRENACHROME – L’espace Du Souffle
    CAROLINE ENGLAND – Pretend
    HEIDI BROWNE – Lost In Grey
    THE SOAP COMPANY – Are You Actually Alive?
    YOU – 100 Lanterns

    Like everyone says it was a very strong week – in addition to these five I also particularly liked the FLOWERMOUTH and MOM TUDIE tracks very much indeed… Hopefully all the above have been uploaded to BBC Introducing so they can be considered for, erm The BBC Introducing Mixtape :-)

  36. It doesn’t get any easier to pick just 5. The margins between top 5 and the rest are wafer thin. Having slept on it and listened to the tracks again these were the 5 that really stood out..

    BEACH YOUTH – Days
    BLACK SURF – Burn It To The Ground
    JOHNNY DE COURCY – Wind Chimes
    MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
    PEOPLE LIKE YOU – Your Luck Will Change

    Have a great Sunday team LP.

    Paul

  37. DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
    JOHNNY DE COURCY – Wind Chimes
    MAX COOPER – Origins
    VIOLA DUST – Trick
    YOU – 100 Lanterns

  38. James Robins

    Great batch of tunes this week! So hard to choose, but here are my Fave Five…

    ANDRENACHROME – L’espace Du Souffle
    CAROLINE ENGLAND – Pretend
    DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
    MAX COOPER – Origins
    SHE’S SO RAD – Cool It

    Also loved HEIDI BROWNE and JOHNNY DE COURCY, who would both walk into my five most weeks.

  39. Steve Harris

    This week is so good I can’t even vote for all the ones I flippin’ nominated!

    DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
    JOHN COX – Blue Soul
    KATALINA KICKS – Search & Destroy
    PEOPLE LIKE YOU – Your Luck Will Change
    THE ROOZ – Martyr of Me

  40. Johnno

    DEBS MCCOY & LEAH COLOFF – The Weight
    HEIDI BROWNE – Lost In Grey
    MAX COOPER – Origins
    MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
    MOM TUDIE – Nothing More To Say

  41. That was really tough,

    Special mentions too……. all of the acts

    Votes from me are

    JOHN COX – Blue Soul
    JOHNNY DE COURCY – Wind Chimes
    RAPHAEL NOVARINA – British Drunk Girl
    THE PLASTICS – All I Really Want
    THE ROOZ – Martyr of Me

  42. lot of work this WE, missed the listening-post … :(
    next time! :)

  43. SuzanneL

    FUTURE UNIT – Drawback
    GLACIER PACIFIC – Give Up
    LIAM McCLAIR – Time With You
    MISS KENICHI – The Ghost
    RAPHAEL NOVARINA – British Drunk Girl

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