Entire Inbox: Week 137

Sennheiser Momentum headphones

Blimey. Just closed the freshnet dropbox on Soundcloud and there are 192 tracks waiting for us. I just wondered if readers might be interested for one week to see/hear what it’s like being a Fresh On The Net moderator…

Over the next 24 hours a dozen of us will listen to every track on this playlist, and we’ll each pick one outright favourite plus five other “also-liked” tracks. Everyone has different tastes, which means that artists who have different styles and genres all get a decent chance of getting picked. Then on Friday we’ll add all the picks together – and everyone’s outright favourites, plus another dozen collective favourite tunes, will become our Listening Post tomorrow.

So here’s the longlist – all 192 tunes in case you’d like to – just for fun – have a go at picking your own personal faves out of this lot. It ain’t easy…

CORMACO – Man Of Sand Single Mix
SO&SO – Down The Crown
POP – Op – Self Help Guru
NOIIISES – Le Future
MATILDAZ – Cupboard Love
ON OUR WAY – Single
ELENARAMONA90 – Elena Ramona Lying Blue Eyes
COREY FOX – Fardell – Will I Be Enough?
MATTIEGINSBERG – Shudder
BRUNCH. – Sea Toad
JUST JAE MUSIC – Life Goes On
THE FIZZHOGS – God Bless You, America
HALFBEAK – 02 Happy
CAPTAIN VIKING – Centrefold
FALLENTREES – Scaremongering
GOVERNOR’S LUCK – Hell To Pay
STEVE THOMPSON INCIDENTS – Deep Undercover
DED RABBIT – Better On The Day
THE SOUTH ROAD – Not In My Nature (radio Edit)
TOBIAS BEN JACOB & LUKAS DRINKWATER – Autosong
AVALANCHE PARTY – Obstacle
DELTA PALMS – Those Days
OCTOBER DRIFT – Whoever
MORO & THE SILENT REVOLUTION – After All
JOE ALLAN – Youngster (radio Edit)
MONSTERS AS HUMANS – Go Get Your Warpaint
LEE MARTIN – The Back
MATTHEW SOONER – Wrote Of A Life
SKY BETWEEN LEAVES – Klein Blues
??? AN DI YI – A Picture Of Steve
HARRY ALEXANDER – Go To Waste
THE FROZEN NORTH – Origin
THEHIGHONES – Northern Skies (stripped And Chilled)
AUDIO SUBSCENE – Dont Think About It
MAT HUNSLEY – Ballroom
ANOTHER CITY – Kiwi La Bram
L.A DAVIS – Change (nothing To Lose Lyrik Remix)
SUSPIRE – Abigail
J.G. HACKETT – Undeserved
AXIOM THEORY – Cold
ALEX THOMAS MUSIC – I Am
ASHES OF IRON – Slight Of Hand
AIRPORT 85 – Sun Bear
DARREN MCGRATH – Each Time Around (new Song)
THE RAGAMUFFINS – What Was Beautiful
BOLD THINGS – Love The Bomb
ANDY NEWTON – Better With Me (stardust Tribute) Free Dl
GOLDEN GATE – Blue Stragglers
FLOWERMOUTH – Not (with Daniele Turani And Xe Sands)
NEUMONICS – Falling To Pieces
// RYD // – Manie // Demo
NARROW PLAINS – So Rewind
THIRTY HEARTS – Four Friends
LUKEGAMBLINGMUSIC – Sandwiches And Newspapers
DAVID RYBKA – Look At Your Self
EASTCOASTDEFECTOR – Eastcoastdefector: The Loneliness Of The Lightspeed Astronaut
GRAVE DIGGERS UNION – Ghost Dance
QUIESCENT_ – Take Me Back
10 THE AGENCY… – Jack And Spade
JEN HINGLEY – Its In Your Eyes
KAT SINCLAIR – Plane Windows
01 GONE – Darren Eastell – Unnecessary Noise
SNAFUNINJAS – Dont Waste My Time
CLAYDON CONNOR – Under The Big Sky
THE TORN – Tissue Of Lies
BILLY KELLY – Burn The Books
GILLBANKS – Anxious?
GRANDAD – G11
KRISTIN MCCLEMENT – No End To The Drum
THEKUNIG – Drive Me Crazy
IDLEHOUR – Idlehour – 07 Dixie Drug Store
SUFFERING SILENCE – Raid The Frontline
THE HONEYFIRE – Delusion
BETAROB – Like A Machine
THE ASSIST – Control
TIEDTOTHEMAST – Melissa
NAOMI COOMBES – Limits
STALKING HAWKS – Dying
WHITEMOOR – On Top Of The World
BARTELL – Purple Cat
FARRAGO_ – Red Rag To A Rainbow
IVO – Trigger The Sea
KIOKO – Deadly Roots
ROBIN MITCHELL’S FEATHERWEIGHT SOUL – Solid Gold (featuring Gibbon)
SHAKE TIGER SHAKE – Beautiful Ghost
SPOILERS – It Would Be Nice
SCOUNDREL // – Magician!
VOLCANOES – Second Son
MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY TEAM – Girl Monday
TOZ DERVIN – Creeping Myself Out
WINTER AND WILLIAMS BAND – Feel Tonight
PAULWILKESMUSIC – River Running With Me
DU DAUPHINE – Celestial
SHEBEAT – Rainproof
PRINTSJACKSON – Toulouse
ATOMIC COWBOY RECORDS – 6 Months Gone
OLA SZMIDT – How To Move On
LECHE – Exhale
NOISERED – Mantrain[extrospection January 2015]
BAD GRAMMAR – Clown
RICK FERGUSON MUSIC – Love Is True
FILTER DISTORTION – Lost Boys (feat. Cheryl Anna)
HOT FICTION – My Girl Dances
RHONDASSONGS – Is Anybody Listening
TIGER MENDOZA & DAVID GRIFFITHS – 07 Along Dangerous Roads (170 Vip Mix) [free Download]
ASGOODASTHIS – You Weren’t Meant For Me
HEIRESS TO ATLAS – Quantum
THE WATCHMAKERS – To Be Part Of You
LEONSMUSIC – Wrong (demo)
TRIXTA – Knowledge Is King
SAM PARSONS – No Longer
OSP X BOX ROOM – Message
CONOR DARDIS – Ballad Of The Butcher’s Wife
NOME – Eagle
A BILLION LIONS – Torquay
ALICONNOR – Jim
DEAN JAMES – Wolf
JAMES HOLT MUSIC – Tears Aren’t Enough
CLAUDIA HEIDEGGER – What Am I To You
BIGB – Fan Of Man
GEORG K – Obsession
ATFC FT. INAYA DAY – Mine (georg K Remix) Demo1
UNDER A BANNER – Numbers
BALANCEOFSIGHT – Bits In Your Box (band Version)
AARON DOUGLAS – Things You Don’t Know
JAMESROONEYBAND – Midnight
THE GET RIDS – Voiceover
SCYCRY – This Is Love [ Acoustic Version ]
DORK TURNSPIT – Short Drive Home
BENSAYER – National Service
EYRETON HALL – Lovelessly
RONNIE PARRY – Mini’s Cool (master Edit)
JARED CELOSSE – When There’s No Light
YOURGARDENDAY – Spring Is Springing
DEADHEAD FEEL – Hard To Explain (demo)
MAGWOLIES – Est. Trill 1937, Bro
PLASTIC HANDGUN – Lisbon
MY MY MY BY WILD ELI 22 – 10 – 2014, (c)
HAULA – Darkest Hour
THE ISABELLES – Small Stone
MC’LAIN – Event Horizon (prod. !mc’lain!)
NICK HAYNES UK – Best Year Yet : Nick Haynes
THE RORY SMITH EXPERIENCE – If I Could Turn Back Time 2 Remixed…
HADAR MANOR – Just A Face(november Song)
THE CRADLES – Ideal Girl
JAMES KRUMAN – 01 Korsakoff (mastered By Ambicon Records)
DOGFEET – Charlie Burns (the Knife Song)
AMIQUE – Mercy Light Exposure
PIP MOUNTJOY – Your Skeleton
JINGO MUSIC – Before You Were Born
01 – Simon Scardanelli – They Lied
THE HAZEL EMPIRE – Colours
EWAN HOOZAMI – You Did It (ewan Hoozami Remix)
?TELLA – Picking Words
DOMESDAY OUTFIT – The Borrowers
LOUISE J FORBES – Downfall Written By Louise J Forbes And Produced By Sarah Decourcy
FORK AND KNIFE – Crystal Valley
CHRIS AND THE CELERIAC – #nofilter
ROBOT ALIEN – The Singularity
CAPITAL SUN – Fit Together
DAMIEN J BRENNAN – Blood & Roses
HEATH – Give Me Over
DEUX FURIEUSES – The Party Of Shaitaan
DAMO LUX – The Thief (damo Version)
THE BROKEN ORCHESTRA – Digital Age (feat Lady Paradox)
WINKANDWOO – Shanghai Mon Amour
THE RELIGHTS – Calling All
NIGHT LANTERN – Travelling
RUFFHIGHS – Impala
THE BANQUET YEARS – Azrael
HELENANDTHESIRENS – America
THE DUSK RUN – We’ll Make The River
S1MPLE – No Justice , No Peace
ANTIQCOOL – A Mermaid’s Song
KAI KILLICK – The Nightingale’s Code (acoustic Demo)
KARA J RICHARDS – Sober
SOPHIE MORGAN – The Greenest
THE MARKS CARTEL – Curtain Call
VICTORIES AT SEA – Up
KOBADELTA – They Can’t Hurt Me
MAXWELL PANTHER – Psychobabble
INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURES – Out Of The Cold
MATT CREER – North Northwest
MALFUNCTION – Peepshow
LOS TRASGOS MUERTOS – Fire In The Sky
COLD, COLD HEART – Megan
JONATHAN MILANES – All Day
RORY’S ASPECT – Another World
DAVEBOYWRIGHT – 11 We Wrote The Songs
BOOTUPSOUND – Now Alone
DAVID HOADE MUSIC – Got That Feeling
BRITAIN – Wake Up

Incidentally this week a few people ignored the request “please send us ONE track” and uploaded two or three. Out of sheer selfdefence we simply had to block these: our team can just about manage to listen to 200 tracks a week, but 400+ would be impossible :-(

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...

11 Comments

  1. Wow that’s a lot of music! I wish I had time to listen to all these before tomorrow but I don’t. Maybe over the weekend. Good luck all :D

  2. Hello Tom:)

    Did it! ( With daughter sitting next to me- We danced, laughed and I asked 6 years old for the opinion too- intuition took a biggest part in choosing one fav and 5 other. I did briefly looked at profiles of artists and tried to be fair as much as I could in choosing too.

    Here is a list by Ola and Amelie based on intuition, production and goosebumps. When some track didn’t resonate with us we had to give it a pass after 1 minute or sometimes we had to skip some through.

    Our most goosebumpy one:
    HEATH – Give Me Over ( Incredible Arrangement, flow, lyrics, phrasing and production)

    5- other:
    THE BROKEN ORCHESTRA – Digital Age (feat Lady Paradox)
    SKY BETWEEN LEAVES- Klein Blues
    DAVID RYBKA – Look At Your Self (pure)
    KRISTIN MCCLEMENT- No End To The Drum
    S1MPLE – No Justice , No Peace

    Sending smiles
    Ola x

  3. Superb idea Tom. I’ve spent the last half an hour or so looking for turkeys, but can’t find any. In a sort of OMG type way I was hoping to find a few X Factor audition equivalent shockers. This can only mean one thing, (sniffs to himself) my submission will fail again. Wish you and the team all the best whittling this down

  4. Nat

    Wow. Skimmed through a bunch of these (one of mine buried in there) and heard a ton of ace stuff – Captain Viking’s Centrefold is my fave. Builds beautifully. The Heath one great also. I don’t know how you’d pick. Good luck!

  5. james miller

    Wow! Night Lantern and Dork Turnspit tracks are really doing it for me but what a load of great tracks you must get sent every week if this lot is anything to go by. So much great underground stuff out there.

  6. Only had time to listen to 100

    Top Song
    TOBIAS BEN JACOB & LUKAS DRINKWATER – Autosong

    IVO – Trigger The Sea
    LUKEGAMBLINGMUSIC – Sandwiches And Newspapers
    HARRY ALEXANDER – Go To Waste

    1. Maximum respect to all the guys who listen to 200 songs every week. It’s hard.
    2. Made me realise what a luxury I have when I play my songs live and people listen for 3 mins without hitting fast forward or next track.
    3. Wonder if I can write a song that grabs in first 10 seconds and keeps doing it whatever 20 seconds you then listen to.

  7. Yup…it be a lot of work throughout the week going through the DropBox for sure but well worth it when we come across real gems!

    Interesting idea posting this Tom – think in someway it may make those that make music think a little differently about what they submit and/or what they’re up against by quantity and often quality.
    Dx

  8. That was fun!

    Have applied the infamous Ralph’s playlisting 20 second attention span test to speed things up plus have already played quite a few on Ralph’s Indie Show – good standard over the 100 tracks…picking a Top 10 wasn’t so bad but getting it down to 5 was difficult…however…after several mind changes…

    Ralph’s Top 5 is….

    STEVE THOMPSON INCIDENTS – Deep Undercover
    LOS TRASGOS MUERTOS – Fire In The Sky
    DED RABBIT – Better On The Day
    JINGO MUSIC – Before You Were Born
    MONSTERS AS HUMANS – Go Get Your Warpaint

  9. SweetP

    Fav is Damien Brennan – Blood & Roses

    Cormaco – Man of Sand

    An DI Yi – A Picture of Steve

    La Davis – Change

    October Drift – Whoever

    International Departures – Out of the Cold

  10. Adam J. Qüæck/Titus Monk

    Been absent, am I too late to get involved in this?

  11. This is tough. There’s some really superb music out there. I’ll be listening, enjoying and learning all at the same time. Cool beans.

    Fav: Colours by Hazel empire

    really liked:
    mattieginsberg – Shudder
    blue stragglers – Golden Gate
    gill banks – anxious
    rick fergueson music – love is true

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