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

AMMO DORADO – My America
ARMONITE – Suitcase War
BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
BLUE JOHN vs QUIDGYBOPPER – Florian
CARTOON SHADOWS – Gem
CENTREFOLDS – You, Me & Debauchery
DELAIRE- Belief
DITTE ELLY – I Am Only
FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
GIRLS PISSING etc – Rainbow Islands
HAULA – Freedom
HUMMINGBIRD & THE MESS – Red Sky
KINGS PARADE – Bunched Up Letters
LONG LONESOME GO – Mono No Aware
LOVE BUZZARD – Cash
MATTIE GINSBERG – Time
OOK+THE ELEPHANT – Oh Celia
PAUL TAYLOR – Phos Hilaron
RAVING WILD – Where Quiet Blooms
REINCHEQUE – Me & The Fly
SANDTIMER – If I Were A River
SCHEDULES – Skyscrapers
T. BURROWS – Be as They Know
THOMAS MCcONNELL – Balloons
YOUEL – Pour

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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.

40 Comments

  1. Erik

    DELAIRE- Belief
    HUMMINGBIRD & THE MESS – Red Sky
    SCHEDULES – Skyscrapers
    THOMAS MCcONNELL – Balloons
    YOUEL – Pour

  2. AMMO DORADO – My America
    BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    CARTOON SHADOWS – Gem
    DELAIRE- Belief
    SCHEDULES – Skyscrapers

  3. Love the tracks especially Skyscrapers by SCHEDULES

  4. Steve Harris

    AMMO DORADO – My America
    BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    CENTREFOLDS – You, Me & Debauchery
    FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
    LOVE BUZZARD – Cash

  5. DELAIRE- Belief
    GIRLS PISSING etc – Rainbow Islands
    PAUL TAYLOR – Phos Hilaron
    RAVING WILD – Where Quiet Blooms
    T. BURROWS – Be as They Know

    Been away for a bit and it’s good to be back. Some wonderful tunes here.

    Normally I don’t like much electronic music but Delaire’s delightful riffs and melody won me over.

    Normally, I don’t like groups with names that go for shock value, but Girls Pissing’s work was marvellously atmospheric and charming.

    Normally, I don’t like much ambient music because most of the time it’s hard to tell the difference between good and bad, but Paul Taylor’s tune immediately imposed itself as something authentic.

    Normally, I have difficulty extending literary conceits past the third example and I just loved Raving Wild’s songwriting and lyrics.

    Normally, people from Liverpool make excellent music. I don’t know if T. Burrows is from there (though I will soon be looking him up on soundcloud and google) but he could certainly stand his own with The La’s and Cast.

    All in all great stuff! Have a nice weekend everyone!

    Richard J. Dowling

  6. AMMO DORADO – My America
    BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    DELAIRE- Belief
    FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
    PAUL TAYLOR – Phos Hilaron

  7. Here’s my 5:

    AMMO DORADO – My America
    CENTREFOLDS – You, Me & Debauchery
    FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
    HAULA – Freedom
    T. BURROWS – Be as They Know

    Have a great weekend all…

  8. Urban Camel

    Outta my top 5, Skyscrapers has ‘The Beef’.

    CARTOON SHADOWS – Gem
    KINGS PARADE – Bunched Up Letters
    REINCHEQUE – Me & The Fly
    SCHEDULES – Skyscrapers
    THOMAS MCcONNELL – Balloons

  9. CARTOON SHADOWS – Gem
    DELAIRE- Belief
    FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
    T. BURROWS – Be as They Know
    YOUEL – Pour

  10. FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
    HAULA – Freedom
    HUMMINGBIRD & THE MESS – Red Sky
    OOK+THE ELEPHANT – Oh Celia
    RAVING WILD – Where Quiet Blooms

  11. Evening all, another fine selection of musical magic to soundtrack the weekend full of the weird, the wonderful and the simply stunning. The five that made my ears glad to be alive were…

    BLUE JOHN vs QUIDGYBOPPER – Florian
    OOK+THE ELEPHANT – Oh Celia
    REINCHEQUE – Me & The Fly
    THOMAS MCcONNELL – Balloons
    YOUEL – Pour

    Have a great weekend pop pickers see you again soon.

    Paul x

  12. :)!

    DELAIRE- Belief
    DITTE ELLY – I Am Only
    MATTIE GINSBERG – Time
    PAUL TAYLOR – Phos Hilaron
    SCHEDULES – Skyscrapers (!)

    weird …first voting without titels …

  13. Roy Shaiskii

    Many thanks. Best regards.

    BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    DELAIRE – Belief
    KINGS PARADE – Bunched Up Letters
    SANDTIMER – If I Were A River
    T. BURROWS – Be as They Know

  14. Chris Paciorek

    All brilliant tracks.

    AMMO DORADO – My America
    BLUE JOHN vs QUIDGYBOPPER – Florian
    CARTOON SHADOWS – Gem
    DELAIRE- Belief
    SANDTIMER – If I Were A River

  15. bootsofspanishleather

    AMMO DORADO – My America
    DELAIRE- Belief
    HUMMINGBIRD & THE MESS – Red Sky
    LONG LONESOME GO – Mono No Aware
    THOMAS MCcONNELL – Balloons

  16. Steven Huf

    BLUE JOHN vs QUIDGYBOPPER – Florian
    GIRLS PISSING etc – Rainbow Islands
    HUMMINGBIRD & THE MESS – Red Sky
    SCHEDULES – Skyscrapers
    YOUEL – Pour

  17. Some truly wonderful music again this week folks. Hats off!

    DITTE ELLY – I Am Only
    KINGS PARADE – Bunched Up Letters
    OOK+THE ELEPHANT – Oh Celia
    PAUL TAYLOR – Phos Hilaron
    THOMAS MCcONNELL – Balloons

    Have a lovely weekend all
    Debs x

  18. BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    DELAIRE- Belief
    FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
    HAULA – Freedom
    YOUEL – Pour

  19. In no order:

    CARTOON SHADOWS – Gem
    CENTREFOLDS – You, Me & Debauchery
    FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
    GIRLS PISSING etc – Rainbow Islands
    RAVING WILD – Where Quiet Blooms

    Enjoy the weekend!

  20. AMMO DORADO – My America
    KINGS PARADE – Bunched Up Letters
    MATTIE GINSBERG – Time
    T. BURROWS – Be as They Know
    THOMAS MCcONNELL – Balloons

  21. Schedules

    Seismically impressive stuff

  22. Schedules

    DELAIRE- Belief
    FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
    PAUL TAYLOR – Phos Hilaron
    THOMAS MCcONNELL – Balloons
    YOUEL – Pour

  23. AlsiB

    Great bunch of tracks this week!

    Kings Parade – Bunched Up Letters won me over from the bluesy intro. So many great influences on that one.

    Ballerina Black was a fave from the off. Insta-joy (division)! Off to buy/download!

    Raving Wild has a gorgeous melancholy to it.

    BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    CENTREFOLDS – You, Me & Debauchery
    FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
    KINGS PARADE – Bunched Up Letters
    RAVING WILD – Where Quiet Blooms

  24. DPGW

    AMMO DORADO – My America
    ARMONITE – Suitcase War
    HAULA – Freedom
    RAVING WILD – Where Quiet Blooms
    T. BURROWS – Be as They Know

  25. Charlie

    Best two actual songs for me are the below. There’s lots of great vibes and ideas with the other tracks, lots of talent our there but these are the two I would listen to over and over again.

    CARTOON SHADOWS – Gem
    FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars

  26. Hi everyone, Graham here (aka Raving Wild)

    Top tracks this week, particularly enjoyed the following: –

    BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    CENTREFOLDS – You, Me & Debauchery
    DELAIRE- Belief
    FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
    SCHEDULES – Skyscrapers

    Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

  27. oldierob

    Very happy with my selection a nice playlist coming up.

    Thanks all as ever.

    BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    HAULA – Freedom
    KINGS PARADE – Bunched Up Letters
    RAVING WILD – Where Quiet Blooms
    THOMAS MCcONNELL – Balloons

  28. Howdy, disco citizens. Here’s my five picks for the week –

    BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    CARTOON SHADOWS – Gem
    CENTREFOLDS – You, Me & Debauchery
    HUMMINGBIRD & THE MESS – Red Sky
    T. BURROWS – Be as They Know

  29. GIRLS PISSING etc – Rainbow Islands
    HAULA – Freedom
    LOVE BUZZARD – Cash
    OOK+THE ELEPHANT – Oh Celia
    T. BURROWS – Be as They Know

  30. Got to love the variety this week, difficult to pick an absolute fave, but the centrefolds are always great value, the cartoon shadows have got a great LA seventies rock vibe take me to Hollywood! But our top tune has to be ballerina black, as alsyb said all things joy division can do no wrong

    BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    CARTOON SHADOWS – Gem
    CENTREFOLDS – You, Me & Debauchery
    FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
    T. BURROWS – Be as They Know

  31. Lovely. Thank you music men and women. Thank you for letting mw hear your hard work and I really know how hard you work .

    My 5 this week are,

    BLUE JOHN vs QUIDGYBOPPER – Florian
    CARTOON SHADOWS – Gem
    DELAIRE- Belief
    FRANCISCA VALENZUELA – Almost Superstars
    KINGS PARADE – Bunched Up Letters

  32. Alan Hill

    Loving Yacht Rock vibes of Gem.

    CARTOON SHADOWS – Gem
    CENTREFOLDS – You, Me & Debauchery
    GIRLS PISSING etc – Rainbow Islands
    PAUL TAYLOR – Phos Hilaron
    YOUEL – Pour

  33. Great selection! Here are our 5 favourites this week…

    YOUEL – Pour
    Amazing sound, lovely vocals. Just wow.

    SCHEDULES – Skyscrapers
    Beautifully majestic melancholy, lovely lyrics…
    “My spirit is a skyscraper, held together with spiders’ webs…”

    OOK+THE ELEPHANT – Oh Celia
    What a journey, from the calm into the storm…
    Atmospheric, dreamy instrumental intro, leading into vocals that remind us a little of Crash Test Dummies, with a hint of Leonard Cohen, blended with beautiful female vocals. Then onwards into the tempest and, towards the end, an epic Radiohead-esque finish. Brilliant.

    BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    This manages to blend elements of 80’s sounds, a little reminiscent of The Cure/OMD in places, with an uplifting, contemporary feel. Great track.

    RAVING WILD – Where Quiet Blooms
    Gorgeous melody, great vocals and harmonies. Beautiful.

    We could have chosen ten this week. DITTE ELLY, PAUL TAYLOR, HAULA, HUMMINGBIRD & THE MESS and SANDTIMER all deserve a mention as they were all really close contenders…

    Thanks for such an amazing selection of music, thoroughly enjoyed listening!

  34. ARMONITE – Suitcase War
    DITTE ELLY – I Am Only
    GIRLS PISSING etc – Rainbow Islands
    LONG LONESOME GO – Mono No Aware
    MATTIE GINSBERG – Time

  35. BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    DELAIRE- Belief
    PAUL TAYLOR – Phos Hilaron
    RAVING WILD – Where Quiet Blooms
    YOUEL – Pour

  36. DITTE ELLY – I Am Only
    KINGS PARADE – Bunched Up Letters
    OOK+THE ELEPHANT – Oh Celia
    SANDTIMER – If I Were A River
    THOMAS MCcONNELL – Balloons

  37. Sophie L.

    Hi all,
    Haven’t done this for such a long time, such fun!!

    DITTE ELLY – I Am Only
    LONG LONESOME GO – Mono No Aware
    OOK+THE ELEPHANT – Oh Celia
    RAVING WILD – Where Quiet Blooms
    THOMAS MCcONNELL – Balloons

    X

  38. And I’m Back!
    Two weeks in the wilderness gives the possibility of missing genius for a lifetime so am so happy to be be back at the musical coalface :-)

    BLUE JOHN vs QUIDGYBOPPER – Florian
    DELAIRE- Belief
    PAUL TAYLOR – Phos Hilaron
    REINCHEQUE – Me & The Fly
    SANDTIMER – If I Were A River

    Honesty with love xo

  39. Steve Hoult

    Dudes.

    BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey
    DELAIRE- Belief
    GIRLS PISSING etc – Rainbow Islands
    MATTIE GINSBERG – Time
    THOMAS MCcONNELL – Balloons

  40. DELAIRE- Belief
    DITTE ELLY – I Am Only
    KINGS PARADE – Bunched Up Letters
    MATTIE GINSBERG – Time
    PAUL TAYLOR – Phos Hilaron

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