Fresh Faves: Batch 216

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and are reviewed this week by guest writer Max Pilley - who writes for such websites as Silent Radio and Treble - and hosts his own blog at findingmyedge.wordpress.com. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AKO - Nightforest How appropriate for the first track on a playlist released…

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BBC Mixtape: 31 Oct 2016

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by SONS OF NOEL+ADRIAN, STRANGER STRANGER, ECHOS, MOTOR TAPES, LA SALAMI, GEORGIA RUTH, RIIB, STOP THE WHEEL, DANIEL LAND, LEON HEART, YOWL, A LOVELY WAR, GEORGE MONTAGUE, SIAN CROSS and RAPHAEL DOYLE handpicked by Tom Robinson. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music from…

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REVIEW: SERA ROCKS!

Regular visitors to The Listening Post may well be familiar with Folkstock Records, a prolific boutique label well known for championing new, acoustic folk and roots music. It's a testament to the excellence we've come to expect from them that their artists frequently make it through to the Fresh Faves, including Sera who appeared in Bobby's reviews of batch 212 - but rock? That would…

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Palestine Music Expo 2017

This email arrived today from Martin Goldschmidt - the founder and chairman of legendary UK indie label Cooking Vinyl "Last November I went to Israel for the first time to see the industry showcase Tune In Tel Aviv. Jeremy from Tune in Tel Aviv kindly also hooked me up with some Palestinian musicians who took me around the West Bank. We met their fellow musicians…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 215

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by recent Fresh On The Net recruit Sharon Pearce this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. DANIEL LAND - New York Boogie-Woogie Daniel Land, originally from Devon, is a solo artist currently living in London. An experienced artist, previously fronting Manchester based Daniel Landing…

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Going Full Time in a Band

Fresh On The Net's Rob Ball interviews London based band The King's Parade about the finer points of going full time. Being a long time watcher of up-and-coming acts, and having seen bands decide to go all-in and make music full time, I’ve often wondered what it’s really like. When earlier this year I put up one of my weekly work 'Because it’s Friday' playlists,…

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BBC Mixtape: 24 Oct 2016

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by AKA GEORGE, LEADER, RUTH THEODORE, HUMOR, DA VILLAGE WOES, RUTH OWENS, EVERY KID KNOWS, JAMES DEY, TIJUANA & STUART ROBIN, JOSEPH MOTT, LOUISE GOLBEY, TREV GIBB, TO BEAR SIR, HUNTSMAN, FAITH ELIOTT and OSCAR JEROME handpicked by Tom Robinson. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show broadcast on BBC…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 214

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and are reviewed here by long-standing Fresh On The Net devotee, Derval McCloat, this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. DA VILLAGE WOES - Lend Me Some Sleep Oddly enough, this could have been my mantra at 4am this morning when having been woken up by…

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BBC Mixtape: 17 Oct 2016

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by KERMES, HAWK, THE HEMPOLICS, SYD ARTHUR, BELLA LOKA, ATLUM SCHEMA, THREE KINGS HIGH, HEXWORTHY, THE GLENDALE FAMILY, SAM EAGLE, TUSKA, SOPHIE BARKER, TOM FIGGINS, HOPE & SOCIAL, QUERCUS BURLESQUE, THIRTY THREE CONNECTION, JOE HOLTAWAY and GORDON DUTHIE handpicked by Tom Robinson. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio…

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Review: Down Down Down By The Bedlam Six

If it's better to be late to the party than not arrive at all, the opportunity to discover a band through their final album is as sweet as being in from the beginning. Conceived in grief and rum, the band has been around since 2006, starting out as a duo. An incarnation as "The Black Velvet Band" transformed into "The Bedlam Six" as musicians joined…

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