Fresh Faves: Batch 220

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Angry Baby founder and chief writer Flo Bannigan this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. BELLATRIX - Still Lookin For Bellatrix is an eclectic enigma. Still Lookin For features African drumming, neo-punk vocals, touches of ballad, rhythmic electro, arrhythmic handclaps, chants... The only…

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BBC Mixtape: 28 Nov 2016

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by GRAVVES, UNTIL I FALL ASLEEP, TOO MANY T’S, LOCKS, GOAN DOGS, WE ARE ANIMAL, LARK, MT. WOLF, THE JUNIPERS, GREG GENRE, DUTCH CRIMINAL RECORD, FADE FILES, REDVERS BAILEY, MOUTH OF GHOSTS, IAN M HALE, SHINING PATH, UMBRELLA ASSASSINS, THE BLET PROJECT and JOE WILKINSON handpicked by Tom Robinson. The BBC Introducing…

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Review: Peste by Belly Of Paris

Belly of Paris made it through the Listening Post and into the Fresh Faves back in September, with their single Aristide's Entry Into Paris. While pulling the reviews together, I heard their plans to release a debut album, Peste, in November, so I hung around in eager anticipation. I wasn't disappointed. Based in Bahrain and bringing together musicians from India, Argentina, Palestine, Hungary, UK, and…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 219

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Russel Jeanes this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. COURTEOUS THIEF - Ice & Stone Courteous Thief from Llandudno has been described as acoustic indie pop and contemporary new folk. Ice & Stone was hugely popular on the listening…

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BBC Mixtape: 21 Nov 2016

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by TRAMPOLENE, ANGHARAD DRAKE, BUFF HEAD & FLEXAGON, ANDREW HEATH, AUSTERITY, FENNE LILY, SPACEHEADS, TRUDY & THE ROMANCE, THE SANDINISTAS, SILENT CITIES, SHARON LAZIBYRD, THE ASSIST, VENKMAN, RALE, JAKE DOWNS, WHITE ROOM and LAYLA TUTT & THE PHLOXOFPINK  handpicked by Tom Robinson. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show…

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Benji Kirkpatrick & Faustus

Benji Kirkpatrick is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who performs on guitar, mandolin and banjo although his favoured instrument is the bouzouki. Born in Shropshire, England in 1976, he is the son of renowned English folk musicians John Kirkpatrick and Sue Harris, and his entry into the recording business suitably came about on his father’s 1994 album Earthling. Benji subsequently formed the acoustic band The…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 218

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and are reviewed here by Jersey inhabitant and headphone enthusiast Nick Walker this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ANGHARAD DRAKE – Baby Angharad Drake lives in Brisbane, Australia and at 24 has been crafting her work for over five years. This song is her first release…

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BBC Mixtape: 14 Nov 2016

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by BIKINI FASO, LAURENCE MADE ME CRY, NIGHT HOUSE, THE TRUTH SOUNDS DIFFERENT, KING HARVEST & THE WEIGHT, NAZ & ELLA, TOM FORBES, LOW ISLAND, JITTERZ, E'SPANIEL, SUMOCHIEF ft ThisisDA, THE VAN T'S, RUSSELL SWALLOW, NINE TONS, SHE MAKES WAR, THE SHIPBUILDERS, CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM, JEBEL and DREW MILLER handpicked by Tom…

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REVIEW: GHOSTS BY KIIRSTIN MARILYN

"I am an activist". That's how Brooklyn-based underground alt-pop artist Kiirstin Marilyn introduced herself. So, naturally, with U.S. politics at the top of the news, this is a good time to hear what she has to say through her songs. Kiirstin has appeared on The Listening Post a few times, so her work may be familiar to FOTN regulars. It's good to know that some…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 217

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Richard Dowling this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ASTRALUNA - Play With Fire In the past, Astraluna toured the world with Corinne Bailey Rae, and I'm sure she must be just as chuffed by recent success, featuring not…

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