Listening Post: Now Closed [Batch 229]

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Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list
ALL THE PEOPLE – The Hills
ANDRE TAJCHMAN – I Am The Sun
AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB – Moonlight
DONAL QUINN – Ruul Ma World xxx
ELK – Specimen
ELLIE BLEACH – I Want You So Bad
FEATHER HOUSE – Sunken Ship (Held Beneath The Waves)
GHOSTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS – No Going Back
KEITH JOHNSON – Bindweed
LONG FOR THE COAST – The Valley
MARK STANLEY – Golden Bear
PENNYLANDS – Infrared
PINE THE PILCROW – Where You Are
REN – Late Night Drive
RICHARD WALTERS – What Did You Expect?
RYDER – Nirvana
SAM EAGLE – Salt Water
SMTX MOUSE – Any Other Day
SNIPPET – Bad Man
SWIM – Be There
THE CLEAR – The Planets
THE GLASS CHILDREN – Anything Else
THE LUKA STATE – Lies! Lies! Lies!
THE TRUSTED – The Morning Hurts
THEBOOKSHOPBAND – How Not To Woo A Woman

Team Freshnet

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.

31 Comments

  1. FEATHER HOUSE – Sunken Ship (Held Beneath The Waves)
    KEITH JOHNSON – Bindweed
    SAM EAGLE – Salt Water
    SNIPPET – Bad Man
    THEBOOKSHOPBAND – How Not To Woo A Woman

  2. SweetP

    I also liked ‘THE LUKA STATE – Lies! Lies! Lies! (Radio Edit)’

    ANDRE TAJCHMAN – I Am The Sun
    ELK – Specimen
    GHOSTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS – No Going Back
    SNIPPET – Bad Man
    THE GLASS CHILDREN – Anything Else

  3. Steve Whitehouse

    Interesting week, strong end to the list

    ANDRE TAJCHMAN – I Am The Sun
    PENNYLANDS – Infrared
    THE LUKA STATE – Lies! Lies! Lies!
    THE TRUSTED – The Morning Hurts
    THEBOOKSHOPBAND – How Not To Woo A Woman

  4. Lots of good tracks to choose from – here are my top 5:

    PINE THE PILCROW – Where You Are
    REN – Late Night Drive
    RICHARD WALTERS – What Did You Expect?
    SNIPPET – Bad Man
    THEBOOKSHOPBAND – How Not To Woo A Woman

    Have a fab weekend!

    Flo xx

  5. Gersprungled

    SMTX MOUSE, SNIPPET and THE CLEAR failed to make my final cut …. but they are also enjoyed by these ears.

    DONAL QUINN – Ruul Ma World xxx
    GHOSTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS – No Going Back
    LONG FOR THE COAST – The Valley
    REN – Late Night Drive
    RICHARD WALTERS – What Did You Expect?

  6. :)!

    ALL THE PEOPLE – The Hills
    ELK – Specimen
    LONG FOR THE COAST – The Valley
    MARK STANLEY – Golden Bear
    SNIPPET – Bad Man

    Mark Stanley – for the poem, vocals, lyrics and sounds created.
    Snippet – for the match of sound, lyrics and message his piece of art offers and how it evokes the drive of this old bad man’s approach.

    All for the arts! :)

  7. Here’s my 5:

    ALL THE PEOPLE – The Hills
    GHOSTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS – No Going Back
    PENNYLANDS – Infrared
    SNIPPET – Bad Man
    THE LUKA STATE – Lies! Lies! Lies!

    Just missing the cut were Richard Walters & Elk.

    Hope all you good music people have a great weekend…

  8. happy weekend…enjoyed listening

    ANDRE TAJCHMAN – I Am The Sun
    ELK – Specimen
    SNIPPET – Bad Man
    THE LUKA STATE – Lies! Lies! Lies!
    THE TRUSTED – The Morning Hurts

    love R.x

  9. Absolutely love The bookshop band – everything they do has quality written all over it. Also love Snippets song, have been privileged enough to hear a sneak peak of his forthcoming album ‘Future Melancholy Pop Music’ – some wonderful songs to come.
    Andre Tajchman somehow reminds me of an updated Japan.

    ANDRE TAJCHMAN – I Am The Sun
    SAM EAGLE – Salt Water
    SNIPPET – Bad Man
    THE GLASS CHILDREN – Anything Else
    THEBOOKSHOPBAND – How Not To Woo A Woman

  10. Yoko Kimono

    ANDRE TAJCHMAN – I Am The Sun
    ELLIE BLEACH – I Want You So Bad
    KEITH JOHNSON – Bindweed
    RYDER – Nirvana
    THE GLASS CHILDREN – Anything Else

  11. My 5 for this week –also very much liked – Mark Stanley,SMTX Mouse and The Glass Children

    ANDRE TAJCHMAN – I Am The Sun
    ELK – Specimen
    ELLIE BLEACH – I Want You So Bad
    GHOSTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS – No Going Back
    SNIPPET – Bad Man

    Steff x

  12. Tudor S

    KEITH JOHNSON – Bindweed
    SMTX MOUSE – Any Other Day
    SWIM – Be There
    THE CLEAR – The Planets
    THEBOOKSHOPBAND – How Not To Woo A Woman

  13. Gavin

    PINE THE PILCROW – Where You Are
    REN – Late Night Drive
    RICHARD WALTERS – What Did You Expect?
    THE LUKA STATE – Lies! Lies! Lies!
    THE TRUSTED – The Morning Hurts

  14. Well done one and all. I loved all I really did. I appreciate you sharing your hard work. But tonight these are the five that got me. Thank you music men and women.

    ELK – Specimen
    GHOSTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS – No Going Back
    LONG FOR THE COAST – The Valley
    THE LUKA STATE – Lies! Lies! Lies!
    THEBOOKSHOPBAND – How Not To Woo A Woman

  15. Derv

    Yo yo me back!
    I need to give an apologetic nod to The Clear (The Planets) so sorry. That vocal is something else! Hope you get faved.
    Standout of the week – The Trusted! A live is such a hard thing to do, so to do it this week commands respect!

    GHOSTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS – No Going Back – Epic classic indie rock with a hint of orchestral AND twinkles! What’s not to love. Great whiskey stained vocal. You completely remind me of someone – big sweeping panorama – Stereophonics? The National? HELP!
    RYDER – Nirvana – Oh hello!! Lykke Li-esque vocal vibes and Scandi-style electro-pop beats – all the way from CA! Good to have a bit of club going on here! You bring the best of 90s dance into 2017.
    SWIM – Be There – There’s so much going on here I wouldn’t know where to start – reggae shuffling, over easy electronic surfing and somewhere in the Caribbean chillwave. Guys, this is just brilliant!
    THE GLASS CHILDREN – Anything Else – You two have come a long LONG way since the last TGC track I heard – I would love to hear a Frick spin on this!
    THE TRUSTED – The Morning Hurts – You’ve done yourselves proud with this guys. Mr Lead Guitar – love those little snatches of Radiohead! Mr Vocalist – you are vibing Phil Lynott – and I don’t say that lightly. Messrs RS – #dudes.
    This is the real deal – kudos.

  16. Derv

    **well** not week (bloomin’ auto correct)

  17. Thanks so much for the votes for my song and to my fellow artists-a big salute, I really enjoyed just listening to all the songs.

    I still get nervous/excited/a bit giddy about a new song or release and its good to jump into the Fresh On The Net dropbox (and on the Listening Post if you are lucky enough to get through), the lack of a safety net makes you feel both totally alive and scared out of your wits all at the same time-such an invigorating thing to to do.

    I never assume people will like what i do, even if you think your quality control of songs is good you never really know what the public will make of it on first listen do you?
    So when people take the time to vote for my song it fills my wonky heart with sweet pangs of loveliness

    Cheers all
    Johnno
    x

    My picks

    ALL THE PEOPLE – The Hills
    ANDRE TAJCHMAN – I Am The Sun
    SWIM – Be There
    THE CLEAR – The Planets
    THEBOOKSHOPBAND – How Not To Woo A Woman

  18. Top notch selection of little packets of delight for the ears. Would have loved to include Snippet, The Glass Children and TheBookshopBand but unfortunately 8 into 5 just won’t go. So after much cogitation and rumination I finally settled on the following five…

    AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB – Moonlight
    ELLIE BLEACH – I Want You So Bad
    GHOSTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS – No Going Back
    PENNYLANDS – Infrared
    THE CLEAR – The Planets

    Happy Sunday friends.

    Paul x

  19. Lots of ambiance this week, so I have shoe gazed these five.

    GHOSTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS – No Going Back
    RICHARD WALTERS – What Did You Expect?
    RYDER – Nirvana
    SNIPPET – Bad Man
    THE LUKA STATE – Lies! Lies! Lies!

  20. Tom

    ALL THE PEOPLE – The Hills
    LONG FOR THE COAST – The Valley
    PINE THE PILCROW – Where You Are
    REN – Late Night Drive
    SAM EAGLE – Salt Water

  21. Great selection this week but my two standouts are Ellie Bleach – blues tinged, great vocal effects and SMTX Mouse – uplifting and bouncy.

    ALL THE PEOPLE – The Hills
    ELLIE BLEACH – I Want You So Bad
    PENNYLANDS – Infrared
    SMTX MOUSE – Any Other Day
    THE GLASS CHILDREN – Anything Else

  22. My favourite face was PENNYLANDS, and I’m sorry to see that they’re not getting more votes–I think the song was ace!

    DONAL QUINN – Ruul Ma World xxx
    ELLIE BLEACH – I Want You So Bad
    PENNYLANDS – Infrared
    SNIPPET – Bad Man
    THEBOOKSHOPBAND – How Not To Woo A Woman

    All the best for all the rest of the weekend,

    Richard

  23. Chris Bye

    That ALL THE PEOPLE track is going to have some nice remixes. Shouts also to PENNYLANDS, SNIPPET and SWIM

  24. Chris Bye

    Press the right button, Chris.

    ALL THE PEOPLE – The Hills
    ELLIE BLEACH – I Want You So Bad
    KEITH JOHNSON – Bindweed
    THE CLEAR – The Planets
    THE GLASS CHILDREN – Anything Else

  25. Oldierob

    Greetings from Bangalore. Been delight listening to all the great tracks whilst being away on my own. Here is my 5

    ANDRE TAJCHMAN – I Am The Sun
    AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB – Moonlight
    ELK – Specimen
    RYDER – Nirvana
    SWIM – Be There

  26. bootsofspanishleather

    Love the different directions we go on again. Thanks all

    ANDRE TAJCHMAN – I Am The Sun
    AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB – Moonlight
    FEATHER HOUSE – Sunken Ship (Held Beneath The Waves)
    SAM EAGLE – Salt Water
    SNIPPET – Bad Man

  27. Steve Harris

    ALL THE PEOPLE – The Hills
    AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB – Moonlight
    SMTX MOUSE – Any Other Day
    SWIM – Be There
    THE CLEAR – The Planets

  28. Kev

    Great tunes!!

    DONAL QUINN – Ruul Ma World xxx
    KEITH JOHNSON – Bindweed
    PINE THE PILCROW – Where You Are
    SWIM – Be There
    THE CLEAR – The Planets

  29. Sam Pearce

    ELK – Specimen
    LONG FOR THE COAST – The Valley
    RYDER – Nirvana
    SWIM – Be There
    THE GLASS CHILDREN – Anything Else

  30. S Foxley

    AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB – Moonlight
    ELLIE BLEACH – I Want You So Bad
    SNIPPET – Bad Man
    THE CLEAR – The Planets
    THE LUKA STATE – Lies! Lies! Lies!

  31. AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB – Moonlight-proper band, exciting guitars and a driving beat, good use of dynamics.
    REN – Late Night Drive -love the guitar sounds in this, what a lovely voice, too.
    RICHARD WALTERS – What Did You Expect? Great production of a very well written song.
    RYDER – Nirvana EDM with lyrics,tune and purpose
    THEBOOKSHOPBAND – How Not To Woo A Woman What a find, great approach to songwriting,I’ll be visiting their page a lot this week.

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