Listening Post: Now Closed [Batch 235]

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

AFRIKAN BOY – LITW
ALEX RAINSFORD – Warning Shot
AMERY – So Good
ANNEKA – Life Force
BRIDIE JACKSON – No Baby To Lull
CLIMBING TREES – Lost
COURTEOUS THIEF – Once Burnt
GREATER SIRENS – The First Big Number
HALCYON – Tongue Tied
JACK PERRETT – No Time For Me
JOESOLOMUSIC – Blue Town
KIDS AND CHEMICALS – Sea Of Trees
LOBARNES – Fill My Lungs
MATIJA DEDIC – Afmazur
MILANO SUN – Boomerang
NIC EVENNETT – Somehow ft. UNJAY
RHAIN – Tall Ships
SAMAIREY – Lacuna
SOLBERG – I Never Liked Sundays Anyway
STEPHEN EVANS – Shorts
THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge
TINY ARROWS – The Antidote
TOAST OF BOTSWANA – Storm of Dust
TWIST HELIX – Pulse
TYNE – Girly

Team Freshnet

Any artist is welcome to send us a track via our inbox anytime from Monday to Thursday morning. It will be heard by every member of our moderation team that week. 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.

28 Comments

  1. SweetP

    ANNEKA – Life Force
    SAMAIREY – Lacuna
    SOLBERG – I Never Liked Sundays Anyway
    TINY ARROWS – The Antidote
    TWIST HELIX – Pulse

  2. Derv

    Smokey lounge, dimmed sunset hued lights, leather armchairs steeped with the scent of tobacco and musk, large single malt, an easy body and a restful mind – that’s where I’m at with the Matija Dedic track.

    ANNEKA – Life Force – Your voice reminds me of Gris-de-lin – light as air and delicate as fine bone china.
    JACK PERRETT – No Time For Me – All the frantic energy of Sat night in the city!
    MATIJA DEDIC – Afmazur – Take me to the live lounge please!
    MILANO SUN – Boomerang – Very Gold Celeste (which is a mega good thing!)
    TINY ARROWS – The Antidote – This is just beautiful – a total joy of a song!

  3. ANNEKA – Life Force
    JOESOLOMUSIC – Blue Town
    KIDS AND CHEMICALS – Sea Of Trees
    MATIJA DEDIC – Afmazur
    RHAIN – Tall Ships

    (I would vote for Bridie Jackson, but I’m a bit biased!)

  4. Difficult to choose this week, I’ve had to leave out some great songs that I’ve featured on the blog that would usually be a shoe in for my fave five. Milano Sun, Twist Helix and Tiny Arrows were real contenders but just missed out.

    BRIDIE JACKSON – No Baby To Lull
    COURTEOUS THIEF – Once Burnt
    JACK PERRETT – No Time For Me
    STEPHEN EVANS – Shorts
    THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge

    Enjoy your weekend everyone.

    Paul x

  5. GREATER SIRENS – The First Big Number
    KIDS AND CHEMICALS – Sea Of Trees
    MILANO SUN – Boomerang
    SOLBERG – I Never Liked Sundays Anyway
    TINY ARROWS – The Antidote

  6. Really love Rhain. I am embarrased to say I must have had a moment when I listened to Anneka on the inbox (so glad the ears my fellow wonderful moderators picked up on what is a wonderful track – it is fabulous).
    Some great music this week, and hard to pick.
    Hope everyone has a wonderful, sunny and happy weekend:)

    ANNEKA – Life Force
    BRIDIE JACKSON – No Baby To Lull
    RHAIN – Tall Ships
    THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge
    TYNE – Girly

  7. Steve Whitehouse

    ANNEKA – Life Force
    JACK PERRETT – No Time For Me
    KIDS AND CHEMICALS – Sea Of Trees
    RHAIN – Tall Ships
    TOAST OF BOTSWANA – Storm of Dust

  8. James Morris

    My pick this week but favourite was Climbing Trees and I loved the madness of Stephen Evans Shorts.

    CLIMBING TREES – Lost
    GREATER SIRENS – The First Big Number
    MILANO SUN – Boomerang
    STEPHEN EVANS – Shorts
    TOAST OF BOTSWANA – Storm of Dust

  9. Jim

    GREATER SIRENS – The First Big Number
    KIDS AND CHEMICALS – Sea Of Trees
    RHAIN – Tall Ships
    TOAST OF BOTSWANA – Storm of Dust
    TYNE – Girly

  10. :)!

    BRIDIE JACKSON – No Baby To Lull
    LOBARNES – Fill My Lungs
    NIC EVENNETT – Somehow ft. UNJAY
    SAMAIREY – Lacuna
    THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge

    if I had more votes:
    AFRIKAN BOY – LITW
    SOLBERG – I Never Liked Sundays Anyway

  11. Luke Streeter

    BRIDIE JACKSON – No Baby To Lull
    CLIMBING TREES – Lost
    COURTEOUS THIEF – Once Burnt
    GREATER SIRENS – The First Big Number
    HALCYON – Tongue Tied

  12. AFRIKAN BOY – LITW
    CLIMBING TREES – Lost
    GREATER SIRENS – The First Big Number
    THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge
    TWIST HELIX – Pulse

  13. A particularly good week for me with the following tracks –
    Loved many others as well! – carry on creating!

    COURTEOUS THIEF – Once Burnt
    KIDS AND CHEMICALS – Sea Of Trees
    THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge
    TINY ARROWS – The Antidote
    TWIST HELIX – Pulse

  14. Another weekend and another listening post. A few others on my shortlist but these five were the ones jumping off the page this week.

    BRIDIE JACKSON – No Baby To Lull
    LOBARNES – Fill My Lungs
    MATIJA DEDIC – Afmazur
    SOLBERG – I Never Liked Sundays Anyway
    THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge

    Have fun in the sun,

    Sean
    Sonic Breakfast

  15. Thought the AFRIKAN BOY track was exceptional – LITW stands for “living in the west” – a young man’s life story mapped out with unflinching, poetic truthfulness. Listened several times and ended up with moist eyes on each occasion. Just hope he’s uploaded it to BBC Introducing (minus the F-bomb) so we can play it on the radio :-)

    AFRIKAN BOY – LITW
    CLIMBING TREES – Lost
    JOESOLOMUSIC – Blue Town
    LOBARNES – Fill My Lungs
    NIC EVENNETT – Somehow ft. UNJAY

  16. Lena Kraft

    ANNEKA – Life Force
    BRIDIE JACKSON – No Baby To Lull
    THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge
    TINY ARROWS – The Antidote
    TOAST OF BOTSWANA – Storm of Dust

  17. Sam Pearce

    ALEX RAINSFORD – Warning Shot
    AMERY – So Good
    NIC EVENNETT – Somehow ft. UNJAY
    SOLBERG – I Never Liked Sundays Anyway
    TYNE – Girly

  18. bootsofspanishleather

    Wonderfully diverse week again. My thanks, respect and appreciation for laying yourselves open. I could have picked at least 12 !

    AFRIKAN BOY – LITW
    AMERY – So Good
    JOESOLOMUSIC – Blue Town
    LOBARNES – Fill My Lungs
    THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge

  19. Kerstin

    ALEX RAINSFORD – Warning Shot
    AMERY – So Good
    CLIMBING TREES – Lost
    JOESOLOMUSIC – Blue Town
    TOAST OF BOTSWANA – Storm of Dust

  20. First thing to say is that this is one awesome collection of tracks. Listening to most of every track was exhausting but also meant we kept changing our minds about which five to pick. ‘Afrikan Boy’ starts like it might be the most beautiful song ever written but it doesn’t develop which is our only criticism. If you start so superbly you give yourself a lot to live up to! Good all the same. Kids and Chemicals make a geninely life-affirming noise. Anneka is dreamy and ethereal (like we try to be at times!). Matija Dedic appealed to our trippy jazz side and Tiny Arrows, well it’s just gorgeous really. Apologies to all the other amazing artists we nearly voted for and might have done so on a different day. )

    AFRIKAN BOY – LITW
    ANNEKA – Life Force
    KIDS AND CHEMICALS – Sea Of Trees
    MATIJA DEDIC – Afmazur
    TINY ARROWS – The Antidote

  21. COURTEOUS THIEF – Once Burnt
    GREATER SIRENS – The First Big Number
    JOESOLOMUSIC – Blue Town
    STEPHEN EVANS – Shorts
    TINY ARROWS – The Antidote

  22. oldierob

    Apologies to all the other great acts , these 5 pipped some other lovely new music. To all those who submit thank you.

    ALEX RAINSFORD – Warning Shot
    AMERY – So Good
    COURTEOUS THIEF – Once Burnt
    JACK PERRETT – No Time For Me
    THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge

  23. My five faves for this week:

    ALEX RAINSFORD – Warning Shot
    BRIDIE JACKSON – No Baby To Lull
    HALCYON – Tongue Tied
    JOESOLOMUSIC – Blue Town
    TOAST OF BOTSWANA – Storm of Dust

    Thanks as always to the artists who share their music here.

    Flo xx

  24. Gersprungled

    Had to make time to listen here this week. I normally have this as a routine.
    Glad I made time as these 5 are great.
    The Howl & the Hum steal it from Lobarnes for me. But as ever there are 5 winners.

    KIDS AND CHEMICALS – Sea Of Trees
    LOBARNES – Fill My Lungs
    MATIJA DEDIC – Afmazur
    SOLBERG – I Never Liked Sundays Anyway
    THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge

  25. Tiny Arrows

    ANNEKA – Life Force
    KIDS AND CHEMICALS – Sea Of Trees
    LOBARNES – Fill My Lungs
    TOAST OF BOTSWANA – Storm of Dust
    TYNE – Girly

  26. My 5 for this week

    COURTEOUS THIEF – Once Burnt
    KIDS AND CHEMICALS – Sea Of Trees
    SAMAIREY – Lacuna
    THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge
    TYNE – Girly

    Not long now before my 3 month wait on the side lines is up and I can submit my own stuff again

  27. BRIDIE JACKSON – No Baby To Lull -Bluesy stuff from the excellent debt records.
    COURTEOUS THIEF – Once Burnt – Driving beat. Prepare th stadium.
    HALCYON – Tongue Tied. -Epic.
    MILANO SUN – Boomerang -The drummer likes Ringo’s fills on A Day in the Life and that’s good enough for me. Beatley in a good way
    SOLBERG – I Never Liked Sundays Anyway. I’m put in mind of Stephen Bishop and, for me, this is a good thing.

  28. AFRIKAN BOY – LITW
    GREATER SIRENS – The First Big Number
    JOESOLOMUSIC – Blue Town
    SOLBERG – I Never Liked Sundays Anyway
    THE HOWL & THE HUM – Godmanchester Chinese Bridge

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