Listening Post: Now Closed

Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list APEX JOE MUSIC - I’m Ready To Die BEVERLY SHRILLS — Sophie CV - 02-210 DIDI - Bombs DREGAS - Bartender DUNCAN ALEX – Facebook ELO?SE – California GREEZYONTHETRACK - Good Vibes JDUFFY44 - Glorious Love JIMBODENI - Pushing Me Down KID TRENCH - The Big…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 241

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's 'Oldie' Rob Ball this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. I write this as news filters through of the explosion at MEN. Our thoughts go out to all those affected, many possibly having just experienced the joy - as…

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Listening Post: Now Closed

Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list ANDY ZUK - Jack Nicholson BETH DARBY - Happy Daze CAITLYN SCARLETT - Shangri-La THE CLEAR - When You Are Far Away CPNHGN - In Motion DANCEHALL - Virgin DANNY CLEAVER - Bored of Everything DIICE - Do Wrong EMMA MILLER - Burning Out THE EMPIRE…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 240

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Derval McCloat this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AILBHE REDDY - Fingertips Dubliner Ailbhe Reddy has come a very long way since 2014 when her home-demo was first picked up by Irish radio station Today FM. Tipped as…

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Q&A: Louis Barabbas

Louis Barabbas - where to begin? He's a musician, a writer, a record label boss... and a lover of peanuts!  He's also now the creator of Jocasta, a musical tragedy loosely based on the myth of Oedipus, which features our own Tom Robinson, as well as Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Bridie Jackson, Jami Reid-Quarrell, and many more, and which received support from the Arts Council.…

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Listening Post: Now Closed

Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list AILBHE REDDY - Fingertips ASTLES - Seasick BEFORE BREAKFAST - Fat Child BELLATRIX - After More CONOR MASON - Follow CORBON AMODIO - Deadpan DAN COOPER - Chicken FIFI RONG - The Same Road GOOD GIRL & THE BAD TIMES - Keep Your Yesterdays HUGH -…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 239

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend, and are reviewed this week by Fresh On The Net Founder and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Tom Robinson. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. It feels like an age since my last turn reviewing Fresh Faves here at Fresh On The Net and when you're out of…

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Review: Jocasta: A Musical Tragedy

Some stories are timeless. Oedipus, Hamlet, Star Wars, Harry Potter. The underlying themes are resolutely tragic and the leading characters resolutely masculine. Louis Barabbas, whose band The Bedlam Six released their swansong album Down Down Down back in 2016, (check out our review here) combines his love of the classics with attention to contemporary political intrigue to create an epic, 31-track feminist-oriented double-album. How else…

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Listening Post: Now Closed

Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list ARMCHAIR COMMITTEE - Virginia Creeper BRASS KNUCKLE BRASS BAND - Green Light (Lorde Cover) CAFE SUPERSTAR RECORDINGS - Robo Learns To Whistle DAWNINGS - Activate It DRAGOMAN - Broken Toys Song ENSEMBLE ft. DONNA MACIOCIA - Silence FETHERSTONE – Nicole FOGGY CITY ORPHAN - Cheer Up…

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Review: DIDI Sorry and Awkward

In the music industry, the dividing line between those behind the mixing desk and those behind the mike can seem like the boundary between two nations. Different cultures, different personalities, even different languages. The divide is gendered, too, with far fewer women in the engineering and producing space, so a successful female producer who transitions to performer is bound to attract attention. Lauren Deakin Davies…

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