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Listening Post 242

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 Hop
KOBA – Chase
THE LOVEPOOLS – Animal Instinct
MILES PASCALL – Laila’s Song
MINTBALL – Drummie
THE RAUDIVE – Euphoria Calling
SHE MAKES WAR – I Want My Country Back
TAMU MASSIF – Animals
TIME FOR T – Wax
TOM HAINES – Yitzoid
TOM LUMLEY – Running From Our Lives
THE TRUSTED – Sunlight
TWO DAY COMA – Still Swimming
WILD EYED BOY – I Don’t Know Anymore
YGHD – Ghosts On VHS

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.

36 Comments

  1. APEX JOE MUSIC – I’m Ready To Die
    KID TRENCH – The Big Hop
    THE LOVEPOOLS – Animal Instinct
    SHE MAKES WAR – I Want My Country Back
    YGHD – Ghosts On VHS

  2. Isabelle

    GREEZYONTHETRACK – Good Vibes
    THE LOVEPOOLS – Animal Instinct
    MILES PASCALL – Laila’s Song
    MINTBALL – Drummie
    TAMU MASSIF – Animals

  3. Wild Eyed Boy

    ELO?SE – California
    GREEZYONTHETRACK – Good Vibes
    THE RAUDIVE – Euphoria Calling
    SHE MAKES WAR – I Want My Country Back
    TWO DAY COMA – Still Swimming

    All these tracks are really cool! Still Swimming by Two Day Coma was my fave out of these 5 I think.

  4. So refreshing to see an Artist that is featured on the Listening Post sharing their love for the other featured acts –shows the true spirit –thumbs up to you Wild Eyed Boy –BTW,you just happen to be my fave track of the week!

  5. Christina

    ELO?SE – California
    KID TRENCH – The Big Hop
    KOBA – Chase
    WILD EYED BOY – I Don’t Know Anymore
    YGHD – Ghosts On VHS

  6. THE LOVEPOOLS – Animal Instinct
    THE RAUDIVE – Euphoria Calling
    SHE MAKES WAR – I Want My Country Back
    WILD EYED BOY – I Don’t Know Anymore
    YGHD – Ghosts On VHS

  7. SweetP

    JIMBODENI – Pushing Me Down
    TOM LUMLEY – Running From Our Lives
    TWO DAY COMA – Still Swimming
    WILD EYED BOY – I Don’t Know Anymore
    YGHD – Ghosts On VHS

  8. Jimbodeni

    Very difficult to get these down to 5!

    APEX JOE MUSIC – I’m Ready To Die
    ELO?SE – California
    KID TRENCH – The Big Hop
    TOM LUMLEY – Running From Our Lives
    TWO DAY COMA – Still Swimming

  9. My five faves…
    APEX JOE MUSIC – I’m Ready To Die
    DUNCAN ALEX – Facebook
    GREEZYONTHETRACK – Good Vibes
    JIMBODENI – Pushing Me Down
    SHE MAKES WAR – I Want My Country Back

    As you can hear, it’s a strong Listening Post this week. There were loads more great tracks we couldn’t even fit in from the likes of ARRON ERSKINE, BLUEPINT, DAKKA SKANKS, DEAD SEA NAVIGATORS, DEM, IRASCIBLE FUCK BRIGADE, LEGS HAMILTON, MAGICHOUR, SUPER CRAZY BRAIN and VILA among many others. I do hope this week’s UK-based artists have uploaded their tunes to BBC Introducing so that we can consider em for airplay… Have a great Bank Holiday weekend everyone…

  10. Rods

    APEX JOE MUSIC – I’m Ready To Die – Nice louche London flows.
    CV – 02-210 – Niche and nice to hear against all the other tracks
    TIME FOR T – Wax
    TOM HAINES – Yitzoid – Always good to hear some Jazz
    TOM LUMLEY – Running From Our Lives – Has a Boys Of Summer Don Henley vibe with a touch of Dire Straits. Radio 2 written all over this.

    A.O.B.
    DiDi – Bombs is too close to Noah & The Whale ‘L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.’

  11. oldierob

    How the hell are you supposed to only pick 5 tracks from this great bunch and as `Tom said there were other greats we had to leave out. Unfortunately this room is only licensed for 25 and the security guard is not someone I wish to argue with

  12. Such a wonderfully eclectic bunch of songs. Particularly liked ‘Time For Tea’.

    KID TRENCH – The Big Hop
    TAMU MASSIF – Animals
    TIME FOR T – Wax
    TOM HAINES – Yitzoid
    TWO DAY COMA – Still Swimming

  13. Thanks every one . I appreciate you sharing your hard work. I really enjoyed listening, thank you ,
    My 5 are,

    DREGAS – Bartender
    DUNCAN ALEX – Facebook
    JIMBODENI – Pushing Me Down
    TOM LUMLEY – Running From Our Lives
    YGHD – Ghosts On VHS

  14. Here’s my 5:

    DREGAS – Bartender
    ELO?SE – California
    KOBA – Chase
    MINTBALL – Drummie
    YGHD – Ghosts On VHS

    Enjoy the long weekend all…

  15. :)!

    CV – 02-210
    DIDI – Bombs
    DREGAS – Bartender
    SHE MAKES WAR – I Want My Country Back
    TAMU MASSIF – Animals

    For me outstanding CV with 02-210 – lush and flourish guitar riffs ascending throughout, more than noise, soundscape of “Cape Good Hope North-Guitaria”.

    DREGAS – excellent, all the recent submissions were too …

    TAMU MASSIF – mmmh. :)

  16. Just a note in response to Rods comment about the DIDI track being too similar to Noah and the Whale for his liking. In the track description you will find them credited so Rods was spot on. So it’s deliberate, not a coincidence.

  17. ELO?SE – California
    JIMBODENI – Pushing Me Down
    KID TRENCH – The Big Hop
    SHE MAKES WAR – I Want My Country Back
    TOM LUMLEY – Running From Our Lives

  18. Great group of artists, much enjoyed. Here’s our selection x

    BEVERLY SHRILLS — Sophie
    ELO?SE – California
    THE RAUDIVE – Euphoria Calling
    SHE MAKES WAR – I Want My Country Back
    TIME FOR T – Wax

  19. APEX JOE MUSIC – I’m Ready To Die
    DUNCAN ALEX – Facebook
    THE LOVEPOOLS – Animal Instinct
    TIME FOR T – Wax
    TOM HAINES – Yitzoid

  20. Gersprungled

    Happy Sunday to all. These caught my attention.

    GREEZYONTHETRACK – Good Vibes
    KOBA – Chase
    THE RAUDIVE – Euphoria Calling
    TAMU MASSIF – Animals
    TWO DAY COMA – Still Swimming

  21. APEX JOE MUSIC – I’m Ready To Die
    DIDI – Bombs
    MINTBALL – Drummie
    SHE MAKES WAR – I Want My Country Back
    TOM HAINES – Yitzoid

  22. Wow, tough choices to make. So many excellent tracks.

    JIMBODENI – Pushing Me Down
    THE LOVEPOOLS – Animal Instinct
    MINTBALL – Drummie
    TOM HAINES – Yitzoid
    WILD EYED BOY – I Don’t Know Anymore

  23. Jojo

    APEX JOE MUSIC – I’m Ready To Die
    ELO?SE – California
    KID TRENCH – The Big Hop
    TOM LUMLEY – Running From Our Lives
    YGHD – Ghosts On VHS

    Jojo :)

  24. CV – 02-210
    DREGAS – Bartender
    THE RAUDIVE – Euphoria Calling
    TAMU MASSIF – Animals
    YGHD – Ghosts On VHS

  25. Simon G

    APEX JOE MUSIC – I’m Ready To Die
    GREEZYONTHETRACK – Good Vibes
    JIMBODENI – Pushing Me Down
    KOBA – Chase
    THE TRUSTED – Sunlight

    A lovely collection of eclectic tunes!

  26. Have to agree – this is a very strong listening post. My stand-out track is supplied by Mintball, I could keep that going round in my head all day (and probably will). It’s great to hear DIDI too, whether channelling Noah and the Whale or her own sounds.

    Here are the five…

    DIDI – Bombs
    MINTBALL – Drummie
    TAMU MASSIF – Animals
    TOM LUMLEY – Running From Our Lives
    THE TRUSTED – Sunlight

    Thanks as ever to all the artists who go to the trouble of sharing their music here.

  27. oldierob

    Thanks all the artists for a great week, I had my longlist at 12 making the final choice very tough.

    here are my top 5

    JIMBODENI – Pushing Me Down
    KID TRENCH – The Big Hop
    KOBA – Chase
    SHE MAKES WAR – I Want My Country Back
    YGHD – Ghosts On VHS

  28. oldierob

    Thanks also to the acts who came in and listened to the other selected acts and made their choices #respect

  29. Steve Harris

    Really hard choosing this week…

    APEX JOE MUSIC – I’m Ready To Die
    BEVERLY SHRILLS — Sophie
    GREEZYONTHETRACK – Good Vibes
    JIMBODENI – Pushing Me Down
    THE RAUDIVE – Euphoria Calling

    Additional two thumbs up for THE LOVEPOOLS, THE TRUSTED, WILD EYED BOY, YGHD, SHE MAKES WAR and TAMU MASSIF.

  30. “Unfortunately this room is only licensed for 25 and the security guard is not someone I wish to argue with – oldierob” #damnthesecurityguard

    We’ll vote when we can – our top 5 :)

  31. brain block haha – for some reason thought it would automatically print our selection – oops – here now:-
    ELO?SE – California
    Time for T – wax
    Jim Bodeni – Pushing me down
    Tom Lumley – Running for our lives
    YGHD – Ghosts on VHS

  32. She Makes War was a favourite.

    GREEZYONTHETRACK – Good Vibes
    KID TRENCH – The Big Hop
    THE LOVEPOOLS – Animal Instinct
    SHE MAKES WAR – I Want My Country Back
    TOM HAINES – Yitzoid

  33. CV – 02-210
    DREGAS – Bartender
    JDUFFY44 — Glorious Love
    TAMU MASSIF – Animals
    THE LOVEPOOLS – Animal Instinct

    Well done to all who submitted to the dropbox this week – I admire and respect your servitude to your art! Keep going!
    + looking forward to reviewing this week’s Faves! :)

  34. JDUFFY44

    Yey. I made the list :) Thanks Benji

  35. Tom lumley

    Thanks to everyone who listened and chose my song! It’s a pleasure to of made it into this weeks fresh faves :)

  36. Hey All!

    I know I’m super late to the party – flew home to California the week of this Listening Post for the first time in a full year and was incredibly distracted by about a million catch-ups so apologies for my delayed comment!

    So ridiculously honored to have been chosen – massive thank you to everyone who listened and enjoyed my track!! There were so many amazing songs on the list so I am beyond humbled to have been included. Also, a huge thank you to the Freshnet team – it’s so easy to become discouraged as an independent artist these days and you guys truly give us hope by offering a wonderful and unbiased place for us to send our music and get honest feedback. Much love to you and the listening post regulars for being so generous with your ears!!

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