Listening Post: Now Closed

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

DOUGIE HARLEY – With Leaving Birds
DRANG – I’m Doing Fine
EASTER ISLAND STATUES – Bow & Arrow
EMPATHY TEST — Everything Will Work Out
FAUVES – Twilight Daylight
FELIN – 21st Century
GITTA DE RIDDER – My Dear, Oh Boy, Oh Man
HONEYMILK – Havslaten
JACK WOODWARD – Higher
JANILEIGH COHEN – Sister
JOEL AVAIENT – Someone I Don’t Know
KING CATCHER – 15 Miles From Nowhere
KING KARTEL – Superficial
LORNE – Oil And Water
LUME – Magnets
MERE CHILD – Apparition
MERRYM’N – Ay Up, Ow At, Orate?
PACIFIC – Blinded
REIJO – All Three & The KGB
SIAN CROSS MUSIC – What Do You Learn
STERGIN – The Storm
THE LOVEPOOLS – See You In The Funny Papers
TODDLER – Man Made Wave
YOUNG CUB – Fragile

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. DRANG – I’m Doing Fine
    FELIN – 21st Century
    HONEYMILK – Havslaten
    KING CATCHER – 15 Miles From Nowhere
    THE LOVEPOOLS – See You In The Funny Papers

  2. Zoe Leonard

    HONEYMILK – Havslaten
    LORNE – Oil And Water
    LUME – Magnets
    REIJO – All Three & The KGB
    TODDLER – Man Made Wave

    Good stuff!

  3. Louis Johnson

    DOUGIE HARLEY – With Leaving Birds
    EMPATHY TEST — Everything Will Work Out
    JANILEIGH COHEN – Sister
    MERE CHILD – Apparition
    THE STONED CROWS – Nothing’s Gonna Change

  4. DRANG – I’m Doing Fine
    EASTER ISLAND STATUES – Bow & Arrow
    FELIN – 21st Century
    KING KARTEL – Superficial
    MERRYM’N – Ay Up, Ow At, Orate?

  5. DOUGIE HARLEY – With Leaving Birds
    GITTA DE RIDDER – My Dear, Oh Boy, Oh Man
    JANILEIGH COHEN – Sister
    JOEL AVAIENT – Someone I Don’t Know
    MERRYM’N – Ay Up, Ow At, Orate?

  6. <3

    DRANG – I’m Doing Fine
    FELIN – 21st Century
    HONEYMILK – Havslaten
    STERGIN – The Storm
    THE LOVEPOOLS – See You In The Funny Papers

  7. Pete

    Great selection!

  8. Pete

    FAUVES – Twilight Daylight
    JACK WOODWARD – Higher
    SIAN CROSS MUSIC – What Do You Learn
    STERGIN – The Storm
    YOUNG CUB – Fragile

  9. A genuinely strong selection, especially in terms of well-crafted pop. I’ve sadly not had time to mod the master list for a while but by golly, the shortlists have been strong of late.

    Could easily have included KING CATCHER, EMPATHY TEST, LUME, STERGIN

    EASTER ISLAND STATUES – Bow & Arrow
    FELIN – 21st Century
    JACK WOODWARD – Higher
    JOEL AVAIENT – Someone I Don’t Know
    SIAN CROSS MUSIC – What Do You Learn

  10. oldierob

    Thanks to all artists.
    Strong list as ever.
    Loving LUME lots and lots been on repeat for a while today
    If it was 6 selections then young cub would have been in too

    Have a good weekend all

    EASTER ISLAND STATUES – Bow & Arrow
    HONEYMILK – Havslaten
    LUME – Magnets
    PACIFIC – Blinded
    SIAN CROSS MUSIC – What Do You Learn

  11. Team Freshnet

    ARTISTS:
    The point of this page is to try out your music on strangers. The votes you get here will not increase your chances of radio airplay. So PLEASE DON’T tell friends/fans you’re on the Listening Post this weekend – they’ll take it as a hint to come and vote for you.

    We can always tell when lots of new people show up and start voting for one particular artist and we always disqualify those artists instantly and permanently.

  12. SweetP

    HONEYMILK – Havslaten
    JACK WOODWARD – Higher
    JANILEIGH COHEN – Sister
    JOEL AVAIENT – Someone I Don’t Know
    REIJO – All Three & The KGB

  13. Just the thing for after baking flapjack and a tough week. Our favs from the Post:

    Empathy Test – Everything will work out
    Honeymilk – Havslaten
    Lume – Magnets
    Mere Child – Apparition
    Young Cub – Fragile

  14. Privilege to listen to all that made the top 25 (and to all the others that narrowly missed out this week) ,believe me,some strong tunes just missed out this week so carry on submitting —and —-hopefully next time —
    But for THIS week,here’s what I liked most.

    DOUGIE HARLEY – With Leaving Birds
    EASTER ISLAND STATUES – Bow & Arrow
    KING CATCHER – 15 Miles From Nowhere
    LORNE – Oil And Water
    THE LOVEPOOLS – See You In The Funny Papers

    Carry on creating and believing —it’s what we do.
    Steff x

  15. EMPATHY TEST — Everything Will Work Out
    HONEYMILK – Havslaten
    JANILEIGH COHEN – Sister
    KING KARTEL – Superficial
    THE LOVEPOOLS – See You In The Funny Papers

  16. A strong week, but here’s my 5:

    DOUGIE HARLEY – With Leaving Birds
    EASTER ISLAND STATUES – Bow & Arrow
    HONEYMILK – Havslaten
    LORNE – Oil And Water
    PACIFIC – Blinded

  17. Michael

    Excellent tunage

  18. Michael

    Excellent tunage

    DRANG – I’m Doing Fine
    GITTA DE RIDDER – My Dear, Oh Boy, Oh Man
    JACK WOODWARD – Higher
    KING CATCHER – 15 Miles From Nowhere
    SIAN CROSS MUSIC – What Do You Learn

  19. DOUGIE HARLEY – With Leaving Birds
    DRANG – I’m Doing Fine
    JANILEIGH COHEN – Sister
    MERE CHILD – Apparition
    STERGIN – The Storm

  20. Me G

    DOUGIE HARLEY- love the rawness of the song, really nice.
    Honeymilk – “Havsla?ten” chill music
    King Katcher. like it, gets you from the start
    Mere child, lovely haunting sound
    Drang…. nice distant, drew me in .

    Well done to everyone on another great week, its an achievement to get through to this bit alone as there are so many great tracks in the submitted list (which is on soundcloud)
    Tough work as always trying to narrow it down to 5,

    Have a great week
    Love to all ,

    DOUGIE HARLEY – With Leaving Birds
    DRANG – I’m Doing Fine
    HONEYMILK – Havslaten
    KING CATCHER – 15 Miles From Nowhere
    MERE CHILD – Apparition

  21. Kira

    Loving LUME and YOUNG CUB by far

    EASTER ISLAND STATUES – Bow & Arrow
    JACK WOODWARD – Higher
    LORNE – Oil And Water
    LUME – Magnets
    YOUNG CUB – Fragile

  22. My 5 for this week

    EASTER ISLAND STATUES – Bow & Arrow
    FELIN – 21st Century
    JANILEIGH COHEN – Sister
    LORNE – Oil And Water
    YOUNG CUB – Fragile

    As ever if I had more, these were on my short-list

    GITTA DE RIDDER – My Dear, Oh Boy, Oh Man
    PACIFIC – Blinded

    oh and a shout out to my local Stokie MERRYM’N, ay up, ow at !

  23. Thanks.

    DOUGIE HARLEY – With Leaving Birds
    EASTER ISLAND STATUES – Bow & Arrow
    FELIN – 21st Century
    HONEYMILK – Havslaten
    KING CATCHER – 15 Miles From Nowhere

  24. Asua Ellimah

    GITTA DE RIDDER – My Dear, Oh Boy, Oh Man
    JANILEIGH COHEN – Sister
    KING CATCHER – 15 Miles From Nowhere
    PACIFIC – Blinded
    THE LOVEPOOLS – See You In The Funny Papers

  25. Another strong week. It’s tough to pick just five, but here they are:

    EASTER ISLAND STATUES – Bow & Arrow
    KING CATCHER – 15 Miles From Nowhere
    MERE CHILD – Apparition
    TODDLER – Man Made Wave
    YOUNG CUB – Fragile

    Thanks as always to every artist who takes the trouble to share their music here.

  26. Jeff

    FELIN – 21st Century
    JACK WOODWARD – Higher
    LUME – Magnets
    STERGIN – The Storm
    TODDLER – Man Made Wave

  27. Gersprungled

    My 5 this week. Congratulations to all that made the LP this week.

    EMPATHY TEST — Everything Will Work Out
    FAUVES – Twilight Daylight
    MERRYM’N – Ay Up, Ow At, Orate?
    STERGIN – The Storm
    YOUNG CUB – Fragile

  28. Harrington

    Look forward to the final choices being played.

    HONEYMILK – Havslaten
    JANILEIGH COHEN – Sister
    KING CATCHER – 15 Miles From Nowhere
    LORNE – Oil And Water
    YOUNG CUB – Fragile

  29. FAUVES – Twilight Daylight
    GITTA DE RIDDER – My Dear, Oh Boy, Oh Man
    HONEYMILK – Havslaten
    MERRYM’N – Ay Up, Ow At, Orate?
    YOUNG CUB – Fragile

  30. Biff

    FAUVES – Twilight Daylight
    FELIN – 21st Century
    GITTA DE RIDDER – My Dear, Oh Boy, Oh Man
    JANILEIGH COHEN – Sister
    STERGIN – The Storm

  31. :)!

    GITTA DE RIDDER – My Dear, Oh Boy, Oh Man
    JANILEIGH COHEN – Sister
    LORNE – Oil And Water
    LUME – Magnets
    STERGIN – The Storm

  32. My faves for the lyrics are
    OIL AND WATER
    and
    SISTER

    “Oil and Water” evokes a dark melancholic mood of a relationship of two parts that can’t come together but who are trying to, leaving wasteland. Perfect match of sound/vocals and message of the unique poetry which is more than part of the whole to this peace of art.

    “Sister” – how I loved the vocals when I came home from work on Thursday evening. Then, as the lyrics had been presented too and I could read them while listening, I was touched by the message that even the mother(s) are addressed as “sister”. Auch hier: Touching match of vocals and wording.

    But “Oil and Water” could stand strong even as sole poem, so that expressive dark track made my week this time.

  33. Pete

    HONEYMILK – Havslaten
    JACK WOODWARD – Higher
    LUME – Magnets
    STERGIN – The Storm
    YOUNG CUB – Fragile

  34. Howdy disco citizens. Some great tunes in this week, but these were the five I liked the most –

    JACK WOODWARD – Higher
    MERRYM’N – Ay Up, Ow At, Orate?
    PACIFIC – Blinded
    REIJO – All Three & The KGB
    THE LOVEPOOLS – See You In The Funny Papers

  35. Tom

    DOUGIE HARLEY – With Leaving Birds
    GITTA DE RIDDER – My Dear, Oh Boy, Oh Man
    KING CATCHER – 15 Miles From Nowhere
    LORNE – Oil And Water
    TODDLER – Man Made Wave

  36. Steve Harris

    DOUGIE HARLEY – With Leaving Birds
    DRANG – I’m Doing Fine
    EMPATHY TEST — Everything Will Work Out
    STERGIN – The Storm
    YOUNG CUB – Fragile

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