Listening Post: Now Closed

Listening Post

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

AARON DOUGLAS – Come Back To Me
ANT THOMAZ – Right There
DEAD DAYS – The Winter
EYES & NO EYES – IG00156
HATTY KEANE – Never Love Again
HIZZLEMUSIC – Dean
JACK IN A BOX – Pages
JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
LEENA – Pretty Girl
LOCKS – Skin
MAAIKE SIEGERIST – Where Do Sparrows Go?
MARCO CINELLI – Uh Some
MORO AND THE SILENT REVOLUTION – Sun/Dawn
N.O.U. – Signal From Noise
NIGHTJJAR – Hapax Legomenon
OLIVER MORGAN RUSSELL – Are You Listening
RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams
RIVAL BONES – Want You Madly
SOME KIND OF LEADER – Dog Club
THE KING’S PARADE – Night Calls
THE MALARKEY – Bury The Hatchet
THE PEARL HARTS – Lara
TIGER RAGS – Flags And Messages
UNSTOPPABLE SWEETIES SHOW – Nice Guys Finish Pasta
VALERAS – The Mask

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.

31 Comments

  1. Eliot Ash

    DEAD DAYS – The Winter
    THE PEARL HARTS – Lara
    TIGER RAGS – Flags And Messages
    UNSTOPPABLE SWEETIES SHOW – Nice Guys Finish Pasta
    VALERAS – The Mask

  2. :)!

    DEAD DAYS – The Winter [BAM!]
    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
    MAAIKE SIEGERIST – Where Do Sparrows Go? [Lyrics! Lyrics!]
    N.O.U. – Signal From Noise [follow the flow]
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams

    This week’s Inbox had been filled up with musik from divers genres and, as a matter of fact, those tracks were of incredible quality, too. So it is easy to pick 5 diverse faves, but it is hard to leave it up with 5, as there are more good deserving tracks.

    My top fave of this week is a classical piano piece of which the song-description tells: “… In Sufism exists an allegory […] according to which the essences of the possible beings do exist in the darkness before being manifested by the divine light, as the motes of dust suspended in the air in a darken room don’t become visible until they are lit by a light ray. …” (JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam)

    Have a merry Xmas all!
    :)!, Ludwig, looking forward to the following Xmas-Special-Edition of all the tracks that have been submitted the last weeks. (And my ears looking [?hearing!] forward to the [silent?] break.)

  3. Here we go:

    DEAD DAYS – The Winter
    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
    MAAIKE SIEGERIST – Where Do Sparrows Go?
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams
    SOME KIND OF LEADER – Dog Club

    Happy Xmas…..

  4. Steve Whitehouse

    My choices this week

    EYES & NO EYES – IG00156
    MAAIKE SIEGERIST – Where Do Sparrows Go?
    N.O.U. – Signal From Noise
    RIVAL BONES – Want You Madly
    VALERAS – The Mask

  5. Hollly

    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
    MARCO CINELLI – Uh Some
    OLIVER MORGAN RUSSELL – Are You Listening
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams
    THE KING’S PARADE – Night Calls

  6. Interesting and diverse selection of tracks that show the breadth and the depth of the moderators musical tastes. Me, I like a bit of noise which has influenced my selection this week…

    HIZZLEMUSIC – Dean
    LOCKS – Skin
    THE MALARKEY – Bury The Hatchet
    THE PEARL HARTS – Lara
    UNSTOPPABLE SWEETIES SHOW – Nice Guys Finish Pasta

    Happy festivities folks have a great Christmas and here’s hoping for a peaceful and prosperous new year.

    Paul x

  7. Really strong and eclectic selection to end out 2017, tough job choosing the final five. Honourable mentions to Jack In A Box and the Pearl Harts, with Rachel Croft’s dark and smoky “Only Dreams” as my overall favourite.

    HATTY KEANE – Never Love Again
    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
    NIGHTJJAR – Hapax Legomenon
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams
    THE MALARKEY – Bury The Hatchet

  8. Best wishes.

    EYES & NO EYES – IG00156
    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
    LOCKS – Skin
    N.O.U. – Signal From Noise
    THE PEARL HARTS – Lara

  9. Gin

    Best wishes

    EYES & NO EYES – IG00156
    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
    MAAIKE SIEGERIST – Where Do Sparrows Go?
    N.O.U. – Signal From Noise
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams

  10. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone :)

    EYES & NO EYES – IG00156
    JACK IN A BOX – Pages
    MAAIKE SIEGERIST – Where Do Sparrows Go?
    MORO AND THE SILENT REVOLUTION – Sun/Dawn
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams

  11. EYES & NO EYES – IG00156
    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
    LOCKS – Skin
    MORO AND THE SILENT REVOLUTION – Sun/Dawn
    TIGER RAGS – Flags And Messages

  12. Derv

    Merry Christmas … See you in ’18

    DEAD DAYS – The Winter
    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam ?
    LOCKS – Skin
    SOME KIND OF LEADER – Dog Club
    THE KING’S PARADE – Night Calls ?

  13. Final 5 of the year:

    ANT THOMAZ – Right There
    JACK IN A BOX – Pages
    LOCKS – Skin
    N.O.U. – Signal From Noise
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams

    Merry Christmas to all, and here’s to more great new music in 2018 x

  14. Thanks y’all – Merry Christmas!

    ANT THOMAZ – Right There
    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
    LOCKS – Skin
    THE MALARKEY – Bury The Hatchet
    UNSTOPPABLE SWEETIES SHOW – Nice Guys Finish Pasta

  15. Love for LOCKS and THE PEARL HEARTS, TIGER RAGS too

  16. MORO AND THE SILENT REVOLUTION – Sun/Dawn
    NIGHTJJAR – Hapax Legomenon
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams
    RIVAL BONES – Want You Madly
    THE MALARKEY – Bury The Hatchet

  17. Tony Windows

    HIZZLEMUSIC – Dean
    JACK IN A BOX – Pages
    SOME KIND OF LEADER – Dog Club
    TIGER RAGS – Flags And Messages
    VALERAS – The Mask

  18. Rich Castle

    Some awesome new music on this playlist. Personal favourite of mine is Dean by hizzlemusic really deep story and liking the flow of this original rapper!! ????

    HIZZLEMUSIC – Dean
    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
    LEENA – Pretty Girl
    N.O.U. – Signal From Noise
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams

  19. Lots of good music to end the year. Stand out tracks this week were from Oliver Morgan Russell (a bit musical theatre – love it!) and The Kings Parade. Here are the five, that could have been more…

    AARON DOUGLAS – Come Back To Me
    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
    MORO AND THE SILENT REVOLUTION – Sun/Dawn
    OLIVER MORGAN RUSSELL – Are You Listening
    THE KING’S PARADE – Night Calls

    All the best for a happy and peaceful festive season xx

  20. SweetP

    LEENA – Pretty Girl
    LOCKS – Skin
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams
    THE KING’S PARADE – Night Calls
    VALERAS – The Mask

  21. Elia

    HATTY KEANE – Never Love Again
    UNSTOPPABLE SWEETIES SHOW – Nice Guys Finish Pasta
    N.O.U. – Signal From Noise
    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
    VALERAS – The Mask

  22. oldierob

    Well that wasn’t easy. Some great tracks missed out

    HATTY KEANE – Never Love Again
    HIZZLEMUSIC – Dean
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams
    RIVAL BONES – Want You Madly
    THE KING’S PARADE – Night Calls

    Best wishes to all and I look forward to even more great tracks in 2018

  23. Tom

    Thanks to everyone for contributing to our last Listening Post of 2017. We’ll be back a week today with a playlist containing every single Christmas Themed song we’ve been sent in the last few weeks and we look forward to your comments on those… Meanwhile these were my five faves from this batch:

    MAAIKE SIEGERIST – Where Do Sparrows Go?
    MORO AND THE SILENT REVOLUTION – Sun/Dawn
    SOME KIND OF LEADER – Dog Club
    TIGER RAGS – Flags And Messages
    UNSTOPPABLE SWEETIES SHOW – Nice Guys Finish Pasta

    I did also very much like EYES & NO EYES, but am already playing them on the radio twice this weekend. HIZZLE is a talented artist, but featured on my BBC Mixtape only last month. [Please wait 12 weeks after we’ve supported you on the Faves or Mixtape before resubmitting, folks].

    Great punk attitude and energy from THE MALARKY. But “White Riot” by The Clash delivered an entire manifesto (plus guitar solo) in under two minutes, whereas this was almost four. Likewise JACK IN A BOX sound like a strong band with a great vocalist and a decent song. But the arrangement could easily have been two minutes shorter without losing any of the song’s essence, and would have doubled the impact.

    Just one man’s opinion – but unless you’re aiming to be the next Radiohead or Mogwai then it strikes me that in most cases less is usually more.

  24. Steve

    Happy Xmas

    DEAD DAYS – The Winter
    EYES & NO EYES – IG00156
    LEENA – Pretty Girl
    RIVAL BONES – Want You Madly
    THE PEARL HARTS – Lara

  25. EYES & NO EYES – IG00156
    LOCKS – Skin
    MAAIKE SIEGERIST – Where Do Sparrows Go?
    MORO AND THE SILENT REVOLUTION – Sun/Dawn
    TIGER RAGS – Flags And Messages

  26. Great stuff from all again this week:

    HIZZLEMUSIC – Dean
    MAAIKE SIEGERIST – Where Do Sparrows Go?
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams
    TIGER RAGS – Flags And Messages
    UNSTOPPABLE SWEETIES SHOW – Nice Guys Finish Pasta

    Looking forward to next year already. Have Merry Christmases and New Year’s celebrations. See you all on the flip side. Xx

  27. Mark Harris

    Loving the track by Hatty Keane different and enjoyable.

    HATTY KEANE – Never Love Again
    OLIVER MORGAN RUSSELL – Are You Listening
    THE MALARKEY – Bury The Hatchet
    TIGER RAGS – Flags And Messages
    VALERAS – The Mask

  28. MAAIKE SIEGERIST – Where Do Sparrows Go?
    N.O.U. – Signal From Noise
    THE PEARL HARTS – Lara
    TIGER RAGS – Flags And Messages
    UNSTOPPABLE SWEETIES SHOW – Nice Guys Finish Pasta

  29. Me G

    Juan Maria Solare – …..Just beautiful
    LOCKS – Skin liking ….Nice
    The King’s Parade – Night Calls ….Liking
    The Malarkey – Bury The Hatchet ..I really like this ,I like the sound, some parts of it are fantastic.
    Hope people take the time to get past the 20 sec intro to appreciate what is a great song.

    Unstoppable Sweeties Show – Nice Guys Finish Pasta… This is different, love it

    JUAN MARIA SOLARE – Mote Of Dust Suspended In A Sunbeam
    LOCKS – Skin
    THE KING’S PARADE – Night Calls
    THE MALARKEY – Bury The Hatchet
    UNSTOPPABLE SWEETIES SHOW – Nice Guys Finish Pasta

  30. Steve Harris

    AARON DOUGLAS – Come Back To Me
    HATTY KEANE – Never Love Again
    HIZZLEMUSIC – Dean
    MORO AND THE SILENT REVOLUTION – Sun/Dawn
    THE KING’S PARADE – Night Calls

  31. AARON DOUGLAS – Come Back To Me
    MORO AND THE SILENT REVOLUTION – Sun/Dawn
    RACHEL CROFT – Only Dreams
    SOME KIND OF LEADER – Dog Club
    THE KING’S PARADE – Night Calls

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