Listening Post: Batch 271

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

BEVERLEY SHRILLS – Woah
BILK – Give Up
COLOUR – Black
DANTE – Beachcomber
DHARMA WILD – Emi Koussi
DIDI – Fast And Furious
ELMZ XIX – Penny to the Pound
GUY CALLED GREG – Morning Sun
JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter
K-LANTA — Sunlight
KASAJJA – Iii) Telegraph Ave
KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif
MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
MUDDY SUMMERS & THE DFWS – Hungry Little Human
SAMUEL JACK – Kill All The Lights
SEVEN CITIES – Sanity
SHANGHAI BLUES – Fall
SNAIL COLLECTORS – Morning Person
SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You
SOMASU – Let’s See Why
SUNDAY ARCHES – Holding A Flame
SYKOYA – Rising Up
THE RECOUPES – All I Know
THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

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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.

54 Comments

  1. Wow! Wow – Another amazing selection! Thank you again for including us on the list for the 2nd week running.

    Favourite by far is DANTE. Love it!

  2. DANTE – Beachcomber
    KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
    SAMUEL JACK – Kill All The Lights
    SUNDAY ARCHES – Holding A Flame
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

  3. These are my five picks this week.
    Especially enjoyed the sentiment in Hungry Little Human and Snippet’s Hurt For You was another beautiful track from a great songwriter.

    BEVERLEY SHRILLS – Woah
    DANTE – Beachcomber
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    MUDDY SUMMERS & THE DFWS – Hungry Little Human
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You

    Cheers,
    Shorts x

  4. Nottingham’s Elmz XIX were my favourite this week. I always look for originality, distinctiveness and imagination. This has all three. It sits somewhere between Grime and BritHop but uses a spacious sparse background, clever drops and rhythmically mixed East-Midlands-dialect rap. The lyrics are light-hearted and engaging. The combination of deep voices and BVs that jump about here and there works a treat. The breakz add to the sense of breathing space. Unique and entertaining, 100% British and very contemporary. One to watch.

    Colour are from Liverpool and describe themselves as a MicroProg band which is a pretty accurate description. The song has Prog hallmarks in the form of great dramatic contrasts, variaions in texture and style, changes of tempo, fine musicianship and some beautifully fresh chords and key changes. But it is MicroProg precisely because it misses out the overly lengthy self-indulgences that came to undermine Prog in its final years as a force for change. This is just so well-written, superbly executed and holds my attention accordingly. I am now really looking forward to hearing more from this intriguing band.

    Late Night Picture offer gorgeous electronic trills and long synth chords accompanying a strong and appealing female vocal. The Welsh Quartet have bothered to really think about the combination of ambient sounds and resonant percussive noises that add to the enigmatic mood throughout. The melody of ‘Massif’ is unusual and irresistable while the tasteful piano that enters the fray in the final passage ensures the song ends on a high.

    K-Lanta are slick, funky and produced to a high standard. Brainchild of two producers K and JJ King, they draw on at least four decades of Disco, Funk, Soulful House and Pop influences that bring to mind Chic, the Isley Brothers, Bob Sinclar and Daft Punk to name a few. A killer hook rounds off a melodic, upbeat and solidly grooving piece.

    Dante are from Edinburgh and in Beachcomber they have produced a big tune with even bigger production and arrangement. It’s climatic and has pleasant dynamic contrasts. Strong male and female vocals help to deliver a good melody and memorable hook.

  5. SweetP

    LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif
    SEVEN CITIES – Sanity
    SHANGHAI BLUES – Fall
    SYKOYA – Rising Up
    THE RECOUPES – All I Know

  6. See my comment above.

    COLOUR – Black
    DANTE – Beachcomber
    ELMZ XIX – Penny to the Pound
    K-LANTA — Sunlight
    LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif

  7. Úna

    BILK – Give Up
    COLOUR – Black
    LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    SNAIL COLLECTORS – Morning Person

  8. Gersprungled

    BEVERLEY SHRILLS – Woah
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    GUY CALLED GREG – Morning Sun
    MUDDY SUMMERS & THE DFWS – Hungry Little Human
    SHANGHAI BLUES – Fall

  9. Wish I could include Beverley Shrills, Kidsmoke (both of whom I have featured on the blog), Didi and Snail Collectors in the final five but the rules forbid :( .

    BILK – Give Up
    ELMZ XIX – Penny to the Pound
    JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

    Have a great weekend everyone happy listening.

    Paul x

  10. I enjoyed Martin & Bell’s Mark E Smith tribute the most this week.

    COLOUR – Black
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    SNAIL COLLECTORS – Morning Person
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You

  11. oldierob

    Tough week for me

    Had to leave out a couple

    Thanks all and have a lovely weekend

    K-LANTA — Sunlight
    LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif
    SEVEN CITIES – Sanity
    SHANGHAI BLUES – Fall
    SYKOYA – Rising Up

  12. Great tunes….

    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    GUY CALLED GREG – Morning Sun
    LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif
    SYKOYA – Rising Up
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

  13. Jim

    Strong week, but here’s my 5:

    BILK – Give Up
    JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter
    KASAJJA – Iii) Telegraph Ave
    SAMUEL JACK – Kill All The Lights
    SHANGHAI BLUES – Fall

    Enjoy the weekend…

  14. Thank you very much for including us in the shortlist.

    Really enjoying Dharma Wild and Kid Smoke.

  15. An odd week I thought. Really wanted to find a space in my 5 for Elmz Xix as well. Loved Martin & Bell’s tribute to Mark E. Smith…

    KASAJJA – Iii) Telegraph Ave
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    MUDDY SUMMERS & THE DFWS – Hungry Little Human
    SAMUEL JACK – Kill All The Lights
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You

    Sean
    Sonic Breakfast

  16. Rich Wilde

    DHARMA WILD – Emi Koussi
    K-LANTA — Sunlight
    SNAIL COLLECTORS – Morning Person
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You
    SYKOYA – Rising Up

  17. BEVERLEY SHRILLS – Woah
    GUY CALLED GREG – Morning Sun
    JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter
    SEVEN CITIES – Sanity
    SUNDAY ARCHES – Holding A Flame

  18. Really love Kidsmoke – Sister Sadness, my favourite. Really nice tune.

    COLOUR – Black
    DHARMA WILD – Emi Koussi
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
    SYKOYA – Rising Up

  19. Beverly Shrills

    Jitterz definitely resonates with us!
    Glad you like what we’re doing – if you do, the music video is out in a few weeks.

    JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter
    KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
    LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif
    SUNDAY ARCHES – Holding A Flame
    SYKOYA – Rising Up

  20. An extremely strong week and I could easily have picked DIDI, SAMUEL JACK, SEVEN CITIES, SYKOYA or BEVERLEY SHRILLS. If any of those or my picks practice with us, drop me a line @chrisnbye – Hope everyone enjoys the weekend x

    BILK – Give Up
    COLOUR – Black
    DANTE – Beachcomber
    ELMZ XIX – Penny to the Pound
    JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter

  21. Elia

    SAMUEL JACK – Kill All The Lights
    SEVEN CITIES – Sanity
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You
    ELMZ XIX – Penny to the Pound
    K-LANTA — Sunlight

  22. Kidsmoke were my faves but all these here are tidy! Im a little in love with Muddy Summers too. If I had 10 votes id add 5 more and still want more room. But here is my choices. Happy weekend you sexy woodland creatures!

    K-LANTA — Sunlight
    KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
    MUDDY SUMMERS & THE DFWS – Hungry Little Human
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You
    SYKOYA – Rising Up

  23. Some great stuff this week.

    DANTE – Beachcomber
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter
    KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

  24. Pure 77′ from Bilk. Lav it!

    BILK – Give Up
    DANTE – Beachcomber
    ELMZ XIX – Penny to the Pound
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    SOMASU – Let’s See Why

  25. Interesting mix this week. Stand-out track from Dante. DIDI and Somasu are rapidly becoming firm favourites, and what can anyone say about Snippet that hasn’t already been said? Always an excellent listen. Lovin’ The Wood Burning Savages too. Could have added more, but five is five so that’s it for this week.

    DANTE – Beachcomber
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You
    SOMASU – Let’s See Why
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

    Thanks as always to all the artists who put their music in the uploader.

  26. Steve

    Hey

    JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter
    KASAJJA – Iii) Telegraph Ave
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    SAMUEL JACK – Kill All The Lights
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

  27. BILK – Give Up
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

  28. Sue

    GUY CALLED GREG – Morning Sun
    LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif
    SAMUEL JACK – Kill All The Lights
    SHANGHAI BLUES – Fall
    SYKOYA – Rising Up

  29. As always – thanks to all. Happy weekend.

    COLOUR – Black
    DANTE – Beachcomber
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
    MUDDY SUMMERS & THE DFWS – Hungry Little Human

  30. Ooh the Snail Collectors’ harmonies are irresistible!

    K-LANTA — Sunlight
    LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif
    SAMUEL JACK – Kill All The Lights
    SNAIL COLLECTORS – Morning Person
    SYKOYA – Rising Up

  31. A few tough calls this week, some great tracks missed out my top 5:

    ELMZ XIX – Penny to the Pound
    JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    MUDDY SUMMERS & THE DFWS – Hungry Little Human
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You

    Bilk, Samuel Jack and Snail Collectors would be included in any other week, I’m sure.
    LLAP, Mike

  32. Great bunch of tunes this week.

    COLOUR – Black
    LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    SNAIL COLLECTORS – Morning Person
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You

  33. Derv

    Anyone who throws a F**k you in the direction of ‘Trumpton’ has my vote! Well done Anna!

    DHARMA WILD – Emi Koussi
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    SUNDAY ARCHES – Holding A Flame
    SYKOYA – Rising Up
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

  34. BILK – Give Up
    KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
    LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

  35. This week I’ve gone for some creative prog New Wave, fun time garage rock with a great title, a wonderfully sardonic acoustic jam, a distorted angst pop anthem and some clever electro. Muddy Summers Et Al is my overall favourite, with an honourable mention to Samuel Jack’s anthemic soul number.

    COLOUR – Black
    JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter
    MUDDY SUMMERS & THE DFWS – Hungry Little Human
    SEVEN CITIES – Sanity
    SNAIL COLLECTORS – Morning Person

  36. Tom Robinson

    My five – I would have included K-LANTA, but I enjoyed their song “Love” so much last week that I already opened my Saturday Show on 6 music with it last night….

    BEVERLEY SHRILLS – Woah
    COLOUR – Black
    KASAJJA – Iii) Telegraph Ave
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

  37. Ladies and Gentlemen of music , yet again my hat is off to you. Thanks for sharing your hard work. I know how much of yourselves goes into creating . And you’ve blown me away with the (vibe)rations entering my audio holes ;)
    The hard bit is having to filter down to five, I could have picked so many . But I can’t bend the rules as I’m weak, so my five this week are ,

    DHARMA WILD – Emi Koussi
    GUY CALLED GREG – Morning Sun
    K-LANTA — Sunlight
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You

  38. BILK – Give Up
    COLOUR – Black
    ELMZ XIX – Penny to the Pound
    JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You

    As more often than not is the case, only 5 votes is too limiting. So apart from the five mentioned above, also the oorlab seal of approval for :
    * K-Lanta — Sunlight : Catchy pop – props for sunsounds
    * Late Night Picture — Massif : cinematic beauty
    * Muddy Summers & the DFWs — Hungry Little Human : bent cousins folk style

  39. Thanks for including us, and for some lovely words.
    I run tiny grassroots festivals and a festival venue, and it’s always wonderful to hear brand new to my ears acts..especially those outside my comfort genres.
    Difficult section, but here’s mine..
    Gail x

    BILK – Give Up
    COLOUR – Black
    JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter
    K-LANTA — Sunlight
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song

  40. VINYLMONKEYONMYBACK

    Great stuff this week! Nice diversity – DIDI and DANTE are favourites!

    BILK – Give Up
    DANTE – Beachcomber
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

  41. Big thanks for including me on Listening Post and for the votes, the kind words of Shorts (First Tiger) cheered my Saturday too. The support never stops being important to me x

    Well played all fellow artists, my 5

    BEVERLEY SHRILLS – Woah
    BILK – Give Up
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    K-LANTA — Sunlight
    LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif

  42. COLOUR – Black
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    MUDDY SUMMERS & THE DFWS – Hungry Little Human
    Dx

  43. Nina Manku

    BILK – Give Up
    DHARMA WILD – Emi Koussi
    SUNDAY ARCHES – Holding A Flame
    SYKOYA – Rising Up
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

  44. My final 5 —

    DHARMA WILD – Emi Koussi
    SNAIL COLLECTORS – Morning Person
    SUNDAY ARCHES – Holding A Flame
    THE RECOUPES – All I Know
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart
    Also very much liked:
    DANTE – Beachcomber
    SEVEN CITIES – Sanity
    SHANGHAI BLUES – Fall
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You
    A strong week !!

  45. DANTE

    Nice to be included in such great company, and glad folk like the track! @wearedante

    DHARMA WILD – Emi Koussi
    DIDI – Fast And Furious
    JITTERZ – Unicorns & Glitter
    KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You

  46. Mike

    Tough choices!

    K-LANTA — Sunlight
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    SAMUEL JACK – Kill All The Lights
    SNAIL COLLECTORS – Morning Person
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You

  47. oldierob

    I am really, really enjoying seeing more and more artists coming in each week, listening and supporting fellow artists. That is especially true on a week that they too have made the listing. Thanks for the support

  48. jana

    BEVERLEY SHRILLS – Woah
    BILK – Give Up
    K-LANTA — Sunlight
    KASAJJA – Iii) Telegraph Ave
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song

  49. Tim J

    More belting tunes this week, will be adding a few of these to my everyday playlist. Thanks all.

    BEVERLEY SHRILLS – Woah
    BILK – Give Up
    GUY CALLED GREG – Morning Sun
    SUNDAY ARCHES – Holding A Flame
    THE RECOUPES – All I Know

  50. I agree with OldieRob that it’s good to see bands and artists who submit tracks also coming on here and voting/commenting on fellow artists. I think the only thing we need a bit more of is people who are neither submitting artists nor moderators so that it doesn’t feel like we’re a closed community only talking to one another. I do keep appealing on Twitter and Facebook for fellow music enthusiasts to come and vote. But at the end of the day at least we know the voting is being carried out by a well-informed, supportive and open-minded audience which is the most important thing. :)

  51. :)!

    DHARMA WILD – Emi Koussi
    KASAJJA – Iii) Telegraph Ave
    MUDDY SUMMERS & THE DFWS – Hungry Little Human (theme and message!)
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You
    SOMASU – Let’s See Why

    If only I had one more:
    DIDI – Fast And Furious

  52. DANTE – Beachcomber
    DHARMA WILD – Emi Koussi
    MARTIN & BELL – Roman Totale’s Death Song
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You
    SYKOYA – Rising Up

  53. BEVERLEY SHRILLS – Woah
    LATE NIGHT PICTURE – Massif
    SAMUEL JACK – Kill All The Lights
    SNIPPET AKA JOHNNO CASSON – Hurt For You
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

  54. Steve Harris

    BILK – Give Up
    K-LANTA — Sunlight
    KIDSMOKE – Sister Sadness
    SNAIL COLLECTORS – Morning Person
    THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES – Purple Heart

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