How To Send Me Music

IMPORTANT Many BBC presenters and producers like listening to new music on CD and vinyl, and keep free slots where they can play it.  I've even written a guide on the best way of sending it to them. However I personally now do all my listening tp new music - for BBC Introducing, Fresh On the Net etc - online. EMERGING ARTISTS If you have…

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BBC Mixtape: 18 Aug 2014

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape previews tunes by artists appearing on the BBC Introducing stages at Reading & Leeds festivals this coming weekend: ALL WE ARE, BILLIE MARTEN, CRYSTAL SEAGULLS, DANCING YEARS, HAPPYNESS, HEAVY PETTING ZOO, HELLO OPERATOR, JACK GARRATT, JOHN J PRESLEY, JUDGE AND THE JURY, JUNIORS, MOKO, MOTHER, OH VOLCANO, PRIDES, REBECCA CLEMENTS and THE BULLETPROOF BOMB. The BBC Introducing Mixtape…

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BBC Mixtape: 11 Aug 2014

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features handpicked tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by HNTR, BLOOM, THE SHALLOWS, MAX TAYLOR, RUSHEFFECT, VICTOR & THE RAIN DOG, SYKES, STEFAN BLAYLOCK, CODES, THE BIG SUN, ONE EYED WAYNE, LEXIE GREEN, STEADY HANDS, OLIVER RADIO, KEVIN MORGAN, ROPHONIC and THE SAMUEL FRANCIS PROJECT. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show broadcast on BBC…

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From The Archives: The Little Pink

Back in July 2009 there was an early interview with The Big Pink by Alexis Petrides in The Guardian in which they complained about people assuming they were gay. Here's a taster: "...most striking of all was a backstage shot of Furze completely naked, with a fully clothed Cordell draped over him, gently cupping his genitals. The theme carried over onto the sleeve of their…

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A Letter From The Front…

Today being the anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, I wanted to share this poignant letter my grandmother received from the front in 1915 - sent by her pre-war sweetheart shortly before he died:  You can also hear the audio version of the letter here. My Dear May, I am attempting to answer your epistle of loving cheer under somewhat trying circumstances. I…

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BBC Mixtape: 04 Aug 2014

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features handpicked tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by VENKMAN, ANDY BENN, HEROES OF POPULAR SCIENCE, JELLYHALO, KING CAPISCE, BLOOMS, BROKEN MEN, KHALID AL KHAJAH, VIOLA DUST, HOT FICTION, LOU'S SWEET HARMONY, VIN WHYTE, RAT BOY, A BAND CALLED QUINN, FIREPROOF GIANT and MIKE WILLIAMS. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show broadcast on BBC…

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BBC Mixtape: 28 July 2014

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features handpicked tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by TIBETAN SKY, AZTECCORMORANT, MATTHEW HEDLEY STOPPARD & THE GLASS DELUSION, BIG BEAT BRONSON, TREE OF WOLVES, ZOLA BLOOD, THE WITCH & THE ROBOT, LUCY KITT, STATEMENT HAIRCUT, CANDYTHIEF, PALE ANGELS, ANDREW JOHNSON, THE HOLY ORDERS, MINUTE TAKER, SIOBHAN WILSON and RUMOUR CUBES. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60…

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BBC Mixtape: 21 July 2014

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features handpicked tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by MIKE DIGNAM, HEAVY PETTING ZOO, HEIDRIK, MORO & THE SILENT REVOLUTION, MAT MOTTE, EMPIRE OF THE ANTS, JACOB WILLIAM, NYMS & KAYNE, FALLS, ANDREW MONTGOMERY, ME AND DEBOE, BARE HUNTER, ROBJN, BENIN CITY and ZYGMUNT DAY+ECHO PRESSURE. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show broadcast on…

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BBC Mixtape: 14 July 2014

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features handpicked tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by CARNABELLS, THE SOUND OF THE SHIRES, APACHE DARLING, JOE INNES & THE CAVALCADE, RORY INDIANA, NOTE TO SELF DON'T DIE, TECHNOLOGY+TEAMWORK, DAISY JEAN RUSSELL, FASHODA CRISIS, THEE DEADTIME PHILHARMONIC, CORACLE, POHL, LONDON SOUNDKLASH, MOJO FURY, SOPHIE MORGAN and SI ROXBY . The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 115

Last week about 130 artists sent in a track to our Inbox and our moderation team listened to every one of them. We then collectively whittled them down to a shortlist of 25 for our Listening Post which went live over the weekend. Many thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise to listen to those 25 tunes and tell us their five favourites.…

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