BBC Mixtape: 15 Sep 2014

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features handpicked tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by BEHLA HUTCHINSON, BENTCOUSIN, BUNTY, CAMP STAG, CURXES, DAMN VANDALS, DAUGHTERS OF DAVIS, GYMNAST, THE RAMISCO MAKI MAKI ROCKING HORSE, ROADIDENDREN, RUINZ ASON, STUART NEWMAN, SUNS, THE COTTONETTES, THE FLEAS, THE MARIVAUX, THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES and TOMMY MOLOTOV. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show broadcast…

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Airplay Fail

Every week we say it in our submission advice and on our upload page when people send their music to Fresh On The Net: "For airplay you MUST also upload the track to BBC Introducing. NO UPLOAD = NO AIRPLAY." Every week people send excellent new tunes to our inbox which I can't include on my BBC Introducing Mixtape because they haven't been uploaded to,…

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BBC Mixtape: 08 Sep 2014

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features handpicked tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by A.P.A.T.T, ABSORB, ADAM FRENCH, ANTIX, CELLARSCAPE, CHIMPSHED AD, EKKAH, HATTIE BRIGGS, HENRY'S FUNERAL SHOE, JARED RICHTER BAND, KERMES, KIDS ON BRIDGES, LUKAS CRESWELL-ROST, SHAMBLES IN A HUSK, THE DASH and THE IDLE STATUES. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music…

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BBC Mixtape: 01 Sep 2014

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape previews tunes by BBC Introducing artists appearing at Bestival this coming weekend: BLESSA, BROOKLYN, FARROW, GHOST WRITERZ, GO SWIM, LAKE KOMO, MELLA DEE, NIGHT FLOWERS, PHILDEL, PURPLE FERDINAND, RAPHAELLA, SEB WILDBLOOD, SUBCULTURE SAGE, TCTS, THE GORGEOUS CHANS, TRU CONCEPT and WAYWARD. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music from…

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BBC Mixtape: 25 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: ELIA+THE LOW TEARS, FLASH BANG BAND, FORTHAVEN, HARTS, JESS HALL (x2), JESS MORGAN, JOHN MOUSE, MACHINE BOY, PHASE, RHODES, SAVE, THE PEOPLE THE POET, TRWBADOR, VALLEYERS, WARRENPEACE and WOODEN ARMS. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show…

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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. But in my own case all my listening to new music - for BBC Introducing, Fresh On the Net etc - is done online. EMERGING ARTISTS If…

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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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