Review: Songbirds by Kate Dimbleby

Think of a capella music and you may well bring to mind Pitch Perfect, The Flying Pickets or The Roches. What you won't expect is the complex variation provided by singer-songwriter Kate Dimbleby in Songbirds. Whilst this is her sixth studio album, it's the first that she considers to be truly herself - "Everything laid bare". Songbirds is the product of a life explored. From…

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Welcome – And A Quick Reminder

A big welcome to any new visitors who've recently joined us here at Fresh On The Net. I host a show on BBC Radio 6 Music called The BBC Introducing Mixtape, and this is just a quick reminder that anyone can submit a song for that programme by following these 2 simple steps: (1) send the tune to Fresh On The Net, so I can…

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Listening Post: Now Closed [Batch 229]

Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list ALL THE PEOPLE - The Hills ANDRE TAJCHMAN - I Am The Sun AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB - Moonlight DONAL QUINN - Ruul Ma World xxx ELK – Specimen ELLIE BLEACH - I Want You So Bad FEATHER HOUSE - Sunken Ship (Held Beneath The…

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Review: Never Closer by Raphael Doyle

The build-up for Never Closer has been intense, in part because of Tom Robinson's introduction and updates on the album's Pledge Music site, but also through the impact of Raphael's intensely confessional poem I Come From Ireland. Released as an early single, it found favour on the Listening Post and reached our Fresh Faves back in October 2016. Would the album live up to expectations?…

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Listening Post: Now Closed

Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list ANNA PANCALDI - Brother BEWARE! BEWARE! - Gilded Waves CAJSA SIIK - Talk to Trees EDGES - Keeper Ft. Dylema FLORA CASH - Nothing Lasts Forever (And It’s Fine) GREG C. CLARK - You're Heart Was A Gun GUS WHITE - Life Is But A Dream…

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Listening Post: Now Closed

Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list AAYUSHI - An Update ANDY MORT - Gravel Heart CAMELIA SPRITZ - Lilac COLLY MAC - Dear Daddy (prod. Westy) ELISA FERNÁNDEZ-ARIAS - The Best Sex That I've Ever Had EMILY LOCKETT - It's Just Love FABRIK - Origami FIGMENNT - Home JOANNA LEE - The…

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Review: Nothing Of Nothing Much by Albert Man

Received with critical acclaim, Albert Man's 2016 album Cheap Suit placed him at the forefront of London's gig circuit and generated praise from the BBC Radio's Head of Music, hailing him as a "brilliant singer-songwriter". We also gave a couple of tracks a spin on the Listening Post and saw them head into the Fresh Faves, so we've been eagerly awaiting his next release. It…

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