Brixton Party Invite !

Today's guest blog post comes from Stephen Gilchrist of Brixton Hill Studios and founder of new label Brixton Hillbilly Records. "...tracks arrive hotfooted from Brixton Hill Studios – perhaps the funkiest creative hub to be found anywhere in South London." Tom Robinson - BBC 6music Not our words, but the words of hero and musical mentor Tom Robinson. What a brilliant endorsement to get -…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 216

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and are reviewed this week by guest writer Max Pilley - who writes for such websites as Silent Radio and Treble - and hosts his own blog at findingmyedge.wordpress.com. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AKO - Nightforest How appropriate for the first track on a playlist released…

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Palestine Music Expo 2017

This email arrived today from Martin Goldschmidt - the founder and chairman of legendary UK indie label Cooking Vinyl "Last November I went to Israel for the first time to see the industry showcase Tune In Tel Aviv. Jeremy from Tune in Tel Aviv kindly also hooked me up with some Palestinian musicians who took me around the West Bank. We met their fellow musicians…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 198

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by guest writer, Sunny Stuart Winter this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. CHASIN VEGAS - Blue Eyed Skies Anthemic rock with a nod to BritPop-era Indie, Blue Eyed Skies not only features the Essex Symphony Orchestra, but a guitar solo fit for the…

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BBC Mixtape: 8 FEB 2016

Turning our attention towards Bristol and the West of England ahead of the 6 Music Festival, our free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape is curated this week by BBC Introducing In The West featuring local artists appearing at The Fringe in Bristol next weekend: ROB BRAVERY, BAD SOUNDS, THISISADA, TAMU MASSIF, STEVIE PARKER, SAM BROCKINGTON, KAYLA PAINTER, SIENNA CHORUS, YOLA CARTER, BITE THE BUFFALO, LONELY TOURIST,…

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BBC Mixtape: 2 NOV 2015

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features handpicked tunes by East Midlands artists, chosen from the BBC Introducing Uploader and performed by  ANNA STRAKER, BETH FRISBY, BY THE RIVERS, CHERRYSHOES, COVE HITHE, DIMAGGIO JONES, DOM ROBINSON, FEROCIOUS DOG, GEORGIE, JOSH WHEATLEY, MARTHA BEAN, SEEGULLS, SHELTER POINT, THE JAPANESE HOUSE, THE MOCKING JAYS, THESE YOUR CHILDREN and TRASH. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60…

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The Rising Stars of Folkstock

Here's a post by guest blogger from friend of Fresh On The Net and all round good egg Helen Meissner of Folkstock Records. Helen talks about her journey, upcoming live dates and offers a few tips for independent artists. In April 2012 Tom Robinson changed my life by playing a track on his BBC 6 Music Mixtape. It was one which I had submitted on behalf of…

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Dig That Treasure Is Two !

Two-year-olds are generally disgusting balls of drool, soft squidgy bones and inarticulate, piercing screams. A toddler's birthday party is a backdoor gateway to the inferno, all PTSD parents and desperate damage limitation - as tiny malevolent creatures size each other up and smoosh brightly coloured cake into expensive surfaces. There are exceptions to the terrible rule, as I can readily attest after attending the second…

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Seeing Through Sasha

A Fresh On The Net Catchup with Sasha Siem We caught up with Sasha Siem recently when she was on her way from the UK to Norway, to perform at the Oslo Chamber Festival. This week will see her take to the stage. and the cello, alongside her violinist brother Charlie, for a two concert special, as part of this year's Festival line up. Charlie…

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Funding Support For Musicians

PledgeMusic and Help Musicians UK are proud to announce the opening of submissions for Round Two of the Emerging Artists Fund 2015. Managing Director of PledgeMusic, Paul Barton said, “After the unmitigated success of Round One of the Emerging Artists Fund initiative, we are anticipating more applicants and an even bigger response the second time around. It’s of prime importance to us as a company…

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