A Year In Faves (#1)

Words by Rob Ball. It’s the end of our school year here at FOTN, and Team Freshnet (AKA the FreshMods), having listened to over 6500 tracks over the past year, are off on their annual and well deserved August break. However, before packing their buckets and spades and making for the seaside, the 'mods were asked to nominate their favourite track from the past year…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 251

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Johnno Casson AKA Snippet Cuts, this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ALBERT MAN - Diamond In The Rough Albert Man is good people! I have reviewed a song or two of Albert's in the past and have kept…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 244

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Johnno Casson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. It was a great week of tunes submitted to our dropbox over this past week; I think I alone had shortlisted about 25 songs, and whittling it down was not…

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Review: Future Melancholy Pop Music by Johnno Casson

Acquiring the title of "National Treasure" can be a double edged sword. A bit like a Lifetime Achievement Award, it implies that the best is in the past. But when it is offered with the respect and affection of BBC veteran music presenter and Fresh On The Net's own Tom Robinson, it's an accolade any musician would be proud to accept. Enter Johnno Casson, aka…

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In Loving Memory of Wim Oudijk

It is with great sadness that I write about the recent passing of Wim Oudijk, my thoughts at this very sad time are with his family, friends and of course Bert x. Wim passed away following a short illness on the International Day of Peace - 21st September. "A massive loss to the world of alternative music" – Tom Robinson Wim was a very special man and we…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 200

Our 200th Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Johnno Casson (aka Snippet) this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. Hi ya As someone who has been on the team since the very beginning of the Listening Post and the Fresh Faves it is a real honour…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 171

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Johnno Casson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ANDRE TAJCHMAN – Weird Kid This is a right soulful mess of goodness'n stuff, no mistake; electronic shenanigans with plenty of human vocal interplay. Andre Tajchman is based in London…

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PRICK AND DING #92: MARTHA BEAN

Hello lovely people,how is summer treating you? This is the latest Prick and Ding interview in what has become a somewhat intermittent service lately — oh life, you time-sapper you — but it's no less flavoursome let me tell thee as the 2 and a half minute interview returns. Oh no sweet children, we still like to deliver blessed goodness to your eyeboxes and eardimples as often…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 163

Our final Fresh Faves of the summer were picked by our readers over the weekend. They're reviewed below by Fresh On The Net's Johnno Casson - known to the world of music as Snippet - and bosom companion to the shy and retiring Old Tramp... You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ALORIC – Who? Here's how to test whether…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 157

Welcome to Fresh Faves Batch 157. Our moderators listened to all tracks submitted to our inbox last week, and Listening Post readers voted for their top five favourites over the weekend. The result is these Fresh Faves - reviewed this week by Fresh On The Net's Johnno Casson. - known to the world of music as Snippet - and an inseparable friend of the mysterious Old…

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