Benji Kirkpatrick & Faustus

Benji Kirkpatrick is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who performs on guitar, mandolin and banjo although his favoured instrument is the bouzouki. Born in Shropshire, England in 1976, he is the son of renowned English folk musicians John Kirkpatrick and Sue Harris, and his entry into the recording business suitably came about on his father’s 1994 album Earthling. Benji subsequently formed the acoustic band The…

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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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Going Full Time in a Band

Fresh On The Net's Rob Ball interviews London based band The King's Parade about the finer points of going full time. Being a long time watcher of up-and-coming acts, and having seen bands decide to go all-in and make music full time, I’ve often wondered what it’s really like. When earlier this year I put up one of my weekly work 'Because it’s Friday' playlists,…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 212

This week’s Fresh Faves, chosen by our readers over the weekend, come from Fresh On The Net's  Bobby Colcombe – Time Out writer and news editor at top Manchester blog Silent Radio. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. BAD SEA – Solid Air [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/284677870" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] I spent much of this song on the verge…

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BBC Mixtape: 26 Sep 2016

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by IDLES, NILUFER YANYA, ARCHIVIST, MAVRICK, BRIDIE JACKSON & THE ARBOUR, TEN FÉ, ROBOCOBRA QUARTET, AMETHYSTS, BEWARE! BEWARE!, WOOD BURNING SAVAGES, LAIL ARAD, BEATY HEART, ANIMAL NOISE, TOM LOW, BAD SOUNDS, GOAN DOGS, WIVES OF FARMERS, DAN SHEARS and LAISH handpicked by Tom Robinson. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 208

This week's Fresh Faves are reviewed in alphabetical order by Fresh On The Net host Tom Robinson. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. Once again we have democracy in action: our team of FOTN moderators listened to all 192 tunes in last week's newly re-opened inbox then picked their 25 collective favourites for you, our readers, to choose from.…

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BBC Mixtape: 29 Aug 2016

Turning our attention towards BBC Introducing: The South, our free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape is curated this week by Melita Dennett featuring a selection of her favourite artists from the BBC Introducing Uploader: MASSMATIKS, PENELOPE ISLES, DOPEDEMAND ft EWAN HOOZAMI, TEMPLES OF YOUTH, DELTORERS, ALCATRAZ ELECTRO, MONROZE, ANNABEL ALLUM, FOLDED LIKE FABRIC, GRIS-DE-LIN, BENTCOUSIN & PUREGOLD ft NOMAD, MAID OF ACE, KUDU BLUE, ELF AND…

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BBC Mixtape: 22 Aug 2016

Turning our attention towards BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, our free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape is curated this week by Max Reinhardt featuring a selection of his favourite artists from the BBC Introducing Uploader: VULA VIEL, OLIVER HOARE AND THE LATE GREAT, SOUND BOOK PROJECT, KONGO DIA NTOTILA, BELLE CHEN, VINCENT BURKE, VYAMANIKAL, TITUS MONK, PERHAPS CONTRAPTION, YAMA WARASHI, ELLIOT GALVIN TRIO, F L DUNKIN…

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BBC Mixtape: 01 Aug 2016

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features handpicked tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by SYD ARTHUR, STRANGER STRANGER, SNIPPET, MOM TUDIE, CAZIMI, JULIE BEECH, PINK TIGER, GINGER SNAPS, TOM TOWNSEND, SEAWITCHES, BUD SUGAR, MOONDUDE, DUNCAN ALEX, RIGHTEOUS REPROBATES, THE BIG SUN, DOMINIC JOHNSON and MAZOULEW. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music from 2-3am…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 207

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Louis Barabbas this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AMISTAD – Human This five-piece from British Columbia have been around for six years, yet they look so young I can only assume they met via inter-womb telepathy. From the…

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