Fresh Faves: Batch 137

Last week we listened to a record batch of 192 tracks from our inbox, which you too can hear in its entirety here. Our moderators whittled these down to just 25 tracks for our Listening Post over the weekend, while our readers each had the much harder job of picking just five from that fine shortlist. Below are your 10 overall favourites - reviewed in…

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BBC Mixtape: 26 Jan 2015

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features handpicked tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by OFFICER, OWEN DUFF, ACRE TARN, POTENT WHISPER, GITTA DE RIDDER, INDIA MILL, BATTERYOPERATED ORCHESTRA, COVE HITHE, SPILL, RED KITES, MATT STOCKL, SUPERFICIALS, NEUTRONIC, DANDAN, VOES, GORDON DUTHIE and SAM GARBETT. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music from 2-3am every…

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Listening Post: Now Closed

ARTISTS Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list A BILLION LIONS - Torquay DAMIEN J BRENNAN - Blood & Roses DAVID RYBKA - Look At Your Self FILTER DISTORTION - Lost Boys GILLBANKS - Anxious? HAULA - Darkest Hour HEATH - Give Me Over JAMES HOLT MUSIC - Tears Aren't Enough JEN HINGLEY…

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Death of the London Music Scene: Part 2

Part 2 of an original article by Jimmy Mulvihill, founder of Bally Rehearsal Studios in Tottenham Hale reposted by our very own Massimo Zeppetelli Following on from our last post about how London is rapidly becoming a worse place for being in a band, here's the follow-up: how the changing nature of the London scene affects small businesses such as ours. It may sound like…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 136

This week we received another stunning batch of tracks in our inbox, from which our moderators had the difficult job of picking just 25 tracks for our Listening Post this weekend. Our readers had the even harder job of picking just five each from that excellent shortlist. Below are your 10 overall favourites - reviewed in alphabetical order by Fresh On The Net moderator Biff…

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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 ALFRESCO LOVE SOUNDS - Spare Time ALIVE - Fly Killer BLOODFLOWER - People Places CASTLES - Nightingale CRAIG ELLIOTT- Abandoned Theme Park D3DEYE - Irregular DOMINIC HALPIN - Senor Blue GILBERT LINLEY - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral JAMES BARTHOLOMEW - Far Away JAMIE HAMILTON - Past Midnight…

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Ray Davies: The Master

Long ago back in the mists of prehistory - well, 1973 - Ray Davies came to see my first band Cafe Society playing at The Troubadour club in Earls Court. He signed us to a small label of his own that was starting, called Konk Records and gave us our first vital leg up into the big bad music industry of the early 1970s. Like…

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Death of the London Music Scene: Part 1

Original article by Jimmy Mulvihill, founder of Bally Rehearsal Studios in Tottenham Hale reposted by our very own Massimo Zeppetelli Usually we use our Facebook page to spread funny pictures or to draw people's attention to local matters, but today we wanted to make a much more serious point that we think is very important - that based on the feedback that we hear from…

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BBC Mixtape: 12 Jan 2015

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features handpicked tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by POLLEN, LIV, MATTHEW THE OXX, MODEL AEROPLANES, RICHARD OSBORNE, HOUDINI DAX, THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF (feat CRAIG OGDEN), THE WONDERSMITHS, BILLY HILL & PETE COOPER, HARRY EDWARDS, PORTRAYAL, PATAWAWA, HIGH TIDE 1547, JIM PEARSON, LUDWIG AMADEUS, CHRIS AND THE CELERIAC and TITUS MONK. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute…

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CHRISTMAS SONGS 2014

For fans of seasonally-themed Yuletide tunes, here's a comprehensive playlist of every Christmas-related track that arrived in our inbox during November and December 2014, in alphabetical order... Meanwhile for the next week and a half, Team Freshnet are taking a break to rest our ears, fill our bellies and relax with friends and family. Our inbox re-opens a week on Monday (January 5th) and we…

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