BBC Mixtape: 16 Jan 2017

BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent & grassroots artists to bypass the record industry and get their music heard by BBC producers and DJs - without having to spend a fortune on pluggers, publicists or other intermediaries. Many hundreds of tunes a month get uploaded to Fresh On The Net and the BBC Introducing website and, whenever I hear…

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BBC Mixtape: 09 Jan 2017

BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent & grassroots artists to bypass the record industry and get their music heard by BBC producers and DJs - without having to spend a fortune on pluggers, publicists or other intermediaries. Many hundreds of tunes a month get uploaded to Fresh On The Net and the BBC Introducing website and, whenever I hear…

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BBC Mixtape: 02 Jan 2017

BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent & grassroots artists to bypass the record industry and get their music heard by BBC producers and DJs - without having to spend a fortune on pluggers, publicists or other intermediaries. Many hundreds of tunes a month get uploaded to Fresh On The Net and the BBC Introducing website and, whenever I hear…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 221

Last week we received just over 130 tracks via our inbox here at Fresh On The Net. As usual in December, there were a number of seasonal-flavoured tunes, which we moved to their own Christmas Submissions playlist  for the benefit of everyone who enjoys listening to that sort of thing. For the benefit of everyone who doesn't, our moderators chose a shortlist of 25 from…

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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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