Welcome – And A Quick Reminder

A big welcome to any new visitors who've recently joined us here at Fresh On The Net. I host a show on BBC Radio 6 Music called The BBC Introducing Mixtape, and this is just a quick reminder that anyone can submit a song for that programme by following these 2 simple steps: (1) send the tune to Fresh On The Net, so I can…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 227

Between Monday lunchtime and Thursday morning any artist is welcome to send us one track here at Fresh On The Net - and all our moderators, including me, will listen to every track. Last week we all heard 157 tunes from our inbox, then jointly picked our 25 favourites for our Listening Post. Additionally I earmarked my own favourites from that longlist for future radio…

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BBC Introducing Mixtape

BBC Introducing was founded in 2007 as a way for new, independent and grassroots artists to bypass the record industry. It allows them to get heard by BBC producers and DJs without having to spend a fortune on pluggers, publicists or other intermediaries. I listen to hundreds of tracks a month: some recommended by BBC Introducing colleagues - plus everything sent to us here at…

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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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BBC Mixtape: 26 Dec 2016

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

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Christmas Crackers 2016

Since shopping malls are awash from October onwards with songs about sleighbells and Santa, not everybody is desperate to hear more of the same coming out of their personal headphones as the holiday season approaches. But just in case 100 minutes of seasonally-themed Yuletide tunes is your idea of a good time, we've compiled this playlist containing every single Christmas-related track sent to Fresh On…

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BBC Mixtape: 28 Nov 2016

This week's free downloadable BBC Introducing Mixtape features tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader by GRAVVES, UNTIL I FALL ASLEEP, TOO MANY T’S, LOCKS, GOAN DOGS, WE ARE ANIMAL, LARK, MT. WOLF, THE JUNIPERS, GREG GENRE, DUTCH CRIMINAL RECORD, FADE FILES, REDVERS BAILEY, MOUTH OF GHOSTS, IAN M HALE, SHINING PATH, UMBRELLA ASSASSINS, THE BLET PROJECT and JOE WILKINSON handpicked by Tom Robinson. The BBC Introducing…

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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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