Every Sunday night/Monday morning on BBC Radio 6 Music from 2-3am you can hear a selection of my favourite new tunes from the BBC Introducing Uploader in an hour-long music mixtape. Some of the tunes are recommended by BBC friends and colleagues, others are handpicked by me from our inbox here at Fresh On The Net.
Each of these mixtapes is available free when the radio show ends at 3am via the 6 Music Downloads Page. You’ll also find archived episodes there from the previous 4 weeks. As of this week, the full tracklists and start times are now published here at Fresh On The Net with a link to each artist’s website. These are the listings for Monday, 6th May 2013 – previous mixtape tracklistings can be found on the BBC website.
NATIVE TONGUE – Between Heaven & Hell [start 00:13]
“I like a good anecdote,” wrote guest writer ANDY VON PIP when reviewing this track on our Fresh Faves recently “so if you’re sitting comfortably..I’ll begin …Legend has it that Native Tongue were invited to tour with Kaiser Chiefs despite never actually having played a solitary gig before! Their drummer Josh Williams worked for a dog sitting company and as chance would have it, Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodsgon was one of the clients. Inevitably, their conversations turned from Barbara Woodhouse and Victoria Stilwell towards music and when Josh played Nick one of the bands demos he decided pretty much on the spot to invite them on tour! And if ‘Between Heaven And Hell’ is indicative of what Native Tongue have to offer they certainly wouldn’t have sounded out of place on the bigger stage! Epic and anthemic without ever sounding bombastic or trite!”
THE LOTTERY WINNERS – Elizabeth [start 03:50]
Born in Salford and raised on romance, The Lottery Winners can be found pottering somewhere on the musical spctrum between the blithe Beach Boys and the suffering Smiths. “The songs are the most important thing in the world to me” says frontman Thomas Rylance. “I grew up listening to all the painfully miserable eighties bands like The Cure, Smiths and Joy Division, but in all honesty my desire be on stage was Freddie Mercury’s fault”. The promo clip for Elizabeth has already been featured as our video of the day on our Fresh On The Net YouTube channel – and brings out the full poignant charm of this delicious slice of quirky northern pop.