BBC Mixtape 14 Apr 2014

Top tunes from MADE MOUNTAIN, JESS MCALLISTER, GLASS CAVES, RIC BIRTILL, ALPHA MALE TEA PARTY, 10TIGERS, TILLY DALGLISH, FLAT ED, COCO AND THE BUTTERFIELDS, MINUTE TAKER, AK/DK, BI:LINGUAL, DRAMATIC TIGER CLUB, GOODCOPGREATCOP, SAM GRIFFITHS, PSYLHOUETTE, EASTCOASTDEFECTOR and SNIPPET The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show and podcast broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music from 2-3am every Sunday night/Monday morning. Each show is…

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PRICK AND DING #80: OLD TRAMP

THIS WEEK: OLD TRAMP Old Tramp is... ah, that's the question. Who or what exactly is Old Tramp? Here at Fresh On the Net we do our darnedest to try and keep a level playing field for all artists, regardless of age, genre, gender or reputation. It's our proud boast that we always pick tunes for our Listening Post based 100% on what comes out…

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Tasty Video Treats with Bat on Ball

Hi ya Fresh On The Netters,hope the sunshine is spraying its golden glow upon your good selves. I received a video in my inbox the other day that featured the wonderful The Paper Shades who have been friends of Fresh On The Net for a while now & featured on Prick and Ding 44 I was so taken with the video (& others made by the…

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PRICK & DING #53: THE BIRDMAN RALLIES

THIS WEEK:THE BIRDMAN RALLIES The Birdman Rallies are a 4 piece band from Harrogate making lovely music that they call alternative rock,I think its got a style & flavour all of its own and is well worth further investigation - and I'll let you decide on what style you'd call it - great music is what really matters isn't it? (more…)

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PRICK AND DING #51: BOBBY WOTNOT

THIS WEEK: BOBBY WOTNOT Bobby Wotnot is an electronic musician/producer/remixer based in St Ives, Cornwall.  It's fair to say I have known Bobby as part of the online music community we both frequent for a good - what - five years or so? We have yet to meet face-to-face but it's an enduring example of the power of internet that we have managed to maintain…

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PRICK AND DING #50:PAUL MOSLEY

THIS WEEK:PAUL MOSLEY Paul Mosley is a musician/composer & so much more based in London, Leeds and Hartlepool. I first heard Paul's new album ' A Chattering of Birds' a few weeks ago and was instantly smitten.It is truly a fantastic album & is full of glorious songs,I haven't liked an album as much as this one in ages-Folkwit Records are on a mega roll atm,delivering…

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PRICK AND DING #49: BJ SMITH

THIS WEEK: BJ SMITH BJ Smith (or Benjamin James Smith) is a Balearic Folk artist based in London. He came to my attention through the fine record label he is on - Nu Northern Soul and in turn through our own Freshnet Listening Post. I like BJ's style and the warm melodic fusing of the dance & acoustic flavours in his songs.His style? - An alternative Gruff Rhys/Badly Drawn…

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PRICK AND DING 29#:ORWELL

THIS WEEK: ORWELL Orwell is a pop band from Nancy, France headed by Jérôme Didelot and I've been enjoying their music for a while now. I find it brilliant, interesting, warm, melodic and inspiring. It has the feel of movement, of journeys, of colour (Technicolor) and, yes, sweet blissful melody.  And enjoyment should be shared :-). They are label mates of mine on one of the…

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