Fresh Faves: Batch 296

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Chris Ingram this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. A MOTION FOR CONTROL - Plainview (ft Cholly) A beautiful song from A Motion For Control built upon the wealth of oil and corruption that brings to both soul and…

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New Gaslight Troubadours Single – Featuring TR

Here’s the new single from enigmatic steam-powered beat maestros The Gaslight Troubadours - which features a spoken-word guest vocal from, er, me... It comes from  their second album Stranger Swings, which is due for Halloween release on 31 October 2018 via their own Purblind Productions imprint. One Big Con features a wild sonic and visual collage of samples, clips and conspiracy theories. The lyric's my…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 295

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Bobby Colcombe this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. FREYA LILY - Octaves It is amazing how one instrument can paint so many colors and stir so many emotions during the course of one composition. London based Freya Lily…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 294

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's JFlames this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. After an eventful summer break filled with reviews and interviews by a few of our mods here at Fresh On The Net, we’re back on and popping like corn. With over…

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10 Standard Songs of the Modern Era

This is inspired by my colleague Neil March's recent article on great cover versions and the subsequent discussion that took place in the comments. The subject of cover versions can be a touchy one for many independent musicians trying to build a creative career distinct from the karaoke performers, function bands and tribute acts that fill many mainstream venues. Some artists adopt a policy of…

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Ten Things I Know

I know a lot of things, not all of them interesting. But what I do know a lot of interesting things about is music! I could write one hundred things I know but you'd be bored and let's face it, I'd probably still be going "and oh yeah" at #1,142. So let's leave it at a do-able ten. Because I do waffle on, and on,…

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We Got It Covered: Who Recorded the Greatest Cover Versions?

There is a question I find myself pondering from time to time. What are the greatest cover versions in popular music history and why? In selecting my top ten I have chosen to omit songs which were clearly written directly for the artist(s) like Mott the Hoople’s classic version of Bowie’s All The Young Dudes or Aretha Franklin’s version of Stevie’s Until I Come Back…

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