Listening Post: Batch 327

Man listening on headphones while travelling

Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list

CALLOW YOUTH – Wake Up
EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
EXOSKELETONS – Outside
FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
GRASSHOPPER – Grin
GREAT WHITE LIES – Fear
HARLEA – 99
HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
LEDDIE MC – I’ll Be There Ft. Eve Conway
LOTTS – Man On The Moon
LOUDMAMMOTH. – Let Go
M3ON – Orcino
MOLINA – Venus
NNIC – The Place
PURSUED BY DOGS – Your Bones
SAL DULU – Buzzcut (feat. StaHHr)
SEX CELLS – Modern Witchcraft
SHARYN – Son & Moon (Interlude)
SHUNYA – The Clay & The Sculpture
ST ALBAN – The Anchor
THE BUGLES – What’s Happening?
THE WOODS… – Starstruck
YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off
YXUNGTARZAAN – Paradise

Team Freshnet

Any artist is welcome to send us a track via our inbox anytime from Monday to Thursday morning. It will be heard by every member of our moderation team that week. Our favourite 25 tracks then appear here on our Listening Post every Friday to Sunday, giving the artists a chance to find out what complete strangers think of their music.

49 Comments

  1. EXOSKELETONS – Outside
    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    SAL DULU – Buzzcut (feat. StaHHr)
    SHUNYA – The Clay & The Sculpture
    THE WOODS… – Starstruck

  2. Great start to the weekend – thank you!
    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    LEDDIE MC – I’ll Be There Ft. Eve Conway
    SEX CELLS – Modern Witchcraft
    SHUNYA – The Clay & The Sculpture
    THE WOODS… – Starstruck

  3. I have one problem with this list but it’s a good problem to have. Namely there are so many tracks I want to vote for but I can only have five! I am particularly delighted that Hollie Findlay has made the LP. Hollie, for those who don’t know, is 15 but she doesn’t need the ‘good for her age’ tag because, thanks partly to great parental support and regular gigs and obviously due to her talent and endeavour, her songwriting skills and her lovely melancholic voice are already so well developed that she can compete on any level. ‘Querencia’ is my track of the week since I can’t get its infectious, rueful melody out of my head. She has just played Highest Point and is getting support from BBC Introducing in Lancashire. I hope that support will widen to include national radio soon.

    I think I have blogged about all the five artists in my final list in Trust The Doc (edition out in mid-June except Great White Lies who sneaked into today’s issue) so I won’t write another of my essays. But I will say that I have also been moved to write about Harlea, Callow Youth, M3on, Sal Dulu ft. Stahhr and Yxungtarzaan so that underlines what an incredibly strong week it has been. 25 top tunes.

    Well done to everyone who made the list. Have a great weekend everybody and happy voting. xxxx

    GREAT WHITE LIES – Fear
    HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    SHARYN – Son & Moon (Interlude)
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  4. Our faves:

    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    NNIC – The Place
    SHARYN – Son & Moon (Interlude)
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor

  5. Brendan Walsh

    Sometimes I know immediately and Wake Up by Callow Youth is one of those songs. Most other times I need to work a bit harder to get my payoff but Grin by Grasshopper doesn’t thwart. Great White Lies got me clicking my fingers to Brexit with Fear and I loved M3ON and Orcino. Hinako Omori’s Teleport is stand out beautiful as is Hollie Findlay’s Querencia and I really liked Modern Witchcraft by Sex Cells and Shunya’s The Clay & The Sculpture. But The Bugles What’s Happening? get’s my fifth. Have a great weekend x

    CALLOW YOUTH – Wake Up
    GRASSHOPPER – Grin
    GREAT WHITE LIES – Fear
    M3ON – Orcino
    THE BUGLES – What’s Happening?

  6. If I had one more vote I would have chosen St Alban. Have a great weekend everyone 🙂

    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    HARLEA – 99
    HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    MOLINA – Venus
    SHUNYA – The Clay & The Sculpture

  7. Tough picking just 5 as usual but these were my faves, these were the ones that just about had the edge.

    CALLOW YOUTH – Wake Up
    EXOSKELETONS – Outside
    LEDDIE MC – I’ll Be There Ft. Eve Conway
    SEX CELLS – Modern Witchcraft
    THE BUGLES – What’s Happening?

    Have a great weekend everyone

    Paul x

  8. Special special mentions to Matt Edible & the Obtuse Angels, Li-Li Liadain and Dramalove, who particularly caught my ear on the full inbox (hear it all at https://soundcloud.com/freshnet/sets/inbox327 ), but missed the final 25.

    I’ve gone for some tasty Wolfsheim-style darkwave, some inventive electronic esoterica, a fantastic jazz odyssey with shades of Cassandra Wilson and a moog kicker, a piece of Beggars Banquet style New Wave and adream-em-up with a Bjork-like combo of pop whimsy and symphonic depth.

    EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
    EXOSKELETONS – Outside
    GREAT WHITE LIES – Fear
    MOLINA – Venus
    SHUNYA – The Clay & The Sculpture

  9. Jim

    Here’s my 5:

    CALLOW YOUTH – Wake Up
    HARLEA – 99
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    SEX CELLS – Modern Witchcraft
    THE BUGLES – What’s Happening?

    Nice weekend everyone.

  10. CALLOW YOUTH – Wake Up
    EXOSKELETONS – Outside
    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    GRASSHOPPER – Grin
    GREAT WHITE LIES – Fear

  11. Thank you for having me on your page this week! My other favourites are:

    CALLOW YOUTH – Wake Up
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    LOUDMAMMOTH. – Let Go
    PURSUED BY DOGS – Your Bones
    SHARYN – Son & Moon (Interlude)

  12. Fave was probably “Teleport” because of all the wondrous space in it…

    CALLOW YOUTH – Wake Up
    EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
    HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    SHARYN – Son & Moon (Interlude)

  13. SweetP

    EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
    HARLEA – 99
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    MOLINA – Venus
    NNIC – The Place

  14. :)!

    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    LOTTS – Man On The Moon
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor

    If I had one more:
    GREAT WHITE LIES – Fear

    My fave of the week is ST ALBAN – The Anchor, for the lyrics and the sound/vocals that support the message.

    Amongst the BATCH there are many tracks worth a listening, so Jacob March’s “The Throes” which can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/freshnet/sets/inbox327.

  15. ian smith

    EXOSKELETONS – Outside
    HARLEA – 99
    LOUDMAMMOTH. – Let Go
    THE BUGLES – What’s Happening?
    YXUNGTARZAAN – Paradise

  16. FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    LEDDIE MC – I’ll Be There Ft. Eve Conway
    M3ON – Orcino
    SAL DULU – Buzzcut (feat. StaHHr)

  17. Bryan Spink

    CALLOW YOUTH – Wake Up
    GREAT WHITE LIES – Fear
    LOUDMAMMOTH. – Let Go
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  18. Me G

    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    SEX CELLS – Modern Witchcraft
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor
    THE BUGLES – What’s Happening?
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

    Love all

  19. AnnaLynn

    EXOSKELETONS – Outside
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    SEX CELLS – Modern Witchcraft
    THE BUGLES – What’s Happening?
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  20. Sue

    Perfect listening for a hot Saturday afternoon. My final five

    EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
    EXOSKELETONS – Outside
    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    LOTTS – Man On The Moon
    YXUNGTARZAAN – Paradise

  21. Edel

    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    GREAT WHITE LIES – Fear
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    SHARYN – Son & Moon (Interlude)
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor

  22. Abbey Oxley

    EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
    GREAT WHITE LIES – Fear
    LOUDMAMMOTH. – Let Go
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  23. David Thomas

    CALLOW YOUTH – Wake Up
    HARLEA – 99
    HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    SHARYN – Son & Moon (Interlude)
    THE WOODS… – Starstruck

  24. Callan Marchetti

    HARLEA – 99
    HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    PURSUED BY DOGS – Your Bones
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  25. Lavine Reindorf

    GREAT WHITE LIES – Fear
    HARLEA – 99
    LEDDIE MC – I’ll Be There Ft. Eve Conway
    M3ON – Orcino
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  26. Paul B

    EXOSKELETONS – Outside
    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    SEX CELLS – Modern Witchcraft
    SHARYN – Son & Moon (Interlude)
    THE BUGLES – What’s Happening?

  27. HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    LOUDMAMMOTH. – Let Go
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor
    THE WOODS… – Starstruck

  28. EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
    GREAT WHITE LIES – Fear
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    PURSUED BY DOGS – Your Bones
    THE WOODS… – Starstruck

  29. FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    NNIC – The Place
    SAL DULU – Buzzcut (feat. StaHHr)

  30. So much good stuff…

    HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    M3ON – Orcino
    MOLINA – Venus
    SHARYN – Son & Moon (Interlude)
    THE WOODS… – Starstruck

    xx

  31. Louise Toal

    This was a really difficult week!! I wanted 10!!!

    EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    GREAT WHITE LIES – Fear
    M3ON – Orcino
    SAL DULU – Buzzcut (feat. StaHHr)

  32. My five this week are:
    LOTTS – Man On The Moon
    LOUDMAMMOTH. – Let Go
    M3ON – Orcino
    SEX CELLS – Modern Witchcraft
    THE BUGLES – What’s Happening?
    I would have picked grasshopper but we’re already playing them on 6 Music tonight on my BBC Introducing Mixtape at 2am.

    We were sent another very strong batch of tunes this week, and
    Actally these 25 fine tracks barely scratch the surface of all the goodness we heard in this week’s inbox. If you get a chance, do check out the following nine at
    https://soundcloud.com/freshnet/sets/inbox327
    ACCORD DE VOIX (Track 32), AMONGST THE PIGEONS (121) , DEAD METHOD (94), JESS SPAHR (64), JOHNNY GREYSTOKE (87), JULIAN WA (125), LUKE HOGAN (68), SPUN (180) and our old friends THE WINACHI TRIBE (152)

  33. MOLINA – Venus
    SHUNYA – The Clay & The Sculpture
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor
    THE WOODS… – Starstruck
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  34. Excellent!

    EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    GRASSHOPPER – Grin
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  35. oldierob

    Thanks all

    CALLOW YOUTH – Wake Up
    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    HARLEA – 99
    NNIC – The Place
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  36. Hi. Here’s our choice this week. Thanks All…

    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    LOUDMAMMOTH. – Let Go
    SHUNYA – The Clay & The Sculpture
    THE BUGLES – What’s Happening?
    THE WOODS… – Starstruck

  37. Well, I started at the top, and saw this was not going to be a good idea as every track was so strong, so decided to give the guys at the bottom a good chance and that didn’t work either for the same reason!! simply stunning list again, makes me SO excited about the diversity and quality of the new music scene at the moment. Thanks to everyone for sending their tracks in and to the wonderful moderators who can be relied on week in, week out, to give their time for this super important portal x

    CALLOW YOUTH – Wake Up
    EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    SHUNYA – The Clay & The Sculpture
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  38. Laura Negus

    GRASSHOPPER – Grin
    LOTTS – Man On The Moon
    LOUDMAMMOTH. – Let Go
    M3ON – Orcino
    PURSUED BY DOGS – Your Bones

  39. Susie

    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    GRASSHOPPER – Grin
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    SHUNYA – The Clay & The Sculpture
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  40. Jan Richardson

    Nice way to spend a bit of time on a Sunday morning. My favourite (if I’m allowed to say?) was St Alban- The Anchor 🙂

    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    GRASSHOPPER – Grin
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    SHUNYA – The Clay & The Sculpture
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor

  41. EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
    MOLINA – Venus
    SEX CELLS – Modern Witchcraft
    THE BUGLES – What’s Happening?
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  42. Emily Breeze

    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    LOUDMAMMOTH. – Let Go
    MOLINA – Venus
    SEX CELLS – Modern Witchcraft
    THE WOODS… – Starstruck

  43. Ollie

    LEDDIE MC – I’ll Be There Ft. Eve Conway
    NNIC – The Place
    SAL DULU – Buzzcut (feat. StaHHr)
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  44. Amber

    HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    MOLINA – Venus
    SHUNYA – The Clay & The Sculpture
    THE WOODS… – Starstruck
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  45. EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
    LOUDMAMMOTH. – Let Go
    PURSUED BY DOGS – Your Bones
    THE BUGLES – What’s Happening?
    YXUNGTARZAAN – Paradise

  46. Quietones

    Great tubes! Our five faves are:

    EXOSKELETONS – Outside
    GRASSHOPPER – Grin
    HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    SHARYN – Son & Moon (Interlude)
    SHUNYA – The Clay & The Sculpture

    Special mention too to Hollie Findlay too, really enjoyed that tune as well.

    🙂

  47. Jon Read

    Hopefully got in on time. Strong line up this week.

    HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    HOLLIE FINDLAY – Querencia
    NNIC – The Place
    SHARYN – Son & Moon (Interlude)
    YOUNG BRAVES – Sleep it Off

  48. Drawn towards the indie and the floaty today. Loved the David Sylvian vibe of Hinako Omori and the depth of the St Alban track.

    EXOSKELETONS – Outside
    FAITH ELIOT – Lilith
    HINAKO OMORI – Teleport
    SEX CELLS – Modern Witchcraft
    ST ALBAN – The Anchor

  49. Dominic Attrell

    EMPATHY TEST – Empty-handed
    LEDDIE MC – I’ll Be There Ft. Eve Conway
    LOUDMAMMOTH. – Let Go
    M3ON – Orcino
    SEX CELLS – Modern Witchcraft

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