Listening Post: Batch 335 (Part One)

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

ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
ANTI-DIM OUTFIT – Under The Radar
ARLISTON – Two Times
ARXX – Iron Lung
BAN SUMMERS — Lost
CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
DANGAR – Magic Ship
DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
ELMZ XIX – Far From Average
EMZAE – As This Day Fades to Another
FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
GABE THE KID – Creed
HOLY DRONE – Northern Fire
JACK IN WATER – Noise
JAKC – Willow
JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane
KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon
KING JELZ – Designer Wave (Zone)
LOCKS – In The City
LUSH PUPPY – Ms. Grey
LUVIA – Kiss
MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

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.

56 Comments

  1. Lots of great tracks in the massively full inbox this week, after the break. From the 25 tracks chosen for this weeks alphabetic selection, my favourite tracks were LUVIA and JACK IN THE WATER. Have a great weekend…

    ARXX – Iron Lung
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
    JACK IN WATER – Noise
    LUVIA – Kiss

  2. Well you can see from this unusual situation that we had so many great tracks we had to make them into two Listening Posts so it won’t surprise anyone to know that picking five from this awesome list has been pretty hard but these are my choices. Have a great weekend everyone and happy voting. xxx

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
    ELMZ XIX – Far From Average
    LUVIA – Kiss
    MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

  3. ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon
    LOCKS – In The City
    LUVIA – Kiss

  4. Brendan Walsh

    Ah, there you are at last! I’ve cut a forlorn figure these last few weeks just hanging around on street corners killing time by practising my Cruyff turn and trying not to think about penguins but failing miserably at both. It’s been worth the wait though because this week’s offering is outstanding. Must have been very tough for the moderators who are currently having a lie down in a dark room. My five:

    ARLISTON – Two Times
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
    FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
    JAKC – Willow

    Apologies to everyone else who all deserve a mention and will hopefully be picked by others x

  5. No particular order, these are the ones which stood out for me, a good mix of styles here, if I had to pick one it would be Jamie Johnson’s “Christopher”. I’m drawn to character and story in lyrics, this is sweet and told in an evocative fashion…
    Well done to all who made the cut

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    ARXX – Iron Lung
    FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
    LUVIA – Kiss

  6. Our faves:

    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
    FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
    LUVIA – Kiss

  7. Henrik Karlholm

    Many great ones here but right now these are my faves:

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    LUVIA – Kiss
    MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

  8. Grant Rankin

    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
    JAKC – Willow
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane
    LUSH PUPPY – Ms. Grey

  9. Jim

    It’s good to be back.

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    ARXX – Iron Lung
    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane
    LUVIA – Kiss

    Nice weekend everyone…

  10. ARXX – Iron Lung
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    HOLY DRONE – Northern Fire
    LUVIA – Kiss
    MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

  11. :)!

    ARLISTON – Two Times
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
    FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon

    … with these two Liedes beging my delight:
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)

  12. Amazing!!

    ARXX – Iron Lung
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    LOCKS – In The City
    LUVIA – Kiss
    MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

  13. Alwyn Jones

    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
    LUVIA – Kiss

  14. CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
    JACK IN WATER – Noise
    JAKC – Willow
    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon

  15. DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
    EMZAE – As This Day Fades to Another
    JAKC – Willow
    LUSH PUPPY – Ms. Grey
    LUVIA – Kiss

  16. Steve

    Hey

    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane
    LUVIA – Kiss
    MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

  17. Welcome back!
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    ELMZ XIX – Far From Average
    FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
    GABE THE KID – Creed
    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon

  18. DERVAL McCloat

    For me, the Jack in Water track was one of three standout out tracks – from a bunch of 297. It’s absolutely beautiful. A very talented vocalist. Hope it does well.

    DANGAR – Magic Ship
    HOLY DRONE – Northern Fire
    JACK IN WATER – Noise
    LUVIA – Kiss
    MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

  19. Welcome back guys x

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    ARXX – Iron Lung
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane
    LUVIA – Kiss

  20. Louise Toal

    Can i just say, Katie Kittermasters voice. Absolutely stunning!!

    Enjoy the weekend everyone x

    ARLISTON – Two Times
    EMZAE – As This Day Fades to Another
    JACK IN WATER – Noise
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon

  21. SweetP

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    HOLY DRONE – Northern Fire
    LUVIA – Kiss

  22. Big shout out to the moderators for coming up with this shortlist. My favourite has to be Caoilfhionn Rose, followed closely by Mermaidens, excellent diversity in this Listening Post.

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    ARXX – Iron Lung
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
    MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

  23. Sorry for the typos due to the German “Autokorrektur” and the tiny display playing tricks on me and my worne old eyes 🙂

    And @Derval – you are right with JACK IN WATER – Noise – but my choices are completed. 🙂

  24. Hello, Kiddies!

    1st week moderating. Worked my way through the good, the bad, and the garage of the inbox. Here are my Five. Tried to reflect the balance of the submissions in terms of genre/style, etc.

    ARXX – Iron Lung
    – Loud. Awesome crunch and grind guitars. Shouty, menacing vocals. Smashy drums. Glorious garagey wondrousness! Music for kids to trash their bedrooms to 🙂 …or 42-year-old grunge rockers who have failed to grow up 😉

    DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
    – I’d have put this in for the piano tone alone. It’s awesome. So vivid and brittle and biting. Beautiful engineering and production. Fantastic instrumentation. Perhaps a touch too long, a touch too indulgent, but we can forgive them that – wonderful musicianship! Very pleased they still make ’em like this 🙂

    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon
    – this song is really growing on me. It’s a beautiful slice of upbeat indie-pop with tight production, mix/master. Very nicely done and should help Katie climb the ladder towards the mainstream charts.

    KING JELZ – Designer Wave (Zone)
    – Love the drone, sub, bass drive. The interplay between the words is real nice. Lyrics flow in tight percussive stanzas, shifting riffs. Some nice loop and instrumentation going on with a cool stuttered, glitchy beat snipping and snapping at the track.

    LUVIA – Kiss
    – Reviewed this for Brash. Opulent, odd, cinematic, soulful and beautiful. Glorious from Luvia!

  25. FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
    HOLY DRONE – Northern Fire
    LOCKS – In The City
    LUSH PUPPY – Ms. Grey
    LUVIA – Kiss

  26. Well done to all the artists above

    ARXX – Iron Lung
    DANGAR – Magic Ship
    EMZAE – As This Day Fades to Another
    KING JELZ – Designer Wave (Zone)
    LUVIA – Kiss

  27. Birikiti

    My son and I listened to Conscious Queen 3 times at the start! Loved that, good brass. Jack in the Water felt so familiar, it was wonderfully comforting. My five are a nice mix of vibes.

  28. Birikiti

    (oops!) Here they are:

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    ARLISTON – Two Times
    ARXX – Iron Lung
    DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
    JACK IN WATER – Noise

  29. Tom

    Blimey what a strong batch of tunes, very hard to choose… My five are
    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    ARXX – Iron Lung
    EMZAE – As This Day Fades to Another
    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon
    LUSH PUPPY – Ms. Grey

    But I also liked ANTI-DIM OUTFIT, BAN SUMMERS, CAOILFHIONN ROSE, ELMZ XIX, GABE THE KID, KING JELZ and many others on the longlist. Talking of which, if you have time, take a browse through the week’s entire inbox at https://soundcloud.com/freshnet/sets/inbox335.

    Personal note: after this Monday’s mixtape, I’m taking two weeks off work to have a (routine) minor operation in London followed by a week’s holiday for rest and recovery. Will be back at BBC 6 Music from Saturday Sept 28th, and aim to play a selection of my favourite tracks from this week’s longlist in that show…

  30. Ladies and gents of Fresh on the net, welcome back. I missed you.
    Ladies and gents of music, welcome back, I missed you too.
    Yet again I cant thank you enough for sharing your love and passion.

    My five this week are,

    ANTI-DIM OUTFIT – Under The Radar
    ARLISTON – Two Times
    ARXX – Iron Lung
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep

  31. Howdy disco citizens. As you can tell, it was an absolutely fantastic week of submissions, with so many great songs to pick from. The two that really stuck out for me this week were the songs by Jamie Johnson, a song that spoke to me in such a personal way I’ll need to independently verify that Mr Johnson has not been reading my thoughts, and the great shoegaze-y vibes from Egoism. My five picks in full are:

    ARXX – Iron Lung
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon
    LOCKS – In The City

  32. Great batch this week!

    BAN SUMMERS — Lost
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    ELMZ XIX – Far From Average
    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
    KING JELZ – Designer Wave (Zone)

  33. Tomer

    These are the ones I liked

    BAN SUMMERS — Lost
    DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
    FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon

  34. by eck… the summer went past quickly. What a great set of tunes… lots of new stuff to enjoy. Thanks very much.

    BAN SUMMERS — Lost
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
    FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
    HOLY DRONE – Northern Fire

  35. CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    HOLY DRONE – Northern Fire
    JAKC – Willow
    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon
    LUVIA – Kiss

  36. Tim

    Some great songs on this list, here are my top 5

    ARXX – Iron Lung
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    JACK IN WATER – Noise
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
    LUVIA – Kiss

  37. Welcome back everyone, special welcome to our new mods Tobi and Marina, who got welcomed to our band of merry musos with a record number of submissions. I won’t do my usual special special mentions from the inbox this time (’cause I don’t want to spoil part 2 of the Listening Post next week), but thanks to everyone who submitted, there was much, much quality on display to match the quantity.

    I’ve gone with some tasty soundsystem reggae, a nicely earworming riff with a lyrical statement to live by, a meditative piece of chill rock, a Acid Jazzy slice of ambient electronica and a piece of progressive psych rock that gets better with every listen.

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    ANTI-DIM OUTFIT – Under The Radar
    HOLY DRONE – Northern Fire
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane
    MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

  38. Strong Listening Post this week. Here is my pick;

    ANTI-DIM OUTFIT – Under The Radar
    DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
    HOLY DRONE – Northern Fire
    JAKC – Willow
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher

  39. HOLY DRONE – Northern Fire
    JAKC – Willow
    LOCKS – In The City
    LUVIA – Kiss
    MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

  40. Lisa

    Good to have you back!

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    ARXX – Iron Lung
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane
    LUVIA – Kiss

  41. Sue

    So great to be back doing this – and wow, so very many fab tracks. My choices:

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    ARLISTON – Two Times
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
    LUVIA – Kiss

  42. Debris Discs

    Cracking selection – looking forward to part 2. These are my faves.

    ARLISTON – Two Times
    BAN SUMMERS — Lost
    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
    JAKC – Willow
    LUVIA – Kiss

  43. DM

    ARXX – Iron Lung
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)
    LOCKS – In The City

  44. Roddy B

    ANTI-DIM OUTFIT – Under The Radar
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    EMZAE – As This Day Fades to Another
    JACK IN WATER – Noise
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane

  45. ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    EMZAE – As This Day Fades to Another
    LOCKS – In The City

    Indeed lots of high quality in this part one of Batch 335. I choose tracks that somehow seemed surprising in this running order and context. If there wokld have been another running order in this playlist, the outcome might have been different.

  46. Great to have you back!

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    ANTI-DIM OUTFIT – Under The Radar
    ARXX – Iron Lung
    LOCKS – In The City
    MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

  47. Chris Leon

    Soo difficult to choose this time. Here are my five:

    DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane
    LOCKS – In The City
    LUVIA – Kiss
    MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

  48. Gersprungled

    Massive respect and thanks to the hard working Moderators that sifted through that colossal inbox this week.
    So many great tracks in this LP. which I have enjoyed this morning.
    Johnny Greystoke makes my all time late night groove playlist!!!!!!!

    My five

    ANTI-DIM OUTFIT – Under The Radar
    ARLISTON – Two Times
    DANGAR – Magic Ship
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane
    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon

    Looking forward to next weeks second half alphabetic delights.

  49. Me G

    Tough with so many great tracks

    ANTI-DIM OUTFIT – Under The Radar
    ARXX – Iron Lung
    JACK IN WATER – Noise
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane
    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon

  50. AnnaLynn

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    ARXX – Iron Lung
    FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
    KATIE KITTERMASTER – Sunday Afternoon
    LUSH PUPPY – Ms. Grey

  51. Here’s me faves – ‘Looks’ was the standout for me…it’s even got violin on it!

    ANTI-DIM OUTFIT – Under The Radar
    HOLY DRONE – Northern Fire
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
    LOCKS – In The City
    MERMAIDENS – She’s Running

  52. Sorry ‘“Locks” not “Looks’ – damn spellcheck!

  53. oldierob

    Cheers all

    ARLISTON – Two Times
    BAN SUMMERS — Lost
    DEVILS OF MOKO – Vata
    EGOISM – What Are We Doing?
    FAODAIL – Nostos (Returning)

  54. Richard Clarke

    BAN SUMMERS — Lost
    CAOILFHIONN ROSE – Being Human
    FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane
    LUSH PUPPY – Ms. Grey

  55. Ming

    ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – Conscious Queen
    ANTI-DIM OUTFIT – Under The Radar
    FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
    JACK IN WATER – Noise
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane

  56. Steve Harris

    BAN SUMMERS — Lost
    GABE THE KID – Creed
    FREYA WARD – Lull Yourself to Sleep
    JAMIE JOHNSON – Christopher
    JOHNNY GREYSTOKE – No Gain without Jane

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