Listening Post: Batch 335 (Part Two)

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

MICHAEL WALSH – The Visitor Featuring Mike Garry
MIRI – Good Ones
MOUSE – Grow
MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
NICOLAH – Holiday
NIELSEN REAVELEY – Either Side of the Globe
OK BUTTON – Nostalgia
ONLY TOTAL – Pure Pain
PILES OF CLOTHES – Blusey Boi
PLÏNKÏ PLØNKÏ – Reul
POLO – Hula
RESTLESSBEAR – Y VES HD
ROB BRAVERY – White Widower
ROY JUXON – I Don’t Know
SALTWATER – Down By The Sea
SEA CAVES – Dart
SEASIDE WITCH COVEN – Splutter
SERGE BULAT FEAT. OYME – Yehy Vaya
SHIVA AND THE HAZARDS – Angkor Wat
SORBET – Born Purple
ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes
TEAMRKT – Working Sundays
THE PORTRAITS – Except For Me (Single Version)
TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going
TOM SHAWCROFT – Control

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.

36 Comments

  1. RESTLESSBEAR – Y VES HD
    ROB BRAVERY – White Widower
    ROY JUXON – I Don’t Know
    SEA CAVES – Dart
    ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes

  2. Ola Szmidt

    ONLY TOTAL – Pure Pain
    PLÏNKÏ PLØNKÏ – Reul
    ROY JUXON – I Don’t Know
    SERGE BULAT FEAT. OYME – Yehy Vaya
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

  3. Week 2 was just as exciting as week one with some new faces to the forum including (fanboy moment) St Francis Hotel feat. Gaz Coombes of Supergrass. Also loved Plinki Plonki and special mention to Restless Bear which I believe is a label and this tune is by a band called Yammerer so get onto that. Tom Mouse is a feature on Liverpool’s upcoming live event and just brilliant for someone so young and finally Tom Shawcroft was ace. I could easily add another 5! Have a great weekend folks!

    PLÏNKÏ PLØNKÏ – Reul
    RESTLESSBEAR – Y VES HD
    ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going
    TOM SHAWCROFT – Control

  4. Brendan Walsh

    My five:

    NICOLAH – Holiday
    ROB BRAVERY – White Widower
    SALTWATER – Down By The Sea
    SERGE BULAT FEAT. OYME – Yehy Vaya
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

    Have a great weekend x

  5. So great there a second Listening Post if the large after Summer inbox. Here are my five.

    MOUSE – Grow
    PLÏNKÏ PLØNKÏ – Reul
    SALTWATER – Down By The Sea
    SORBET – Born Purple
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

  6. A good selection this week, these are my five, well done to all on the post but I have to give Myles McCormack a huge “Wow”. This is excellent, great song and and a sweet job on the arrangement.

    MOUSE – Grow
    MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
    ROB BRAVERY – White Widower
    SEA CAVES – Dart
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

  7. Part 2 of our 50-track Listening Post and, as with Part 1, choosing just 5 from such a strong list is hard. For that reason I am not going to single out any ‘honourable mentions’. They’re all great tracks but, after some dithering and indecision, here are my five!

    OK BUTTON – Nostalgia
    ONLY TOTAL – Pure Pain
    SALTWATER – Down By The Sea
    SEASIDE WITCH COVEN – Splutter
    ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes

  8. Jim

    NICOLAH – Holiday
    RESTLESSBEAR – Y VES HD
    SEASIDE WITCH COVEN – Splutter
    SERGE BULAT FEAT. OYME – Yehy Vaya
    ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes

  9. SweetP

    MOUSE – Grow
    POLO – Hula
    ROY JUXON – I Don’t Know
    SEA CAVES – Dart
    ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes

  10. DERV

    Oh wow – only two of the tracks I voted for made it through to this cut. Guess I’m on a different path to most of the other mods/voters. Shiva and the Hazards is my fave track, closely followed by the St. Francis Hotel offering. Great to hear Gaz back on mic again!

    SEA CAVES – Dart
    SHIVA AND THE HAZARDS – Angkor Wat
    ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes
    TEAMRKT – Working Sundays
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

  11. :)!

    MICHAEL WALSH – The Visitor Featuring Mike Garry
    MIRI – Good Ones
    MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
    NIELSEN REAVELEY – Either Side of the Globe
    PLÏNKÏ PLØNKÏ – Reul

    If I Bad Mord votes:
    TOM SHAWCROFT – Control
    SEA CAVES – Dart

    My fave oft this batch: PLÏNKÏ PLØNKÏ – Reul – especially for the rest it offered to my worne ears after having listenend to that overwhelming flood oft music-pieces. It wasn’t competetive, it was {to me) destroying. As each oft the mods is asked to listen to every piece submitted it challenged. I’m not sure that I payed to every piece the attention my respect for other’s work usualy demands.

    Another Island oft smiles was MICHAEL WALSH – The Visitor Featuring Mike Garry especially Ehen I read the lyrics (thank you to all artists who easened non-native speaker’s listening that way).

  12. Some fantastic songs. Particularly loved SALTWATER and OK BUTTON.
    have a lovely weekend.

    MICHAEL WALSH – The Visitor Featuring Mike Garry
    OK BUTTON – Nostalgia
    PILES OF CLOTHES – Blusey Boi
    PLÏNKÏ PLØNKÏ – Reul
    SALTWATER – Down By The Sea

  13. From Inés Bonet&Arsenio Cavada:

    MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
    PLÏNKÏ PLØNKÏ – Reul
    POLO – Hula
    ROB BRAVERY – White Widower
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

  14. Due to the double-parter I didn’t do special special mentions last week (tracks that caught my ear in the full inbox at https://soundcloud.com/freshnet/sets/inbox335 but missed the Listening Post), so shout-outs to Penniless Cove, Friend and James M Carson.

    NICOLAH – Holiday
    POLO – Hula
    ROY JUXON – I Don’t Know
    SEA CAVES – Dart
    SEASIDE WITCH COVEN – Splutter

  15. Fab selection. All brilliant.

    MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
    ONLY TOTAL – Pure Pain
    PLÏNKÏ PLØNKÏ – Reul
    SERGE BULAT FEAT. OYME – Yehy Vaya
    TOM SHAWCROFT – Control

  16. Andy

    Pretty hard to choose, great timing to have Gaz Coombes backed track this week of all weeks

    ROY JUXON – I Don’t Know
    SALTWATER – Down By The Sea
    SEA CAVES – Dart
    ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

  17. Part 2!

    MIRI – Good Ones
    – Fantastic low bass & sub grind, dub stabs and beat shudder and swing. An inspired use of Morricone-style arpeggio guitar. Miri’s voice breathes in hushes and rushes. Her words rise with the instrumentation in a slow-burn production of hope and optimism. Great work!

    MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
    – Beautiful imagery. Inspired and sublime use of harmony and backing vocal to paint a vivid picture across the stereo field. Lovely and careful choice of instrumentation in regard to timbre/tone. Pure, hard-earned craft.

    OK BUTTON – Nostalgia
    – an odd, cinematic, world of infinite soundscapes, sonic delights, and width & depth through beautifully crafted production arrangement. Time ebbs halts and flows again. Amber Benson’s vocals drift, with quiet, understated grace and hard-bitten, no quarter-given, lyrics set in stark and compelling contrast to their vocal delivery. A standout track from a standout, and singular, band.

    POLO – Hula
    – Awesome synth-sonics, driving sequences, and pulsating bass. The bit-crushed snare and deep kick are an inspired take on the classic ‘Linn-style’ beat. The indulgence of 80s ‘power-toms’ plays beautifully to the cheap seats and is a real crowd-pleasing touch of ear candy. Vocals delivered at pace and evocative of the iconic SSL hits of the 1980s. Great music to drive and sing along to.

    SEASIDE WITCH COVEN – Splutter
    – RAAAAAARRRRRRRR!!!!!!!! Awesome noise! Roomy, trashy, drums that smash and splash with oodles of garagey goodness. Crunchy, nasty, bitey guitars spit and grind the track in grunts and splutter of distortion. The bass burning dirty with a heavy squirt of saturation, dragging and driving like a mustang. The track hulks and surges in obnoxious, fantastic punk-rock spank. Vocals are shouty and loud – dropped off-mic in lashings of reverb with willfully and compellingly simple support from backing vocal. Play it loud kiddies and then play it even louder! Music to wake up the neighborhood with!

  18. Steve

    Hey

    MICHAEL WALSH – The Visitor Featuring Mike Garry
    MIRI – Good Ones
    MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
    SEA CAVES – Dart
    ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes

  19. Cracking tunes!
    MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
    OK BUTTON – Nostalgia
    SEA CAVES – Dart
    ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes
    TOM SHAWCROFT – Control

  20. Sue

    So, so, difficult to pick – my final 5 below.
    And wishing you a speedy recovery Tom – the radio isn’t the same without you!

    MIRI – Good Ones
    OK BUTTON – Nostalgia
    ROY JUXON – I Don’t Know
    SEASIDE WITCH COVEN – Splutter
    SERGE BULAT FEAT. OYME – Yehy Vaya

  21. Hello denizens of FOTN. These were the five songs that most tickled my fancy in this half of our mammoth Listening Post:

    MOUSE – Grow
    MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
    SEASIDE WITCH COVEN – Splutter
    TEAMRKT – Working Sundays
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

  22. Hi. Here’s our selection for this week. Thanks.

    MIRI – Good Ones
    PILES OF CLOTHES – Blusey Boi
    RESTLESSBEAR – Y VES HD
    SALTWATER – Down By The Sea
    ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes

  23. Louise Toal

    Happy rest of weekend everyone! x

    MIRI – Good Ones
    RESTLESSBEAR – Y VES HD
    SALTWATER – Down By The Sea
    SEA CAVES – Dart
    SERGE BULAT FEAT. OYME – Yehy Vaya

  24. Tom

    Greetings from my convalescant bedroom in sunny Wandsworth. My five faves in this second half of Batch 335 are:

    MICHAEL WALSH – The Visitor Featuring Mike Garry
    OK BUTTON – Nostalgia
    ONLY TOTAL – Pure Pain
    ROY JUXON – I Don’t Know
    THE PORTRAITS – Except For Me (Single Version)

    Won’t get a chance to play these on the BBC Introducing Mixtape until my return to 6 Music on the w/e of 28th-29th Sept. I’ll still get to hear everything on next week’s Listening Post. But if there’s a particular song you need me personally to hear, please hold off sharing it here until Mon 30th Sept 🙂

  25. MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
    POLO – Hula
    SHIVA AND THE HAZARDS – Angkor Wat
    TEAMRKT – Working Sundays
    THE PORTRAITS – Except For Me (Single Version)

  26. rachel

    RESTLESSBEAR – Y VES HD
    ROB BRAVERY – White Widower
    SEASIDE WITCH COVEN – Splutter
    SERGE BULAT FEAT. OYME – Yehy Vaya
    SORBET – Born Purple

  27. Love the felt piano tones soundscape of Plïnkï Plonkï -Reul. Real nice 🙂
    Great list and ladies and gents of music I thank you , as always, for sharing your hard work and passion.

    MICHAEL WALSH – The Visitor Featuring Mike Garry
    ONLY TOTAL – Pure Pain
    PLÏNKÏ PLØNKÏ – Reul
    RESTLESSBEAR – Y VES HD
    THE PORTRAITS – Except For Me (Single Version)

  28. The Portraits have been one of my fave UK acts for many years now – top class songwriting.
    Also loved Sorbet but could only choose 5….

    ONLY TOTAL – Pure Pain
    POLO – Hula
    ROY JUXON – I Don’t Know
    SEA CAVES – Dart
    THE PORTRAITS – Except For Me (Single Version)

  29. AnnaLynn

    MOUSE – Grow
    SALTWATER – Down By The Sea
    SEA CAVES – Dart
    SEASIDE WITCH COVEN – Splutter
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

  30. MIRI – Good Ones
    MOUSE – Grow
    POLO – Hula
    ROB BRAVERY – White Widower
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

  31. Liked the sea connected songs in this set too. And thought Roy Juxon and Tom Mouse Smith could do a collaboration. Enjoy the weekend, looking forward to the next listening post, and get well soon, Tom Robinson!

    MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
    NIELSEN REAVELEY – Either Side of the Globe
    RESTLESSBEAR – Y VES HD
    ROY JUXON – I Don’t Know
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

  32. Pa

    What a stunning selection with Tom Mouse Smith the absolute stand out for me. I was going to vote for Tom Mouse 5 times but apparently that’s against the rules 😉.

    RESTLESSBEAR – Y VES HD
    SEA CAVES – Dart
    SEASIDE WITCH COVEN – Splutter
    ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

    Have a super Sunday everyone

    Paul x

  33. Debris Discs

    Part 2 even better than Part 1! Some cracking tunes, particularity digging Rob Bravery’s track. What a beauty. Here’s my top 5.

    MOUSE – Grow
    MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
    ONLY TOTAL – Pure Pain
    ROB BRAVERY – White Widower
    SALTWATER – Down By The Sea

  34. Me G

    PLÏNKÏ PLØNKÏ – Reul
    ROY JUXON – I Don’t Know
    SEA CAVES – Dart
    SEASIDE WITCH COVEN – Splutter
    TOM MOUSE SMITH – I’m Not Going

    Love all

  35. MIRI – Good Ones
    MYLES MCCORMACK – Merry Go Round
    PLÏNKÏ PLØNKÏ – Reul
    RESTLESSBEAR – Y VES HD
    THE PORTRAITS – Except For Me (Single Version)

  36. oldierob

    Tough Tough week to get the list down to 5

    Thanks all

    MIRI – Good Ones
    NIELSEN REAVELEY – Either Side of the Globe
    POLO – Hula
    ST FRANCIS HOTEL – Liar Liar Liar Feat. Gaz Coombes
    TOM SHAWCROFT – Control

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