Fresh Faves: Batch 340

Aislinn Logan

Artists at a glance

AISLINN LOGAN
ATTAWALPA
CLOTH
COUSIN KULA
CROOK
DIVING STATION
EMPTY TRAINS
FUGITIVE ORCHESTRA
ROBOTALIEN
TILLY GREENTREE

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.

JFlames steps on to the pitch from the sub bench. I have a feeling this is going to be a good one.

AISLINN LOGAN – Joyride

Joyride is an electronic rollercoaster packing fun and adventure in just under four minutes. Aislinn Logan gives us, the listeners, a little glimpse into her wonder world of having no rules and responsibilities apart from, of course, HAVING FUN. I really love the near-field effect on the vocals that appears a few seconds in, it gives it a futuristic 80’s vibe.

Aislinn Logan is a London base singer/songwriter from Belfast. She describes her music as “Atmospheric Electro-pop”. Joyride is out now on all streaming platforms.

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ATTAWALPA – Borrowed Time

Attawalpa deliver to us a real mother of a track in a similar style to one of my beloved groups, The Black Keys.

Borrowed Time is a song about exactly what it says on the tin, and is definitely one of the highlights this week when it comes down to sound quality and mix down. A very cleanly-delivered track. WELL DONE ATTAWALPA.

I was not able to find any information about Attawalpa but what I do know is his debut EP is expected sometime in 2020. Borrowed Time is out now on all streaming platforms.

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CLOTH – Felt

Felt is a simply beautiful atmospheric rock song with heavenly vocals, the space between the instrumentation and the singer creates great suspense and anticipation. Cloth as a band have a bright future ahead of them if they keep releasing epic tracks like this.

Cloth is a three-piece band from Glasgow. Felt is out now on all streaming platforms.

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COUSIN KULA – Invitation

Cousin Kula brings the funk just like your cool family member at a gathering who introduced you to something musically funky and smooth.

The opening of Invitation is simply fantastic, with synths coming at you from all directions, this infectious groove in one of the bedroom (if you get what I mean lol wink wink hint hint).

Cousin Kula is a Psych-pop from group from Bristol. Invitation is out now on all streaming platforms.

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CROOK – Oh, Cool

Oh, Cool starts off with a 3/4 time signature, which is such a breath of fresh air at times, especially when listening to 200 tracks in a row.

Crook means business on this track as he tells us his journey of dealing with life from the perception of emotional pain and embarrassment (something we have all had to go through).

Definitely my favourite track this week, I LOVE IT…

Crook is a singer/songwriter producer from Ireland and Berlin. Oh, Cool is out now on all streaming platforms.

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Diving Station

DIVING STATION – Honey Bees

Honey Bees is a very strange and interesting sounding song, and here at FOTN we love strange and interesting.

The distorted bass-line leads this track into mystery, accompanied by strong powerful female lead vocals Honey Bees is a recipe for a hit record. I absolute love the harp at the end, it takes you from a dark place to the light. Genius track!!!!

Diving Station are Anna McLuckie (Harp/Vocals), Sean Rogan (Guitar), George Burrage (Bass), and Barnabas Kimberley (Drums/Vocals).

Honey Bees is out now on all streaming platforms.

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EMPTY TRAINS – Bilingual Boy

Bilingual Boy is an emotional song filled with a desire to achieve something more in life. Empty Trains provides us with a beautiful piano solo halfway through which really compliments the lead vocals, the contrast between the two vocalist on the song is amazing, there is real chemistry here. Lovely track, I found myself playing it over and over.

Empty Trains are an alternative rock band, formed in Farnham, south east England in 2017, by Colin Zealey (vocals/guitars) and Hedge (drums/percussion). Bilingual Boy is out now on all streaming platforms.

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FUGITIVE ORCHESTRA – The Price Of Doubt

The Price Of Doubt is a party banger that you can really learn a life lesson from. Personally I think these make the best type of party songs. Fugitive Orchestra provides us with a bass-led beauty of a track, I’ve found myself giving this one a couple of listens over and over and over…

Fugitive Orchestra is Portsmouth-based singer-songwriter James Tattington, who’s garnered support and airplay from BBC Introducing as well as being featured on our Fresh Faves last year.

The Price Of Doubt is out now on all streaming platforms.

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ROBOTALIEN – The Autumnal(1994) FT. Leanne Griffiths

RoBoT//aLiEn provide us with a real feel-good track full of positives and upbeat memories. Leanne Griffiths is a great feature on this track, providing backing where necessary and close harmonies. I would love to hear a full EP with the both of them together, their voices really compliment each other.

RoBoT//aLiEn are a two piece from Manchester that play fuzzy alternative quirk pop. The Autumnal (1994) is out now on all streaming platforms.

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TILLY GREENTREE – Time’s Up

Tilly Greentree is a name we are very very familiar with here at FOTN; every time I hear a new song it’s as if she keeps getting better and better, even though she’s already so good.

Time’s Up is another beautiful song that speaks for itself, and in all honesty it’s only time before Tilly Greentree is a household name.

Times’s Up is available now on all streaming platforms.

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Tilly Greentree

PS from TR: If you’ve submitted a track that hasn’t been picked for the Listening Post, our team has definitely listened to it and there’s no need to send it again: feel free to send us an even stronger track another week. The same goes if you were picked for the Listening Post but didn’t feature in our Fresh Faves.

But if we’ve recently featured you in our Fresh Faves – or on my BBC Introducing Mixtape – please wait three months before sending us another track, so we have space to help other deserving artists… For more info see Robinson Has A Good Old Moan.

JFlames

JFlames aka “J-Flames” & “Jay Flames” is a multi genre music producer/DJ/Artist from South East London. Read more about JFlames here.

2 Comments

  1. Great reviews as always by J Flames with trademark snappy one-liners and cool descriptions. Cloth, if I’m not mistaken, continue an amazing record of making the fresh faves with every track they’ve sent us. They have had an amazing year all round with a BBC Maida Vale session, a session for Tom’s Saturday night show, festival appearances and headlining our own Fresh on the Net Live in Edinburgh. A really strong list all-round again this week. Delighted also to see Tilly Greentree, who impressed us all at the London Fresh on the Net Live in July also in the faves. 🙂

  2. Nice reviews JF… Totally agree with you about Atawalpa – have managed to retrieve some info from the BBC Introducing Uploader:

    “Attawalpa is a London based South-American multi-instrumentalist. His meticulous production and melodies evoke the future as much as the past, whilst his ferocious live-shows are earning him a reputation throughout the UK. Attawalpa and his band recently sold out their headline Dalston show. In 2019 he also opened for Stevie Wonder and The Cure at festivals, as well as playing various other shows including a residency at Laylow on Golbourne Rd The first single ‘ Borrowed Time ’ got its first play on John Kennedy’s X-Posure show on October 7th. The follow up single will be released as part of his debut EP ‘Spells’ in early 2020. With artwork by Tom Beard [Florence and the Machine , FKA Twigs ] and a video by acclaimed director Lucy Luscombe [John Grant , Skepta ]. Attawalpa aims to project his visual and sonic identity globally. Attawalpa ’s debut album is coming 2020 co-produced with Matt Allchin [ Joy Crookes , Florence and the machine, George Ezra ].
    INFLUENCES: LOVE.
    BAND MEMBER: Luis Attawalpa Felber
    I was born in Winchester. Grew up in between Portsmouth, Lima (Peru) and London where I now reside. I visit the ocean whenever I can. One ocean one planet. I miss It but I love London. I have been recording my album in Camberwell over the past year and I now have an awesome band. We play shows mostly in London and am looking forward to touring the world….

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