Artists at a glance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.