Fresh Faves: Batch 345

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Steve Harris this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ALEX JAYNE - Messy Kicking off our Fresh Faves this week is Messy by Alex Jayne. There’s certainly nothing messy about the production on this track; it’s immaculately put together,…

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The Music Industry Christmas Break

In this guest post, Lee Hawthorn explains why the end of the year is not the best time to release new music. On Monday night I found myself bored of reality TV, so took to Twitter with some stream of consciousness music industry tips. It’s something I do every now and again after a conversation with an artist, because I figure that if one musician…

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The Power of the Live Show

Joe Ogden is the author of Early Stages: A Guide to Booking Gigs, a comprehensive, well-informed mix of insider wisdom and basic common sense, and a must-read book for bands and solo artists. It was during my first year at university in London when I became aware of Arctic Monkeys, in 2005. I remember all the stories about how they'd managed to upgrade their upcoming…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 344

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. Welcome to Fresh On The Net. LET’S GET IT!!!! ALESSI’S ARK - Born Free I was lucky enough to be a part of a podcast interview with Alessi and her bandmate…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 343

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Bobby Colcombe this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AFGHAN SAND GANG - Fast Talk Manchester (OK, Mossley) drone-heads, Afghan Sand Gang, make a worthy entry this week with their synthy-sadcore track Fast Talk. Paddy, Matthew and Will have…

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KEEP ACTIVE STAY ALIVE (EP) by JFlames & 8TRED DA GREAT

Regular readers of Fresh On The Net will know that, as well as being part of our team of moderators and reviews authors, JFlames is an accomplished artist; a rapper, singer, musician and producer whose album I reviewed previously on here. Well now he has teamed up with 8TRED DA GREAT on a 5-track EP released this week. And if I tell you that the…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 342

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Marina Florance this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. Take it easy on me, this is my first review for FOTN, actually it’s my first review for anything ever, mind you we’ve all got to start somewhere, here goes……

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