Listening Post: Batch 343

Woman in hat listening with headphones

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

AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
CHARLOTTE BETTSON – Panic Attack
ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
EYESORE & THE JINX – Leisure Time
GABRIELA EVA – Hey!
GR3YWXLF – Woke
LEMON DRINK – A Song for You
LONDON HATRED – If Only You Knew
MADI – Big Heart
NOPRISM – Lisbon
PLYA – Ocean
ROB GORE – Last Spring
RODEO – Tease
ROSIE FRATER-TAYLOR – In A Dream
RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours
SEX CELLS – Witchcraft (Sex Cells Remix – Modern Witchcraft)
TALKBOY – Hollow Spheres
TANGERINECAT – Mudak Salad
THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors
TIGER MENDOZA – The Myth Of Failing Fast (feat. Asher Dust)
V98 – Conversation Killer
WALT – Car

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.

47 Comments

  1. AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    GR3YWXLF – Woke
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours
    SEX CELLS – Witchcraft (Sex Cells Remix – Modern Witchcraft)

  2. Nick Freeman

    Great selection of music

    CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    GABRIELA EVA – Hey!
    GR3YWXLF – Woke
    TALKBOY – Hollow Spheres

  3. AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    GR3YWXLF – Woke
    ROB GORE – Last Spring
    THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors

    Also PLYA

  4. Frank Stone

    lots of forces to be reckoned with on this one !!

    CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    PLYA – Ocean
    ROSIE FRATER-TAYLOR – In A Dream
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours

  5. Andy Page

    Another strong set of songs – particularly from a female perspective- some great vocals in the selection this week. As usual, not enough votes to mention everyone – would have liked to have included Gabriela Eva, Lemon Drink and Charlotte Bettson too, but I’m afraid the dark ‘n dirty Disco Beats of Sex Cells lured me in. A great attitude Punker from V98 had me stamping on the accelerator a little too vigorously when driving (be warned!) but luckily the soothing delicacy of Rosie’s Joni-esque vocals helped calm me down again 🙂

    Have a great weekend all!

    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    EYESORE & THE JINX – Leisure Time
    ROSIE FRATER-TAYLOR – In A Dream
    SEX CELLS – Witchcraft (Sex Cells Remix – Modern Witchcraft)
    V98 – Conversation Killer

  6. Changed my mind so many times!

    CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
    CHARLOTTE BETTSON – Panic Attack
    PLYA – Ocean
    RODEO – Tease
    TANGERINECAT – Mudak Salad

  7. Cholly

    That was a difficult selection to make. I swear it gets harder every time!

    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    MADI – Big Heart
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours
    THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors

  8. Great to see Run Logan Run in the list as I’ve been a big fan since seeing them at the Sonic Imperfections night in South London. They are well worth seeing live as they are completely exhilarating. Here are my 5

    CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
    EYESORE & THE JINX – Leisure Time
    NOPRISM – Lisbon
    ROB GORE – Last Spring
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours

  9. Another insanely strong week and if you have time to check out the long list there are so many gems that just missed out on the final 25 including cracking urban vibes from the ever-consistent YxungTarzaan; soulful R’n’B from Urchin ft. Grace Walker & tantalising techno with Rezzonator.

    Good to see continuing diversity at the Listening Post. Here are my five from a very good list. Have a great weekend everyone and happy voting. xxx

    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    GR3YWXLF – Woke
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours
    WALT – Car

  10. Jim

    Here’s my 5:

    CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    NOPRISM – Lisbon
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours
    THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors

    Nice weekend everyone…

  11. Tom Robinson

    Oh bloody hell, that was hard. Choosing which ones *not* to include was like trying to decide which finger you want cut off. Could just as easily have picked BLACK MIRROR, ROB GORE, ROSIE FRATER-TAYLOR or those cheeky chaps RODEO… But in the end I’ve gone for:

    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    EYESORE & THE JINX – Leisure Time
    TALKBOY – Hollow Spheres
    THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors
    V98 – Conversation Killer

    Inevitably there are also some great tunes in the full inbox that we didn’t have room for on the Listening Post. Allow me to recommend:
    (No.2) JAMES BEAU BARCLAY – You Make Life Easy
    (No.41) ELIMARIT – Heart So Cold
    (No.57) ROBJN – Churchbells
    (No.100) TEN EIGHTY TREES – Something In The Blood
    (No.112) THE MOTION – 3AM
    But everyone’s taste is different – do have a skim through the whole list. Even though there’s far more music each week than we can possibly feature or promote, there are always some wonderful surprises in there…

  12. Have a lovely weekend 🙂

    AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    ROB GORE – Last Spring
    V98 – Conversation Killer

  13. A fantastic week this week with much invention on display – as Tom said, narrowing this lot down is tough.
    My honourable mentions go to Black Mirror, Cafolla, the Golden Age Of TV and Gabriella Eva, with special special mentions to Death Cult Electric, Blitzenbolt, Hot Minute and Dramalove, who caught my ear in the full inbox at https://soundcloud.com/freshnet/sets/inbox343 . If you are yet to investigate one of our full inbox links, this one really is a doozy.

    MADI – Big Heart
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours
    SEX CELLS – Witchcraft (Sex Cells Remix – Modern Witchcraft)
    TANGERINECAT – Mudak Salad
    V98 – Conversation Killer

  14. BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    CHARLOTTE BETTSON – Panic Attack
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    ROB GORE – Last Spring
    ROSIE FRATER-TAYLOR – In A Dream

    If I had one more:
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours

  15. this set was absolutely all over the place… great stuff, thanks

    AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    MADI – Big Heart
    PLYA – Ocean
    TALKBOY – Hollow Spheres
    WALT – Car

  16. Thanks for featuring our song.

    Our faves:

    CHARLOTTE BETTSON – Panic Attack
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    PLYA – Ocean
    ROB GORE – Last Spring
    ROSIE FRATER-TAYLOR – In A Dream

  17. Here’s my five. Rob Gore’s is worth sticking with, unfolds like a flower.

    CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    GABRIELA EVA – Hey!
    PLYA – Ocean
    ROB GORE – Last Spring
    TALKBOY – Hollow Spheres

  18. My 5 for the week —

    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    CHARLOTTE BETTSON – Panic Attack
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    NOPRISM – Lisbon
    TIGER MENDOZA – The Myth Of Failing Fast (feat. Asher Dust)

    We cannot feature all of the Artists who submit to our weekly inbox,so a special mention to the following songs that I really liked this week.

    FOR YOU THE MOON – Slip Away
    HOLLY KIRKBY – Heathen (Live)
    THE RAIN EXPERIMENT – Be My Angel
    PYX – The Movies
    ROBJN – Churchbells
    SARSAPARILLA – Speaking In Tongues

    Steff x

  19. Marcus

    Here´s my selection , might be different tomorrow. Greetings from Germany – does the Brexit Debate influence the music in UK now ? Like : Our singer is pro Brexit, I
    ( the bass player ) am Anti Brexit . You can always come to Berlin, its still cheap over here

    GABRIELA EVA – Hey!
    LONDON HATRED – If Only You Knew
    NOPRISM – Lisbon
    TIGER MENDOZA – The Myth Of Failing Fast (feat. Asher Dust)
    V98 – Conversation Killer

  20. Some excellent tracks this week – but by far the best is CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    reminds me so much of Corrinne Bailey Rae – some beautiful chord changes too !!

    CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
    CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    RODEO – Tease
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours
    THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors

  21. Louise Toal

    What can I say, I’ve chopped and changed my mind so much this week!

    Need to just mention Will Ridings song – Fire engines that didn’t make final 25. Such a sweet and honest song that definitely pulled on my heartstrings.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone ❤️

    AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    LEMON DRINK – A Song for You
    RODEO – Tease
    TIGER MENDOZA – The Myth Of Failing Fast (feat. Asher Dust)
    V98 – Conversation Killer

  22. Thanks All. Here’s our picks for this week. Have a good weekend…

    AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    RODEO – Tease
    THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors

  23. Pimlican

    Just feeling these, very cool.

    EYESORE & THE JINX – Leisure Time
    NOPRISM – Lisbon
    RODEO – Tease
    TANGERINECAT – Mudak Salad
    V98 – Conversation Killer

  24. BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    EYESORE & THE JINX – Leisure Time
    ROSIE FRATER-TAYLOR – In A Dream
    SEX CELLS – Witchcraft (Sex Cells Remix – Modern Witchcraft)
    TALKBOY – Hollow Spheres

  25. oldierob

    As tough as ever to get to just 5

    Thanks all

    CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    CHARLOTTE BETTSON – Panic Attack
    GABRIELA EVA – Hey!
    PLYA – Ocean
    TALKBOY – Hollow Spheres

  26. Brendan Walsh

    I couldn’t believe my luck when I first stumbled upon the Listening Post with all this brilliant wonderfully diverse music all in one place. I began this week thinking I’d be seriously disciplined this time but ended up with most songs ticked again as usual. Apologies to those I couldn’t pick but I think you are all talented x

    CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
    CHARLOTTE BETTSON – Panic Attack
    ROB GORE – Last Spring
    TALKBOY – Hollow Spheres
    WALT – Car

  27. Steve

    Hey

    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    TANGERINECAT – Mudak Salad
    V98 – Conversation Killer

  28. Hats off Ladies and Gents of audio heaven. Great Post this week.
    So hard (as always for me) to nail just 5.
    But eventually nail I did, and they are ..

    AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
    EYESORE & THE JINX – Leisure Time
    NOPRISM – Lisbon
    RODEO – Tease

  29. One fine artist from the inbox with some sweet soul is:
    Monifé – ”Unreachable”

    AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
    CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    LONDON HATRED – If Only You Knew
    PLYA – Ocean

  30. Sydney

    AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
    CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    LONDON HATRED – If Only You Knew

  31. kay / ldnhtrd

    Thank you so much for squeezing me into a shortlist of such wonderful tracks. Genuinely honoured to be part of this list on the first thing I’ve put out.

    Major love to all of the artists and tracks, but these five really stood out to me. The PLYA and MADI tracks are going to be spun a lot in my room I think.

    AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    MADI – Big Heart
    NOPRISM – Lisbon
    PLYA – Ocean
    SEX CELLS – Witchcraft (Sex Cells Remix – Modern Witchcraft)

    k/lh x

  32. Hey, Kiddies!

    Another tough week – I think I started with a shortlist of around 60 songs, before narrowing it down to around 20, before trimming it once more to put in my votes for the listening post. Lots of really well-written songs and lots of very original production design this week – I was kind of caught between the two, but songwriting won out on the day.

    My 5 are pretty similar to my top votes for the listening post. With the exception of Ellie Dixon’s track ‘Pressure’ which I had shortlisted – but didn’t make my final ‘voting list’. Glad to see it made it into the Listening Post in any case, as I kind of missed this one. It really is a very good track so I shall make amends by voting for it today.

    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    – Fantastically percussive throughout. Really nice low-mid drive to this one. Shifts from the gut. Nicely handled technically. Not overly ‘snapped to the grid’, tight but with enough room to breathe. Quality work from songwriting to vocal performance to production.

    GABRIELA EVA – Hey!
    – My pick of the Inbox. The bassline is worth the price of admission alone. The interplay between bass and guitar is …tasty. Gabriela Eva is bringing the vocals with a gorgeous, soulful, laid back delivery. The instrumentation plays around the voice so well. Production is not content to rely on the talented musicianship and adds to the listening experience with clever use of FX. Inspiring and uplifting. Puts a smile on your face and a spring in your stride.

    LEMON DRINK – A Song for You
    – A fantastically trashy slow burner that grows and grows on you. The treatment of the toms is obnoxious and awesome – they sound huge and heavy! I’m a sucker for an overdriven bassline. The vocals stand tall in the great mess of saturation and cymbal shimmer. Glorious.

    PLYA – Ocean
    – It’s taken a time for this aging grunge-rocker to come round to Modern pop, but I’ve found a real appreciation of the attention to detail in the production. Fantastically hard-worked track. They’ve really worked this one from top to bottom. Some of the synth and FX sonics are just too tasty. Big, fat (or should that be phat) and stonking. An awesome swagger shifts the track throughout – it moves heavy on its feet – contrasted wonderfully by the lightness of the lead vocal. Very nicely done! PLYA could well be built for big-time 😉

    V98 – Conversation Killer
    – I’ve been listening to this type of noise for the best part of 20 years. It just feels like home. Fantastically trashy and loud. Huge hunking bassline, heavy and awesome. Guitars are spanked in the choruses. Love the shouty, talky, shouty vocals. Great draggy guitar solo bleeding into feedback at all times. Smashy, bashy drums! Turn it up all the way to 11 and jump around kiddies! It’s time to remind the neighbors they’re still alive.

    + The listening post continues to go from strength to strength. Wonderous fun hearing all this fantastic new music. Roll on next week!

  33. SweetP

    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    GABRIELA EVA – Hey!
    PLYA – Ocean
    SEX CELLS – Witchcraft (Sex Cells Remix – Modern Witchcraft)
    THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors

  34. Conor

    CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    GABRIELA EVA – Hey!
    PLYA – Ocean
    ROSIE FRATER-TAYLOR – In A Dream

  35. CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    LONDON HATRED – If Only You Knew
    PLYA – Ocean
    TANGERINECAT – Mudak Salad
    THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors

  36. Adriana Vicencio

    There are so many music/sound details happening in Ellie Dixon’s track…just beautiful. This week, CAFOLLA and ELLIE DIXON…amor total.

    Have a great week!

    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    MADI – Big Heart
    TIGER MENDOZA – The Myth Of Failing Fast (feat. Asher Dust)

  37. Great week, EYESORE & THE JINX get better and better with every release whilst Tallboy and The Golden Age Of TV also had my ears reverberating with something approximating to joy

    AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    EYESORE & THE JINX – Leisure Time
    LEMON DRINK – A Song for You
    TALKBOY – Hollow Spheres
    THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors

  38. Sue

    Lots of great tracks to dance to in the list this week. My five :

    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    NOPRISM – Lisbon
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours
    SEX CELLS – Witchcraft (Sex Cells Remix – Modern Witchcraft)

    And Talkboy and Conversation Killer and Plya………the list is really much longer – loved to many again!!

  39. CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
    EYESORE & THE JINX – Leisure Time
    ROB GORE – Last Spring
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours
    TIGER MENDOZA – The Myth Of Failing Fast (feat. Asher Dust)

    Also liked Rosie Frater Taylor, Black Mirror and Walt – they should make a song together!
    greetings from the Netherlands, have a good weekend, and stay safe if you are near floodings or bush fires.

  40. CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    GABRIELA EVA – Hey!
    MADI – Big Heart
    NOPRISM – Lisbon
    TALKBOY – Hollow Spheres

  41. Ian Smith

    Cheers – loving Lemon Drink and v98 especially

    ELLIE DIXON – Pressure
    LEMON DRINK – A Song for You
    TALKBOY – Hollow Spheres
    THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors
    V98 – Conversation Killer

  42. Rose

    What a fabulous bunch of songs to ease through a Sunday morning.

    GABRIELA EVA – Hey!
    LEMON DRINK – A Song for You
    ROB GORE – Last Spring
    THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors
    V98 – Conversation Killer

  43. Mark Toal

    As a technohead, this week’s submissions to the inbox were right up my street, so I had some difficulty narrowing down my selections. No such difficulty here as four of my faves made it, with the addition of V98, who must have slipped under my radar the first time round, because that is an exceptional track. Apologies to GR3YWXLF, another great submission but I can only pick 5, which are :

    EYESORE & THE JINX – Leisure Time
    LONDON HATRED – If Only You Knew
    SEX CELLS – Witchcraft (Sex Cells Remix – Modern Witchcraft)
    TIGER MENDOZA – The Myth Of Failing Fast (feat. Asher Dust)
    V98 – Conversation Killer

    It’s great when tracks you love make the LP, but it’s also disappointing when some don’t, and I was gutted to find that Rezzonator didn’t, but Duncan, if you’re reading, you’ve definitely found a new fan and I’ll be following your music avidly.

    Honourable mentions also to Joe Kemp, Mariuk, The Kaisans, and Tom, all of whom I’ll be checking in on.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend guys

    Mark.

  44. Gary Slpan

    LEMON DRINK – A Song for You
    RODEO – Tease
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours
    THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV – Caught in Doors
    WALT – Car

  45. Project blackbird

    Listening on the way back from Denmark

    BLACK MIRROR – The Song of Crickets (ESM Final Mix)
    CAFOLLA – Cowboys & Africans
    CARRIE BAXTER – Lady
    ROB GORE – Last Spring
    V98 – Conversation Killer

  46. Julia smith

    Great week!

    AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    LEMON DRINK – A Song for You
    LONDON HATRED – If Only You Knew
    RODEO – Tease
    TALKBOY – Hollow Spheres

  47. Great selection this week!

    AFGHAN SAND GANG – Fast Talk
    LONDON HATRED – If Only You Knew
    RUN LOGAN RUN – 33 Hours
    SEX CELLS – Witchcraft (Sex Cells Remix – Modern Witchcraft)
    WALT – Car

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