Fresh Faves: Batch 378

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Chris Ingram this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. Welcome back folks. In a week where, in my neck of the woods, Deadpool tried to buy Wrexham F.C. and cows started killing people I wasn’t sure what madness was…

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Interview: Ian Roland and The Subtown Set

You are a singer songwriter, how did it all begin for you? I started playing guitar in my earlier teens. It became a passion and a few years later I ended up as a “go-for” at Park Gate Recording Studios in Catsfield. There I met producer and arranger, Tim Cross (Mike Oldfield, The Adverts, TV Smith, Dana Gillespie, Doll-By-Doll, The Skids, Hall & Oates) and…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 377

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by musician and Fresh On The Net moderator Sam Eagle this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AKIMBO HEYDAY - Springtime At Home Kicking off this week’s Fresh Faves are Akimbo Heyday, with their upbeat, simple and catchy new track Springtime At Home. Bringing…

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John Peel: Demos & Donts

Extract from the autobiography Margrave Of The Marshes by John Peel with members of his family... "Disposing of the demos is just about the most depressing aspect of what we'll laughingly call 'my work.' They come, in the main, to the BBC address and from all over the world. There was one from Peru in ysterday's mail here at home. A few weeks ago, in…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 376

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Neil March this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. Welcome back, fellow lovers of new music. Summer may be virtually over but new music never sleeps and, after a Listening Post packed with talent, we had what, since I…

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The Existential Threat to the Future of Radio may be a Little Exaggerated

If I had a pound for every time I have heard others present a dystopian vision of popular music radio in steep decline thanks to digital technology… well it would certainly pay for a good night out! The argument goes that the advent of streaming platforms with both curated and automated playlists, young people accessing music via their phones and tablets and the continuing advances…

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Fresh On The Net Meets Bethan Elfyn

Bethan Elfyn is a Welsh broadcaster who has been an influential supporter and advocate for Welsh music for more than two decades. She currently presents the Saturday evening show BBC Radio Wales, plus her own show on Amazing Radio and oversees the Horizons/Gorwelion programme supporting new and emerging musicians from across Wales. Thanks for talking to us Bethan - by way of an obvious opening question,…

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