Eclectic Picks: Batch 395

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Every week Signal Committee create an Eclectic Picks playlist. All tracks are selected from the full inbox of 200 tracks that are submitted each week to Fresh On The Net. Check out their picks from Monday 15th February below.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

Our playlists are orientated to the alternative music fan. Lyrics are not essential, abstract ideas are embraced and the fusing of different genres is encouraged.

A FEW WORDS ON THIS WEEKS PICKS

This week we ended up with just over 90 minutes of eclectic picks. This is the strongest week we’ve ever had so far, and the bar was already high, so if you or someone you know is on the list – please take some time out, give the full list a blast and drop a comment below with your thoughts! I promise you it’ll be worth it.

LISTEN

You can listen to this weeks playlist using the player below, or click here to open the Soundcloud playlist in a new window.

For the best listening experience… crank up the volume and immerse yourself in the music!

ARTISTS SELECTED THIS WEEK

  1. JOUSKA – Solus
  2. SISTER WIVES – I Fyny Af / Rise
  3. LIGHTS THAT CHANGE – Fall Apart
  4. INFLEXI0N – Satellite
  5. PANTHALASSA – Camel Blue
  6. RAISED BY PURITANS – Tremor
  7. PULSES – Between Desperation & Hope
  8. BULZARA – McDead – Love Undone (Remix)
  9. A LESSER VERSION – Sylvia
  10. JUNKYARD OF SILENCED POETS – Profane Disco
  11. FIJI MERMAIDS – Seasick (feat. Polly Preacher)
  12. SEMITONAL – IDIOTS Handshake Mix
  13. THE LAST HUSSAR – STOP DEAD
  14. BENJAMIN MACE-CROSSLEY – The Reality TV – Beats – Master
  15. TACTICAL NOISE ENSEMBLE – Throw Up Athens
  16. KAYANOUSH VAVELLA – Sail To The Tropics
  17. RESTLESS MOSAIC – Gyre
  18. ASTA HIROKI – Slumber (feat. Dontmesswithjuan)
  19. DEF ROBOT – Rise of Robot
  20. KYETOBA – Lemonade
  21. ELEPHANT TALK – Lost at Sea
  22. SPIDERS EAT VINYL – Cagliari Dreams
  23. MICHAEL DENNY – Escape Route
  24. LUKE MOORE MUSIC – Тӯндар (tūndâr)
  25. HANNYA WHITE – Callin’ – Hannya White

RADIO OPPORTUNITIES

We all have ambitions to get on national radio, but in the meantime there are loads of great, independent radio stations that are always looking for new music of the alternative variety. They offer no promises, but the following hosts tell me they that, if you made this list, they’d like you to get in touch to be considered for their show:

  • Chris Watts, presenter of “In The Moog” online on NCCR (UK) (Twitter: @chriswatts1965.  Electronic/synth-based tracks (mp3 &/or WAV) to chrisinthemoog@gmail.com, together with artwork &/or band pic and your Twitter handle).
  • Lucas Gil, presenter of Supernova on Glitterbeam Radio (Twitter @lucasgil, apply by his website here)
  • Joe Figueira of North Manchester FM (Twitter @moretonguy, apply with MP3, short bio & twitter handle by e-mail to joefigueira@yahoo.co.uk)

Any other radio producers looking for a steer, just let me know if you want to join the club.

PLAYLIST ARCHIVE

All tracks featured above will be added to our monthly playlist. We will also ‘follow’ you on Spotify to keep track of any future releases – which will appear on our revolving weekly playlist. As for our ‘all time favourites’, well, there’s a playlist for that too.

Signal Committee

Signal Committee are a four piece band from Bury, England. Their influences include the likes of New Order, Radiohead, Bowie, Jon Hopkins and Massive Attack.

7 Comments

  1. HW

    Hi Signal Committee,

    as always I love your curated playlist.
    It’s truly eclectic Picks for me.
    And this time one of my favorites
    are included.
    The Junkyard of Silenced Poets.
    Fiji Mermaids
    Actical Noice Ensemble
    ACTICAL NOISE ENSEMBLE
    Sister Wives
    and so much more.

    I think you should go for a takeover on a radio
    with your well curated picks
    you select every week from the entries.
    And than don’t be shy and play one of your tracks as well.

  2. Def Robot

    Big thanks to Signal Committee for including us again! It’s a great playlist and I know how much effort goes into listening, selecting and publishing, so many kudos.

  3. Still listening to fantastic discoveries from last week’s Eclectics! And listening to this week’s playlist ensured the ‘working’ lunch lasted over 1 ½ hours! Great music and – crucially – interesting music: the unusual mix of genres & unexpected turns in the tracks. Great diversity but still with the curated flow.

    Many thanks for including us & tons & tons of thanks for all the support here in the magnificent Eclectics!

    HW is correct: take over the radio! Maybe a pirate radio station broadcasting from the Manchester Ship Canal…

    Leo Slayer (loathsome guitar strangler from Junkyard of Silenced Poets)

  4. First time on the list for SEMITONAL – thanks for including the IDIOTS Handshake Mix in this great playlist. Cheers!

  5. It’s so validating to be on this list with so much great stuff – thank you! I decided to get back into music during lockdown – selling a bunch of stuff to try it for realsies after faffing about in my teens and twenties – and it kept me sane during a tough year. (I’m a legislation and budget adviser for Seattle government in the daytime, so there was a lot of stuff to shovel at the peak of COVID and in the cascade effects of CHAZ/CHOP.)

    I didn’t know getting back into music whether I’d have more than one song or two of ideas, so to connect with my target audience in this isolation…it means a lot.

    -Brandon Isleib, doing music as Restless Mosaic

  6. Luke Moore Music

    A pleasure and an honour to be included here – thanks so much!

  7. INFLEXI0N – Satellite
    SPIDERS EAT VINYL – Cagliari Dreams
    RESTLESS MOSAIC – Gyre
    ELEPHANT TALK – Lost at Sea

    …. were my favourites this week. Ta, really enjoyed it

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