Eclectic Picks: Batch 409

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 7th June 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. If you used to write band names on your pencil case at school, you’ll probably like our playlists.

A FEW WORDS ON THIS WEEK’S PICKS

This week, we ended up with just under 55 minutes of Eclectic Picks. 

If there’s a better funky breakbeat duo from Devon than the Phat Controllers, I haven’t heard them. Mark Piat ‘likes creating music as a hobby, nothing serious’ – which is a shame because he’s better at it than most people that do it for a living. I literally have no idea how to describe Gomrund, which is usually a good thing. Eggboy have been a bit of a nuisance recently having made our playlist four (?) times in a row, but luckily they’re banned now for 3 months as punishment for making the Fresh Faves.

In the rest of the list you’ll find tracks submitted by artists from Finland, Wales, New York, Canada, France, Berlin and Mexico. More importantly, it’s all there on merit, like everyone else, so if you got this far….. give the full list a blast and drop a comment below with your thoughts!

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. THE PHAT CONTROLLERS – Recognise
  2. MARK PIAT – Recovery
  3. GOMRUND – Shades
  4. EGGBOY – Norway (Fjord Remix) [ft. Better Than Tv)
  5. MIKA SAVELA – Soundfall – Journey to Singularity
  6. ERRUNHRD – Rain (Sun Is Gone)
  7. COLOURTELLY – Babs
  8. MARJORINE – Salton Sea
  9. THE DEATH PARTICLE – Ambedo
  10. ZEBRAH – Neptune
  11. A SCENE FROM JAWS – Volare
  12. FÁBIAN SANHER – Half Of The Truth

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)

PLAYLIST ARCHIVE

All tracks featured above will be added to our rolling Spotify playlist for 2021. 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.

POLITE REQUEST TO ALL ARTISTS

If you’re on Twitter, IG etc make sure you put a link to your social media pages on your soundcloud profile. It’ll save curators, moderators, radio folk etc lots of time letting you know you made the cut. On the other hand, maintaining anonymity might lead to a cult following in a remote location that you don’t find out about until someone from Svalbard FM hunts you down 20 years later to do a Searching For Sugar Man-esque documentary.

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.

3 Comments

  1. Great picks here! The ColourTelly track in particular!

  2. Eh up, Soundfall – Journey to Singularity and ZEBRAH – Neptune went down very well this afternoon, ta.

    Really enjoyed the playlist, thanks.

  3. We’re very proud to have made this list four weeks on the bounce 🙂 We will be back….

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