Eclectic Picks: Batch 408

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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 31st May 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 over 60 minutes of Eclectic Picks.  This was a pretty strong week, with some solid entries from a few artists that have already impressed us once or twice already – including KEN, Eggboy, slowbones, Benjamin BM$ and Yellow Belly. A new name to Eclectic Picks, Priest of Beards, seems to slot nicely alongside those familiar names. I could possibly mention Zeropoint Projects also, but it looks like he was just collaborating, so that probably isn’t worth a shout out 🙂

After a solid starting line up, there’s a section of some really interesting abstract tracks from the likes of Fabián Sanher, Enarjay, mrcrazylegs and Somasu. It’s the kind of stuff that might frighten FOTN moderator JJB so, to take the edge off for him, we’ve placed some nicely chilled out tracks towards the end – possibly a bit of trip-hop thrown in there for good measure.

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. KEN – Ye Ye
  2. SLOW BONES – ziyi
  3. EGGBOY – Populist C**t (C**t Mix)
  4. PRIEST OF BEARDS – Needs More Sauce
  5. BENJAMIN BM$ – Raving
  6. THE VIC C PROJECT – Thanks Betty
  7. ENARJAY 808 THE TERMINATOR – Enarjay 808 x LEE-AM x D.A.H. Trump – S I H I L (Full Instrumental)
  8. FÁBIAN SANHER – Lacrimosa
  9. MRCRAZYLEGS – Black Cauldron
  10. SOMASU – the.final.song.by.somasu
  11. IMROEL QUAYS – Nothing Seems As Real
  12. KOKO BER – A Situation (feat Lohrd Snohw and the Zeropoint Projects)
  13. BOSTOCK – Temptation
  14. YELLOW BELLY – Condition White (Bare Island Remix)
  15. THE ACTIONS – Buoyant
  16. JIANT – I really don’t what what I’m running from
  17. THE DECIBEL KID – Pilgrim
  18. KID KIN – Under A Cloud of Fret

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.

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