Eclectic Picks: Batch 411

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 21st 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 50 minutes of Eclectic Picks.  If you are unfortunate to live with someone who watches Love Island, we have just given you a perfect excuse to put your headphones on.

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. JUNKYARD OF SILENCED POETS – Radio MetroGnome (Hillage People Mix)
  2. CRUSH – Chewed
  3. POLYMORTH – Wish
  4. BLOOM’S TAXONOMOY – Locked In
  5. AMONGST THE PIGEONS – Bring The Stars Closer [feat. Emma King]
  6. TREVAS – Nebula Among Us
  7. V U K O V A R – Sculpt The Sculptor
  8. SOMASU – A Family Reborn
  9. MINIMUMS – Hiatus
  10. MICHAEL DONOGHUE – Universe Eyes
  11. GAWJUSS – Sleepwalker
  12. SEAN BUCKLEY – Pull By Mintball [feat. Chris James Willows)
  13. CLAP THE PILOT – I Can’t Let Go
  14. CALMING RIVER – Jinhai

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.

5 Comments

  1. A playlist that made me think – “Wow, I wish I could write music like that”

    All the tracks were great, but my particular favourites: Junkyard of the Silenced Poets, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Trevas, Minimums, Michael Donoghue, Calming River

  2. Trevas

    Honoured to be included in this amazing group of artists – a great listen – thank you Signal Committee!

  3. Always a massive honour to be included – and it’s great to be back! What an absolutely brilliant playlist this one is!! It’s been our privilege to be on different radio shows with some of these ace tracks & also, additionally, with a few more of the artists here — so almost seems like an Eclectic Scene here, and extending out beyond! Huge thanks to Signal Committee & Fresh On The Net: the positive knock-on domino effect of The Eclectics is significant & substantial & very much appreciated!

    Junkyard of Silenced Poets

  4. Good to have you back Leo. I daresay you’ve lined up plenty more to bully your want into the playlists for the next few weeks!

  5. clap the pilot

    Wow, thanks so much for including I can’t let go in your list, some fantastic artists and tracks on it so I’m very honoured to be amongst them

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