Eclectic Picks: Batch 417

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Every week Signal Committee present 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. This week, however, all the hard work and credit goes to our special guest moderator, Bulzara.

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.

INTRODUCING BULZARA

Bulzara is an electronic music producer that we came across last year on BBC’s Feedback Friday. We think his music is pretty special. Bulzara is into a lot of similar music to us, and we wanted to freshen up the Eclectic Playlists with some new perspectives, so we figured he’d be the perfect choice to be our first special guest moderator.

Bulzara has just released his debut album, CROCODILLASEAPIG. That aside, he’s got a pretty prolific rate of producing new tracks, including a lot of collaborations with and remixes for other artists.

OUR PICK OF THE WEEK

Needless to say we think the lad’s done well with this week’s list. Some cracking picks in there, but our pick of the week goes to Kyoto Kyoto which we thought was very CAN and Bulzara thought was very ‘At The Drive In’. Either way, we both agree it kicks ass.

A FEW WORDS FROM BULZARA ON THIS WEEK’S PICKS

It’s my pleasure and my curse to curate this week’s playlist. It seemed like an impossible task to select just a hand full of tunes from this week’s high quality inbox. I’m a fan of most genres so I’ve tried to reflect that on this week’s playlist from the pure rock joy of the Bugles, the gorgeous alt folk of Oliver Dengsø, the jazzy chaos of Kyoto Kyoto, and NUUXS’s awesome blending of so many influences. A massive shout out has to go out to the Bury boys of Signal committee’s amazing support over this past year. I don’t think I would be taking this music malarkey as seriously as I could have if it wasn’t for their commitment to the oddballs and the weirdos of the independent artists of the world ✌️

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. DICTATOR – Hide And Seek (Liam Doc Edit)
  2. KYOTO KYOTO – Dart Oporto 56
  3. FACEPAINT – Reaper Master 20210710 MP3
  4. LEG PUPPY – Turn It Up Keith [feat. Violent Vickie]
  5. LIINES – I Keep On Going
  6. JAMES E GRAY – Wild Dreams and Space Themes
  7. THE BUGLES – Waves
  8. OSCAR MC – TV Life
  9. JIM PEARSON – I Wish I Could Be Happy (Instrumental)
  10. PUSHPIN – Microwave Song
  11. THE GORSTEY LEA STREET CHOIR – Cinquante Cinq Six Huit
  12. OLIVER DENSØ – Surface Hunters
  13. NUUXS – Part of Me
  14. SNIPPET – Here Comes The Freaks
  15. CEILING DEMONS – Silver Birch [feat. Zarahruth]
  16. GRACE SAVAGE – Water Rising [feat. Mauvey]
  17. LOLA IN SLACKS – Postscript In Blue
  18. GABRIELLE ORNATE – Waiting To Be Found
  19. NEDA – Good Intentions
  20. CALLUM MARTIN-MOORE – Terrified

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 Yoghurt Pot’s rolling Spotify playlist for 2021. They will also ‘follow’ you on Spotify to keep track of any future releases – which will appear on their revolving weekly playlist. As for their ‘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. Thanks Bulzara for including our track ‘5568’!!! @SignalCommittee you may just need to update the Soundcloud link as it is taking us to last weeks (also superb) playlist!!!… and we really would like to repost…

    Many thanks
    Michael & Russ @GorsteyHQ

  2. Signal Committee

    Whoops…. fixed 🙂

  3. Thanks for the inclusion of my new single Here Come The Freaks

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