Eclectic Picks: Batch 428

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

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.

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

Wise man once said, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”… so if you’ve got this far, just give the playlist a listen and let the artists know if you dig 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. GHOSTS OF TORREZ – Closer
  2. MERCY GIANTS – Rigoletto
  3. JAMES MYHILL – Psychedelectric Jam
  4. JAMES ADRIAN BROWN – Everything Follows
  5. SYWEL NYW – Amser Parti (feat. Dionne Bennett)
  6. PARISA FOULADI – Cysgod yn y Golau
  7. SUN ALEXANDER – Pure
  8. KELL CHAMBERS – Daisy Sonder
  9. KEVIN BLAKE – Heartsines
  10. EMBERHONEY – October’s Flame

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)

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.

1 Comments

  1. Good stuff
    Particularly loved Mercy Giants, strong echoes of Massive Attack melodic simplicity and big sounds with hints of Horace Andy crooning.

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