Eclectic Picks: Batch 439

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(Image courtesy of Lily McCoy)

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 credit goes to our guest curator, STATE.

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 STATE

The first week back after the Christmas break is always a particularly strong week at freshonthenet, but this year one track stood out from the crowd. Rather than read about it, your time would better served checking out STATE’s debut track, Fist Bump. Better still, the music video.

It comes as no surprise that STATE have managed to pick out some absolute belters this week and have done the Eclectic Picks proud. In the words of the Grail Knight, “they chose wisely…”

A FEW WORDS FROM STATE

It’s been an incredible honour to be Guest Curator for Signal Committee’s celebrated Eclectic Picks this week. We were only introduced to Fresh On The Net this year and since January, have been avid listeners, readers and voters! What an incredible platform to help support brand new artists. We have certainly discovered some incredible new music here! We listened to every one of the 176 tracks submitted to Fresh On the Net this week – so many interesting and extraordinary tracks, it made it incredibly hard to choose! We wish all the artists every success. Here’s our short list…

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. PAYNE PEPPER JAM – Burned Letters
  2. GRIEFLINES – Fathoms
  3. MOA MOA – Information
  4. JUNKYARD OF SILENCED POETS – William S Burroughs
  5. KIFFIE – Buried In The Fields
  6. SHOTOVER – Dark Hair
  7. LE JUNK – America
  8. GOMRUND – Summon A Warhorse
  9. KEEF – In This Town
  10. CIRCLE RED – WUMP!
  11. GL1TT3RP1SS – Walk Away
  12. POLITE BUREAUX – Redlite
  13. ENJOYABLE LISTENS – Yellow Almond Forest
  14. KIM VEN – Way That You Keep Me High
  15. DISGRACEFUL FRIEND – Don’t Stand Up (or Your Nose is Gonna Bleed)
  16. CEPHOS POWDERS – Clap Song
  17. DISCO IN SOCHI – Die Neu (Original Mix)
  18. THE GOLD SUPPY – Something Like You
  19. FOR BREAKFAST – Heavy Horse Museum
  20. CHICKEN MAN AND THE BAD EGGS – On The Run
  21. ONE-EYED DISCO – Man On The Moon
  22. SILENCE IN SURRENDER – Coming Up
  23. THE GREAT LESLIE – You Lost Yourself
  24. UNDERCOVER PANGOLIN – Rabbit Hole
  25. HANDSOME – Youth Disaster
  26. SIMEON WALKER – Nocturne

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.

5 Comments

  1. cheers… particularly enjoyed KIM VEN – Way That You Keep Me High and GL1TT3RP1SS – Walk Away

  2. SA

    Cheers John – I was blown away by these two particularly as well!

  3. HW

    Nice selection by State (Bristol).
    Always love to listen to the Eclectic Picks.

  4. ACE to be included!!! … & some mighty fine tracks up there too!!!

    LS (Junkyard of Silenced Poets)

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