Eclectic Picks: Batch 445

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 all the hard work and credit goes to our special guest moderator, Michael Donoghue

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 MICHAEL DONOGHUE

Quite simply, one of the best independent electronic artists from the unsigned underground. Don’t believe us, check out his music here and tell us we’re wrong. But, more importantly, Michael is this week’s guest curator for the Eclectic Picks. In fact, he’s the first of our guest curators to return for a second bash, and we didn’t doubt for one second that he’d plunder the finest treasures from the full inbox…

A FEW WORDS FROM MICHAEL DONOGHUE ON THIS WEEK’S PICKS

Some words for the site. Thanks again 🙂

Hello everyone! It’s a real honour to be invited back as a guest curator to select this weeks Eclectic Picks. The FOTN playlists are always filled with spectacular music, and the Eclectic Picks is a place to discover something that’s a little more leftfield and a little less mainstream. It’s a tall task picking gems (there are so many of them) from the full inbox, and hats off to Signal Committee and the whole FOTN team who’ve been committed to doing this week in, week out, for several years, giving independent artists much needed support and a platform to be heard. Thanks again for giving me an opportunity to curate such a highly respected playlist. Here are my picks…

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. NAUT – 37093
  2. LEG PUPPY – Nominate 2LX
  3. RICHIE BLACKER – Ketamine Dreams | Limbo |
  4. LINES OF FLIGHT – Signs of Life (Amongst The Pigeons Remix)
  5. PSI CELL – Lost Age
  6. BURNING WHEEL – Vasasinfónía
  7. THE LAST DINOSAUR – Untitled (Recollections on the Day We First Met, 25th of May 2019) with Lila Tristram
  8. QUIET FIRE – Breatheintoit
  9. MINIMUMS – Saudade (Red Bridge Horizons)
  10. RESTLESS MOSAIC – Sandbags On The Flood Of My Insecurities
  11. NIGHT MOVIES – Once Around The Sun
  12. YOUKOLMUSIC – Restless
  13. CHRIS BOD – Faith
  14. HALFWAY PEOPLE – Devil Dog
  15. RICHARD DAVIES – Inner Beaty
  16. ANTPHENDERSON – Loneley Disco Dancer

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. Loved Minimums and Naut, and especially the wonderful Last Dinosaur with Lila Tristram track, what a cracker! Thanks. Actually the middle section of the playlist sounded like a lost mid 70’s Tangerine Dream album… to me anyway.

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