Eclectic Picks: Batch 446

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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 all the hard work and credit goes to our special guest moderator, Seadog.

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 SEADOG

Our introduction to Seadog is a curious one. They were actually introduced to us by Tom Robinson, enabling us to put our heads together to bring down a notorious criminal masquerading as a radio plugger in the murky underbelly of the independent music scene. Bring him down we did, but that’s another story.

It wasn’t until months later that we actually took time out to listen to our partners in (fighting) crime, Seadog, when they chucked out a link to their music video for Foolhardy. We were looking for great tracks with great videos for our video playlist, and their trippy video turned out to be right up our street. They’ve since made the Eclectic Picks (on our watch) with their track, Tidal Wave. And like I said to Seadog at the time, we don’t do favours, everything is on merit….

A FEW WORDS FROM SEADOG ON THIS WEEK’S PICKS

We are thrilled to have been given this opportunity to select some of our favourite tracks for this week’s Eclectic picks from the FOTN submissions. 

Being a band ourselves, we understand how difficult it can be to get exposure at times, and so we applaud the team for giving underground artists a chance to get their music heard and featured on the website. 

We were stunned by the vast great quality of tunes submitted, which made our task so tricky…

Many thanks to Nick from Signal Committee for having us as guest curators, I hope you enjoy our selections! 

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. DEEP TAN – Diamond Horsetail
  2. LISA OSBORNE – Silver Lining
  3. SUBURBANHOUSING – Polybius
  4. LAUCAN / FACES ON LEAVES – So What?
  5. MICHAEL BAKER MUSIC – In The Light Michael Baker
  6. TOM EMLYN – Under The Street
  7. Marie-Thérèse x – Saint Mary [feat. Jason Lytle {Grandaddy}]
  8. SMALAN – Y Ma Hans So Stiky
  9. BLUESKI – Ekitai
  10. KYANOS – Seabass
  11. OFFICE FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT – Do It All Over Again
  12. BLEDIG – Not My Will
  13. MAZ O’CONNOR – What I Wanted
  14. GED FLOOD – Conspiracy Weary (Dig A Hole)
  15. BAR PANDORA – Look At Me
  16. M. BUTTERFLY – The Ecorche
  17. GRIP TIGHT – straighttotheheartofit
  18. CHRIS BRAIN – Flying On Time
  19. THE DEATH PARTICLE – Event Horizon
  20. NIAMH MCKINNEY – THE SHOUT
  21. CLOUD SOLOMON – False Alarms

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.

2 Comments

  1. Great playlist. Added to my listening library were Maz O’Connor, Bledig and Lisa Osborne.

  2. Niamh McKinney

    Thank you so much for featuring “The Shout”. I am enjoying all the tracks picked here!

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