Eclectic Picks: Batch 449

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, Dirty Freud


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.


Dirty Freud is an artist that we stumbled across on BBC Feedback Friday back in early 2020 with his standout track, Ninja Man. In fact, Dirty Freud is one of the original fledglings of our ‘Class of 2020’, being one of the artists that inspired us to make our first ever playlist for unsigned artists.

Dirty Freud’s own BIO puts it concisely and accurately. He is the unruly prince of electronica. The bastard son of electro bass music. Dirty Beats. Dirty Electronica. Dirty Freud.

A prolific producer and a keen collaborator, Dirty Freud’s album ‘Meet Me In The Real‘ is hot off the press. But this is no bedroom artist hoping people will find him and listen. Dirty Freud is out there – playing live at gigs and festivals, most recently at Manchester Jazz Festival. In the meantime, Dirty Freud has picked out some fine tracks for you to check out…


Hey so these tracks have been getting rinsed by me this week, I’m such a massive fan of the music that gets sent in and really humbled that this week I got to pick through this incredible list. Once again I love being a part of this community of artists and love the fact that we all have a safe place to share our art. Just thought this time I’d shine a light on these tracks in particular. All the tracks I’ve picked have in some way spoken to me so thank you for the pleasure of allowing me to listen, so much talent all round. I wish I could make it a 2-3 hour mix, alas here we are. Enjoy.


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!


  1. KILL THE GIANTS – Nuclear Giants
  2. KATE BOND – All I Need- Kate Bond
  3. IORA – Ships
  4. VALESKA RAUTENBERG – Seven Rivers
  5. NTHN – Drowning feat. Teorstan
  6. TVOYA – Kalinka
  7. SHEARS – Blurry
  8. TEMPLES OF YOUTH- Sour Peach
  10. THE TROPICANAS – Green Machine
  11. MASSA CONFUSA- Good To Talk
  12. GOEGARRAT- Less Kind (Edit)
  13. MIKE NISBET – This Must Be A Dream
  14. FATBWOI – Ridiculous (feat. Omar Anthony)
  15. LUCAS GIL- Still Fresh
  16. AFTER LONDON – Hurricane
  17. TIRED TRACE – Compliance, Worker Bee
  18. THE SILVER LINES – The Big O
  19. MADELYN – The Ceiling Is Falling
  20. TROPHY WIFE – Unreal
  23. DISCO IN SOCHI – CherrySevenUp
  24. TG HOUSTON & THE JWALKERS – Blue Cool Box


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, 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


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

From Bury, UK. Influences include Radiohead, New Order, Arcade Fire, Bowie, Jon Hopkins.


  1. particularly enjoyed Trophy Wife, The Silver Lines, Joe Garratt, Kate Bond and NTHN – thanks very much!

  2. Steve Harris

    Great selection! I really loved Kill The Giants, NTHN, Shears, Madelyn and Native Tongue this week.

  3. Tom Oldham

    IndifferentMonkey…. Really exciting sounds coming from the North West.. can’t wait to see them live again

  4. Zoe Hamilton

    Lots of good stuff, Indifferentmonkey stood out for me.

  5. I realise that my last post may not be published (nor this one)…i totally messed up and deleted our soundcloud by accident. Is there any chance you can add Cokehead back in the list for Batch 449? If not no worries…its totally my own fault 🙁 this is the link:



  6. Signal Committee

    Duly re-instated Joe 🙂

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