Eclectic Picks: Batch 450

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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, Circle Red

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 CIRCLE RED

Circle Red is an artist that we stumbled across on BBC Feedback Friday back in early 2020. I can’t remember what the track was, but it was a drum and bass banger, just like In The End You Are Everything and, if that whets your appetite, his latest album The Plain Nut Sweet. In fact, just like last week’s guest curator (Dirty Freud), Circle Red is one of the artists that inspired us to make our first ever playlist for unsigned artists.

I figured that one of the UK’s most prolific drum n bass producers would be picking out all the dance tracks this week, but Circle Red likes to keep us on his toes and has picked out quite a spread for you to enjoy…

A FEW WORDS FROM CIRCLE RED

There’s an eclectic feel to this week’s Fresh on the Net; from the jaunty electro-pop of Pulses through to the jangly English guitar driven indie pop of ‘Peak Low’ with ‘Don’t Cry For Me’. Sam Brace brings a retro 80’s feel reminiscent of the mighty LA’s whilst there’s Si Connelly’s reflective heart-torn pop. The list is littered with some truly inspiring and uplifting music and crowned with the mega-productive wizard Kiffie with more of his splendid electronica.

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. PULSES- Seoul Sister
  2. MIRIELLE MATHLENER BAND – The Nightingale
  3. SAM BRACE – Brave
  4. TOOTH & DAGGER – Heaven Made
  5. LEISURELAND- Autoleisureland
  6. ANDYTOURLE – starry-eyed
  7. JANOS – Bet On My Team [feat. Theo Myling]
  8. SI CONNELLY – Chasing Jupiter
  9. DUKE SIMS – Burgers
  10. HOLY COVES- Grey
  11. THE ODD PROJECT – I’ve Got A Secret
  12. THE SEWER CATS – English Spaghetti
  13. PEAK LOW – Don’t Cry For Me
  14. BLACK PINES – SAINT (MASTER)
  15. JO- JO & The Teeth – No More Good News
  16. PATTIABERHART – Congratulations
  17. COMFORTS – Pink
  18. FREYA ROY – Day Is Done (feat. DEACON)
  19. REVIVALRY – All I Ever Wanted
  20. DIAMOND SKULLS – Do It For Love
  21. KIFFIE – Where Have You Been?

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 choices. I really liked that FREYA ROY/DEACON track too!

  2. John Joseph Blackburn

    really enjoyed LEISURELAND- Autoleisureland … I like their “Fade Out” too. had a google about and learned that “Autoleisureland is a new project by David Brewis and Paul Woods, two founding members of successful and highly-acclaimed British 80s soulful pop band The Kane Gang”. I didn’t know that!

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