Eclectic Picks: Batch 454

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.


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.


No special guest curators this week. Truth is, we’ve missed doing it ourselves, so we’ve done a Boris and “Taken Back Control”. Actually, Boris isn’t the best metaphor to use at the moment, if he ever was.

Anyway, the inbox this week was immense. Below are 16 tracks that made the cut this week, but we also enjoyed listening to tracks from artists such as: Sesamuso, Sylvette, Ruby Tingle, R John Webb, Tenderheart, The Vic C Project, Luna Rosa, Katie O’Malley, Codewalkers, The Fantom Man, COW, Francesca Guerra, Gianna Barba, Melanie Pegge and Nightschool.

Of course, above and below are just the tracks that we liked…. but all of the moderators at FOTN will have liked tracks that never made the Listening Post or the Eclectic Picks…. so don’t despair if you don’t make the cut. Keep producing music and keep submitting tracks to as many places as you can, especially, but not exclusively, to FOTN!


You can listen to this weeks playlist using the player below, or click here to open the Soundcloud playlist in a new window. For those on Spotify, we have catered accordingly here. For the best listening experience… crank up the volume and immerse yourself in the music!


  1. WEATHER BALLOONS – In the river
  2. TEMPLES OF YOUTH – Keen To Be Clean
  3. HAWKY GUY- Men In Black
  4. PALE STRANGER – I Need You To Understand
  5. SPILL- Inertia
  6. I DRAW ELECTRONS – Tears Of Seoul
  7. MIRAGE – Midnight
  8. SAN-ZO – Touch
  9. BHARAT KATHA – Meow Meow
  11. MOLTENO – Moonlight
  12. JOE ADHEMAR – About The Soul
  13. ANSWER MACHINE – Disco Dancer
  14. BILL FEVER – Sleaze
  15. BURNING JUNIPER – She Changes The Weather
  16. THE TROPICANAS – The Way She Goes


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

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. HW

    Great choices

  2. Love Ya Signal Committee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Great choices this week, thanks for the support.


  4. Pale Stranger

    Esteemed company indeed – thanks for including the track!

  5. Where are all the reporters???????

  6. Have a great summer break everyone! Hope to c y’all again on the Eclectic Picks!!!!!

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