Eclectic Picks: Batch 473

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.


We’ve lost count of the number of times Lost Signal has appeared on the Eclectic Picks over the last few months or so, but it feels like he is up there with Marcus Rashford at one a week. He aptly describes his sound as ‘instrumental electronic’, which always sits well with the Eclectic Picks. Heavy on synth, rich in texture and deeply atmospheric… Lost Signal has managed to carve out his own space in the electronica wall of sound. Ideal for film producers looking for soundscapes, insomniacs looking for sleep and audiophiles testing the purity of their sound system.

Lost Signal is from Norwich, may or may not live in a Travel Tavern and it is unclear if he voted for or against the pedestrianisation of Norwich City Centre. What is clear, however, is that his picks this week very much reflect a key aspect of his own music. Mellow…


Hello! Yes, Eclectic Picks is sending mixed signals this week as Lost Signal stands in while Signal Committee takes a well earned rest. Thanks very much to the Committee for the opportunity. Brimming with pride and after a perfunctory, courtesy rummage with a couple of cotton buds I donned the hallowed eclectic headphones. What treats awaited!

As ever, in Eclectic Picks we binge on the fringe and bask in the mysteries of the periphery. The standard was very high this week and it has been a real challenge to whittle the submissions down to this playlist. Many thanks to all the artists who contributed and congratulations to those who made the cut here.


  1. DAMIAN O’NEILL – Más O Menos
  2. SIR-VERE – Peer Pressure
  3. BOJOCKEY – Maker Made
  4. HOME THIRD LIGHT – Cover The Mirror
  5. FLAKEBELLY- Waterline
  6. BRANCHER – Solar
  7. CHOLLY – Winter Scarf
  8. DEF ROBOT – Heaven Doesn’t Need Me
  9. LAZY HUNTER – I Want to Save the World but I Don’t Know How
  10. BLUESKI – Dancing With You Is So Carefree
  11. THE DIFFICULT ONES – Latest Great Mistake
  12. MINIMUMS- Gauntlet
  13. MIMA MERROW – Trees
  14. PYNCH – 2009
  15. NEAL HEPPLESTON – Siphonophore


Listen to this weeks Eclectic Picks playlist using your weapon of choice below:


(Spotify playlist is limited to tracks which are available on Spotify

After 7 days, the playlist will be updated with the next batch, and this week’s picks will be added to the 2022 playlists below.


Do you ever think, or hear people say, “there’s no good music any more”? Maybe they aren’t looking in the right places. Prove them wrong:

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The playlists above are updated weekly, then added to the playlists below:

2023 Playlist: Soundcloud | Spotify

2022 PlaylistSoundcloud | Spotify

2021 PlaylistSoundcloud | Spotify

2020 PlaylistSoundcloud | Spotify


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:

  • 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

Signal Committee

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


  1. Great picks! And amazing to be included – thanks!

  2. An honour to be picked for this, alongside such an amazing selection of tracks. Thank you!

  3. John Joseph Blackburn

    particularly enjoyed BOJOCKEY – Maker Made, the PYNCH track and BLUESKI too.

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