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 LOST SIGNAL
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…
A FEW WORDS FROM LOST SIGNAL
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.
ARTISTS SELECTED THIS WEEK
- DAMIAN O’NEILL – Más O Menos
- SIR-VERE – Peer Pressure
- BOJOCKEY – Maker Made
- HOME THIRD LIGHT – Cover The Mirror
- FLAKEBELLY- Waterline
- BRANCHER – Solar
- CHOLLY – Winter Scarf
- DEF ROBOT – Heaven Doesn’t Need Me
- LAZY HUNTER – I Want to Save the World but I Don’t Know How
- BLUESKI – Dancing With You Is So Carefree
- THE DIFFICULT ONES – Latest Great Mistake
- MINIMUMS- Gauntlet
- MIMA MERROW – Trees
- PYNCH – 2009
- NEAL HEPPLESTON – Siphonophore
STEP 1 – LISTEN
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.
STEP 2 – SPREAD THE WORD
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:
- Subscribe to the playlist
- Listen in each week
- Tell your friends
- Shout on social media
The more people listen to this playlist, the more exposure unsigned artists receive. So spread the word!
The playlists above are updated weekly, then added to the playlists below:
2023 Playlist: Soundcloud | 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: