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 credit goes to our special guest curator, Six Four Zero Two.
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 SIX FOUR ZERO TWO
Six Four Zero Two knows how to make the Eclectic Picks. Blending inspiration from a variety of sources is exactly what we preach here and so it is fitting that when trawling through his back catalogue you can feel tones of Warpaint in One Brave Voice, Interpol in Sun Is Moon only to then find yourself in in a Berlin nightclub with Fresh Fave, On Your Skin. Dig deeper and you might find ambient, post punk and alt rock all part of his repertoire.
For those that like a good ‘backstory episode’, 6402 was part of his call sign in the RAF – where no doubt he was ‘in the rear, with the gear’. Now listen to his picks this weeks!
ARTISTS SELECTED THIS WEEK
- PERSON – Sliver
- APTEEKI – The Imposter
- THE SILENT NORTH – I Made You A Tape
- EYESORE & THE JINX – An Ideas Man
- I LIKE IT – Casual Drag
- BEN P WILLIAMS – Under The Radar
- BLUESKI – Flower In Theory
- MARIA UZOR – Cockstrutter
- CAITLIN LM – Evergreen
A FEW WORDS FROM SIX FOUR ZERO TWO
Person – Sliver
So tight. I love that voice, and in fact, every sonic detail of this track. Catchy, immediate and masterfully mucky.
Apteekii – The Imposter
The doubled-up lead vocals, that great bridge and those majestic building synth sounds – a track that keeps giving, to the very last beat.
The Silent North – I made you a tape
Put on your headphones and wherever you are, this track will transport you somewhere ‘other’. Cave deep and astrally atmospheric.
Eyesore & the Jinx – An Ideas Man
Pure Post-Punk. Machine like, choppy and angular. Love it.
I Like It – Casual Drag
“Welcome to hell” indeed. Jeffrey Lee Pierce is waiting at the burning gates to congratulate you on this one. Superb.
Ben P Williams – Under The Radar
Blueski – Flower In Theory
Delicate and atmospheric. Reminiscent of ‘The Unforgettable Fire’, which in my view is a very fine thing.
Maria Uzor – Cockstrutter
A fantastic, edgy track. Vocals with attitude. ‘Morse Code’ as percussion throughout.
Keep following that black star Maria.
Caitlin LM – Evergreen
That piano – from the first second, you’re in. Clever, confident instrumentation. Delicate echoes of Thom Yorke. I’m a sucker for a ‘Happy sad’ song. Gorgeous.
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 2023 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!
STEP 3 – MUSIC VIDEOS?
Music is great. Music videos are better. Keep the momentum going, send any music videos our way and, if we’re in a good mood, we’ll add the best ones to our music video playlist here.
The playlists above are updated weekly, then added to the playlists below:
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:
- Del Osei-Owusu, aka Platinum Mind and fellow FOTN moderator, is happy to consider submissions for the Songbird Sessions, a 1 hour show for The Songbird HQ on Islington Radio. Just email Del with a bio and MP3 to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joe Figueira of North Manchester FM, apply with MP3, short bio & twitter handle by e-mail to email@example.com)
If you are are radio presenter/DJ looking for someone to do all the hard work for you in filtering out the more alternative tunes hitting the FOTN inbox each, week, just give Signal Committee a shout!