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, Hannya White.
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 HANNYA WHITE
We embrace the extraordinary at the Eclectic Picks, and so does Hannya. For that reason, Hannya has featured as an artist in the Eclectic Picks many times, and can boast being a former curator of the Freak Zone Playlist on 6Music. Fancy a bit of surrealism? Hannya has that covered with her music videos on Youtube.
All in all, it comes as no surprise that Hannya returns for her 3rd stint as guest curator of the Eclectic Picks, and she never let’s us down…
ARTISTS SELECTED THIS WEEK
- MPXX – Sugar Rush (feat. Hatsune Miku)
- KYOTO KYOTO – So
- HELEFONIX – Gloria
- BOSTOCK – Curvature
- DIVORCE FINANCE – Director’s Cut
- ARIIINCOLUR – sublimation
- PULSES – Raging
- JACK PREST – Prophecy
A FEW WORDS FROM HANNYA WHITE
Thanks a lot, to Signal Committee for inviting me to do this week’s Eclectic Picks. I had the chance to choose between so many good tracks which reminded me of how much I like to go through blogs and music magazines, playlists and recommendations to puzzle together a playlist for the car, or for being with friends and listening to music we found.
Rain doesn’t fall and causes a flood.
MPXX – Sugar Rush
I would love to travel to Tokyo now.
MPXX from Bristol, vocals by Hatsune Miku.
From the new 5 track EP: ‘Sugar Rush’
Kyoto Kyoto – So
Kyoto Kyoto unique sound from London. ‘So’ is their latest release, catch them 5th April at the Lexington. And limited edition 7″ vinyl featuring the songs “So” & “Trier” on Bandcamp. The first 25 orders will receive a unique, handwritten poem insert. So be quick.
Helefonix – Gloria
‘Gloria’ an earthing spheric new track from Helefonix’s 3rd Album, which is about, well that you have to find out on her SoundCloud page. Or follow her on Bandcamp, where it will be released on the 31st of March.
Bostock – Curvature
Bostock, is a music producer and DJ based in London. I would really like to go to one of his sets.
Divorce Finance – Director’s Cut
Directors Cut, raw guitar sound by Leeds based Divorce Finance, was released on 17th March 2023, a little treat from their upcoming EP ‘Live from the Bunker’. So, watch out.
Ariiincolour – sublimation
Sublimation, great atmospheric track, by Ari, from Oklahoma. Ari, taking inspiration from all sorts of genres, some of which include ambient, noise, hyperpop, and dnb.
Pulses – Raging
‘Raging’ by Pulses from the EP the Scream EP. Pulses releases tracks on an almost monthly basis, sometimes it’s possible to catch him on his live stream, the next one is on the 31st of March.
Jack Prest – Prophecy
Really do enjoy ‘Prophecy’ by Jack Prest, love the string and piano arrangement bedded into a sonic trip I take while listening. The track is the second single from The Risk Of Hyperbole – Vol.2, out 31st of March.
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 email@example.com
- Joe Figueira of North Manchester FM, apply with MP3, short bio & twitter handle by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org)
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!