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, Blueski.
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.
Purely co-incidental, but Blueski completes a hat-trick of quirky, Manchester based, female artists to curate the Eclectic Picks since the Easter Break. Blueski gets the nod after featuring on the Eclectic Picks several times herself, with electronic tracks such as Pecan, Consciousness, Dancing With You Is So Carefree and Flower In Theory – curated by Michael Donoghue, ourselves, Lost Signal and Six Four Zero Two respectively. Blueski has also found herself a regular feature in Neil March’s ‘Trust The Doc‘ reviews. Even the big man approves, having had her first release 愛shite played on the BBC Introducing Mixtape!
Do you like cats? Blueski certainly does, but she also likes your music if you made the list below…
ARTISTS SELECTED THIS WEEK
- GURRY WURRY – Giants
- TOBA FAKT – Sunshine Fills My Room
- YOKIT – Space Between Stories
- SHORTSTRAW – smile more (Radio Edit)
- MY-HI – Phaser
- MALFUCKTION – playgrounds lost in urban grim
- SENECA – Plateau
- MUERTE – CongaCop (Feat. Moogieman)
- MICHAEL DONOGHUE – Passing
- BB MON – Freedom
- JOHNNY WICKHAM – Terra Boa
- RHUMBA CLUB – Beach Lizard
- TIN FOIL ASTRONAUT – Wallflower
NB. “Five Seconds by HOT LEFT POLE and “Return to Cabrini by LA FRENCH” also made the cut, but the tracks have since been removed from Soundcloud.
A FEW WORDS FROM BLUESKI
Honestly I had such a good time listening to the recent inbox, cheers to Signal Committee for the opportunity. Listening to about 10 hours of music was the fun part but narrowing it down to so few tracks was tough; I ended up with about three different playlists to sort through by the end of it and every single track I listened to was overflowing with creativity and talent.
STEP 1 – LISTEN
Listen to this weeks Eclectic Picks playlist using your weapon of choice below:
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!