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, Michael Donoghue.
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 MICHAEL DONOGHUE
We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again, Michael is one of the best independent electronic artists in town. Don’t believe us, check out his music here and tell us we’re wrong. Michael Donoghue might be the first guest curator to return for a third time, making him Michael Hat-trick Donoghue. Once again, he has picked out ‘the weird and wonderful’, and that’s exactly what the Eclectic Picks is here for…
ARTISTS SELECTED THIS WEEK
- BENJAMIN BM$ – Dissonance
- ILLUSID – Plaster
- PAINE PAUL – Blow Wind, Come Wrack
- METAL MACHINE MUSIC – E Orgasm (Holy Mountain)
- DAVE DARK AND THE SHARKS – The Pattern
- INVISIBLE SQUIRREL – Bluest Nile
- ROBROMAINE – To Be
- MATT IN BITS – Dreams of Flying
- WOTNOT – Plastic Cup
- PULSES – The Scream If You Want To Go Faster Remix
- THE SEA CADETS – Jet Tractor
- ALIEN ALARMS – This New Reality May Be Difficult To Accept (Radio Edit)
- HEY CAZALE – Quarry Bank
- KIFFIE – Execution
- SEAN BUCKLEY – Bridgenorth
- GREG SURMACZ – Defiant Jazz
- JOHN E VISTIC – Das Ubermensch (Craig Lowe Remix)
- SPOONFINGERS – Mares Prefer The Voices Of More Fertile Stallions
- TREVAS – Balaena
A FEW WORDS FROM MICHAEL DONOGHUE
They say that things come in threes, but I didn’t expect to be invited back a third time to curate Signal Committee’s Eclectic Picks playlist. There’s not a great deal I can say that hasn’t been said previously. The FOTN inbox and playlists are a great way to discover something new and amazing. You’ll get music from just about every genre, so it’s always worth jumping in to search for some hidden treasures.
This week has been another fun one to curate. There are some independent friends who always bring the gold, some lovely bits of electronica, and of course, some more out there and interesting compositions.
As always, big love to the FOTN crew. A lot of us wouldn’t keep doing what we do without your love and support!
All the best x
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:
- Joe Figueira of North Manchester FM, apply with MP3, short bio & twitter handle by e-mail to email@example.com)
- 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
- Neil March, Trust The Doc Radio Show (5PM BST, Exile FM). Submissions 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!