Eclectic Picks: Batch 498

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.


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.


No guest curators this week. We’ve taken back control for the final week before the summer break!

Cracking inbox this week, the fact that we ended up with 20 tracks is testament to that. As always, there’s all sorts of gold here that didn’t make the Listening Post, and I’m sure others would find other treasures in the full inbox if they feel like digging for it.

The inbox starts with an electronica/breakbeat vibe for the first 4 tracks, then it veers off with the Filthy Tongues, which is a bit like some of Pulp’s darker tracks. Cheerless is nice and hazy, with King Heron going jazz-fusion. Will Farr is awesomely obscure and abstract, as always, as is St3v3L33. Then we have a bit of ‘alternative trip hop’ with BB Mon before it gets heavy at track 10, which Beavis and Butthead would like very much.

After that it gets a lot more mellow! There is good logic to this. If anyone puts this on at bedtime they should drift off into a nice slumber. Sticking C E L Λ V I at the end would wake you up in a cold sweat, and we don’t want that.

See you all after the summer break.


  1. INVISIBLE SQUIRREL – Nice Migraine
  2. ARPRAXIS – Synaptic Tourist Club
  3. BULZARA – The wizard of Mars
  4. BENJAMIN BM$ – Fast
  5. THE FILTHY TONGUES – In These Dark Places (Radio Edit)
  6. CHEERLESS – 003
  7. KING HERON – Dew Drops
  8. WILL FARR – The Oil And The Pussycat
  9. ST3V3L33 – Another Water Song
  11. CATCH92- Anor
  12. YESTERDAY’S FLOWERS – Keep Moving
  13. WEBMOMS- Faux Gold
  14. THEFOZUK- Revolutionary Brothers
  15. SONSKRIF – Internal Monsters
  16. J.G.W.Parker – (Missing) Weekday Cross
  17. KIFFIE – The End (Instrumental)
  18. ALX FRNCS – i wanna
  19. MEGAN WALKER – Another Baby
  20. CH’LU – Pure Consciousness :Turiya

NB. BB Mon also made the list, but they’ve since removed their track from Spotify.


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.


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:

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The more people listen to this playlist, the more exposure unsigned artists receive. So spread the word!


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:

2023 Playlist: Soundcloud | Spotify

2022 PlaylistSoundcloud | Spotify

2021 PlaylistSoundcloud | Spotify

2020 PlaylistSoundcloud | 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:

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!

Signal Committee

Signal Committee are a four piece band from Bury, England. Their influences include the likes of New Order, Radiohead, Bowie, Jon Hopkins and Massive Attack.


  1. fabio

    I love Fresh on the Net and really appreciate this space for independent artists. However, I’ve been noticing in recent years less and less space for DIY punk bands.

    There’s a new wave of ultra talented bands in the UK and they deserve some visibility and support. There are several female and queer bands, bands with ethnic diverse musicians – which I know you get from the pop and grime scene – But I wish we could show people that punk music is not ran by white male bands anymore. Women, Trans and mixed race people are taking over and not many people in the media want to take notice. That’s a real shame.

    If you guys here aren’t gonna do it, who will?

  2. Megan Walker

    Thank you so much for the inclusion in this week’s playlist!

    Please find my music video for “Another Baby” here:

    Megan 🙏🏻

  3. BB Mon

    Hello! Thanks for my original inclusion and taking the time to listen to everyone’s tracks. Great selection.

    I’m just in the process of clearing the samples so I have temporarily made it private on Soundcloud but can be found here
    More official ‘release’ to come…

  4. Great playlist, the quality of this week was very high! I’ve enjoyed checking out some of the artist’s other work…Looking forward to hearing more after the summer break, have a good’un. TooJim

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