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.
A FEW WORDS
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.
ARTISTS SELECTED THIS WEEK
- INVISIBLE SQUIRREL – Nice Migraine
- ARPRAXIS – Synaptic Tourist Club
- BULZARA – The wizard of Mars
- BENJAMIN BM$ – Fast
- THE FILTHY TONGUES – In These Dark Places (Radio Edit)
- CHEERLESS – 003
- KING HERON – Dew Drops
- WILL FARR – The Oil And The Pussycat
- ST3V3L33 – Another Water Song
- C E L Λ V I – NEB ΛRΛLL (NOBODY ELSE)
- CATCH92- Anor
- YESTERDAY’S FLOWERS – Keep Moving
- WEBMOMS- Faux Gold
- THEFOZUK- Revolutionary Brothers
- SONSKRIF – Internal Monsters
- J.G.W.Parker – (Missing) Weekday Cross
- KIFFIE – The End (Instrumental)
- ALX FRNCS – i wanna
- MEGAN WALKER – Another Baby
- CH’LU – Pure Consciousness :Turiya
NB. BB Mon also made the list, but they’ve since removed their track from Spotify.
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!