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.
Ch’Lu has had 4 tracks selected by the various curators within the freshonthenet team from her latest album, The Goddess Within, so we figured she’s earned a slot as this week’s guest curator. That aside, it is to Ch’Lu’s credit that she persevered with the playlist this week…
A FEW WORDS FROM CH’LU
This last week has brought unforeseeable violence and suffering in parts of the world, and I personally have lost close family members in Israel. So my track choices for this Eclectic Picks are not only those that I couldn’t help but listen to numerous times, that spoke to me, but also those that authentically expressed strong emotion and/or offered comfort.
ARTISTS SELECTED THIS WEEK
- SYREL – Rust & Bones – Betflix TV Series – The Chapel
- HANS UMLAUT – Save The World
- PEPE AND THE BANDITS – Decipher The Code
- OLLY HITE – Not A Bed Of Roses
- DEVYN ANTHONY – Do Not Touch
- THE DREAMING VOID – Selfie
- I’M – Wondering Why You Came Here?
- RAYLEE FOREST – Trophy Hunter
- OLIVER MARSON – Agony Uncle
- SPOONFINGERS – Gravity
- ADEN PEARCE – You Never
- PETER PANTIN – Dakota
- J WILZ, LOAD B & MR TRAUMATIK & X4 – Smoke With Me
- HER ORANGE COAT – Another Day To Hide
- CALEBO – Between The Bars
STEP 1 – LISTEN
Listen to this weeks Eclectic Picks playlist on Soundcloud here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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
- Neil March, Trust The Doc Radio Show (5PM BST, Exile FM). Submissions 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!