Fresh Faves: Batch 220

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Angry Baby this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. BELLATRIX - Still Lookin For Bellatrix is an eclectic enigma. Still Lookin For features African drumming, neo-punk vocals, touches of ballad, rhythmic electro, arrhythmic handclaps, chants... The only thing missing is the magic of…

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Review: Peste by Belly Of Paris

Belly of Paris made it through the Listening Post and into the Fresh Faves back in September, with their single Aristide's Entry Into Paris. While pulling the reviews together, I heard their plans to release a debut album, Peste, in November, so I hung around in eager anticipation. I wasn't disappointed. Based in Bahrain and bringing together musicians from India, Argentina, Palestine, Hungary, UK, and…

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REVIEW: GHOSTS BY KIIRSTIN MARILYN

"I am an activist". That's how Brooklyn-based underground alt-pop artist Kiirstin Marilyn introduced herself. So, naturally, with U.S. politics at the top of the news, this is a good time to hear what she has to say through her songs. Kiirstin has appeared on The Listening Post a few times, so her work may be familiar to FOTN regulars. It's good to know that some…

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REVIEW: SERA ROCKS!

Regular visitors to The Listening Post may well be familiar with Folkstock Records, a prolific boutique label well known for championing new, acoustic folk and roots music. It's a testament to the excellence we've come to expect from them that their artists frequently make it through to the Fresh Faves, including Sera who appeared in Bobby's reviews of batch 212 - but rock? That would…

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Review: Down Down Down By The Bedlam Six

If it's better to be late to the party than not arrive at all, the opportunity to discover a band through their final album is as sweet as being in from the beginning. Conceived in grief and rum, the band has been around since 2006, starting out as a duo. An incarnation as "The Black Velvet Band" transformed into "The Bedlam Six" as musicians joined…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 211

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and are reviewed here by Angry Baby this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. BELLY OF PARIS - Aristide's Entry Into Paris First up is Belly of Paris. This may be the ultimate international collective. Based in Bahrain and bringing together musicians from India, Argentina, Palestine,Hungary,…

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REVIEW: At The Launderette

Just when you thought you'd heard it all, Benji Tranter and The Well Adjusted Individuals put a new spin on things with At The Launderette. Following in the tradition of Flanders and Swan, Bernard Cribbins, Neil Innes and The Divine Comedy, Benji and the band prove that there is wit in every circumstance, wrapped up in four tracks of fun that transform everyday mundanity into…

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REVIEW: Post-mortem by Robjn

Glance through Robjn's website and you'll very quickly realise that this man is all about the music. No cheesy bios, vacuous press blurb or cheeky celebrity selfies, just creativity by the bucketload. So, if the music does the talking, what does Robjn's latest album Post-mortem have to say? Bringing a mix of aspiration, fantasy and despair, through both musical and lyrical arrangements, Post-mortem is a…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 193

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and are reviewed this week by Fresh On The Net's latest recruit. Please welcome Angry Baby! You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. THE BOOKSHOP BAND - The Other Side Any band that is inspired by books has got to be worth a listen. The Bookshop Band's The…

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