Sunday Hive Sessions with Buzz Music Group at The Troubadour

You wouldn’t necessarily expect a former head chorister at Guildford Cathedral and a violist brought up as a classical violinist learning the Colourstrings method, both attending English classical music conservatoires, to be running a world music night at The Troubadour. That is exactly what we are doing. But this is really an unintentional message of what we are all about. At Buzz Music Group and…

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The Music Industry Christmas Break

In this guest post, Lee Hawthorn explains why the end of the year is not the best time to release new music. On Monday night I found myself bored of reality TV, so took to Twitter with some stream of consciousness music industry tips. It’s something I do every now and again after a conversation with an artist, because I figure that if one musician…

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The Power of the Live Show

Joe Ogden is the author of Early Stages: A Guide to Booking Gigs, a comprehensive, well-informed mix of insider wisdom and basic common sense, and a must-read book for bands and solo artists. It was during my first year at university in London when I became aware of Arctic Monkeys, in 2005. I remember all the stories about how they'd managed to upgrade their upcoming…

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So You Want to Play at Glastonbury?

Hello. I am Gecko, a London based singer-storyteller. Over the years I have been lucky enough to have had my music featured on Fresh On The Net a number of times. Like I imagine you are, I’ve been a keen digester of all the invaluable info this website has to offer.  This year I performed ten times at Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts*. Recently…

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Weird The Life And Times Of A Pocket God

This is Mark Christopher Lee frontman of indie band The Pocket Gods and whom your very own Tom Robinson calls a "Wilful Maverick" and whose tracks have been featured over the years both on Fresh On The Net Listening Posts, and on Tom's BBC Introducing shows since 2009. We've just finished making a film about the band and our 20 years of the highs and…

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A New Music Showcase in Shoreditch

Demerara Records is promoting its first ever label showcase at the beautiful Cafe 1001 opposite Rough Trade East on Thursday 20th June. The gig, in the fairly new upstairs venue, sees four bands and artists in action. Two of them, Blu:m and Cholly, have been recent Fresh Faves. Pixi Ink has had support from BBC Introducing and Environmental Sound Foundation were on last week’s BBC…

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International Rebellion

WE NEED MUSICIANS TO HELP SAVE THE WORLD We're currently going through the sixth Mass Extinction Event in the history of our planet. Two hundred species are disappearing a day. At best we're on course for a 3 - 5°C rise in global temperatures above pre-industrial levels. This means climate chaos, hundreds of millions of refugees, societal collapse and potentially the extinction of humanity itself.…

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Fresh On The Night!!!

Three Artists with Fresh on the Net connections play a new live event in South London. Three artists with connections to Fresh on the Net are appearing at the inaugural Demerara Records Presents… event at The Ivy House on the borders of Nunhead, Peckham and East Dulwich in South London on 2nd August 2018. The gig is the first in a bi-monthly series on the…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 275

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Shorts from First Tiger this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. BLACK MIRROR - You’ve Got It This is a beautiful song. The whispered vocal is delivered so close to the mic that you can just about hear the singer’s lips as she…

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Brixton Party Invite !

Today's guest blog post comes from Stephen Gilchrist of Brixton Hill Studios and founder of new label Brixton Hillbilly Records. "...tracks arrive hotfooted from Brixton Hill Studios – perhaps the funkiest creative hub to be found anywhere in South London." Tom Robinson - BBC 6music Not our words, but the words of hero and musical mentor Tom Robinson. What a brilliant endorsement to get -…

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