Fresh Faves: Batch 370

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Kerry JK this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AIMÉE STEVEN - Darling “Darling is about liking someone and not knowing if they like you back and also being just a massive flirt, which I think people can relate…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 355

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Kerry JK this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AMITY PAX - Breaking Machines I have had my eye on Belfast duo Amity Pax for some time now and am delighted that they finally made the Fresh Faves on…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 346

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Kerry JK this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. BEN HOLLAND - Love And Tears Go By Hailing from Carlisle but now based in London, Ben Holland’s old school acoustica in the vein of the great American folk tradition…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 338

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Kerry JK this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ANDREW HEATH - With Iron (South) Pt. 3 Andrew Heath is a veteran soundscape artist and composer from Stroud. Since starting out in 1995 as one half of the duo…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 333

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Kerry JK this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AMY SWIFT - Moving Moving may be her debut solo effort, but South East London's Amy Swift is no rookie, having cut her teeth writing and singing for a variety…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 318

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Kerry JK this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. BEATS & PIECES BIG BAND - Time (Nick Walters Remix) A very welcome return to the Fresh Faves for Beats & Pieces Big Band, the Manchester-based “band that's big”, following…

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Dear Mr Pop Star

Derek and Dave Philpott have been writing strange letters to famous musicians for ten years now, and getting even stranger ones back. Their first book, Dear Mr. Kershaw, became a cult hit and the follow-up Dear Mr. Pop Star has just been released by Unbound Publishing to similar acclaim. Our proprietor Tom Robinson produced a video response to their math-related communication regarding his song 2-4-6-8…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 297

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Kerry JK this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. CHALK HORSE MUSIC - Telling Of The Bees Led by the journeyed Liz Pearson, formed within Sussex folk clubs and inspired by the county's mystical landscape and folklore, Chalk Horse…

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10 Standard Songs of the Modern Era

This is inspired by my colleague Neil March's recent article on great cover versions and the subsequent discussion that took place in the comments. The subject of cover versions can be a touchy one for many independent musicians trying to build a creative career distinct from the karaoke performers, function bands and tribute acts that fill many mainstream venues. Some artists adopt a policy of…

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