Talentbanq Showcase @ The Bedford, Balham

I was pleased to be invited to a Caffe Nero-sponsored showcase by the impressive Pablo Ettinger. Pablo is an entrepreneur whose track record in setting up, from scratch, the chain Caffe Nero (and no I am not exaggerating) is matched by the commitment and hard work he and his entrepreneurial partners are now putting into promoting new music. It was great to meet one of those…

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Emerging from the Mist (Part Eight)

The five artists featured in this article have at least three things in common. There are probably a few more commonalities that I don’t know about, but those I am aware of are as follows. They have all been Fresh Faves at least once since I joined Team Freshnet at the start of 2018. They are all artists I have gone out of my way…

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Fresh On The Net Live: Making Festival History!

Sunday 21st July 2019 saw the first ever Fresh On The Net Live one-day festival in North London. Hosted by Jacksons Lane Arts Centre and The Boogaloo on opposite sides of the same street next to Highgate Underground Station, the event saw 16 bands and artists play on three stages. And it was FREE ENTRY all day and evening. It was also the first festival…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 329

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Neil March this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. It is always a pleasure and privilege to review our Fresh Faves. So to have that opportunity in such a bumper week when we received 240 tracks at a mouth-wateringly…

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Kongo Dia Ntotila @ The Lion & Lamb, Hoxton, London

Recent Fresh Faves Kongo Dia Ntotila have been on an unstoppable momentum since they stormed the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude last summer. Helped by a live session on Tom Robinson’s Saturday Night Show on BBC 6 Music and enthusiastic support from BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, their star continues to rise as a packed crowd at Hoxton’s Lion and Lamb bore testament. The audience…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 320

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Neil March this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. Wow what a week! Fresh On The Net is back from a fortnight’s break and there will be no extension to Halloween for us! So we knew there would be…

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Emerging from the Mist (Part Seven)

My last two Emerging From The Mist articles for Fresh On The Net focused on elements of the Independent Music Sector; a subject I have written extensively about in the past four months. With the Listening Post inbox closed until 8th April, it is an opportune moment to continue the series. So Part Seven focuses on a selection of independent record labels based in the…

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Foundlings / Sister John / Cloth at Sebright Arms

Foundlings/Sister John/Cloth @ Sebright Arms, EAST LONDON Saturday 2nd March 2019 The amazing crowdfunded not-for-profit independent label Last Night From Glasgow has been around for three years. So, with their Brighton/London-based signing Foundlings releasing their debut album with the label, what better time for LNFG’s first London show featuring three flagship acts; two of whom have proved popular with the Fresh On The Net audience…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 314

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Neil March this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. It has been a full-on few weeks at Fresh on the Net with such a volume of top tracks landing in our uploader. This week, even after withdrawals, there were…

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The Dandy Warhols / Swervedriver / Juniore

Thanks to the awesome Jon Read (Project Blackbird/Exile FM) being their trumpeter for the 2019 tour, I had the privilege of a guest ticket to see The Dandy Warhols at the O2 in Brixton. They were supported by Indie-Dream-Pop legends Swervedriver and a young French Alt Pop trio called Juniore. Juniore are a trio consisting of two young women (Keyboards & Vocals and Drums &…

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