Listening Post: Batch 390

Our moderators listened to every track we were sent this week and have picked their favourites for your listening pleasure - listed here in alphabetical order. Now it’s over to you. Why not take a listen through to these fine tunes between now and Sunday afternoon, then click the checkbox beside your five favourites. The tracks you like best will become our Fresh Faves next…

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Interview: Umbrellabirds

You are from different parts of the world, Chicago and London. How did Umbrellabirds come into being?Sam: Lewis and I met when we were both doing postgraduate degrees at Oxford. We met in the Wolfson College bar and got to be friends, which then led to talking about how we were both writers and had played in bands. Lewis: We really hit it off talking…

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Christmas Crackers 2020

Every year, from the end of October onwards, we start receiving festive tracks in our Inbox, and every year we stash them away in a special playlist. Fresh On The Net moderator, and Christmas song connoisseur (probably), Marina Florence has listened to all these tunes, and has this to say: Lots of love has most certainly gone in to the production of some these tracks,…

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Eclectic Picks: Batch 389

Every week Signal Committee create an Eclectic Picks playlist. All tracks are selected from the full inbox of 200 tracks that are submitted each week to Fresh On The Net. Check out their picks from Monday 7th December below. 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…

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Interview: Neil March on his book, The History & Evolution of Popular Music Radio in the UK

Hello Neil, how are you?I'm pretty good. Feeling energetic and motivated. You’re a radio DJ, a man with a doctorate, promoter, artist manager, composer, vlogger and so much more besides. How did it all begin for you?You make me sound so interesting! Lol! I can actually pinpoint the exact moment the journey began in terms of my love of popular music and radio. I was…

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Interview: Low Island

What’s the story behind Low Island? How did you all meet?The band formed around four years ago, but we knew and were playing music with each other long before that. Jacob and I used to busk on his street together when we were 11 years old. We were at school with Felix who was a musician too, and we met Jamie when we were 13.…

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Eclectic Picks: Batch 388

Every week Signal Committee create an Eclectic Picks playlist. All tracks are selected from the full inbox of 200 tracks that are submitted each week to Fresh On The Net. Check out their picks from Monday 30th November below. 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…

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Interview: Beyries

You are a singer songwriter from Canada, how did it all begin for you?Yes indeed, I’ve been singing profesionnally since 2015. I released my debut album, Landing, in 2017. Before that, I worked in the film industry. Encounter is my second album, I now feel that my career is really launched. I am doing the best job in the world! Congratulations on the release of Encounter, how does it…

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