Fresh On The Net Meets Vic Galloway

Vic Galloway is amongst many things, a published author, BBC Scotland and BBC 6 Music DJ, member of Check Masses and all-round lovely human being. OK Vic, standard icebreaker chat but let us know your first musical loves in the form of singles bought and first album please? Initially I was obsessed with 50s rock'n'roll, mainly coming from my Dad's collection and the music of…

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Listening Post: Batch 375

Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list: BIRIKITI'S KITCHEN - For Grenfell DAKAR AUDIO CLUB - Dancing The Moonlight DANNY STARR - Boris Baby DELILA BLACK - Give Up The Funk (for The People) DIRTY FREUD - Born To ELLIE DIXON - Space Out FLIGHTS OF HELIOS - Tree and Fly HOT LEFT…

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Interview: Lofthouse

Taking influence from bands such as the Foo Fighters and Lower Than Atlantis, Lofthouse are an alternative rock band based In London. With all four members meeting at university, the band is made up of people reaching from Scotland all the way to London. Described by Live Circuit UK as “gut-wrenchingly honest”, their music comes straight from the soul and has also been played on…

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Interview: Platronic

On first listen Pride by Platronic has all the great elements of a song you’d hear straight out of the 1980s. Big drums, synths and even a plinky plinky piano bit for the pre-chorus. The vocals are atmospheric and fly at you from all directions, and they are sampled so that it’s weaved in and out of the main track. Being a big 80s fan…

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Interview: Emma & Jolie

"I don’t need a man to sing my praises, hand me a mic tell me where the stage is”.  This is the standout line for me in an era where songs about people making a stand is needed. This song is the ultimate in girl power from country crossover duo Emma & Jolie: the harmonies are tight, the instrumentation is spot-on, with a banjo and…

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Save Sam and Rich at BBC Introducing in the West

After 10 years working together, the BBC is replacing Sam Bonham and Richard Pitt as hosts of BBC Introducing in the West. Sam and Rich expected to go back on air after a three months break because of Coronavirus, but local BBC management have said they want to use a new presenter from 11th July. They’re letting Sam go, but asking Rich to stay in…

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