Listening Post: Batch 372

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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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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Interview: Bad Money

Birmingham-based duo Bad Money have released their single Ashes, a gorgeous slice of pop, with a bassline that’s really understated in the intro, but then you’ve got a nice guitar riff that comes in… One of my favourite things about this track is that it’s catchy. If I was to remix it myself (not a hint!) I’d have so much fun with the stems of…

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Interview: Cariss Auburn

Cariss Auburn is a melodic & soulful singer-songwriter and self-taught producer from Wolverhampton whose influences range from 80s funk and soul to 90s R&B. Previously long-listed in Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, Cariss has opened for soul legend Alexander O’Neal at The Jam House Birmingham and performed at various Sofar Sounds sessions across the UK. Cariss’s radio-friendly sound recently caught the attention of BBC London (Sunny &…

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Plugging & Promo For New Artists: A Few Do’s & Don’ts

In recent days I have been involved in some interesting discussions on social media concerning the subject of aspiring music artists using pluggers. This article is my attempt to shed some light on how artists (and also small labels, managers and others involved in an artist’s support structure) might choose to approach this topic. In my role as a producer and presenter of internet radio…

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