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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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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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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Roe: We’ve Only Just Begun

The past two years have seen Derry singer/songwriter Roe go from relative unknown to playing in front of tens of thousands of music fans when she supported legendary indie rockers Snow Patrol on their 2018 comeback tour. With a debut album in the works, and mystery European festivals in the mix along with a support slot on the Ryan Mc Mullan Autumn tour, the rest…

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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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Interview: Alessi’s Ark

Last week we received so many amazing tracks, but one stood out from the rest, and that track was Devant Moi by folk singer-songwriter Alessi's Ark. A few of our moderators were naturally surprised to see such a well-known artist upload into the inbox, which led to the question “Where has Alessi been?”. Well, lucky enough I was able to track her down, not because…

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The K-POP Takeover with Sumin

Scrolling through Spotify sometimes, and I mean SOMETIMES! you come across a few gems and Korean K-pop singer/producer Sumin is one of those shiny cool gems. With her debut album Your Home released in August and thousands of streams across YouTube and Spotify, Sumin is well on her way to becoming the next breakout superstar from the K-pop scene and she was gracious enough to…

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