Fresh Faves: Batch 375

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Johnno Casson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. DAKAR AUDIO CLUB - Dancing The Moonlight This feels like happiness, this feels like escapism, this feels like just the tonic. In a world full of grimness we need the…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 334

Welcome to our final Fresh Faves before our summer break. Our inbox will reopen on Monday, 2nd September, and the next Listening Post will be Friday, 6th September. These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Johnno Casson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. CASUAL DRAG…

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Pyjama-Man – My Hero 2018

I've known him a while, this man who exudes so much calm, but at the same time flashes a profound humour that lends even sad moments the charm of the rising sun. Johnno Casson aka Snippet has been making music since he was 15, and has been an integral part of the team around Tom Robinson for many years. Being a moderator for such a…

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Please Vote Memory Afternoons

Fresh On The Net readers - We Need You! The community arts group I run — The Warm and Toasty Club — are in the final 5 of The People's Projects for Anglia East with our project Memory Afternoons. The three most voted for projects will each win £50,000 of National Lottery funding so we are asking for your vote please, anyone in the UK…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 264

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net legend Johnno Casson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ALEX MAXWELL - The Want Comes In Waves A bright beginning that would make C Duncan proud and sure enough a wonderful Scottish vocal follows and delivers - with…

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A Year In Faves (#1)

Words by Rob Ball. It’s the end of our school year here at FOTN, and Team Freshnet (AKA the FreshMods), having listened to over 6500 tracks over the past year, are off on their annual and well deserved August break. However, before packing their buckets and spades and making for the seaside, the 'mods were asked to nominate their favourite track from the past year…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 251

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Johnno Casson AKA Snippet Cuts, this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ALBERT MAN - Diamond In The Rough Albert Man is good people! I have reviewed a song or two of Albert's in the past and have kept…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 244

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Johnno Casson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. It was a great week of tunes submitted to our dropbox over this past week; I think I alone had shortlisted about 25 songs, and whittling it down was not…

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Review: Future Melancholy Pop Music by Johnno Casson

Acquiring the title of "National Treasure" can be a double edged sword. A bit like a Lifetime Achievement Award, it implies that the best is in the past. But when it is offered with the respect and affection of BBC veteran music presenter and Fresh On The Net's own Tom Robinson, it's an accolade any musician would be proud to accept. Enter Johnno Casson, aka…

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In Loving Memory of Wim Oudijk

It is with great sadness that I write about the recent passing of Wim Oudijk, my thoughts at this very sad time are with his family, friends and of course Bert x. Wim passed away following a short illness on the International Day of Peace - 21st September. "A massive loss to the world of alternative music" – Tom Robinson Wim was a very special man and we…

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