Listening Post: Batch 378

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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Fresh Faves: Batch 377

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by musician and Fresh On The Net moderator Sam Eagle this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AKIMBO HEYDAY - Springtime At Home Kicking off this week’s Fresh Faves are Akimbo Heyday, with their upbeat, simple and catchy new track Springtime At Home. Bringing…

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John Peel: Demos & Donts

Extract from the autobiography Margrave Of The Marshes by John Peel with members of his family... "Disposing of the demos is just about the most depressing aspect of what we'll laughingly call 'my work.' They come, in the main, to the BBC address and from all over the world. There was one from Peru in ysterday's mail here at home. A few weeks ago, in…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 376

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Neil March this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. Welcome back, fellow lovers of new music. Summer may be virtually over but new music never sleeps and, after a Listening Post packed with talent, we had what, since I…

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The Existential Threat to the Future of Radio may be a Little Exaggerated

If I had a pound for every time I have heard others present a dystopian vision of popular music radio in steep decline thanks to digital technology… well it would certainly pay for a good night out! The argument goes that the advent of streaming platforms with both curated and automated playlists, young people accessing music via their phones and tablets and the continuing advances…

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Fresh On The Net Meets Bethan Elfyn

Bethan Elfyn is a Welsh broadcaster who has been an influential supporter and advocate for Welsh music for more than two decades. She currently presents the Saturday evening show BBC Radio Wales, plus her own show on Amazing Radio and oversees the Horizons/Gorwelion programme supporting new and emerging musicians from across Wales. Thanks for talking to us Bethan - by way of an obvious opening question,…

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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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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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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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Fresh Faves: Batch 374

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Bobby Colcombe this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AKA GEORGE - I Want You Firstly, as of July 14th, AKA George is the artist formerly known as George Barnett formerly known as AKA George-and-is-now-again George Barnett. Welcome to…

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