The Music Industry Christmas Break

In this guest post, Lee Hawthorn explains why the end of the year is not the best time to release new music. On Monday night I found myself bored of reality TV, so took to Twitter with some stream of consciousness music industry tips. It’s something I do every now and again after a conversation with an artist, because I figure that if one musician…

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Fresh On The Net Live: Liverpool – UPDATED!

Fresh On The Net Live in Liverpool in association with CEG Records is a FREE EVENT to be held at the Handyman Pub on Saturday 2nd November, and will feature Yammerer, Kidsmoke, Kangaroos, Katie Mac, Meilir, Nick Ellis, Operation Lightfoot, Kate Stapeley Band, Courteous Thief, Cerys Eless, and Tom Mouse. We can now announce the updated schedule is as follows: SOLO VIBES STAGE 1PM Doors…

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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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So You Want to Play at Glastonbury?

Hello. I am Gecko, a London based singer-storyteller. Over the years I have been lucky enough to have had my music featured on Fresh On The Net a number of times. Like I imagine you are, I’ve been a keen digester of all the invaluable info this website has to offer.  This year I performed ten times at Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts*. Recently…

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Fresh On The Net Live: Making Festival History!

Sunday 21st July 2019 saw the first ever Fresh On The Net Live one-day festival in North London. Hosted by Jacksons Lane Arts Centre and The Boogaloo on opposite sides of the same street next to Highgate Underground Station, the event saw 16 bands and artists play on three stages. And it was FREE ENTRY all day and evening. It was also the first festival…

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Fresh On The Net Live: London, 21st July 2019

Fresh On The Net Live is the first ever live music event organised by the fully independent digital new music platform Fresh On The Net in partnership with Jacksons Lane Arts Centre. It is a one-day mini-festival on Sunday 21st July and it is FREE ENTRY all day and evening. It takes place in North London. We are also excited to announce a second Fresh…

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One for the ‘Girls’

The talented singer-songwriter and Fresh on the Net favourite returns with new single 'Girls' The past three years have seen Derry-born Roisin Donald’s career go from strength to strength. Better known to most as ROE, the now twenty-year old multi-instrumentalist is currently riding the crest of a wave, as she floats from one high-profile support gig to the next, shoring up the likes of Kodaline,…

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The Dandy Warhols / Swervedriver / Juniore

Thanks to the awesome Jon Read (Project Blackbird/Exile FM) being their trumpeter for the 2019 tour, I had the privilege of a guest ticket to see The Dandy Warhols at the O2 in Brixton. They were supported by Indie-Dream-Pop legends Swervedriver and a young French Alt Pop trio called Juniore. Juniore are a trio consisting of two young women (Keyboards & Vocals and Drums &…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 310

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and lovingly reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Sam Eagle this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AGOUTI - Dragons ? Dragons is a track that develops beautifully, keeping you hooked with your head bobbing the whole way through. One of two new tracks from the…

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Why are we still talking about gender neutrality at festivals?

When looking back at the year one thing that struck me was that we are still fighting gender equality at festivals. This really is not new news and we have all seen the 2018 festival line up posters with just the female or female-fronted acts on this year, yet this is something that has been highlighted for years as this 2015 Guardian article shows. Why…

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