The DiY Gang Ethos

Hello, I’m ShaoDow.  Tom, the good man that he is, asked me to write a guest blog to offer some advice and inspiring words on how to succeed as an independent artist in this country. Because that’s what I am; a full time rapper living entirely off my music and merchandise; no label, no manager, no outside funding just some cool supporters who enjoy what…

Read More

From The Archives: The Little Pink

Back in July 2009 there was an early interview with The Big Pink by Alexis Petrides in The Guardian in which they complained about people assuming they were gay. Here's a taster: "...most striking of all was a backstage shot of Furze completely naked, with a fully clothed Cordell draped over him, gently cupping his genitals. The theme carried over onto the sleeve of their…

Read More

#Folk6Music

On Sunday 13 October 2013, NowPlaying @6Music presented a two hour show in celebration of The Full English digital archive of 68,000+ songs, documents and artifacts hosted online by the English Folk Dance And Song Society. We also highlighted the new 12-track The Full English album put together by Fay Hield from the EFDSS archive with an all-star ensemble featuring Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson. Nancy…

Read More

Would You Let A Poet Drive You To Work?

Guest rant by Robin Millar Robin is a musician who has conquered blindness to become a world famous record producer with over 150 gold, silver and platinum discs to his credit - not to mention 55 million record sales. He was made a CBE in the 2010 Birthday Honours.  He has contributed this post to us at Fresh On The Net - questioning the modern…

Read More

Tinnitus Awareness Week

This week (4th - 10th February) is Tinnitus Awareness Week and UK charity Action on Hearing Loss has been campaigning to raise awareness about Tinnitus and the dangers of exposure to loud music. (more…)

Read More

THE OTHER WOMAN: why 2013 is for the girls

[caption id="attachment_8812" align="aligncenter" width="576"] BBC Sound of... poll winners Haim[/caption] It’s high time we here at The Other Woman stood on our soapbox (er, beer crate) and triumphantly punched the air. It seems 2013 truly is the year of women in pop. Some will scoff at this statement and cite the last ten years as an excellent decade for women in music but that is…

Read More

WELSH LANGUAGE EMBARGO

Bad news for the many fine young Welsh artists currently singing lyrics in their own language, such as Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog (above). A BBC-wide directive has just been issued with immediate effect, stating that no more Welsh Language music can be played on air until further notice: This e-mail is being widely circulated across the BBC in order to ensure that the BBC does not…

Read More

The Truth Behind Touring

Five Things I Learnt From Two Months On Tour Three months ago almost to the day I arrived in Oxford carrying nothing but a bass guitar, an amp and a nervous knot in my stomach. It was a sunny August morning and I was on my way to my first practice with a band I've admired for a long time, Spring Offensive (if you don't…

Read More

Festival at Riverside Oct 20 – Nov 1

To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of BBC Introducing: Fresh On The Net we present a fortnight of outstanding new songwriters, indie bands and electronic artists at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, West London from Tuesday 20th October to Sunday November 1st. All artists have equal billing and all tickets are £6 - click here to book. We’ve been playing new online tunes recommended by listeners (and/or…

Read More
site by alaricking.co.uk