Review: The Emotional Hip Hop Instrumentals 2010-2013

Beat alchemist, producer and artist Jay Flames is back with a ten track project in which he breaks into his vault of what seems to be a never ending reservoir of brilliant instrumentals. Here he presents a 10 track opus where he treats us with with different genres, from the ultra smooth “Jack Daniels” to the soulful “Keys Of Snow”. You can hear all these…

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I SEE RIVERS / Storme @ The Half Moon, Putney

Independent Music Venue Week 2020 A bitterly cold Tuesday night was not enough to deter an enthusiastic crowd from attending this event. I SEE RIVERS have proved popular with Fresh On The Net readers. They have also been regulars on the The BBC Introducing Mixtape with our own Tom Robinson. Tonight they are representing Independent Music Venue Week 2020 at the iconic Half Moon in…

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KEEP ACTIVE STAY ALIVE (EP) by JFlames & 8TRED DA GREAT

Regular readers of Fresh On The Net will know that, as well as being part of our team of moderators and reviews authors, JFlames is an accomplished artist; a rapper, singer, musician and producer whose album I reviewed previously on here. Well now he has teamed up with 8TRED DA GREAT on a 5-track EP released this week. And if I tell you that the…

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Music Makers Festival 2019

Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th October 2019 @ The Half Moon, Putney. Reviewed by Fresh On The Net’s Neil March (Day 1) & guest writer PaulFCook (Day 2). The growing number of live events focused on new music artists is a welcome development. Music Makers is in its third year; a cool and diverse new music festival held over a weekend at the historic…

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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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Kongo Dia Ntotila @ The Lion & Lamb, Hoxton, London

Recent Fresh Faves Kongo Dia Ntotila have been on an unstoppable momentum since they stormed the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude last summer. Helped by a live session on Tom Robinson’s Saturday Night Show on BBC 6 Music and enthusiastic support from BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, their star continues to rise as a packed crowd at Hoxton’s Lion and Lamb bore testament. The audience…

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Foundlings / Sister John / Cloth at Sebright Arms

Foundlings/Sister John/Cloth @ Sebright Arms, EAST LONDON Saturday 2nd March 2019 The amazing crowdfunded not-for-profit independent label Last Night From Glasgow has been around for three years. So, with their Brighton/London-based signing Foundlings releasing their debut album with the label, what better time for LNFG’s first London show featuring three flagship acts; two of whom have proved popular with the Fresh On The Net audience…

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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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Review: Gaia by JFlames

This month I am delighted to have been handed the privilege of reviewing the new album by my friend, fellow Fresh On The Net moderator and highly regarded artist, writer and producer JFlames. I first got introduced to the talents (well, some of his talents) of JFlames when I was doing some work in a studio with his brother, the equally well regarded Ruinz Ason…

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Review: Jeanes – Sleeping Leaves

As the Northern Hemisphere moves through a lazy spring into a long-awaited summer, it's good to be immersed in music that draws inspiration from the magic of nature. Sleeping Leaves may be the debut EP from Jeanes, but, like all good things, it's taken time to gestate and develop. It's been 30 years, in fact, with the first ideas emerging as poetry and falling onto scraps…

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