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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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 &…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Review: Jocasta: A Musical Tragedy

Some stories are timeless. Oedipus, Hamlet, Star Wars, Harry Potter. The underlying themes are resolutely tragic and the leading characters resolutely masculine. Louis Barabbas, whose band The Bedlam Six released their swansong album Down Down Down back in 2016, (check out our review here) combines his love of the classics with attention to contemporary political intrigue to create an epic, 31-track feminist-oriented double-album. How else…

Read More

Review: DIDI Sorry and Awkward

In the music industry, the dividing line between those behind the mixing desk and those behind the mike can seem like the boundary between two nations. Different cultures, different personalities, even different languages. The divide is gendered, too, with far fewer women in the engineering and producing space, so a successful female producer who transitions to performer is bound to attract attention. Lauren Deakin Davies…

Read More

Review: Specimen EP by ELK

There is music which by default tumbles into that categorical looseness known as post-rock, a term so vague that even the most knowing of oracles would be hard pressed to define it. I like to think of it as a musical free spirit; music without a map or specific direction, meandering aimlessly through a myriad uncharted territories.  Chameleon like changes of sound and texture, vacillating between tempos,…

Read More
site by alaricking.co.uk