Fresh Faves: Batch 328

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by broadcaster, musician and Fresh On The Net founder Tom Robinson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ALEX SEEL - Quietus You can tell quite literally within the first five seconds of  "Quietus" that we're in the presence of a master guitarist -…

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Inbox Closed Until June 17th

BANDS & ARTISTS: Next week's BBC Introducing Mixtape on 6 Music will be curated by Nick Roberts from BBC Introducing in the North East. Since we've been short staffed at Fresh On The Net recently (and I'm away this week & unable to listen to new tunes), our inbox will stay closed until Monday, 17th June.

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Fresh Faves: Batch 316

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by broadcaster, songwriter and Fresh On The Net founder, Tom Robinson, this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ALFIE CARPENTER - Mother A graduate of Leeds College Of Music, Alfie Carpenter is an audio visual artist working, he says, "with paint, paper, voices, sounds…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 308

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by musician, broadcaster and Fresh On The Net founder Tom Robinson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. So here we are at the end of 2018 with our final set of Fresh Faves as democratically elected by over forty of our readers this…

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New Gaslight Troubadours Single – Featuring TR

Here’s the new single from enigmatic steam-powered beat maestros The Gaslight Troubadours - which features a spoken-word guest vocal from, er, me... It comes from  their second album Stranger Swings, which is due for Halloween release on 31 October 2018 via their own Purblind Productions imprint. One Big Con features a wild sonic and visual collage of samples, clips and conspiracy theories. The lyric's my…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 292

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by musician, BBC Radio 6 Music presenter and Fresh On The Net founder Tom Robinson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. BEATS & PIECES BIG BAND - Nois Blimey. Working in the jaded world of music radio at the age of 68 it's…

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George Lyward

Sorry - another piece from me that isn't anything to do with music. But several people have asked for more info on Finchden Manor - mentioned last week in my piece about mental illness. So here's an article I wrote for The Times in 2003 about the the visonary educationalist George Lyward who founded it... One night in the winter of 1966 I swallowed a handful…

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Depression & Mental Illness

Photo and text from Mind Out for Mental Health‘s 1 in 4 project, 2002. One way of looking at mental health problems is as a gap between the way we view the world internally and the way we experience it externally. If there’s too big a gap we get into trouble. I went to a co-ed boarding school in the 60s and fell in love…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 277

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by musician, BBC Radio 6 Music presenter and Fresh On The Net founder Tom Robinson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AILBHE REDDY - Nothing To Doubt A trance-like mood runs through Nothing To Doubt from start to finish - from the dreamy…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 260

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by musician, BBC Radio 6 Music presenter and Fresh On The Net founder Tom Robinson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ADAM WEIKERT - Sloth Earlier this year Adam Weikert gave us I May Be Some Time - a poised, enchanting 83 second…

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