This Friday in London

GUEST POST BY BARNEY FROM AUTOHEART Hello everybody - pleased to meet you - we're a London based band called Autoheart and this Friday ( September 21st) sees the fifth outing of our own live music night PUNCH - this time at our new home: The BarFly in Camden. We play, and pick the brilliant bands that play with us and this time we're planning…

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FRESH FAVES: BATCH 28

It’s Monday and once again we have a fresh batch of tracks to ease those post weekend blues. As ever, we offer our massive thanks to all the artists who submitted their tunes and all the listeners who stopped by to hear them. CALM AS THE COLOUR – Velvet Sunburst This four piece from Fife cite 80’s indie pop and shoegaze as strong influences on…

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FRESH FAVES: Batch 24

Thanks once again to everybody who contributed to our Listening Post this weekend. To the artists for sharing their music with us - and to you our friends, listeners and volunteer music critics - for your ears, expertise and time. Here are the songs you liked most, in alphabetical order. To see the full list click Read More » A SEA WITH 3 STARS -…

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PRICK & DING #10:TOM ROBINSON

This week: TOM ROBINSON Tom Robinson is a London based broadcaster & songwriter. His 2015 album Only The Now can be heard on Bandcamp here. Many of you will know the lovely bloke that is Mr Tom Robinson as a very fine DJ and Britain’s finest champion of new independent music artists through his work on this here blog and of course his array of…

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CHEW YOUR SOUP

This weekend's live pick from Team Freshnet's Manchester correspondent My recommended gig for last week was unfortunately cancelled, so I’m hoping for Manchester’s sake that the same doesn’t happen to this week’s choice. It’s been a while since Chew Lips have been up this neck of the woods and I was rather gutted to see that at last week’s London gig they had support from…

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PRICK & DING #7:LODEKKA

This week: LODEKKA Lodekka is London-based funked-up dub multi-instrumentalist Stuart Dace. He makes gloriously dubbed up funky jazz music that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Mike Leigh soundtrack - if he happened to making a film about the cross-pollination of dub, funk & pop music on the streets of working class Britain: Lodekka makes a unique blend of music with a nod to…

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Introducing Mixtape 4 June 2012

The tracklistings for this week's Introducing Mixtape failed to publish through some internal error on the BBCserver - so here they are meantime. In the small hours of a Monday morning from 2-3am you can hear a selection of my favourite new tunes compiled into an hour-long mixtape of nonstop music. All the audio is sourced from the BBC Introducing Uploader - some of it…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 14

Oh for the good old days when Fresh On The Net was a radio show and we had a good four hours a week to fill up with new music. In this weekend's Listening there were a good many tracks I'd have chosen for the old show without hesitation. As it is, the best I can do now we're a blog is bend the rules…

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PRICK & DING #3: TOODAR

This week: TOODAR Toodar are a 4 piece Pop band from London,namely Isabel, James, Tom and Oli. They make beautiful technicolor Pop Music. Their song Ten Paces appears alongside 19 other handpicked tracks on HOME VOLUME  3 - an album curated by Tom Robinson & my bad self which has just been released as a FREE gift by Rash Records. You can download the whole thing for your listening…

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THE OTHER WOMAN: JANINE AND THE MIXTAPE/ COLOUR ME WEDNESDAY

Janine and the Mixtape - Bullets WARNING: THIS WILL GET STUCK IN YOUR HEAD FOR DAYS. It's the voice (take note The Voice TV show fans - this is how it's done) and one hell of a hook. Janine Foster fronts Janine and the Mixtape: she sings, writes the songs, produces, plays synths, sorts out the beats - the works. A New Zealander who has…

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