Fresh Faves : Batch 160

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Raphael Doyle this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. BALLERINA BLACK – Blueish Grey Intriguing hints of Joy Division, The Cure and OMD ripple around in Blue-Ish Grey. Love when the lush soundscape stops dead for a long, teetering…

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O ATLAS – Where I’m Calling From

Going through my stash of old tracks we've previously played on 6 Music Introducing, I came across this mysterious piece by the Portugese musician Joao Cabrita as part of his O Atlas project. The words are by the Welsh poet Kelvin Hayes, but delivered by Joao himself in this strange and slightly otherworldly performance, which he then set to music. I'd fogotten how much I…

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The Beaus from Doncaster

This is the best DIY self-introduction by a new act we've seen in a long while. Instead of waiting for a national broadcast network or multinational record company to come along and "discover" them, The Beaus have hit the ground running and created their own momentum. Obviously some fairly shrewd managerial mind has organised the making of this video. But the band still come across…

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BBC Introducing Mixtape: 29 March 2010

This week on 6 Music Introducing we bring you a free mixtape featuring some of our favourite artists from the first three months of 2010, available as two 16-track downloads via the podcast links below. Share and enjoy! Mixtape Side A POLAR SETS - Then A Girl Falls In Your Arms http://polarsets.bandcamp.com STEALING SHEEP - Love You Are A Record http://www.myspace.com/stealingsheep COSMO JARVIS - Crazy…

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Cosmo Jarvis on 6 Music

Crazy Screwed-Up Lady is the followup single to the astonishing Problems by COSMO JARVIS, which came out in November 2009. It's due out as a single (from Wall Of Sound records) on March 22nd, though the record company has apparently declared the video lacks enough "impact" to get played on TV.  if you like this, you'll love Cosmo's YouTube channel - which has something like…

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How To Use Music Brainz

The web pages for all BBC music radio shows include tracklistings for each episode. Each song has a link to the corresponding Artist Page on the BBC Music website. And, crucially, the information on all those Artist Pages is taken from MusicBrainz - the world's largest public domain music database. The important news for independent artists is that if you don't already have an artist…

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TR Introducing: Live Showcase

Our first ever live showcase night -  featuring a triple bill of favourite artists from  BBC 6 Music Introducing at Riverside Studios in West London on Wednesday 15th April 2009 Leni Ward:  http://www.myspace.com/leniward Let's Tea Party: http://www.myspace.com/letsteaparty Orphans & Vandals: http://www.myspace.com/orphansandvandals Tickets £6 Doors 8pm for 8.15 start. Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL Box Office: 020 8237 1111 Reception: 020 8237 1000…

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