Giving Up The Day Job

From October 31 - November 2 2019, BBC Introducing Live provided a spectacular three day event at London's Tobacco Dock - aimed at anyone aiming to pursue a career in music - whether performing, producing, promoting or in radio and journalism. A wide range of spaces and venues within the complex offered keynote speeches, panels, debates, masterclasses, live performances, plus advice and direct one-to-one feedback…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 246

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Silent Radio and Fresh On The Net's Bobby Colcombe this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AISLINN LOGAN – So Loud [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/328278045" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Elegantly opening this week is London-based-Irish-born Aislinn Logan with her bewitching track So Loud. This…

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Review: Never Closer by Raphael Doyle

The build-up for Never Closer has been intense, in part because of Tom Robinson's introduction and updates on the album's Pledge Music site, but also through the impact of Raphael's intensely confessional poem I Come From Ireland. Released as an early single, it found favour on the Listening Post and reached our Fresh Faves back in October 2016. Would the album live up to expectations?…

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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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PRICK AND DING #90: BILL GREENHEAD

Bill Greenhead is good people! Bill is an animator,illustrator and video maker based in Maidstone. He's talented,he's super creative and full of idea's,he's kind to children and small animals,he's funny,he's real good at drawing and animation and he totally gets the concept of a caring & sharing creative online community. I've been meaning to write about him for ages because I think he's ace and…

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BBC Mixtape 26 May 2014

Top tunes from JACK SHAW, LYVES, BRILLIANT MIND, JYKKÄLÄ, LVLS, STICK IN THE WHEEL, BEST BOY GRIP, AIRPORT 85, GOLD SPECTACLES, WINTERFALLE, JAY WOODWARD, KINGPORTER STOMP, THEATRE ROYAL, SADIE FLEMING, NARCS and THE WHITE BICYCLES. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show and podcast broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music from 2-3am every Sunday night/Monday morning. Each show is available as a…

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BBC Mixtape 19 May 2014

Top tunes from DARK BLUE, THE BIG SUN, BLUE ROSE CODE, KITTEN PYRAMID, OLASZMIDT, PAINT HAPPY, SHADES, LEANNE LOUISE, LUK, HAPPYNESS, STATEMENT HAIRCUT, REBECCA CLAMP & MATTI KELTANEN, SAMUEL THOMAS, GERAINT RHYS, YUSUF AZAK, POLLY AND THE BILLETS DOUX and OWEN TROMANS. The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show and podcast broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music from 2-3am every Sunday night/Monday…

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PRICK AND DING #80: OLD TRAMP

THIS WEEK: OLD TRAMP Old Tramp is... ah, that's the question. Who or what exactly is Old Tramp? Here at Fresh On the Net we do our darnedest to try and keep a level playing field for all artists, regardless of age, genre, gender or reputation. It's our proud boast that we always pick tunes for our Listening Post based 100% on what comes out…

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PRICK AND DING #79: DEBS McCOY

THIS WEEK:DEBS McCOY Debs McCoy is a new music artist based in Northumberland about 10 miles north west of Newcastle in the countryside. A real talent is Debs,I first heard her fantastic piano work and found her music to be at once-soothing,peaceful,endearing & engaging & I just couldn't stop listening to it.It calmed me & put me in a good frame of mind (*note from…

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PRICK AND DING #77:ROADIDENDREN

THIS WEEK:ROADIDENDREN Roadidendren is a rapper and songwriter from London and Luton (she says she basically rents the Tardis and splits her time between the two). For the first Prick and Ding of 2014 it is a pleasure to share the crazy good new talent of Roadidendren and her delicious Pop culture mash up.She describes what she does as quirky, opinionated, poetical rap based on…

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