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INTRODUCING MIXTAPE. MONDAY 30/07/2012

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Tom Robinson Tom Robinson | 02:00 UK time, Monday, 30 July 2012

Beneath The Beach

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 recommended by BBC colleagues across the Introducing network, and some discovered via Twitter and my own Fresh On The Net blog.

From 3am each Monday the latest mixtape is then available free via the 6 Music Downloads Page - where you'll also find archived episodes from the previous 4 weeks. All the tracklists and start times for each track are published here - together with a link to each artist's website.  Below are the listings for Monday, July 30th, starting with Beneath The Beach (pictured above).>

BENEATH THE BEACH - The Dust In Modern Eyes
https://www.beneaththebeach.com

HEIDI BROWNE - G.I.R.L.F.R.I.E.N.D.
https://soundcloud.com/heidi-browne

JOYLAND - Whitebate
https://www.facebook.com/joylandband

FLOORBOY - River's End
https://www.myspace.com/floorboymusic

ARBITORS - Handllebar Hipster
https://www.arbitors.co.uk

TERRY ROBINSON - At The End Of The Night
https://terryrobinsonandtheuniverse.bandcamp.com

FOURA - For Ever
https://www.fouramusic.com

YOUR EXPLOSION MY MIND - Eyeball Kick
https://www.yourexplosionmymind.com

JACOB - Secret Hands
https://www.soundcloud.com/jacobcheetham

SONGS FOR WALTER - Meet Me At The Empire
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Songs-For-Walter/138629142842811

SNIPPET - Lets Talk About Us
https://www.snippetcuts.co.uk

DOUBLETHUMB - Oonzeeluhzubazoomzum
https://www.facebook.com/doublethumbmusic

KING SINGH - Wood Or Wire?
https://www.facebook.com/alexkingsingh

MOSCOW MAGAZINE - Angel
https://www.facebook.com/Moscow.Magazine

DRUNKMULE - Fancy Pants
https://drunkmule.bandcamp.com/releases

WOODMANSTONE - Does Madonna Dream?
https://www.woodmanstone.com

HOLY VESSELS - Springtime Bloom
https://holyvessels.co.uk

FATHER SCULPTOR - Rhein
https://fathersculptor.bandcamp.com

THE DARK LIGHTS - I Keep Counting
https://www.thedarklightsonline.com

THE BIG SUN - Nightbus Topdeck
https://soundcloud.com/the-big-sun

INTRODUCING MIXTAPE. MONDAY 23/07/2012

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Tom Robinson Tom Robinson | 02:00 UK time, Monday, 23 July 2012

Yellowire
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 recommended by BBC colleagues across the Introducing network, and some discovered via Twitter and my own Fresh On The Net blog.

From 3am each Monday the latest mixtape is then available free via the 6 Music Downloads Page - where you'll also find archived episodes from the previous 4 weeks. All the tracklists and start times for each track are published here - together with a link to each artist's website.  Below are the listings for Monday, July 23rd, starting with Yellowire (pictured above).

YELLOWIRE - All Said & Done [Starts: 0:13]
https://www.yellowire.co.uk

THE SAVAGE NOMADS - An Empty Seat [Starts: 3:46]
https://www.facebook.com/thesavagenomads

ORLANDO - So Much To Explore
[Starts: 8:23]
https://www.facebook.com/orlandosound

BYRON GOLD - Recipe For Love [Starts: 11:46]
https://www.byrongold.co.uk

SEA KAY – Stride [Starts: 14:30]
https://tjjgck.com

SHAMBLES MILLER – Confessions [Starts: 15:39]
https://shamblesmiller.wordpress.com

TEAM A VS TEAM B - That First Love [Starts: 19:31]
https://teamavsteamb.com

ED ZEALOUS - Diamonds For Eyes [Starts: 21:28]
https://www.edzealous.com

ALEX HIGHTON - Hip With The Kids [Starts: 25:01]
https://www.alexhighton.com

THE SHALLOWS - Fairly True [Starts: 27:58]
https://theshallows.co

BENTCOUSIN - I Think I Like Your Girlfriend More Than You
[Starts: 32:03]
https://facebook.com/Bentcousin

RACING - Summer Rain [Starts: 34:22]
https://www.facebook.com/weareracing

SCOTT RUDD - Bullshit Love [Starts: 37:32]
https://www.scottruddmusic.com

WOODERSON – Deluxe [Starts: 39:11]
https://www.facebook.com/woodersonuk

THE PAPERCLIP FORUM - Hazard Lights [Starts: 42:03]
https://soundcloud.com/thepaperclipforum

JACK WALLEN - Sympathy For The Devil
[Starts: 44:27]
https://www.jackwallenmusic.com

CURXES - Spectre [Starts: 47:47]
https://www.curxes.com

MUTADO PINTADO - I Kill What I Eat [Starts: 51:07]
https://www.facebook.com/pintadomulato

SAIL ROADS – Oluwale
[Starts: 54:50]
https://www.facebook.com/SailRoads

 

INTRODUCING MIXTAPE. MONDAY 16/07/2012

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Tom Robinson Tom Robinson | 02:00 UK time, Monday, 16 July 2012

La Shark
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 recommended by BBC colleagues across the Introducing network, and some discovered via Twitter and my own Fresh On The Net blog.

From 3am each Monday the latest mixtape is then available free via the 6 Music Downloads Page - where you'll also find archived episodes from the previous 4 weeks. All the tracklists and start times for each track are published here - together with a link to each artist's website.  Below are the listings for Monday, July 16th, starting with La Shark (pictured above).

LA SHARK - Mr Modern Man [Starts: 0:13]
https://www.lashark.com

AUTOHEART - Lent [Starts: 3:42]
https://www.facebook.com/Autoheart

JOHNNY AND THE GIROS - The Day That Friction Overcame Fun [Starts: 7:00]
https://facebook.com/johnnyandthegiros

THE FOLK - Stay [Starts: 10:50)
https://www.facebook.com/thefolkuk

TOTEMTERRORS - Brilliance Of The Seas [Starts: 14:32]
https://www.totemterrors.com

GOLDEN FABLE - Sugarloaf [Starts: 17:26]
https://www.goldenfable.com

ZOOM QUARTET - Regress [Starts: 20:55]
https://soundcloud.com/zoomquartet

RODEO TERRORISTS - Harder [Starts: 24:00]
https://www.facebook.com/RodeoIceStation

RAY EMURE - Tick Tock [Starts: 28:52]
https://soundcloud.com/rayemuremusic

MONMON - Punch Drunk [Starts: 32:54]
https://www.monmon.co.uk

EMILY BROTHERS - Let It Go [Starts: 34:34]
https://www.empop.co.uk

TOBY WATSON - Nightbus
[Starts: 37:29]
https://www.facebook.com/Tobywatsonmusic

THE DARK LIGHTS - Makers [Starts: 41:08]
https://www.thedarklightsonline.com

TRITONE - System Crash (ft.Captain Backfire) [Starts: 43:40]
https://www.facebook.com/tritonemusicpage

IDOL IMAGES - Breathe [Starts: 47:48]
https://www.myspace.com/idolimagesband

MARY CIGARETTES - Next Year’s Ghost [Starts: 50:33]
https://www.soundcloud.com/marycigarettes

THIN WHITE DUDE - Anger (Has A Place In All Of This) [Starts: 54:37]
https://soundcloud.com/thin-white-dude

 

INTRODUCING MIXTAPE. MONDAY 09/07/2012

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Tom Robinson Tom Robinson | 02:00 UK time, Monday, 9 July 2012

High Hopes Society
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 recommended by BBC colleagues across the Introducing network, and some discovered via Twitter and my own Fresh On The Net blog.

From 3am each Monday the latest mixtape is then available free via the 6 Music Downloads Page - where you'll also find archived episodes from the previous 4 weeks. All the tracklists and start times for each track are published here - together with a link to each artist's website.  Below are the listings for Monday, July 9th, together with a few things each of the artists would like you to know about themselves.

HIGH HOPES SOCIETY - Fathers Day (Starts: 0:04)
https://www.highhopessociety.com
High Hopes Society is a creative collective from around England & Germany. Their aim is to combine works from various musical and visual arts into something in which creative minds can get involved. Their sound is (unsurpringly) a combination of its members' musical backgrounds. Last November they released HHS - their debut two-track EP - which was mixed by Adam Scrimshire and mastered by James Tremayne. They largely work at Blue Barn Studios in Little Downham, Cambridgeshire and this track is their first official single release.

LAURENCE MADE ME CRY - The Rain Song (Starts: 4:32)
https://www.laurencemademecry.com
"I've always been pushed to either be an artist or a musician, it's like you can be one or the other but you can't be both. Laurence Made Me Cry is a way for me to combine everything I love doing as one project and not feel guilty about it" says Jo Whitby, aka Laurence Made Me Cry. "There's such a positive attitude to music in Cardiff. You don't feel judged and people are willing to get involved and help you out. I like that".

ROSSI NOISE - The World (Starts: 7:03)
https://www.facebook.com/rossinoise
"We are a 5 piece band, heavy in beats with dub influences, fusing Dupstep, Dance, Drum and Bass, Hip Hop and Rock into cinematic proportions. In just 6 months, Rossi Noise have received increased local attention, tipped as one of next years big acts by music development agency Generator and have just aired on various UK radio stations, including BBC Radio 6Music  and BBC Introducing In Newcastle."

SILENT DEVICES - A Safer Place To Land (Starts: 10:21)
https://facebook.com/silentdevices
We're an Ambient/Pop band based in Leicester. Released debut single 'Una/Moire' through CRC Music Group in March 2012. Have received airplay from Bethan Elfyn, Dean Jackson and Tom Robinson as well as a variety of Amazing Radio DJ's. "Beautiful! Absolutely love their sound" says Bethan Elfyn.  DrownedinSound declared "Their songs sent shivering tingles up our collective spines" They've  supported the likes of: Cults, God Is An Astronaut, 65daysofstatic, The Rumble Strips, This Will Destroy You, And So I Watch You From Afar, Beth Jeans Houghton, Various Cruelties etc...

PYLO - Enemies (Starts: 15:06)
https://www.pylomusic.com
Describing themselves as "a brand new band from Bath" Matthew Aldus, James Scott,  Richard Gully and Max Blunos tell us "Pylo is a new start. It leaves the old and embraces the future, learns and betters itself. It's strong and delicate, powerful and gentle. We are looking for a 5th member, please get in touch if you think this could be for you..." Under a different name and with a different sound they've been much loved by BBC Introducing both in Bristol and nationally, but they'd prefer not to talk about that.

YNGVE & THE INNOCENT - You'll Be Mine (Starts: 19:48)
https://www.spacetobeyourself.com
Brothers Yngve and Demian Wieland form the backbone of this band which (through various line-up changes) has moved from Sligo on the west coast of Ireland to London where they've been based for the past 4 years. Averaging over 100 shows a year they have had airplay from Lammo on Radio 2 and their debut album The Sadness of Remembering has just been released. After a round of Summer Festivals in the UK and Eire,  in November they'll be returning for their second tour of Germany this year.

3 POTATO 4 - Special (Starts: 23:34)
https://www.facebook.com/3potato4music
An interchangeable collective of likeminded individuals, currently consisting of Johnno Casson & Mike Deans on sabbaticals from their other musical projects.  Johnno (aka Snippet) puts the sounds together while Mike (formerly of The 633) adds his vocal skills to the proceedings. "We are special, we are 3 Potato 4. We like being noisy, forcing our opinions upon you and punching above our weight. We have recorded one song. We have yet to gig so this is a fresh start up. We are that new we don't even have a website yet party people but we have this Facebook page - hooray!"

THIN WHITE DUDE - Top of the Tree
(Starts: 25:48)
https://soundcloud.com/thin-white-dude
"Since childhood I've had a love of music" says Jason J Davis. "At school I played the trumpet (badly) and piano (even worse). I first started creating my own music about 10 years ago when I got a demo of the Sony ACID software with a new PC sound-card I bought. Since then I have continued to make and re-mix music, though with some long breaks in between." My albums  Discombobulation and Past, Present And Future are available on iTunes and the rest of the interweb as independent releases. Oh, and some singles too.

AL LEWIS - Lines Upon the Sand (Starts: 29:03)
https://www.allewismusic.com
Al Lewis is a singer-songwriter from North Wales based in London. 'Our Lines Remain' is the follow up EP to the inaugural Welsh Music Prize nominated album 'In the Wake'. It also follows on from the 'Live on the Wire' EP which showcased Al's live performances from Abbey Rd Studios as part of Abbey Road Debuts. A familiar face also on the Welsh Language music scene, Al has so far released two Welsh Language albums, spending several weeks at number one in the Welsh Language album charts. He's also received 'Best Male Artist' two years in a row at the BBC Radio Cymru Awards.

MOUNT FABRIC - Curves & Corners (Starts: 32:14)
https://www.mountfabric.com

Mount Fabric are nothing to do with fabric, or how to mount it. We are unabashed dreamers, purveyors of the melodic, falsetto, reverb, toms, distortion, effects, shattering highs and abusers of all things classic. In 2011 we released two EPs on Hairy Wolf Records (‘Secretly an Astronaut’ and ‘Threads’), made appearances at Friends Of Mine and Kendal Calling festivals. 2012 started with our first US shows, kicking off with The Roxy on Sunset Strip in Hollywood and ending at the House Of Blues in San Diego. Exhilarated, exhausted and almost broken, the band have retreated back into their Manchester studio to start work on their next EP, and prepare for the release of their most ambitious single yet - Curves and Corners.

ZENA KITT - Love & Regret (Starts: 38:16)
https://www.zenazena.com
"No fame-seeking stage school graduate nor some shrinking bedroom poet, Zena Kitt offers something richer, deeper and more exotic. Burning with charisma and dripping in personality, wickedly humorous and dark with passion this is a woman that beguiles and intrigues, cajoles and inspires; a vixen, a siren who has broken hearts and had her own heart broken. Unafraid of honesty and able to conjure melodies as easily as most of us breathe, she sings songs that are resonant with experience and her sensuous, breathy vocals speak of love, longing and desire over piano-led laments and beat-driven vignettes." We've included this track in the show because it sounds great. What I can tell you about the artist after reading her biog? Absolutely nothing.

BANDOLIERS - Insta Vice (Starts: 42:17)
https://www.facebook.com/bandoliersmusic
"We are a group of 19 year olds from the seaside town of Whitley Bay" say Tommi Evans, Jonny Sabiston and Harry Jenkinson. It's the lead track on their digital EP Just Because I Don't Care which can be bought online from - new one on me, this - Tesco. For just £2.59 with two clubcard points. The BBC would like me to remind you that other - equally good - online grocery stores, voucher rewards schemes and digital music retailers are of course available.

LISA KNAPP - Pleasant Month of May (Mishaped Pearls remix) (Starts: 44:46)
https://www.lisaknapp.co.uk
Singer from London. Sings traditional folk songs and also writes original material. Plays fiddle as well. Was nominated twice at BBC2 Folk Awards with debut release 'Wild & Undaunted' which also garnered MOJO Folk Album of the Year 2007. Toured festivals and shared stage with may acclaimed folk artists; Martin Carthy, Waterson Family, Kathryn Williams. Toured with James Yorkston. Has been taking time out to write and record original album and tour with (husband) Gerry Diver's Speech Project. Is back in town.

MELISSA JAMES - Don’t You Keep Yourself Down (Starts: 49:41)
https://melissa-james.com
Day Dawns, the debut album by songwriter Melissa James, has been nearly three years in the making. During which time she was steadily building up a collection of "soul-searching songs which powerfully reflect her inner thoughts and experiences". The singer, who is from Mill Hill in North West London, brings together her influences - from Nina Simone and Terry Callier to Rickie Lee Jones, Amos Lee and blues man Eric Bibb - on this recording which is a collection of mostly original songs she's co written with Ross Lorraine. Day Dawns has just been released.

TEOTL EXPANSION - Pyrah (Starts: 53:50)
https://soundcloud.com/teotl-expansion
Teotl Expansion consist of MF on piano and Jofus Coetzee who handles the electronics. "We're a Hull-based duo who produce modern classical piano movements" they say. "MF writes short piano loops anywhere from 3 seconds to 3 minutes, which are then processed, edited, torn apart, stretched, squashed, looped, distorted to create new progressions of sound."

 

INTRODUCING MIXTAPE. MONDAY 02/07/2012

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Tom Robinson Tom Robinson | 02:00 UK time, Monday, 2 July 2012

Kick Up The Fire with Tom Robinson 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 recommended by BBC colleagues across the Introducing network, and some discovered via Twitter and my own Fresh On The Net blog.

From 3am each Monday the latest mixtape is then available free via the 6 Music Downloads Page - where you'll also find archived episodes from the previous 4 weeks. All the tracklists and start times for each track are published here - together with a link to each artist's website.  Below are the listings for Monday, July 2nd.

DEATH AT SEA - Drag [starts 0:04]
https://www.facebook.com/deathatsea

Hotly tipped on Fresh On The Net by blogger Chris Chadwick. The three founding musicians originally met at college on a classical music course in Liverpool. Ralph Kinsella and Sam Peterson began writing together earlier this year and were swiftly re-joined by Ruaidhri Owens who gave up a music studio job in Glasgow to come and form Death At Sea as soon as he heard the first two songs. The lineup was completed by Carl and Neale Davies, and the band's carefully nutured mystique enhanced by Kinsella's skilfully obtuse music videos. The A&R pack began hounding after only three gigs, they have an album’s worth of material ready to go, and they made their London debut at The Lexington only last week.

CLEFT - External Complications [starts 4:07]
https://cleftband.co.uk
Cleft are, they tell us, "a two-piece band that makes massive, dirty noises. We bring instruments. You bring ears. Together we enjoy the noises." They consist of Dan Beesley (guitar, pedals and pouts) John Simm (drums, cymbals and gurning) and you can enjoy their noises in person at The Roadhouse in Manchester this Friday (July 6th) or in the comfort of your own home by downloading the free 4-track EP Utter from their website.

MISHAPED PEARLS - Fledgeling [starts 7:31]
https://www.mishapedpearls.org
Mishaped Pearls is the multilingual, muliticultural European-Renaissance pop project of former folk musician Ged Flood and Manuela Schütte a genuine dyed in the wool classically trained soprano. Plus an ambitiously large cast of supporting musicians playing an improbable array of instruments.
"Mis-shapen pearl" is, they explain, a literal translation of the word "Baroque". It's not often a band can truthfully claim to have a sound unlike anyone else in the country, but Mishaped Pearls can certainly make that proud boast. Long may they flourish.

SNORKEL - Dead Skin [Crewdson remix] [starts 11:07]
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Snorkel/148359328557999
Snorkel is a five piece experimental unit from London featuring Frank Byng, Ben Cowen, Ralph Cumbers, Tom Marriott and Roberto Sassi who revel, they tell us, "in the joy of psychedelic repetition throwing in elastic interruptions on guitar, analogue and digital synthesisers, trombone, live samples and vocals." Their second album Stop Machine was released recently on Slowfoot Records and this track from it has been remixed by Crewdson - aka New Cross producer and electronic beat maker Hugh Jones (also of One Pig, Hello Skinny and Saltwater Samurai).

THE PRISON LIBRARY - Liars [starts 15:09]
https://theprisonlibrary.com
This is the new single from The Prison Library and in my view their best work to date. It's currently getting love from Xfm and Amazing Radio as well as BBC Introducing in their native Newcastle - and is produced by their friend and longtime collaborator Mick Ross. As if the legendary Tyneside guitarist and producer didn't already have enough on his hands, working with the likes of Minotaurs, Ajimal, Frankie & the Heartstrings, Soundtracks for a B Movie and Let’s Buy Happiness. The single launch gig this Wednesday (July 4th) at Cluny 2 offers stellar support from the mighty Mammal Club and the wonderful Weird Shapes. If you live within fifty miles, take a listen to this mixtape then drop everything on Wednesday and catch the show.

NATASHA ROBERTSON - Blush
[starts 18:32]
https://soundcloud.com/natasha-robertson
Tasha is a songwriter and acoustic guitarist from Colchester, and sent this lovely little song to the BBC Introducing Uploader just over two weeks ago with no information whatever. She also uploaded it to a page on Souncloud, again with no information. To be honest an artist biog doesn't have to be a big deal - and certainly doesn't need any flowery nonsense about how great your music is - we can hear that for ourselves. It's just helpful to be given a few facts about who you are, where you are and what you're up to. Take Palace, for instance...

PALACE - St. Albans (Things We Used To Do)
[starts 21:58]
https://www.facebook.com/musicfrompalace
"We are" say Palace "an alternative/punk/pop band from Hartlepool. We've been together for a year and released our debut EP 'Apology in Demand' in January 2012. We recorded the entire EP ourselves in drummer Tom's garage and guitarist Luke's bedroom. We love to do everything ourselves, from producing our music to creating our artwork. Since bringing out the EP we've supported some great bands such as Mystery Jets, Pigeon Detectives and Hyde & Beast. We are due to play along side the Pogues and We are Scientists in August. Our music is free: musicfrompalace.bandcamp.com!"  That's the way to do it. As for all the thought, care, love, musicianship and sheer emotional intelligence that's gone into the making of this track - well, download the mixtape and hear for yourself. Nice drumming, too...

SOUTHERN - Where the Wild Are
[starts 26:42]
https://www.facebook.com/southernmusic
Oh I love this. Wonderful fresh unaffected songwriting from Belfast - where siblings Thom and Lucy Southern have given their surname to the band itself. Thom produced their debut EP World Don’t Shine in his bedroom last year but for this single he headed across the water to make the record at Parr Street studios in Liverpool, with Rich Turvey taking care of the engineering. Even seasoned pros can struggle to make their productions sound as transparent and effortless as this. Southern are grounded on a bedrock of solid musical talent which I'd love to hear them develop into something odder and more daring. Still, even on their current tragectory they'll be giving messrs Morrison, Mraz and Nuttini sleepless nights within 18 months. You mark my words...

KICK UP THE FIRE - Spiders [starts 29:50]
https://www.facebook.com/kickupthefire
All credit to LA blogger Boaz from Cougar Microbes for discovering this splendidly splenetic London quartet. He recommended them to me at the start of the year on NowPlaying@6Music as an "angular East London outfit whose debut EP was a real joy - celebrating and lamenting life in the capital. More hooks than a fishing boat." Formed in 2009, they were my guests on BBC Introducing: Fresh On The Net back in February (see picture above). This track is from their forthcoming 2nd EP Money Men - due out on July 30th. Londoners, if you can't wait till then, can catch them live at The Wheelbarrow in Camden this coming Sunday July 8th.

RUSSELL SWALLOW AND THE WOLF - Paper Aeroplanes [starts 33:20]
https://www.russellswallowandthewolf.co.uk
Russell Swallow and the Wolf are a trio powered by picked guitar, dynamic piano, soaring violin and layered vocal harmonies. They aim to play vivid, raw and lyrical songs about love, drinking, betrayal and acquittal, in a rich mix of folk, indie and pop. This year the band have already toured Germany and supported Britpop veterans Dodgy and rising stars Will and the People. They have just released their debut record Sunrise Mountain and play a series of UK dates through the summer, culminating in two nights at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Their next show is in London this Wednesday (July 4th) at The King's Head in Islington.

ANDY BURROWS - Keep On Moving On [starts 37:16]
https://andywburrows.com
I don't really know why we're introducing the estimable Andrew William Burrows to you, given that he's already widely known as a drummer - first with Razorlight and, since 2009, with We Are Scientists. Neither of whom are exactly unknown. What you may not know is that Andy began his musical career as a percussionist in the Hampshire County Youth Band and also enjoys a burgeoning solo caree under his own name. And if he's unassuming enough to send us his latest tune via the BBC Introducing Uploader, then the least we can do is include it in our mixtape for your listening enjoyment.

DEAD SURF COUNTRY - Are You With Me [starts 39:49]
https://www.deadsurfcountry.com/
Swansea's Dead Surf Country have been through both name and lineup changes since they first formed five years ago as Meg And Mark. The current lineup is now Lizzie Clarke (vocals/acoustic guitar) Glen Hawksworth (guitars) and Mark Matthews (rhythm guitar). Their most recent recording sessions were in Amsterdam's Studio 150 last autumn, and their most recent single Weeds was released earlier in the year. They've recenty been looking for a drummer or pecussionist. That's it for the facts -  as to why we included Are You With Me on the mixtape - take a listen and hear for yourself.

VINYL JACKET - Moment [starts 43:14]
https://www.vinyljacket.co.uk
New single from these longstanding friends of BBC Introducing on 6 Music. The tightness of their playing and stage show, the freshness of their arrangements and their extraordinary work ethic means this outfit are just one killer single - an "OMG what was that???" record - away from a breakthrough. They need a song that will make people who've never heard of either Wylam or Vinyl Jacket sit up and reach for the replay button - and I don't doubt this band has both the ability and the dedication to write it. Could "Moment" be that single? Watch the video the video or download this week's Introducing Mixtape and see what you think. Their next live show is at Kendal Caling in Sunday July 28th.

ARTMAGIC - I Keep On Walking [starts 46:46]
https://www.artmagicmusic.com
Artmagic have a new single out called "Forever In Negative" which you can hear on their Bandcamp. But much as I liked it, while browsing through the BBC Introducing uploader I stumbled across this song - the lead track from their previous EP - and fell in love. They consist of Richard Oakes and Sean McGhee. Richard is best known for his out-of-nowhere arrival as a fully formed guitar prodigy at the age of 17 when he stood in for Bernard Butler in Suede - and stayed with them for the album "Coming Up" and a run of Top 10 singles. Vocalist Sean has recorded and mixed number one singles for Britney Spears, sung backing vocals for Alanis Morissette and worked with both Robyn and Imogen Heap. For a new band, that's quite some CV.

PATRICK J PEARSON BAND - I Am A Racer [starts 50:31]
https://www.thepjpband.com
Originally from Launceston the PJP Band are now based in Plymouth, and at the time of their first single American Lover last year we played the bejasus out of ot on BBC Introducing: Fresh On The Net. PJP fronts his group from behind the keyboards and - in contrast to the global army of drippy piano-botherering singer-songwriters - does so with genuine power and energy. Do we miss the absence of a guitar player? Not a bit of it. This single is the first track to be taken from the band's debut album And So It Goes - set for selfrelease in the autumn release. It also has one of the most peculiar videos you'll see this year.

SOUND ASSEMBLY - Freak Me [starts 54:12]
https://www.soundassembly.co.uk
"Sound Assembly presents a sideshow synthetic sensation... Roll up, roll up and gaze in awe at the magical mystery a sight to behold A sideshow synthetic sensation, step back, watch the madness unfold. After 150+ releases as Koma & Bones (TCR/Lot49/Skint), Jude Sebastian teamed up with Techno DJ & singer/songwriter Miss Bloomer. Taking booming big band badness and twisting it into a dancefloor wreckin’ sideshow they call ‘Nu Skool Swing’, on stage the duo are joined by machine gun drummer Mr Sharkey, rockin’ clubs from Paris, London, Liverpool, Leeds and beyond. Get ready for banging rhythms, fat ass bass and the downright sleazy swagger of Miss Bloomer."  Sorry, I love this track, but lost the will to even begin trying to turn the above into English. Make of it what you will.

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