Guaranteed no Valentine’s Day songs

Here’s what we played on our latest show, including a first play for local singer-songwriter Wilson:

Carseat Headrest – Nervous Young Inhumans
Ghost Dance – Spin The Wheel
The Fall – Bury parts 2 and 4
Young Cub – Avalanche
Field Music – Count It Up
The Invaders – Rock Methodology
Jack White – Connected By Love
Massive Attack – Girl I Love You
Ezra Furman – Suck The Blood From My Wound
Wilson – Let it Rain
Yo La Tengo – Shades of Blue
Alice Boman – End of Time
Jovial Crew – Johnny Lad
Lankum – What Will We Do When We Have No Money?

You can listen again here >

Temptations tribute

We paid tribute to Dennis Edwards of the Temptations on this week’s show. Here’s the full list of what we played:

The Temptations – Ball of Confusion
The Fall – Pay Your Rates
Worm – Destroy Myself
Ezra Furman – Suck The Blood From My Wound
Silver Screen Girls – Photographs
Gaz Coombes – Deep Pockets
Simon Crabtree – The Spirit of Bradford City
The Decemberists – Severed
HC McEntire – Baby’s Got The Blues
Nick Toczek – Head Came Off
Albert Hammond Jr – Muted Beatings
James Iha – Jealousy
Babybird – Snails
The Breeders – All Nerve

You can listen again here >

Fab for Feb

We kicked off February with some brand new names for this show – including Xylouris White and No Age.

Here’s the full list of what we played:

The Fall – Totally Wired
Three Good Reasons – Nowhere Man
Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker – Red Right Hand
Ghost Dance- Grip of Love
No Age – Soft Collar Fad
Ultimate Painting – Monday Morning, Somewhere Central
Glass Mountain – Glacial
Field Music – Count It Up
Brilliant Corners – Take The Gun
Xylouris White – Only Love
The Donkeys – Four Letters
Goat Girl – Scream

You can listen again here >

RIP MES

We paid tribute to Mark E Smith on our latest show following the very sad news of his death.

Here are the tracks we played:

The Fall – Rowche Rumble
Skeletal Family – Passing Strangers
Motorhead – Ace of Spades
Talulah Gosh – Beatnik Boy
Field Music – Count It Up
Durutti Column – Red Shoes
Jack White – Connected By Love
Pigeon Detectives – This Is An Emergency
The Cranberries – Linger
Goat Girl – Scream
Young Cub – Fragile
Car Seat Headrest – Nervous Young Inhumans
Kindness – Lonely Long Lady
The Fall – The Classical

Our listen again service got out of kilter, so if you want to hear the whole show again, you’ll have to go here first and listen from halfway through and then switch to Bradford Rocks and listen the first half of that show to hear the second half of Bradford Beat. Sorry if that’s confusing!

Looking ahead

This week’s Bradford Beat cast an eye ahead to some of the exciting live music events happening around West Yorkshire in 2018. Here’s the full list of what we played on the show:

This Is The Kit – Be My Demon Eye
Young Cub – Avalanche
Morrissey – Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage
Skeletal Famly – So Sure
Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses
Juliana Hatfield – Universal Heart Beat
Goat Girl – Crow Cries
The National – Turtleneck
Iron and Wine – Call It Dreaming
Tune-Yards – Look At Your Hands
The Beat – Hands Off, She’s Mine
Alt-J – Pleader
The Selecter – Too Much Pressure

You can listen again here >

Christmas Countdown 2017 – part 4

So now we can reveal our top 5 favourite tracks of 2017.

Here’s the full list of what we played on our festival special edition:

Staple Singers – Who Took The Merry out of Christmas?
The Tragically Hip – We’ll Go Too
Iron and Wine – About A Bruise
Wind-Up Birds – Working Christmas Day

Christmas Countdown Top 5
5 Idles – Well Done
4 This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze
3 The XX – Say Something Loving
2 Kate Tempest – Tunnel Vision
1 Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now

Alt-J – Pleader
The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
Fats Domino – The Fat Man
Asian Dub Foundation – Taa Deem

You can listen again here - and we’ll also be repeating the show from 8pm to 9pm on Thursday 28 December

Christmas Countdown 2017 – part 3

Now we’re into the Top 10 in the Christmas Countdown – our favourite 20 tracks of the year.

Team Picture – Back To Bay Six
Billy Bragg – World Turned Upside Down
Terrorvision – Celebrity Hit List
British Sea Power – Bad Bohemian

Christmas Countdown

10 Chastity Belt – Caught In a Lie
9 Josefin Ohrn and the Liberation – Rushing Through My Mind
8 Sparks – What The Hell Is It This Time?
7 Elbow – Magnificent (She Says)
6 Oumou Sangare – Mogoya

Young Cub – Fragile
Animal Collective – My Girls
The Duke Spirit – Serenade
The Breeders – Wait In The Car
Reef – Place Your Hands

You can listen again here >

Christmas Countdown 2017 – part 2

We’re halfway through our favourite tracks of the year.

Here’s the full list of what we played on our latest show:

Skeletal Family – I Have Changed
Tune-Yards – Look At Your Hands
Felt – Primitive Painters

Christmas Countdown:

15 Carseat Headrest – Unforgiving Girl
14 Moonlandingz – Black Hanz
13 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
12 Morrissey – Spent The Day In Bed
11 Glass Mountain – Cowboy Song

The National – Turtleneck
Magic Mountain – Zodiac
Alt-J – Pleader (Mr Jukes remix)
Young Cub – Avalanche
Circa Waves – Young Chasers

On Thursday 14 December from 8pm to 9pm we’ll be starting on the top 10

You can listen again here >

 

Christmas Countdown 2017 – part 1

We’ve embarked on this year’s Christmas Countdown – our choice of the best 20 tracks of the year.

As usual we’ll be playing five tracks a week up to Christmmas.

Young Cub – Fragile
Morrissey – Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage
This Is The Kit – By My Demon Eye
Skeletal Family – Don’t be Denied
Superfood – Where’s The Bass Amp?

Christmas Countdown:
20 Team Picture – Back To Bay Six
19 Daughter – Burn it Down
18 Alt-J – 3WW
17 Furr – Another Fable
16 The Tiny Minds – Jealous Sea

Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses
Jon Jones and the Beatnik Movement – No Brainer
Tony Toni Tone – Thinking Of You
The Tiny Minds – Jealous Sea

You can listen again here >

Now, we know it’s still November, but…

The Christmas Countdown starts this week!

Tune in to Bradford Beat on Thursday (30 Nov) from 8pm to pm to hear the first instalment of our top 20 of the best tracks of the year.

We’ll be playing five tracks each week with the top five being broadcast in our Christmas special show on 21 December.

Meanwhile, you can listen again to our interview with Keighley band Young Cub

Here’s the full list of what we played on that show:

Fats Domino – The Fat Man
Skeletal Family – Trees
Young Cub – Avalanche
Jim Jones and the Beatnik Movement – No Brainer
Gomez – Get Miles
Goat Girl – Cracker Drool
Western Dance – Overwound
Young Cub – Fragile
Terrorvision – Oblivion