Christmas Countdown part 2

We’re now halfway through this year’s rundown of the best 20 tracks of the past 12 months.

Here’s a full list of the tracks we played on this week’s Bradford Beat:

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Christmas Eve
Embrace – Quarters
Gorgeous – The Chill
Marika Hackman – Drown

Christmas Countdown
15 Superfood – Right On Satellite
14 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Coming Down
13 Blank Realm – Bulldozer Love
12 Brody Dalle – Meet the Foetus/Oh The Joy
11 Tune-Yards- Water Fountain

The Delvaux – At The Jeunesse Doree
Thurston Moore – The Best Day
Vessels – On Monos

You can listen again by clicking here.

Christmas Countdown Part 1

The latest edition of Bradford Beat saw us kick off a rundown of our favourite tracks of the last 12 months.

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

Nadine Shah – Stealing Cars
Manchester Orchestra – Girl Harbor
Champion Jack Dupree – Third Degree

Christmas Countdown:
20 Slow Club – Everything is New
19 Prince – Pretzel Body Logic
18 Phox – Kingfisher
17 Stand Alone – Easier Said Than Done
16 The Delvaux – At The Jeunesse Doree

Girlpool – Blah Blah Blah
Lisa Marie Glover – Mad Mary
Cheap Girls – Style
Wind up Birds – Working Christmas Day
Thumpers – Devotee
Jude Brown Band – Green Light

The Top 20 continues throughour December with the top 5 being revealed on Christmas Day.

You can listen again here.

Yule not want to miss this

Pre-festive frivolities are officially underway – as Bradford Beat prepares to embark on its 10th annual Christmas Countdown.

This Thursday (4 Dec) from 8pm-9pm we’ll be playing the first part of our seasonal chart of our favourite tracks of the year.

To whet your appetite, here are the previous number ones:

Simon Crabtree – The Spirit of Bradford City

Whiter Than – Note To Self

The Wind Up Birds – Meet Me At The Depot

Divine Comedy – Indie Disco

Super Furry Animals – Inaugural Trams

Jonjo Feather – I Suppose

Sky Larkin – Summit

iLiKETRAiNS – The Beeching Report

Beck – Girl

Buffet #70 – a revolving door that only goes one way

Hello hello!

Our Buffet radio spread was made all the better on 30th November thanks to Emma Bob 3 making an appearance and bringing great records. You can listen to the show here and see what we played below:

1. The New Pornographers – Dancehall Domine
2. Mary Epworth – Black Doe
3. SLUG – Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped in Plastic
4. Dexys Midnight Runners – Geno
5. Cate Le Bon & Perfume Genius – I Think I Knew
6. Mogwai – Like Herod
7. Andrew Jackson Jihad – Temple Grandin Too
8. Kieran Leonard – Dear Lincoln
9. Nadine Shah – Stealing Cars
10. Deerhoof – Paradise Girls
11. Sly & The Family Stone – You Caught Me (Smilin’)
12. Honeyblood – Super Rat
13. Dag Nasty – The Godfather

Keep up to date with all our shenanigans on Twitter – we are, simply, @BuffetDisco
We’re on that there Facebook, too

Xmas BuffetAnd we are hosting a Christmas special at The Record Club on Saturday 6th December – three full albums, a pop quiz (with prizes) and lots of punk rock atheism. Get your glad rags on and join us! It’s just £3 on the door and proceeds are being donated to Keswick Mountain Rescue.

We are back on 28th December at 7pm, but keep your eyes and ears open as we are hoping to squeeze in a “Little Buffet” with little people over the Festive period.

Team Buffet x





Bradford’s Top 10

Well, here they are -  the very best tracks ever produced by artists from Bradford (in our humble opinion).

And, our opinion being really very humble indeed, we want to hear from you about any glaring omissions, Let me know what we’ve unforgivably missed out by emailing me at

1 Embrace – All You Good Good People
2 Ooberman – Sugar Bum
3 New Model Army – Smalltown England
4 Terrorvision – My House
5 The Word – Wide Awake
6 Whiter than – Note To Self
7 Bobby Charltons – Hole In The Sky
8 Poppy Factory – 7×7
9 The Invaders – Girl’s In Action
10 Zed – Easy Does It

We also played the following:

The Delvaux – Spider’s Bride
Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted?
Saint Saviour – Let It Go

and you can listen again to the show here.

Doubling up

We just couldn’t cram the best Bradford tracks into a Top 10 so we’ve expanded the concept into a Top 20 instead!

Over the next two weeks we’re bringing your our choice of the finest songs produced by acts from our neck of the woods. Here’s the countdown from numbers 20 to 11:

11 Anita Madigan – The Dalai Lama Loves You All
12 Threshold Shift – Hang In There
13 Leafeater – Garden of Love
14 Negatives – 69
15 Creation Roots – Let Jah Music Play
16 handmadehands – Over The Edge
17 Laura Groves – Coast
18 Daisy Cutter – Morning Sun
19 Yo El Rey – And One For The Doctor
20 Talk To Angels – He Loves Cilla

We also played these other tracks this week:

Girlpool -Blah Blah Blah
Alt-J – Left Hand Free
The Delvaux – At The Jeunesse Doree
Mini Mansions – Death Is A Girl

You can listen again here – and the Top 10 will be broadcast on Bradford Beat on Thursday 27 November from 8pm.

Get your party frocks on!

Tis the season to get your dancing shoes on! So get cracking, cos Team Buffet (minus Boris, who will be laid up in hospital for a while after his accident) are putting on two live spreads…

Photo by Betty Lawless
Photo by Betty Lawless

Fabulous Funky Disco
Saturday 29th November 7:30pm-11pm

Join us for an evening of disco dancing. Don’t snigger, this will be ace fun! We’re DJ-ing at Left Bank Leeds.

It’s a not for profit event, and, as purveyors of a nice spread, we’re bound to play something you’ll want to dance to.

Full details and ticket info here




X_flyerRC1 copyChristmas Record Club
Saturday 6th December 8pm-11pm

Then on 6th December we’re hosting The Record Club at the Kirkgate Centre in Shipley. The theme is, of course, Christmas and we’ll be playing three full LPs by Andrew Jackson Jihad, Phil Spector and Sufjan Stevens. There’ll also be a little time to play your own Christmas records in between, plus there’s a Pop Quiz (and who doesn’t love a music quiz, eh?). To get you in the mood you can check out the playlist we’ve put together – you’ll notice it’s not typical of the Xmas music that gets pumped into our earholes every time we go shopping. And check out full details of the event on the Record Club website.

One more thing… Boris is reported to be doing well after his accident, and there’s still time to make a small donation to Keswick Mountain Rescue who saved him. This fundraising effort by Ewan Mitchell has exceeded £1000, which is just awesome. Massive snogs to everyone who’s donated!

We hope to see you at the disco and/or Record Club!

Love Team Buffet x

Going North from Nashville: Monday 17th Nov. 10-11pm

An eclectic selection tonight & what better start to the show than……….

Bob Dylan: Highway 61……followed by another star of 60′s American folk……
Judy Collins: Fannerio…….back to the present with…..
The Rails: Panic Attack Blues
The Bottle Rockets: 1000 Doller Car…………next, a classic from the early ‘norties’….
Mary Gauthier: Our Lady of the Shooting Stars………then, only a few years back…..
Bright Eyes: Triple Spiral
The Soft Hills: Belly of a Whale……. now, a GNfN favorite from 2001…..
Ryan Adams: The Resue Blues…..back to 2014 again….
Beck: Don’t Let it Go………
Jack White: Want & Able……..two lovely ladies sing for us next…..
Rosie Flores: Woring Girl’s Guitar
Alessi’s Ark: Pine Woods……….we stay in recent times for the rest of the programme
Kurt Vile: Snow Flakes are Dancing
Lee Fields & the Expressions: Magnolia
William Cole Green: Dead or in Jail

Blasts from the past

Nostalgia was the watchword on Bradford Beat this week as we delved into the two new CDs compiled by Bradford’s Noise of the Valleys.

As well as oldies from L’Orchestre du Cafe, Zed and Worm, we previewed a new album by Shipley band The Delvaux.

Here’s the full list of tracks played:

The Delvaux – O Wronged World
Dub Colossus – Boom Ka Boom
L’Orchestre du Cafe – Dark Eyes
New Pornographers – Dancehall Domine
Alt-J – Left Hand Free
Against Me! – True Trans Soul Rebel
Zed – White Knuckle Ride
Billy the Kid – Riverbank
Benjamin Booker – Violent Shiver
Worm – Cyber Sex
Chantel McGregor – I’m No Good For You
Real Estate – Had To Hear

Click here to listen again

Keswick Mountain Rescue Rocks!

2Earlier this week our Boris (AKA Lyndon Marquis) was seriously injured in a horrible accident. We are enormously grateful to Keswick Mountain Rescue for finding and saving him.

We’ve uploaded Boris’ radio debut  but the real point of this post is to ask everyone to support a fundraising effort by way of a thank you. If you can sponsor Ewan Mitchell he’s running the Abbey Dash in Leeds this weekend. Please donate as little or as much as you can.

You can also join us for a Christmas Record Club at the Kirkgate Centre in Shipley on 6th December. It’s just £3 on the door and all proceeds from the evening will also be donated to Keswick Mountain Rescue. They are an entirely voluntary team of 45 who do brilliant work (they saved our friends’ life and we will love them forever).

Please support these fundraising efforts and send virtual hugs to Boris!

Thanks for reading, Team Buffet