Happy birthday to us!

This week we mark BCB’s 25th anniversary by looking back at some of the best music that was doing the rounds in February 1992 – that was when we first started broadcasting as Bradford Festival Radio.

Here’s the full list of what we played:

Team Picture – Back To Bay Six
Elbow – Magnificent (She Says)
Terrorvision – Urban Space Crime
Stereo MCs – Step It Up
Primate – Break My Fall
Nirvana – Come As You Are
Arrested Development – Everyday People
Crowded House – Weather With You
Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite
Suede – The Drowners
Sleaford Mods – BHS
Pigeon Detectives – Enemy Lines

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RIP Pete Overend Watts

We paid tribute to Mott the Hoople’s Pete Overend Watts on the latest edition of Bradford Beat.

Here’s a full list of what we played:

Frank Turner – Get Better
Glass Mountain – Home in the Weather
Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes
The Attic – Take Away My Despair
Radiohead – Identikit
Duke Spirit – Serenade
Laminate Pet Animal – Eve
Wilful Missing – Back To The Start
The XX – Dangerous
The Kinks – Lola
Pigeon Detectives – Enemy Lines
Canned Heat – Let’s Work Together
Western Dance – To and Fro

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New year, new tunes

We had a fistful of brand new tracks in the latest edition of Bradford Beat – plus a couple of oldies.

Here’s the full list of what we played:

Western Dance – This is Your
Neil Young – People Want To Hear About Love
The Attic – Take Away My Despair
Josefin Ohrn and The Liberation – Rushing Through My Mind
Pigeon Detectives – Enemy Lines
Elbow – Magnificent (She Says)
Stand Alone – Learn How to Feel
Emily Ashberry – Space Oddity
ATTU – Staying Together
Team Picture – Back To Bay Six
The Moonlandingz – Black Hanz
David Bowie – Rebel Rebel

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Christmas Countdown 2016 – the full mashings

Here’s the full rundown of our Christmas Countdown 2016 – our favourite 20 tracks of the year:

1. Glass Mountain – Glacial
2. Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over
3. Sleaford Mods – TCR
4. Animal Collective – Floridada
5. Parquet Courts – Dust
6. Too Many Chiefs – Road Trip
7. John Grant – Voodoo Doll
8. Radiohead – Burn The Witch
9. Steve Mason – Planet Sizes
10. The Prettiots – Move to LA
11 Kate Tempest – Don’t Fall In
12 Iggy Pop – Gardenia
13 Fat White Family – The Whitest Boy on the Beach
14 Cate Le Bon – Wonderful
15 Blackalicious – The Blow Up
16. Daughter – No Care
17. Mystery Jets – The World Is Overtaking Me
18. Sinderins – Fayre
19. The Delvaux – Further Back
20. Courtney Barnett – New Speedway Boogie

Creme de la creme

To start the New Year, here’s a reminder of the number ones in all our Christmas Countdowns dating back more than a decade:

2016
Glass Mountain – Glacial

2015
SOAK – Blud

2014
Alt-J – Every Other Freckle

2013
Simon Crabtree – The Spirit of Bradford City

2012
Whiter Than – Note To Self

2011
The Wind Up Birds – Meet Me At The Depot

2010
Divine Comedy – Indie Disco

2009
Super Furry Animals – Inaugural Trams

2008
Jonjo Feather – I Suppose

2007
Sky Larkin – Summit

2006
iLiKETRAiNS – The Beeching Report

2005
Beck – Girl

Christmas Countdown – the top 5

We’ve unveiled the final part of this year’s Christmas Countdown – and here’s the full list of what we played on our festive special show, which will be repeated on Thursday 29 December from 8pm – 9pm.

Western Dance – What Does It Take?
handmadehands – Over The Edge
Neil Young – Big Box

Christmas Countdown
5. Parquet Courts – Dust
4. Animal Collective – Floridada
3. Sleaford Mods – TCR
2. Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over
1. Glass Mountain – Glacial

Frank Turner – Get Better
Half Man Half Biscuit – Irk The Purists
Broken Bells – The High Road
Deadwall – The Talk

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Christmas Countdown 2016 – part three

Three-quarters of the way through our Christmas Countdown 2016 – and a cracking chart it’s proving to be.

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

Goat Girl – Country Sleaze
Glass Mountain – Home in The Weather
Warpaint – So Good
Her Name Is Calla – Kaleidoscoping

Christmas Countdown part 3:
10. The Prettiots – Move to LA
9. Steve Mason – Planet Sizes
8. Radiohead – Burn The Witch
7.  John Grant – Voodoo Doll
6. Too Many Chiefs – Road Trip

Rettward von Duernberg – Be Water
Western Dance – Give Me the Moonlight
Spring King – City

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Christmas Countdown – part 2

We’re into the second part of the Christmas Countdown – our top 20 tracks of the year:

Western Dance – Here From Nowhere
Chutzpah – Eyes
Savages – Evil
MC5 – I Can Only Give You Everything
Mick Mathers – Looking For Love
Nikka Costa – Everybody Got Their Something

Christmas Countdown part 2 -

15 Blackalicious – The Blow Up
14 Cate Le Bon – Wonderful
13 Fat White Family – The Whitest Boy on the Beach
12 Iggy Pop – Gardenia
11 Kate Tempest – Don’t Fall In

Wilful Missing – Waiting For The snow
Kascarade – Stomp
Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

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Christmas Countdown 2016 – part 1

Our annual Christmas Countdown is underway – that’s our choice of the best 20 tracks of the year.
Here’s what we played in full on our latest show:
Deadwall – The Talk
Cassels – Flux Analogy
Western Dance – Get Me Some
Terrorvision – Tequila
Christmas Countdown:
20 – Courtney Barnett – New Speedway Boogie
19 – The Delvaux – Further Back
18 – Sinderins – Fayre
17 – Mystery Jets – The World Is Overtaking Me
16 – Daughter – No Care
Frank Turner – Get Better
Primate – Overwound
Wilful Missing – I Am Clay (BCB session)
Glass Mountain – Medicate

It’s that time of year again

The Christmas Countdown is almost upon us!

Starting this week (Thurs 1 Dec) we’ll be running down our festive chart of the top 20 tracks of the year.

In the meantime here’s what we played last week:

Western Dance – Baby Boomers
Spring King – City
Glass Mountain – Over Thinking
Dan Le Sac v Scroobius Pip – Thou Shalt Always kill
Primal Scream – Feeling Like A Demon
Mystery Jets – The World is Overtaking Me
Fabric of Fear – Blame
Her Name Is Calla – Kaleidoscoping
Primate – Liquid
Warpaint – New Song (Jono Jagwar Ma remix)
Daughter – The End

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