I play to a crowd of no one, but I’ve got loads of online fans (Buffet #74)

RadioIf you tuned into Buffet on Sunday 25th January, we thank you. Or if you’re wondering how to listen to it, it’s over on our Mixcloud.

A massive thank you to the lovely, super-talented Jimmy May for joining us! We got the low down on 50 Sniffs and Cool Beans, as well as indulging in flat vowels and fen-punk from flat, fat, far-out Boston.

This is what we played:

1. Plan B – Ill Manors
2. 50 Sniffs – That’s Why I Only Call You When I’m High (feat. Arctic Monkeys)
3. Vehicle Derek – Sometimes She Will
4. Dan Le Sa vs Scroobius Pip – Thou Shalt Always Kill
5. Screaming Females – Ripe
6. Sleaford Mods – Shit Streets Runny
7. 50 Foot Wave – Bath White
8. Astronauts – In My Direction
9. Nots – Reactor
10. Belle and Sebastian – The Party Line
11. Bad Manners – Lip Up Fatty

Buffet is back on the radio on February 22nd. In the meantime, we’re on Facebook and Twitter. We’re probably on MySpace, too, but abandoned that years ago.





When Big Joan Sets Up 23rd January – “And the award for British Breakthrough Act 1999 goes to…”

Sixteen years after making Pete Waterman go all red-faced and angry for beating Steps at the Brits Belle and Sebastian are one of the great British ,er sorry Scottish bands of our times. Their new LP “Girls and Peacetime Want To Dance” was featured on this week’s Big Joan.

When Big Joan Sets Up 23rd January – Belle and Sebastian by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Constant Mongrel – “New Shapes” (7″) (RIP Society)
Funkadelic – “Old Fool” (LP – “First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate”) (The C Kunspyruhzy)
Cronische – “Noisebreak” (LP – “Noisebreak Remix”) (Bandcamp)
Belle and Sebastian – “Perfect Couples” (LP – “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance”) (Matador)
Jacob Miller and Inner Circle – “Tenement Yard” (LP – “Tenement Yard”) (Island)
Jacob Miller and Chronixx – “Tenement Yard” (Download single) (Dubshot)
David Shrigley and Malcom Middleton – “Dear Brain” (LP – “Music And Words”) (Melodic)
Deft – “Blue Jasmine” (EP – “Blue Jasmine”) (Project Mooncircle)
Belle and Sebastian – “The Cat With The Cream” (LP – “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance”) (Matador)
Napalm Death – “Cesspits” (LP – “Apex Predator:Easy Meat”) (Century Media)
DJ Pound – “Thought Machine” (LP – “Thought Machine”) (Saturate!)
Milk Dick – “Girls Have Needs” (EP – “Cash Now”) (Bandcamp)
The Bonzo Dog Band – “Canyons Of Your Mind” (Download EP – “Top Gear Session”) (BBC Recordings)
Belle and Sebastian – “Ever Had A Little Faith” (LP – “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance”) (Matador)
Sly and Robbie – “Satan Fall” (LP – “Dub Rising”) (Funky Gemini)

Better late than never

I never got round to posting the tracks we played on 8 January – so here goes:

The Decemberists – Make You Better
Champion Jack Dupree – Third Degree
Benjamin Booker – Violent Shiver
Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth
Alt-J – Warm Foothills
Belle and Sebastian – The Party Line
Super Furry Animals – Inagural Trams
Les Shelleys – I’m On Fire
Fold – Be Water My Friend
Nadine Shah – Stealing Cars
Vessels – On Monos
The Delvaux – At The Jeunesse Doree
Lone Lady – Groove It Out

You can listen again to the show by clicking here.

When Big Joan Sets Up 16th January – Skenga!

Everybody loves a bit of VFM especially in January and so with that in mind two featured LP’s on this week’s programme one from Shrapnel which is impossible to describe in mere words and one from future of hardcore Gas Rag that has a willy on the cover. Bargain!

When Big Joan Sets Up 16th Jan – Shrapnel/Gas Rag by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Belle and Sebastian – “Nobody’s Empire” (Download single) (Matador)
Kid Autumn – “White Wrapperz” (LP -”#1″) (Bandcamp)
Rupie Edwards – “Irie Feelings” (V/A LP – “20 Reggae Greats Volume 4″) (Trojan)
Shrapnel – “Ice Hat” (LP – “Tobacco Dreams”) (Tenth Court)
Sleater Kinney – “Surface Envy” (LP – “No Cities To Love”) (Sub Pop)
Scott Brown – “War” (Download) (Evolution)
Gas Rag – “Drugs and Violence” (LP – “..Beats Off”) (Beach Impediment)
Gas Rag – “Annihilation” (LP – “..Beats Off”) (Beach Impediment)
Gas Rag – “The Clock” (LP – “..Beats Off”) (Beach Impediment)
Gas Rag – “Criminal Gas” (LP – “..Beats Off”) (Beach Impediment)
Gas Rag – “Body Bags” (LP – “..Beats Off”) (Beach Impediment)
Assassin – “Different Ting” (V/A LP “Wow Riddim”) (Biggy Music)
Shrapnel – “Hickford One” (LP – “Tobacco Dreams”) (Tenth Court)
Aesop Rock – “Bug Zapper” (Download single) (Rhymesayers)
Legendary Wings – “Leaving Home” (LP – “Do You See?”
Commodo – “Good Grief” (V/A LP – “Off The Hook”) (Hotline)
The Rolling Stones – “Off The Hook” (LP – “Rolling Stones No.2″) (Decca)
Shrapnel – “Wet Whistle” (LP – “Tobacco Dreams”) (Tenth Court)
Dead Sound – “Lose Your Rights” (EP – “Forced”) (Decoy)

When Big Joan Sets Up 9th January – I Contain Multitudes

2015 kicked off properly on When Big Joan Sets Up this week with tunes from hardy punk perennials Wild Billy Childish and CTMF’s current LP “Acorn Man”

When Big Joan Sets Up 9th January – Wild Billy Childish and CTMF by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Kup – “Striding” (LP – “Crack”) (Soundfield)
Rolo Tomassi – “Adreateia” (split single s/w Stockades) (Tangled Talk)
Joe Cocker – “Bird On A Wire” (LP – “Joe Cocker!”) (Regal Zonophone)
Winston Williams – “D.J. Choice” (V/A LP – “Bunny Lee’s Aggro Sounds 101 Orange Street”) (Gorgon)
Timeghost – “Cellular Automata” (LP – “Cellular”) (Load)
Jeff Mills – “Actual” (LP – “Man From Tomorrow”) (Axis)
Lillie Mae Rische – “Nobody’s” (7″) (Third Man)
Cretin – “Mr Frye,The Janitor Guy” (LP -”Strangers”) (Relapse)
The Rev. JM Gates – “Dead Cat On The Line” (V/A LP – “When I Reach That Heavenly Shore – Unearthly Black Gospel 1926-1936″ (Thomkins Square)
Wild Billy Childish and CTMF – “It’s So Hard To Be Happy” (LP – “Acorn Man”) (Damaged Goods)
Wild Billy Childish and CTMF – “What Is This False Life You’re Leading” (LP – “Acorn Man”) (Damaged Goods)
Wild Billy Childish and CTMF – “Song Of Myself” (LP – “Acorn Man”) (Damaged Goods)
The Ship-Tones feat Stephen Holt and Clint Boon – “So Good For Me” (7″) (Philophobia)
Duran Duran Duran – “Rejectro” (EP – “Rejectro”) (Tigerbeat6)
Lovebyrd – “Spinning Around” (EP – “Lovebyrd”) (Ongakubaku)

Twice the fun

If you missed the Christmas collaboration between Bradford Beat and Michalle Dalgety’s Yorkshire Music Collective show, here’s your chance to listen again.

And here’s a run-down of the tracks we played:

Embrace – Refugees
Fold – Be Water My Friend
Mark Heslop – Song for the City Gent
Cry Baby City – Go Go
Uncle Wally and Uncle Steve – Doing Nothing
Allusondrugs – Nervous
Roger Davies – The Grand Depart
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Fallout
Stand Alone – Learn How To Feel
Polo – Running Deep

Eclectic Mainline 2014 review

I was invited back for a one off show over Christmas after giving up my regular slot in April 2014. You can hear the full show, plus an extra 4 tracks I didn’t have time to fit in, here:

Here is the full track list:

Plaid – Hawkmoth (LP – Reachy Prints) (Warp)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – The Offbeat (LP – Rhythm) (Leaf)
Panda Bear – Mr Noah (LP – Panda Bear Meet the Grim Reaper) (Domino)
The Twilight Sad – It Never Was The Same (LP – Everybody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave) (Fat Cat)
Grouper – Call Across Rooms (LP – Ruins) (Kranky)
Aphex Twin – CIRCLONT6A [141.98][syrobonkus mix] (LP – Syro) (Warp)
David Thomas Broughton & Juice Vocal Ensemble – Been A While (LP – Sliding the Same Way) (Song By Toad)
Mogwai – No Medicine For Regret (LP – Rave Tapes) (Rock Action)
A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atoms X (LP – Atomos) (Erased Tapes)
Maynor – Dixie (EP – Trippin’ on Frenchcore) (GGM Digital)
Tim Hecker – Amps, Drugs, Mellotron (Adult Swim Singles Program 2014)
Bo Ningen – Dadada (single) (Stolen Recordings)
Kode9 and The Spaceape – Chasing a Beast (EP – Killing Season) (Hyperdub)
Sharon Van Etten – Afraid of Nothing (LP – Are We There) (Jagjaguwar)
Goat – Gathering Of Ancient Tribes (LP – Commune) (Rocket)
Ambassadors – Rain (single) (Ninja Tune)
Beck – Blue Moon (LP – Morning Phase) (Capitol)

I’ve written more about my favourite music of 2014 over on my personal blog.

I’m writing poems about you, and they’re not very nice – a Buffet Christmas Trinity!

Radio xmas 14December 2014 was, inevitably, full of poorly colds and too much Cadburys, but Team Buffet soldiered on and accepted BCB’s challenge for extra shows across the festive period. First up, we had a Mini Buffet. Jenny Jet’s first born, Rowan, teamed up with her chum Ella to present a special Christmas themed show on the day itself. It included a lot of music, poetry and an interview about Christmas with Rowan’s brother Luke. We were very impressed with their professionalism, something we’re not accustomed to on Buffet, and especially loved how they filled 56 minutes with festive tunes then Boom! Electric Six as a closer. These kids are the future of radio.

Then Jenny Jet and Maria presented a typically shambolic sort-of end of year review, playing a few favourite tunes and discussing pop culture highlights from 2014. Perfume Genius and Kate Bush feature highly.

Finally, we teamed up with The Record Club to discuss their 2014 – what themes and records did they explore at their monthly vinyl event? Record Club is often a nostalgic treat, as well as an introduction to music you’ve not heard before, and this show reflects that. But please accept my apologies for the awful sound at the beginning – someone had wired the turntables so they bypassed the mixing desk, so it took a while to work out why the faders weren’t working. Ooops! Poor Rob and Tony are drowned out at the start, but stick with it.

Thanks for reading/listening! Our regular Buffet is back on 25th January 2015 7-8pm. In the meantime, keep in touch over on Twitter and Facebook.

Have a fabulous 2015! x


Christmas collaboration

Bradford Beat has teamed up with the Yorkshire Music Collective this festive season for a special programme showcasing the best of local music.

You can listen to hour-long programme hosted by Simon Ashberry and Michelle Dalgety from 4pm to 5pm on BCB 106.6FM today (31 December).

It’s part of BCB’s series of Christmas Collaborations shows.

Going North from Nashville Christmas Show! 10-11pm Monday, 29th December

Monday, 29th December, 10-11pm. The ‘Going North from Nashville’ Christmas Show!

Low: Like Christmas
Iron & Wine: The Desert Babbler
Mary Chapin Carpenter: Christmas in the cIty
Sea of Bees: Feliz Navidad
Sufjan Stevens: Christmas in the Room
Sting Soul Cake
Tracey Thorn: Joy
Grammercy Arms & Mascott: This Christmas Time
Frank Turner: Last Christmas
Duke Special: This Time Next Year
Kill it Kid: Send Me An Angel Down
Kate Rusby: Arise Good Christians
Ed Harcourt: In the Bleak Midwinter