One really funky sequined space suit

An affectionate parody of David Bowie was part of the latest edition of Bradford Beat. Here’s the full list of what we played:

Flight of the Conchords – Bowie
Too Many Chiefs – Burning Cave
Euros Childs – Fresh Water
Imani Hekima -  Robots’ Rebellion
Wolf Alice – Bros
Courtney Bartnett – Pedestrian At Best
Bonde do Role – Gasolina
Forever Cult – Is This A Bad Time?
The Family Cat – Springing The Atom
Lisa Marie Glover  Mad Mary
Bloc Party – The Good News
Rodina – Mr Lee
Nervous Orse – Speak Your Mind
David Bowie – The Jean Genie

You can listen again here.

New Year, New Records

Snow edit4Did you get records for Christmas? We did! They are our very favourite kind of present. So this month on Buffet we play a mix of new releases and stuff we got so – as usual – it’s a spread. You can listen to the show here and here’s the track list:

M.I.A. – Warriors
The Twilight Singers – Teenage Wristband
Sauna Youth – The Bridge
Hinds – Bamboo
Ty Segall – Candy Sam
Tom Waits – Dog Treat
Erykah Badu – The Cell
Ben Folds Five – Sky High
Savages – Waiting For A Sign
Ulrika Spacek – Beta Male
The Drones – Cold and Sober
Yann Tiersen – Porz Goret
Archers of Loaf – White Trash Heroes

And if you fancy a quick flashback to 2015 our end of year review is also up on Mixcloud. We got to see some great bands and play brilliant music last year, how very lucky we are:

Monotony – Luxury Flats
Yo La Tengo – Friday I’m in Love
Julia Holter – Feel You
Young Fathers – Rain or Shine
Neko Case – Somebody Led Me Away
Gruff Rhys – All Weddellau All Weddol
Janelle Monae & Wondaland Records – Hell You Talmbout
The Drones – Taman Shud
Patti Smith – Frederick
Sleaford Mods – Bronx In A Six
John Grant – Down Here
Sufjan Stevens – Death With Dignity
Nina Simone – Lilac Wine
Algiers – Black Eunuch

Finally, our chums from The Record Club have just started broadcasting a monthly show which is worth a listen.

We’re back on Sunday 21st February – see you then!

Team Buffet

A sad start to 2016

Bradford Beat paid tribute to Lemmy and Specials drummer John Bradbury in our first show of the year – and that was before we’d even heard about David Bowie.

Here are the tracks we played:

Motorhead – Ace of Spades
The Selecter – The Selecter
Too Many Chiefs – Blind Man
Mystery Jets – Telomere
Delta 5 – Mind Your Own Business
Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over
Forever Cult – The Sinking
Fat White Family – The Whitest Boy on The Beach
Embrace – Follow You Home
Bloc Party – The Good News
Zed – White Knuckle Ride
Specials – Gangsters
Courtney Barnett – Depreston

You can listen again here

Farewell 2015

There’s another chance to hear the climax of the 2015 Christmas Countdown on New Year’s Eve from 8pm to 9pm.
The top five of this year’s chart was:

5 Low – What Part Of Me
4 Jeffrey Lewis – Outta Town
3 The Prettiots – Boys (I Dated in High School)
2 Warpaint – No Way Out
1 SOAK – Blud

Our festive special show also featured these tracks:

Euros Childs – Christmas in Love
The Spills – A Film and a Frame
The Decemberists – Cavalry Captain
Nick Toczek – Head Came Off
Drenge – The Woods
Stand Alone – False Beginnings (BCB session)
Holly Herndon – Morning Sun
fourteencorners – Small Northern Town
Jackson 5 – Rockin’ Robin
Wedding Present – Stepping Into Christmas

You can listen again here

Christmas Countdown – part 3

We’re nearly there.

As the festive season approaches its climax Bradford Beat moved into the Top 10 of its annual Christmas Countdown (our choice of the best 20 tracks of the year).

Here’s the third part of the 2015 chart:

10 – Bloc Party – The Love Within
9 – Euros Childs – Fruit and Veg
8 – The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It
7 – Frank Turner – The Next Storm
6 – Public Service Broadcasting – Go!

Other tracks we played this week were:

Portico featuring Joe Newman – 101
Zed – White Knuckle Ride
Ghostpoet – Be Right Back, Moving House
Venusian Plow – Ed Canaveral
Sentimentalists – My Mad Mind
Mini Mansions – Double Visions
Eaves – Pylons
Seasick – Summertime Boy

You can listen to this show again and the Top 5 will be in our Christmas Eve show from 8pm to 9pm on BCB 106.6FM

Christmas Countdown part 2

We’re tiptoing ever closer to festive season proper – with numbers 15 to 11 of our annual Christmas Countdown being revealed on this week’s show.

Here’s the full list of tracks we played.

Stone Temple Pilots – Vasoline
Fire Engines – Candyskin
Laika Dog – Getaway
BB King – Christmas Celebration
The Prettiots – Stabler
Malombo – Motshile

Christmas Countdown:
15 – Savages – The Answer
14 – Too Many Chiefs – Psilocybin
13 – Laura Marling – Short Movie
12 – The Delvaux – Deco Doll
11 – Drenge – Running Wild

Delta 5 – Anticipation
Public Service Broadcasting – Korolev
Mystery Jets – Telomere

You can listen again here.

We’ll be moving into the Top 10 on Thursday 17 December (8pm to 9pm) and playing the Top 5 on Christmas Eve at the same time.

Christmas comes early

The festive season is officially underway – Bradford Beat has unveiled the first part of its annual Christmas Countdown.

Each December we compile a chart of our favourite ntracks of the year – and here’s the first part of our Top 20:

16 Vessels – Echo In
17 Blur – I Broadcast
18 Ghostpoet – Off Peak Dreams
19 Stand Alone – This Is Ours
20 Wolf Alice – Giant Peach

Here’s the full list of other tracks we played on tonight’s show -

Too Many Chiefs – Psilocybin
Bloc Party – the Love Within
Le Tournoi – Christmas Eve
Savages – TIWYG
Ezra Furman – Body Was Made
Laika Dog – Fondo El Mondo
Euros Childs – Fresh Water
Daughter – Numbers
Chuck Berry – Run Run Rudolph

Among them was a new track by Bradford’s Too Many Chiefs.

You can catch the band live at the following gigs:

Friday 4 December – Brewery Tap Idle (also on the bill Lizard Tongue)
Sat 5 December – Lizardfest 6 at the Northern, Odsal (also on the bill Lizard Tongue, Pulverise, Hollow Earth and TCCL)

You can listen again the full show here.




Buffet goes to Lollywood

If you want to hear loads of new music padded out with some fantastic 1960s Pakistani pop, click here!

This is what we played on Buffet #86, first broadcast on BCB on 29th November:

1. The Saurs – Thursday
2. Fold – Two Past Midnight
3. Tess Parks – Someday
4. Ceiling Demons – Even If
5. M Ashraf and Nahid Akhtar – Dil Dil Dil Sambhala Na Jaye
6. Prodigy vs Public Enemy vs Manfred Mann – Shut ‘Em Up
7. Steeple Remove – Sunshine
8. Spring Kings – Who Are You
9. Islam Chipsy & EEK – (no title)
10. Jenny Lee – Never
11. Fold – The White Man
12. Nisar Bazmi and Runa Laila – Oh My Darling
13. The Courteeners – Winter Wonderland

We’re back on 27th December with a round up/ highlights from 2015, and we should be sneaking a Christmas show in before then. Follow us on Twitter for updates @buffetdisco


Team Buffet X

It’s nearly that time again

Bradford Beat is gearing up for the annual Christmas Countodwn which begins on Thursday 3 December.

In the meantime, here’s what we played on this week’s show:

Soak – Reckless Behaviour
The Delvaux – At The Jeunesse D’Oree
Girl Band – Pears for Lunch
Public Service Broadcasting – Sputnik
Wind Up Birds – Working Christmas Day
The Savages – The Answer
Vessels – Echo In
Paul Weller – Pick It Up
Champion Jack Dupree – Third Degree
Mini Mansions – Double Visions
Sentimentalists – I’m Beat
Kurt Vile – Dust Bunnies
Albert Hammond Jr – Losing Touch

You can listen again here

Mercury revs up

Bradford Beat has been gearing up for the announcement of this year’s Mercury Prize winner by highlighting three of the shortlisted albums – by Soak, Ghostpoet and Wolf Alice.

Here’s the full list of what we played on our latest show – which will be repeated from 8pm to 9pm on Thursday 19 November:

Terrorvision – American TV
Editors – Ocean of Night
The Delvaux – Trouble Buried Deep
Soak – Reckless Behaviour
Soak – Blud
Wolf Alice – Your Loves Whore
Wolf Alice – You’re A Germ
Ghostpoet – Off Peak Dreams
Ghostpoet – X Marks The Spot
Forward Russia – 9
Daughter – Doing The Right Thing
Too Many Chiefs – Devil Bird
Soak – Be A Nobody

You can listen again here