When Big Joan Sets Up 26th September – Alreight Flowers?

Three from the debut LP from Flowers on this week’s barrage of belters and all this too..

When Big Joan Sets Up 26th September – Flowers by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Inspiral Carpets with John Cooper Clark – “Let You Down” (LP – “Inspiral Carpets”) (Cherry Red)
Bleep Bloop – “Mosquito” (LP – “Feel The Cosmos”) (Saturate!)
Dub Gabriel with Ranking Joe – “Freedom Fighter” (download single) (Destroy All Concepts)
Flowers – “Anna” (LP – “Do What You Want,It’s What You Should Do”) (Fortuna Pop)
Arthur Alexander – “Anna (Go With Him)” (LP -”The Greatest”) (Ace)
Karen O – “Rapt” (LP – “Crush Songs”) (Cult)
Madlib – “Cue 4″ (LP – “The Beats”) (Stones Throw)
Aphex Twin – “180db” (LP – “Syro”) (Warp)
The Hard To Explain – “Egotistical” (EP – “Validate Me!”) (Bandcamp)
The Komala Jazz Band – “Ngima Tek” (Download EP – “51 Lex Presents Nahera Jahera”) (51 Lex)
Flowers – “Drag Me Down” (LP – “Do What You Want,It’s What You Should Do”) (Fortuna Pop)
The Flowers – “Criminal Waste” (LP – “Earcom 1″) (Fast Product)
James Bong – “Balkantek 1″ (Download single) (DeciKore)
Lowcut – “All Day Dub” (7″) (45 Seven)
Shellac – “Compliant” (LP – “Dude Incredible”) (Touch and Go)
Flowers – “Stuck” (LP – “Do What You Want,It’s What You Should Do”) (Fortuna Pop)
DJ Manny – “Messup Ur Mind” (LP – “Tek Files Vol.1″) (Hoko Sounds)

Something to Believe In

A forthcoming punk event featuring Abrasive Wheels, TV Smith and The Negatives was under the spotlight on this week’s Bradford Beat. Here was the full tracklisting:

King Creosote – Something to Believe In
Embrace – Quarters
TV Smith – We Want The Road
The Negatives – Another Stakeout
St Vincent – Rattlesnake
Kaiser Chiefs – Meanwhile Up In Heaven
Ben Watt – Nathaniel
Scaramanga Six – Trouble
Jack White – High Ball Stepper
Alt-J – Every Other Freckle
Half Man Half Biscuit – Bad Losers On Yahoo Chess
Junk Dealers – Hometown Blues
Superfood – Mood Bomb

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When Big Joan Sets Up – Independent Music

Our Scottish brothers and sisters may have decided that it’s better the devil you know but Big Joan continues it’s mission to cede from the masses of shite music cluttering up the radio with tracks from Italian DJ KS23K and a whole host of other belters. Tell our enemies that they can play Ed Sheeran records but they can never take OUR FREEDOM!!!

When Big Joan Sets Up 19th September – KS23K by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Roni Size – “Made In Korea” (LP – “Take Kontrol”) (Mansion House)
Bowl Ethereal – “Twenty Three Exciter Dreams” (7″)
The Crytearions – “The 7 Habits of Highly Defective People” (LP – “These Songs Hate You”) (Bandcamp)
KS23K – “Panik Disorder” (LP -”Sins of Freck”) (Ilisho)
The Moths – “Panga Man” (LP – “Beware of The Moths”) (Bandcamp)
The Durutti Column – “Electrostatic” (LP – “Chronicle XL”) (Kookydisc)
Rob McCourey – “Charlotte Breakdown” (LP – “The 5-String Flame Thrower”) (McCourey Music)
Phuture-T – “Dubber Ella” (7″) (45 Seven)
Two White Cranes – “Train” (LP -”Two White Cranes”) (Bandcamp)
The Count Bishops – “Train,Train” (V/A LP – “The Chiswick Story”) (Ace)
KS23K – “Treehouse of Horror” (LP -”Sins of Freck”) (Ilisho)
Macka Diamond – “We Run Things” (Download single) (Nicko Rebel)
The Big Three – “What’d I Say” (EP – “Live At The Cavern”) (Decca)
Little Tornados – “Free Your Mind” (LP – “We Are Divine”) (Self Released)
KS23K – “Neutral Zone” (LP -”Sins of Freck”) (Ilisho)
G.Jones – “Low Rider” (EP – “Ring The Alarm”) (Saturate!)

No more nights in the Cockpit

This week’s Bradford Beat takes a fond look at the some of the bands who played at the Cockpit following the news that the legendary Leeds venue has closed its doors.

The tracks played were:

Futureheads – Yes/No
Alt-J – Every Other Freckle
Anna Calvi – Piece By Piece
Negative Panda – Why Am I So Negative?
Superfood – Mood Bomb
Kaiser Chiefs – Angry Mob
The Ting Tings – Silence
Coldplay – Politik
Toots and Maytals – Sweet and Dandy
Orange Juice – I Can’t Help Myself
Embrace – I Run
DZ Deathrays – Gina Works At Hearts
Parquet Courts – Bodies Made Of
Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979

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Buffet #67 – breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

Hello hello!

A confused Betty

If you tuned into our September Buffet – we thank you. We reckon we served up a pretty nice spread, with Boris bringing the old and Maria bringing the new. Nothing blue, though, cos we’re pre-watershed. You can listen to it here, and check out the full track list below:





1. Beatnigs – Television
2. Jeff Klein – All I Want
3. Single Mothers – Marbles
4. Lard – Can God Fill Teeth?
5. Michael Cera – Oh Nadine (You Were in My Dream)
6. Les Savvy Fav – Let’s Get Out of Here
7. Booker T & The MGs – Lady Madonna
8. Mark Eitzel – Firefly
9. 50 Foot Wave – St Christopher
10. Buke & Gase – Seam Esteem
11. Telstar Ponies – Last Outpost
12. Katerine – Stripteaseuses
13. Jayhawks – Two Angels
14. Sufjan Stevens – A Little Lost
15. Bullet La Volta – Off Kilter

We will return on 5th October – thanks!


It’s Ladies’ Night on Going North from Nashville! Monday 8th September, 10-11pm

A programme featuring the music of women artists, kicking off with…….

1.Lucinda Williams: Buttercup
2.Stephanie Dosen: Vinalhaven Harbour
3.Foriegn Slipper: It All Starts Now
4.Caitlin Carey: Pony
5.Sarah Harmer: I Am Aglow
6.Neko Case: Things That Scare Me
7.Smoke Fairies: Want It Forever
8.Alessis Ark: Time Travel
9.Gillian Welch,Alison Kraus,Emmylou Harris: Didn’t Leave Nobody but the Baby
10.Joan Baez: Caleb Meyer
11. Mary Gauthier: Anotheer Day Borrowed
12.Laura Cantrell: Poor Ellen Smith
13.Blue Roses: I Am Leaving
14.Amy Lavere: Rabbits
15.Tiny Ruins: Little Notes
16.Emily Barker: This Is How It’s Meant To Be

Take a deep breath…

On this week’s Bradford Beat, we take a brief pause after a hectic year so far to look back at some of the lesser-known musical highlights of 2014.

The tracks played were:

Kate Bush – The Red Shoes
Elizabeth – New Year
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Coming Down
Embrace – Follow You Home
Phox – Slow Motion
Stand Alone – Easier Said Than Done
Against Me – Unconditional Love
Kaiser Chiefs – Coming Home
Red Paintings – Streets Fell Into My Window
Marika Hackmann – Deep Green
Alt-J – Every Other Freckle
Junk Dealers – Bad Vibrations
Brody Dalle – Meet The Foetus/Oh The Joy

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When Big Joan Sets Up 29th August – The Segall Has Landed

My Ty Segall puns get worse,luckily the opposite is true of his albums and his latest “Manipulator” was the ice cream in this week’s Baked Alaska of a programme.See? I can do topical.

When Big Joan Sets Up 29th August – Ty Seagal by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Serious Sam Barrett – “Back On The Jack Again” (Download) (YaDig?)
The Allah-Lahs – “501-415″ (7″) (Innovative Leisure)
Scott Brown – “Zylax” (Download) (Evolution)
Ty Segall – “It’s Over” (LP – “Manipulator”) (Drag City)
Roy Orbison – “It’s Over” (LP – “The Monument Singles Collection) (Sony)
Dntel – “Human Voice” (LP – “Human Voice”) (Leaving)
Kozmik Conciousnez – “Well Firm” (V/A LP – “Lion Inna Den Riddim”) (Irongate)
Fold – “Be Water My Friend” (split download single with Invisible Hands) (Self Released)
Thoughtforms – “Sound Of Violence” (split LP with Esben and The Witch) (Invada)
Ty Segall – “Tall Man Skinny Lady” (LP – “Manipulator”) (Drag City)
The Valentinos – “It’s All Over Now” (7″) (SAR)
Braining – “Ulcer Patrol” (EP – “Peel Off The Coating”) (Bandcamp)
Scientist – “Yallas Dub” (LP – “The Dub Album They Didn’t Want You To Hear”) (Jah Life)
Maz O’Connor – “Awake,Awake” (LP – “This Willowed Life”) (Wildsound)
Ty Segall – “The Crawler” (LP – “Manipulator”) (Drag City)
Obscure Shape – “Back In Black” (V/A EP – “From The Lab To The Club Part 2″) (Mindtrip)

Bingley Music Live preview

This week’s Bradford Beat took a look ahead to BML 2014, featuring the likes of Gaz Coombes and Bradford band Warme. The full tracklisting was:

Alt-J – Every Other Freckle
Siren – Hold Me
Benjamin Booker – Have You Seen My Son?
Kate Bush – King of the Mountain
Warme – Monday Comedown
Supergrass – Sun Hits The Sky
DZ Deathrays – Keep Myself On The Edge
Embrace – Self-Attack Mechanism
Parquet Courts – Bodies Made Of
Lisa Marie Glover – Gillian
New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Slow Club – Everything is New
Junk Dealers – Govenment Leaders

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When Big Joan Sets Up 22nd August – Let It Rot

Palindromic post rockers To Rococco Rot were the star turn in this week’s programme interwoven into a dense tapestry of musical delights that went like this..(Sorry I’ve been listening to a lot of BBC local radio lately)

When Big Joan Sets Up 22nd August – To Rococo Rot by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Mark Pritchard – “You Don’t Know Me” (12″) (White Label)
Godstomper – “Free of the Fire” (V/A Download LP – “Don’t Say Riotous Outburst Records Never Gave You Anything Part 7″ (Riotous Outburst)
J Mascis – “Stumble” (LP – “Tied To A Star”) (Sub Pop)
To Rococo Rot – “Spreading The Strings Out” (LP – “Instrument”) (City Slang)
James Yorkston – “Guy Fawkes’ Signature” (LP – “The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society”) (Domino)
Billie Holiday – “For All We Know” (LP – “Lady In Satin”) (Columbia)
Voltage – “Breakin’ Down” (EP – “Low Rollers”) (Natty Dub)
Shabazz Palaces – “New Black Wave” (LP – “Lese Majesty”) (Sub Pop)
To Rococo Rot – “Pro-Model” (LP – “Instrument”) (City Slang)
Kalbata and Mixmonster feat. Major Mackerel – “Congo Beat The Drum” (12″) (Freestyle)
The Popguns – “Waiting For The Winter” (7″) (Midnight Music)
The Popguns – “Still Waiting For The Winter” (v/a Download LP – “Indietracks 2014″) (Bandcamp)
DJ Earl – “Vox” (EP – “Afrika Tek”) (All Roads Music)
To Rococo Rot feat Arto Lindsay – “The Longest Escalator In The World” (LP – “Instrument”) (City Slang)