New tunes galore

A veritable stackful of brand new records was spun in the latest edition of Bradford Beat.
Here’s the full list of what we played:

Seasick Steve – Summertime Boy
Vessels – on Monos
Ghostpoet – Off Peak Dreams
Embrace – I Run
Nadine Shah – Fool
The Delvaux – Strange Anatomies
Paul Weller – White Sky
Alt-J – Warm Foothills
Clang Group – Shipbuilding
Thurston Moore – Speak to The Wild
Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers – Land Hermit Crab
Jude Brown Band – Green Light
St vincent – Bad Believer
Slow Club – Everything is New

You can listen again here

Buffet #75 – The one where we missed six f-bombs

Funny story. Because we broadcast between 7-8pm we have to watch our language. The occasional small swear (a ‘shit’, for example) is acceptable , but ‘f***s’ and other swears are not, so we always fuzzy them up when there’s a record we really want to play. This means you know they’re there, but the sensibilities of the young and easily offended are somewhat protected.

However, for this week’s show, having already bleeped a track by Afghan Whigs and another by Sufjan Stevens (who hardly ever bloody swears) we somehow let six f-bombs through. SIX! And when I say somehow, what I actually mean is Boris didn’t notice them despite previewing the track several times. When I listened back later and heard the sweet soprano of FKA Twigs unleash a string of dirty f-bombs and, what’s more, in the context of singing about very graphic sex, I had no choice but to alert BCB and ask for guidance. Thank you to lovely Mary Dowson, Head Honcho and Goddess of Wonderfulness for stepping in. She took a decision to cut the track and stuck a lovely bit of Stevie Wonder on at the end (thankfully not Ebony and Ivory).

So, if you’re here to listen back to Buffet and want the sanitised version, you can listen here

But if you want to hear FKA Twigs mimicking early Prince, but without the humour (ie. singing about sex in a high-pitched voice and saying ‘Motherf***er’ a few times) you can listen to the show here

And here’s our full track list:

1. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
2. Viet Cong – Bunker Buster
3. Bjork – Stonemilker
4. Novelist x Mumdance – 1 Sec
5. Afghan Whigs – Be Sweet
6. Ibeyi – Ghosts
7. Gruff Rhys – Liberty (Is Where We’ll Be)
8. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks (only on Mixcloud)
9. Tanya Tagaq – Uja
10. Thee Oh Sees – The Dream
11. Sufjan Stevens – No Shade In the Shadow of the Cross
12. Nadine Shah – Fool
13. Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba – Siran Fen
14. Stevie Wonder – Superstition (only on BCB listen again link)

Please join us for more japes on 22nd March! Or in the meantime follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Cheers! x


Shake your stick here

As ever, yhere was more new music than you can shake a stick at on the latest edition of Bradford Beat.

Here’s what we played:

Thurston Moore – Speak to The Wild
The Delvaux – The Rosey Hours
Gruff Rhys – The Last Conquistador
Anita Madigan – The Dalai Lama Loves Us All
Django Django – Storm
Vessels – On Monos
Slow Club – The Pieces
Interpol – Anywhere
Embrace – Quarters
Jack White – All Alone In My Home
Alt-J – Warm Foothills
Arrested Development – People Everyday
Marika Hackman – Animal Fear

And you can listen again here

When Big Joan Sets Up 30th January – Pissing Trigger

On 13th January the great Ronnie Ronalde died aged 91. The man that John Peel described as “one of the great British entertainers” made his name through his uncanny ability to whistle like a bird – a somewhat archaic talent these days but still more impressive than anything Ed Sheeran has ever done. Roy Rogers once complained to him that his whistling made his horse,Trigger urinate involuntarily. The three tracks from his 2002 John Peel session included in this week’s When Big Joan Sets Up may well have the same effect on you.

When Big Joan Sets Up 30th January – J Rocc by Phil Cope on Mixcloud

Napalm Death – “Metaphorically,Screw You” (LP – “Apex Predator: Easy Meat”) (Century Media)
Plastikman – “EXplore (Recondite Remix)” (EP – “EX Club Mixes”) (Mute)
The Twerps – “Stranger” (LP – “Range Anxiety”) (Merge)
Ronnie Ronalde – “Greensleeves” (John Peel Session 2002) (Download from
Sorrow – “Munscroft” (EP – “Search of the Miraculous”) (Inspected)
The Merseys – “Sorrow” (7″) (Fontana)
J-Rocc -”The Rhythm or The Beat” (LP – “Beats on Tap(e)”) (Stones Throw)
J-Rocc -”Strings Turnt Up” (LP – “Beats on Tap(e)”) (Stones Throw)
J-Rocc -”You’ll Never” (LP – “Beats on Tap(e)”) (Stones Throw)
J-Rocc -”Fire Dancer” (LP – “Beats on Tap(e)”) (Stones Throw)
J-Rocc -”A High Sunrise” (LP – “Beats on Tap(e)”) (Stones Throw)
J-Rocc -”I Wonder” (LP – “Beats on Tap(e)”) (Stones Throw)
J-Rocc -”Jetsetting” (LP – “Beats on Tap(e)”) (Stones Throw)
J-Rocc -”Ya Whole Block” (LP – “Beats on Tap(e)”) (Stones Throw)
J-Rocc -”Dark Streets” (LP – “Beats on Tap(e)”) (Stones Throw)
J-Rocc -”In Converstions With Parts I & II” (LP – “Beats on Tap(e)”) (Stones Throw)
Ronnie Ronalde – “O Sole Mio” (John Peel Session 2002) (Download from
Luciano – “Sounds of The Ghetto” (LP – “Dub Showcase Luciano at Ariwa Sounds”) (Ariwa)
Love Cuts – “Window of Opportunity” (Split Cassette s/w Burnt Palms) (Lost Sound Tapes)
Aphex Twin – “diskhat 1″ (EP – “Computer Controlled Acoustic Sounds Pt 2″) (Warp)
Ronnie Ronalde – “Mockingbird Hill” (John Peel Session 2002) (Download from
Skeptikal – “Playground Chat Back” (EP – “Imperial”) (Exit)

All new for 2015

Bradford Beat is armed with a fistful of brand new records for to keep us going through the snow and ice.

Here are the tracks we played this week:

Vessels – On Monos
Laura Marling – Short Movie
The Delvaux – At The Jeunesse Doree
Jack White – All Alone In My Home
Vehicle Derek – Sometimes She Will
Alt-J – Warm Foothills
Superfood – You Can Believe
Stand Alone – Easier Said Than Done
Decemberists – Make You Better
Gorgeous – The Chill
Parkay Quarts – Pretty Machines
Biscuithead and the Badgers – Snow
Belle and Sebastian – The Party Line (Cyclist Rave mix)

You can listen again by clicking here

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)