Easter special

Despite the lack of songs about Easter, we managed to find a couple…

Ricky Ross – Cold Easter
Alt-J – 3WW
The XX – Say Something Loving
Primate – Open Your Head
Sleaford Mods – Moptop
Scaramanga Six – Big In a Small Town
Paul Weller – Nova
Glass Mountain – Cowboy Song
Benjamin Booker featuring Mavis Staples – Witness
Clearlake – You Can’t Have Me
Tiny Minds – Jealous Sea
Sparks- Hippopotamus
Seamus Ennis – Easter Snow

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Cheerio Chuck

Bradford Beat paid tribute to Chuck Berry among things in our latest show – here’s the full list of what we played:

Chuck Berry – Worried Life Blues
Fling – Looking Outta My window
Coldcut featuring Roots Manuva – Vitals
At The Drive-In – Incurably Innocent
Magazine – Rhythm of Cruelty
Simple Minds – I Travel
The Moonlandingz – Black Hanz
Glass Mountain – Cowboy Song
Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now
Western Dance – Elevator
Carseat Headrest – Unforgiving Girl
Alt-J – 3WW
Lamia – Not Mine
Methera – Da Shaalds

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Time for a fling

Exciting new Bradford bands Fling and Glass Mountain features on this week’s show – here’s the full list of what we played:

Fling – Lookin’ Outta My Window
Carseat Headrest – Unforgiving Girl
Alt-J – 3WW
British Sea Power – Keep on Trying
Methera – The Fox / Blackbird
Wolf Alice – You’re A Germ
Th XX – Say Something Loving
Glass Mountain – Cowboy Song
The Duke Spirit – Serenade
Western Dance – Traffic Island
Warpaint – The Stall
Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes

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Tribute to Only Ones drummer

On the latest edition of Bradford Beat, we remembered the Only Ones drummer Mike Kellie, who died recently.

Here’s the full list of what we played:

Only Ones – Oh Lucinda (Love Becomes A Habit)
Laminate Pet Animal – Eve
Hayseed Dixie – Buffalo Soldier
Western Dance – Stop At Nothing
British Sea Power – Keep On Tryin’
Dead Naked Hippies – Drain You
Spoon – Hot Thoughts
Wilful Missing – Carson
Car Seat Headrest – Unforgiving Girl
Tasmin Archer – Shipbuilding
The Attic – Take Away My Despair
The XX – Lips
Only Ones – Lovers of Today

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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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