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Albert Hammond Jr part 2

Our latest show featured the overdue second part of our exclusive interview with Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes.

Here’s the full list of what we played:

Ash – Buzzkill
Mansion of Snakes – Mating Season
Albert Hammond Jr – Muted Beatings
Half Man Half Biscuit – Albert Hammond Bootleg
Rusty Pops – Walking Down The Street
Goat Girl – The Man
Parquet Courts – Almost Had To Start A Fight / In and Out of Patience
Wilson – Coming Home (BCB session)
The High – Say It Now
Excel – Rock Show
BB King – Sweet Little Angel
Soccer Mommy – Cool

You can listen again here >

Break taken

There was no Bradford Beat this week because of our special International Women’s Day broadcasts.

And the previous week we were snowed off!

But do not fear – we’ll be back on Thursday 15 March with the second part of our interview with Albert Hammond Jr.

A Wilsational session

Listen again to the first part of our exclusive interview with Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr in which he talks about his new solo album Francis Trouble, inspired by his feelings about his stillborn twin.

Singer-songwriter Wilson was also a studio guest and played three live acoustic tracks for us as a taster for his forthcoming second album.

Here’s the full list of the tracks we played:

Albert Hammond Jr – Far Away Truths
The Strokes – Reptilia
Brooders – Lie
Wilson – Coming Home (BCB session)
Wilson – Demons (BCB session)
Wilson – Losing Faith (BCB session)
Jack White – All Alone In My Home
Arcade Fire – Awful Sound

You can listen again to the whole show here >


Treats in store

There are two treats in store for you tonight (Thursday 22 February) on Bradford Beat.

We have Leeds-based singer-songwriter Wilson in the studio chatting about his music and playing three live session tracks.

And there’s also the first part of our exclusive interview with Strokes guitarist Albert Hammnd Jr.

Bradford Beat in on BCB 106.6 FM from 8pm to 9pm.

Guaranteed no Valentine’s Day songs

Here’s what we played on our latest show, including a first play for local singer-songwriter Wilson:

Carseat Headrest – Nervous Young Inhumans
Ghost Dance – Spin The Wheel
The Fall – Bury parts 2 and 4
Young Cub – Avalanche
Field Music – Count It Up
The Invaders – Rock Methodology
Jack White – Connected By Love
Massive Attack – Girl I Love You
Ezra Furman – Suck The Blood From My Wound
Wilson – Let it Rain
Yo La Tengo – Shades of Blue
Alice Boman – End of Time
Jovial Crew – Johnny Lad
Lankum – What Will We Do When We Have No Money?

You can listen again here >

Temptations tribute

We paid tribute to Dennis Edwards of the Temptations on this week’s show. Here’s the full list of what we played:

The Temptations – Ball of Confusion
The Fall – Pay Your Rates
Worm – Destroy Myself
Ezra Furman – Suck The Blood From My Wound
Silver Screen Girls – Photographs
Gaz Coombes – Deep Pockets
Simon Crabtree – The Spirit of Bradford City
The Decemberists – Severed
HC McEntire – Baby’s Got The Blues
Nick Toczek – Head Came Off
Albert Hammond Jr – Muted Beatings
James Iha – Jealousy
Babybird – Snails
The Breeders – All Nerve

You can listen again here >

Fab for Feb

We kicked off February with some brand new names for this show – including Xylouris White and No Age.

Here’s the full list of what we played:

The Fall – Totally Wired
Three Good Reasons – Nowhere Man
Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker – Red Right Hand
Ghost Dance- Grip of Love
No Age – Soft Collar Fad
Ultimate Painting – Monday Morning, Somewhere Central
Glass Mountain – Glacial
Field Music – Count It Up
Brilliant Corners – Take The Gun
Xylouris White – Only Love
The Donkeys – Four Letters
Goat Girl – Scream

You can listen again here >


We paid tribute to Mark E Smith on our latest show following the very sad news of his death.

Here are the tracks we played:

The Fall – Rowche Rumble
Skeletal Family – Passing Strangers
Motorhead – Ace of Spades
Talulah Gosh – Beatnik Boy
Field Music – Count It Up
Durutti Column – Red Shoes
Jack White – Connected By Love
Pigeon Detectives – This Is An Emergency
The Cranberries – Linger
Goat Girl – Scream
Young Cub – Fragile
Car Seat Headrest – Nervous Young Inhumans
Kindness – Lonely Long Lady
The Fall – The Classical

Our listen again service got out of kilter, so if you want to hear the whole show again, you’ll have to go here first and listen from halfway through and then switch to Bradford Rocks and listen the first half of that show to hear the second half of Bradford Beat. Sorry if that’s confusing!

Looking ahead

This week’s Bradford Beat cast an eye ahead to some of the exciting live music events happening around West Yorkshire in 2018. Here’s the full list of what we played on the show:

This Is The Kit – Be My Demon Eye
Young Cub – Avalanche
Morrissey – Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage
Skeletal Famly – So Sure
Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses
Juliana Hatfield – Universal Heart Beat
Goat Girl – Crow Cries
The National – Turtleneck
Iron and Wine – Call It Dreaming
Tune-Yards – Look At Your Hands
The Beat – Hands Off, She’s Mine
Alt-J – Pleader
The Selecter – Too Much Pressure

You can listen again here >

Christmas Countdown 2017 – part 4

So now we can reveal our top 5 favourite tracks of 2017.

Here’s the full list of what we played on our festival special edition:

Staple Singers – Who Took The Merry out of Christmas?
The Tragically Hip – We’ll Go Too
Iron and Wine – About A Bruise
Wind-Up Birds – Working Christmas Day

Christmas Countdown Top 5
5 Idles – Well Done
4 This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze
3 The XX – Say Something Loving
2 Kate Tempest – Tunnel Vision
1 Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now

Alt-J – Pleader
The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
Fats Domino – The Fat Man
Asian Dub Foundation – Taa Deem

You can listen again here - and we’ll also be repeating the show from 8pm to 9pm on Thursday 28 December