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iLiKETRAiNS, Laura Gibson and Camera Obscura on The BCB Sessions!


I’ve gone Bandcamp mad, finding local bands and splashing the cash – this is what happens when plans change at the last minute and you end up with a free night on your hands!

Hey ho – it’s a sign of all the good stuff that’s out there… and the fruits of my ‘buy now’ happy clicking can be found on the show (Wed 23rd Nov, 9pm and available for the next month via

Cue the music!

Craig Finn – Honolulu blues

Horizon – Tiny wings

Laura Gibson – La grande

Our Albert – The honey dance (From the man who brought you the 11xEleven album, Bradford’s Our Albert released this single in the summer – yours from bandcamp)

The Rosie Taylor Project – Sleep (Leeds lovely, out now from bandcamp)

Electric Guest – American daydream

Camera Obscura – Honey in the sun

Owiny Sigoma Band – Hello skinny (hear the new single ‘here on the line’: Rel. 5th Dec 2011)

iLiKETRAiNS – We were matadors (fab Leeds band, previous session guests…this track’s from their three track EP – available from bandcamp)

The Wooden Machine – What terrible luck (they’ve got the Bradford tag…hooray, not terrible luck! Track’s from ‘Small Town Psychosis’ and is out now and you can download it for free:

Fireworks Night – Settle down

Diagrams – Hill (Olugbenga edit)

Zola Jesus – Vessels

I’m back Wednesday night at 9pm on 106.6fm (in Bradford) and (all over the place).

Get in touch if you’ve got tunes you’d like me to play or if you’d like to come and do a session: or tweet me @laurarawlings


Justice, The Horn The Hunt and Other Lives on The BCB Sessions!

Howdy y’all,

Don’t hunker down in the dark nights – tune into the show! So much good stuff to get your lug holes around….take a look at the list then listen in, Wed 16th Nov at 9pm on 106.6fm or online at If you can’t catch it then, listen at your leisure via BCB’s listen again link

And while you’re on BCB’s website, look out for DIY or DIE radio, Buffet, When Big Joan Sets Up and Eclectic Mainline….because if you like the sessions you’ll also love these chaps & chapesses.

Dum Dum Girls – Always looking

St Etienne – Love can break your heart (pure self indulgence, I admit it…)

Dear Reader – Bear (young’s done in)

Thomas Truax – November in Berlin

Our Albert – If I’ve told you once I’ve told you 11 times (Local, vocal and doing exciting musical things…

Justice – Audio, video, disco

Our Albert – Eleventy

Blood Orange – Champagne coast

The Horn The Hunt – Animal magic (Shok remix)

Our Albert – Eleven8

Forest Fire – Future shadows

Other Lives – Old  statues

Our Albert – Eleven is a place on earth

Pitch Twit – Treatment (Take a look – you can also download tracks for free!

Baris Manco – Ben Bilirim

Right, off t’Sparrow….drop me a line if you’ve got tunes to play:

Until next Wednesday night,



D/R/U/G/S, Three Trapped Tigers and Summer Camp on The BCB Sessions!

Hey up,

It’s that time of the week again….we meet, I play tunes et la vie est belle. That’s the plan anyway. Here’s what tickled my fancy on this week’s BCB Sessions (Wed 28th Oct, 9pm).

Dan Mangan – Post war blues

Summer Camp – Down

Fool’s Gold – The Dive

Hanni el Khatib – Dead wrong

Shuga – Hey baby

Genuflex – Bludevotion

Thomas Truax – Everything’s gone halloween

The Twilight Sad – Untitled

Clean George IV – Pets in the blitz

Milk Maid – Dead wrong (blatant opportunity to play two tracks with the same title by two different artists, in one show…confused?!)

D/R/U/G/S – Connected

Liz Green – hey joe

CANT – Too late, too far

Zola Jesus – Seekir

Three Trapped Tigers – Reset (great Summer Camp remix of this track too)

Huzah…if you didn’t catch the show, don’t miss out – listen again at

I’ll see you next Wednesday night at 9pm on 106.6fm in Bradford and




Madam, Girls and Emika on The BCB Sessions!


On last week’s show we managed to fit in a record number of tracks (nine by 9.30pm) - the show was full of shorties…so breaking all radio rules we start this week’s show with a long ‘un. We also have a sneak preview of Jumbo Records’ 40th Anniversary celebrations. Talking of which – I’m off over the road to the Sparrow for a pint of the specially brewed birthday ale. It’s 4.0%, naturally.

Here’s what filled the radio airwaves this week (Wed 19th Oct, 9pm on 106.6fm &

The Horrors – Sea within a sea

The Leisure Society – Dust on the dancefloor

Madam – Someone in love

Visions of trees – Sirens (novocaine)

Celebrating 40th years of Jumbo Records with Adam from Jumbo – chatting on the blower…it’s all go.

Altered Images – Happy birthday (why??)

Girls – Honey bunny

The Chevin – Champion (from Otley…on Fierce Panda)

Remember Remember – John Candy

Wildbirds & the Peacedrums – My heart (Dearhoof remix) (Leaf Label are making a special mix tape for Jumbo’s birthday – W & TP are on Leaf = an excuse for playing this cracking track).

Mara Carlyle – Bowlface en Provence (the loveliest sounding intro and ending)

Jono Mccleery – Fears

Emika – Drop the other

….don’t forget if you’re in a band or you’re a solo artist, get in touch about doing a session for broadcast on the show. We’d love to hear from you – doesn’t matter if it’s your first session or 50th. Email me

See you next week at 9pm,


p.s. if you miss the show, listen again via

Woowoos, Summercamp and Spector on The BCB Sessions!

Hello lovely people,

It’s that time of the week on again when we go on a musical journey checking out this week’s tunes… and reeling out a few that got played once months ago. Here’s what’s on the show (Wed 12th Oct, 9pm and available on BCB’s listen again bit

Koko Von Napoo – Polly

Gruff Rhys – Space dust

Spector – What you wanted

SBTRKT – Wildfire ft. Little Dragon

Black Cherry – One another

Ellen & the Escapades – Preying on your mind, acoustic version (catch em live in Jumbo Records on 22nd Oct celebrating Jumbo’s 40th Anniversary…more of that to come on next week’s show)

Woowoos – Fizzy lettuce (best band name and song title of the week)

This is the Computers – Lovers lovers lovers (unusual for the sessions I know…)

Bearsuit – Princess, you’re a test

Gardens & Villa - Spacetime

Summercamp – Memories

Twin Sister – Gene ciampi

Animal Collective – The purple bottle

Two Wounded Birds – Together forever

Stateless – Bluefire (ft. Amenta)

Get in touch if you fancy doing a session / getting your music played on the show:


Neon Indian, Walls & The Psychedlic Furs on The BCB Sessions!

Hi Folks,

We’ve got a mixture of new tunes and earworms! If you want to catch the show you can hear it at

Go to the listen again section and look for ‘The BCB Sessions’, Wednesday 5th October.

Here’s what made it to the airwaves and floated gloriously from the speakers:

Neon Indian – Heart Attach

Weekend – Hazel

Zun Zun Egui – Shogun

Fionn Regan – 100 acres of sycamore

Piney Gir – Let’s get silly

Gardens & Villas – Black hills

Dirty Beaches – Lord knows best (watch out here’s the first ear’s the piano that does it)

The Revival Hour – Hold back

Neon Indian – The blindside kiss

Walls – Sunporch

Mara Carlyle (with Willy Mason) – Weird girl

Chuck Wood – Seven days is too long (ear worm alert!)

The Psychedlic Furs – Love my way (me indulging)

Milk Maid – Dead wrong

Afro Soul System – Tink Tank

I’ll see you need week – Wednesday night at 9pm. We’re on 106.6fm in Bradford and around the world.

Feel free to share the tune that’s stuck in your head and maybe we’ll get it on the show:



Fujiya and Miyagi, Joe Goddard and Emika on The BCB Sessions!

Hello hipsters and groovers,

Absolutely packed with fantastic music on the show so if you missed it then weave your way through the listen again bit and catch the show.

Here’s what made my music week:

Fujiya and Miyagi – Ecstatic dancer

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – Don’t make a fool out of me

Dum Dum Girls – Bedroom eyes

Little Dragon – Seconds (Syd the Kid remix)

The Broken Seas – Going nowhere (these guys aren’t going nowhere, they’re playing live at the 1 in 12 on 8th October – it’s being organised by fellow BCB faves DIY or DIE so don’t be shy).

Casiokids – Det Haster

Joe Goddard – Gabriel (feat. Valentina)

Pinkunoizu – Peep

Cloud Control – Death cloud (enter our competition and win two tickets to see em play at the Brudenell Social on 4th Oct – see my other post. Deadline’s 11pm, Sun 2nd Oct).

Friends – I’m his girl

Till Corners – Into the trees

Emika – Professional loving

Django Django – Waveforms

I’ll be back….next Wednesday night at 9pm. Listen live if you’re in Bradford on 106.6fm and everywhere at


Calling artists, managers, labels…

Last but read on!

Want to find out how to go to SXSW (USA) or MIDEM (France) to showcase your music? Good news…SXSW and MIDEM briefing event is coming to west Yorkshire on Thursday (1st Sept).

It’s free to go but you need to register in advance – send your name, address, company / artist name, role and your email address to:

Guest speakers include Una Johnston (SXSW), Javier Lopez (MIDEM), Phil Patterson (UKT&I Music Industry Specialist), Pat Fulgoni (Timeless Music Project) and more.

Find out how to apply for international showcases  – more about the events and whether they are right for you – how to get there – how to make the most of your time at the events – find out about financial assistance and other support available.

Followed by networking and the opportunity to meet various music industry organisations including the BPI and AIM (Association of Independent Music).

All happening: Thursday 1st September, 6.00 pm at HIFI CLUB, 2 Central Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DE.

Bingley Music Live on The BCB Sessions!

We’re continuing the summer of festival sounds on The BCB Sessions with a look ahead to Bingley Music Live (2-4th Sept, surprisingly enough - in Bingley)..if previous years are to go by this’ll be great.

Making the mix this week (31st August):

Wooden Shjips – Lazy bones

Fool’s Gold – Wild window

Steve Mason and Dennis Bovell – Lost and found

The Go! Team – T.O.R.N.A.D.O (Banging out tunes at this year’s Bingley Music Live – BML)

Gogol Bordello – Immigraniada (Bass nectar remix)

She Keeps Bees – Vulture

Washed Out – Eyes be closed (I’m addicted to this…)

CANT - Believe

Stereo MCs – Deep down and dirty (Sunday crowd pleasers at BML)

Stateless – I’m on fire (blue daisy flammable mix)

The Sunshine Underground – Put you in your place (currently working on a new album for release later this year – rolling out the favourite’s at BML)

Other Lives – Tamer animals

Austra – Spellwork

The BCB Sessions is live on Wednesday nights at 9pm on 106.6fm in Bradford and online at

If you can’t catch the show live then fear not – you can listen again at your leisure via BCB’s listen again service –

Looking ahead to the show on Wed 7th Sept, 9pm we’re showcasing some of the artists that you can catch at Saltaire Live Lounge (part of the Saltaire Festival, 10th Sept). It’s gonna be great – live, local acts playing in front rooms across Saltaire. As if you needed any encouragement to flock to Fanny Street…

Don’t forget you can get in touch if you’d like to do a session for m’show or if you’ve got tunes you’d like me to play: