Category Archives: Bradford Beat

Matters relating to Simon Ashberry’s Bradford Beat show on Thursdays at 8pm (UK time)

RIP Roller Alan

We paid tribute to Alan Longmuir of the Bay City Rollers on our latest show. Here’s the full list of what we played:

Parquet Courts – Total Football
The Golden Age of TV – Television
Bay City Rollers – Shang-a-Lang
Bella Gaffney – Stop All the Clocks
St Vincent – Fast Slow Disco
Gaz Coombes – Wounded Egos
Terrorvision – Pretend Best Friend
Interpol – The Rover
¡Forward, Russia! – Nineteen
Embrace – World At Your Feet
James – Coming Home part 2
The DMAs – Warsaw
Fatoumata Diawara – Nterini
No Age – Soft Collar Fad
Paul Weller – Aspects

You can listen again here on Mixcloud >

Not the World Cup show

We made a nod to the World Cup but that’s all – maybe next time we’ll do a bit more.

Here’s a full list of what we played:

¡Forward, Russia! – Twelve
The DMAs – Time and Money
Engine – And I Say
The Ramones – Bad Brains
Bella Gaffney – The Devil In Me
Wolf Alice – Space and Time
Rusty Pops – Walking Down The Street
Xylouris White – Only Love
Goat Girl – Viper Fish
Gerrard Bell-Fife – The One Place
Gruff Rhys – Frontier Man
Roger Sutcliffe – They Don’t Play Rhythm and Blues
Tommy Tucker – High Heel Sneakers
Parquet Courts – Almost Had To Start A Fight/In and Out of Patience
Angelo Palladino – The Hawk Is Blue

You can listen again here on Mixcloud >

Tribute to Saltaire Live promoter

We belatedly paid tribute on this week’s show to Simon Heginbotham, who died recently.

As well as being a cricketer and beer festival organiser, he was well known for promoting top folk acts under the banner Saltaire Live.

Hers’s the full list of what we played on the show:

Duckworth Lewis Method – Test Match Special
Alice Boman – Heartbeat
Angelo Palladino – Let Us Go Down
Father John Mistry – Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest Of Them All
Bella Gaffney – The Blues
Frank Turner – Little Changes
Team Picture – Strange Year
The DMAs – Dawning
The Golden Age of TV – Television
Jon Trawlerman – This Is LA
Car Seat Headrest – Bodys
Sly and the Family Stone – Stand
Maria Helena – Balkan Night

You can listen again to the show on Mixcloud >

Come Play With Me!

You can listen again to our interview with Tony from the Leeds-based singles club Come Play With Me.

Here’s the full list of what we played on the show:

Park Fires – Wake Me Up
Arctic Monkeys – Four out of Five
Mansion of Snakes – Mating Season
Team Picture – (I Have A) Little Secret
Angelo Palladino – The Hawk Is Blue
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake
Wilson – Coming Home (BCB session)
Frank Turner – Blackout
Maria Helena – Spring
Goat Girl – Viper Fish
The Boxing – Circles
The Slow Readers Club – You Opened Up My Heart

Listen again here on Mixcloud >

 

A chat with Aaron

Our latest show featured an exclusive chat with Slow Readers Club singer Aaron Starkie.

Here’s the full list of what we played and you can listen again here.

Gomez – Get Myself Arrested
Gerrard Bell-Fife – Falling Down
The Slow Readers Club – You Opened Up My Heart
Maria Helena – Balkan Night
Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy
Jon Trawlerman – This is LA
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake
Wilful Missing – Back to the Start
The DMA’s – For Now
The Boxing – Circles

Nick JD Hodgson interview

Our last show featured an exclusive interview with former Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick JD Hodgson – as well as a preview of the bank holiday gig at the Triangle in Shipley. featuring Memory Drawings, Gerrard Bell-Fife and Isnaj Dui.

Gerrard Bell-Fife – The One Place
Gruff Rhys – Frontier Man
Nick JD Hodgson – Tomorrow I Love You
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
Memory Drawings – The Island of the Day Before
Nectarine No. 9 – Can’t Scratch Out
Maria Helena – Spring
Team Picture – Strange Year
Kaiser Chiefs – Highroyds
Isnaj Dui – Diffraction Gratings

The show is available on Mixcloud >

And you can also listen again here > 

Staple Singers live on

We pay tribute to Yvonne Staples in the latest edition of Bradford Beat – here’s the full list of what we played:

Calexico – Bridge to Nowhere
Team Picture – (I Have A) Little Secret
Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
Boubacar Traore – Ben De Kadi
Park Fires – Wake Me Up
Car Seat Headrest – Almost Started A Fight / In and Out of Patience
Rusty Pops – Walking Down The Street
Gaz Coombes – Walk The Walk
Andy Shauf – Quite Like You
The Donkeys – Four Letters
Belle and Sebastian – Poor Boy
The DMAs – For Now
Wilful Missing – Postcode Lottery
James – Better Than That
The Boxing – Circles

Listen to the show on Mixcloud > 

Or on BCB’s Listen Again service >

 

Double measure of Tequila

Here’s what we played this week on Bradford Beat – including two flavours of Tequila

The DMAs – For Now
The Boxing – Circles
Morrissey – My Love, I’d Do Anything For You
Rusty Pops – Tequila
Terrorvision – Tequila
Queens of the Stone Age – Head Like A Haunted House
Wilson – Losing Faith (BCB session)
We Are Scientists – Your Light has Changed
Mansion of Snakes – Mating Season
The Sinatras – Big Fires Start Small
Fatoumata Diawara – Nterini
Silver Screen Girls – Photographs
Goat Girl – The Man
No Age – Soft Collar Fad

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