Category Archives: Bradford Beat

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

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 > 

Kaiser Chiefs chat

Don’t miss our exclusive interview with former Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick JD Hodgson.

The main songwriter in the band, he was responsible for hits such as Ruby and I Predict A Riot – and we caught up with him on his solo tour.

Listen to the interview in full on Thursday’s Bradford Beat (26 April) from 8pm to 9pm on BCB 106.6 FM

 

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

You can listen here here >

Or check out our new Mixcloud page >

Nearly Easter

Here’s what we played on our pre-Easter show:

Ricky Ross – Cold Easter
Brooders – Lie
The Monochrome Set – Love Goes Down The Drain
Wilson – Demons
Slow Readers Club – You Opened Up My Heart
Rusty Pops – Once In Every Lifetime
Albert Hammond Jr – Set To Attack
Park Fires – Wake Me Up
Nick JD Hodgson – Tomorrow I Love You
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake
Fatoumata Diawara – Nterini
Team Picture – (I Have A) Little Secret
Roger Davies – Brighouse On A Saturday Night
Car Seat Headrest – Bodys

You can listen again here

plus we also have a new Mixcloud page

Spring is in the air

With Easter just around the corner, here’s the full list of what we played on the latest edition of Bradford Beat:

Albert Hammond Jr – Far Away Truths
Clouded Fish – Expect
Ash – Buzzkill
Embrace – Follow You Home
Dodgy – Good Enough
Terrorvision – Fists of Fury
Goat Girl – The Man
The Breeders – All Nerve
Team Picture – A Little Secret
Vanessa Daou – Long Tunnel Of Wanting You
Tune-Yards – Heart Attack
The Donkeys – Four Letters
Wolf Alice – Formidable Cool
Calexico – Bridge To Nowhere
Stand Alone – Easier Said Than Done

You can listen again here >

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 >