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Buffet #78

It’s a nice spread! And this month Jimmy May joins Maria to spin some of his current faves (and inject some much needed youthfulness). The podcast is available over on Mixcloud. This is what we played!

1. Monotony – Luxury Flats
2. SLUG – Running to Get Past Your Heart
3. US Girls – Damn That Valley
4. Sufjan Stevens – Drawn to the Blood
5. Drenge – We Can Do What We Want
6. FFS – Piss Off
7. Peace – I’m a Girl
8. Tanya Tagaq – Caribou
9. Handbook – Would I Lie to You
10. FKA Twigs – Glass & Patron
11. Fono – Real Joy
12. Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni
13. Rat Boy – Sportswear
14. Monotony – Human Troll
15. Big Hard Excellent Fish – And The Question Remains

The last track is in dedication to the late Josie Jones. The video is worth 8 minutes of your time.


We’re back on May 17th – laters!

Team Buffet

Buffet #77 We let SXSW do all the work for us…

WP_20150319_001Obviously I’ve never been to South by South West (I live in hope) but each year I listen to the Austin 100, as compiled by Stephen Thompson, and pick a few tracks for our radio show. If you want to take advantage of the free downloads you have until April 2nd, so pull your finger out. It’s worth noting that SXSW has no problem booking female artists – Reading/Leeds really could learn a thing or two…

Here’s what we played on Buffet:

1. Summer Cannibals – Something New
2. Doomtree – Gray Duck
3. La Luz – Pink Slime
4. GABI – Fleece
5. Metz – Acetate
6. Terakaft – Tafouk Tele (The Sun is There)
7. Xetas - The Point
8. Tingle in the Netherlands – Housewife’s Lament
9. Mantar – Spit
10. Mama Cass and The Big Three – Young Girl’s Lament
11. Hinds – Bamboo
12. Aerial Pink – Dayzed Inn Daydreams
13. Swans – Screen Shot

We’re back on 19th April – hope you can join us!

Buffet #76 An Hour of Fanny Power

Buffet 2 smlIt’s International Ladies day 2015 – whoop! Maria and Jenny put on a well good spread, which you can hear again if you want. And this is what we played:

1. Duchess Says – Tenen Non Neu
2. Hanne Hukkelberg – Ease
3. Angel Haze – A Tribe Called Red
4. Gwenno – Chwyldro
5. Du Blonde – Black Flag
6. Band of Susans – Ice Age
7. Viv Albertine – Confessions of a MILF
8. ESG – Dance to the Beat of Moody
9. Mama Cass & The Big Three – Wild Women
10. Marnie Stern – Year of the Glad
11. Soak -Sea Creatures
12. M.I.A. – Boyz
13. Screaming Females – Criminal Image
14. The Tuts – Do I have to Look for Love
15. Tiny Too – World Between Us

We are back with more Fanny Power, most likely with some sausage, on Sunday 22nd March.




Buffet #75 – The one where we missed six f-bombs

Funny story. Because we broadcast between 7-8pm we have to watch our language. The occasional small swear (a ‘shit’, for example) is acceptable , but ‘f***s’ and other swears are not, so we always fuzzy them up when there’s a record we really want to play. This means you know they’re there, but the sensibilities of the young and easily offended are somewhat protected.

However, for this week’s show, having already bleeped a track by Afghan Whigs and another by Sufjan Stevens (who hardly ever bloody swears) we somehow let six f-bombs through. SIX! And when I say somehow, what I actually mean is Boris didn’t notice them despite previewing the track several times. When I listened back later and heard the sweet soprano of FKA Twigs unleash a string of dirty f-bombs and, what’s more, in the context of singing about very graphic sex, I had no choice but to alert BCB and ask for guidance. Thank you to lovely Mary Dowson, Head Honcho and Goddess of Wonderfulness for stepping in. She took a decision to cut the track and stuck a lovely bit of Stevie Wonder on at the end (thankfully not Ebony and Ivory).

So, if you’re here to listen back to Buffet and want the sanitised version, you can listen here

But if you want to hear FKA Twigs mimicking early Prince, but without the humour (ie. singing about sex in a high-pitched voice and saying ‘Motherf***er’ a few times) you can listen to the show here

And here’s our full track list:

1. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
2. Viet Cong – Bunker Buster
3. Bjork – Stonemilker
4. Novelist x Mumdance – 1 Sec
5. Afghan Whigs – Be Sweet
6. Ibeyi – Ghosts
7. Gruff Rhys – Liberty (Is Where We’ll Be)
8. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks (only on Mixcloud)
9. Tanya Tagaq – Uja
10. Thee Oh Sees – The Dream
11. Sufjan Stevens – No Shade In the Shadow of the Cross
12. Nadine Shah – Fool
13. Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba – Siran Fen
14. Stevie Wonder – Superstition (only on BCB listen again link)

Please join us for more japes on 22nd March! Or in the meantime follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Cheers! x


I play to a crowd of no one, but I’ve got loads of online fans (Buffet #74)

RadioIf you tuned into Buffet on Sunday 25th January, we thank you. Or if you’re wondering how to listen to it, it’s over on our Mixcloud.

A massive thank you to the lovely, super-talented Jimmy May for joining us! We got the low down on 50 Sniffs and Cool Beans, as well as indulging in flat vowels and fen-punk from flat, fat, far-out Boston.

This is what we played:

1. Plan B – Ill Manors
2. 50 Sniffs – That’s Why I Only Call You When I’m High (feat. Arctic Monkeys)
3. Vehicle Derek – Sometimes She Will
4. Dan Le Sa vs Scroobius Pip – Thou Shalt Always Kill
5. Screaming Females – Ripe
6. Sleaford Mods – Shit Streets Runny
7. 50 Foot Wave – Bath White
8. Astronauts – In My Direction
9. Nots – Reactor
10. Belle and Sebastian – The Party Line
11. Bad Manners – Lip Up Fatty

Buffet is back on the radio on February 22nd. In the meantime, we’re on Facebook and Twitter. We’re probably on MySpace, too, but abandoned that years ago.





I’m writing poems about you, and they’re not very nice – a Buffet Christmas Trinity!

Radio xmas 14December 2014 was, inevitably, full of poorly colds and too much Cadburys, but Team Buffet soldiered on and accepted BCB’s challenge for extra shows across the festive period. First up, we had a Mini Buffet. Jenny Jet’s first born, Rowan, teamed up with her chum Ella to present a special Christmas themed show on the day itself. It included a lot of music, poetry and an interview about Christmas with Rowan’s brother Luke. We were very impressed with their professionalism, something we’re not accustomed to on Buffet, and especially loved how they filled 56 minutes with festive tunes then Boom! Electric Six as a closer. These kids are the future of radio.

Then Jenny Jet and Maria presented a typically shambolic sort-of end of year review, playing a few favourite tunes and discussing pop culture highlights from 2014. Perfume Genius and Kate Bush feature highly.

Finally, we teamed up with The Record Club to discuss their 2014 – what themes and records did they explore at their monthly vinyl event? Record Club is often a nostalgic treat, as well as an introduction to music you’ve not heard before, and this show reflects that. But please accept my apologies for the awful sound at the beginning – someone had wired the turntables so they bypassed the mixing desk, so it took a while to work out why the faders weren’t working. Ooops! Poor Rob and Tony are drowned out at the start, but stick with it.

Thanks for reading/listening! Our regular Buffet is back on 25th January 2015 7-8pm. In the meantime, keep in touch over on Twitter and Facebook.

Have a fabulous 2015! x


Buffet #70 – a revolving door that only goes one way

Hello hello!

Our Buffet radio spread was made all the better on 30th November thanks to Emma Bob 3 making an appearance and bringing great records. You can listen to the show here and see what we played below:

1. The New Pornographers – Dancehall Domine
2. Mary Epworth – Black Doe
3. SLUG – Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped in Plastic
4. Dexys Midnight Runners – Geno
5. Cate Le Bon & Perfume Genius – I Think I Knew
6. Mogwai – Like Herod
7. Andrew Jackson Jihad – Temple Grandin Too
8. Kieran Leonard – Dear Lincoln
9. Nadine Shah – Stealing Cars
10. Deerhoof – Paradise Girls
11. Sly & The Family Stone – You Caught Me (Smilin’)
12. Honeyblood – Super Rat
13. Dag Nasty – The Godfather

Keep up to date with all our shenanigans on Twitter – we are, simply, @BuffetDisco
We’re on that there Facebook, too

Xmas BuffetAnd we are hosting a Christmas special at The Record Club on Saturday 6th December – three full albums, a pop quiz (with prizes) and lots of punk rock atheism. Get your glad rags on and join us! It’s just £3 on the door and proceeds are being donated to Keswick Mountain Rescue.

We are back on 28th December at 7pm, but keep your eyes and ears open as we are hoping to squeeze in a “Little Buffet” with little people over the Festive period.

Team Buffet x





Get your party frocks on!

Tis the season to get your dancing shoes on! So get cracking, cos Team Buffet (minus Boris, who will be laid up in hospital for a while after his accident) are putting on two live spreads…

Photo by Betty Lawless
Photo by Betty Lawless

Fabulous Funky Disco
Saturday 29th November 7:30pm-11pm

Join us for an evening of disco dancing. Don’t snigger, this will be ace fun! We’re DJ-ing at Left Bank Leeds.

It’s a not for profit event, and, as purveyors of a nice spread, we’re bound to play something you’ll want to dance to.

Full details and ticket info here




X_flyerRC1 copyChristmas Record Club
Saturday 6th December 8pm-11pm

Then on 6th December we’re hosting The Record Club at the Kirkgate Centre in Shipley. The theme is, of course, Christmas and we’ll be playing three full LPs by Andrew Jackson Jihad, Phil Spector and Sufjan Stevens. There’ll also be a little time to play your own Christmas records in between, plus there’s a Pop Quiz (and who doesn’t love a music quiz, eh?). To get you in the mood you can check out the playlist we’ve put together – you’ll notice it’s not typical of the Xmas music that gets pumped into our earholes every time we go shopping. And check out full details of the event on the Record Club website.

One more thing… Boris is reported to be doing well after his accident, and there’s still time to make a small donation to Keswick Mountain Rescue who saved him. This fundraising effort by Ewan Mitchell has exceeded £1000, which is just awesome. Massive snogs to everyone who’s donated!

We hope to see you at the disco and/or Record Club!

Love Team Buffet x

Keswick Mountain Rescue Rocks!

2Earlier this week our Boris (AKA Lyndon Marquis) was seriously injured in a horrible accident. We are enormously grateful to Keswick Mountain Rescue for finding and saving him.

We’ve uploaded Boris’ radio debut  but the real point of this post is to ask everyone to support a fundraising effort by way of a thank you. If you can sponsor Ewan Mitchell he’s running the Abbey Dash in Leeds this weekend. Please donate as little or as much as you can.

You can also join us for a Christmas Record Club at the Kirkgate Centre in Shipley on 6th December. It’s just £3 on the door and all proceeds from the evening will also be donated to Keswick Mountain Rescue. They are an entirely voluntary team of 45 who do brilliant work (they saved our friends’ life and we will love them forever).

Please support these fundraising efforts and send virtual hugs to Boris!

Thanks for reading, Team Buffet

Buffet #69 – we speak in circles, we dance in code

Didn’t catch the show on 2nd November? Listen here!

This is what we played:

1. Young Gods – Gasoline Man
2. Josh T. Pearson – Thou Art Loosed
3. Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends
4. Jello Biafra with DOA - Wish I Was in El Salvador
5. The Flaming Lips & Miley Cyrus – A Day in the Life
6. Ex-Hex – How You Got That Girl
7. Chapelier Fou – Tea Tea Tea
8. Za! – Súbeme el Monitor
9. Swearin’ – Dust in the Gold Sack
10. Perfume Genius – Grid
11. Gutter Twins – All Misery/Flowers
12. Fugazi – Merchandise (demo version)
13. Vivian Girls – Can’t Get Over You
14. Thalia Zedek Band – Wind
15. Wah! Heat – Don’t Step on the Cracks (Peel session from 1980)

We’re back on the radio on November 30th. You can also catch Jenny Jet & Maria DJ-ing at Left Bank Leeds on Saturday 29th November (we’ll post full details once we have them). And join us on Saturday 6th December at The Kirkgate Centre in Shipley where we’ll be putting on a Christmas spread with The Record Club.