Category Archives: Bingley Music Live

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 www.bcbradio.co.uk

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

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: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

Lx

Limetree special on The BCB Sessions!

We’re getting giddy about Limetree Festival on the show (9pm, 24th August) and to prove just how great the excitement is we’re rolling out top tunes from some of this year’s acts….feast your eyes (and ears via www.bcbradio.co.uk and 106.6fm in Bradford) on these babies:

This many boyfriends - Young lovers go pop! (fab Leeds indiepop to start the show…I wish every week could be like this)

Veronica Falls – Bad feeling

Thomas Truax – Midnight in August

M83 - Midnight city

Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra – Cross town traffic (Playing at Limetree)

Celtic Islam – Vision (Limetree talent)

Love Inks – Rock on

Planning to Rock – Going wrong

Glass Candy – Beatific (my minor indulgence this one…taking me back to 2am a few years ago, very happy at festival)

Fruit Bats – So long (best looking album of the week – beautiful thing)

Milk Maid – Dead wrong

Submotion Orchestra – Finest hour (Another Limetree lovely)

Mini Mansions – Monk

Zero 7 – Waiting line (great stuff – Limetree 2011)

Middleman – Chipping away (any excuse to play these bad boys – fellow Limetree-ers)

And on The BCB Sessions we’re continuing the festival love next week (Wed 31 Aug, 9pm) with songs from bands performing at Bingley Music Live: http://www.bingleymusiclive.com/

There’s tons of live music to be had – the week after that (if you’re still with me! Wed 7 Sept, 9pm) we’re previewing Saltaire Live Lounge: http://www.saltairefestival.co.uk/News.aspx?NewsID=38

As ever, get in touch if you’re in a band and you’ve got music you’d like me to play…or if you’d like to record an acoustic session at BCB: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

Until next week,

Lx

(listen live and again to any show broadcast on BCB – www.bcbradio.co.uk then click on listen again)

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

Feast of music at Myrtle

It’s nice to see Bingley Music Live continue to attract a strong line-up.
The three-day event has now established itself as a proper festival despite having no on-site camping at Myrtle Park.
On Bradford Beat we’re particularly excited about The Go! Team, Mystery Jets, Athlete, The Coral, Stereo MCs and The Sunshine Underground – all of whom we’re giving airplay on the show at the moment.
There are two local bands on the bill as well – State of Error from Queensbury and Kingheadlock, who we’re hoping to have as a studio guest on the show before BML takes place on September 2, 3 and 4

Leeds Festival Review: Day 2

(Yes, I know, I’m shoving this up on the blog somewhat after the event, but I’m a busy man y’know.  Better late than never…)

Bloody hell, it’s windy.  Either that or someone has got hold of the outside of my tent and is flapping it about like a Killer Whale with a half dead seal.  Maybe it’s them Spam bastards paying me back for nicking their tent pegs.  One thing is certain – the noise it is making has rendered any further sleep impossible without tranquilisers.  I dare say there’s a fair bit of Ketamine washing around the festival site, but personally I’ll give that a miss if it’s all the same to you.

Horse tranquilizers: its a race horse called Horlicks, apparently.

Horse tranquilizers: it's a race horse called Horlicks, apparently.

I am a parent now and hurtling towards middle-age, so 8am is considered an indulgent lie-in anyway, so I get up and go for breakfast – the details of which started the first blog, so we’ll skip over that.  However, before I can go to eat I am refused entry to the festival main area as no one is allowed in until 9am.  Eh, do what?  The festival closes at night?  I thought this was supposed to be a playground of non-stop revelry and no sleep ’til Brooklyn.  Now I find that everyone went to bed before me, tucked up with a cup of Horlicks (other revolting bedtime drinks are available).

It occurs to me that I’ve not really had a proper look around the whole site, so I rectify this.  There’s not a great deal around other than food stands and stalls selling t-shirts with wanky slogans, although I do spot a place which sells ale as opposed to the rather flimsy Tuborg which is the only other beer available onsite.  Sadly, further investigation later in the day reveals the ale to be rather horrid as well. Continue reading

The Blowin Weekly Extra – Thorns of sin, flowers of paradise

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 22 August 2010
More tunes than time…

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Sina Makossa – a lovely live version with the Soukous Stars

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Festivals ahoy

Next week’s Bradford Beat (Aug 19) will be focusing on this year’s Leeds Festival so expect tracks from the likes of Sunshine Underground, British Sea Power, Dizzee Rascal and Queens of the Stone Age – not to mention Arcade Fire.

Arcade Fire also feature on this week’s show (Aug 12), with two tracks from their new album The Suburbs.

Also on this week’s Bradford Beat are Arcade Fire, Arcade Fire, Yeasayer, Whole Sky Monitor and the Black Keys.

There’ll be a preview of the Bingley Music Live ahead of that event which takes place from September 3-5.

Bradford Beat is on air every Thursday from 8pm – 9pm

Wednesday 21st July – Playlist

So much good music around at the moment – my ears are buzzing with it all!

Mixed up new tunes and played tracks from bands competing to open Bingley Music Live*

Here’s le menu:

Middleman – It’s not over yet
!!! – The most certain sure
Tunng – Don’t look down or back
Jasmine Kennedy* – It used to be true
Health – USA Boys
Korean Interlude – Kinzli & The KiloWatts
Magic Kids – Candy
Sharp Darts* – Chase the sun
John Grant – Chicken Bones
Flying Lotus – Do the astral plane
Pifco – Wet look leggins
The Mexanines* – Give you love
Oasis – Roll with it
Steve Mason – Am I just a man
Secret Sirens* – Black Heart

Send me a message if you’d like to come and be my featured artist or band in session: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

And…happy birthday to Patrick T and Selection Box!

Sessions news…

Bingley Music Live final

Bingley Music Live final

Hi folks,

On Wednesday night I’ll be playing music from four more bands competing to open Bingley Music Live in September. It’s the big final competition at St George’s Hall on Saturday 24th so if you want to have a say in who goes through, get yourselves to the gig.

These are the runners and riders:

Jasmine Kennedy, Sharp Darts, The Mexanines, Secrets Sirens, Northern Glory, The Beat Marshalls, Black Diamond Bay and The Dawnriders. Good luck one and all! I’ve been at some of the heats and I can promise you these guys are great.

I’m getting ready to go to WOMAD – very excited already. I’m off to see Rolf Harris for goodness sake! Getting giddy about Horace Andy, Nouvelle Vague Club, Soil & Pimp, Ghislain Poirier, DJ Kentaro…so much good stuff. Promise to play some WOMAD treats on the show over the next few weeks.

Don’t forget, get in touch if you’ve got some tunes you’d like me to play, gigs to plug: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk
OOh and next week’s session (28th July) comes from Leeds lovelies Pifco!

The BCB Sessions’ playlist 14th July

Here we go…
Part 1 of 2 shows featuring music from bands competing to win a slot at Bingley Music Live!

Playlist – Wed 14 July
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly – Collapsing Cities
Health – Die Slow (Tobacco remix)
Phoenix – Armistice
The Dawnriders* – Gold Rush
Cherry Ghost – Kissing Strangers
The Beat Marshalls* – Best Before
Thomas Fehlmann – fluss im wasser
Caitlin Rose – Piano (t-shirt version)
Patrick Pulsinger – A-Z Radioedit feat. Teresa Rotschopf
Northern Glory* – Check the Nation
Figure 8 – Secrets & Lies
Johnny Flynn – Barnacled Warship
Gotan Project – La Gloria
Black Diamond Bay* – Peace

Let me know who you think should be doing the honours and opening up proceedings…I’ll be playing the four other finallists on next week’s show.

Ta-raa

The BCB Sessions Playlist – 9th September

This week’s band in session is The Luminaries!

Miike Snow – Black and Blue
The Nextmen – Round of Applause
The Luminaries interview
The Luminaries (BCB Session) – Grace O’K
Reverend & the Makers interview
F*ck Buttons – Surf Solar
Broadcast – Tender Buttons
The Luminaries (BCB Session) – OCD
Editors interview
Gig guide
The Futureheads interview
The Luminaries (BCB Session) – Run to Mexico