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The Mirrored Hammer

The fourth episode of The Mirrored Hammer: Art, Culture and Social Change airs tonight at 9pm on BCB 106.6FM. This episode focuses on varying approaches in socially-concious art and culture and its potential to effect change from the level of the individual to the social and environmental. It features excerpts from talks by Karren Ablaze about her new book ‘The City is Ablaze: The Story of A Post-Punk Popzine 1984 – 1994′; fragments of the Bradford One launch event with Griff Rhys Jones talking about the use of Bradford’s former Odeon Building as a cultural centre and music venue; artist Jeanne Van Heeswijk on sustainable socially-engaged art and the Homebaked project as part of the Liverpool Biennial; an interview with Interactive Arts trio Invisible Flock; and excerpts from Irna Qureshi and Chol Theatre’s rehearsed reading of ‘Cartographies of Love’ and accompanying discussion. There’s also bootlegs of live performances by Cowtown, The Jelas, Garfunkle and Simon, James Blackshaw and Matthew Bourne.

Last month’s episode is here if you want to warm yourself up:

Eclectic Mainline 26th September 2012

Matthew Bourne is playing at the University of Bradford on 29th October.  I hope to see you there if you can make it along.  Here is his take on ‘God Save The Queen‘:

If you wish to listen back to tonight’s show, you’ll find it somewhere around about here.  These are the tunes you will hear:

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Baby” (LP – “Mature Themes”) (4AD)
Bob Mould – “The Descent” (single and LP – “Silver Age”) (Demon)
Hooray For Earth – “Figure” (single) (Memphis Industries)
Beth Orton – “Magpie” (single and LP – “Sugaring Season”) (Anti-)
John Cale – “Face To The Sky”
Mira Calix – “What Are You Afraid Of?” (EP – “Prickle”) (Warp)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Bag Of Bones” (single and LP – “Meat and bone”)
Matthew Bourne – “Étude Psychotique” (LP – “Montauk Variations”) (Leaf)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – “I Follow You” (LP – “Melody’s Echo Chamber”) (Weird World)
The Touré-Raichel Collective – “Alem (feat. Mark Eliyahu)” (LP – “The Tel Aviv Sessions”) (Cumbancha)
Lord Huron – “Time To Run” (EP – “Time To Run”) (I Am Sound)
Tilly And The Wall – “Love Riot” (EP – “Love Riot”) (Team Love)
The Helio Sequence – “Hall Of Mirrors” (single and LP – “Negotiations”) (Sub Pop)

The Mirrored Hammer

The second instalment of The Mirrored Hammer: Art, Culture and Social Change airs tonight on BCB 106.6FM at 9pm. Interviews with Dusty Rhodes talking about being a student in Bradford post ’68 and the/(a) history of The Bradford Festival. Also a chat with Nagbea (The Word/Sound Shack Records) talking about the birth of the Punk scene and resonances between African culture and the DIY music scene. Live bootlegs from Blood Sport, Guns or Knives, Jupiter and Okwess International, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band and Gerrard Bell-Fife.

 

You can listen to last month’s debut episode here:

Twin Shadow, Jasmine Kennedy and Piney Gir on The BCB Sessions!

Wednesday 1st Feb 2012 on The BCB Sessions

Hello!

Lots of treats for you on this week’s show…starting with west Yorkshire lovelies, The Rosie Taylor Project. We’ve got a couple of session tracks from the archives with local artists. Plus something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. See if you can figure out which is which…

The Rosie Taylor Project – PeelS

Twin Shadow – Castles in the snow

Craig Finn – Honolulu blues

Seefeel – Dead guitars

Review of Big Society at City Varieties – in a nutshell, go see. Don’t hang about cus it’s only on until the 4th Feb.

The Soft Hills – Phoenix

Fujiya & Miyagi – Your silent face (from Mojo presents New Order’s Power, Corruption and Lies, re-recorded

Jasmine Kennedy (BCB Session archive) – Good for each other

Maia (BCB Session archive) – Sidelines

Wiful Missing – Powerful pill (from their new album Molehills out of Mountains)

Mr Oizo – EDN

Hanni el Khatib – Human fly

Piney Gir – Outta sight

This is first aid kit – Tiger mountain peasant song

Still Flyin – Stay wild, tokelau

Back next Wednesday night at 9pm on www.bcbradio.co.uk and 106.6fm in Bradford.

Lx

James Blake, Washed Out and Printed Circuit on The BCB Sessions!

Howdy folks,

Hope you’re in fine fettle. Loads of great songs on the show, including several ear worms, plus session tracks, oldies and newbies.

Voila le menu for Wednesday 20th July:

St Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Washed Out – Eyes To Be Closed
Zola Jesus – Vessel
Stave Mason & Dennis Bovell – Lost & Dub
Printed Circuit – Brick It
Grace Jones – Williams’ Blood (Aeroplane mix)
Fool’s Gold – Ha Dvash (BCB session track)
Darren Hayman – Drive Too Fast (BCB session track)
Eurythmics – Love Is A Stranger
James Blake – Limit To Your Love
Other Lives – Tamer Animals
Tricky (Fi Fi Rong mix) - Time To Dance

See you same time next week (Wed night at 9pm) on 106.6fm in Bradford and www.bcbradio.co.uk.

If you like the list but missed the show then you can also listen again via www.bcbradio.co.uk

Lx

16 March – Joe Tilston on The BCB Sessions!

Hello,

Are things better late than never? Hmmmm….hope so! At least if you listen again to the The BCB Sessions (go to BCB’s www.bcbradio.co.uk) you can see the matching track listings! Shows last on the system for listen again purposes for four weeks after broadcast. So, on 16th March Joe Tilston was my featured artist. Joe and Luke performed a great session so it’s definitely worth going back to. He’s got a great radio voice and I love playing the little jingle he did for the show. Thanks for coming in chaps. Here’s where you find out more about Joe T: http://www.myspace.com/joetilston

This is what made the line up:

Joan As Policewoman – Magic

The Heavy – How you like me now?

Smiling Ivy – Life backwards (Like this band from Shef lots – Checkout www.smilingivy.co.uk)

Interview with Joe Tilston and Luke

Joe Tilston & Luke (BCB Session) – Liza and Henry

Bibio – K is for kelson

Ellen and the Escapades – Preying on your mind (acoustic version from Number 42 Records, new Hudds label http://www.facebook.com/thenumber42records)

Black Mountain – Rollercoaster

Joe Tilston (BCB Session) – Different Feet

Cloud Control – This is what I said

Handmadehands – Sunshine (great track from Bradford band)

Animal Collective – My girls

Joe Tilston (BCB Session) – Little Scars

Bye for now,

Lx

Special delivery – The BCB Sessions, Wed 16th Feb

Hello you,

Thanks for checking into The BCB Sessions. I’m back from my travels and have got loads of new music to play you…hooray! Here’s what made the show on Wed 16th Feb:

Beardyman – Where does your mind go? (great one to get you going)
Gruff Rhys – Honey all over
Jesca Hoop – City bird (she’s coming to Leeds in March – check out leedsgigs.co.uk for date)
The Death Set – Slap slap slap pound up down snap (total blow out with this one!)
Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou (BCB Session) – Allotment song (from the archives. Get in touch if you’d like to come in and do a session – email me laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk and we’ll get you on the show).
Thomas Truax – February, what ya doing to me? (quirky monthly installment from TT – top talent)
Stateless – Song for the outsider
Gossip – Heavy cross
Disco Machine Gun – Weekend friends (DMG’s new single – launch on 9th April at Bradford Playhouse, be there).
Lia Ices – Love is won
Flats – Never again
Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern – Winter makes you want more
The Lodger (BCB Session) – I can’t stop
Suuns – Arena (in Leeds on Monday…should be fab).

Get in touch if you’re in a band and you’ve got a tune you’d like to get on the radio. Also, if you’ve got a gig you’d like us to plug – get in touch! laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

Alt Track on The BCB Sessions – Wed 9th Feb

Greetings one and all,

What a cracker we’ve lined up for you….we’ve got Alt Track on the show! They’re our featured band of the week so that gives me an excuse to play three of their tracks. Also on the show:

Gruff Rhys – Sensations in the Dark
Joan as Police Woman – Kiss the Specifics
The Whigs – So Lonely
Alt Track (Featured Band) – Speakers
Chilly Gonzales – You Can Dance (original version)
Thomas Truax – January Egg Race Dream
Josh T. Pearson – Country Dumb
The Psychedelic Singh – Ina Mina Dhika
Alt Track (Featured Band) – No More
The Vaselines – Mouth to Mouth
Spokes – When I was a Daisy, When I was a Tree
Delorean – Real Love
Alt Track (Featured Band) – View from a Mountain

To hear more of Alt Track go to: http://www.myspace.com/alttrack and get their album ‘Silence is Approval’ – you won’t be disappointed.
Don’t forget to drop me an email if you’d like to get your music on the show or you fancy doing a session: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk
See you next Wednesday night at 9pm.

Lx

The BCB Sessions (12 Jan) – music from Ellen and the Escapades, Chromeo & MIA.

Well hello there…

How have you been? Hope all’s good…and you’ve either managed to wean yourself off the quality streets (or you’ve eaten all the good ones).

Onto musical matters….I’ve put together a grand selection for the show. Here’s what’s making me a happy bunny:

Chromeo – Hot mess (duck sauce remix)
Smoke Fairies – Strange moon rising (playing at the Brudenell Social at the end of Jan)
Pete and the Pirates – Winter 1
Ellen and the Escapades – Preying on your mind (join their mailing list and download a free acoustic version of Without You)
John Grant – Where dreams go to do
MIA – Internet connection (Huoratron rum aix remix)
Starling – Be Someone (lovely, from Bradford…myspace.com/starlingsings)
The Walkmen – Juveniles
Hercules & Love Affair – Fax yourself, ‘sunshine’ (one of my christmas pressies)
Esben & the Witch – Warpath (in Shef on 7 Feb)
Wilful Missing – Ghosts (Loose Ends EP out now, playing York on 5 Feb)
Arcade Fire – We used to wait
Darren Hayman (sung by Elizabeth Morris) – I know I fucked up (he’s doing a song a day to keep the winter misery away…look him up on soundcloud and you can download a track for free). Woo!

Every week there’s nothing I love more (well almost!) than discovering new songs and recording sessions. This is especially true when it comes to local talent – strictly of the musical variety. Thanks for sending in tunes and gigs dates – keep em coming. You’re lovely. You can either email: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk or post: Laura Rawlings, The BCB Sessions, 11 Rawson Road, Bradford BD1 3SH.

If I think it’ll tickle our collective fancy, I’ll get it on the show and you’ll join The BCB Sessions’ “Hall of Fame” alongside Blue Roses, Freyed Knot, The Luminaries, Lone Wolf, The Duke & the King, King Creosote….and hundreds more.

I’ll be back next week with Scars on 45…they’ve got new material so we’ll be playing it – Wednesday night at 9pm. If you want a sneak preview of their sound, www.scarson45.com

Lx

The show all the cool kids are calling tmty – tracklisting for 28/7/10

No Joel again this week, so we managed to sneak another track of Neil Young on to the show. As well as that we discussed No Hands this Friday at the Playhouse, and Loads of Music this Saturday, also at the Playhouse.

Other tracks were from The Family Elan, Bilge Pump, Uprights, Beach House and Shield Your Eyes.

See you next week, 6:30pm on Wednesday.