We’ve got more tasteful tuneage for you courtesty of The BCB Sessions.
I’ve been going through the archive sessions, getting dust up my nose and giddy about songs I haven’t heard for ages. So I’ve selected three from Bradford bands and one from Choir of Young Believers – all recorded here in our plush velvet studios. The postman’s also delivered this week – not sure how generous he’ll be nearer Christmas but we’re dining out this week with……
Zola Jesus – Poor animal
Agnes Obel – Just so
The Whigs – Hundred / Million Wilful Missing (BCB session track) – I am clay. Great band from Bradford – with celebrity connections! www.wilfulmissing.co.uk This is the kit – See here (Jim Barr remix)
Tu Fawning – I know you now
Flamingos – Evryone Yorkshireguese (BCB session track) – Woman on the wireless
Chatting to Mark Hearne (aka Yorkshireguese) about what his musical instruments & house parties.
Syd Matters – Hi life
Archie Bronson Outfit – Chunk
Choir of Young Believers (BCB session track) – Under the moon. One from the archive…love the start of this song.
!!! – Jamie my intentions are bass
Sweet Sneakers (BCB session track) – Pointing the gun
Happy, happy days.
Don’t forget there’s a session for bands/artists at Rios in Bradford on Sunday 21st November, 3-9pm for FREE. Covering all the serious stuff you need to do to get noticed, paid etc…copyrighting, production, PRS, MCPS and PPL. Book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
And get in touch if youâ€™ve got news of an upcoming gig, a new track, record deal…we want to hear from you: email@example.com
Or post: Laura Rawlings, The BCB Sessions, 11 Rawson Road, Bradford BD1 3SH
16th December 2009
This week’s guests are Heads We Dance!
Hadouken – Turn the Lights Out
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Higher than the Stars
James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players – Mary Connaught & James Oâ€™Donnell
Heads We Dance (BCB Session guests) interview (Ubik as bed)
Heads We Dance (BCB session guests) – Afterdark
Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions
Gavron Remix – I Hate This Do You Like It (Chickenhawk)
Barefoot Beware – Bamboo Nightlife
Eagles of Death Metal – Now I’m A Fool
Heads We Dance (BCB Session guests) – Computer Love
Blue Roses – Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (will understand)
Laura Gibson – Spirited
Heads We Dance (BCB Session) – Take My Picture
DAY 1 – GRIZZLY BEAR & ST VINCENT @ LEEDS MET STUDENTS UNION
St Vincent at Leeds Met Students Union
Drowned in Sound absolutely adore St Vincent, and having seen a clip of her in soundcheck on said website a few weeks ago I was intrigued to learn that her support slot on the Grizzly Bear tour was solo. Apart from supplementary guitar on one song by Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, it was just Annie Clark, a looping pedal, and some sequenced backing. I must say I was surprised by how diverse she could be within those limitations. As Sam commented to me after The Strangers, she somehow managed to go seamlessly from 40s jazz guitar to an onslaught reminiscent of Joe Satriani in just 30 seconds. Songs such as Save Me From What I Want worked really well with her looping backing vocals along with herself, and during the more frenetic passages of Marrow she had the appearance of a manikin suffering a seizure. Her cover of The Beatles’ Dig A Pony was a pleasant surprise too. I was very impressed, and would like to know how these songs come across with a full band.
What a few days lie ahead for gigs in the area!Â Tonight (Thursday) there is Grizzly Bear + St. Vincent at Leeds Met Students Union.Â Friday night there is Daniel Johnston + Laura Marling + The Wave Pictures at the Brudenel Social Club.Â Then on Saturday back at Leeds Met again, Choir Of Young Believers are supporting Mew!Â And of all the above, what with it being Fireworks Night, it would seem most appropriate to suggest you watch the marvellous video for Grizzly Bear‘s Two Weeks: