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Christmas Countdown part 2

We’re tiptoing ever closer to festive season proper – with numbers 15 to 11 of our annual Christmas Countdown being revealed on this week’s show.

Here’s the full list of tracks we played.

Stone Temple Pilots – Vasoline
Fire Engines – Candyskin
Laika Dog – Getaway
BB King – Christmas Celebration
The Prettiots – Stabler
Malombo – Motshile

Christmas Countdown:
15 – Savages – The Answer
14 – Too Many Chiefs – Psilocybin
13 – Laura Marling – Short Movie
12 – The Delvaux – Deco Doll
11 – Drenge – Running Wild

Delta 5 – Anticipation
Public Service Broadcasting – Korolev
Mystery Jets – Telomere

You can listen again here.

We’ll be moving into the Top 10 on Thursday 17 December (8pm to 9pm) and playing the Top 5 on Christmas Eve at the same time.

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

 

Christmas Countdown 2014 – the full mashings

In case you missed it, here’s this year’s Christmas Countdown in full:

1 Alt-J – Every Other Freckle
2 Seafood – Beaty Heart
3 Against Me! – Unconditional Love
4 St Vincent – Birth in Reverse
5 Warpaint – Love is to Die
6 Archie Bronson Outfit – Two Doves On A Lake
7 Benjamin Booker – Violent Shiver
8 The Bohicas – Swarm
9 New Pornographers – Dancehall Domine
10 Parquet Courts – Black and White
11 Tune-Yards- Water Fountain
12 Brody Dalle – Meet the Foetus/Oh The Joy
13 Blank Realm – Bulldozer Love
14 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Coming Down
15 Superfood – Right On Satellite
16 The Delvaux – At The Jeunesse Doree
17 Stand Alone – Easier Said Than Done
18 Phox – Kingfisher
19 Prince – Pretzel Body Logic
20 Slow Club – Everything is New

Speak to you all in 2015!

Seasonal special

Here’s our festive selection of music to help your Christmas and New Year go with a bang.
The full list of the tracks we played on our seasonal special edition is:

Eugene McGuinness – White christmas
Vessels – On Monos
Blank Realm – Falling Down The Stairs

Christmas Countdown
5 Warpaint – Love is to Die
4 St Vincent – Birth in Reverse
3 Against Me! – Unconditional Love
2 Seafood – Beaty Heart
1 Alt-J – Every Other Freckle

Louis Armstrong – Zat You Santa Claus?
Rattlesnake Shake – Some Like it Hot
Cate Le Bon – I Can’t help You
Embrace – In The End
Maximo Park – Give Get Take
Eugene McGuinness – In The Bleak Midwinter

You can listen again by clicking here and the show is being repeated from 8pm – 9pm on New Year’s Day

Christmas Countdown part 3

The festive season is in full swing – and here’s part three of our annual Christmas Countdown of the Top 20 tracks of the year.
The full tracklisting for our most recent show was as follows:

Biscuithead and the Badgers – Snow
Thurston Moore – The Best Day
The Delvaux – Spider’s Bride

Christmas Countdown:
10 – Parquet Courts – Black and White
9 – New Pornographers – Dancehall Domine
8 – The Bohicas – Swarm
7 – Benjamin Booker – Violent Shiver
6 – Archie Bronson Outfit – Two Doves On A Lake

Zed – White Knuckle Ride
Mini Mansions – Death is A Girl
Eugene McGuinness – Christmas in Killarney
Mark Heslop – Song for the City Gent
Jed’s Blues Band – Dirty Water
Lone Lady – Groove It Out

You can listen again by clicking here – and don’t forget the Top 5 will be part of Bradford Beat from 8pm to 9pm on Christmas Day.

Christmas Countdown part 2

We’re now halfway through this year’s rundown of the best 20 tracks of the past 12 months.

Here’s a full list of the tracks we played on this week’s Bradford Beat:

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Christmas Eve
Embrace – Quarters
Gorgeous – The Chill
Marika Hackman – Drown

Christmas Countdown
15 Superfood – Right On Satellite
14 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Coming Down
13 Blank Realm – Bulldozer Love
12 Brody Dalle – Meet the Foetus/Oh The Joy
11 Tune-Yards- Water Fountain

The Delvaux – At The Jeunesse Doree
Thurston Moore – The Best Day
Vessels – On Monos

You can listen again by clicking here.

Christmas Countdown Part 1

The latest edition of Bradford Beat saw us kick off a rundown of our favourite tracks of the last 12 months.

Here’s a full list of what we played on the show:

Nadine Shah – Stealing Cars
Manchester Orchestra – Girl Harbor
Champion Jack Dupree – Third Degree

Christmas Countdown:
20 Slow Club – Everything is New
19 Prince – Pretzel Body Logic
18 Phox – Kingfisher
17 Stand Alone – Easier Said Than Done
16 The Delvaux – At The Jeunesse Doree

Girlpool – Blah Blah Blah
Lisa Marie Glover – Mad Mary
Cheap Girls – Style
Wind up Birds – Working Christmas Day
Thumpers – Devotee
Jude Brown Band – Green Light

The Top 20 continues throughout December with the top 5 being revealed on Christmas Day.

You can listen again here.

Yule not want to miss this

Pre-festive frivolities are officially underway – as Bradford Beat prepares to embark on its 10th annual Christmas Countdown.

This Thursday (4 Dec) from 8pm-9pm we’ll be playing the first part of our seasonal chart of our favourite tracks of the year.

To whet your appetite, here are the previous number ones:

2013
Simon Crabtree – The Spirit of Bradford City

2012
Whiter Than – Note To Self

2011
The Wind Up Birds – Meet Me At The Depot

2010
Divine Comedy – Indie Disco

2009
Super Furry Animals – Inaugural Trams

2008
Jonjo Feather – I Suppose

2007
Sky Larkin – Summit

2006
iLiKETRAiNS – The Beeching Report

2005
Beck – Girl

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

That countdown in full…

Just in case you missed it, here’s a full rundown of the 2013 Christmas Countdown – our top 20 tracks of the year.

1 Simon Crabtree – The Spirit of Bradford City
2 Polyphonic Spree – You Don’t Know Me
3 Ron Sexsmith – Nowhere To Go
4 Steve Mason – Oh My Lord
5 The Seven Inches – Cashback
6 Hobbes Fan Club – Your Doubting Heart
7 Arrows of Love – The Knife
8 Drenge – Face Like A Skull
9 Swim Deep – The Sea
10 Marika Hackman – Cinnamon
11 Chris T-T – The Bear
12 Tim Burgess – The Doors of Then
13 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep Like A Shark
14 I Am Kloot – These Days Are Mine
15 Teleman – Cristina
16 Vessels – Elliptic
17 Damn Vandals – Kings of Never Never
18 Chutzpah – Eyes
19 Eagulls – Nerve Endings
20 Beaty Heart – Lekka Freakout

You can listen again to the final show of the year featuring the top 5 by clicking here - and it will also be repeated on Thursday from 8pm – 9pm on BCB 106.6FM.