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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

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.

Boxing Day bonanza

It was Boxing Day and boy, did we have a party.

Not just a stockingful of alternative festive tunes but also the final part of this year’s Christmas Countdown.

Here was what we played in full:

The Wind Up Birds – Working Christmas
City and Colour – Harder Than Stone
Poppy Factory – 7×7
Electric Soft Parade – Mr Mitchell

Christmas Countdown Top 5
5 The Seven Inches – Cashback
4 Steve Mason – Oh My Lord
3 Ron Sexsmith – Nowhere To Go
2 Polyphonic Spree – You Don’t Know Me
1 Simon Crabtree – The Spirit of Bradford City

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – Holly Roller
Mongol Horde – How The communists Ruined Christmas
Larry and his Flask – Closed Doors
Red Paintings – Wasps
Velvet Underground – I Can’t Stand It

The good news is you can listen again by clicking here.

And we’ll be repeating the whole kaboodle for good measure on Thursday 2 January from 8pm to 9pm.

Bradford’s Noise of the Valleys

Gary Cavanagh was our studio guest this week, talking about his book Bradford’s Noise of the Valleys Volume 2

And we also found time for the third part of our Christmas Countdown. Here are the tracks we played:

Anna Calvi – Suddenly
Negative Panda – She Is Right
Dubh Chapter – Touch and Go
New Model Army and Tom Jones – Gimme Shelter

10 Marika Hackman – Cinnamon
9 Swim Deep – The Sea
8 Drenge – Face Like A Skull
7 Arrows of Love – The Knife
6 Hobbes Fan Club – Your Doubting Heart

You can listen again by clicking here.

Make some noise, Bradford

Don’t miss next week’s Bradford Beat when we’ll be chatting to Gary Cavanagh about the long-awaited second volume of his book Bradford’s Noise Of The Valleys.
He’ll be on the show on Thursday 19 December from 8pm – 9pm reminiscing about music from 1988-1998. We’ll also be bringing you the first half of the Top Ten of the 2013 Christmas Countdown.
Here’s a recap of the tracks we played on last night’s show:

Polyphonic Spree – Raise Your Head
Junk Dealers – Reailty TV
Mogwai – The Lord Is Out of Control
Special AKA – Nelson Mandela
Eagulls – Tough Luck

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN PART 2
15 Teleman – Cristina
14 I Am Kloot – These Days Are Mine
13 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep Like A Shark
12 Tim Burgess – The Doors of Then
11 Chris T-T – The Bear

John Parkes – Trireme 72 (All Rowed Home)
Electric Soft Parade – Summertime In My Heart
Threshold Shift – Hang In There
Superfood – Bubbles

You can listen again by clicking here