We just couldn’t cram the best Bradford tracks into a Top 10 so we’ve expanded the concept into a Top 20 instead!
Over the next two weeks we’re bringing your our choice of the finest songs produced by acts from our neck of the woods. Here’s the countdown from numbers 20 to 11:
11 Anita Madigan – The Dalai Lama Loves You All
12 Threshold Shift – Hang In There
13 Leafeater – Garden of Love
14 Negatives – 69
15 Creation Roots – Let Jah Music Play
16 handmadehands – Over The Edge
17 Laura Groves – Coast
18 Daisy Cutter – Morning Sun
19 Yo El Rey – And One For The Doctor
20 Talk To Angels – He Loves Cilla
We also played these other tracks this week:
Girlpool -Blah Blah Blah
Alt-J – Left Hand Free
The Delvaux – At The Jeunesse Doree
Mini Mansions – Death Is A Girl
You can listen again here – and the Top 10 will be broadcast on Bradford Beat on Thursday 27 November from 8pm.
Admittedly the closure of The Love Apple in Bradford isn’t the saddest news I’ve been greated with in the past couple of days. I wish it was, however, and that the shootings in Cumbria hadn’t happened.Â However, I’m totally shocked and gutted that The Love Apple had to close, and this is a sad result of what has happened to Bradford in the past few years.Â About 5 years ago the place (both Bradford and The Love Apple) was buzzing (quite literally after The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit‘s loud gig there!)Â and there was a real vibe around the place.Â Now…well, how things have changed.Â The Bradford Playhouse is showing promising signs, but if a nice independent bar like The Love Apple can’t make ends meet, well, we’ve got problems.Â Other highlights that I’ve seen there include Jeffrey Lewis (at which I was very proud to be part of the support with Wilful Missing), Dufus and The Wave Pictures (a great, yet poorly attended gig, again at which Wilful Missing were lucky enough to be asked to support).Â I was also at the Jeremy Warmsley gig at which one Laura Groves made her first appearance, many a moon before blossoming into Blue Roses.Â So, thanks must go to Pav and co for giving us The Love Apple, and I wish him and his staff the best of luck for whatever they do next.