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Rachel Sermanni, Wild Flag & Slow Club on The BCB Sessions!


On the show (Wed 15th Feb), we’ve got more treats than your average selection box – including a very lovely acoustic session from Rachel Sermanni!

Slow Club – The dog

Liz Green – Bad medicine

Breton – Interference

Rachel Sermanni (interview) and Breathe Easy (BCB Session) – played with Jesca Hoop at House Concerns in York. Check both out!

Timber Timbre – Black water

Those Darlins – Sirens get loose

Summer Camp – Losing my mind

Rachel Sermanni (BCB Session) – Song to a fox

Soap & Skin – Wonder

Wild Flag – Boom

Zulu Winter – We should be swimming

Waters – Take me out to the coast

Moody Gowns – Nelson skills

Rachel Sermanni (BCB Session) – The fog

If you’d like to come and do a session, send me a message: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk or tweet me @laurarawlings

Until next week – Wednesday night at 9pm.


p.s. if you miss the live show, listen again at www.bcbradio.co.uk



Friends, Caged Animals & East Park Reggae Collective on The BCB Sessions!

4 January

Hello you,

Happy New Year!

Hope happy days are here and all’s good. So far, I’ve slipped down a flight of stairs and given myself a royal pain in the neck (*muted shrieking hoping no-one would notice – I’ll never make a scientologist*), nursed a cold that makes me sound like Pat Butcher (God rest her soul), cancelled my holiday (wtf?) and been stuck for hours on a broken down train while a young girl sang Abba medleys and read the bible out loud. The youth of today… There’s more but that’ll do, this isn’t an episode of Enders.

Needless to say, I’m reaching out the hand of sympathy and solidarity to those of you who are also getting all their bad luck out the way on days one, two and three…

So, here’s the show that’ll make you feel better.

Friends – Friend crush

The Wave Pictures – Eskimo kiss

Stay Positive – Dandelion

Still Corners – Endless summer

East Park Reggae Collective – The Frontline (love these guys – get their latest album from Bandcamp)

Fol Chen – So good

Everything Everything (BCB Sessions Archive) – Suffragette Suffragette

Kaiser Chiefs – Little shocks

Crackpot – Star

Willard Grant Conspiracy (BCB Sessions Archive) – Drunkard’s Prayer

Moby (Kleerup remix) – The right thing

Caged Animals – Piles of $$$

The Wooden Machine – Dearest Rose

Get in touch if you’ve got music you’d like me to play on the show – either tweet me @laurarawlings or email laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

And if you missed the show, listen again at www.bcbradio.co.uk

See you next Wednesday night at 9pm.


Caribou, The Luminaries and Dear Reader on The BCB Sessions!

Hey there,

This is what made this week’s mix (Wed 30th Nov, 9pm)…..mmm tasty!

Caribou – Hendrix with KO (old but a goodie)

Foxx on Fire – Vicious satellite

Timber Timbre – Woman

Moody Gowns – Nelson skills (from Rock and Roll Circus CD – A collection of calamity III…stumbled across at the Brudenell Social)

Wye Oak – The alter

Caged Animals – Piles of $$$

Porcelain Raft – Put me to sleep

Gary Gore & E.E.Viles – Decades erased (DIY – great mini three CD-er picked up in Jumbo’s local artist section)

Wilful Missing – Constitution failed (album launch on Sat 3rd Dec at New Beehive Inn, Bfd 8pm – with Neil McSweeney)

The Luminaries – Time to fight for souls (from their So Called Glamour EP – avail on Bandcamp)

Soko - I thought I was an alien

Kill it Kid – Wild and wasted

Zola Jesus – Vessel

Dear Reader – Money (go home now)

So that’s the tunes…..here’s the other news I mentioned on the show:

That’s all from me folks. Back next Wednesday night at 9pm with more new songs and tracks from west Yorks artists. Get in touch if you’ve got music you’d like me to play or gigs you want plugging: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk or tweet me: @laurarawlings

See you next Wed,


Listen live to The BCB Sessions on 106.6fm (in Bradford) or online at www.bcbradio.co.uk

If you miss the show – listen again via www.bcbradio.co.uk for up to four weeks after the programme’s broadcast.

New tracks from Fool’s Gold, Cloud Control and She Keeps Bees!

On The BCB Sessions (Wed 27 July), we served up new tunes, archive sessions and west Yorkshire bands…hope it took your fancy.

If you missed the show – you can listen via BCB’s listen again service: www.bcbradio.co.uk

Fool’s Gold – Wild window
Belle and Sebastian – Write about love
Mini Mansions – Monk
She Keeps Bees – Vulture
Scars on 45 (BCB Session) – Heart on fire
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The body
Hannah Trigwell – Come home soon
Bibio – Take your shirt off
Warpaint – Undertow
Cloud Control – Gold canary (Cymbals remix)
Gui Boratto – The verdict
Pete and the Pirates – Half moon street
Cold Cave – Youth and lust
The Mexanines – Give you love

I’m back next Wednesday night at 9pm on 106.6fm in Bradford and www.bcbradio.co.uk (where you can listen live and listen again).

If you’re in a band or you’re a solo artist and you’d like to get your music on the show then get in touch: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or fiftieth session we’d love to hear from you. You can also send tracks to: Laura Rawlings, The BCB Sessions, BCB Radio, 11 Rawson Road, Bradford BD1 3SH.


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


23rd March – Jasmine Kennedy on The BCB Sessions!

Hello you,

Hope you enjoyed the show…Jasmine Kennedy’s session sounded great. She’s got such a soulful voice – listening back to the tracks made me really smile. If you missed the show, you can listen again via www.bcbradio.co.uk click on ‘listen again’ and scroll down for The BCB Sessions, 23rd March, 9pm. Thanks Jasmine for popping in. She’s got some gigs coming up so for the dates go to http://jasminekennedy.co.uk/home

If you’d like to get your music on the show – perhaps record a session – then get in touch. Just email me: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk and I’ll get my people to talk to your people and we’ll sort it. No, seriously, it’s not that complicated….

So this is what we served up:

Pete and the Pirates – United

The Death Set – We are going anywhere men

Love Inks – Black eye

Jasmine Kennedy interview

Jasmine Kennedy (BCB Session) – Good for each other

Smith Westerns – Weekend

Husky Rescue – Fast lane

Battles – Ice cream

Jasmine Kennedy (BCB Session) – Dinner for breakfast

About Group – Don’t worry

Maia (session track from the archives) – Sidelines (from Hudds. Ones to watch. They’re playing in Hebden Bridge in April so if you’re free go see http://www.myspace.com/maiatheband)

Clock opera – Let the lifeboats go

Jasmine Kennedy (BCB Session) – Cardigan sweater

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Le BCB Sessions – Wed 8th Sept

Hello people,

Hope you’re in fine fettle.

Put together a top selection of songs for you…enjoy.

Let me know if there’s a band you think I should be playing on the show, especially if they’re in/from West Yorks: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk


M.I.A. – It takes a muscle
Local natives – Wide eyes (Fools Gold ft Aristotle Pop a bottle Remix)
Wild Beasts – All the Kings Men
Chilly Gonzales – Knight Moves
Maggie 8 – Greatest days (lovely Leeds band)
Stereolab – Margerine Melody (minor indulgence tune!)
Interview with Seb, Meet Me In Vegas
Darwin Deez – Lucky Number
Still Flyin – Stay wild, tokelau
Broadcast Society – Behind your back
The Vaselines – Turning it on (naughty indie band!)
Yeasayer – Madder Red
Meet Me In Vegas – High (Yorks band – heading off on tour, check them out)

The BCB Sessions – double helping

Hi folks,

How’s your week been? Mine’s been hectic so apologies for tardiness with tracklistings…it means there’s a double dose in this message.

Loads of great music out there at the mo – hope you enjoy the show.

Get in touch if you’re in a band and have some tunes you’d like me to play: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

Have a great time if you’re off to Bingley Music Live!


Wed 1 Sept
Vampire Weekend – White sky
The pains of being pure at heart – say no to love
Matthew Dear – Soil to seed
Frightened rabbit – Old old fashioned (BCB session 2008)
The Arcade Fire – Rococo
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Push the envelope
Printed circuit – Adventure games
Anti pop consortium – Volcano (Four tet remix)
Chief – Night and day
Karen Elson – Season of the witch
Zola Jesus – Sea Talk
Neon Indian – Deadbeat summer
School of seven bells – Heart is strange

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The Duke And The King session

If you didn’t hear The Duke And The King in session back in May, you missed a really good one. This was certainly one of Laura’s favourites so far this year in her show The BCB Sessions. Laura asked me to help out with the session, and it was a real pleasure.  So, here’s another chance for you to hear it.

The Duke And The King BCB session by DJ Albert Freeman

The Duke And The King at BCB, April 2010

The Duke And The King at BCB, April 2010