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Buffet Slay (show #94)

Hello strangers.

As the airwaves were bustling with highlights from Bradford Festival, we didn’t have a show last month. Instead we shared The Record Club’s June radio show, 33 1/3 Revolutions which focuses on politics and social commentary in music.

On this month’s show we have some great new releases, many of which tied in very nicely with my general feeling of ‘what the F?’ lately because, you know, the world’s a mess.

Here’s what we played!

THE KING BLUES – We Are Fucking Angry
VIV ALBERTINE – Still England
MICHAEL KIWANUKA – Black Man in a White World
FOLD – Something Gives
LUCY DACUS – I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore
HOCKEYSMITH – Let’s Dagger
LAPSLEY – Operator
RIZ MC – Englistan
TAU – Mo Anam Cara
BEYONCE feat. JACK WHITE – Don’t Hurt Yourself

Back on 4th Sept, cheers!


New Year, New Records

Snow edit4Did you get records for Christmas? We did! They are our very favourite kind of present. So this month on Buffet we play a mix of new releases and stuff we got so – as usual – it’s a spread. You can listen to the show here and here’s the track list:

M.I.A. – Warriors
The Twilight Singers – Teenage Wristband
Sauna Youth – The Bridge
Hinds – Bamboo
Ty Segall – Candy Sam
Tom Waits – Dog Treat
Erykah Badu – The Cell
Ben Folds Five – Sky High
Savages – Waiting For A Sign
Ulrika Spacek – Beta Male
The Drones – Cold and Sober
Yann Tiersen – Porz Goret
Archers of Loaf – White Trash Heroes

And if you fancy a quick flashback to 2015 our end of year review is also up on Mixcloud. We got to see some great bands and play brilliant music last year, how very lucky we are:

Monotony – Luxury Flats
Yo La Tengo – Friday I’m in Love
Julia Holter – Feel You
Young Fathers – Rain or Shine
Neko Case – Somebody Led Me Away
Gruff Rhys – All Weddellau All Weddol
Janelle Monae & Wondaland Records – Hell You Talmbout
The Drones – Taman Shud
Patti Smith – Frederick
Sleaford Mods – Bronx In A Six
John Grant – Down Here
Sufjan Stevens – Death With Dignity
Nina Simone – Lilac Wine
Algiers – Black Eunuch

Finally, our chums from The Record Club have just started broadcasting a monthly show which is worth a listen.

We’re back on Sunday 21st February – see you then!

Team Buffet


Loads of new music! Buffet #85

If you tuned in, we thank you. If you’re here to find out how to catch up, click on this bit. We played quite a lot of new stuff, including a new one from Field Music, which had me going “This is totally Prince!” So I Tweeted them and they said ‘yes’, we loves Parade (it’s also one of my fave LPs).

And here’s a list of what we played…

1. The Mike Sammes Singers – First Lady (jingle)
2. Savages – Answer
3. John Grant – Snug Slacks
4. Tender Prey – Please Pain Principle
5. Low – No Comprende
6. Loyle Carner – Ain’t Nothing Changed
7. Craig Finn – Sarah, Calling From a Hotel
8. Skinny Girl Diet – Silver Spoons
9. Einsturzende Neubauten – Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind
10. Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over
11. John Grant and the BBC Philharmonic – Queen of Denmark
12. Jane Weaver – Time Will Steal
13. No Means No – Now
14. Vieux Farka Toure & Julia Easterline – Little Things
15. Cardiacs – Nurses Whispering Verses

We’re back on 29th November – cheers!

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A Pick n’ Mix of New & Nearly New Music on Going North from Nashville – Monday 18th November, 10 -11pm

John & Sue present a selection of fine songs; most are from albums released this year.

We start local with a Leeds band……….

Fossil Collective: On & On…………..next a couple of other worldly tracks………

Emily Barker: Ghost Narrative

Agnes Obel: The Curse…………..followed by two GNfN favourites……………..

The Handsome Family: Octopus

Midlake: Antiphon…………..next, a new-comer to the programme…….

Lily & Madeleine: Things I’ll Later Lose

Rachel Sermani: Black Current………….title track of her new album.  Another new one from…..

The National: Fireproof………….followed by classic songs from 2012 albums ……..

Bob Dylan: Long & Wasted Years

Leonard Cohen: Darkness…………two more new-comers, on the Communion label……

Daughter: Peter

Kyla Le Grange: Walk Through Walls………..and finally, from his 2013 album ……..

Josh Ritter: Joy to You Baby





A Fine Selection of New Music on Going North from Nashville – Monday 7th October, 10-11pm.

Fifteen excellent & interesting tracks of recently released music, more than half by artists never before featured on the show!

1. Cheyanne Mize: As it Comes

2. Jimmy Glanville: Stranger in My Hometown

3. Joseph Summers: This Holy Fire

4. Zoe Nicol: I Am A Boy

5. He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister: The Same Old Ground

6. The Welcome Waggon: I am Not Skilled to Understand

7. The Willard Grant Conspiracy: Incident at Mono Lake

8. Laura Viers : America

9. The Promised Land Sound: River No More

10. Emily Barker & The Rd Clay Halo: Dera River

11.Ron Sexsmith: Snake Road

12.Royal Canoe: Hold on to the Metal

13. She & Him: Never wanted Your Love

14. Midlake: Children of the Grounds

15. Israel Nash Gripka: Mansions



An excellent selection of new music for bank holiday listening!

New songs from a  rich variety of artists - including GNfN  favourites & others new to the show.

1. The  Handsome Family: Octopus from their new ‘bugs & beasties’ themed album Wilderness.

Then, from Leeds……….

2. Fossil Collective: How Was I To Know, lovely track from debut album Tell Where I Lie

3. Jonny Walker: Song for Bernie - from debut EP This Is Not Me. Jonny is a Leeds- based street musician with a mission!

4. Lloyd Cole: Diminished Ex from Standards

5. Josh Ritter: In Your Arms a While

6. Iron & Wine: Grace for Saints & Ramblers. Interesting track off album of new sounds for Sam Beam

7. Dave Hause: C’mon Kid – his single released for Record Store Day 2013

8. Field Report: I Am Not Waiting Any More – impressive single form debut album

9. Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie Prince Billy: Empty Boxes -from album of covers: What the Brothers Say

10.The National: Fireproof - nice track from Trouble Will Find Me

11. John Grant: Blackbelt - from his highly acclaimed Pale Green Ghosts

12. Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo: Dear River, title track of their new album

13. Beth Orton: Dawn Chorus - new single from Sugaring Season

14. Samuel Taylor: Some Nobody to Me

15. Billy Bragg: Goodbye, Goodbye from Tooth & Nail









Going North from Nashville’s Pick & Mix, featuring a good helping of new music! Monday 3rd June – 10-11pm

Phosphorescent : Song for Zula – a striking song from recent album Muchacho

Ethan Johns : Don’t Reach Too Far – found on his (Ryan Adam’s produced) album, If Not Now Then When

Ryan Adams : Kindness – lovely track from Ryan’s Ashes & Fire, produced by Ethan’s dad – Glyn

Keaton Henson : Sarah Minor – from beautifully understated acoustic offering, Dear

The Soft Hills : Mr Moonlight – found on Chromatisms

Beth Orton : Dawn Chorus – from acclaimed 2012 album, Sugaring Season

Beck : Go It Alone – on 2005’s Guero, featuring Jack White on bass

Jack White : Hip(Eponymous) Poor Boy –  from last year’s Blunderbuss

Marika Hackman: Cannibal – from her debut mini album That Iron Taste

Nick Cave : Push the Sky Away – title track from his awesome new album

The Flowers of Hell : Mr Tambourine Man – interesting version, featuring on their 2013 album Odes

Sam Sallon : A Long Way Down -  single from his debut One for the Road

Harper Simon : 99 – found on second offering from son of Paul, Division Street

Wednesday 4th August – le playlist


I’m back from WOMAD…had a fantastic time and totally recommend going. It’s got a really great atmosphere, very chilled, love the mix of dance, arts and music and continually discovering new stuff. I’m just putting together a WOMAD show, featuring music from some of my favourite acts. I tried to buy tunes while I was there but so did a million other people so I’m not sure when it’ll be broadcast but I’ll give you some warning!

Onwards to Wednesday night’s show (4th Aug), here’s what’s taking my fancy:

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The curse of the blogger

Hello, my name is Nico Franks, and, for fans of irony, this blog post, intended as a first-foray into music criticism, puts to you that the thousands of internet blogs devoted to finding new music (like this one) are killing music criticism. The days of paying the seasoned rock critic for their opinion are over, because all we need do now is enter the blogosphere to find out what anyone thinks about a new band, gig or album. Is this tidal wave of free-criticism shining a light on the cream of the crop, helping us choose only the best and most worthy bands to listen to, or is it creating a whirlwind of undeserved hype around new bands?

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