We had a fistful of brand new tracks for our first propoer show of 2014.
The full list of music we played is as follows:
Chris T-T – Bury Me With A Scarab
Junk Dealers – The Chain of Command
Algiers – Mother
Wilful Missing – I Am Clay
Polyphonic Spree – Let Them Be
Eagulls – Opaque
Idlewild – American English
Zed – Easy Does It
Beans On Toast – Keep You
Kaiser Chiefs – Misery Company
Electric Soft Parade – Summertime In My Heart
Scars on 45 – Heart’s on Fire
Anna Calvi – Suddenly
Hope your week’s going well….on the show we’ve got the fantastic Scars on 45! Playing three acoustic tracks and having a chat. They’re playing their new single so if you like it and want to bag it for yourself go to: www.scarson45.com
One major dark cloud’s been hanging over me (well, more than one but we’ll stick to the musical point…) – the really sad news of Trish Keenan passing away. I’ve loved Broadcast from the moment I first heard their music and have since collected all their releases – one of the very few bands in that category. Their sound was quite different to everything I’d previously enjoyed.Â I have many happy memories of dancing along in the kitchen to tracks from ‘The Book Lovers’ and ‘Extended Play’ and being mesmorised by the band at a gig in Birmingham.Â Trish honestly inspired me – to the point where I briefly plucked up courage to sing in my own band. I’ll miss her dearly.
Cue the music….on Wed 19th Jan:
Cloud Nothing – Understand at all
Patrick Wolf – Time of my life (ceephax remix) (no, not the dirty dancing song!)
Mona – Listen to your love
Scars on 45 (BCB Session) – interview with Danny, Nova and Amy
Scars on 45 (BCB Session) – Hearts on fire
Soom T – Jungle of peace
Clinic – Bubblegum
McD – Lipburna (Big up for Bradford – making instrumental tunes)
Austra – Beat and the pulse
Scars on 45 (BCB Session) – Beauty’s running wild
Printed Circuit – Brick it (I love Printed Circuit from Leeds http://printed-circuit.net/…pledge some dosh and help get more releases from this great band)
Broadcast – According to no plan
Beat Connection – Space vacation
Former Ghosts – New Orleans
Scars on 45 (BCB Session) – Give me something
Thanks for reading/listening….the show’s on from 9pm, Wednesday on 106.6fm (in Bradford) or www.bcbradio.co.uk (live online).
Get in touch if you’re in a band/you’re an artist with music you’d like me to play: firstname.lastname@example.org – we love to hear from you!
A couple of months ago I had a chat with half-Bradford, half-Leeds bred indie rockers Scars On 45 before they went off to Texas to play SXSW with their new Chop Shop Records label-mates Fanfarlo and Marina and the Diamonds. Vocalists Danny Bemrose and Aimee Driver had a lot to say about their upcoming album, living the dream and… where to get a good curry in Bradford.
“People always get it wrong… they go to places like Aagrah and Akbar’s and nice places, but you’ve got to go to some proper dives to get a good curry. There’s Sweet Centre… there’s Karachi. Karachi was in The Guardian, it’s been going since 1965! And it’s either chicken and spinach, or chicken and potato… but it’s got to be masala.”
And his bandmate? “Spicy Cottage! Chicken tikka every time!”