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Madam, Girls and Emika on The BCB Sessions!

Hello!

On last week’s show we managed to fit in a record number of tracks (nine by 9.30pm) - the show was full of shorties…so breaking all radio rules we start this week’s show with a long ‘un. We also have a sneak preview of Jumbo Records’ 40th Anniversary celebrations. Talking of which – I’m off over the road to the Sparrow for a pint of the specially brewed birthday ale. It’s 4.0%, naturally.

Here’s what filled the radio airwaves this week (Wed 19th Oct, 9pm on 106.6fm & www.bcbradio.co.uk)

The Horrors – Sea within a sea

The Leisure Society – Dust on the dancefloor

Madam – Someone in love

Visions of trees – Sirens (novocaine)

Celebrating 40th years of Jumbo Records with Adam from Jumbo – chatting on the blower…it’s all go.

Altered Images – Happy birthday (why??)

Girls – Honey bunny

The Chevin – Champion (from Otley…on Fierce Panda)

Remember Remember – John Candy

Wildbirds & the Peacedrums – My heart (Dearhoof remix) (Leaf Label are making a special mix tape for Jumbo’s birthday – W & TP are on Leaf = an excuse for playing this cracking track).

Mara Carlyle – Bowlface en Provence (the loveliest sounding intro and ending)

Jono Mccleery – Fears

Emika – Drop the other

….don’t forget if you’re in a band or you’re a solo artist, get in touch about doing a session for broadcast on the show. We’d love to hear from you – doesn’t matter if it’s your first session or 50th. Email me laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

See you next week at 9pm,

Lx

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

Leeds Festival Sunday – Cat Fight

The problem with writing on a blog is that your own personal opinions and convictions take hold; you start to believe your word is the law. Just give me a soap box, it’s already happened with the following article. So I must stress these are just my personal thoughts and musings, and that does mean they’re correct; it’s just you might hear other peoples ‘incorrect’ accounts elsewhere.

So I want to talk first about the two female solo acts of the day – Little boots and the much talked about Florence And Th Machine - and explain why one works and one…humm does not (that’s them opinions I was talking about).

Little boots was first, weith the her very “in trend” electo sounds and delivery. The crowd seemed pleased but the whole act felt a little muted; forced perhaps. Like the the decision was to take the trendy sound of the day and reverse engineer the act to fit. From the clothing to the quirky hand held synth played through out the act. Towards the end of the set “Victoria Christina Hesketh” pulled her brother on who proceded to perform some Bev style tambourine act because it was his birthday. To top even this odd event Boots pulled on the whole darn family, friends and there WAGs it seems for the last song, to stand giggling like children at the prospect of being on stage; while I stood scratching my head at the fact they were on stage at all. I don’t think the rest of the crowd seemed to mind, but quite frankly I did. Boots should go back and finish was she started with the wonderful dead disco, but alas this will not happen

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