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Those Darlins, Portishead and Plaid on The BCB Sessions!

Wednesday 18th Jan…

Come on in – this is what’s on this week’s instalment of The BCB Sessions:

Those Darlins – Screws get loose

Gossip – Heavey cross

Shearwater – Breaking the yearlings

Tinariwan – Imidiwan Afrika Tendam

Plaid – 35 summers

Handmadehands – Sunshine

Buriel & Four Tet – Moth

The Low Anthem – To the ghosts who write history books

Cloud Control – This is what I said

Portishead – The rip

The Waves Pictures (BCB Session archive) – Walk to the backstairs quiet

Gary Stewart – (BCB Session archive) – Maggie Oh


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.


3 days: 3 gigs; 1 session


St Vincent at Leeds Met

St Vincent at Leeds Met Students Union

Drowned in Sound absolutely adore St Vincent, and having seen a clip of her in soundcheck on said website a few weeks ago I was intrigued to learn that her support slot on the Grizzly Bear tour was solo. Apart from supplementary guitar on one song by Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, it was just Annie Clark, a looping pedal, and some sequenced backing. I must say I was surprised by how diverse she could be within those limitations. As Sam commented to me after The Strangers, she somehow managed to go seamlessly from 40s jazz guitar to an onslaught reminiscent of Joe Satriani in just 30 seconds. Songs such as Save Me From What I Want worked really well with her looping backing vocals along with herself, and during the more frenetic passages of Marrow she had the appearance of a manikin suffering a seizure. Her cover of The Beatles’ Dig A Pony was a pleasant surprise too. I was very impressed, and would like to know how these songs come across with a full band.

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Eclectic Mainline 4th November 2009

What a few days lie ahead for gigs in the area!  Tonight (Thursday) there is Grizzly Bear + St. Vincent at Leeds Met Students Union.  Friday night there is Daniel Johnston + Laura Marling + The Wave Pictures at the Brudenel Social Club.  Then on Saturday back at Leeds Met again, Choir Of Young Believers are supporting Mew!  And of all the above, what with it being Fireworks Night, it would seem most appropriate to suggest you watch the marvellous video for Grizzly Bear‘s Two Weeks:

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