This week marked the first live edition of Too Much Too Young since the dissolution of The Dream Team (a.k.a. my good self, Joel and Pat). In an unprecedented step I spent a week notÂ ectstacially enthusingÂ about, nor playing, anything related to young Bradfordian heroes No Garden, One Dragon.
Instead, with the help of my colleagueÂ Matthew Blakey, the show looked at the positively 80s feel of cinema offerings this week – the actionÂ movie parodyÂ The Other Guys, theÂ 25th anniversary of Back to the Future andÂ the sequel to the seminal 1987 film Wall Street.
Music-wiseÂ TMTY tried to stick to the remit set by Joel White during his five incendiary years of helming the show by mixing fresh and upcoming acts with more unusual and obscure choices. The running order for this week was as follows:
No Joel again this week, so we managed to sneak another track of Neil Young on to the show. As well as that we discussed No Hands this Friday at the Playhouse, and Loads of Music this Saturday, also at the Playhouse.
Other tracks were from The Family Elan, Bilge Pump, Uprights, Beach House and Shield Your Eyes.
Tonight on BCB we had a special guest in one Darren Hayman. He came into BCB with his band before their gig at Theatre in the Mill on 1st May.
Darren Hayman at BCB
We shared the session between two of this evening’s shows. If you were listening to Too Much Too Young at 6:30pm with Patrick and Keiron, you will have had the delight of hearing Darren Hayman’s BCB session version of “Room To Grow”. I then featured two more tunes by Darren and his band in my show Eclectic Mainline at 8pm:
Last show before the election, and we had an electoral theme to the show (wholly impartial of course).
We played tracks from The Books, Ganglians, Blood Crips, BLK JKS, Villagers and LCD Soundsystem.
Singing the news was (as you can imagine) themed on the forthcoming general election. It’s tomorrow guys, unless you’re listening to the repeat in which case it’s today. Oh, and next week’s topic is the end of the football season.
This Week’s Too Much Too Young is packed full of great music. We started with Yo Mama by Peggy Sue, who have just released their debut album and are sounding sweet. Before playing new and classic tracks from the likes of She and Him, Flight of the Conchords, The Anniversary and Two Door Cinema Club.
Fun Show this week, with an interview with Chris from Yeasayer! Joel was away, but me and KC were as present as ever. KC’s Backrow Banter was entertaining as always, although it was a shame that we were back to a 6/10 film.
And the interview was fun to do. It may even get another playing at some point.
See you next week at 6.30pm on Wednesday or 1.00pm on Thursday!
Gaggle – I Hear Flies
Sondre Lerche – Bluish (Animal Collective Cover)
Yeasayer – Madder Red
KC’s Backrow Banter – Alice in Wonderland (6/10)
Radikal Satan – Prohibido
The era of the half past five show has ended, but a new one is about to begin; namely that of the 6.30 show.
Next Week (3rd of March) we are launching with an exciting interview with Beach House (which we are sharing with Albert Freeman’s Eclectic Mainline). And the week after we have one all to ourselves with Chris Keating from Yeasayer.
But before all that, in the last show at our current time we had a typical selection of new tunes from the likes of Strange Boys and Hot Chip.
Singing the News was about The President of America (Barack Obama) meeting an exiled Tibetan spiritual leader (the Dalai Lama).
Everyone’s talking about them, and their album is about to make a significant dent in the charts. And on Thursday 2/3 of the tmty team went to see this sarf lahndan trio. And were they good? Abso-blooming-lutely. Compared to the venues they’ll be playing soon The Nation of Shopkeepers will seem like a bit of a shoebox. But the simple, pulsating beats and the individual vocals of Tigs (that is her name, honest) are at home here as much as they will be when they play the NME awards show in february.
Soâ€¦ the noughties are almost over. Time for a review show!
Tonight we paid homage to some of the best artists of the year with songs from the likes of The Wave Pictures, Julian Casablancas and Blue Roses.Â We also played one of the My Latest Novel tunes form their 2009 BCB session.Â Plus KCâ€™s films of the year and of the decade (number 1 was My Sassy Girl).
We also looked a bit further back and played a track from one of the classic albums of the past decade (A Postcard to Nina from Jens Lekmanâ€™s â€œNight Falls Over Kortedalaâ€) and played an even older song (Why Bother? by Weezer) which sort of looks to the future as there is a Weezer tribute act called Stinkerton playing at the 1 in 12 club on new years eve. Though there is competition for NYE party of the year as at the playhouse there is also a â€œDecade Danceâ€ event which looks ace. And thereâ€™s loads of great stuff happening in Bradford in the near future.