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Diagrams, Yppah, Crybaby and Weird dreams on The BCB Sessions!

Ello ello!
Double helping from me - two playlists for the price of one.
Fill yer boots with these lovelies on The BCB Sessions...
Wed 21st March 2012 

Love Bites - LUST /LUST
Bowerbirds - Tuck the darkness in
Weird dreams - Hurt so bad
Firefox AK - The wind
Shearwater - You as you were
Reptar - Stuck in my Id
Me and Cassity - Fred Astaire
Yeti Lane - Sparkling sunbeam
Diagrams - Ghost lit
Laura Gibson - The fire
Bonobo - Eyesdown feat. Andreya Triana & Dels
Deco Child - Pray
School of Seven Bells - Love from a stone
Tindersticks - Slippin' shoes

Wed 14th March 2012 

Robert Ellis - Friends like those
Slugabed - Sex
Waters - Take me out to the coast
Ellen and the escapades - All the crooked scenes
Crocodiles - Sunday (psychic conversation)
Sweet lights - Handle with care
Casiokids - Kaskaden
Spoek Mathambo - Let them talk ft. Yolanda
Martyn - Hello darkness
Simone Felice - You and I belong
Nada Surf - Looking through
Yppah - Blue Schwinn
Crybaby - We're supposed to be in love
If you missed the shows - no panic! Listen again via www.bcbradio.co.uk
And if you've got tunes you'd like me to play then get in touch: @laurarawlings or laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk
See you Wednesday night at 9pm on 106.6fm (in Bradford) and online at www.bcbradio.co.uk


Twin Shadow, Jasmine Kennedy and Piney Gir on The BCB Sessions!

Wednesday 1st Feb 2012 on The BCB Sessions


Lots of treats for you on this week’s show…starting with west Yorkshire lovelies, The Rosie Taylor Project. We’ve got a couple of session tracks from the archives with local artists. Plus something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. See if you can figure out which is which…

The Rosie Taylor Project – PeelS

Twin Shadow – Castles in the snow

Craig Finn – Honolulu blues

Seefeel – Dead guitars

Review of Big Society at City Varieties – in a nutshell, go see. Don’t hang about cus it’s only on until the 4th Feb.

The Soft Hills – Phoenix

Fujiya & Miyagi – Your silent face (from Mojo presents New Order’s Power, Corruption and Lies, re-recorded

Jasmine Kennedy (BCB Session archive) – Good for each other

Maia (BCB Session archive) – Sidelines

Wiful Missing – Powerful pill (from their new album Molehills out of Mountains)

Mr Oizo – EDN

Hanni el Khatib – Human fly

Piney Gir – Outta sight

This is first aid kit – Tiger mountain peasant song

Still Flyin – Stay wild, tokelau

Back next Wednesday night at 9pm on www.bcbradio.co.uk and 106.6fm in Bradford.


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.


Islands, Casio Kids & Miike Snow on The BCB Sessions!

Wednesday 28 December

Hey up,

Trust your Christmas was full of the festive frolics we all know and love… for me it’s a great time to catch up with new releases and listen to loads of music while zooming up/down the motorway. The result is here for your listening pleasure on The BCB Sessions and we’ve got some right belters to end 2011!

Casio Kids – Golden years

Django Django – Default

Dan Sartain (feat. Jane W) – Now, now, now

Sparrow and the Workshop (BCB Session Archive) – Medal around your neck

Miike Snow – Devil’s work

Thomas Truax – December song

Clap your Hands Say Yeah – Hysterical

Islands – This is not a song

Crackpot – Robopotamus

Les Shelleys (BCB Session Archive) – I’m on fire

Pocket (Feat. Steve Kilbey) – Hear in Noiseville

The Raise (Feat. Krome) – Love of hip hop

The Internet (Little Dragon Remix) – Cocaine

Of Montreal – Wintered debts

See you next Wednesday from 9pm on BCB 106.6FM and online at www.bcbradio.co.uk If you missed this week’s show – don’t forget you can catch it again via www.bcbradio.co.uk



iLiKETRAiNS, Laura Gibson and Camera Obscura on The BCB Sessions!


I’ve gone Bandcamp mad, finding local bands and splashing the cash – this is what happens when plans change at the last minute and you end up with a free night on your hands!

Hey ho – it’s a sign of all the good stuff that’s out there… and the fruits of my ‘buy now’ happy clicking can be found on the show (Wed 23rd Nov, 9pm and available for the next month via http://www.bcbradio.co.uk/)

Cue the music!

Craig Finn – Honolulu blues

Horizon – Tiny wings

Laura Gibson – La grande

Our Albert – The honey dance (From the man who brought you the 11xEleven album, Bradford’s Our Albert released this single in the summer – yours from bandcamp)

The Rosie Taylor Project – Sleep (Leeds lovely, out now from bandcamp)

Electric Guest – American daydream

Camera Obscura – Honey in the sun

Owiny Sigoma Band – Hello skinny (hear the new single ‘here on the line’: http://soundcloud.com/brownswood/sets/osb-here-on-the-line Rel. 5th Dec 2011)

iLiKETRAiNS – We were matadors (fab Leeds band, previous session guests…this track’s from their three track EP – available from bandcamp)

The Wooden Machine – What terrible luck (they’ve got the Bradford tag…hooray, not terrible luck! Track’s from ‘Small Town Psychosis’ and is out now and you can download it for free: http://thewoodenmachine1.bandcamp.com/album/small-town-psychosis

Fireworks Night – Settle down

Diagrams – Hill (Olugbenga edit)

Zola Jesus – Vessels

I’m back Wednesday night at 9pm on 106.6fm (in Bradford) and http://www.bcbradio.co.uk/ (all over the place).

Get in touch if you’ve got tunes you’d like me to play or if you’d like to come and do a session: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk or tweet me @laurarawlings


Justice, The Horn The Hunt and Other Lives on The BCB Sessions!

Howdy y’all,

Don’t hunker down in the dark nights – tune into the show! So much good stuff to get your lug holes around….take a look at the list then listen in, Wed 16th Nov at 9pm on 106.6fm or online at www.bcbradio.co.uk If you can’t catch it then, listen at your leisure via BCB’s listen again link www.bcbradio.co.uk

And while you’re on BCB’s website, look out for DIY or DIE radio, Buffet, When Big Joan Sets Up and Eclectic Mainline….because if you like the sessions you’ll also love these chaps & chapesses.

Dum Dum Girls – Always looking

St Etienne – Love can break your heart (pure self indulgence, I admit it…)

Dear Reader – Bear (young’s done in)

Thomas Truax – November in Berlin

Our Albert – If I’ve told you once I’ve told you 11 times (Local, vocal and doing exciting musical things…http://ouralbert.net/)

Justice – Audio, video, disco

Our Albert – Eleventy

Blood Orange – Champagne coast

The Horn The Hunt – Animal magic (Shok remix) http://thehornthehunt.com/

Our Albert – Eleven8

Forest Fire – Future shadows

Other Lives – Old  statues

Our Albert – Eleven is a place on earth

Pitch Twit – Treatment (Take a look – you can also download tracks for free! http://www.pitchtwit.com/)

Baris Manco – Ben Bilirim

Right, off t’Sparrow….drop me a line if you’ve got tunes to play: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

Until next Wednesday night,



Madam, Girls and Emika on The BCB Sessions!


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,


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

Woowoos, Summercamp and Spector on The BCB Sessions!

Hello lovely people,

It’s that time of the week on again when we go on a musical journey checking out this week’s tunes… and reeling out a few that got played once months ago. Here’s what’s on the show (Wed 12th Oct, 9pm and available on BCB’s listen again bit www.bcbradio.co.uk)

Koko Von Napoo – Polly

Gruff Rhys – Space dust

Spector – What you wanted

SBTRKT – Wildfire ft. Little Dragon

Black Cherry – One another

Ellen & the Escapades – Preying on your mind, acoustic version (catch em live in Jumbo Records on 22nd Oct celebrating Jumbo’s 40th Anniversary…more of that to come on next week’s show)

Woowoos – Fizzy lettuce (best band name and song title of the week)

This is the Computers – Lovers lovers lovers (unusual for the sessions I know…)

Bearsuit – Princess, you’re a test

Gardens & Villa - Spacetime

Summercamp – Memories

Twin Sister – Gene ciampi

Animal Collective – The purple bottle

Two Wounded Birds – Together forever

Stateless – Bluefire (ft. Amenta)

Get in touch if you fancy doing a session / getting your music played on the show: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk


James Blake, Washed Out and Printed Circuit on The BCB Sessions!

Howdy folks,

Hope you’re in fine fettle. Loads of great songs on the show, including several ear worms, plus session tracks, oldies and newbies.

Voila le menu for Wednesday 20th July:

St Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Washed Out – Eyes To Be Closed
Zola Jesus – Vessel
Stave Mason & Dennis Bovell – Lost & Dub
Printed Circuit – Brick It
Grace Jones – Williams’ Blood (Aeroplane mix)
Fool’s Gold – Ha Dvash (BCB session track)
Darren Hayman – Drive Too Fast (BCB session track)
Eurythmics – Love Is A Stranger
James Blake – Limit To Your Love
Other Lives – Tamer Animals
Tricky (Fi Fi Rong mix) - Time To Dance

See you same time next week (Wed night at 9pm) on 106.6fm in Bradford and www.bcbradio.co.uk.

If you like the list but missed the show then you can also listen again via www.bcbradio.co.uk


Tasty – Wed 23rd Feb, 9pm

Greetings to you!

Yet another tricky selection business this week….I’m juggling loads of great tunes. Here’s what came top of the list and made it onto the show:

Mazes – Most days
Dorian Concept – Her tears taste like pears
Anna Calvi – Blackout
Joan as Policewoman – Kiss the specifics
The Kills – Satellite
Cherbourg (BCB Session track from the archive) – Never love again
Gabby Young & Other Animals – Whose house (this band are originally from my neck of the woods in Wiltshire…saw them at WOMAD and loved them.)
Disco Machine Gun – The sirens (this is the b-side to their new single. They’re having a party on 9th April to launch the single – your name’s on the list).
Yimino (BCB Session track from the archives) – Q-bit
The Memory Band – A new skin
Olaf Arnalds – Surrender (feat. Bjork)
Malachai – Let em fall
East Park Reggae Collective – The Frontline (from Leeds, fans of La La and the Boo Ya will like this!)

Next week on the show we’ve got Duane Simon doing a bit of beat boxing and moon dancing – it’s gonna be great so tune in Wed 2nd March from 9pm on 106.6fm in Bradford or online at www.bcbradio.co.uk

Final word, if you like what we’ve been playing but you’ve missed the show then fear not! We’ve got a new listen again service – you can listen to your favourite programmes up to four weeks after they were broadcast. Click on this link: http://www.podcast.canstream.co.uk/bcb/