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Eclectic Mainline 11th July 2012

This morning I thought today’s might be my last ever show on BCB.  After Chris Moyles announced he was leaving the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, I felt sure Ben Cooper would be on the phone offering me the role… but no, someone called Nick Grimshaw got the call.   So, much to everybody’s surprise, I’m still here!

Ahem, so, on with the business in hand…

New James Yorkston album

Today I saw this new James Yorkston video, which precedes his new album, I Was A Cat From A Book.  The special edition of the album looks utterly amazing. The video is precisely what musicians should be doing in the digital age, in my view.  Good work James, and good work Domino Records.

Frankie Rose competition

This week we’re giving away tickets to see Frankie Rose at the Brudenel Social Club on Tuesday 24th July, plus a copy of her new album, Interstellar. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question:

Frankie Rose is from Brooklyn.  Brooklyn is a district of which city:

  1. York
  2. New York
  3. Bradford

Post your answer as a comment on this blog, or tweet @bcbradio by Tuesday 17th July 2012.  The winner will be announced on my show on Wednesday 18th July.

New Christian Fennesz soundtrack album

Also in tonight’s show was a new tune by Christian Fennesz, taken from his marvellous new soundtrack to the film AUN – The Beginning and the End of All Things:
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Eclectic Mainline – 27th July 2011

Beacons Festival

Tonight I ran a competition to win a pair of tickets to the Beacons Festival.  The competition will remain open until noon on Friday, to give people who listen again chance to enter.  If you do listen again, and hear the question, please either Tweet your answers to @bcbradio, email studio [at] bcbradio [dot] co [dot] uk, or put your answer on the BCB Facebook page .

The line-up for Beacons is amazing.  The best line-up of any festival I’ve seen this year.

Back to tonight’s show, here’s a preview of the new Offshore EP, a tune from which I played tonight:

Offshore – Pacer EP (preview) by Offffshore

And here’s a full list of tonight’s tunes:

Psychologist – “Propeller” (single) (Not Even)
Gill Sandell – “Wrap Your Treasure” (single) (Rowan Tree)
Daedelus – “Overwhelmed feat. Bilal (Star Slinger remix)” (single) (Ninja Tune)
John Stammers – “Idle I’m (Colorama Coloured In remix)” (“John Stammers EP”) (Wonderful Sound)
Björk – “Cosmogony (Serban Ghenea remix)” (single b-side – “Crystaline”) (One Little Indian)
The Advisory Circle – “Learning Owl Reappears” (LP – “As The Crow Flies”) (Ghost Box)
S.C.U.M – “Amber Hands” (single) (Mute)
Caged Animals – “Girls On Medication (LV mix)” (single) (Lucky Number)
Fruit Bats – “You’re Too Weird” (single) (Sub Pop)
The Advisory Circle – “Logotone III – Eyes Inside You” (LP – “As The Crow Flies”) (Ghost Box)
The Twilight Sad – “And She Would Darken The Memory” (BCB session)
Offshore – “Pacer” (EP – “Pacer”) (Big Dada)
Gardens & Villas – “Cruise Ship” (LP – “Gardens & Villas”) (Secretly Canadian)
I Break Horses – “Hearts” (single) (Bella Union)

2Weeks 2Make It – Music Video Competition

Here’s an exciting opportunity for any musician wanting a video, or video-maker wanting a musical act to work with.

The South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network (SYFN) are running their 5th annual 2Weeks 2Make It competition.  Here’s a ‘making of’ video from 2010.

There is a small fee to enter as a musician (certainly much smaller than the amount you would need to spend to get a good video made) and it is free to enter for film makers.  To find out more about it and how to enter in 2011 visit the SYFN website.  The closing date is 2nd May and the launch event is on 5th May.

Win free tickets to see Duke & the King!

My messages are like buses…you wait ages and then loads come at once. But the joy when you get one is oh so good!

Great news, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see The Duke & the King and Wilful Missing! They’re playing tomorrow night (Thursday 28th) at the Wardrobe in Leeds (right next to the bus station). It’ll be fantastic! I saw them play at the Hi Fi – it was packed and brilliant. So if you want to go for free (courtesy of the Hee Haw Sessions & BCB radio) then tune in tonight to Eclectic Mainline from 8pm. The winner will be announced before 10pm on The BCB Sessions. That’s 106.6fm if you’re in Bradford or to listen online.


These New Puritans – ‘Hologram’ (Albert Freeman remix)

Back in June I told you about a remix competition for These New PuritansHologram.  I suggested I might have a go myself, and indeed I did!  I would be the first to admit that mine is not a fully realised idea.  Given more time (to get more familiar with Logic, as well as exploring my idea for the remix) I think my mix has potential to sound much better.  Another thing to note (and again this is to do with me not being too familiar with Logic yet) is that mine is relatively quiet – so turn up the volume when you listen to mine!

Anyway, I entered my effort into the competition.  You can hear it below along with the original and also my favourite of the other competition entries, that by Mute Branches.

These New Puritans original version


Albert Freeman remix

(remember, it’s quiet so turn up!)

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These New Puritans: ‘Hologram’ Remix Competition

Now then, this looks exciting! Might have a go myself if I get time! The info below is copied from the Domino press release…

These New Puritans‘Hologram’ remix competition

To coincide with the release of the astonishing ‘Hologram’ on July 26, TNP have set up an exclusive remix competition hosted by

Head to and you will be able to download the parts to Hologram for free. Remixes of the track can then be uploaded and entered into the competition – as judged by the band.

The winner will receive tickets to Londons 1234 festival, where These New Puritans are performing, along with special prize pack which includes music, merchandise and signed special edition goodies. The winner will also receive a pro-account for Fairtilizer.

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Fab sesh from Lawrence Arabia

Allo allo!

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia - BCB session

Here’s what I played on Wednesday’s show (3rd March):

We had a special acoustic session from Lawrence Arabia, recorded here at BCB by Albert Freeman (thanks Alb).

This morning call – Tides
Ghost Train – Summer Camp
Fenech Soler – Stop and stare
Lawrence Arabia (BCB Session) – Apple Pie Bed
Husky Rescue – Sound Of Love
The Big Pink – Tonight
to rococo rot – fridays
Lawrence Arabia (BCB Session) – I Smoked Too Much
The Birdman Rallies – You and I
Silver Columns – Cavalier
Alt track demo
Django Django – Wor
Lawrence Arabia (BCB Session) – The Beautiful Young Crew

And if you’re reading this before 7th March – take a punt on our competition…it could be YOU!

Prize: Beach House – Teen Dream – signed!
Question: Where are Beach House from?
A – Bradford
B – Baltimore
C – Barnsley
Closing Date: midnight Sunday 7th March

Answers to: with Beach House competition in the subject line.

Longplay with James Long – Ivyrise Special!

My new hour long show will feature live sessions, interviews, local bands, new music and much more.



So this week for the first show we have an Ivyrise special!

Ben and Dan from the band popped in for a chat and played a couple of tracks.

We also have a competition running to win 2 separate pairs of tickets for the gig next Thursday 18th February at the Cockpit, Leeds.

Listen in to the show for the question and send all answers to Two winners will be selected at random and announced on the Ivyrise Facebook page after the show.

Check out for band information and links to their Myspace and other pages.

Add yourself as a fan of the new show on Facebook by searching ‘Longplay with James Long’ or by clicking here

Enjoy the show!