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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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The Peppermint Lounge in session on The BCB Sessions!

Hi folks,

We had a treaty treat on Wednesday’s show – a session from The Peppermint Lounge. They’re based in Leeds and their music’s really hard to describe but reminds me of The Beta Band & Hot Chip – not bad eh!

Acoustic number

Acoustic number

Also Phil Collins’ vox made an appearance – not something I’d usually big up / do but it’s a top remix from a local outfit.

We’re offering you the chance to win Graham Coxon’s latest album – check Albert’s blog for details. Deadline’s midnight Sunday 13th Dec 09.

If you missed the programme, no worries –  it’s repeated on Saturday at 7pm (12th Dec).

Here’s the list of tunes:
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Neil Hannon interview (I don’t like cricket, I love it)

Arhh haha, It’s not really Patrick here at all, it’s Adam. But I am posting on behaf of the blue haired chap from the picture on the left (he has gone to France). I am posting up his interview with Neil Hannon best know for The Divine Comedy (and My Lovely Horse). The interview was broardcast on Patrick’s Monday night show, where he spoke mainly on the subject of ‘The Duckworth Lewis Method.  If you have not heard the album you can listen to the whole thing on spotify here (I just listened to the whole thing 3 times over; it’s very good on the ears).  Anyhow enough of this written primative word;  click play to hear the interview…

Neil Hannon Interview (download)

Kate Walsh – Light & Dark

In the first of what will hopefully become a regular feature, thought I’d give a quick overview of a new album which has

taken my fancy this week.

Kate Walsh’s second album Tim’s House, so named because it was recorded in the eponymous buiding of a friend’s home, became a surprise hit on iTunes in 2007, after the track Talk of the Town was given away free and consumers decided to check out the rest of the album.

This week saw the release of follow-up album Light & Dark, and thankfully the jaunty nature of lead single June Last Year belies the continuing beautific fragility of Walsh’s songwriting.

Kate Walshs Light & Dark album
Kate Walsh’s Light & Dark album

The title track – first unveiled to live audiences shortly after the release of Tim’s House – is a bewitching example of powerfully frail heartmeltery, and album opener As He Pleases sours powerfully whilst understanding that true art lies in reiging in the excesses of the emotional.

Listen to the album here: katewalsh.co.uk/audio/

Kate Walsh can be seen on Tour throughout the UK in September & October. See here for dates: katewalsh.co.uk/tour/