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Celebrating the female of the species…Wed 9th March


Really loved doing the show this week – chatting to BCB’s finest female DJs and playing some of their favourite songstresses. We celebrated International Women’s Day on The BCB Sessions – only broadcasting the voices of the fairer sex. It’s almost impossible condensing everything I’d like to play into an hour but here’s what made the mix:

Broadcast – Still Feels Like Tears
Gossip – Listen Up (live in Liverpool version)
Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains (Selected by Alissa Juvan, one half of BCB’s Fabric show)
Lush – Single Girl (back to 1996….)
Kaito – Should I (Chosen by Katie Jennings, one half of BCB’s DIY or Die show)
Anna Calvi – Blackout (atmospheric, immense…brilliant)
Blue Roses – Does Anyone Love Me (Acoustic BCB Session – shiny and gorgeous!)
Roisin Murphy – Ruby Blue (Selected by Sally Cooper, blogger, presenter/producer of many a BCB show)
Bat For Lashes – Horse and I (another one of mine…takes me right back to sitting on the carpet at the Brudenell Social Club being mesmerised along with many other people by N Khan in tight white jeans).
Nina Simone – Feeling Good (Chosen by Emma Adams, one half of BCB’s Buffet duo..we’re feeling good)
Peaches – Downtown (it was either this or suck on my ***** !@%&)
MIA – It Takes A Muscle (Had to play MIA…she’s ace)

Of course I’ve missed out loads of great female artists so I’d like to do it all over again with the women I missed  – who should be in the mix next time? Suggestions please….Joan as Policewoman, Cat Power?? Your thoughts please. You don’t have to be a lady to contribute. Thank the lord.

If you missed the show you can listen again….hopefully this link will take you to it


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Escort Knights’ Re-mix Competition Winner Announced!

Hi everyone, hope you enjoyed this week’s show. We announced the winner of Escort Knights’ re-mix competition – woo…read on to see who got the golden gong.

Here’s a reminder of what we played:

Autokratz – Opposite of Love
Ladytron – Ace of Hz
Blue Roses – Doubtful Comforts
Edwyn Collins – In Your Eyes
Arsonists – Bout That Time (from Matador at 21 box set)
La La & The Boo Ya – Junglest Soldier
Erland & The Carnival – Map of an English Man
Smoke Fairies – Hotel Room
Caribou – Odessa
Escort Knights – Maths Joy Re-mix* (*Re-mix Competition Winner) – I Don’t Know Your Name (Well done, sounds great!)
David Lynch – Good Day Today
Sarabeth Tucek – Get Well Soon
Night Herons – Bury Your Head

If you’d like us to play any of your tracks, or you fancying coming in and recording a session for the show, just drop me a line: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

…..and if you’d like to find out even more about getting your music on the radio (not just on The BCB Sessions!), here’s an event you should shimmy along to. Book early because places fill quickly.

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Eclectic Mainline – 2nd June 2010

The Love Apple, Bradford.  RIP

The Love Apple, Bradford. RIP

Admittedly the closure of The Love Apple in Bradford isn’t the saddest news I’ve been greated with in the past couple of days. I wish it was, however, and that the shootings in Cumbria hadn’t happened.  However, I’m totally shocked and gutted that The Love Apple had to close, and this is a sad result of what has happened to Bradford in the past few years.  About 5 years ago the place (both Bradford and The Love Apple) was buzzing (quite literally after The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit‘s loud gig there!)  and there was a real vibe around the place.  Now…well, how things have changed.  The Bradford Playhouse is showing promising signs, but if a nice independent bar like The Love Apple can’t make ends meet, well, we’ve got problems.  Other highlights that I’ve seen there include Jeffrey Lewis (at which I was very proud to be part of the support with Wilful Missing), Dufus and The Wave Pictures (a great, yet poorly attended gig, again at which Wilful Missing were lucky enough to be asked to support).  I was also at the Jeremy Warmsley gig at which one Laura Groves made her first appearance, many a moon before blossoming into Blue Roses.  So, thanks must go to Pav and co for giving us The Love Apple, and I wish him and his staff the best of luck for whatever they do next.

Here’s what I played in my show tonight:

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Too Much Too Young 30th December 2009

So… 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.  We also played one of the My Latest Novel tunes form their 2009 BCB session.  Plus KC’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 Lekman’s “Night Falls Over Kortedala”) 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 “Decade Dance” event which looks ace. And there’s loads of great stuff happening in Bradford in the near future.

Bring on the tenties!

Christmas Countdown – part 2

Bradford Beat’s run-down of the best 20 tracks of 2009 is halfway through – here’s what we’ve revealed so far:

11 Grizzly Bear – While We Wait For The Others
12 Roger Davies – Brighouse On A Saturday Night
13 Frank Turner – Poetry of the Deed
14 Blue Roses – I Am Leaving
15 Benjy Ferree – Blown Out (Gold Doubloons and PCs of 8 )
16 The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa
17 Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes
18 Prom Knight – Counter Intelligence
19 Scaramanga Six – Misadventure
20 New Model Army – Autumn

Five further tracks will be played over each of the next two weeks, with the number one being unveiled on Christmas Eve.

Bradford Beat is on BCB 106.6FM on Thursdays from 8pm-9pm and repeated Sunday 7pm-8pm.

TMTY 04.11.09!

We’ve been forced today away from our usual live broadcast due to rehearsal commitments for this weekend’s Raise Your Banners festival of political song, a worthy excuse if ever there was one.  So this show was a pre-record.


Yessir. A trip down on Saturday night may well result in you seeing my goodself in some fetching women’s clothing…!

But yes, this week we played some very nice stuff indeed.

WILD BEASTS – The Fun Powder Plot

Here’s the Kendal / Leeds gang’s fantastic Jool’s performance for those that missed it too-

Then we talked about how Laura Groves AKA Blue Roses still owes us all a pound in royalties for singing on her album (along with a few other BCB Broadcasters I believe, Albert?)
We played an old version of-
and chatted about her imminent headline tour:

Then a glorious short from-
THE BOBBY MCGEES – L.O.V.E / A Masonic Youth

New music then from the glorious Yeasayer.
‘Ambling Alp’ is their new single.
Available for free here – http://www.amblingalp.com/
Properly stunning stuff, we’re really glad to have some new music coming from those guys after overplaying ‘All Hours Cymbals’ the last few… well… years! (it came out in 2007!)

KC’s Backrow banter gave a solid 8/10 to thirst.

On at the pictureville now!

And a solid dressing down to the latest Danny Dyer / Tamer Hassan / FIDDY Cent shocker ‘Dead Man Running’, 2/10.

We finished with DEVENDRA BARNHART – Baby
Happy Days.
Happy Bonfires.

Bradford Beat

Feeling nostalgic this week with the likes of Magazine, the Only Ones and Public Image Ltd all reformed and on telly or coming on tour to West Yorkshire shortly.

Chiming in with that theme, the latest edition of Bradford Beat (on air 8pm Oct 22 and 7pm Oct 25) features a classic Echo and the Bunnymen track plus music from iLiKETRAiNS, Roger Davies, New Model Army, Scaramanga Six, Julian Casablancas, New York Alcoholic Anxiety Attack, Blues Roses and even Raging Slab…