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Competition: Win new Bradford album

We’ve extended the deadline for our competition to win the fantastic vinyl compilation album The Hare and The Bull.

Nagbea from Sound Shack was our studio guest on Bradford Beat this week talking about the great new release which features the likes of The Sentimentalists, Nick Toczek, Negative Pamda and Jed’s Blues Band.

To enter, just email me at simon.ashberry@bcbradio.co.uk with your answer to this question: What was the 13th track on Sound Shack’s first ever release “13 For 2013” (released in January 2013)?

We’ll now choose the winner on Thursday 24 April. There’s no Bradford Beat that night as BCB will have live coverage of Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos.

But you can listen again to this week’s show by clicking here

Here are the tracks we played:

St Vincent – Prince Johnny
Gerard Bell-Fife – No Difference
Junk Dealers – Bad Vibrations
Tinfoil Sojourns – Cohort of a Martinet
The Word – Schoolboy Saint
Maximo Park – Midnight On The Hill

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)

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 www.bcbradio.co.uk to listen online.


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 www.fairtilizer.com.

Head to http://blog.fairtilizer.com/contest/puritans-2/ 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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The BCB Sessions – 21st April 2010

Greetings people,

I’m in very fine spirits today – we’ve just had The Duke and the King in for a session and they blew me away.  I say we because  I did the organising, tea making, hugging and grinning and Alb did the nob twiddling – playing to our respective strengths (Alb don’t edit this bit – it’s serious and true).

Anyway, the hairs on the back of my neck are still standing on end! They’re now on the way to Leeds for tonight’s gig and Alb’s busy recording another musical gem with Hannah Lou and Trevor Moss.  La vie est belle.

Tonight’s show’s already been lovingly prepared for you – because I’m off to tap my feet, nod my head and swoon over our session guests. So I can reveal tonight’s tunes (Wed 21st):

Two Door Cinema Club – Something good can work
New Young Pony Club – Lost a girl
Cate Le Bon – Shoeing the bones
Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
Royal Bangs – War Bells
Yeasayer – O.N.E.
Stars and Sons – If it’s good for me
Bonobo – The Keeper ft. Andreya Triana
Emika – Double Edge
Rex – My Baby Left Me
The Duke and the King – Still Remember Love
MGMT – Flash Delerium
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
She and Him – In the sun
Bonobo – We could forever

All summery – all great. Will keep you posted re: forthcoming session guests so don’t go away.

On next week’s show – already in the pipeline - I’ve got details of a fab competition for local bands to bag themselves  a spot at Moor Music Festival plus a preview of Live at Leeds. Oh, Alb and I are working on a Rough Beats Festival preview in early May. Huza!


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 james.long@bcbradio.co.uk. Two winners will be selected at random and announced on the Ivyrise Facebook page after the show.

Check out www.Ivyrise.com 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!


Nick Cave and Warren Ellis competition

This week on BCB we are giving away the soundtrack to The Road, by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and also a compilation of their film and TV music called White Lunar.

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is email us with the answer to this simple question:

The Road is based on the 2006 novel by Cormac McCarthy. Cormac McCarthy is the author of which previous Oscar-winning book-turned-film?
A – No Country For Old Men
B – Citizen Kane
C – Gone With The Wind

Email your answers to studio [at] bcbradio.co.uk by midnight on Sunday 14th February 2010. Please put The Road competition in the subject line of the email.

Charlotte Gainsbourg album competition

This week on BCB we are giving away IRM, the new album by Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM

Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is email us with the answer to this simple question:

Charlotte is the daughter of Serge Gainsbourg. Was Serge French, Welsh or Scottish?

Email your answers to studio [at] bcbradio.co.uk by midnight on Sunday 7th February 2010. Please put Charlotte Gainsbourg competition in the subject line of the email.