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Buffet vs The Robots (#50)

Hello hello!

Last month we had a robot themed show, which you can listen to here. This was inspired by Jenny’s work with Playful Leeds around the theme of #secretrobots – there may be more robotic fun to be had over the coming months, so check them out on Twitter!

Anyroad, it meant lots of fun digging out themed music, and we reckon we played quite a good mix – this is it:

1. BRIAN LE BARTON – Threshold (8 Bit)
2. BEASTIE BOYS – Intergalactic
3. MARNIE STERN – Year of the Glad
4. IMANI HEKIMA – The Robots’ Rebellion
5. GRANDADDY – Jed the Humanoid
6. THE JULIE RUIN – Oh Come On
7. BEING 747 – Do the Maths
8. JOHNNY TERRIS – Bionic Fembot Mix
9. A.C.TEMPLE – Miss Sky
10. JANELLE MONAE – Cybertronic
11. NADINE SHAH – Dreary Town
13. SQURL – Pink Dust
14. ELO –  ‘Yours Truly, 2095’
15. KRAFTWERK – We are the Robots

And here’s a video for the Bionic Fembot Mix

The next show is on 14th July at 7pm – we’re putting on a Fantasy Festival! Who would be in your line-up? Let us know!

Maria & Jenny



Second album syndrome

It’s a familiar enough phenomenon – but second album syndrome really seems to have been rearing its head lately.
The second offering from Leeds band Sunshine Underground, for example, is good but certainly doesn’t live up to their magnificent debut.
And the Futureheads are taking it to extremes.
I’ve been listening to their new offering The Chaos this week ahead of their gig at the Cockpit (it’s their fourth I think) and although again very listenable they seem to be weighed down by the legacy of their fantastic first album.
Both bands feature on this week’s Bradford Beat, together with the likes of the Ramones, Roger Davies, Beck, Catherine Wheel, The Fall and much more.
it’s on air from 8pm – 9pm on Thursday 29 April on BCB 106.6FM

The BCB Sessions Playlist – 9th September

This week’s band in session is The Luminaries!

Miike Snow – Black and Blue
The Nextmen – Round of Applause
The Luminaries interview
The Luminaries (BCB Session) – Grace O’K
Reverend & the Makers interview
F*ck Buttons – Surf Solar
Broadcast – Tender Buttons
The Luminaries (BCB Session) – OCD
Editors interview
Gig guide
The Futureheads interview
The Luminaries (BCB Session) – Run to Mexico

Bingley Music Live – fun, fun, fun!

Bingley Music Live 2009! – forget Leeds Fest…

BML’s a fantastic music three day-er in the picturesque setting of Myrtle Park in Bingley (near Bradford).  So many bands were brilliant but  my favourite moments were spent dancing to Editors (proper anthems), Reverend & the Makers (ripping it up and going for it the day after Jon and his now wife got married!) , Calvin Harris (all the kids wearing specs and loving the disco vibe)…seeing Ocean Colour Scene and Top Loader was  great – didn’t realise how many of their tunes I knew!

Also, a big thumbs up to Disco Machine Gun, The Little Black Hearts, Spike Island and vAndal supreMe. They opened the procedings on Saturday and Sunday. Confess I didn’t catch all the sets (busy sticking my nose back on…see video for details) but got great feedback from punters and BCB’s broadcast of DMG & TLBH sets. Know this is a bit daft but felt really excited and happy for all four bands – seeing you go through the competition to get there, the band playoffs in Shipley, into BCB for sessions and then on the big stage – I’m a right softy but a very proud one! Hope something good comes from the opportunity.

I’ve recorded some tasty morcels for you…tune into ‘The BCB Sessions’ this Wednesday night at 9pm to catch interviews with Reverend & the Makers, Editors and The Futureheads. I’ll also pop them up on here for you as soon as I’ve got myself out of big weekender mode and into ‘organised mode’.

If you want to see some top bands doing things they wouldn’t usually do in an interview, here’s a little something I made earlier…starring big bands (not elastic), a whole host of revellers (maybe you???) and more celebrities.