This week’s Bradford Beat included a look ahead to the line-up at Glastonbury and Bingley Music Live.
Don’t forget I’m one of the BCB presenters doing DJ sets at the Bradford International Film Festival. My stint has been moved to 8.15pm this Sunday (April 21).
Here’s the tracklisting in full:
Fratellis – Flathead
New Model Army – Bittersweet
Billy Bragg – There Will Be a Reckoning
Billy Delines – Will You Miss Me?
Steve Mason – Oh My Lord
Imani Hekima – Just Beneath The Dub
Swim Deep – The Sea
The Invaders – Girl’s In Action
Bastille – Pompeii
Chutzpah – Shine
Frank Turner – Wessex Boy
Pigeon Detectives – I Won’t Come Back
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – Holy Roller
Fossil Collective – Wolves
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tUnE-yArDs, the brainchild of the clearly unhinged but super-talented Merrill Garbus, opened my Glastonbury 2010 (Rolf Harris doing ‘Stairway To Heaven’ doesn’t count) on the West Holt Stage early on Friday afternoon, with a set of songs from debut album ‘Bird-Brains’. In contrast to the lo-fi sound of the album, recorded solely by Garbus using a sound recorder, a full band complete with 3 drummers, including Garbus herself, meant that the tribal energy of the songs broke through. Driven by a kind of afro-beat rhythm that builds and builds on top of Garbus’ distinctive chanting and yodelling, this all came together to form a sound that’s brilliantly smart and stupidly brilliant, exemplified in ‘Sunlight’.
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