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iLiKETRAiNS, Laura Gibson and Camera Obscura on The BCB Sessions!


I’ve gone Bandcamp mad, finding local bands and splashing the cash – this is what happens when plans change at the last minute and you end up with a free night on your hands!

Hey ho – it’s a sign of all the good stuff that’s out there… and the fruits of my ‘buy now’ happy clicking can be found on the show (Wed 23rd Nov, 9pm and available for the next month via http://www.bcbradio.co.uk/)

Cue the music!

Craig Finn – Honolulu blues

Horizon – Tiny wings

Laura Gibson – La grande

Our Albert – The honey dance (From the man who brought you the 11xEleven album, Bradford’s Our Albert released this single in the summer – yours from bandcamp)

The Rosie Taylor Project – Sleep (Leeds lovely, out now from bandcamp)

Electric Guest – American daydream

Camera Obscura – Honey in the sun

Owiny Sigoma Band – Hello skinny (hear the new single ‘here on the line’: http://soundcloud.com/brownswood/sets/osb-here-on-the-line Rel. 5th Dec 2011)

iLiKETRAiNS – We were matadors (fab Leeds band, previous session guests…this track’s from their three track EP – available from bandcamp)

The Wooden Machine – What terrible luck (they’ve got the Bradford tag…hooray, not terrible luck! Track’s from ‘Small Town Psychosis’ and is out now and you can download it for free: http://thewoodenmachine1.bandcamp.com/album/small-town-psychosis

Fireworks Night – Settle down

Diagrams – Hill (Olugbenga edit)

Zola Jesus – Vessels

I’m back Wednesday night at 9pm on 106.6fm (in Bradford) and http://www.bcbradio.co.uk/ (all over the place).

Get in touch if you’ve got tunes you’d like me to play or if you’d like to come and do a session: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk or tweet me @laurarawlings


Escort Knights on The BCB Sessions – Wed 10th Nov


Escort Knights are our featured band of the week…they’re from Leeds and are having a big do this Saturday night at Nation of Shopkeepers, playing with Club Smith (indie/house).  For all the blurb and to get details of their remix competition: www.myspace.com/escortknights

Here’s what made the show:
SBTRKT – Look at stars
Jonny – Continental
Micah P Hinson – Watchers, tell us of the night
Escort Knights interview – with Joe
Escort Knights (featured band) – Hole in your head
Hide Me – We love
Dirty Projectors – As I went out one morning
Deerhunter – Never Stops
The Dawnriders – Goldrush (lovely track from West Yorks band – playing with The Sunshine Underground at St George’s Hall, Bfd on 26 Nov)
worriedaboutstan – The Butterfly Effect (Two guys from Leeds, making soundscapes that push boundaries and keep me very interested)
iliketrains (archive session track) – sirens (see them this weekend at Constellations Festival)
Girls – Heartbreaker
Chilly Gonzales (Erol Alkan rework) – Never Stop
Escort Knights (featured band) – I don’t know your name

Get in touch if you’d like to come in and record a session or get your music played on the radio. We’ll add you to the The BCB Sessions Hall of Musical Fame! email: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

Back next week, Wednesday night at 9pm on 106.6fm in Bradford or www.bcbradio.co.uk wherever you are.


Looking back…still

While we’re still gazing back over the past decade (just), here’s a reminder of the previous four Christmas Countdowns – our pick of Bradford Beat’s favourite 20 tracks of the year – going back to 2005.

It’s nice to see some bands have become almost regulars – The Lodger, Roger Davies and The Futureheads among those appearing more than once.

But whatever happened to The Old House? Or AFS?

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The BCB Sessions 4th November 2009

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – Dance the way I Feel (Armand Van Helden Radio Edit)
We Were Promised Jet Packs – It’s Thunder and It’s Lightening
iLiKETRAiNS interview
Laura Gibson – Spirited
Royal Bangs – Gorilla King
Blue Roses interview
Blue Roses – Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)
Maggie8 – Carry On
Gig guide
Cold Cave – Cebe Me
iLiKETRAiNS – Sea of Regrets

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…