As the airwaves were bustling with highlights from Bradford Festival, we didn’t have a show last month. Instead we shared The Record Club’s June radio show, 33 1/3 Revolutions which focuses on politics and social commentary in music.
On this month’s show we have some great new releases, many of which tied in very nicely with my general feeling of ‘what the F?’ lately because, you know, the world’s a mess.
Here’s what we played!
THE KING BLUES – We Are Fucking Angry
VIV ALBERTINE – Still England
MICHAEL KIWANUKA – Black Man in a White World
FOLD – Something Gives
LUCY DACUS – I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore
NORTH SEA RADIO ORCHESTRA – The British Road
VINCENT VOCODER VOICE – 500,000 Hymnals
HOCKEYSMITH – Let’s Dagger
ANOHNI – WDYSMFTE
LAPSLEY – Operator
RIZ MC – Englistan
METHYL ETHEL – Rogues
TAU – Mo Anam Cara
BEYONCE feat. JACK WHITE – Don’t Hurt Yourself
John & Sue present a selection of tracks from albums 10 years apart, begining with a ‘favorite’ album of 2014…..
1. The Felice Brothers: Lion, from Favorite Waitress, 2014
2. Sufjan Stevens: To be Alone with You, from an early Sufjan offering, 2004’s Seven Swans…..then, bringing us back to the present…
3. Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fires: High Hopes, which features on the band’s eponymous, 2014, debut album……..next, back in time with……..
4. The Indigo Girls: Fil lit up Again, from All That We Let In, 2004
5. Frank Turner: Sweet Albion Blues, from 2014’s Polariod Picture Ep
6. The Lone Bellow: Bleeding Out, featured on their eponymous 2014 album……..back in time for our Dylan/Cohen slot
7. Jennifer Warnes: Sign on the Window, from 2004’s album of country covers, Dylan Country
8. Leonard Cohen: Go No More a Rovin…..Leonard’s cover of a traditional song, from 2004’s Dear Heather
9. Nick Cave: Breathless, from The Lyre of Orpheus, released in 2004 alongside Abattoir Blues……back up to date with…..
10. Beck: Say Goodbye, from Morning Phase, 2014
11. Jack White: Temprary Ground, as featured on his 2014 album, Lazaretto
12. Jon Allen: Hummingbird Blues, from 2014’s Deep River
13. Ethan Johns: You Changed, another 2014 track from Ethan’s The Reckoning……going back in time with…
14. Micah P Hinson: Close Your Eyes, from Micah P Hinson & the Gospel of Progress, 2004….we bring the show to a close with ….
15. REM: Final Straw, from their 2004 album Around The Sun
If you tuned in to Buffet on Sunday 18th May – thanks! If you’re here to have a listen – click this bit!
Emma made a triumphant return, which was marvellous, as she can only pop in sporadically to share her ace musical choices. And she really served up a treat with our Bastardised Beatles track of the month. Goodbye Beatles is a very special tribute album! If Emma’s track choice doesn’t make you chuckle when you hear it, there’s something seriously wrong with you…
And you also have a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Swans at the Cockpit, Leeds on Sunday 1st June. We want you to Tweet or Facebook us your pictures of swans using the hashtag #uptheswanny They can be any kind of picture and any kind of Swan! The deadline is midnight on Tuesday 20th May. And for inspiration, here’s a picture Emma drew. It documents a real-life situation where a giant swan attacked her girlfriend:
Anyroad, this is what we played on the show!
1. The theme from Welcome Back Kotter
2. Liars – Pro Anti Anti
3. Round Window – Gelato Fragola
4. tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain
5. The Johnny Dunne Singers – Hello Goodbye/Get Back
6. Yann Tiersen – Midsummer
7. Vincent Gallo – When
8. Field Music & Warm Digits – Snow Watch
9. Swans – Oxygen (To Be Kind)
10. Sisyphus – I Won’t Be Afraid
11. Cowtown – (Kim) Deal Breaker
12. Kim Deal & Morgan Nagler – The Root
13. Oh No Ono – Helplessly Young
13. Jack White – Lanzaretto
15. Gruff Rhys – American Interior
No idea which members of Team Buffet will be presenting the next show on 15th of June, but we can assure you the music will be well good, so please join us!
Introducing our first podcast, not quite sure how regular this will be yet. But the pretext is simple. Some of the blog’s authors squabble and talk over each other while stating view points as fact. You can put it on your mobile machines so you’re never too far from BCB.
This week we look at The Twilight Sad, Kate Walsh, Jack White’s new band The Dead Weather and Wild Beasts.