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Kaiser Chiefs chat

Don’t miss our exclusive interview with former Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick JD Hodgson.

The main songwriter in the band, he was responsible for hits such as Ruby and I Predict A Riot – and we caught up with him on his solo tour.

Listen to the interview in full on Thursday’s Bradford Beat (26 April) from 8pm to 9pm on BCB 106.6 FM


No more nights in the Cockpit

This week’s Bradford Beat takes a fond look at the some of the bands who played at the Cockpit following the news that the legendary Leeds venue has closed its doors.

The tracks played were:

Futureheads – Yes/No
Alt-J – Every Other Freckle
Anna Calvi – Piece By Piece
Negative Panda – Why Am I So Negative?
Superfood – Mood Bomb
Kaiser Chiefs – Angry Mob
The Ting Tings – Silence
Coldplay – Politik
Toots and Maytals – Sweet and Dandy
Orange Juice – I Can’t Help Myself
Embrace – I Run
DZ Deathrays – Gina Works At Hearts
Parquet Courts – Bodies Made Of
Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979

You can listen again here

Friends, Caged Animals & East Park Reggae Collective on The BCB Sessions!

4 January

Hello you,

Happy New Year!

Hope happy days are here and all’s good. So far, I’ve slipped down a flight of stairs and given myself a royal pain in the neck (*muted shrieking hoping no-one would notice – I’ll never make a scientologist*), nursed a cold that makes me sound like Pat Butcher (God rest her soul), cancelled my holiday (wtf?) and been stuck for hours on a broken down train while a young girl sang Abba medleys and read the bible out loud. The youth of today… There’s more but that’ll do, this isn’t an episode of Enders.

Needless to say, I’m reaching out the hand of sympathy and solidarity to those of you who are also getting all their bad luck out the way on days one, two and three…

So, here’s the show that’ll make you feel better.

Friends – Friend crush

The Wave Pictures – Eskimo kiss

Stay Positive – Dandelion

Still Corners – Endless summer

East Park Reggae Collective – The Frontline (love these guys – get their latest album from Bandcamp)

Fol Chen – So good

Everything Everything (BCB Sessions Archive) – Suffragette Suffragette

Kaiser Chiefs – Little shocks

Crackpot – Star

Willard Grant Conspiracy (BCB Sessions Archive) – Drunkard’s Prayer

Moby (Kleerup remix) – The right thing

Caged Animals – Piles of $$$

The Wooden Machine – Dearest Rose

Get in touch if you’ve got music you’d like me to play on the show – either tweet me @laurarawlings or email laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

And if you missed the show, listen again at www.bcbradio.co.uk

See you next Wednesday night at 9pm.