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Buffet #78

It’s a nice spread! And this month Jimmy May joins Maria to spin some of his current faves (and inject some much needed youthfulness). The podcast is available over on Mixcloud. This is what we played!

1. Monotony – Luxury Flats
2. SLUG – Running to Get Past Your Heart
3. US Girls – Damn That Valley
4. Sufjan Stevens – Drawn to the Blood
5. Drenge – We Can Do What We Want
6. FFS – Piss Off
7. Peace – I’m a Girl
8. Tanya Tagaq – Caribou
9. Handbook – Would I Lie to You
10. FKA Twigs – Glass & Patron
11. Fono – Real Joy
12. Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni
13. Rat Boy – Sportswear
14. Monotony – Human Troll
15. Big Hard Excellent Fish – And The Question Remains

The last track is in dedication to the late Josie Jones. The video is worth 8 minutes of your time.


We’re back on May 17th – laters!

Team Buffet

Buffet #75 – The one where we missed six f-bombs

Funny story. Because we broadcast between 7-8pm we have to watch our language. The occasional small swear (a ‘shit’, for example) is acceptable , but ‘f***s’ and other swears are not, so we always fuzzy them up when there’s a record we really want to play. This means you know they’re there, but the sensibilities of the young and easily offended are somewhat protected.

However, for this week’s show, having already bleeped a track by Afghan Whigs and another by Sufjan Stevens (who hardly ever bloody swears) we somehow let six f-bombs through. SIX! And when I say somehow, what I actually mean is Boris didn’t notice them despite previewing the track several times. When I listened back later and heard the sweet soprano of FKA Twigs unleash a string of dirty f-bombs and, what’s more, in the context of singing about very graphic sex, I had no choice but to alert BCB and ask for guidance. Thank you to lovely Mary Dowson, Head Honcho and Goddess of Wonderfulness for stepping in. She took a decision to cut the track and stuck a lovely bit of Stevie Wonder on at the end (thankfully not Ebony and Ivory).

So, if you’re here to listen back to Buffet and want the sanitised version, you can listen here

But if you want to hear FKA Twigs mimicking early Prince, but without the humour (ie. singing about sex in a high-pitched voice and saying ‘Motherf***er’ a few times) you can listen to the show here

And here’s our full track list:

1. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
2. Viet Cong – Bunker Buster
3. Bjork – Stonemilker
4. Novelist x Mumdance – 1 Sec
5. Afghan Whigs – Be Sweet
6. Ibeyi – Ghosts
7. Gruff Rhys – Liberty (Is Where We’ll Be)
8. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks (only on Mixcloud)
9. Tanya Tagaq – Uja
10. Thee Oh Sees – The Dream
11. Sufjan Stevens – No Shade In the Shadow of the Cross
12. Nadine Shah – Fool
13. Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba – Siran Fen
14. Stevie Wonder – Superstition (only on BCB listen again link)

Please join us for more japes on 22nd March! Or in the meantime follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Cheers! x


Get your party frocks on!

Tis the season to get your dancing shoes on! So get cracking, cos Team Buffet (minus Boris, who will be laid up in hospital for a while after his accident) are putting on two live spreads…

Photo by Betty Lawless
Photo by Betty Lawless

Fabulous Funky Disco
Saturday 29th November 7:30pm-11pm

Join us for an evening of disco dancing. Don’t snigger, this will be ace fun! We’re DJ-ing at Left Bank Leeds.

It’s a not for profit event, and, as purveyors of a nice spread, we’re bound to play something you’ll want to dance to.

Full details and ticket info here




X_flyerRC1 copyChristmas Record Club
Saturday 6th December 8pm-11pm

Then on 6th December we’re hosting The Record Club at the Kirkgate Centre in Shipley. The theme is, of course, Christmas and we’ll be playing three full LPs by Andrew Jackson Jihad, Phil Spector and Sufjan Stevens. There’ll also be a little time to play your own Christmas records in between, plus there’s a Pop Quiz (and who doesn’t love a music quiz, eh?). To get you in the mood you can check out the playlist we’ve put together – you’ll notice it’s not typical of the Xmas music that gets pumped into our earholes every time we go shopping. And check out full details of the event on the Record Club website.

One more thing… Boris is reported to be doing well after his accident, and there’s still time to make a small donation to Keswick Mountain Rescue who saved him. This fundraising effort by Ewan Mitchell has exceeded £1000, which is just awesome. Massive snogs to everyone who’s donated!

We hope to see you at the disco and/or Record Club!

Love Team Buffet x

Buffet #67 – breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

Hello hello!

A confused Betty

If you tuned into our September Buffet – we thank you. We reckon we served up a pretty nice spread, with Boris bringing the old and Maria bringing the new. Nothing blue, though, cos we’re pre-watershed. You can listen to it here, and check out the full track list below:





1. Beatnigs – Television
2. Jeff Klein – All I Want
3. Single Mothers – Marbles
4. Lard – Can God Fill Teeth?
5. Michael Cera – Oh Nadine (You Were in My Dream)
6. Les Savvy Fav – Let’s Get Out of Here
7. Booker T & The MGs – Lady Madonna
8. Mark Eitzel – Firefly
9. 50 Foot Wave – St Christopher
10. Buke & Gase – Seam Esteem
11. Telstar Ponies – Last Outpost
12. Katerine – Stripteaseuses
13. Jayhawks – Two Angels
14. Sufjan Stevens – A Little Lost
15. Bullet La Volta – Off Kilter

We will return on 5th October – thanks!


Buffet’s Cliff-Free Post Christmas Show (#56)

Ho ho ho!

If you tuned in – big thanks! If not, and you feel you can endure yet more Christmas music (but not the supermarket variety) you can listen here. It was rather like a real Christmas family gathering, as my sister, Emma from The Bet Lynch Mob,  joined me in the studio and I told her off a lot. And where else would you hear Wonder Women save Santa with a Tiara? Who needs TV soaps!

This here is what we played!

1. Geoff Love & His Orchestra – Sleigh Ride
2. Shonen Knife – Space Christmas
3. Gruff Rhys – Post Apocalypse Christmas
4. Yo La Tengo – It’s Christmas Time
5. Future of the Left – The Real Meaning of Christmas
6. Spinal Tap – Christmas With the Devil (scratch mix)
7. Wonder Woman in the Prisoner of Christmas Island (part 1)
8. 50 SniffsCredit Card Christmas
9. The Knife – Christmas Reindeer
10. Bert Kaempfert – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
11. Wonder Woman in The Prisoner of Christmas Island (part 2)
12. Sufjan Stevens – Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!
13. The Kinks – Father Christmas

If you have nothing better to do on New Year’s Eve we’ve been handed the reigns by BCB to see in 2014 – a frightening prospect! Join us for chaos, f-bombs and lots of good music! 11pm-1am 31st December. We’ll be Tweeting as we go from @buffetdisco

Have a good one!

Team Buffet x



RIP ATP (Buffet #55)

This month on Radio Buffet Jenny Jet says RIP ATP and Maria plays some shockingly bad bed music by Apple Jam. You can listen to the show here and this is what we played:

1. ESG – UFO
2. Quasi – The Poisoned Well
3. Angel Olsen – Forgiven/Forgotten
4. Slint – Breadcrumb Trail
5. Luscious Jackson – So Rock On
6. Julia Holter – Horns Surrounding Me
7. Ty Segall – Crazy
8. Shellac – Billiard Player Song
9. New Sound of Numbers – Invisible
10. Mariam the Believer – Invisible Giving
11. Sky Larkin – Motto
12. Oliver Coates – Another Day
13. Sufjan Stevens – Barcarola (You Must Be a Christmas Tree)

We’ll be back on Christmas Day (TBC) with a Twisted Christmas special, and a round up of the year on 29th December.


Team Buffet




Buffet on Fantasy Festivals (show #51)

Now then!

Last week we broadcast a Fantasy Festival special, cos it’s quite fitting at this time of year. Some people are off to Latitude tomorrow (including Jenny Jet), and I am very jealous indeed (although you would have to pay me a lot of money to endure Texas).

Anyroad, you can probably guess that our show explored who would be in our fantasy line-ups. Certainly no re-formed bands, we’ve gone for people in their prime! Thank you to everyone who sent their own suggestions, including Jenny Wilson, Cheryl Killey, Anke Holgersson and Nanette Brimble. Elvis, George Formby, Kirsty MaColl… all good suggestions, and eclectic, which is how we like it.

Here’s the small selection we squeezed into the show:

1. ELLA FITZGERALD – Can’t Buy Me Love
2. SONIC YOUTH – Sugar Cane
3. VIOLENT FEMMES – Prove My Love
4. AC/DC – Back in Black
5. PUSSY RIOT – Putin Lights the Fires
6. GLEN CAMPBELL – Wichita Lineman
8. SUPER FURRY ANIMALS – The International Language of Screaming
9. DESTINY’S CHILD – Bootylicious
10. COCTEAU TWINS – Bluebell Knoll
11. DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 – Going Steady
12. KRAFTWERK – Tour De France
13. THE SMITHS – William, It Was Really Nothing
14. THE TEMPTATIONS – Ball of Confusion

And there’s a bit of Mike Sammes Singers and Herb Alpert in there somewhere.

If you listened/listen to the show, you’ll know I laboured over my line-up, and even now keep thinking of bands I missed, but here’s what I came up with (in order of appearance):




Swell Maps
Dirty Projectors
Duchess Says
Violent Femmes
The Knife
Husker Du
Super Furry Animals
LCD Soundsystem
Sufjan Stevens


We Rock Like Girls Don’t
Fatima Mansions
Death From Above 1979
Pussy Riot
50 Foot Wave
Dead Kennedys
Plan B
Curtis Mayfield
Beastie Boys


The B-52s
Ella Fitzgerald
The Kinks
Hern Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
The Temptations
Destiny’s Child
Beck (featuring The Mike Sammes Singers)
Jimi Hendrix
Prince and the Revolution

Feel free to add you own line-ups, and don’t forget your sunscreen!







Buffet’s 2012 Review Thingy

So 2012 is coming to an end and, as is tradition on Buffet, we offer a loose musical reflection on the year. And in the absence of Jenny Jet and Emma Bob 3 we have a studio guest – James Davies (the man from Spunkle and new electro project Konstanzegraff).

If you want to catch up with the show on BCB’s fabulous listen again page you can do so here.

And here’s what we played:

2. KIM DEAL – Walking With A Killer
3. BEASTIE BOYS – Super Disco Breakin’
4. IT BITES –  Cartoon Graveyard
6. PLAN B – Ill Manors
7. RAVI SHANKAR – Afghani Sitar
8. PEACHES et al – Free Pussy Riot
10. FUTURE OF THE LEFT – Robocop 4 – Fuck Off Robocop
11. THE B52s – Rock Lobster
12. EMPTY VESSEL MUSIC – She Brings The Moths In Flame
13. THE MONKEES – Daydream Believer
14. SUFJAN STEVENS – Auld Lang Syne

See you in 2013 – have a good one!


A Nightmare Before Christmas

When Jenny Jet and I ventured to Pontins to experience Shellac’s Nightmare Before Christmas (an All tomorrow’s Parties festival) we did not anticipate that Pontins itself would be a real nightmare. So much so it actually makes Butlins look classy. Anyroad, we are rocking middle aged Mums and enjoyed a fabtastic weekend of rock and roll despite the severely lacking facilities, accommodation and blood stained duvets.

This month’s Buffet (broadcast on 1st December) was a combination of ATP tribute and twisted Christmas tunes, for it is that time of year. You can listen to the show here

And this is what we played:

1. Theme from Ski Sunday
2. RED FANG – Number 13
3. WIRE – Ex Lion Tamer
4. GRUFF RHYS – Slashed Wrists This Christmas
5. NINA NASTASIA – Ugly Face
6. GAY WITCH ABORTION – Prison Charm
7. MELT BANANA – White Christmas
8. SUFJAN STEVENS – Christmas Woman
9. PRINZHORN DANCE SCHOOL – You are The Space Invader
10. MONO – Follow The Map
11. MY BLOODY VALENTINE – Map Ref 41 North 93 West
12. SHANNON WRIGHT – With Closed Eyes
13. BONNIE PRINCE BILLY with DAWN McCARTHY- Christmas Eve Can Kill You
14.  MISSON OF BURMA – Second Television
15. TEITUR – Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

We’re back on 29th December.

Stay warm!


Buffet #23

Though Emma Bob 3 is still threatening to “do a Cheryl” and go solo, Team Buffet managed to hold it together for a full hour of ace music.  Here’s what we played:

Theme from Loony Tunes
THE SCARAMANGA SIX – Last Roll of the Dice
BEASTIE BOYS – Lee Majors Come Again
BOATS – Scenic Gorges
PIZZICATO FIVE – Groovy is My Name
FRIENDLY FIRES – Live Those Days Tonight
X-RAY SPEX – Oh Bondage, Up Yours!

We are back on June 18th with a very special programme dedicated to Wrath Records – and The Scaramanga Six will be joining us in the studio! WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!