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Terrorvision – live review

Terrorvision at St George’s Hall, Bradford

Friday 3 November, 2023
After three decades, Terrorvision are still very much in the pink.
Literally so as they played a triumphant homecoming show at St George’s Hall in Bradford, their first at the venue for more than a quarter of a century.
Dressed resplendently in various items of pinkish hue, the lads (and lass) gave a performance that was infused with more energy than anyone decently had a right to expect.
Although this was billed as a 30th anniversary show, Terrorvision are a band who have been blasting out their unique blend of rock ‘n’ roll and Yorkshire folk wisdom in different guises for even longer than that – since 1987 in fact..
And yet their infectious enthusiasm remains utterly undimmed. Tony bounced around as vigorously ever and Leigh struck some classic splayed-leg bassist poses.
Of course their biggest hits all sounded massive, like proper H.I.T.S – the soaring choruses of Oblivion and Perseverance, the relentless drive of My House.
But it was some of their ‘lesser-heard bangers’ that maybe impressed even more. The band had given their fans the chance to vote for which LHBs would go into the set list – and the fans chose well.
Tracks like the rollicking twangathon Fists of Fury hinted at the pop potential lurking between Terrorvision’s gruff rock exterior while earlier material like the earthy Problem Solved revealed an altogether darker, punkier underbelly.
And when Tony sang: “Stop the bus, I live here”, it was with real feeling. This felt like a true return to their roots – welcome back.

Simon Ashberry

Christmas Countdown 2020 – part 1

Tonight, we revealed the first 5 tracks in our annual chart of the best 20 tracks of the year.

Announced so far are:

16 Nick Toczek and Thies Marsen – Absalom to Zedekiah
17 Pillow Queens – Brothers
18 The Strangerz – Straight Gay Brother
19 Sports Team – Here’s the Thing
20 Maya Kally – Chose To Stay

Numbers 11 to 15 will be unveiled on Thursday 10 December between 8pm and 9pm.

But this week’s show was also tinged with sadness following the announcement by the Leeds band Mush about the death of founder member Steve Tyson.

Here are the rest of the tracks we played this week:

Mush – Blunt Instruments
Terrorvision – Our Christmas Song
Robert Wyatt – I’m A Believer
Maria Helena – My Skin Is A Map
Songhoy Blues – Assadja
Laura Groves – Sunset
Dirty Projectors – Overlord
Thies Marsen – Da Virus Geht Um
Fontaines DC – You Said
Working Men’s Club – Teeth

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2018 Christmas Countdown – part 2

Our latest show featured part 2 of our annual Christmas Countdown.

Here’s a full list of what we played:

The DMAs – The End
Young Cub – Avalanche
Deerhunter – Death in Midsummer
Terrorvision – Celebrity Hit List

Christmas Countdown part 2
15 Angelo Palladino featuring Chris Matthews – Gone
14 Car Seat Headrest – Bodys
13 Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood – Feast to Famine
12 No Age – Soft Collar Fad
11 Alice Boman – Heartbeat

Slow Readers Club – You Opened My Heart
Glass Mountain – Gin Flows Through My Veins
Graham Coxon – Look Into The Light

Listen again on Mixcloud >

RIP Roller Alan

We paid tribute to Alan Longmuir of the Bay City Rollers on our latest show. Here’s the full list of what we played:

Parquet Courts – Total Football
The Golden Age of TV – Television
Bay City Rollers – Shang-a-Lang
Bella Gaffney – Stop All the Clocks
St Vincent – Fast Slow Disco
Gaz Coombes – Wounded Egos
Terrorvision – Pretend Best Friend
Interpol – The Rover
¡Forward, Russia! – Nineteen
Embrace – World At Your Feet
James – Coming Home part 2
The DMAs – Warsaw
Fatoumata Diawara – Nterini
No Age – Soft Collar Fad
Paul Weller – Aspects

You can listen again here on Mixcloud >

RIP Sean Hughes

This week’s tracklisting featured the Terrorvision hit Tequila – played in tribute to the late comedian Sean Hughes, who appeared in the video for it.

The full list of what we played is:

Terrorvision – Tom Petty Loves Veruca Salt
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
Skeletal Family – She Cries Alone (acoustic version)
The Breeders – Wait in The Car
Young Cub – Fragile
Oumou Sangare – Mogoya
Psychlona – Juju
Superfood – Unstoppable
Wind-Up Birds – Popman
St Vincent – Los Ageless
Jon Jones and the Beatnik Movement – No Brainer
This Is The Kit – By My Demon Eye
Secret Machines – All At Once (It’s Not Important)
Terrorvision – Tequila (Mint Royale Slammer Mix)

You can listen again here >

Mercury revs up

Bradford Beat has been gearing up for the announcement of this year’s Mercury Prize winner by highlighting three of the shortlisted albums – by Soak, Ghostpoet and Wolf Alice.

Here’s the full list of what we played on our latest show – which will be repeated from 8pm to 9pm on Thursday 19 November:

Terrorvision – American TV
Editors – Ocean of Night
The Delvaux – Trouble Buried Deep
Soak – Reckless Behaviour
Soak – Blud
Wolf Alice – Your Loves Whore
Wolf Alice – You’re A Germ
Ghostpoet – Off Peak Dreams
Ghostpoet – X Marks The Spot
Forward Russia – 9
Daughter – Doing The Right Thing
Too Many Chiefs – Devil Bird
Soak – Be A Nobody

You can listen again here

Bradford’s Top 10

Well, here they are –  the very best tracks ever produced by artists from Bradford (in our humble opinion).

And, our opinion being really very humble indeed, we want to hear from you about any glaring omissions, Let me know what we’ve unforgivably missed out by emailing me at simon.ashberry@bcbradio.co.uk

1 Embrace – All You Good Good People
2 Ooberman – Sugar Bum
3 New Model Army – Smalltown England
4 Terrorvision – My House
5 The Word – Wide Awake
6 Whiter than – Note To Self
7 Bobby Charltons – Hole In The Sky
8 Poppy Factory – 7×7
9 The Invaders – Girl’s In Action
10 Zed – Easy Does It

We also played the following:

The Delvaux – Spider’s Bride
Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted?
Saint Saviour – Let It Go

and you can listen again to the show here.

Exclusive: Leigh on new Terrorvision album

Terrorvision bass maestro Leigh Marklew has been into BCB to chat about the band’s new album Super Delux.

In an hour-long interview to be broadcast on Bradford Beat this week, he talks about the gestation of the new material, working with new drummer Cam and some of the band members’ side projects and reminisces about some of Terrorvision’s career highlights.

We’ll also be playing another a batch of new tracks form Super Delux so tune in from 8pm – 9pm on Thursday 10 February.

The show will probably be repeated later in the month too – and there’s also this new-fangled Listen Again service…

The ‘Vision are back!

After a decade away from recording new material, Bradford’s own Terrorvision are back with a new studio album.

Bradford Beat has been given an advance copy of Super Delux and will be playing several tracks from it this week (Thursday 3 Feb).

Early impressions suggest there are some classic TV tunes on there, such as the nostalgic Rock Radio, rousing Neighbourhood and more mellow Pushover.

One of the band will be coming into the studio later in the month to chat about the new album.

Bradford Beat is on air every Thursday on BCB 106.6FM from 8pm – 9pm.