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Unsinkable – and ready to set sail

This week’s show featured a preview of the new Wilful Missing album Unsinkable Sailor, which is being launched at the Delius in Bradford on Saturday 23 April.
Here’s the full list of what we played:

Blackalicious – The Blow Up
Fizzy Blood – Sweat and Sulphur
Wilful Missing – Bright Moon Rising
Cate Le Bon – Wonderful
Squeeze – Take Me, I’m Yours
Wilful Missing – Frozen Thumbs
Bloc Party – Virtue
John Grant – Voodoo Doll
Rich Kids – Rich Kids
Wilful Missing – Friday’s Child
Lianne Hall – Abandon Ship
Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop – Every Songbird Says
Too Many Chiefs – The Yak

You can listen again here – and the show is repeated from 8pm to 9pm on Thursday 14 April.

New year, new tunes

We had a fistful of brand new tracks for our first propoer show of 2014.
The full list of music we played is as follows:

Chris T-T – Bury Me With A Scarab
Junk Dealers – The Chain of Command
Algiers – Mother
Wilful Missing – I Am Clay
Polyphonic Spree – Let Them Be
Eagulls – Opaque
Idlewild – American English
Zed – Easy Does It
Beans On Toast – Keep You
Kaiser Chiefs – Misery Company
Electric Soft Parade – Summertime In My Heart
Scars on 45 – Heart’s on Fire
Anna Calvi – Suddenly

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Going North from Nashville, Monday 5th November 10-11pm – Yorkshire Mix revisited!

After all, Guy Fawkes came from this fair county!

Top of the programme, Bradford’s own……

1.Wilful Missing : I am Clay …………….next a couple more locals, take us from Shipley to Ilkley

2.Blue Roses : I am Leaving

3.Ben Otwell : Step Right Back ………… we’re going live in Leeds, but not with the Who!

4. John Martin: The Man In the Station

5. Neil Mc Sweeny: London Road…………..on to a couple more artists who can be found live on the Leeds circuit……

6.Michael Rossiter: Jack Went A- Sailing

7.A Free Soul Poetic : I Whistled Up the Devil ………. let’s go to the Yorkshire coast , courtesy of a folk dynasty…

8. Martin Carthy : Scarborough Fair

9. Eliza Carthy: Train Song……….more folk royalty, this time from Barnsley….

10.Kate Rusby: Green Fields……….then, Live at York Minster….

11. Laura Marling: I Was Just a Card…………back to Leeds…

 12. Fossil Collective: Let it Go

13. Patsy Matheson: Ulverston Gypsy ……… another Yorkshireman ends the show………

14. Des Horfall’s Kushty Rye: Random Acts of Kindness

A Scintillating (there’s a big word for a Monday night!) Programme of New Music on Going North from Nashville – Monday 18th June, 10-11pm

Lots of great new stuff on GNfN tonight:

Tom Waits: Chicago - from his latest album, Bad as Me……..this veteran is definatley back on form.

Simone Felice: You & I Belong -  rousing track from first, eponymously named, solo album - with a little bit of help from Mumford & Sons, as had………

The Moulettes: Sing Unto Me – one of many excellent songs from Bear’s Revenge…………..followed by two singles…..

Liz Green: Bad Medicine

Tiny Ruins: Little Notes……………then, another album track that hits the spot………

Husky: Tidal Wave from Forever So………..great debut album from this Ozzy band.

Gillian Welch: Scarlet Town from her last album, The Harrow & the Harvest

Bon Iver: Perth from his eponymous, 2nd album, beautiful sound!

Pete Seeger with the Rivertown Kids: Forever Young - great 90+ year old’s contibution to Dylan covers album, Chimes of Freedom ( guess he forgave him for Newport 1965!)

Wilful Missing: Caught Between Seasons from Molehills out of Mountains – lovely………..catch them live at a venue near you!

Rachel Sermanni: Eggshells

Paul Curreri: Poor Little Motorbike

Ryan Adams: Ashes & Fire – title track from his last album – a return to the understated beauty of his early solo work.

Beth Jeans Houghton & the Hooves of Destiny: Dodecahedron

New & Nearly New on Going North from Nashville Monday 7th May 10-11pm!

An eclectic selecton of excellent music, starting with the last album from………….

The Eagles : How Long - from A Long Road Out of Eden (2007)……….next, two artists bringing us new music for 2012……

Simone Felice: You & I Belong – from his recent eponymous album, a very pleasant listen , &………

The War on Drugs: Best Night- from Slave Ambient………….then Bradford’s own…….

Wilful Missing: The Waltz – from the most excellent Molehills out of Mountains………….followed by a couple of veterans ……

Leonard Cohen : Banjo – from Old Ideas, Cohen’s latest amazing studio album….then…..

Tom Waits: Bad As Me – title track from anothergreat album

First Aid Kit: Emmilou – from the Lion’s Roar………..their first play on GNfN, followed by two tracks from 2011…..

Frank Turner: Wessex Boy – from England Keep My Bones

Kill it Kid: Wild & Wasted Waters – from Feet Fall Heavy………..then another first timer for GNfN……

Anais Mitchel: Dying Day – from her 2012 album Young Man in America………….

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Political World – their treatment of the Dylan classic, one of many interesting takes on Dylan from Chimes of Freedom compliation - proceeds to Amnesty International, marking 50 yearsof their work (& Bob’s recording career!)

Katie Malco & the Slow Parade: Johnny – from Katie’s eponymous debut ep – look out for her if she comes to Yorkshire!……..finally a couple of GNfN favourites……..

Gillian Welch: Silver Dagger – from the wonderful The Harvest & the Harrow……&……

Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues – tiltle track from this excellent 2nd album

Twin Shadow, Jasmine Kennedy and Piney Gir on The BCB Sessions!

Wednesday 1st Feb 2012 on The BCB Sessions


Lots of treats for you on this week’s show…starting with west Yorkshire lovelies, The Rosie Taylor Project. We’ve got a couple of session tracks from the archives with local artists. Plus something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. See if you can figure out which is which…

The Rosie Taylor Project – PeelS

Twin Shadow – Castles in the snow

Craig Finn – Honolulu blues

Seefeel – Dead guitars

Review of Big Society at City Varieties – in a nutshell, go see. Don’t hang about cus it’s only on until the 4th Feb.

The Soft Hills – Phoenix

Fujiya & Miyagi – Your silent face (from Mojo presents New Order’s Power, Corruption and Lies, re-recorded

Jasmine Kennedy (BCB Session archive) – Good for each other

Maia (BCB Session archive) – Sidelines

Wiful Missing – Powerful pill (from their new album Molehills out of Mountains)

Mr Oizo – EDN

Hanni el Khatib – Human fly

Piney Gir – Outta sight

This is first aid kit – Tiger mountain peasant song

Still Flyin – Stay wild, tokelau

Back next Wednesday night at 9pm on www.bcbradio.co.uk and 106.6fm in Bradford.


Going North from Nashville plays the very best of Americana 2011! Monday 2nd January 10-11pm

Get the New Year off to a good start by revisiting some of the best tunes played on GNfN during 2011!

The Decemberists : Calamity Song

The Low Anthem : I’ll Take Out your Ashes

Iron & Wine : Rabbit Will Run

Or, The Whale : No Love Blues

Josh T Pearson : Country Dumb

John Grant : Chicken Bones

Young Rebel Set : Lion’s Mouth

Andy Doonan : Malcolm

Ben Ottwell : Blackbird

Foreign Slippers : Old Ghosts

Ahab : Lightening Bug

Levi Weaver : An Incomplete Theorem

Blueflint: I Climbed a Mountain

Anna Elias : Evensong

Wilful Missing : Wilful Missing

Caribou, The Luminaries and Dear Reader on The BCB Sessions!

Hey there,

This is what made this week’s mix (Wed 30th Nov, 9pm)…..mmm tasty!

Caribou – Hendrix with KO (old but a goodie)

Foxx on Fire – Vicious satellite

Timber Timbre – Woman

Moody Gowns – Nelson skills (from Rock and Roll Circus CD – A collection of calamity III…stumbled across at the Brudenell Social)

Wye Oak – The alter

Caged Animals – Piles of $$$

Porcelain Raft – Put me to sleep

Gary Gore & E.E.Viles – Decades erased (DIY – great mini three CD-er picked up in Jumbo’s local artist section)

Wilful Missing – Constitution failed (album launch on Sat 3rd Dec at New Beehive Inn, Bfd 8pm – with Neil McSweeney)

The Luminaries – Time to fight for souls (from their So Called Glamour EP – avail on Bandcamp)

Soko – I thought I was an alien

Kill it Kid – Wild and wasted

Zola Jesus – Vessel

Dear Reader – Money (go home now)

So that’s the tunes…..here’s the other news I mentioned on the show:

That’s all from me folks. Back next Wednesday night at 9pm with more new songs and tracks from west Yorks artists. Get in touch if you’ve got music you’d like me to play or gigs you want plugging: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk or tweet me: @laurarawlings

See you next Wed,


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Eclectic Mainline – 11th May 2011

Every so often (actually, quite often) some music comes along that I think is amazing.  Every so often (literally) I see some album artwork that I think is amazing.  Enter M. Ostermeier, whose new album combines beautiful music with a quite captivating, ‘is that real?’ cover photo.  It is real, and to find out where it is from, simply clickety click on the photo below.

San-Zhr Pod Village

San-Zhr Pod Village

You would be forgiven for missing the first half of tonight’s show and watching Waterloo Road instead because I, as one fifth of Wilful Missing, had music featured in today’s episode.  A very proud day indeed.  If you did miss any of my show you can listen again for up to 28 days.  Here’s a full list of what I played (several long tunes tonight, hence a smaller number of tunes in total): Continue reading

Wilful Missing on the show – Wed 2nd Feb

Hello you,

I’m organised for once (albeit for about two minutes) which means I’ve sorted the songs and typed the words…hooray! I’ve assembled my favourite songs of this week including a beautiful number plucked from the session archives and something from my christmas presents. I’m also not alone on the show because Wilful Missing (who are this week’s featured band) have very kindly lent me one of their band members to chat to…the famous Albert Freeman.

If you’d like to get a sneak preview of what’s in store with Wilful Missing then take a look and a listen to www.wilfulmissing.co.uk ….perhaps even copper up afterwards and buy their EP. I think they’d prefer you to ‘pound coin it up big stylee’ but that sounds a bit odd.

Here’s what’s playing on Wed 26th Jan:
Everything Everything – Photoshop handsome
Fujiya & Miyagi – Taiwanese boots
Ann Drury (BCB Session track from the archives) – Loving you (Ann’s a very lovely, very talented lady from Keighley…myspace.com/anndrury)
Wilful Missing interview – with Albert Freeman
Wilful Missing – Comfort in strangers (from the Loose Ends EP – I love this song. The key, the lyrics and the atmosphere….my favourite WM song).
Appliance – Ursa major
Laetitia Sadier – One million year trip
Yuck – Georgia
Wilful Missing – Night parachuting (from the Vast Atlantic EP)
Make Out – I don’t want anybody that wants me
Tapestry – Misplaced trust (recorded for The BCB Sessions)
Arab Strap – Blood (from Madator at 21 box set)
Acid Washed – Rain
Wilful Missing – Postcode lottery (from the Vast Atlantic EP. WM are playing live at the Basement Bar in York on 5th Feb so try somewhere new and head up the A64 or whatever road leads to York).

Next week we’ve got Alt Track on the show! I saw them playing at a wedding (Congratulations Lorna – she presents ‘From here’  on BCB)…and they caught my attention – even with the pull of wedding dancing to ‘Voulez Vous’ in the cellar bar of the Bradford Playhouse. Obviously I’d had a few Lambrinis.

Moving swiftly on…if you’d like to get your music on the show or you want to plug a gig – get in touch: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk