Thursday, 26 March 2015

Radio Playlist 26 March 2015

Yorkshire Music Collective broadcasts every Thursday at 10pm on BCB Radio.

You can listen to the latest show on this blog, by clicking on the YMC on The Radio tab, or on our website

Don't forget to send your music to and post any events in the facebook Group or tweet us on @yorkshiremc

Our studio guests were Lone Guns 

What we played:

These Days and Night by The Barmines 

Live session and Penny by Lone Guns

The Stars and The Moon by The Suitcase Dwellers

Rivers by Toby Noble

Glory Days by Yorkshire Rats

Ballad of the Has beens by Rawfolds

Exit Plan by Inherit The Stars

Falling by Built on Stilts

Normal by Grouxsome Catface

The River by Oliver Pinder

Make You Happy by The Now Nows

New Acts Announed for Bingley Music Live! (press release)

Labrinth, Ash, Cast, Peter Hook and the Light,  Funeral For a Friend and Rae Morris are the latest five acts to join the bill for Bingley Music Live.

These new names join James, Embrace and Ella Eyre on the line up for Myrtle Park's 'last great party of the summer' between the 4th and 6th of September.

Labrinth is the second headliner announced for this year's Bingley Music Live, joining classic band of the British music scene and champions of the madchester era, James.

The multi-talented Labrinth is no ordinary performer and an extraordinary addition to the bill. With many strings to his bow, including singer, songwriter and producer Labrinth is not constrained by one music genre, straddling R&B, dance, soul, hip-hop, electronic, gospel, drum and bass, dubstep, grime and garage to name a few. Labrinth has collaborated with Tinie Tempah on 'Pass Out', who also featured on Labrinth's 'Earthquake', Professor Green and the number one smash hit with Emeli Sande, 'Beneath Your Beautiful'. Labrinth has also taken time out to feature on Sigma's current huge single 'Higher' further elevating him to one of the brightest stars of today's music scene.

Ireland's favourite sons, Ash will storm into Bingley following the release of their seventh studio album 'Kablammo!'.  They arrive armed with an arsenal of anthemic hits such as 'Girl from Mars', 'Angel Interceptor', 'Oh Yeah' and the Ivor Novello Award winning song 'Shining Light'.

Cast, John Power's band post seminal group The La's, emerging from the mid-1990s Britpop scene, they have a string of anthems for festival goers to sing along to, including 'Finetime', 'Sandstorm' and 'Walkaway'. After they split in 2001, the band reformed in 2010, with the single 'Baby Blue Eyes' released at the end of 2014 and a new album is due for release this year. Power has recently been in the studio writing and producing previous Bingley artist John Lennon McCullagh.

Peter Hook is a senior statesman of the British music scene as one of the founding members of both Joy Division and New Order. Peter Hook and the Light formed in 2010 and members include his son Jack Bates, on bass. The band's Bingley Music Live performance will feature the very best of Joy Division and New Order's albums. Guest vocalists at live shows have included Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, Moby and Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins.

Welsh post-hardcore rockers Funeral for a Friend will blast into Myrtle Park. Their has been no let up from the thunder of this awesome rock band since the 2003 release of their debut album 'Casually Dressed in Conversation'. Matthew Davies-Kreye and the band will bring the very best of their previous six studio albums as well as new album, 'Chapter and Verse', released in January 2015.

These five new names join James, Embrace and Ella Eyre. Returning Manchester indie legends James were voted the act that most fans would like to see return to Bingley and they return to the festival to headline the event this year.

They are joined by Ella Eyre who is ready explode onto the British Music Scene with her debut album, 'Feline' out this May it will also her Top 20 hits 'If I go' and 'Comeback'. From her collaborations with Rudimental on their UK number one single 'Waiting All a Night' to her smash hit 'Gravity' with DJ Fresh, Ella is fast becoming one of the most sought after new UK acts. 

While Yorkshire's favourite sons Embrace have also been added to the bill. The band's debut album, The Good Will Out, was one of the fastest selling releases in British history.

Having already clocked up three number one albums with Brits Award winning producer Youth, six top ten singles and a string of sold out arena shows.  Embrace have plenty of their own self-penned mobster tracks though and will treat the Bingley Music Live crowd to a host of anthems such as 'Come Back To What You Know,' 'Fireworks,' and 'All You Good Good People' ringing out around Myrtle Park.

This year Bingley Music Live has renamed its 'Second Stage' the 'Discovery Stage' bringing the very best of new talent from around the country as well as some more established acts that festival-goers may yet be to discover.

Staying true to the mantra of giving a platform to discovering 'next year's talent today' and 'your favourite new bands', the Discovery Stage will continue this commitment that saw last year's second stage give birth to acts like Prides, Port Isla, The Wytches, Neon Waltz, Woman's Hour who have all gone on to great success.

Rae Morris is the first of headliner of the Discovery Stage artists to be announced.

Having been long listed in the BBC Sound of 2015 poll, Rae has recently delivered superb sessions for Fearne Cotton on Radio One and debut album 'Unguarded'.

Tickets are now on sale at £49 for adult weekend tickets and £34 for child weekend tickets plus booking fee at 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Radio Playlist 19th March 2015

Yorkshire Music Collective broadcasts every Thursday at 10pm on BCB Radio.

You can listen to the latest show on this blog, by clicking on the YMC on The Radio tab, or on our website

Don't forget to send your music to and post any events in the facebook Group or tweet us on @yorkshiremc

Our studio guests were Radiowave 

What we played:

Winter's Glow by Forever Cult

It's Alright, I'm till Around and Sometimes When I Call by Radio Wave

Creeper by The Apparitioners

Changed by Parking with Dave

Moonlight by Casual Agenda

Put Your Finger on It by Humble Scound

Mama Says by The Budget Brothers

Army of Sheep by Black Surf

Need Her by Porl Whos

I Guess This Is Goodbye by Rock Bottom Risers

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Radio Playlist 12th March 2015

Yorkshire Music Collective broadcasts every Thursday at 10pm on BCB Radio.

You can listen to the latest show on this blog, by clicking on the YMC on The Radio tab, or on our website

Don't forget to send your music to and post any events in the facebook Group or tweet us on @yorkshiremc

Our studio guests were Fie Fie Fie from Batley.

What we played:

It's A Living by Rory Holl

Papillon, North Landing Bay (live) and Now What by Fie Fie Fie

Fantasy by Kelly McKrieth

WAR  by Fallen Trees

What We Really Need by Savvy feat The Lindley Infant School Choir

SGMC by Those Delta Wolves

Someone by Joe Solo

OMG WTF LOL LMAO by Psycho Strangers

Shake it Baby, Let it Go by Howlin' Ric and The Rocketeers

Bite You by These and The Other Guy

Shake It by Under The Influence

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Radio Playlist 5th March 2015

Yorkshire Music Collective broadcasts every Thursday at 10pm on BCB Radio.

You can listen to the latest show on this blog, by clicking on the YMC on The Radio tab, or on our website

Don't forget to send your music to and post any events in the facebook Group or tweet us on @yorkshiremc

Our studio guests were masses from Leeds/Bradford.

What we played:

Aeroplanes by Vanilla Gorillaz

Waiting (live), Circles (live) and Testing The Nerve by masses

Review & Decide by The Dos

Marching Along by Sick Note Tez

These Are The Things by Broken Flowers

Suffering You Suffering Me by Slow Club

Down The Line by Scott Wainwright

Dropping Through This Floor by Elektra Palace

Honey by  Colour of Spring

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Bingley Music Live Announces First Headliners (press release)

The legendary James have been announced as the first of the headliners at Bingley Music Live 2015

In a double whammy for fans of the festival, not only are the Myrtle Park faithful set to see the return of James, but tickets are to be frozen at last years prices of an incredible £49 for three days of international acts with the option to pay by installments for those that are quick off the mark.

James are the first headliner to ever be asked to play the festival a second time after a poll on the festival’s social media saw them voted the band most people would like to see return to the festival that has earned itself the reputation of being the ‘North’s Last Party of Summer.’

James need little introduction, since forming in Manchester in 1982, James's enduring creativity and musical legacy has made them one of the most influential British indie bands. Amongst 20 Top 40 singles in the UK, James’ anthemic hits include:  ‘She’s A Star’, ‘Laid’, ‘Born Of Frustration’, ‘Sometimes’, ‘Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)’, ‘Come home’, ‘How Was It For You’ and ‘Sit Down’ and are behind some of the biggest hits in the past 30 years selling millions of albums worldwide.

Their 13th studio album La Petite Mort was released last year to critical acclaim and hailed as one of the “Best Albums of 2014” by The Guardian featuring the singles ‘Moving On’, ’Frozen Britain’ ‘Curse Curse’ and “All I'm saying”, all mainstays on BBC6 Music.

In a career spanning over 3 decades, top 10 albums like ‘Gold Mother’, ‘Seven’, ‘Laid’, ‘Whiplash’ and ‘Millionaires’ have contributed to over 13 million worldwide album sales and have helped to build one of the most intensely loyal fanbases in the business. Famed for their incendiary live performances,
James can be sure of an ecstatic reception on their return to Bingley Music Live.

Tickets are now on sale at £49 for adult weekend tickets and £34 for child weekend tickets plus booking fee.

For more details see 

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Slam Dunk Festival Press Release

Earlier this month, SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL announced its huge return to the festival circuit with headliners YOU ME AT SIX.  The festival, which takes place over the May bank holiday weekend at 3 sites in Leeds, Hatfield and Wolverhampton, announced a massive increase in capacity at all events late last year. 2015 sees the Leeds event return to its original home, Millennium Square.

Joining YOU ME AT SIX will be friends of SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL, DON BROCO.  These recent Kerrang! cover stars have been one of the fastest growing bands in the UK with many a BBC Radio 1 playlist, sold out tours and an increasingly expanding loyal fan base. They are currently working on their 2nd album, which is set for release this summer.

DON BROCO: "We’re very excited to be returning to Slam Dunk, it’s one of our favourite festivals and the line up this year is sick!"

Perhaps one of the most talked about new bands in the world right now, PVRIS will be making their UK festival debut at SLAM DUNK. Debut album ‘White Noise’ dropped late last year and the first single went C List on Radio 1. Expect massive things from this band after Slam Dunk.  Singer Lynn Gunn of PVRIS says: “We've always heard about Slam dunk and we've seen our friends performing at it. We're very excited to get back over to the UK and finally get to play it ourselves!”

One of the most exciting, ferocious and downright brilliant UK metal bands,

WHILE SHE SLEEPS return to SLAM DUNK after a 3 year absence, armed with new album 'Brainwashed' and a front man (Loz) with newly fixed and better than ever vocal chords (thanks doc!). This will be a must see, do not miss them at SLAM DUNK 2015!

Also joining the line-up includes probably one of the most perfectly chaotic bands TRASH TALK, that will no doubt rip SLAM DUNK apart in the best possible way, Boston’s A LOSS FOR WORDS playing one of their final shows, THE BRONX will be flying in exclusively to bring the party whilst their alter ego MARIACHI EL BRONX will be sure to have everyone dancing. 

As always, ska & punk will be a big fixture at the festival with old favourites, ZEBRAHEAD and BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE. Also following in the Slam Dunk tradition of having classic bands reform specially to play, UK ska punk heroes LIGHTYEAR, will be back! Long island, NYC’s PATENT PENDING will also be bringing their "psychotically fun and dramatically moving” live show to the festival.

Continuing to fly the flag for all those of you who like to be in the pit will be New York’s EMMURE and Sydney, Australia’s THY ART IS MURDER who make their festival debut.

Columbus Ohio 5 piece BEARTOOTH fresh from their sting on the 2015 Kerrang tour and excellent debut album 'Disgusting'.  Post-hardcore Illinois 5 piece, THE COLOR MORALE return to the UK following their Billboard Top 30 album ‘Hold On Pain Ends’.  Finally, much loved emo-rock band TRANSIT and New York punks SUCH GOLD complete this 2nd announcement.

Ben Ray, Founder Slam Dunk Festival

“This will certainly be year of unique performances! After already announcing Bane’s final ever UK Festival appearance, it’s especially sad to see the A Loss for Words guys’ final show, as we’ve become close over the years. Although to balance things out it’s good to see the return of Lightyear!”



Saturday 23rd May – Slam Dunk Festival North - Leeds - City Centre (Millennium Square, O2 Academy, Leeds Beckett Uni, Ba Bar and 2 other outdoor stages).

Sunday 24th May – Slam Dunk Festival South - Hatfield – The Forum, University of Hertfordshire Campus (22 mins direct train from Kings Cross)

Bank Holiday Monday May 25th – Slam Dunk Festival Midlands - Wolverhampton – City Centre (Wulfrun Hall, Civic Hall & Bar, Green Room, and 3 outdoor stages.)

Tickets are £39 (STBF) or £44 (STBF) with infamous Slam Dunk after party entrance included. For ticket outlets please visit

Live in Barnsley Press Release

LIVE in Barnsley, the town’s first metropolitan free music festival that first took place in June 2013, is now into its third year.  This year’s LIVE in Barnsley FREE Music Festival takes place on Saturday 20 June 2015.

Applications for bands wishing to play at this years festival opened last Friday and the organisers were overwhelmed with the response.  Organiser Dave Pearsall told us, “We had over 300 bands apply in the first 48 hours, which is amazing.  To put it in perspective, we had just over 300 bands in total apply for the first festival in 2013.  It’s great to see even more new bands from Barnsley applying.  It has been sad to see festival favourites like Mynas, Demographic and Hitomi splitting up but we’re really excited at the new projects that are springing up out of those bands.”

The Torn, from Doncaster, came into being in 2008 and comprise of Nick Berry (Lead Guitar and backing vocals), Tim Taylor (Bass Guitar) Ben Mullins (Drums) and Damian Dalton Smith (Lead Vocals, Rythm Guitar).  Damian is actually the brother of well known actress, Sheridan Smith, who recently won a National Television Award for her amazing performance in the ITV docudrama, Cilla, about the early life and times of Cilla Black.  You may also have seen Damian appear on the BBC’s The Voice a couple of weeks ago but unfortunately he lost his voice on the day and struggled to hold it together on the night of the live performance in front of judges Tom Jones, Rita Ora, Will I Am and Ricky from Kaiser Chiefs.  Undettered Damian vowed to continue singing with The Torn.

The band’s musical journey so far has seen them perform across the UK at many well known venues alongside the likes of The Mystery Jets, Reverend and the Makers, The Bluetones, The Specials and Tom Hingley  (ex-Inspiral Carpets).  Their style of  indie rock has won many followers, gained airplay/interviews on several local radio stations including some brief TV appearances.

The band release their new single, ‘Take It’, on 9th March through Sound Hub Records.

Bands wishing to apply for this years festival go to and apply online.

Social Media

Twitter:         @liveinbarnsley
Facebook:    live-in-barnsley
Instagram:    liveinbarnsley​

Radio Playlist 26th February 2015

Yorkshire Music Collective broadcasts every Thursday at 10pm on BCB Radio.

You can listen to the latest show on this blog, by clicking on the YMC on The Radio tab, or on our website

Don't forget to send your music to and post any events in the facebook Group or tweet us on @yorkshiremc

Our studio guests were Danny Landau Band from Hull.

What we played:

Take it to Them by Dear Friends

Difficult Times, Let Me Go and Soul On Fire (live in session) by Danny Landau

Here, Alive by City of Lights

Good Girls Go To Heaven by Distortion Mirrors

Shake Up by The Black Isle

Mr No by Striped Sight

Take Me Home by Scars on 45

City of Austin Texas, Antonio Lulic 

Bullet (unplugged) by Louise Distras

It's You by The Superlatives