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Public Service Blogcast 60

One of Northern Ireland's hottest properties are Belfast's The Jane Bradfords whose number while alternating between being as large as a seven piece and as small as just one guy in a studio (cursing at old keyboards that used to work perfectly well) averages out at 5. Their fusion of the nonchalant swagger of The National, the driving tight Peter Hook style bass and at times the euphoric hosannas of Arcade Fire has won plaudits from Huw Stephens and the readership of Alternative Ulster magazine who voted their 2008 debut album into the list of 50 best records of the 2000s. Look out for a new album from TJB in 2010, exclusive previews of which can be heard on this blogcast.

Public Service Blogcast Episode 60
29 minutes 32 seconds
Recorded 02/12/09
Tracklisting
00.01 The Jane Bradfords - "Judicial Duel" (exclusive new track from forthcoming 2010 album)
04.52 Clown Parlour - "Stark" (from Introducing 'Clown Parlour' album - White Mountain Music)
06.55 The Jane Bradfords - "More Than This" (exclusive new track from forthcoming 2010 album)
13.15 Robyn G Shiels - "Drunk Myself A River "(from unreleased new album - Dancing Records)
18.04 The National - "Slow Show" (acoustic recording for Bandwidth Films)
22.13 Three Tales - "The Things That We Know" (from 'The Hidden Possibilities In All Things' EP - Furious Tradesmen)
26.33 The Jane Bradfords - "Too Much Christmas" (free download)

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