Here are all of BenWard's jams.

For Now And Ever

For Now And Ever

by Super Furry Animals

“Emotive in transit. We'll be together ’til the end.” Thank you for the jams, @ThisIsMyJam. This has been great and you will be missed. May we ride off into the eternal chorus refrain brass-band cacophony sunset together. Wuh-oh, oh oh oh.

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Jammed: 25th Sep 2015

15 plays

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Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

by Super Furry Animals

“The time when you were near We had nothing left to fear But no more than... just as if… No reason why, if we are to change, that we should still go on It's nice to know you're here and we got there in the end The future is now wide open and clear.”

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Jammed: 23rd Sep 2015

17 plays

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The Ship

The Ship

by Black Rivers

New band from Jez and Andy Williams out of Doves. I love this.

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Jammed: 26th Jul 2014

16 plays

3 likes

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For One Night Only

For One Night Only

by King Creosote

New King Creosote album on Sept 2nd. I think this was my favourite new track played on @BFFKettle last night.

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Jammed: 17th Jul 2014

18 plays

1 likes

1 comments

Miserabilia

Miserabilia

by Los Campesinos!

“Your hands will remain empty when you have stopped clutching at straws. Cling to bad memories, forget all the insufferable bores.”

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Jammed: 19th Jun 2014

17 plays

4 likes

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Brain Cells

Brain Cells

by Maxïmo Park

Their show in San Francisco was glorious and full of energy, and the new “Too Much Information” record has me completely hooked, to the degree of really struggling to pick just one song, there're a lot of top shelf pieces on there, straddling a few different styles. For now though, synths win out, and this is one Simon and I played on Eclectic Kettle (See: @bffdotfm) on Saturday morning, so it remains.

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Jammed: 20th May 2014

14 plays

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1 comments

Music: Response

Music: Response

by The Chemical Brothers

What a fucking great record this was.

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Jammed: 22nd Jan 2014

30 plays

10 likes

1 comments

Sisters

Sisters

by Cate Le Bon

Caught her with @skr on Tuesday. Amazing voice, and I love that organ, guitar and psychedelic groove. Plus I'm a sucker for Welsh accents at the best of times.

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Jammed: 5th Dec 2013

20 plays

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Chase The Tear

Chase The Tear

by Portishead

So here's a thing. Well over a year ago I picked up a Portishead 12" single that I hadn't seen before. I opened it, grabbed the download version, and then for reasons unknown, completely forgot to ever listen to it on either format. Today, while researching a mixtape, I stumbled upon it. Hit play. What a tune. This is my new jam.

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Jammed: 20th Nov 2013

26 plays

8 likes

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Let Down

Let Down

by Radiohead

As if you could pick just one song to represent this album. Still, “Let Down” is absolutely perfect.

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Jammed: 22nd Oct 2013

13 plays

7 likes

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Swastika Eyes

Swastika Eyes

by Primal Scream

After many, many years I finally got to see Primal Scream last week. Far from their prime I'll concede—Bobby Gillespie seemed fairly disinterested and passionless toward a lot of the back catalogue—but still very satisfying to catch them. Plus, the electro breakdown at the end of Swastika Eyes is just, still, epic.

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Jammed: 18th Oct 2013

9 plays

5 likes

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Bang

Bang

by Blur

Everything has gone a bit gloriously indie rock guitar music revivalist these past few weeks.

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Jammed: 17th Oct 2013

1 plays

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Cold Water

Cold Water

by Money

Sparse, delicate, melancholy, perhaps a bit miserable. And then it goes all Velvet Underground stomp and grumbling guitar and it's splendid. Really love this album.

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Jammed: 1st Oct 2013

14 plays

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Backwaters

Backwaters

by Drenge

Late to the game, and therefore I'm not as cool as Tom Watson MP, but caught them on Later… when I was back in England and this is cracking good.

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Jammed: 25th Sep 2013

20 plays

3 likes

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Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

by Super Furry Animals

“Mwng” as best Super Furry Animals album. Discuss.

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Jammed: 26th Aug 2013

13 plays

1 likes

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Join Me On My Avalanche

Join Me On My Avalanche

by Explosions In The Sky & David Wingo

A most delightful, understated, delicate soundtrack by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo. Spent much of my weekend listening to this.

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Jammed: 20th Aug 2013

27 plays

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From The Ritz To The Rubble (Demo)

From The Ritz To The Rubble (Demo)

by Arctic Monkeys

Off on a kick of old Arctic Monkeys put me right back in the badly organised pile of demo MP3s I have kicking about from when @colly used to blog about ’em incessantly. Was between this and the never released “Knock a Door Run”, but I can't possibly love these lyrics more and I can't ever listen to Ritz to the Rubble without playing it twice, so of course it is. At least this is a different version. Good times, cracking demo.

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Jammed: 13th Aug 2013

15 plays

2 likes

1 comments

Wasting My Young Years

Wasting My Young Years

by London Grammar

via @skr. Delicate and wonderful and like a someone spliced The xx with a pre-pop-stardom Florence Welsh.

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Jammed: 6th Aug 2013

38 plays

5 likes

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Giving Up On Love (Vinyl version)

Giving Up On Love (Vinyl version)

by Slow Club

From the 2010 vinyl edition of “Yeah, So?” is this surprising, rougher, faster, brasher, and perfectly energetic recording of “Giving Up On Love”. Finally made a portable recording of it. Mandatory nerd metadata: Recorded on a Ortofon 2M blue on a Pro-ject Debut 3, via Rotel RA-931 into Garageband through the standard Macbook Pro audio jack. No post-processing because I don't know what I'm doing.

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Jammed: 29th Jul 2013

30 plays

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Take Your Time

Take Your Time

by Golden Grrrls

Picked Golden Grrrls on a whim in Aquarius records. Fits very nicely with my Veronica Falls and Foxes! obsessions of the past year.

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Jammed: 26th Jul 2013

10 plays

4 likes

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Break Well

Break Well

by Mount Kimbie

Caught them touring in San Francisco last week. They were astonishingly good, mixing up old EPs and tracks from the new record. Can't recommend them enough.

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Jammed: 25th Jun 2013

21 plays

2 likes

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Immunity

Immunity

by Jon Hopkins

The entire Jon Hopkins record is very, very fine. It has an arc, and moves through various moods, and it's lovely to hear a record planned so well. This is the last track; calmed, reflective, and gratifying.

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Jammed: 11th Jun 2013

27 plays

11 likes

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S.A.D.

S.A.D.

by Atoms for Peace

B-Side to the Judge, Jury and Executioner 12". Pretty fine.

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Jammed: 7th May 2013

22 plays

6 likes

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Open Eye Signal

Open Eye Signal

by Jon Hopkins

Am really quite looking forward to this record.

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Jammed: 24th Apr 2013

22 plays

6 likes

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Persons & Machinery

Persons & Machinery

by UNKLE

One entire afternoon later, I successfully tracked down my glockenspiel ear-worm. Victory!

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Jammed: 16th Apr 2013

35 plays

3 likes

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If You Still Want Me

If You Still Want Me

by Veronica Falls

Saw Veronica Falls play San Francisco's Rickshaw Stop last week. Joyful show.

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Jammed: 8th Apr 2013

20 plays

6 likes

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Think of the Sea

Think of the Sea

by Social Studies

Social Studies are easy to find playing support around SF. I'm a fan of the new record, especially this chorus

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Jammed: 3rd Jan 2013

26 plays

3 likes

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In Limbo

In Limbo

by Radiohead

In which I get all emowhiney about my continuing pending visa status, but hey, it's a reason to play to Kid A.

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Jammed: 28th Dec 2012

10 plays

3 likes

2 comments

These Days

These Days

by R.E.M.

Ended up on an old REM kick today.

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Jammed: 3rd Dec 2012

12 plays

2 likes

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Station Approach

Station Approach

by Elbow

Dad is off up to Manchester and was emailing asking for pub recommendations. Cue university nostalgia emorama.

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Jammed: 24th Oct 2012

26 plays

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My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)

My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)

by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Acoustic bookend of ‘(Into the Black)’, that I had the emotionally overwhelming pleasure to hear live toni

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Jammed: 11th Aug 2012

25 plays

7 likes

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No. 1 Against The Rush

No. 1 Against The Rush

by Liars

Picked up Liars’ new record—WIXIW—as a heard-of-them-not-heard-them coverart purchase at Aquarius. It's

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Jammed: 31st Jul 2012

39 plays

7 likes

1 comments

Gun Has No Trigger

Jammed: 2nd Jul 2012

41 plays

6 likes

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This Is A Low

This Is A Low

by Blur

Combination of England crashing out of a football tournament, and being one of the finest songs Blur recorded.

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Jammed: 24th Jun 2012

22 plays

9 likes

2 comments

I'll Sleep When I'm Alive

I'll Sleep When I'm Alive

by Internet Forever

Boisterous, skittish, poptastic slice of Internet Forever's self titled album. Addicted to the soaring chorus.

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Jammed: 3rd Apr 2012

49 plays

6 likes

2 comments

Waiting for a Superman

Waiting for a Superman

by The Flaming Lips

“Waiting for a Superman”. What a song. Always loved this sparse piano version the most.

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Jammed: 22nd Feb 2012

93 plays

12 likes

1 comments

Tribulations

Tribulations

by LCD Soundsystem

Have been hooked back on this for days.

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Jammed: 8th Feb 2012

100 plays

20 likes

4 comments

Is This Love?

Is This Love?

by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Counterbalancing the increase in straight electronic music, I play straight guitar music. <3 chorus harmonies.

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Jammed: 1st Feb 2012

43 plays

5 likes

2 comments

City Sleep

City Sleep

by Talkdemonic

Give it a minute; the sustained assault of distorted viola drones give way to a tight rhythm and string melody

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Jammed: 22nd Jan 2012

56 plays

7 likes

1 comments

The Rip

The Rip

by Portishead

After a week of "what I loved in 2011" listening, I stumbled upon Third for the first time in a while. Oh my.

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Jammed: 9th Jan 2012

96 plays

24 likes

3 comments

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

by Slow Club

I'm on holiday, so time to break out the Slow Club Christmas EP. Also, seeing them play Union Chapel tomorrow!

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Jammed: 18th Dec 2011

58 plays

9 likes

1 comments

Bloom (Jamie xx Rework Part 3)

Bloom (Jamie xx Rework Part 3)

by Radiohead

Radiohead did a 7-part vinyl remix series. Then they released another, and this might be the best of them all.

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Jammed: 1st Dec 2011

75 plays

12 likes

8 comments

Hound of Winter

Hound of Winter

by Mogwai

Mogwai have been outstanding this year, but the EP and ‘Music for A Forgotten Future’ soundtrack? So, so g

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Jammed: 22nd Nov 2011

50 plays

7 likes

4 comments

Steel Your Girl

Steel Your Girl

by Neon Neon

This is relatively conventional from the amazing and varied Stainless Style, but the chorus harmony is my jam.

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Jammed: 16th Nov 2011

61 plays

5 likes

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Hi How Are You

Hi How Are You

by Brakes

Hi! How are you? What do you do? What do you listen to? Where do you go? Are you with them? Are you with us?

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Jammed: 9th Nov 2011

35 plays

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Separator (Anstam RMX)

Separator (Anstam RMX)

by Radiohead

Radiohead have been curating remixes of TKOL. Mixed results, but some are really very good. This is from RMX7.

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Jammed: 4th Nov 2011

25 plays

1 likes

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Peacebone

Peacebone

by Animal Collective

This is my strawberry jam.

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Jammed: 25th Oct 2011

18 plays

3 likes

2 comments

Come Closer

Come Closer

by Miles Kane

I have 60s, Scott Walker revival kicks, and Miles Kane's solo record follows Last Shadow Puppets rather well.

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Jammed: 20th Oct 2011

12 plays

2 likes

1 comments

Flight of the Feathered Serpent

Flight of the Feathered Serpent

by Fuck Buttons

Walking the length of 16th Street after Github's party this evening, hit upon this magnificent, epic piece.

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Jammed: 18th Oct 2011

15 plays

9 likes

2 comments

Two Cousins (1999 Version)

Two Cousins (1999 Version)

by Malcolm Middleton & Aidan Moffat

Unexpected gem at the very end of the iTunes deluxe edition of Slow Club's new ‘Paradise’ record.

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Jammed: 14th Oct 2011

12 plays

2 likes

1 comments

The Light Seekers

The Light Seekers

by Bachelorette

One-woman electronics and loops wizardry, toured with Low last month. Part Imogen Heap, part Goldfrapp. Great.

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Jammed: 11th Oct 2011

8 plays

1 likes

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Love Will Save Your Soul

Love Will Save Your Soul

by Grouplove

My new favourite band. I caught the end of a set at Outside Lands, bought the record, and was pleased. Joyful.

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Jammed: 3rd Oct 2011

14 plays

2 likes

1 comments