RAVE DOWN

You can hear the Rave Down radio show every Wednesday night at 7pm.

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Radio show – Today Forever special

This hour is spent mainly looking back 30 years. On 4th March 1991 possible the greatest shoegaze EP was released by Ride. The Today Forever EP featured four of the best Ride songs and also propelled the band into the national charts and as festival headliners. We play all the ...
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Radio show – 24th February 2021

This is probably the most excited I've been for a new release in a while, Mogwai's latest album As The Love Continues was released last Friday and is our featured album of the week this week. We also head back to 1993 to hear Catherine Wheel playing live in Finsbury ...
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Radio show – 17th February 2021

We head back to 2002 for this weeks featured album, it was the third long player from Sigur Ros and their last before signing to a major label. Is it called brackets? Is it called untitled? ( ) was made up of 8 untitled tracks which have since been given ...
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Radio show – 10th February 2021

We continue looking back at 1991 this week as we celebrate 30 years of shoegaze by featuring Spacemen 3's Recurring as the album of the week. Released in February 1991 the album was to be the last under the Spacemen 3 name, at this point Jason and Sonic had started ...
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Radio show – 3rd February 2021

The show this week features the solo debut album from Dean Wareham. Released in 2014 and following his lengthy career with Galaxie 500, Luna and Dean & Britta the album remains his only solo longplayer. We play tracks throughout the show. There's a session track from Mojave 3 recorded for ...
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Radio show – 27th January 2021

The featured album on this show is Psiconáutica, the 2016 album by Linda Guilala. The 20 track longplayer was released on Elefant and is one of the best shoegaze albums of the 2010s. We play tracks from the album throughout the show. There's a John Peel Session track from Thee ...
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Radio show – The Great British Music Weekend

We're heading back 30 years for this weeks show, between the 18th and 20th January 1991 Radio One booked out Wembley Arena for the Great British Music Weekend. The event was broadcast live on Radio One and filmed as part of the Brit Awards that year. Organised by Jonathan King ...
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Radio show – 13th January 2021

We go all the way back to 1984 for this week's featured album of the week. It'll End In Tears was a huge independent album upon it's release. The project of Ivo Watts-Russell and a whole host of guests including the Cocteau Twins. The album spent 35 weeks in the ...
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Radio show – 6th January 2021

Happy New Year and welcome to our first show of 2021. The featured album of the week in this show seems to be an album that was massively ovberlooked at the time but is often on my turntable. Black Hearted Brother was a change of direction for Neil Halstead after ...
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Radio show – New Year Shoegaze Mixtape

This week's show is a mixtape to celebrate the new year with no geeky facts or waffling from me, just back to back tunes. All killer, no filler! The tracklisting for the mixtape is: Ulrich Schnauss - Clear Day My Bloody Valentine - Soon (Andrew Weatherall remix) Glok - Dissident ...
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NME’s tips for 1991

If 1990 was the year of Madchester, 1991 was the year of shoegaze. In 12 short months the scene was created and killed off by the UK music press. As the year started NME gave their tips for the top 20 bands to break through, the list is actually very ...
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Best tunes of 2020

2020 stopped us all in our tracks which has made music so much more important. Below is a round-up of the best tunes of the year from me, all of which you'd have heard on the radio show. Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini - Illusion of Time This sounds just ...
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The best shoegaze album or EP by year

The rather wonderul EEP have been running various twitter polls over the last few weeks to find the best shoegaze release for each year since 1988. The shortlist for each year was picked by their followers to go into a poll and the winners are all listed below and rather ...
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Radio show – Alternative Christmas tunes

It's that time of year again where you hear the same songs in every shop and on every commercial radio station. We hear them every year and those songs by Shakin' Stevens, Mariah Carey, Slade, etc... can really drive you mad. For this week's show there's a selection of alternative ...
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Radio show – 9th December 2020

In this show we look back at the Minor Victories album of 2016. A collaboration between Rachel from Slowdive, Stuart from Mogawi, Justin from Editors and his brother James. We'll be playing a selection of tunes from the album throughout the show including their collaboration with James from The Twilight ...
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Radio show – 2nd December 2020

It's not often I'll have a 'featured album of the week' that has made the national top 20 album charts on both sides of the Atlantic, but Beach House achieved just that with their album 7. Released in May 2018 and co-produced with Sonic Boom, the album was (unsurprisingly) their ...
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Radio show – Creation Records special

26th November 2000 was the date I first launched the www.creation-records.com website.   The month before there were two books and a compilation album on the subject of Creation Records released but there was still very little information about the music online. The legacy Creation left is probably bigger now ...
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Radio show – 18th November 2020

30 years is a bit of a theme this week... firstly it was November 1990 when Galaxie 500 released their final album This Is Our Music and toured the UK. That album is our featured album of the week and we play several tracks during the show. It's also 30 ...
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