RAVE DOWN

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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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Loveless

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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Swervedriver cover

Radio Show – 11th November 2020

Another show packed with new releases and classics this week. The featured album of the week comes from Swervedriver, nearly 30 years after those early EPs they released their sixth album Future Ruins on the Rock Action label. We play several tracks from the album throughout the show. There's new ...
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The Boo Radleys

Radio show – November 4th 2020

What a week... a new lockdown in England, the US elections and the announcement that The Boo Radleys are (kind of) returning. Sice Boo & The Radleys have announced a gig next autumn and whilst we have no idea what their setlist will include, no doubt it will focus on ...
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Spacemen 3

Radio show – October 28th 2020

The clocks went back this weekend as British Summer Time drew to a close so I picked one of my favourite albums of all time as the featured album of the week to cheer myself up. Spacemen 3's Playing With Fire was the soundtrack to the summer of 1989 for ...
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Radio show – October 21st 2020

This show features The Radio Dept's debut Lesser Matters as the album of the week, we play a selection of tracks. We also look back at the 30th anniversary of Ride's debut album Nowhere and the tour which included support slots from Bleach and Slowdive. Creation Records signings Meat Whiplash ...
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Contino Sessions sleeve

Radio show – October 14th 2020

We go back to 1999 for this week's featured album of the week. Released in September of that year the second album from death In Vegas was shortlisted for the Mercury Music prize. The Contino Sessions featured a whole range of guests from Dot Allison, Jim Reid, Matt Flint (Revolver), ...
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Andy Bell's The Songs From Halfway Down

Radio Show – Andy Bell’s Songs From Halfway Down

This week's show is a special with our guest Andy Bell from Ride discussing the influences and events that lead to his debut solo album The View From Halfway Down. We've handed the tracklisting of the whole show over to Andy (hence we've called it The Songs From Halfway Down) ...
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