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

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Radio show – Slowdive special

Slowdive are returning to the live stage this week in Bath and to celebrate the show looks back at their career. Outside of the band they've released so much music over the last 30 years and I've tried to cover much of it in this show alongside a few Slowdive ...
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Radio show – Pick of the pops

This week pop pickers every song featured in the show has been a chart hit in the UK including 5 number one singles. However we aren't playing the original versions, all the songs have been covered by the usual bands we play on this show such as Lush, Ride, The ...
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Radio show – hidden 80s psych scene

This show looks at the UK hidden psych scene of the late 80s as recently written about on Loud and Quiet. Bands like Loop, Spacemen 3, The Telescopes and Thee Hypnotics created a sound hugely influenced by Suicide, The Stooges and MC5. It was a natural progression following the success ...
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Radio show – April 2022 round-up

This show looks at what has been going on in April with new releases, gigs and anniversaries. In this show we feature.... Adorable's incredible debut single Sunshine Smile turning 30.Ride have announced some reissues and a new compilation.Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai has announced his autobiography.Bdrmm have a new remix EP ...
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Radio show – Live show

There's been so many great live recordings of shoegaze bands over the years, whilst they were criticised for being static and staring at their shoes on stage, it was when they played live the true volume of their sound could be experienced. This show features a selection of tracks released ...
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Radio show – Nu gaze special

This show goes back to the mid-noughties as we look back at the revival of shoegaze. With the emergence of the internet there were various fan led scenes focusing on eras of music the press had previously written off, Nu gaze was the name given to the shoegaze revival, there ...
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Radio show – Rollercoaster tour

In this show we revisit the Rollercoaster tours that started this week in 1992. The Jesus and Mary Chain bored of touring decided they wanted to do something different and organised a mini festival to take around cities. In the spring of the year The Jesus and Mary Chain headlined ...
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Radio show – 30th March 2022

A round up of recent music news on gigs and releases for March 2022. Featured in the show you can hear the likes of The Besnard Lakes, Loop, Horsegirl, Spiritualized, Andy Bell, Ride, NewDad, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Warpaint, The Boo Radleys, Avalyn and Pye Corner Audio ...
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Radio show – The remix show

In the this show we features an hour of the best remixes. You can hear tracks by Asobi Seksu, Curve, Slowdive, Maps, Sennen, The Early Years, Yeti Lane, Ride, Chapterhouse and Cocteau Twins Those artists have been remixed by Ulrich Schnauss, Aphex Twin, Avalon Emerson, The Field, The Early Years, ...
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Radio show – 9th March in ’92 and ’22

Two big shoegaze albums turn 30 this week, there's Ride's second album Going Blank Again released on the 9th March 1992. Released on the same day was Doppelgänger the debut by Curve. We play tracks from both albums in the show. There's also a healthy round-up of new releases from ...
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Radio show – The eighties hour

The 1980's wasn't all shoulder pads and big hair, there was plenty of decent music around if you looked for it. C86, goth and new wave were some of the alternative sounds of the decade but the roots of shoegaze were laid out as the decade progressed. Played in this ...
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Radio show – The Ambient Hour

As Britain is battered by storms, we spend an hour in the calm of an ambient mixtape. Very few drums and vocals feature throughout, but whilst the music may be very different the artists remain the same. Artists featured in this show include Ride, Global Communication, Chapterhouse, Mark Peters, Brian ...
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Radio show – February 1992 show

This shows features the years 1992 and 2022. Throughout the show play tracks from the new Andy Bell album Flicker before its release on Friday. There's also a look back at the UK music charts this week in 1992 when there was an explosion of colour as Ride and The ...
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Radio show – February 2nd 2022

Following the lull in January there's plenty of new releases to share with you this week. There's also a look back to 30 years ago as Lush release their debut album and Teenage Fanclub have their first Top 40 hit in the UK. Artists featured in the show include Beach ...
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Radio show – Sixties influences

This show goes back to the 1960s and plays tunes released between 1966 and 1969, an era which was a huge influence on the original shoegaze bands. Artists featured in the show are Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, The Monkees, United States of America, The Zombies, The Velvet Underground, The ...
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Radio show – 19th January 2022

This show is a round-up of what has been going on since the Christmas lull. We play two new tracks from Andy Bell following the announcement of his new album due for release in February. We also say goodbye to Ronnie Spector, there's a new track from Mogwai, a charity ...
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Janice Long Sessions

Janice Long's contribution to music in the UK cannot be underestimated. She first joined Radio 1 in 1982 and later hosted the early evening show which was always a great show for listeners to hear something different to the mainstream chart music. Sadly Janice Long died on Christmas Day 2021 ...
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Les Miserables – Select’s predictions for 1992

The first show for 2022 looks back at an article Select Magazine wrote in January 1992. With 1991 being the year of shoegaze, the publication ran an article looking at the main bands from the scene and predicting what the future holds for them. This show runs through those predictions ...
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