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Serena Maneesh sleeve

Radio show – 9th June 2021

The second longplayer from Serena Maneesh is our featured album of the week in this show. No.2 Abyss in B Minor was released on 4AD in 2010 and followed their incredible debut. We'll be playing various tracks throughout the show. There's also our usual mix of new releases and looking ...
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Cheval Sombre - Days Go by sleeve

Radio show – 2nd June 2021

On this week's show our 'Featured Album of the Week' is the second album of 2021 by Cheval Sombre, Days Go By follows his Time Waits For No One album released on Sonic Cathedral earlier this year. Also on the show we continue looking back at anniversaries from 1991 with ...
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Things we learnt from the My Bloody Valentine listening party

On the 15th May 2021 all of My Bloody Valentine joined Tim Burgess on Twitter for a listening party where they shared details about the making of their 1988 album Isn't Anything. If you want to experience the tweets in time with the music you can replay the whole thing ...
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1991 the year shoegazing broke

Radio show – 30th Anniversary of Shoegaze

25th May 1991 was the first time the term 'shoegaze' had been used in some form in the music press. Slowdive were described as "hotly tipped shoe-gazers" in the news section of the NME Stuart Maconie was the first journalist to feature the word shoegaze in an interview the following ...
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Radio show – Velvet Underground special

This week we celebrate the Velvet Underground, without doubt one of the most influential bands of the last century and an obvious influence on the shoegaze scene of the early 90's. There have been many, many cover versions of Velvet Underground songs released over the years and we pick a ...
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Radio show – 4AD special part two

It's the second hour looking back over 40 years of 4AD. We bring out some of the big names this time with the Pixies, Throwing Muses alongside recent signings Dry Cleaning. Tracklisting for the show is: Pale Saints - Sight of YouRachel Goswell - CoastlineThe Amps - Just Like A ...
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Radio show – 4AD special part one

With 4AD recently releasing their Bills, Aches & Blues album marking the first 40 years of 4AD, I thought it was time we did a special focusing on the label. This is the first part as it proved so challenging to just get an hour of music, therefore part two ...
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Radio show – 28th April 2021

On this show we celebrate 30 years since the release of Whirlpool the debut by Chapterhouse. You can hear tracks from the album throughout the show. There's also a John Peel Session track from the Pale Saints. The full tracklisting is: Drop Nineteens - My Aquarium (Second Time Around)Chapterhouse - ...
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Radio show – 21st April 2021

This week's show features Autolux's 2004 album Future Perfect as our album of the week, we play tracks throughout the show. There's also a look back to 21st April 1991 when Slowdive were in session for the John Peel Show and This Mortal Coil released the Blood album. This week ...
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Radio show with Christian from Slowdive

On this show I'm joined by Christian Savill from Slowdive. Christian spends the hour with us talking about his 30+ years in music. Starting at Sarah Records in the 80s, joining Slowdive, Monster Movie, the Slowdive reunion, his new album with Beachy Head and right through to the current activities ...
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Radio show – 7th April 2021

With the announcement of My Bloody Valentine signing to Domino, their back catalogue being reissued and new material on the way, this show features tracks from their old Creation EPs. The EPs 1988-1991 compilation is our featured album of the week and we play tracks throughout the show. There's also ...
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Radio show – 31st March 2021

We go back twenty years this week as The Zephyrs second longplayer is our featured album of the week. When the Sky Comes Down It Comes Down on Your Head was released in September 2001 and features a whole host of guests including Barry Burns (Mogwai), Adele Bethel (Sons & ...
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Radio show – 24th March 2021

We go back exactly 30 years for this week's featured album. Happy Daze vol.2 was compiled by Gary Crowley and released on March 25th 1991. The album captures the sound of the time with a mixture of shoegaze and post-Madchester 'baggy' bands. We play tracks from the album throughout the ...
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Radio show – 17th March 2021

Featured on this show is the 2007 album from New York shoegazers Asobi Seksu. Citrus was originally released the previous year in the US but after signing to One Little Indian it was released in the UK. We play tracks from the album throughout the show. There's also some anniversaries ...
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Radio show – 10th March 2021

After a lot of nostalgia recently I decided to have a week of new releases only. There's so much incredible music released every month that deserves to be heard. Our featured album of the week comes from Lost Horizons and their In Quiet Moments album. Lost Horizons features Simon Raymonde ...
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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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