RAVE DOWN

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

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Radio show – Slough Festival 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago this week, the shoegazing youth of 1991 decended on Slough for their 2nd annual festival in Upton Park. The show revists that event. The first Slough Festival in 1990 featured The Soup Dragons, Northside, The Cardiacs, Frank Sidebottom, Teenage Fanclub and Thousand Yard Stare. That first year ...
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Rave Down and Sennen join Tim’s Listening Party

On Tuesday night (13th July 2021) Sennen hosted a Twitter Listening Party with Tim Burgess. This was to celebrate the reissue of the band's debut album 'Widows' from 2005. When the album was released I was part of Hungry Audio who originally released the album, the band very kindly asked ...
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Radio show – 14th July 2021

We travel back to 1990 for this week's album of the week. It was to be the final album on 4AD for the Cocteau Twins and is often seen as their best. We play tracks from Heaven or Las Vegas throughout the show. There's a 1994 Peel Session track from ...
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Radio show – 7th July 2021

There's been so many fantastic new releases recently we've pretty much dedicated the whole show to them this week. First up Daniel Avery releases his fourth solo album 'Together In Static' which follows his recent gigs and online stream from Hackney Church. Daniel continues to push the boundaries with the ...
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Radio show – interview with Sennen

On this show we're joined by Rich Kellaway from Sennen. Sennen released their debut album back in 2005 and 16 years later an expanded edition is being released on Sonic Cathedral. In the show Rich talks about their roots in the Isle of Wight, moving to Norwich and forming Sennen ...
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Radio show – 23rd June 2021

On this show we feature the debut album from Alvvays, their self-titled debut released in 2014 was a perfect blend of C86, shoegaze and old school indie. There's also quite a few 30th anniversary releases to celebrate as we continue our look back at 1991 including tracks from Moose, Pale ...
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Radio show – 16th June 2021

White Flowers debut album Day By Day is our featured album of the week in this show. The Preston duo have created a wonderful ethereal album with influences from the Cocteau Twins and Portishead. You can hear several tracks throughout the show. We also looks back in the music papers ...
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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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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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