RAVE DOWN

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

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Radio show – 22nd September 2021

First show after a couple of weeks off and there are plenty of new tunes to play. There's also the incredible new album by Low. Their 13th album Hey What is our featured album of the week and one of the best, we play tracks throughout the show. There's also ...
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Radio show – 1st September 2021

We go back to 1991 again this week as we visit one of the last great occasions of the original shoegaze era. Not only do Slowdive release their debut album Just For A Day but a whole bunch of groups play the Yamaha Band Explosion. The NME news article about ...
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Radio show – 25th August 2021

The featured album of the week in this show is from Helen with their The Original Faces album. Helen was a one-off album from Liz Harris of Grouper released in 2015 on Kranky. Also on the show there's plenty of new releases from Low, Dean Wareham, Mildred Maude, Penelope Isles ...
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Radio show – 18th August 2021

We go back 2 years for our featured album of the week from Ride, their sixth album 'This Is Not A Safe Place' found them on top form and we play some tracks throughout the show. There were plenty of 30th anniversaries from Revolver, Mudhoney and Five Thirty as we ...
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Radio show – 11th August 2021

This week's show is packed with new releases and another look back at the music press in 1991. There's also our usual featured album of the week which this time comes from Amusement Parks On Fire with their self-titled debut album from 2004. Looking back at this week in 1991 ...
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Radio show – 4th August 2021

We head back to 2003 in this week's show for our featured album of the week. Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts was the second album by M83 and we play several tracks throughout the show. We also revisit the first airing of a tune from Ladies & Gentlemen ...
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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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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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Album sleeve

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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