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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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Radio show – 10th February 2021

We continue looking back at 1991 this week as we celebrate 30 years of shoegaze by featuring Spacemen 3's Recurring as the album of the week. Released in February 1991 the album was to be the last under the Spacemen 3 name, at this point Jason and Sonic had started ...
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Radio show – 3rd February 2021

The show this week features the solo debut album from Dean Wareham. Released in 2014 and following his lengthy career with Galaxie 500, Luna and Dean & Britta the album remains his only solo longplayer. We play tracks throughout the show. There's a session track from Mojave 3 recorded for ...
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Radio show – 27th January 2021

The featured album on this show is Psiconáutica, the 2016 album by Linda Guilala. The 20 track longplayer was released on Elefant and is one of the best shoegaze albums of the 2010s. We play tracks from the album throughout the show. There's a John Peel Session track from Thee ...
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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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