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

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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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Alternative Christmas tunes

Every year we hear the same old songs, whilst for some people this brings them real joy hearing Wham! and Slade again for others there is a sense of dread about hearing the same tunes again and again. Hoping to offer some kind of alternative, this show features a selection ...
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Radio show – Round-up of 2021

What a rollercoaster of a year, personally it had plenty of twists and turns and with another variant and a lockdown looming it seems 2021 is the year that will keep on giving until the end. However there was plenty of good music released during the year and this show ...
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Radio show – 30 years of shoegaze

2021 saw the 30th anniversary of shoegaze, first mentioned in a news story about Slowdive in May 1991 and within months all across the music press. Whilst the roots of shoegaze date back to the 1960s these shows play a track a year since the name/genre was born, from My ...
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Radio show- 17th November 2021

This show is the usual round-up of new releases, anniversaries and news. We play tracks from the new Beach House album announced for February, released in chapters, we play a selection from chapter one. Andy Bell has announced he's playing some gigs early next year and he'll be at Chelmsford, ...
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Radio show – 10th November 2021

The recent Rough Trade session by Sennen is being released on Sonic Cathedral as the Transmissions EP, featuring mainly tracks from their debut Widows album alongside a Big Star, we play several tracks throughout the show. There's also new releases from Spiritualized, Seagoth, Grouper, Blushing, HOO, Kelly Lee Owens and ...
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Radio show – shoegaze John Peel sessions

When a band recorded a John Peel session it was always an exciting moment for a fan as you got to hear either new material or a different take of previously released track. The sessions were often as close to hearing the band live as you could get as there ...
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Radio show – 27th October 2021

With the announcement that Ride are to take their (belated) Nowhere 30th anniversary tour on the road next year we'll be playing tracks from their debut as our featured album of the week. The band will be playing Norwich Waterfront on April 22nd 2022 as part of a nationwide tour ...
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Radio show – 20th October 2021

We have another new release as our featured album this week. Dummy's incredible debut album Mandatory Enjoyment is released on Friday (22nd October) on Trouble In Mind and we feature tracks throughout the show. There's also a live track from Sennen taken from their forthcoming Transmissions EP recorded for Rough ...
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Radio show – 13th October 2021

On this show we previewed Dean Wareham's first new album in seven years called 'I Have Nothing To Say To The Mayor of LA' which is released on Friday. You can hear tracks throughout the show. We also travel back 30 years ago this week to a small festival that ...
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Radio show – 6th October 2021

From Manchester in the mid-80s, Magic Roundabout have waited over three decades for the songs they recorded to finally be released. Up was recently remastered after Ian Masters from The Pale Saints discovered their old recordings from 1987 and they're finally released on Jack White's Third Man Records. During their ...
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Radio show – 29th September 2021

The new album from Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters is our featured album in this show. Destiny Waiving was released last week and is the third album from the duo. We play tracks from the album throughout the show. There's also the chance to hear plenty of new releases from ...
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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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