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Radio Show – 8th July 2020

Another week, another show and on this one we celebrate Adorable's debut album from 1993. Against Perfection was the right album released at the wrong time to be successful, too late to be part of the Shoegaze scene and too early (and too good) for Britpop! Netherless it's a great ...
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Radio show – 1st July 2020

This week's show features the debut album from BDRMM as our album of the week. Bedroom is one of the most exciting debut albums in recent times and we play a couple of tracks. We also preview a track from the forthcoming Dissident Remixed album by Glok due out in ...
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Radio show – 24th June 2020

On the show this week our featured album is Spooky by Lush. Released in the spring of 1992 a whole 2.5 years after their debut EP, Spooky is one of the definitive albums of the era. We play a couple of tracks from the album. There's a live track from ...
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DIIV album sleeve

Radio show – 17th June 2020

On this week's show our featured album of the week was from DIIV. Released in 2016 their second longplayer Is The Is Are was a double album from a band that was struggling at the time dealing with drug issues. It's an album that even the band never knew if ...
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The Engineers

Radio show – 10th June 2020

The latest radio show features The Engineers 2005 debut as our featured album of the week and we play a couple of tracks from the album and brioefly discuss the NuGaze scene created by the NME. We also have a bunch of electronic tracks with Ulrich Schnauss covering a Slowdive ...
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Fields - Everything Last Winter

Radio show – 3rd June 2020

On this week's show our featured album of the week is the 2007 debut from Fields. Everything Last Winter was released on Atlantic Records and blended shoegaze with folk. Also on the show we have the Andy Bell (Ride) remix of the latest BDRMM single. We play a John Peel ...
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Shoegaze on TV – Pale Saints on Snub

This appearance by The Pale Saints on the BBC2 alternative music TV show Snub was broadcast the same month the band's debut album was released ...
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Darklands

Radio show – 27th May 2020

This week's show covers a mixture of old and new releases. Album of The Week is The Jesus & Mary Chain's Darklands from 1987, we play a couple of the tracks from the album during the show. There's new releases by Dean & Britta alongside the Stephen Morris remix of ...
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Festival line-up poster

A shoegazers memory of Reading Festival 1992

Disclaimer: I first wrote this blog post back in 2010 so some details may be incorrect/out-of-date especially as a lot of these bands are now touring again. 1992. This was the year Reading went BIG!!! I first went in 1988 and it was utter rubbish. We all went just to ...
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Every Heaven EP sleeve

Shoegaze on TV – The Boo Radleys

On last week's show we looked back at the year of 1991. Long before Britpop, The Boo Radleys were signed to Rough Trade and turning out some absolutely amazing records. The interview below was broadcast during this era before they later signed to Creation Records and features tracks from the ...
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Pentamerous Metamorphosis sleeve

Pentamerous Metamorphosis to be repressed

This is an album I've wanted a copy of for a while, any original copies cost an absolute fortune so am glad to see it has been repressed. In 1993 upon the release of their second album Chapterhouse asked Global Communication to reinterpret their new album and Pentamerous Metamorphosis is ...
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Gardener’s Question Time

Following our recent radio shw looking back at 1991, during tht year at the height of shoegaze Select Magazine played all of the bands to Ride's Mark Gardener to see if he could say who they are. The results are below ...
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Radio show – 1991 the year shoegazing broke

This week's show is a 1991 special, the year of shoegaze. We take you through the calendar year highlighting all the key releases, gigs and tv appearances of the bands. Here's a selection of the items discussed on the show... Some of the bands were on the front of the ...
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Lockdown concert #9 – Slowdive

The return of Slowdive in 2014 was the one reunion that I don't think anyone knew how big they were going to be. Their success was so fleeting during their original phase that I'm not sure anyone expected them to have gathered such a following in their 20 year gap ...
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Radio Show – Lockdown special

This week's show is dedicated to supporting the artists who are struggling during the lockdown as they clearly can't tour at the moment. Therefore we're only playing tracks released in the first 50 days of the lockdown. I'd like to add that I'd have definitely played these tracks anyway (mixed ...
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Chill Out sleeve

Listen to a 3.5 hour session by The KLF & The Orb

Chill Out by The KLF is one of the most important albums of the 1990's. Released in February of 1990 there have been various stories about who was involved with the album, the sleeve states it was made by The KLF but there have been many pieces written that state ...
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Lockdown concert #8 – Nils Frahm

Today's lockdown concert comes from Nils Frahm performing one of his incredible shows in 2015. A one-man orchestra who is so talented he can capture your attantion for a full show. This set was recorded at the Montreaux Jazz Festival ...
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Lockdown concert #7 – My Bloody Valentine

This video is one of the first gigs of the classic My Bloody Valentine line-up with Bilinda having just joined the band. The gig was recorded in the tiny backroom of the Portland Arms in Cambridge September 1987 and was followed by the release of the Ecstasy album later the ...
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