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Lockdown concert #6 – The Field

Today's lockdown concert comes from The Field recorded in 2014. This was recorded at Sonar in Siena, Italy just as he was touring his fourth album Cupid's Head. It's a great set that just keeps building and building... enjoy! ...
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Lockdown concert #5 – Ride

Today's gig captures Ride at a crossroads in their imperial phase. This gig was recorded a year after their second album Going Blank Again and the band are trying out new tracks, some of which would appear on their third album the following year ...
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Lockdown concert #4 – The Twilight Sad

This concert is from The Twilight Sad just before they released It Won't Be Like This All The Time. Whilst this video is only recorded with one camera it perfectly captures the band at their peak. Since the release of the album the band have been playing significantly larger venues ...
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Lockdown concert #3 – DIIV

Today's lockdown concert is from 2016 when DIIV were promoting their second album Is The Is Are. This concert sees them play to a large open-air audence at the Best Kept Secret festival. The band had been on the road almost constantly for around 3 years at this point and ...
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Lockdown concert #2 – Minor Victories

Minor Victories are made-up of vocalist Rachel Goswell (Slowdive), guitarists Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) and Justin Lockey (Editors), and film-maker James Lockey of Hand Held Cine Club on bass. They released their self-titled debut in 2016 and toured extensively to promote the album. This concert was recorded the same year when ...
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Radio show – 29th April 2020

This week's show featured The House of Love's 1992 overlooked longplayer Babe Rainbow as the album of the week. The Jesus and Mary Chain were live from Glasgow Barrowlands in 2014 whilst we played a Moose track from their John Peel Session from 1991. Also on the show were Yeti ...
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Lockdown concert #1 – Spacemen 3

Today's lockdown concert to watch is Spacemen 3 live at Willemsplein 1 in the Netherlands recorded on April 13th 1989. This was in the middle of their Playing With Fire tour, and just a few months before their final ever gig at the Reading Festival. Watching this you'd have no ...
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Radio Show – 22nd April 2020

On this week's show we feature tracks from School of Seven Bells' debut album 'Alpinisms' alongside celebrating 30 years of My Bloody Valentine's Glider EP. This EP was the first time any of us had heard anything from Loveless. Also on the show there's a track from Twilight Sad's new ...
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Watch Nathan Fake’s Blizzards set from his studio

Nathan Fake recently played a set during the lockdown featuring tracks from his new album 'Blizzards'. The album is his first in 3 years and I'd go so far as to say it's definitely one of his best. He's always one to experiment which is great, but this an album ...
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Radio Show -15th April 2020

This week's show features Chapterhouse with their overlooked second album 'Blood Music'. There's a live track from Lush at Glastonbury '92 and a Peel Session track from Lush. Also on the show there's new releases from bdrmm, Sonic Boom and Pye Corner Audio alongside classics from My Bloody Valentine and ...
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Whatever happened to Bleach?

Bleach are one of those bands who skirted round the edges of the original shoegaze scene, they toured with Lush, The Telescopes and most notably were main support on the Nowhere tour for Ride. After changes with management and record labels the band seemed to fade away as the musical ...
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Radio Show – 8th April 2020

Album of the week came from The Early Years with their 2006 debut on Beggars Banquet. There is also a Peel Session track from 1988 by The House of Love with a live track from Death In Vegas. Also on the show were tracks by The Radio Dept, Ringo Deathstarr ...
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Things we learnt from the Slowdive listening party

Slowdive guested at one of Tim Burgess from The Charlatans Twitter listening parties on Sunday 4th April. The album chosen was Souvlaki and the band revealed plenty of details you may not have known about the classic album. It got better reviews than the debut by (The) Verve at the ...
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Radio Show – 25th March 2020

Album of the week comes from Ulrich Schnauss with his 2007 release 'Goodbye'. There's a Galaxie 500 Peel Session track from 1989 alongside a live track recorded at Hyde Park by The Cure to celebrate their 40th anniversary. There's also tracks by Ride, Chapterhouse, Nathan Fake, Cocteau Twins and many ...
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Radio Show – 18th March 2020

Album of the week for this episode came from The Pale Saints with their debut 'The Comforts of Madness' from 1990. There's a live track from the Early Years recorded at the 100 Club in London and we head back to 1991 for a Peel Session tack from Curve. Also ...
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