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Radio show – The eighties hour

The 1980’s wasn’t all shoulder pads and big hair, there was plenty of decent music around if you looked for it. C86, goth and new wave were some of the alternative sounds of the decade but the roots of shoegaze were laid out as the decade progressed. Played in this show are The House of […]

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Radio show – The Ambient Hour

As Britain is battered by storms, we spend an hour in the calm of an ambient mixtape. Very few drums and vocals feature throughout, but whilst the music may be very different the artists remain the same. Artists featured in this show include Ride, Global Communication, Chapterhouse, Mark Peters, Brian Eno, Daniel Avery, Slowdive, Biosphere, […]

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Radio show – February 1992 show

This shows features the years 1992 and 2022. Throughout the show play tracks from the new Andy Bell album Flicker before its release on Friday. There’s also a look back at the UK music charts this week in 1992 when there was an explosion of colour as Ride and The Jesus & Mary Chain both […]

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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 House, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Teenage […]

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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 Beatles, The Byrds, Pink Floyd, […]

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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 shop purchase and some recent […]

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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 and this show is a […]

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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 and looks at what actually […]

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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 of Christmas tunes to soundtrack […]

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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 runs through some of the […]