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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 UK Independent charts and 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 his solo and Mojave 3 […]

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Radio show – New Year Shoegaze Mixtape

This week’s show is a mixtape to celebrate the new year with no geeky facts or waffling from me, just back to back tunes. All killer, no filler! The tracklisting for the mixtape is: Ulrich Schnauss – Clear Day My Bloody Valentine – Soon (Andrew Weatherall remix) Glok – Dissident (Richard Sen remix) The Early […]

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NME’s tips for 1991

If 1990 was the year of Madchester, 1991 was the year of shoegaze. In 12 short months the scene was created and killed off by the UK music press. As the year started NME gave their tips for the top 20 bands to break through, the list is actually very different to what you’d expect. […]

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Best tunes of 2020

2020 stopped us all in our tracks which has made music so much more important. Below is a round-up of the best tunes of the year from me, all of which you’d have heard on the radio show. Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini – Illusion of Time This sounds just so incredibley moving when you’ve […]

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The best shoegaze album or EP by year

The rather wonderul EEP have been running various twitter polls over the last few weeks to find the best shoegaze release for each year since 1988. The shortlist for each year was picked by their followers to go into a poll and the winners are all listed below and rather fine they are. I think […]

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Radio show – Alternative Christmas tunes

It’s that time of year again where you hear the same songs in every shop and on every commercial radio station. We hear them every year and those songs by Shakin’ Stevens, Mariah Carey, Slade, etc… can really drive you mad. For this week’s show there’s a selection of alternative Christmas tunes to make the […]

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Radio show – 9th December 2020

In this show we look back at the Minor Victories album of 2016. A collaboration between Rachel from Slowdive, Stuart from Mogawi, Justin from Editors and his brother James. We’ll be playing a selection of tunes from the album throughout the show including their collaboration with James from The Twilight Sad. Also on the show […]

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Radio show – 2nd December 2020

It’s not often I’ll have a ‘featured album of the week’ that has made the national top 20 album charts on both sides of the Atlantic, but Beach House achieved just that with their album 7. Released in May 2018 and co-produced with Sonic Boom, the album was (unsurprisingly) their seventh and their best since […]

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Radio show – Creation Records special

26th November 2000 was the date I first launched the www.creation-records.com website.   The month before there were two books and a compilation album on the subject of Creation Records released but there was still very little information about the music online. The legacy Creation left is probably bigger now than it was in 2000. […]