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Radio show – The Great British Music Weekend

We’re heading back 30 years for this weeks show, between the 18th and 20th January 1991 Radio One booked out Wembley Arena for the Great British Music Weekend. The event was broadcast live on Radio One and filmed as part of the Brit Awards that year. Organised by Jonathan King who was a big champion […]

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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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Watch – How Shoegaze Became Shoegaze

A new short documentary has uploaded to YouTube which is well worth a watch, whilst there are a few inaccurate facts its still a great watch. The thing I loved about this documentary is it mainly focuses on the era before the name shoegaze was created. Whilst many people still think of shoegaze as being […]

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Watch fan-made Boards of Canada documentary

I often say that fans sometimes understand bands better than the band or the team behind them ever could because they observe and obsess over every detail. My theory has been proved right with a new fan-made Boards of Canada film. This is Hexagon Son is a film about the story behind Boards of Canada […]

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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 see The Wonder Stuff whom […]

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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 the result. This is an […]

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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 Alex Patterson of The Orb […]

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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 with some beats which certainly […]