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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Disclaimer: I first wrote this blog post back in 2010 so some details may be incorrect/out-of-date especially as a lot of these bands are now touring again. 1992.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 […]

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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 landscape changed with the emergence […]

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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 time. Some of the reviews […]