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Radio show – Slough Festival 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago this week, the shoegazing youth of 1991 decended on Slough for their 2nd annual festival in Upton Park. The show revists that event. The first Slough Festival in 1990 featured The Soup Dragons, Northside, The Cardiacs, Frank Sidebottom, Teenage Fanclub and Thousand Yard Stare. That first year wasn’t hugely attended, despite The […]

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Radio show – 14th July 2021

We travel back to 1990 for this week’s album of the week. It was to be the final album on 4AD for the Cocteau Twins and is often seen as their best. We play tracks from Heaven or Las Vegas throughout the show. There’s a 1994 Peel Session track from the Swirlies and the first […]

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Radio show – 7th July 2021

There’s been so many fantastic new releases recently we’ve pretty much dedicated the whole show to them this week. First up Daniel Avery releases his fourth solo album ‘Together In Static’ which follows his recent gigs and online stream from Hackney Church. Daniel continues to push the boundaries with the new album and we play […]

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Radio show – interview with Sennen

On this show we’re joined by Rich Kellaway from Sennen. Sennen released their debut album back in 2005 and 16 years later an expanded edition is being released on Sonic Cathedral. In the show Rich talks about their roots in the Isle of Wight, moving to Norwich and forming Sennen alongside the influences, recording and […]

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Radio show – 23rd June 2021

On this show we feature the debut album from Alvvays, their self-titled debut released in 2014 was a perfect blend of C86, shoegaze and old school indie. There’s also quite a few 30th anniversary releases to celebrate as we continue our look back at 1991 including tracks from Moose, Pale Saints, The Prudes, Swervedriver and […]

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Radio show – 16th June 2021

White Flowers debut album Day By Day is our featured album of the week in this show. The Preston duo have created a wonderful ethereal album with influences from the Cocteau Twins and Portishead. You can hear several tracks throughout the show. We also looks back in the music papers this week in 1991 with […]

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Radio show – 9th June 2021

The second longplayer from Serena Maneesh is our featured album of the week in this show. No.2 Abyss in B Minor was released on 4AD in 2010 and followed their incredible debut. We’ll be playing various tracks throughout the show. There’s also our usual mix of new releases and looking back at through the music […]

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Radio show – 2nd June 2021

On this week’s show our ‘Featured Album of the Week’ is the second album of 2021 by Cheval Sombre, Days Go By follows his Time Waits For No One album released on Sonic Cathedral earlier this year. Also on the show we continue looking back at anniversaries from 1991 with Slowdive releasing their incredible Holding […]

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Radio show – 30th Anniversary of Shoegaze

25th May 1991 was the first time the term ‘shoegaze’ had been used in some form in the music press. Slowdive were described as “hotly tipped shoe-gazers” in the news section of the NME Stuart Maconie was the first journalist to feature the word shoegaze in an interview the following week in the NME. Several […]

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Radio show – Velvet Underground special

This week we celebrate the Velvet Underground, without doubt one of the most influential bands of the last century and an obvious influence on the shoegaze scene of the early 90’s. There have been many, many cover versions of Velvet Underground songs released over the years and we pick a selection for this show featuring […]