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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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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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Radio show – October 21st 2020

This show features The Radio Dept’s debut Lesser Matters as the album of the week, we play a selection of tracks. We also look back at the 30th anniversary of Ride’s debut album Nowhere and the tour which included support slots from Bleach and Slowdive. Creation Records signings Meat Whiplash are in session for the […]

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Radio Show -15th April 2020

This week’s show features Chapterhouse with their overlooked second album ‘Blood Music’. There’s a live track from Lush at Glastonbury ’92 and a Peel Session track from Lush. Also on the show there’s new releases from bdrmm, Sonic Boom and Pye Corner Audio alongside classics from My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. This show was recorded […]

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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 […]