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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 […]

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Radio show – 28th April 2021

On this show we celebrate 30 years since the release of Whirlpool the debut by Chapterhouse. You can hear tracks from the album throughout the show. There’s also a John Peel Session track from the Pale Saints. The full tracklisting is: Drop Nineteens – My Aquarium (Second Time Around)Chapterhouse – TreasureA Place to Bury Strangers […]

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Radio show – 17th March 2021

Featured on this show is the 2007 album from New York shoegazers Asobi Seksu. Citrus was originally released the previous year in the US but after signing to One Little Indian it was released in the UK. We play tracks from the album throughout the show. There’s also some anniversaries as we continue our look […]

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Radio show – November 4th 2020

What a week… a new lockdown in England, the US elections and the announcement that The Boo Radleys are (kind of) returning. Sice Boo & The Radleys have announced a gig next autumn and whilst we have no idea what their setlist will include, no doubt it will focus on the later chart hits, we […]

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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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Radio Show – 16th September 2020

Chapterhouse, The Telescopes, The Motorcycle Boy and Ride all feature on our album of the week this show. Heaven & Hell was a compilation album of Velvet Underground covers released in 1990. The album also featured Nirvana, James, The Wedding Present and Screaming Trees. You can hear a selection of tracks on the show. There’s […]

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Radio Show – August 12th 2020

This week’s show features Ringo Deathstarr with their 2011 album Colour Trip as our featured album of the week. Chapterhouse are live at the Marquee in London recorded in 1991. There’s a John Peel session track from The Telescopes recorded in May of 1989. Also on the show there’s the new Andy Bell single ‘Love […]

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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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Radio show – 1991 the year shoegazing broke

This week’s show is a 1991 special, the year of shoegaze. We take you through the calendar year highlighting all the key releases, gigs and tv appearances of the bands. Here’s a selection of the items discussed on the show… Some of the bands were on the front of the music press. The vitriol from […]