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Radio show – Early 90s indie disco

An hour of back to back tunes from the early 90s that were played in indie discos across the land. There was a time before Britpop and Mr Brightside when indie discos were blasting out music that was either fast or baggy, accompanied by the stench of stale lager and fag smoke of course. Expect […]

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Radio show – hidden 80s psych scene

This show looks at the UK hidden psych scene of the late 80s as recently written about on Loud and Quiet. Bands like Loop, Spacemen 3, The Telescopes and Thee Hypnotics created a sound hugely influenced by Suicide, The Stooges and MC5. It was a natural progression following the success of The Jesus and Mary […]

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Radio show – The remix show

In the this show we features an hour of the best remixes. You can hear tracks by Asobi Seksu, Curve, Slowdive, Maps, Sennen, The Early Years, Yeti Lane, Ride, Chapterhouse and Cocteau Twins Those artists have been remixed by Ulrich Schnauss, Aphex Twin, Avalon Emerson, The Field, The Early Years, Andrew Weatherall, School of Seven […]

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Radio show – The Ambient Hour

As Britain is battered by storms, we spend an hour in the calm of an ambient mixtape. Very few drums and vocals feature throughout, but whilst the music may be very different the artists remain the same. Artists featured in this show include Ride, Global Communication, Chapterhouse, Mark Peters, Brian Eno, Daniel Avery, Slowdive, Biosphere, […]

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Les Miserables – Select’s predictions for 1992

The first show for 2022 looks back at an article Select Magazine wrote in January 1992. With 1991 being the year of shoegaze, the publication ran an article looking at the main bands from the scene and predicting what the future holds for them. This show runs through those predictions and looks at what actually […]

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Radio show – shoegaze John Peel sessions

When a band recorded a John Peel session it was always an exciting moment for a fan as you got to hear either new material or a different take of previously released track. The sessions were often as close to hearing the band live as you could get as there was no studio trickery. Like […]

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Radio show – 29th September 2021

The new album from Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters is our featured album in this show. Destiny Waiving was released last week and is the third album from the duo. We play tracks from the album throughout the show. There’s also the chance to hear plenty of new releases from the likes of Glok, Penelope […]

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Radio show – 1st September 2021

We go back to 1991 again this week as we visit one of the last great occasions of the original shoegaze era. Not only do Slowdive release their debut album Just For A Day but a whole bunch of groups play the Yamaha Band Explosion. Throughout the show we play tracks recorded at the event […]

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Radio show – 25th August 2021

The featured album of the week in this show is from Helen with their The Original Faces album. Helen was a one-off album from Liz Harris of Grouper released in 2015 on Kranky. Also on the show there’s plenty of new releases from Low, Dean Wareham, Mildred Maude, Penelope Isles and Deafheaven. There’s also the […]

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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 […]