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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 – 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 – 31st March 2021

We go back twenty years this week as The Zephyrs second longplayer is our featured album of the week. When the Sky Comes Down It Comes Down on Your Head was released in September 2001 and features a whole host of guests including Barry Burns (Mogwai), Adele Bethel (Sons & Daughters), Rachel Goswell (Slowdive/Mojave 3/Minor […]

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Radio show – Today Forever special

This hour is spent mainly looking back 30 years. On 4th March 1991 possible the greatest shoegaze EP was released by Ride. The Today Forever EP featured four of the best Ride songs and also propelled the band into the national charts and as festival headliners. We play all the tracks from the EP in […]

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Radio show – 17th February 2021

We head back to 2002 for this weeks featured album, it was the third long player from Sigur Ros and their last before signing to a major label. Is it called brackets? Is it called untitled? ( ) was made up of 8 untitled tracks which have since been given names, and all the lyrics […]

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Radio Show – 11th November 2020

Another show packed with new releases and classics this week. The featured album of the week comes from Swervedriver, nearly 30 years after those early EPs they released their sixth album Future Ruins on the Rock Action label. We play several tracks from the album throughout the show. There’s new releases from Daniel Avery, White […]

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Radio Show – 18th March 2020

Album of the week for this episode came from The Pale Saints with their debut ‘The Comforts of Madness’ from 1990. There’s a live track from the Early Years recorded at the 100 Club in London and we head back to 1991 for a Peel Session tack from Curve. Also on the show we have […]