In this week’s show we delve into the world of post rock, slowcore, alternative rock or whatever you wish to call it. With it being January and traditionally a slow month I wanted the sound of the show to match this, plus I recently read (and enjoyed immensely) Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai’s book so many […]
As a child albums of cover versions were normal before the Now That’s What I Call Music! series came along and changed everything. Loads of these albums were sold in Woolworths and despite the awful music sold well, maybe the Dads bought them for the sleeve! Cover versions don’t have to be rubbish and this […]
In this show we focus on dreampop which Wikipedia tells me “emphasizes atmosphere and sonic texture as much as pop melody.” Expect to hear tunes from Lush, Cocteau Twins, Beach House, The Beach Boys, Low, Julee Cruise, Mazzy Star, Slowdive, Sigur Ros, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, The Duritti Column and Galaxie 500.
Every year we hear the same old songs, whilst for some people this brings them real joy hearing Wham! and Slade again for others there is a sense of dread about hearing the same tunes again and again. Hoping to offer some kind of alternative, this show features a selection of Christmas tunes to soundtrack […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s that time of year again where you hear the same songs in every shop and on every commercial radio station. We hear them every year and those songs by Shakin’ Stevens, Mariah Carey, Slade, etc… can really drive you mad. For this week’s show there’s a selection of alternative Christmas tunes to make the […]
30 years is a bit of a theme this week… firstly it was November 1990 when Galaxie 500 released their final album This Is Our Music and toured the UK. That album is our featured album of the week and we play several tracks during the show. It’s also 30 years since Heavenly Records launched […]
Album of the week comes from Ulrich Schnauss with his 2007 release ‘Goodbye’. There’s a Galaxie 500 Peel Session track from 1989 alongside a live track recorded at Hyde Park by The Cure to celebrate their 40th anniversary. There’s also tracks by Ride, Chapterhouse, Nathan Fake, Cocteau Twins and many more….