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Radio show – The dreampop hour

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. Recent updates:Radio […]

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Radio show – Pick of the pops

This week pop pickers every song featured in the show has been a chart hit in the UK including 5 number one singles. However we aren’t playing the original versions, all the songs have been covered by the usual bands we play on this show such as Lush, Ride, The Jesus and Mary Chain, etc… […]

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Radio show – The eighties hour

The 1980’s wasn’t all shoulder pads and big hair, there was plenty of decent music around if you looked for it. C86, goth and new wave were some of the alternative sounds of the decade but the roots of shoegaze were laid out as the decade progressed. Played in this show are The House of […]

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Radio show – February 2nd 2022

Following the lull in January there’s plenty of new releases to share with you this week. There’s also a look back to 30 years ago as Lush release their debut album and Teenage Fanclub have their first Top 40 hit in the UK. Artists featured in the show include Beach House, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Teenage […]

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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 – 30 years of shoegaze

2021 saw the 30th anniversary of shoegaze, first mentioned in a news story about Slowdive in May 1991 and within months all across the music press. Whilst the roots of shoegaze date back to the 1960s these shows play a track a year since the name/genre was born, from My Bloody Valentine’s groundbreaking Loveless in […]

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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 – 13th October 2021

On this show we previewed Dean Wareham’s first new album in seven years called ‘I Have Nothing To Say To The Mayor of LA’ which is released on Friday. You can hear tracks throughout the show. We also travel back 30 years ago this week to a small festival that happened in Paris and went […]

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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 – 4AD special part one

With 4AD recently releasing their Bills, Aches & Blues album marking the first 40 years of 4AD, I thought it was time we did a special focusing on the label. This is the first part as it proved so challenging to just get an hour of music, therefore part two will be next week. On […]