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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 […]

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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 – 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 – 24th June 2020

On the show this week our featured album is Spooky by Lush. Released in the spring of 1992 a whole 2.5 years after their debut EP, Spooky is one of the definitive albums of the era. We play a couple of tracks from the album. There’s a live track from Swervedriver recorded at the Marquee […]

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Radio Show -15th April 2020

This week’s show features Chapterhouse with their overlooked second album ‘Blood Music’. There’s a live track from Lush at Glastonbury ’92 and a Peel Session track from Lush. Also on the show there’s new releases from bdrmm, Sonic Boom and Pye Corner Audio alongside classics from My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. This show was recorded […]