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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 – 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 – Rollercoaster tour

In this show we revisit the Rollercoaster tours that started this week in 1992. The Jesus and Mary Chain bored of touring decided they wanted to do something different and organised a mini festival to take around cities. In the spring of the year The Jesus and Mary Chain headlined a tour of the UK […]

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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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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 – 10th November 2021

The recent Rough Trade session by Sennen is being released on Sonic Cathedral as the Transmissions EP, featuring mainly tracks from their debut Widows album alongside a Big Star, we play several tracks throughout the show. There’s also new releases from Spiritualized, Seagoth, Grouper, Blushing, HOO, Kelly Lee Owens and Daniel Avery. Tracklisting Seagoth – […]

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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 – 2nd June 2021

On this week’s show our ‘Featured Album of the Week’ is the second album of 2021 by Cheval Sombre, Days Go By follows his Time Waits For No One album released on Sonic Cathedral earlier this year. Also on the show we continue looking back at anniversaries from 1991 with Slowdive releasing their incredible Holding […]

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Things we learnt from the My Bloody Valentine listening party

On the 15th May 2021 all of My Bloody Valentine joined Tim Burgess on Twitter for a listening party where they shared details about the making of their 1988 album Isn’t Anything. If you want to experience the tweets in time with the music you can replay the whole thing here. Alternatively we’ve posted some […]