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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 – 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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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 – Velvet Underground special

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 […]

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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 – The Great British Music Weekend

We’re heading back 30 years for this weeks show, between the 18th and 20th January 1991 Radio One booked out Wembley Arena for the Great British Music Weekend. The event was broadcast live on Radio One and filmed as part of the Brit Awards that year. Organised by Jonathan King who was a big champion […]

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Radio show – New Year Shoegaze Mixtape

This week’s show is a mixtape to celebrate the new year with no geeky facts or waffling from me, just back to back tunes. All killer, no filler! The tracklisting for the mixtape is: Ulrich Schnauss – Clear Day My Bloody Valentine – Soon (Andrew Weatherall remix) Glok – Dissident (Richard Sen remix) The Early […]

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Radio show – Alternative Christmas tunes

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 […]

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Radio show – Creation Records special

26th November 2000 was the date I first launched the www.creation-records.com website.   The month before there were two books and a compilation album on the subject of Creation Records released but there was still very little information about the music online. The legacy Creation left is probably bigger now than it was in 2000. […]

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Radio show – October 21st 2020

This show features The Radio Dept’s debut Lesser Matters as the album of the week, we play a selection of tracks. We also look back at the 30th anniversary of Ride’s debut album Nowhere and the tour which included support slots from Bleach and Slowdive. Creation Records signings Meat Whiplash are in session for the […]