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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 […]

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Radio Show – Andy Bell’s Songs From Halfway Down

This week’s show is a special with our guest Andy Bell from Ride discussing the influences and events that lead to his debut solo album The View From Halfway Down. We’ve handed the tracklisting of the whole show over to Andy (hence we’ve called it The Songs From Halfway Down) and alongside tracks from his […]

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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 – 16th September 2020

Chapterhouse, The Telescopes, The Motorcycle Boy and Ride all feature on our album of the week this show. Heaven & Hell was a compilation album of Velvet Underground covers released in 1990. The album also featured Nirvana, James, The Wedding Present and Screaming Trees. You can hear a selection of tracks on the show. There’s […]

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Radio Show – The 1990 Festive Fifty

On last week’s show we discussed the 1990 Reading Festival so this week I decided we’d have a break from the usual show to run down the 1990 Festive Fifty. You’ll hear standout tracks from the like of My Bloody Valentine, Ride, The Boo Radleys, Sonic Youth and a few surprises. The full chart for […]