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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On this week’s show our featured album of the week is the 2007 debut from Fields. Everything Last Winter was released on Atlantic Records and blended shoegaze with folk. Also on the show we have the Andy Bell (Ride) remix of the latest BDRMM single. We play a John Peel session track from 1991 by […]
Disclaimer: I first wrote this blog post back in 2010 so some details may be incorrect/out-of-date especially as a lot of these bands are now touring again. 1992. This was the year Reading went BIG!!! I first went in 1988 and it was utter rubbish. We all went just to see The Wonder Stuff whom […]
Following our recent radio shw looking back at 1991, during tht year at the height of shoegaze Select Magazine played all of the bands to Ride’s Mark Gardener to see if he could say who they are. The results are below….
This week’s show is dedicated to supporting the artists who are struggling during the lockdown as they clearly can’t tour at the moment. Therefore we’re only playing tracks released in the first 50 days of the lockdown. I’d like to add that I’d have definitely played these tracks anyway (mixed with a few classics) but […]
Today’s gig captures Ride at a crossroads in their imperial phase. This gig was recorded a year after their second album Going Blank Again and the band are trying out new tracks, some of which would appear on their third album the following year.