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Radio show – The Ambient Hour

As Britain is battered by storms, we spend an hour in the calm of an ambient mixtape. Very few drums and vocals feature throughout, but whilst the music may be very different the artists remain the same. Artists featured in this show include Ride, Global Communication, Chapterhouse, Mark Peters, Brian Eno, Daniel Avery, Slowdive, Biosphere, […]

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Radio show – February 1992 show

This shows features the years 1992 and 2022. Throughout the show play tracks from the new Andy Bell album Flicker before its release on Friday. There’s also a look back at the UK music charts this week in 1992 when there was an explosion of colour as Ride and The Jesus & Mary Chain both […]

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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 – 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 – 27th October 2021

With the announcement that Ride are to take their (belated) Nowhere 30th anniversary tour on the road next year we’ll be playing tracks from their debut as our featured album of the week. The band will be playing Norwich Waterfront on April 22nd 2022 as part of a nationwide tour. There’s also the usual mixture […]

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Radio show – 13th October 2021

On this show we previewed Dean Wareham’s first new album in seven years called ‘I Have Nothing To Say To The Mayor of LA’ which is released on Friday. You can hear tracks throughout the show. We also travel back 30 years ago this week to a small festival that happened in Paris and went […]

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Radio show – 18th August 2021

We go back 2 years for our featured album of the week from Ride, their sixth album ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ found them on top form and we play some tracks throughout the show. There were plenty of 30th anniversaries from Revolver, Mudhoney and Five Thirty as we look back at the music […]

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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 […]