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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 – 21st April 2021

This week’s show features Autolux’s 2004 album Future Perfect as our album of the week, we play tracks throughout the show. There’s also a look back to 21st April 1991 when Slowdive were in session for the John Peel Show and This Mortal Coil released the Blood album. This week also marks the 25th anniversary […]

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Radio show with Christian from Slowdive

On this show I’m joined by Christian Savill from Slowdive. Christian spends the hour with us talking about his 30+ years in music. Starting at Sarah Records in the 80s, joining Slowdive, Monster Movie, the Slowdive reunion, his new album with Beachy Head and right through to the current activities within Slowdive. It’s a packed […]

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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 – 10th February 2021

We continue looking back at 1991 this week as we celebrate 30 years of shoegaze by featuring Spacemen 3’s Recurring as the album of the week. Released in February 1991 the album was to be the last under the Spacemen 3 name, at this point Jason and Sonic had started recording separately with the album […]

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Radio show – 6th January 2021

Happy New Year and welcome to our first show of 2021. The featured album of the week in this show seems to be an album that was massively ovberlooked at the time but is often on my turntable. Black Hearted Brother was a change of direction for Neil Halstead after his solo and Mojave 3 […]

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NME’s tips for 1991

If 1990 was the year of Madchester, 1991 was the year of shoegaze. In 12 short months the scene was created and killed off by the UK music press. As the year started NME gave their tips for the top 20 bands to break through, the list is actually very different to what you’d expect. […]

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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. […]