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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. […]

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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 – 23rd September 2020

Maps, Andy Bell, Boards of Canada, Haai, Asteroid #4, Indian Wells and Nothing feature on the latest show. There’s a Peel Session track from Swervedriver recorded in 1990 alongside a live track from the Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded in 2008. We also play Slowdive with the exciting news that they are back in the studio […]

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Radio Show – August 19th 2020

Slowdive’s third album Pygmalion is the featured album of the week. Released in 1995 at the height of Britpop, the album sounds absolutely nothing like other albums of the year with an ambient and experimental approach. Pygmalion is a timeless album. There’s also a Peel Session track from Broadcast recorded in 2000 and a live […]

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Radio show – 29th July 2020

This show features the soundtrack album to Lost in Translation as our album of the week. We’ll be playing tracks from The Jesus & Mary Chain, Death In Vegas and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine. Also on the show we’ll be playing new tracks by Zoon, EEP, Archie Sagers, Swervedriver, Winter, Lanterns on the […]

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Electronic shoegaze special with Joe Clay

For this week’s show I am joined by journalist, blogger, label owner of Bytes and shoegazer… Joe Clay. This is the first of two shows where we explore the relationship between electronic music and shoegaze. We discuss and play tracks by the likes of Glok, Slowdive, Ulrich Schnauss, Casino Versus Japan and Aphex Twin amongst others. The […]

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Radio show – 17th June 2020

On this week’s show our featured album of the week was from DIIV. Released in 2016 their second longplayer Is The Is Are was a double album from a band that was struggling at the time dealing with drug issues. It’s an album that even the band never knew if they’d be able to follow-up. […]

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Lockdown concert #9 – Slowdive

The return of Slowdive in 2014 was the one reunion that I don’t think anyone knew how big they were going to be. Their success was so fleeting during their original phase that I’m not sure anyone expected them to have gathered such a following in their 20 year gap. This concert is from 2017 […]