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Radio show – hidden 80s psych scene

This show looks at the UK hidden psych scene of the late 80s as recently written about on Loud and Quiet. Bands like Loop, Spacemen 3, The Telescopes and Thee Hypnotics created a sound hugely influenced by Suicide, The Stooges and MC5. It was a natural progression following the success of The Jesus and Mary […]

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Radio show – The eighties hour

The 1980’s wasn’t all shoulder pads and big hair, there was plenty of decent music around if you looked for it. C86, goth and new wave were some of the alternative sounds of the decade but the roots of shoegaze were laid out as the decade progressed. Played in this show are The House of […]

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Radio show – 19th January 2022

This show is a round-up of what has been going on since the Christmas lull. We play two new tracks from Andy Bell following the announcement of his new album due for release in February. We also say goodbye to Ronnie Spector, there’s a new track from Mogwai, a charity shop purchase and some recent […]

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Radio show – interview with Sennen

On this show we’re joined by Rich Kellaway from Sennen. Sennen released their debut album back in 2005 and 16 years later an expanded edition is being released on Sonic Cathedral. In the show Rich talks about their roots in the Isle of Wight, moving to Norwich and forming Sennen alongside the influences, recording and […]

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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 – 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 – 3rd February 2021

The show this week features the solo debut album from Dean Wareham. Released in 2014 and following his lengthy career with Galaxie 500, Luna and Dean & Britta the album remains his only solo longplayer. We play tracks throughout the show. There’s a session track from Mojave 3 recorded for 6Music in 2003 whilst promoting […]

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Radio show – October 28th 2020

The clocks went back this weekend as British Summer Time drew to a close so I picked one of my favourite albums of all time as the featured album of the week to cheer myself up. Spacemen 3’s Playing With Fire was the soundtrack to the summer of 1989 for me and still sounds mesmerising […]

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Lockdown concert #1 – Spacemen 3

Today’s lockdown concert to watch is Spacemen 3 live at Willemsplein 1 in the Netherlands recorded on April 13th 1989. This was in the middle of their Playing With Fire tour, and just a few months before their final ever gig at the Reading Festival. Watching this you’d have no idea the band were about […]