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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 – 24th March 2021

We go back exactly 30 years for this week’s featured album. Happy Daze vol.2 was compiled by Gary Crowley and released on March 25th 1991. The album captures the sound of the time with a mixture of shoegaze and post-Madchester ‘baggy’ bands. We play tracks from the album throughout the show. There’s also new releases […]

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Radio show – 27th January 2021

The featured album on this show is Psiconáutica, the 2016 album by Linda Guilala. The 20 track longplayer was released on Elefant and is one of the best shoegaze albums of the 2010s. We play tracks from the album throughout the show. There’s a John Peel Session track from Thee Hypnotics recorded in March 1989. […]

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Radio show – November 4th 2020

What a week… a new lockdown in England, the US elections and the announcement that The Boo Radleys are (kind of) returning. Sice Boo & The Radleys have announced a gig next autumn and whilst we have no idea what their setlist will include, no doubt it will focus on the later chart hits, we […]

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Radio Show – The 1990 Festive Fifty

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 […]

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Radio show – 3rd June 2020

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 […]

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Shoegaze on TV – The Boo Radleys

On last week’s show we looked back at the year of 1991. Long before Britpop, The Boo Radleys were signed to Rough Trade and turning out some absolutely amazing records. The interview below was broadcast during this era before they later signed to Creation Records and features tracks from the first three EPs. Recent updates:Shoegaze […]