In the 90s, “alternative” became the buzz-word used to sell everything from fashion to fast food, and the word “indie” truly departed from its dictionary definition as music released on an independent label.
During the 90s, indie became a worldwide phenomenon. Siamese Dream traces this history back to its roots, working through indie rock, grunge, lo-fi, Britpop, shoegaze, post-rock, electronica, trip hop and more.
Digging through the rubble to bring you not just the indie crossover hits from the 90s, but also the vanguard tracks of the 80s and in-depth investigation of lesser-known artists and nuggets from the era where flannel and corduroy ruled, Siamese Dream remembers a time before skinny jeans and haircuts took over – when playing it loose, loud and messy was the only way.
Something special this night on the Dream. In the first hour the studio is being taken over by notable technological impressarios Drs Vellocet and Trautonium (SKoT McDonald and Meg Travers). Together we are investigating advances in music technology through the 80s and 90s. Synths, samplers, DAWS, Drum Machines and way more. So put on your lab goggles and set the oscillator to 10.
From 10 Sandy will be featuring some wonderful female voices, in particular acts associated with the Brittish indi label 4AD.