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Tom Hughes

The Vanity Project | 06/04/19

The Vanity Project are a Manchester based indie pop duo, who spend 1/3 of their time on stage playing music and 2/3 making jokes. The city council, therefore, demanded that they are given a radio show in order to vent their waffle so that they can actually play some gigs. Expect silly skits in the vein of Adam & Joe and ill prepared tangents in the vein of Shaun Keaveny, along with a diverse mishmash of tunes from the likes of Father John Misty, The Kinks, XTC, Kero Kero Benito and their favourite upcoming artists.

Listen back to all of The Vanity Project’s shows here.


Pretend | 06/04/19

Every other week James brings you some fresh dance music for indie kids. From Wolf Alice to Kelly Lee Owens through to the likes of the Ezra Collective Pretend will help you hold onto that faint hope that indie might one day be cool again while allowing you to pretend that you know something the stuff you’re dancing to in Warehouse Project. Pretend is based in Leeds so expect to hear some of the best bands and selectors come at you from across The Pennines. Don’t expect the Arctic Monkeys because it’s not going to happen.

Listen back to Pretend’s shows, here.

Ben Pearce

Ben Pearce w/ Ryussi | 04/04/19

Ben Pearce joins MCR Live for a monthly residency, playing a mix of his favourite tracks inviting a different guest into the studio each month.

It’s been a fascinating journey for Ben Pearce so far; his prowess as a producer has led to an exhaustive list of accolades, plaudits from his peers and idols alike, and taken him around the globe on tour and made him a household name. Ben’s tracks resonate with a broad cross-section of dance music lovers, transmitting emotion while also keeping the dance floor bouncing.

Listen back to all of Ben Pearce shows here.

Terra Incognita

Terra Incognita | 05/04/19


Terra Incognita is a brand new show coming to MCR Live designed by a new anonymous music collective from inner Manchester.

Join us on a cosmic journey exploring the realms of psych, post-punk, new wave, jazz fusion, mutant disco, space funk and a lot from the unexpected. Be prepared to hear a unique blend of gems from across the globe compiled by these enthusiasts and passionate DJs!


Listen back to all of Terra Incognita’s shows, here.


Fever Dream | 03/04/19



Fever Dream is a bi-monthly show bringing the best of music, new and old, esoteric and chart-worthy and hot new releases from the most exciting new acts. With a leaning toward post-punk, folk, country, ambient, electronic, ’50s and rap there is something here to grab the collar of any listener.

Listening to Fever Dream, lend your ears to frequent poetry readings, either from classic poets, contemporaries or true poets. The show will also feature special guests from time to time, discussing anything cultural, from music, to film, to philosophy and art.


Listen back to all of Fever Dream shows, here.

Loz Goddard - ShinDigger Sessions: Tallboy Takeover

Loz Goddard w/ Warren Raw | 01/04/19

Loz Goddard, born and raised in the City of Manchester started on his musical endeavours when he was introduced to a dusty, school-owned Pearl drum kit at the age of 9. It was playing this kit that he realised that he had a half-decent feel for rhythm and a good ear for music.

After a fairly long period of time in various bands playing drums and guitar Loz turned his attention to electronic music. This happened after hearing Roygbiv by Boards of Canada playing at a friends house. That was the track that changed things to an extent and saw him fall into the world of synthesizers, drum machines, samplers and controllers. Loz’s style is typically warm and smooth house music with plenty of funk, disco and jazz sampling thrown in.

Listen back to all of Loz Goddard shows here.