The Rider: The Missing Rider

3 May 2016

LOOK. Look. It has happened to us all. Mislaid our keys. Mislaid our phone. Mislaid our podcast. Yep, this is the missing Rider. What happened was this: John Gibbons (IN SPAIN ON THE PHONE): Hi mate. We appear to be …
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The Rider: Mud

26 April 2016

NEIL ATKINSON, John Gibbons and Stephanie Heneghan are joined by Maurice Stewart in Adam Melia’s absence and a what a week to be absent for. Beyonce’s Lemonade gets the once over – a visual album to be discussed and deconstructed. …
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The Rider: Sauce

13 April 2016

Oh the songs this week. Oh the songs. It is ten magnificent tunes from The Rider. Each comes wrapped in a bow – the best new music out there spanning many genres. But what else? All the usual nonsensical chat. …
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The Rider – Fifteen Year Old Fear

6 April 2016

THE RIDER loves Zayn. Should any teenager be passing by, we all loved his album. It was the absolute business. Won’t have a word said against it. What else? Adam Melia has been the tip again. The fella recognised him. …
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The Rider: Crossing The Threshold

1 April 2016

Ten absolutely brilliant songs from Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia this week. The business. Everyone must have grown since Great Friday – Easter weekends have been varied and interesting but they all involved great tunes. What …
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The Rider: Great Friday

24 March 2016

THE RIDER is all about looking forward to the long weekend and the Friday night when The Rider gets to cut loose at Motel. Neil Atkinson hosts joined by Adam Melia and John Gibbons. There are twelve great songs on …
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The Rider – Spag Bol

16 March 2016

THE RIDER has Martin Fitzgerald from: a) Being our friend b) Ruth and Martin’s Album Club on the show this week which is nice. He’s sort of talking about his book but more than that talking about where music journalism …
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The Rider: Generation Blob

10 March 2016

THRESHOLD Festival’s Chris Carney is in for a chat about the magnificence they all have planned for the weekend on 1st, 2nd and 3rd of April. It is fair to consider The Rider to be excited! The line up looks …
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The Rider – Weekend Was So Long Ago

3 March 2016

The Rider has trouble remembering what it has been up to this week, though it has, as ever, fulfilled on its promise of 10 great songs. Neil Atkinson hosts a slightly frenetic show with some weekend and Oscar chat from …
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The Rider – Have You Taken A Poll?

24 February 2016

THE RIDER has a guest in this week – Mo Stewart. It’s a clever bit of guesting because Mo has been DJing for 15 years and has done 9 of those in Liverpool. And so Mo is helping us out …
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The Rider: The Tip

17 February 2016

THE RIDER this week has lots of refuge talk. Seems unlikely I know but getting you out of the house and into the tip is the hardest part of life… Neil Atkinson hosts as John Gibbons, Adam Melia and Stephanie …
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THE RIDER – MIXING

2 February 2016

JOHN GIBBONS has chosen the best song ever and Neil Atkinson has opened the show with it. It verges on rude actually, the way John just chose the best song ever with a minimum of fuss. Stephanie Heneghan has a …
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THE RIDER: SUPERSTAR DJS

27 January 2016

KANYE has let the side down. The weekends were massive. Neil Atkinson’s been watching Edge Of Darkness. But despite all that The Rider has news. News of playing records to humans of a weekend. The Rider goes live at Motel, …
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THE RIDER – IANS

21 January 2016

A SHOW within a show. Wheels within wheels. Adam Melia is away for The Rider but then he isn’t – Neil Atkinson, Stephanie Heneghan and John Gibbons are all ready, present and able but Adam cannot be there. However they …
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THE RIDER: MERINGUE NESTS

12 January 2016

THE RIDER this week was recorded on the day of the news about David Bowie passing away. Before that news had even broken, John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia had been discussing what to play from his most recent …
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