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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 25 May 2015


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    They said it wouldn't happen but it has, a new album from Ash. 'Kablammo!' finds Ash doing what they do so well; writing strong (and in places great) pop tunes. This album is every bit as good as '1977' and 'Free All Angels', which are widely regarded as their best.


    Jamie XX keeps his artisctic career has been moving at a rate of knots of late, and with the release of his ‘In Colour’ album this Friday, things are only going to pick up. As an album it nods its head both to the past and future, bringing some old sounds to us with a new twist. This album may turn out to be the soundtrack to the warm summer nights of 2015.


    Let's not name-check or list potential influences, I Am Niamh’s 'Wonderland' is simply that, wonderful. It’s an unusual album in many ways, as one of the recent descriptions would suggest – ‘Operatic Pop’. The name I Am Niamh (real name Niamh Parkinson) is to take note of.



    It had all the power of Nirvana's 'In Utero' and the non-conformist attitude of 'Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols', yet Compulsion's 'The Future Is Medium' never made the impact that it might have. This is one of the most interesting albums released in the mid 1990s that unfortunately got lost somewhere along the way.

    Garret ‘Jacknife’ Lee went on to become one of the most sought after producers in the world. He has worked with artists as diverse as Neil Diamond, Snow Patrol, U2, One Direction, R.E.M. and Ed Sheeran.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, May 25


    Kings Of Leon Vs Lykke Li - 'Knocked Up' (Rodeo Mash-Up)
    Dave McCabe & The Ramifications - 'Too Damn Good'
    Bibio - 'Take Off Your Shirt'
    Beastie Boys - 'Sure Shot'
    The Hot Sprockets - 'Boogie Woogie’
    Marika Hackman - 'Animal Fear'
    Eels - 'Novocaine For The Soul'
    The Very Best – ‘Makes A King’
    Meltybrains? - 'Donegal'
    The Crockets - '1979 Returning' 
    Jamie XX – ‘Gosh’
    Massive Attack – ‘Paradise Circus’
    The Frames – ‘Santa Maria’
    The Frames – ‘Trying’

    Hour 2:

    Jungle – ‘Julia’ (Soulwax Remix)
    The Joy Formidable – ‘A Heavy Abacus’
    Ash – ‘Shutdown’
    Steve Liriks - 'Designer Shoes'
    Melodica Deathship (feat: Sinead Pierce) - 'Standing On The Hill'
    Oasis – ‘Columbia’
    Flecks – ‘Distance = Distance’
    August Wells – ‘Here In The Wild’
    Richie Havens – ‘Here Comes The Sun’
    Little Hours – ‘Tired’
    Pixies – ‘Hey’
    Compulsion – ‘Happy Monsters’
    The Last Sound – ‘Three Rock’
    UNKLE – ‘Lonely Soul’

    Hour 3:

    The Minutes – ‘Cherry Bomb’
    The Jam – ‘News Of The World’
    Paul Weller – ‘Saturn’s Pattern’
    SBTRKT (feat: Denai Moore) – ‘The Light’
    Cold Specks – ‘Hector’
    I Am Niamh – ‘Wonderland’
    The Verve – ‘Space & Time’
    Sinkane – ‘Moonstruck’
    Interference - 'Vinegar Girl'
    El Libero – ‘Butterfly’
    Fiona Apple – ‘Sleep To Dream’
    alt-J – ‘Left Hand Free’
    Led Zeppelin – ‘Thank You’
    KRB – ‘Forgotten’ (Polar Home Remix)

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