Following the release of their impressive debut album ‘Anniversary’ The North Sea bring us another single ‘December’ The band also embark on an Irish tour, which starts this Friday. ‘December’ is Tuesday’s Twist...
Friday 16 October – De Barra’s Clonakilty
Friday 23 October – Bar With No Name Belfast
Sunday 25 October – Cleere’s Kilkenny with special guests Frankenstein Bolts
Thursday 29 October – Whelans
Thursday 05 November – Monroe’s Galway
Friday 06 November – Tricky's Mc Garrigles Sligo
Friday 13 November – Secret Gig in Dublin – see band website for more
Thursday 26 November – Crane Lane, Cork
For a long time it was unclear whether or not there would be another St Germain album. 'St Germain' is the first in 15 years, and is in every way a worthy addition to the rhythmically rich catalogue of music that Ludovic Navarre has created over the years.
Like 1995's 'Boulevard' and the celebrated 'Tourist' (2000), this new album is full of life and energy. The African influence that runs throughout 'St Germain' is thought provoking, and transports you from where ever you may be listening from.
Like Jagwar Ma's ‘Howlin’ a couple of years ago, 'Mothers' from Swim Deep recalls some of the very best bits of the UK's early 1990s indie sound. It's not all retrospective though, they mix the present with the echoes from the past extremely well. Their excellent track 'One Great Song And I Could Change The World' is joined by 10 others, all of which impress on their own merit.
If the last 12 months are anything to go on, we’re in for quite a career from the 21-year-old Philadelphian Alex G (Alex Giannascoli). Last year saw him release the excellent ‘DSU’ album. In what seems like no time at all, he’s followed this with ‘Beach Music’. Like the 2014 album, this is as adventurous and playful, but with a smarter edge. You could probably find flaws with this album, but why bother, just enjoy its strengths, of which there are many.
‘Bored Of Their Laughter’ is the debut album from the much loved Dublin act The Mary Janes. The band had a passionate following in Ireland over a career that spanned two studio albums. Dan features it as this week’s Buried Treasure album on The Alternative.
Bjork – ‘Army Of Me’
All Tvvins - 'Darkest Ocean'
Austra - 'Beat & The Pulse'
Pulp - 'Do You Remember The First Time?'
Trojan Sound System – ‘Time Is The Answer’
The Chemical Brothers - 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted'
Nirvana - 'In Bloom’
The Altered Hours - 'Way Of Sorrow’
Grimes - 'Go’
Jona Lewie - 'You Will always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties'
Blink – ‘Tiny Magic Indian’
Girl Band - 'Pears For Lunch’
Sultans Of Ping FC - 'Stupid Kid’
Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)
Foals – ‘Mountain At My Gates’
Phoenix – ‘The Real Thing’
Swim Deep – ‘Namaste’
Moby (feat: Wayne Coyne) – ‘The Perfect Life’
The Flaming Lips – ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1’
FKA Twigs – ‘Hours’
Avian Attak – ‘Gravity Slingshot’
Moon Duo – ‘Free The Skull’
The Verve – ‘History’
The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock - 'The Brutal Here And Now (Part 1)’
The Mary Janes – ‘Short A Few’
Sufjan Stevens – ‘The Only Thing’
Follakzoid – ‘Piure’
Cloud Control – ‘Meditation Song #2 (Why Oh Why)’
Yppah – ‘Bushmills’
My Bloody Valentine – ‘Sometimes’
The North Sea – ‘December’
The Edge & Sinead O’Connor – ‘Heroine’
Ash – ‘Moondust’
Ash – ‘Jack Names The Planets’
High Elders – ‘Strombringer Protect Me (Blood King)’
Herbie Hancock – ‘Rockit’
St Germain – ‘Sittin’ Here’
Alarmist – ‘Safari S Good’
The Dandy Warhols – ‘We Used To Be Friends’
JM Airis – ‘True Demeanor’
Hot Chip – ‘Hold On’
Presenter: Dan Hegarty