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    BOB MOULD LIVE AT THE ROLLING STONE WEEKENDER

     

    He was a member of two iconic bands; Husker Du and Sugar, and has carved out a successful solo career. Mould released one of his best album in 2014 – ‘Beauty & Ruin’. Dan has highlights from the great man from the Rolling Stone Weekender.

    Recorded by North German Radio for the EBU at Baltic Ballroom on Augist 11, 2014.

    http://bobmould.com/

    http://www.eurosonic.net/

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK: THECHARLATANS, MONOPHONA, & GAZ COOMBES

     


    How does a band continuously come up with good material? It’s the age old question that The Charlatans clearly hold the answer to. Their 12th album ‘Modern Nature’ is up there with the best of what they have released in a career that has lasted almost three decades. They’ve overcome more obstacles than most bands will ever have to contend with, and produced an irresistible album. 

    http://www.thecharlatans.net/



    Monophona brought us one of the most stunning debut albums in 2012 with ‘The Spy’. The Luxembourg band has come up with an equally impressive follow-up with ‘Black On Black’. As the title may suggest, it’s a dark yet joyous affair that will have fans of Portishead and Bjork listening to it on repeat. 

    http://www.monophona.com/

     


    He was once the vocalist with Supergrass. Since then Gaz Coombes has released two seriously impressive solo albums. The most recent of these is ‘Matador’, which highlights what a rare talent he is. ‘Matador’ is an album that is so good that it may well turn out to be the perfect antidote to the January blues!

    http://www.gazcoombes.com/

    BURIED TREASURE – ‘DOOM YOUR CITIES, DOOM YOUR TOWNS’ BY MELODICA DEATHSHIP

     

    Very few things are unique in music, but Melodica Deathship came up with a sound that you would find very hard to confuse with anyone else when they created ‘Doom Your Cities, Doom Your Towns’. While it did receive a good deal of critical acclaim when it was released in 2010, it didn’t get anywhere near the exposure that its rich hip hop meaty beats and rhymes deserved. Dan features tracks from the album as this week’s Buried Treasure.

    http://mdsdub13.bandcamp.com/album/doom-your-cities-doom-your-towns

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Thursday, January 29



    Queens Of The Stone Age - 'Go With The Flow'
    Alien Envoy - 'Resolution'
    Santigold – ‘You’ll Find A Way’ (Switch & Sinden Remix)
    Gaz Coombes - 'Oscillate’
    Monster Monster – ‘Assasin’
    BlacRoc - 'Done Did It'
    Meltybrains? - 'IV'
    The Go! Team - 'The Scene Between’
    Chic – ‘Le Freak’
    All We Are - 'Honey’
    R.E.M. - 'Cuyahoya'
    Noir Noir – ‘Claustrophobic Love'
    Scheer – ‘Wish You Were Dead’
    The Wytches – ‘Crying Clown’
    Mercury Rev – ‘Goddess On A Highway’
    North Atlantic Oscillation – ‘Dust’

    Hour 2:

    Alabama Shakes – ‘Hang Loose’
    David Lyttle (feat: Talib Kweli) – ‘The Second Line’
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip - 'The Beat That My Heart Skipped'
    A House - 'Endless Art'
    Marika Hackman – ‘Animal Fear’
    Portishead – ‘Numb’
    Swords – ‘Glory Box’ (Live)
    The Charlatans – ‘Trouble Understanding’
    The Charlatans – ‘Then’
    Ann Scott – ‘Killerman’ (Klone Remix)
    Son Little – ‘The River’
    John Lee Hooker – ‘Boom Boom’
    O Emperor – ‘Switchblade’
    The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Buffalo’
    The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Friendly Society’

    Hour 3:

    Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin’
    Codes - 'Levitate’
    My Bloody Valentine - 'Sometimes’
    Melodica Deathship – ‘Black Ship Coming’
    Bob Mould live at the Rolling Stone Weekender
    Jose Gonzalez – ‘Afterglow’
    The Sewing Room – ‘Drugfree’
    Monophona – ‘Heavier Slower’
    Jamie XX – ‘All Under One Roof Raving’
    Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – ‘The Message’
    Jape – ‘Ribbons Ribbons Ribbons’

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