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    DOUBLE-BILL: FLOEX AT THE EUROSONIC FESTIVAL & HAM SANDWICH AT BENICASSIM – THURSDAY, MARCH 28



    Trying to find a description for what Floex (aka Tomas Dvorak) does is a difficult task. Floex started to compose electronic music in 1996. His debut album Pocustone (2001) bridges relatively isolated genres such as nu-jazz, electronic and modern contemporary music. The album was highly critically acclaimed not only in the Czech Republic and gained several awards (Angel Award 2001 and Nomination to Europian Qwartz Awards). Since then he’s released numerous albums and soundtracks. This set was recorded at the Eurosonic festival, which took place in Groningen, The Netherlands in January.

    Recorded by NPO/3FM (Netherlands) at The Eurosonic Festival on Friday, January 11 for the Eurosonic Partnership of the EBU.

    http://floex.cz

    www.Eurosonic.net

    The Meath band known as Ham Sandwich brought their much-loved sound to the sunny expanse that is the Benicassim festival. Their set saw them play tracks from their 2010 album ‘White Fox’, with one or two older tracks thrown in. Rumour has it that they did a Kate Bush cover too!

    Recorded and Offered by Radio Nacional de Espana for the Eurosonic Partnership of the EBU.

    http://www.hamsandwichmusic.com/

    www.Eurosonic.net

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK – DEPECHE MODE, AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR, & BOMBINO

    We have three Albums Of The Week this week. Depeche Mode are back with album number 13 ‘Delta Machine’. Dave Gahan summed it up by saying; “With this release we’ve completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we’ll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode Sound. ‘Delta Machine’ is no different, and I can’t wait for all of our fans to hear it.”

    And So I Watch You From Afar create a wonderful wall of noise, but with ‘All Hail Bright Futures’, they show us a slightly different side. Don’t worry, there’s no power ballads here, just the sound of a band who are coming into their prime.

    If you’re a fan of Tinariwen, you’ll love ‘Nomad’ from Bombino. The Tuareg guitarist has teamed up with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach (as producer) of his second international album 'Nomad'. The swirling, hypnotic sounds created on this album are incredible, making it at certainty for one of the albums of 2013.

    http://www.depechemode.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/andsoiwatchyoufromafar

    http://www.nonesuch.com/artists/bombino

    The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, March 28

    AC/DC – ‘War Machine’
    Sinead O’Connor – ‘Mandinka’
    Bleached – ‘Next Stop’
    JJ72 – ‘Long Way South’
    DJ Shadow – ‘The Number Song’
    Ghostpoet – ‘Meltdown’
    Mansun – ‘Wide Open Space’
    Atoms For Peace – ‘Reverse Running’
    The Muppet Barbershop Quartet – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
    Nirvana – ‘About A Girl’
    Alias Empire – ‘Black & White’
    Black Mountain – ‘The Hair Song’
    The Doors – ‘Peace Frog’
    Cocophone – ‘Rivers’
    The Doors – ‘The End’

    Hour 2:

    Rolling Stones – ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’
    Sweet Jane – ‘Witches’
    alt-J – ‘Fitzpleasure’
    Day One – ‘Waiting For A Break’
    Biffy Clyro – ‘Saturday Superhouse’
    Biffy Clyro – ‘Questions & Answers’
    Biffy Clyro – ‘Black Chandelier’

    Ham Sandwich live at the Benicassim Festival:
    ‘Ants’
    ‘Never Talk’

    Depeche Mode – ‘Should Be Higher’
    Young Wonder – ‘Lucky One’
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – ‘Waiting For The Beat To Kick In’

    Hour 3:

    Rage Against The Machine – ‘Born Of A Broken Man’
    Big Deal – ‘In Your Car’
    De La Soul – ‘The Magic Number’
    Bombino – ‘Aman’
    Neil Young – ‘Old Man’
    Prison Love – ‘Mardi Gras’ (Session – 2006)

    Floex live at The Eurosonic Festival:
    ‘Veronica’s Dream’
    ‘Mecholup’

    U2 – ‘Love Is Blindness’
    The River Cry – ‘Honeymoon’
    Echo Lake – ‘Monday 5am’
    Django Django – ‘Wor’
    And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘Things Amazing’
    Ghost Estates – ‘In Waves’
    The Flaming Lips – ‘You Lust’

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