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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 30 July 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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    His career has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride! Adam Ant came to mainstream attention in the early 1980s as part of Adam & The Ants. After falling off the radar for a couple of decades, Ant has undertaken an intensive reactivation of his musical career.

    Dan looks at the various stages of Mr Ant’s musical output on The Alternative.








    ‘Lions & Gold’ is the debut album from Swords. In the short period of time that it’s been out, it has won the band much acclaim and favour. They manage to mix a number of different sounds in a way that sounds cohesive, which isn’t as straightforward as you might thing. ‘Lions & Gold’ is an album with light and shade in correct measure.

    Any band described as “Belgian/Argentinean psychedelic dadist pop” are worth a look! The Antwerp-based Strumpets have been doing their off-beat thing since 2007; ‘Rubies & Ruffians’ is their second album. The album comes to us after a number of mysterious mishaps (power-cuts, robberies, etc.) Those who like to categorise are going to have trouble with this one!



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Tuesday, July 30


    Jagwar Ma - 'Man I Need'
    Lykke Li – ‘I Follow Rivers’ (Dave Sitek Remix)
    The Happy Mondays - 'Holiday’
    C2C - 'Down The Road'
    The Altered Hours – ‘Sweet Jelly Roll’
    Pearl Jam – ‘Black’
    Pearl Jam – ‘Mind Your Manners’
    Wasps Vs Noise - 'The Killing Of Celebrity Culture'
    NWA - 'Straight Outta Compton'
    Hot Chip – ‘No Fit State’
    Ben Harper – ‘Faded'
    Leftfield (Feat: John Lydon) – ‘Open Up’
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)

    Hour 2:

    Foals – ‘Inhaler’
    Taken By Trees – ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’
    Pavement – ‘Gold Soundz’
    Los Crispis – ‘Mountain’
    Autumn Owls – ‘Spider’
    Tinariwen – ‘Toumast’
    PJ Harvey – ‘Written On The Forehead’
    Swords – ‘The Menace’
    Buck 65 – ‘Wicked & Weird’
    Nine Inch Nails - 'Came Back Haunted'
    Nanu Nanu – ‘Pocket Of Gold’
    The Vines – ‘Get Free’
    Speed Of Snakes – ‘Arroyway’
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – ‘Waiting For The Beat To Kick In’

    Hour 3:

    Cat Power – ‘He War’
    U2 – ‘Acrobat’
    Solar Bears – ‘Our Future Is Underground’
    Low Sea – ‘Afflictions Of Love’
    Coldcut (Feat: Roots Manuva) - 'True Skool’
    Atoms For Peace – ‘Default’
    Ann Peebles – ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’
    Strumpets – ‘Rubies & Ruffians’

    Adam Ant – Back & Forth:
    ‘Stand & Deliver’
    ‘Cool Zombie’
    ‘Apollo 9’
    ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’

    Chelsea Wolfe – ‘Our Work Was Good’
    In Their Thousands – ‘Tear It All Apart’
    Sigur Ros – ‘Valtari’


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