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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 31 July 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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    From the ashes of Dublin’s cult garage punk legends the Things comes the newest band to inject a much-needed dose of punk noise into Dublin’s live music scene. Neilo Thing, and Vinny Duggan, together with Brian Gallagher (ex-Mighty Stef/Humanzi) have produced a stripped down, kick in the balls of a debut EP ‘The First Cut is the Cheapest’.

    Former Things bandmate Jimmy Cullen has recently taken over behind the drum kit, reuniting a trio with a love of Ramones-style three-chord hysteria, sped-up Misfits mayhem, and a Stooges up-yours attitude. The live gigs are fast, furious and not for the faint of heart. Screaming Demons Of Trashville bring us this week’s Five-Track Shuffle.



    ‘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) – Wednesday, July 31


    Supergrass – ‘Sun Hits The Sky’
    alt-J - 'Fitzpleasure'
    Beck - 'Girl'
    Delorentos - 'Petardu'
    TV On The Radio – ‘Golden Age’
    The Avalanches – ‘Since I Left You’
    MØ – ‘Waste Of Time’
    Tom Vek – ‘C-C (You Set The Fire In Me)’
    Spread It Across The Sky – ‘Flower’
    UNKLE (Feat: Josh Homme) – ‘Restless’
    Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘I Sat By The Ocean’
    Blur - 'This Is A Low’
    The Flaming Lips – ‘You Lust’

    Hour 2:

    The Vaccines – ‘Melody Calling’
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Crosstown Traffic’
    The Vincent(s) – ‘Summer Song’
    Rage Against The Machine – ‘Vietnow’
    Giveamanakick – ‘Spring Break!’
    Prince Rama – ‘Receive’
    Prince & The New Power Generation – ‘Get Off’
    Young Wonder (Feat: Sacred Animals) – ‘Time’
    Primal Scream – ‘Kowalski’
    Gold Panda – ‘Snow & Taxis’
    Sunken Foal – ‘Chizzlers’
    Blur - 'The Puritan’
    The Good, The Bad & The Queen – ‘Kingdom Of Doom’
    Strumpets – ‘Without Brakes’
    Villagers – ‘The Waves’ (Jape Remix)

    Hour 3:

    The Beatles – ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’
    The Immediate – ‘In Towers & Clouds’ (Session – 2006)
    Young Fathers – ‘I Heard’
    Red Queen Contest – Now (Before It Gets Old)’
    The Charlatans – ‘Weirdo’
    Lethal Dialect – ’13 Til Infinity’
    Carried By Waves – ‘Lights – Climbing Trees’

    Screaming Demons Of Trashville’s Five-Track Shuffle:
    Iggy & The Stooges – ‘Search & Destroy’
    David Bowie – ‘Moonage Daydream’
    The Who – ‘Substitute’
    The Only Ones – ‘Another Girl Another Planet’
    Rolling Stones – ‘Street Fighting Man’

    Screaming Demons Of Trashville – ‘Emptied Out My Heart’
    Swords – ‘Buildings’
    DJ Shadow – ‘Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain’


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