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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 12 November 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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    Her vocals have featured on tracks for Massive Attack, Death In Vegas, Air, and The Jesus & Mary Chain, but she's best known as the voice of Mazzy Star. In the years between 1996's 'Among My Swan' and 'Seasons of Your Day' (2013), she released albums as part of Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions. This week's Back & Forth features the remarkable voice of  Hope Sandoval.






    Ghost Maps is the current guise for Jeff Martin of Halfset. If you were a fan of Martin's hugely underrated 2005 album 'Spoons', you'll love 'The Ocean From The River'. It's an album of great depth and full of imagination; the sound of an artist that has challenged themselves, and succeeded on every level.

    Controversy never seems to be that far away from M.I.A. who is back with album number four. Pressure? What pressure? 'Matangi' is not quite the glitzy mainstream crossover sound that some had predicted, but it certainly does underline her credentials as a major star. Some say she's full of it, but you can't deny that she is what you would call forward-thinking.

    After spending the last few years living in the US, Somadrone gives us a new album in the form of 'The First Wave'. Now Dublin-based, Somadrone (AKA Neil O'Connor) has put together an album of tunes that are slick and sophisticated, but so damn good that anyone will like them. A touch retrospective, yet very much progressive on other parts; 'The First Wave' is an album that deserves a wide and appreciative audience.




    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Tuesday, November 12


    Pixies – ‘Indie Cindy’
    Spacehog – ‘In The Meantine’
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Heads Will Roll’
    Wasps Vs Noise – ‘The Killing Of Celebrity Culture’
    Kavinsky (Feat: Lovefoxx) - 'Nightcall’
    The Cure - 'A Forest'
    The Altered Hours - 'Sweet Jelly Roll’
    De La Soul – ‘Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)’
    Lizzo – ‘Batches & Cookies’
    NO CEREMONY/// (Feat: Joey Santiago) – ‘Heartbreaker’
    Jon Hopkins (Feat: Purity Ring) - 'Breathe This Air’
    Darkside – ‘Golden Arrow’

    Hour 2:

    The Kills – ‘Cat Claw’
    Petite Noir – ‘Noirse’
    Edwin Starr – ‘War’
    Somadrone – ‘Reckoning’
    James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Cavalier’
    Tori Amos – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
    Swords – ‘Buildings’
    Ladytron – ‘Fighting In Built Up Areas’
    U2 – ‘Zoo Station’
    Ghost Maps – ‘Fade’
    Them – ‘It’s All Over Baby Blue’
    Cocophone – ‘Special Offers II’
    Two Lone Swordsmen – ‘Formica Fuego’
    Buck 65 – ‘Square Four’

    Hour 3:

    Buck 65 – ‘Zombie Delight’
    Engine Alley – ‘Mrs Winder’
    The Flaming Lips – ‘Peace Sword (Open Your Heart)’
    The Jezabels – ‘The End’
    The Doors – ‘The End’
    Solar Bears – ‘Our Future Underground’

    Hope Sandoval – Back & Forth:
    Mazzy Star – ‘Fade Into You’
    Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – ‘Wild Roses’
    Jesus & Mary Chain (Feat: Hope Sandoval) – ‘Sometimes Always’
    Massive Attack (Feat: Hope Sandoval) – ‘Paradise Circus’
    Mazzy Star – ‘I’ve Gotta Stop’

    M.I.A. – ‘Warriors’
    The Prodigy (Feat: Crispian Mills) – ‘Narayan’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: In The Meantime
      Composer: R Langdon
      Performer(s): Spacehog
      Performer(s): Spacehog
      Album: Resident Alien, SIRE RECORDS, 7559-61834-2
      Duration: 4:57
    • Title: Batches And Cookies
      Performer(s): Lizzo
      Performer(s): Lizzo
      Album: Lizzobangers, Totally Gross National Product, TGNP-029
      Duration: 3:23
    • Title: Smells Like Teen Spirit
      Composer: Cobain/Grohl/Novoselic
      Performer(s): Nirvana
      Performer(s): Nirvana
      Album: Nirvana
      Duration: 5:12
    • Title: Peace Sword Open Your Heart)
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Flaming Lips
      Performer(s): The Flaming Lips
      Album: Peace Sword, Bella Union
      Duration: 5:11

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