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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 28 January 2014


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    Stunning and beautiful are two of the first words that come to mind when listening to '(Moon)' the debut album from Snowbird. The duo is former Cocteau Twin Simon Raymonde, and Massive Attack and Chemical Brothers collaborator Stephanie Dosen. They come armed with some serious guests two; Ed O'Brien and Philip Selway from Radiohead, and members of Lanterns On The Lake and Midlake. Let's throw in another superlative; this is a wonderful album!


    Let's not get hung up on the fact that all three members of Wicklow's All The Luck In The World are under 20, but feel free to be swept away by their debut self-titled album. Recorded last Summer in Belgium, this album show a pedigree that is rarely heard on a debut album. It's tempting to use a play on words with their name, but let's just say that 2014 may be a year that will see ATLITW become a name that will very familiar to many people.


    Mutual Benefit's 'Love Crushing Diamond' has already received the blessing of Pitchfork and The Guardian, and you can hear why when you hear what could be described as dreamy folk pop. Mutual Benefit is a one-man band made up by Brooklyn-based Jordan Lee, who clearly has a gift for penning powerful offbeat pop tunes. He makes it sound easy too, on what is a short yet extremely impressive album.





    This is a new feature on the show, that looks at albums from the past, which were overlooked, or have been swallowed up by time. The first is Dublin band Lir’s debut album ‘Magico Magico’. It was released in 1994 (with a US version of the album to follow in 1995), and saw the band gain much applause in Ireland and The US.

    Lir have always been touted as one of the best live acts that Ireland has ever produced, and this was captured on the US version of ‘Magico Magico’ in stunning fashion. Last year saw the release the documentary ‘Good Cake Bad Cake – The Story Of Lir’.




    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Tuesday, January 28


    Pixies - 'Blue Eyed Hexe'
    The Frames - 'Perfect Opening Line'
    The Duke Spirit - 'The Step & The Walk'
    Bran Van 3000 – ‘Drinkin’ In LA’
    Damon Albarn – ‘Everyday Robots’
    Simian Mobile Disco - 'I Believe'
    Janelle Monae (Feat: Prince) - 'Givin’ Em What They Love’
    Nirvana – ‘On A Plane’
    Girl Band - 'Lawman'
    Metronomy – ‘Love Letters’
    Nouvelle Vague – ‘Blister In The Sun’
    Bibio - 'Dye The Water Green'
    Depeche Mode – ‘John The Revelator’
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – ‘Waiting For The Beat To Kick In’

    Hour 2:

    Justice – ‘Civilization’
    Lir – ‘New Song’
    Petit Noir – ‘Noirse’
    The Temptations – ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’
    Bleeding Heart Pigeons - 'Catharsis’
    The Postal Service - 'The District Sleeps Alone Tonight’
    Chvrches - 'Tether’
    Fox Jaw – ‘Kerosene’
    Pavement – ‘Gold Soundz’
    Snowbird – ‘Where Foxes Hide’
    Cocteau Twins – ‘Feet Like Fins’
    Young Buddha - 'Child's Play'
    Mineral – ‘Atoms’

    Hour 3:

    Placebo – ‘Pure Morning’
    Placebo – ‘Loud Like Love’
    The Mighty Stef – ‘The Nightwatchman Of The Iveagh Flats’
    Alain Johannes – ‘Make God Jealous’
    Lou Reed – ‘Walk On The Wild Side’
    All The Luck In The World – ‘Beaching’
    Them – ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’
    Tinariwen - 'Toumast Tincha’

    George Clinton – Back & Forth:
    Parliament – ‘Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)’
    George Clinton – ‘Atomic Dog’
    Funkadelic – ‘Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow’
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘American Ghost’
    George Clinton – ‘Loopzilla’

    Mutual Benefit – ‘Strong Swimmer’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Where Foxes Hide
      Composer: Snowbird
      Performer(s): Snowbird
      Performer(s): Snowbird
      Album: Moon, BELLA UNION, Bellacd434
      Duration: 4:09
    • Title: Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
      Composer: Clinton/Hazel/Davis
      Performer(s): Parliment
      Performer(s): Parliment
      Album: Free Your Mind..., Westbound records, CDSEWN212
      Duration: 10:04
    • Title: Beaching
      Composer: All The Luck In The World
      Performer(s): All The Luck In The World
      Performer(s): All The Luck In The World
      Album: All the Luck in the World, Barfilm Records, BR-00001
      Duration: 2:52
    • Title: Give Up The Funk
      Composer: Bailey/Collins/Clinton
      Performer(s): Parliament
      Performer(s): Parliament
      Album: Get Funked Up, Spectrum, 544 261-2
      Duration: 4:28
    • Title: American Ghost
      Composer: Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Performer(s): Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Performer(s): Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Album: Freaky Styley, Capitol Records Inc., 72345-40377-2-6
      Duration: 3:50
    • Title: Strong Swimmer
      Composer: Jordan Lee
      Performer(s): Mutual Benefit
      Performer(s): Mutual Benefit
      Album: Love's Crushing Diamond, Other Music Recording Co, OM-009-Promo
      Duration: 7:05

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