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    STEVE LIRIKS' FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE BURIED TREASURE - CAP PAS CAP 'HAUNTED LIGHT' The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessi

    STEVE LIRIKS’ FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE



    US rapper Steve Liriks is best known in these parts for his work with Nanu Nanu. Liriks decamped from the West Coast, and visited Ireland late last year for a tour with Nanu Nanu. He’s one of the most underrated performers as is illustrated on his ‘No Faith In Humans’ EP. Liriks supplies this week’s Five-Track Shuffle.

    http://www.steveliriks.com/

     

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK – HOUSE OF COSY CUSHIONS, ILLUM SPHERE, & SCARLET CHIVES



    The Dutch/Irish connection of House Of Cosy Cushions has come up with another strong album with ‘Spell’. HOCC was formed by Dutch-English musician and visual artist Richard Bolhuis. So where does the Irish connection come into it? Bolhuis lived in Ireland for many years, and will be back for live dates next month. ‘Spell’ is HOCC’s best work; diverse, clever, and extremely infectious.

    Illum Sphere is Manchester DJ/Remixer/Artist Ryan Hunn. The wonderfully off-kilter ‘Ghosts Of Then And Now’ is like a bold middle-fingered salute to a lot of what’s going on in music right now. It’s electronic eclecticism at its very best.



    Scarlet Chives’ sound is located somewhere between Fever Ray and Bjork. The Danish act will unleash the beauty that is ‘This is Protection’ on March 21st. It’s been called Dream Pop, but there’s something a bit more sinister going on here! ‘Hunting’ is an album that you should track down at all costs.

    http://www.houseofcosycushions.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/illumsphere

    https://www.facebook.com/ScarletChives

    BURIED TREASURE – CAP PAS CAP ‘HAUNTED LIGHT’



    Irish act Cap Pas Cap released their debut (and so far only) album in 2010. Call is Dark Pop, but this only tells you part of what makes ‘Haunted Light’ such an outstanding album. The album’s sound was likened to Ladytron and Ladyhawk, but there’s something slightly grittier about it. You could call this a classic that never was; this would be the best description perhaps.

    http://www.cappascap.com/

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, February 19


    Moby – ‘Bodyrock’
    Sleep Thieves - 'City Of Hearts’
    UNKLE (Feat: Josh Homme) - 'Restless'
    Villagers – ‘Occupy Your Mind’
    White Hinterland - 'Ring The Bell'
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Despair’
    Ice-T - 'O.G. Original Gangster’
    Petite Noir – ‘Noirse’
    Simple Kid - 'The Average Man'
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra - 'So Good At Being In Trouble’
    Imploded View - 'Julia’s Taxi’ (VHS Head Remix)
    The Flaming Lips - 'Do You Realize?’
    The Flaming Lips - 'You Lost’

    Hour 2:

    The Specials – ‘Gangsters’
    St Vincent – ‘Digital Witness’
    Gang Gang Dance – ‘Adult Goth’
    We Cut Corners – ‘Best Friend’
    Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Exodus’
    Ghostpoet – ‘Cold Win’
    House Of Cosy Cushions – ‘Ancient Rhyme’
    Major Lazer (Feat: Peaches & Timberlee) – ‘Scare Me’
    LCD Soundsystem – ‘Watch The Tapes’
    Cap Pas Cap – ‘Ship Shadow’
    Leaders Of Men – ‘At Ease’
    Dick Dale - 'Nitro’
    The Wytches - 'Gravedweller’
    Tool – ‘Rosetta Stoned’

    Hour 3:

    MØ – ‘Pilgrim’
    Wild Beasts – ‘Invisible’
    Wild Beasts – ‘Invisible’
    Illum Sphere (Feat: Shadowbox) – ‘Embryonic’
    Tinariwen - 'Tin Ihlan’
    Jimi Hendrix - 'The Wind Cried Mary'
    Steve Liriks – ‘Jungle’

    Steve Liriks’ Five-Track Shuffle:
    King Krule – ‘Foreign 2’
    Theophilus London – ‘Enjoy The Sun’
    Sufjan Stevens – ‘Chicago’
    James Blake – ‘To The Last’
    Manhattan Transfer – ‘Birdland’

    Scarlet Chives – ‘Bigger Than The Fall’
    Mineral – ‘1989’
    Bob Belden & Peter Bernstein – ‘1999’

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