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    ELASTIC SLEEP IN SESSION



    Cork-based Elastic Sleep are all things fragile, primal, and ethereal, but this only tells part of what it is that they do. They came to many people’s attention last year with their excellent version of ‘You Only Live Twice’. It’s an unfair burden to say say that 2014 will be a big year for them, but we think that 2014 is going to be a big year for them! Hear them in session with Dan on The Alternative.

    https://www.facebook.com/elasticsleepband

     

     

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK: MY SAD CAPTAIN, NENEH CHERRY, & WILD BEASTS



    There is a temptation to call 'Best Of Times' an album to listen to in the small hours; those quiet times when you ever vocal phrasing, every guitar chord. What My Sad Captains have come up with on this their third album is a laid back yet confident sound.  There's a strong chance that the masses may miss this, but for those who take the time to listen; they'll hear some truly inspired and brilliant songs.

    http://www.mysadcaptains.co.uk/

    NENEH CHERRY ‘BLANK PROJECT’



    Dismiss Neneh Cherry at your peril! ‘Blank Project’ is one of the strongest albums that 2014 has seen so far. Many of the reference points that people will give this album are artists that have been influenced by Cherry whether they know it or not! ‘Blank Project’ is not an album from a nostalgia artist, it’s music for right now.

    http://nenehcherry.com/


    WILD BEASTS ‘PRESENT TENSE’


    What makes you a Pop Band these days? Is it when you write good tunes? If so, then Wild Beasts took their place among the Pop fraternity a long time ago. With ‘Present Tense’, they’ve gone up a couple of gears; it’s the sound of a band hitting their prime.

    http://wild-beasts.co.uk/

     

    BURIED TREASURE – 'BREATHING TORNADOS' BY BEN LEE



    'Breathing Tornados' is an album by Ben Lee. Released in 1998, it was very successful in Australia, but never managed to reach enough ears outside of Lee's native land. It's a clever brand of guitar pop with enough twists and tricks to keep almost anyone interested. Why or how it didn't get the chance to do this is both a mystery and a tragedy. Dan will feature tracks from the album all this week on The Alternative.

    http://ben-lee.com/

     

     

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday. March 3

     

    Moby (Feat: Wayne Coyne) – ‘The Perfect Life’
    The Drums - 'Let’s Go Surfing’
    The Vincent(s) - 'Throne Song’
    The Smiths - 'What Difference Does It Make?'
    Janelle Monae (Feat: Prince) - 'Givin’ Em What They Love’
    Yeasayer - 'Ambling Amp’
    Sleep Thieves - 'City Of Hearts’
    Faith No More – ‘We Care A Lot’
    Paul Banks - 'The Base'
    Little Dragon - 'Shuffle A Dream’
    Damon Albarn - 'Everyday Robots'
    Elastic Sleep - 'Leave You’ (Session)
    The Charlatans - 'The Only One I Know'
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)

    Hour 2:

    The Go! Team - 'The Power Is On’
    MØ – ‘Don’t Wanna Dance’
    Versives - 'Two Enemies'
    Tomas Barfod (Feat: Nina Kinert) - 'Pulsing'
    Supergrass – ‘St Petersburg’
    Gaz Combes – ‘Buffalo’
    Elastic Sleep - 'Tzar Bomba (No More Tears)’ (Session)
    Beck – ‘Blue Moon’
    Cody ChesNUTT - 'Don't Wanna Go The Other Way'
    James Brown - 'Living In America’
    Neneh Cherry – ‘Spit Three Times’
    Lethal Dialect – ’13 Til Infinity’
    Atoms For Peace – ‘Reverse Running’
    Ben Lee – ‘Cigarettes Will Kill You’
    DJ Shadow – ‘Def Surrounds Us’

    Hour 3:

    Damian Jr Gong Marley – ‘Welcome To Jamrock’
    Wild Beasts – ‘A Simple Truth’
    Gavin Friday – ‘Epilogue’
    Polica - 'Warrior Lord’
    Elastic Sleep – ‘Deep & Blue’ (Session)
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Maps’
    Siouxsie & The Banshees – ‘Hong Kong Garden’
    My Sad Captain – ‘Keeping On, Keeping On’
    Jape – ‘Scorpio’
    Wye Oak – ‘The Alter’
    Elastic Sleep – ‘Slip’ (Session)
    My Bloody Valentine – ‘Sometimes’
    Enemies – ‘Morse Code’

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