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    BLEEDING HEART PIGEONS' FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE



    This week's Shuffle comes from Limerick three-piece Bleeding Heart Pigeons. Made of by Mícheál Keating, Brendan McInerney, and Cathal Histon; they've just released their debut major label EP, which absolutely rocks! The music that they've made on the EP ('In a Room In Littleton, Colorado') shows their pedigree, and real imagination. Here's a band that aren't afraid to wander astray; expect their track choices in this week's Shuffle to do the same!

    https://www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeons

     

     

    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) – Wednesday, March 5

     

    Foals - 'Inhaler'
    Jane's Addiction - 'Ben Caught Stealing'
    Santigold (Feat: Karen O) - 'Go!'
    The Minutes - 'Cherry Bomb’
    The Chemical Brothers - 'In Dust We Trust’
    M.I.A. – ‘Matangi’
    Ann Scott - 'Killerman' (Clone Remix)
    Join Me In The Pines - 'Joy Is A Lion’
    Hundred Waters - 'Are/Or’
    The Frames - 'Rent Day Blues’
    The Black Keys – ‘Run Right Back’
    Imploded View – ‘Julia taxi’ (VHS Head Remix)
    U2 – ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me’
    The Orb – ‘Perpetual Dawn’

    Hour 2:

    Crystal Fighters – ‘In The Summer’
    The Jesus & Mary Chain (Feat: Hope Sandoval) – ‘Sometimes Always’
    Lucius – ‘Nothing Ordinary’
    Trailer Trash Tracys  - 'Candy Girl'
    Hozier - 'From Edan’
    Ryan Adams - 'New York, New York’
    White Hinterland – ‘Ring The Bell’

    Bleeding Heart Pigeons' Five-Track Shuffle:
    Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot  - ‘Bonnie and Clyde’
    Laurie Anderson  - ‘O Superman’
    Bjork  - ‘Unravel’
    Sufjan Stevens – ‘Vesuvius’
    Talk Talk – ‘Ascension Day’

    Bleeding Heart Pigeons – ‘Catharsis’

    Hour 3:

    Neneh Cherry - 'Buffalo Stance’
    Neneh Cherry - 'Across The Water’
    Ben Lee - '10ft Tall’
    Massive Attack – ‘Angel’
    Massive Attack – ‘Karmacoma’
    My Sad Captains – ‘Wide Open’
    Power of Dreams – ‘Never Been To Texas’
    Mineral – ‘1989’
    Fijiya & Miyagi – ‘Pickpocket’
    Wild Beasts – ‘Sweet Spot’
    Nirvana – ‘Something In The Way’
    The Revellions – ‘Sighs’
    Kormac (Feat: Iverne Welsh) – ‘Another Screen’
    Moby – ‘The Dog’

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