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    MOBY LIVE AT THE FONDA, LOS ANGELES

    Moby did a handful of live shows to support his latest album 'Innocents', and Dan has one of them for you in this week's live installment. Recorded late last year in LA, Moby ran through much of the new album; tracks include 'The Perfect Life' and 'A Case For Shame'. Moby's live recordings are rare, so miss this at your peril!

    Recorded live at the Fonda, Los Angeles on October 1st, 2013 for Eurosonic.

    http://www.moby.com/

    http://www.eurosonic.net/

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK: MY SAD CAPTAINS, 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) - Thursday, March 6

    The Black Keys – ‘Lonely Boy’
    Sleep Thieves – ‘City Of Hearts’
    Bell X1 – ‘Man On Mir’
    MØ – ‘Pilgrim’
    Damon Albarn - 'Everyday Robots’
    Blur - 'This Is A Low'
    Yppah (Feat: Anomie Belle) - 'Film Burn'
    The Twenty – ‘You Can’t Be Lonely Forever’
    Mansun – ‘Egg-Shaped Fred’

    Moby live from The Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles):
    ‘Almost Home’ (Feat: Damien Jurado)
    ‘The Perfect Life’

    Peaking Lights – ‘Lo Hi’

    Hour 2:

    Jagwar Ma – ‘The Throw’
    Echogram – ‘Weakness’
    WU LYF – ‘Dirt’
    Band Of Clouds – ‘First Drag’
    Band Of Clouds – ‘Cat Cuts’
    Emperor Of Icecream – ‘Know Me’
    Wild Beasts – ‘Wanderlust’
    Beastie Boys – ‘Hey Ladies’
    Cadence Weapon - 'Real Estate'
    The Zzips - 'Scratchcards & Junkies’
    Jon Hopkins – ‘Sun Harmonics’

    Hour 3:

    Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – ‘The Message’
    Neneh Cherry (Feat: Robyn) – ‘Out Of The Black’
    Laura Sheeran - 'Into The Fire'
    Arcade Fire – ‘Joan Of Arc’
    Ben Lee – ‘Nothing Much Happens’
    My Sad Captains – ‘All In Your Mind’
    Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – ‘Snake Song’
    VerseChorusVerse – ‘Big Red Van’
    Metronomy – ‘The Upsetter’
    Silver Arm – ‘He Of The Slow Creep’

    Moby live from The Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles):
    ‘A Case For Shame’ (Feat: Cold Specks)
    ‘The Last Day’
    ‘The Lonely Night’

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