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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 19 March 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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    When Saul Williams released his second album 'Saul Williams' in 2004, it was labelled 'Industrial Hip Hop'. It's a description that fits to a certain extent, but it fails to capture the true diversity of this wonderful album.  'Saul Williams' is a poetic, powerful, and ruthlessly refreshing album, that sits somewhere between Public Enemy, Gil Scott-Heron, and Beastie Boys at their classic best.



    If you're familiar with the landscape of Irish music, then you'll know the name Ken Griffin. He was vocalist with the seminal Rollerskate Skinny, then Kid Silver, and more recently Favourite Sons. His latest musical outlet is as part of August Wells. ‘A Living & A Dying Game’ is a smart and often sophisticated album, but don't let that put you off! Griffin is growing as a vocalist and lyricist, and these songs fit both of these perfectly.



    What do you get when you get three different musical minds to work together? Sisyphus of course. No not the Greek myth, the musical outfit that comprises of Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti. Let's not start using the description 'Supergroup' here, but what they've created certainly warrants some superlatives. Offbeat and straight up odd at times 'Sisyphus' is a strangely endearing album that you'll like immediately, or failing that soon after.



    Fur Immer; the band that had me scratching my head for a time when it came to pronouncing their name correctly. Luckily, their music has never done such a thing. 'March' is an inspired debut album that is as inviting as the season which its title appears in. There's a nod to the past here too, one that I can't quite pin-point; it's driving me mad!



    PLaylist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, March 19


    Jagwar Ma – ‘Come Save Me’
    Youth Mass – ‘Morning Run’
    Tame Impala – ‘Solitude Is Bliss’
    Tame Impala – ‘Elephant’
    Sleep Thieves - 'None Of It Real’
    Steve Mason - 'Fight Them Back'
    Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Sun Is Shining’
    Ships – ‘None Of It Real’
    Prince & The Revolution – ‘Computer Blue’
    Prince (Feat: Zooey Deschanel) – ‘Fallinlove2nite’
    BlakRoc (Feat: Nicole Wray & Noe) – ‘Done Did It’
    The White Stripes - 'The Hardest Button To Button' (Beck Remix)
    Beck - 'Don’t Let It Go’
    The Liminanas - 'Hospital Boogie’
    House Of Cosy Cushions – ‘Kerkje Te Oostum’

    Hour 2:

    Radiohead – ‘Knives Out’
    God Is An Astronaut - 'The Last March'
    Primal Scream – ‘Burning Wheel’
    The Horrors – ‘I See You’
    Nancy Sinatra – ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’
    Elastic Sleep – ‘Leave You’
    Saul Williams – ‘Talk To Strangers’
    Darkside – ‘Paper Trails’
    Princess – ‘Fall Slow’
    Kate’s Party – ‘Welcome To Seahaven’
    Guns N Roses – ‘Welcome To The Jungle’
    Fur Immer – ‘Killing For Company’
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – ‘Ain’t No Easy Way’
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – ‘Rifles’

    Hour 3:

    Howler – ‘Don’t Wanna’
    Rollerskate Skinny – ‘Speed To My Side’
    August Wells – ‘Mr Sun’
    Portishead – ‘Cowboys’

    Steve Ryan (Windings) Five-Track Shuffle:
    Girl Band- ‘Lawman’
    Thee Oh Sees- ‘I Come From The Mountain’
    The Beatles- ‘Yer Blues’
    GOAT- ‘Let It Bleed’
    Paddy Hanna- ‘Join The Army’

    Windings – ‘Neverwood’
    R.E.M. – ‘Radio Free Europe’
    Arthur Russell – ‘Close My Eyes’
    El Grey – ‘We Are Bound’
    Sisyphus – ‘Alcohol’

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