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    LIVE DOUBLE BILL WITH SMASHING PUMPKINS AT THE PALEO FESTIVAL, & ROYAL BLOOD FROM THE EUROSONIC FESTIVAL

    It's a double bill of Rock Royalty and one of 2014's most talked about acts; Smashing Pumpkins from the Paleo Festival, and Royal Blood from the Eurosonic festival. The Pumpkins have done just about everything that a band could ever want to do in music, but they're not finished yet.



    Royal Blood arrived at Eurosonic in January as one of the acts to catch, and their set didn't disappoint.

    http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/

    http://yeah.paleo.ch/

    http://www.royalbloodband.com/

    http://festival.eurosonic-noorderslag.nl/en/ 

    http://www.eurosonic.net/

     

    BURIED TREASURE: SAUL WILLIAMS - 'SAUL WILLIAMS'

     

    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.

    http://www.saulwilliams.com/

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK – AUGUST WELLS, SISYPHUS, & FUR IMMER

    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.

    https://www.facebook.com/augustwellsband

    SISYPHUS ‘SISYPHUS’


    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.

    http://sisyphus.bandcamp.com/album/sisyphus

    FUR IMMER ‘MARCH’


    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!

    https://www.facebook.com/furimmerdublin

     

    THIS WEEK’S COMPETITION

    This week’s prize includes a pair of tickets to see Lucius at The Workman’s Club, Dublin on Saturday, April 19. We’ve also thrown in albums Bombay Bicycle Club, Halfset, Laura Marling, and others.

    The Question: What is Lucius’ new album is called?

    1.Wildewoman 
    2.Born In The Wild
    3. Kim Wilde

    Email your name, postal address, & correct answer to dan@rte.ie

    *You must be over 18 to attend the gig.

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, March 20

     

    The Prodigy - 'Poison'
    Nanu Nanu - 'Pocket Of Gold'
    Grandaddy - 'AM 180'
    The Minutes – ‘Cherry Bomb’
    Arctic Monkeys - 'The View From The Afternoon’
    Deltron 3030 – ‘City Rising From The Ashes’
    Jungle - 'Busy Earnin’
    Lou Reed - 'Walk On The Wild Side’
    The Bonnevilles - '10,000’
    dEUS – ‘Suds & Soda’
    Lykke Li – ‘No Rest For The Wicked’

    Smashing Pumpkins live at the Paleo Festival:
    ‘Tonight Tonight’
    ‘Cherub Rock’

    JJ72 – ‘October Swimmer’
    Fur Immer – ‘Wrapped In Plastic’

    Hour 2:

    Foals – ‘Miami’
    Lucius – ‘Wilde Woman’
    That Petrol Emotion – ‘Tingle’
    Anna Calvi - 'Cry’
    Jeff Buckley – ‘Lover You Should Have Come Over’
    Yong Buddha – ‘Childs Play’
    Scarlet Chives - 'The Rooms Are Too Small’
    Outkast – ‘Ms Jackson’

    Royal Blood live at Eurosonic festival:
    ‘Come On Over’
    ‘Figure It Out’
    ‘Out Of The Black’

    Beck – ‘Blue Moon’
    Public Service Broadcasting – ‘Roygbiv’
    Ulrich Schnauss – ‘Clear Day’

    Hour 3:

    John Grant – ‘GMF’
    Soul Position – ‘Sex, Drugs, Alcohol, Rock N Roll’
    Sisyphus – ‘Flying Ace’
    Sufjan Stevens – ‘Chicago’
    VerseChorusVerse - 'No More Years’
    Nirvana - 'Verse Chorus Verse’
    Saul Williams (Feat: Zach De la Rocha) – ‘Act III Scene 2 (Shakespeare)’
    Circa Waves – ‘Get Away’
    Melodica Deathship (Feat: Sinead Pierce) – ‘Standing On The Hill’
    Glass Animals – ‘Gooey’

    Smashing Pumpkins live at the Paleo Festival:
    ‘X.Y.U.’
    ‘Disarm’

    August Wells – ‘Alice Dear Alice’
    August Wells – ‘Paper Gardens’

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