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    MOGWAI LIVE AT CELTIC CONNECTIONS

    The mighty Scottish outfit Mogwai played a hometown show in Glasgow, and Dan has highlights from this for you on The Alternative. They released their eighth album 'Rave Tapes' earlier this year; powerful, tender, and explosive; much like their live shows.

    Recorded by BBC Radio Scotland on January 20th for Eurosonic.

    http://www.mogwai.co.uk/ 

    http://www.eurosonic.net/

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK – LUCIUS, VERSECHORUSVERSE, & REAL ESTATE

    After receiving much love in the U.S last year, 'Wildewoman' by Lucius is getting a European release. Is it hype or is this a special album? Simply put, 'Wildewoman' is a beauty! It's clever, it's catchy, it's retrospective, it's new, and it may well be one of the albums of 2014.

    http://www.ilovelucius.com/


    He used to be in And So I watch You From Afar, but Tony Wright (aka VerseChorusVerse) is walking a different path now. His debut album 'VerseChorusVerse' couldn't be more different from the thunderous beauty of ASIWYFA, but has its own magnetic identity that will spread far and long. Produced by the hugely talented Iain Archer, the description "tenderly ferocious" is apt.

    https://www.facebook.com/VerseChorusVerseVCV/

     

    There is beauty and melancholy throughout ‘Atlas’, the latest album from New Jersey’s Real Estate.  It’s another one of those ‘special’ albums that I go one about from time to time! There’s nothing wildly complicated about the songs on ‘Atlas’; they just work with remarkable ease.

    http://www.realestatetheband.com/

    THIS WEEK’S COMPETITION

    This week’s prize includes a pair of tickets to see Walk Off The Earth at The Academy, Dublin on Sunday, April 27. We’ve also thrown in albums Nanu Nanu, MØ, Hidden Highways, The Art Of 12” Vol 3, and others.

    The Question: What country is MØ from?

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

    *You must be over 18 to attend the gig.

    BURIED TREASURE - ESTER' BY TRAILER TRASH TRACYS

    This album has just about every ingredient that's required to transform it from an 'Indie' favourite into an alt-Pop beauty for mainstream consumption. Released in January 2012; 'Ester' was quite a statement from Trailer Trash Tracys.

     


    So why didn't it earn worldwide fame, and provide celebrity status for the band? It's that age-old question that doesn't have one simple answer. Dan features Trailer Trash Tracys' wonderful debut 'Ester' as this week's Buried Treasure album.

    https://www.facebook.com/trailertrashtracys

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, March 27

     

    Dick Dale & His Deltones - 'Misirlou'
    We Cut Corners - 'YKK’
    Mangomad Vs Stanley Odd - 'The Numbness' (Dead Leg Drop Mix)
    Cypress Hill - 'Insane In The Brain'
    Bombay Bicycle Club - 'Luna’
    Ghost Estates - 'October’
    King Krule - 'Border Line’
    The Marshals - 'Make Her Cry'
    Smashing Pumpkins - '1979' (1799 Remix)
    Jimmy Chamberlin Complex (Feat: Billy Corgan) - '
    Arctic Monkeys - 'Arabella’
    The Liminanas - 'Salvation’
    Blink - 'Cello'
    Sigur Ros - 'Festival’

    Hour 2:

    The Prodigy - 'Voodoo People'
    Fight Like Apes – ‘Crouching Bees’
    Lizzo - 'Batches & Cookies'
    Shit Robot – ‘Do That Dance’
    Jane’s Addiction – ‘Jane Says’
    Darkside – ‘Paper Trails’
    Liza Flume – ‘What We Called Love’
    Real Estate – ‘Talking Backwards’

    Mogwai live from Glasgow:
    ‘White Noise’
    ‘Remurdered’
    ‘Batcat’

    Villagers - 'Occupy Your Mind'
    Dan Deacon – ‘The Great American Desert’

    Hour 3:

    The Stone Roses – ‘Waterfall’
    Lucius – ‘Hey Doreen’
    dEUS – ‘Constant Now’
    Jimi Tenor – ‘Blood On Borscht’
    Jimmy Page & Robert Plant - 'The Battle Of Evermore’
    Tinariwen - 'Emajer’
    VerseChorusVerse – ‘Unified Unity (Sing For Seeger)’
    MØ (Feat: Diplo) – ‘XXX 88’
    808 State – ‘Cublik’
    Sleep Thieves - 'City Of Hearts’
    Trailer Trash Tracys – ‘Black Circles’
    Rolling Stones – ‘Paint It Black’
    Moon Duo – ‘Rolling Out’

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