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    JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW LIVE AT THE REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL



    James Vincent McMorrow has had quite a career since releasing his debut album ('Early In The Morning') in 2011. He played at the Eurosonic festival in The Netherlands that year, and things took off soon after. He won a European Border Breaker Award in 2012 for the success that he achieved outside of Ireland.

    In January 2014 he released his second album 'Post Tropical', which went Top 10 in Ireland, and Top 20 in the UK. This set was recorded by  NDR, North German Radioat at Mojo Club, Hamburg on September 27th, 2013.

    http://jamesvmcmorrow.com/


     

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK: PAUL THOMAS SAUNDERS, KATE’S PARTY, & SHONEN KNIFE

     

    ‘Beautiful Desolation’ is a perfect title for Paul Thomas Saunder’s current offering. It’s an extraordinary album, filled with bittersweet beauty and imagery. Many comparisons can be made, and you can guess where some of his influences come from, but this album should be enjoyed for what it is; that being an outstanding album.

    https://www.facebook.com/paulthomassaunders


    Kate’s Party have been building up for this album for quite some time, and it certainly lives up to any expectations that I had. ‘Hollow’ contains the kind of free-spirited tunes that are reminiscent of the very best of the guitar bands from the early and mid 1990s. There’s nothing wrong with being retro, especially when you do it this well.

    http://katespartyband.com/



    How many albums have Shonen Knife released? Does anyone know? Dot they even know?! ‘Overdrive’ is their latest and it up there with their best material. Shonen Knife are back in Ireland next month with dates in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, and Belfast.

    http://www.shonenknife.net/index.html

    BURIED TREASURE - 'THE UNREST CURE' BY LEO ABRAHAMS


    He's from Camden Town, and he is without question one of the most gifted musicians/composers/producers that you may well have never heard of. He's worked with an array of artists that include Brian Eno, David Holmes, Paul Simon, Natalie Imbruglia, and Mark Owen. 

     
    His 2007 album 'The Unrest Cure' is a phenomenal piece of work. It stuck out from everything else released that year with its wonderful eclecticism and imagination. Dan features this for this week's Buried Treasure album.

    http://www.leoabrahams.com/

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, April 10

     

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Heads Will Roll’
    Pixies – ‘Silver Snail’
    Go Swim - 'Call Sign'
    Toy - 'Endlessly'
    C2C – ‘Down The Road’
    Beastie Boys – ‘Sure Shot’
    Major Lazer (Feat: Flux Pavilion) – ‘Jah No Partial’
    Rolling Stones - 'Jumpin Jack Flash'
    Benjamin Booker - ‘Violent Shiver’
    Therapy? – ‘Church Of Noise’
    BlakRoc (Feat: Nicole Wray & Noe) – ‘Done Did It’
    Snowbird - 'I Heard The Owl Call My Name' (Rx Gibbs Remix)
    Rocstrong – ‘Go ‘Head’
    Mineral – ‘Atoms’

    Hour 2:

    The Posies – ‘Flavor Of The Month’
    Buffalo Sun - 'Seven Seas’
    Warpaint – ‘Love Is To Die’
    The Oscillation – ‘Liquid Memory Man’
    Rodrigo Y Gabriela – ‘The Soundmaker’
    Kula Shaker – ‘Tattva’
    The Avalanches – ‘Since I Left You’
    Paul Thomas Saunders – ‘Appointment In Samarra’
    Gary Numan – ‘Are Friends Electric?’
    Soak – ‘The Mother We Share’

    James Vincent McMorrow live at the Reeperbahn festival:
    ‘Down The Burning Ropes’
    ‘All Points’
    ‘Gold’

    Ulrich Schnauss – ‘Between Us & Them’

    Hour 3:

    Depeche Mode – ‘I Feel You’
    Youth Mass – ‘Morning Run’
    Primal Scream (Feat: Kate Moss) – ‘Some Velvet Morning’
    Kate’s Party – ‘Picture Me’
    Leo Abrahams (Feat: Merz) – ‘Remote’
    Fatboy Slim – ‘Sunset (Bird Of Prey)’
    Stano – ‘Afghan Pop’
    The Afghan Whigs – ‘Algiers’
    Malibu Shark Attack (Feat: The Dudley Corporation) - 'Better Off As Friends'
    Cadence Weapon – ‘Sharks’
    Stealing Sheep – ‘Shark Song’
    Nirvana – ‘You Know You’re Right’
    Shonen Knife – ‘Ramen Rock’
    The Horrors – ‘So Now You Know’
    Deltron 3030 – ‘The Return’

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