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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 15 April 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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    ‘Tremors’ is one of those albums that is almost guaranteed to be in the higher reaches of the numerous 2014 year-end Album Polls. What exactly Sohn has done right here is hard to put into words, but almost everything wouldn’t be too much of an exaggeration. Fans of James Blake, Jeff Buckley, and Lali Puna, ‘Tremors’ is for you.


    Le Galaxie covering ‘Fade’ To Grey’, Crayonsmith navigating his way through Lykke Li’s ‘I Follow Rivers’, Sleep Thieves tackling ‘Love Is A Stranger’, Kate’s Party doing No Doubt’s ‘Just A Girl’... Ladies and gentlemen it’s the 2014 Record Store Gay album, and it’s magic!


    The Afghan Whigs could have quite easily remained in the shadows and left their cult status as it is, but they’ve opted to come out of the shadows and record what might just be their best album. ‘Do To The Beast’ shows no signs of a band that haven’t released an album in over a decade; more a confidence and hunger that you’d expect to hear from a band launching themselves into their debut album.



    'Explosive' is one of those phenomenally good albums that somehow managed to slip by without enough people ever getting to hear it. Released in 2004, you couldn't help but notice that this was a special album; fragile beauty, infectious grooves, and a mixture of influences that worked wonderfully together. If it appeared today, fans of The XX, and Darkside would consume it with considerable vigour.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Tuesday, April 15


    MØ – ‘Pilgrim’
    Codes - 'Astraea’
    Austra - 'Lose It'
    Ash - 'Uncle Pat'
    Soak - 'The Mother We Share'
    Le Galaxie - 'Fade To Grey'
    Julian Casablancas - '11th Dimension’
    Primal Scream - '2013'
    Wasps Vs Noise - 'Karaoke Queen'
    Grouse - 'Casanova' (Grouse Rework)
    The Avalanches - 'Frontier Psychiatrist'
    Villagers – ‘The Waves’ (Jape Remix)

    Hour 2:

    Elastica - 'Connection'
    Foals - 'Inhaler'
    Monkey - 'Whisper'
    The Afghan Whigs – ‘Royal Cream’
    The Brothers Movement – ‘Standing Still’
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 'Push The Sky Away’ (Live)
    Chet Faker – ‘Talk Is Cheap’
    R.E.M. – ‘Strange Currencies’
    R.E.M. – ‘You’
    Nirvana – ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ (Unplugged In New York)
    Slow Riot – ‘Demons’
    Yppah (Feat: Anomie Belle) – ‘Soon Enough’
    Adrian Crowley – ‘These Icy Waters’
    Sigur Ros – ‘Festival’

    Hour 3:

    Beck – ‘Blue Moon’
    The Shades – ‘Tripping Tune’
    Lucius – ‘Monsters’
    Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse (Feat: Suzanne Vega) – ‘The Man Who Played God’
    Sharon Van Etten - 'Taking Chances’
    Power Of Dreams – ‘There I Go Again’

    Neneh Cherry – Back & Forth:
    Neneh Cherry – ‘Buffalo Stance’
    Neneh Cherry – ‘Blank Project’
    Neneh Cherry & Youssou Ndour – Seven Seconds’
    1 Giant Leap (Feat: Speech & Neneh Cherry) – ‘Braided Hair’
    Neneh Cherry – ‘Manchild’

    Julia Holter – ‘This Is Ekstasis’

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