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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 16 April 2014


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    Soak is one of those artists that you get the impression is going to have a long, long career. Heralded for her debut 'Sea Creatures' EP, she's just released a new EP called 'Blud'. This shows an even richer talent than what she showcased a number of years ago. What next? Who knows! For now, she's supplied the tracks for this week's Five-Track Shuffle.





    ‘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) - Wednesday, April 16


    The Dandy Warhols - 'Godless'
    Royal Blood - 'Little Monster'
    Marilyn Manson - 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)'
    Elastic Sleep - 'Deep & Blue'
    Led Zeppelin - 'Good Times Bad Times'/'Communication Breakdown' (Live in Paris - 1969)
    The Streets - 'Let's Push Things Forward'
    We Cut Corners – ‘Blue’ (Daithi Remix)
    Djaikovski (Feat: Ghetto Priest & MC Wasp) – ‘Lion’s Den’
    Kodakid - 'Outta Sight' (Kantor Tzar Collectif Remix)
    Tiny Magnetic Pets – ‘Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye’
    Jack White & Alicia Keys - 'Another Way To Die'
    Jack White - 'High Ball Stepper'
    Justice – ‘Audio, Video, Disco’

    Hour 2:

    Atoms For Peace – ‘Default’
    Echogram – ‘Weakness’
    Depeche Mode – ‘I Feel You’
    Gesaffelatein - 'Trans’
    Courtney Barnett - 'Avant Gardener'
    The Altered Hours - 'Dig Early’
    The La’s – ‘I Can’t Sleep’
    Bouts – ‘She Drives Me Crazy’
    The Legendary Tigerman (Feat: Peaches) – ‘She’s A Hellcat’
    Molly – ‘Oublie Ca’
    AC/DC – ‘T.N.T.’
    Sohn – ‘Veto’
    The Prodigy (Feat: Crispian Mills) – ‘Narayan’

    Hour 3:

    Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Seraphim’
    Jenn Grant (Feat: Buck 65) - 'Spades'
    Buck 65 (Feat: Jenn Grant) - 'Paper Airplane’
    The Afghan Whigs – ‘Can Rova’
    Joan As Police Woman – ‘Holy City’
    Jeff Buckley – ‘Last Goodbye’
    The Shades – ‘Shine On’

    Soak’s Five-Track Shuffle:
    Bon Iver – ‘For Emma’
    Pink Floyd – ‘Fearless’
    Villagers – ‘Awayland’
    Chvrches – ‘Night Sky’
    Foals – ‘Red Sock Pugie’

    Soak – ‘Blud’
    De la Soul – ‘Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)’
    Lethal Dialect – ‘The International’

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