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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Thursday 24 April 2014

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    WE CUT CORNERS INTERVIEW



    John and Conall from We Cut Corners will be chatting to Dan about their new album ‘Think Nothing’. The duo’s second album is out tomorrow, and they will be on tour to promote it.
    The dates are:

    April 25 - Galway, Roisin Dubh 
    April  26 - Cork, Crane Lane 
    May  2 - Limerick, Cobblestone Joe's 
    May 3 -  Belfast, Voodoo (Thin Air gig)
    May 9 - Dublin, The Button Factory  
    May 16 - Dundalk The Spirit Store
    May 24 – Kilkenny, Set Theatre

    http://www.wecutcorners.net/


    CODY CHESNUTT LIVE AT THE ANTIGEL FESTIVAL



    Call his music Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, or even Rock; either way Cody ChesnuTT’s music grabs your attention. With an extraordinary vocal ability, ChesnuTT’s career hasn’t travelled a conventional path. He first gained attention in the late 1990s, but it wasn’t until 2002 that his debut album ‘The Headphone Masterpiece’ arrived. 2012 say the release of his second album ‘Landing On A Hundred’, for which he toured, and played some inspired live performances. His set at the Antigel festival was one of the highlights; Dan has the best bits from this on The Alternative.

    Recorded by Eurosonic at the Antigel festival in Geneva in February 2014.

    http://www.cchesnutt.com/

    http://www.antigel.ch/

    http://www.eurosonic.net/

     

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK: LITTLE MATADOR, SMOKE FAIRIES, & VERSIVES


    Little Matador are one part Snow Patrol, one part LaFaro, with former members of Turn and The Frames in there too. Their debut self-titled album is straight up Rock with some clever twists. It has a big sound that demands to be listened to at high volume!

    http://www.littlematadorband.com/




    Smoke Fairies have led a curious existence; championed by many but never quite cracking what we call the mainstream. 'Smoke Fairies' may just be the album to change that. Like Lucius' wonderful 'Wildewoman', they've made an album that's sometimes enchanting, always engaging, and in every way memorable.

    http://www.smokefairies.com/




    Versives have been threatening to make an excellent album for quite some time. April of 2014 is when the Cork band delivered on this with 'Prussian Blushes'. Call it Alt Pop if you like; this is going to impress anyone that has the pleasure of hearing it.

    http://www.versives.com

    BURIED TREASURE: ‘THE SPY’ BY MONOPHONA

     



    'The Spy' by Luxembourg's Monophona is the sound of what happens when acoustic music meets electronic, analogue meets digital. The duo come from different worlds, but manage to bring us this wonderful selection of tracks. As you might guest, it is haunting and ethereal at times, but it's much more than that. Dan highlights this album as this week's Buried Treasure.

    http://www.monophona.com/

     

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Thursday, April 24

     

    The War On Drugs - 'Red Eyes’
    Rage Against The Machine - 'Bulls On Parade'
    Hollowbelly - 'Shotgun'
    Stiff Little Fingers – ‘Alternative Ulster’
    Le Galaxie – ‘Lucy Is Here’
    Justice - 'Genesis'
    Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – ‘White Lines (Don’t Do It)’
    The Liminanas - 'Salvation’
    The Minutes - 'Supernatural’
    Afro Celt Sound System (Feat: Sinead O’Connor) – ‘Release’
    Wasps Vs Noise - 'Karaoke Queen'
    U2 - 'Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car' 
    Slowplacelikehome - 'She Comes In Colour Stereo’
    Mineral – ‘Atoms’

    Hour 2:

    The Stone Roses – ‘Fools Gold’
    Little Matador – ‘Liar Liar’
    We Cut Corners – ‘Blue’
    We Cut Corners interview
    We Cut Corners – ‘This Is Then’
    We Cut Corners – ‘Blue’ (Daithi Remix)
    Simple Kid - 'Serotonin’
    The Beatles – ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
    Easy Star All Stars (Feat: Steel Pulse) – ‘Good Morning Good Morning’
    Smoke Fairies – ‘Misty Version’
    Autumn Owls – ‘Spider’
    Lucius – ‘Nothing Ordinary’
    Peter Bjorn & John – ‘Up Against The Wall’

    Hour 3:

    CJ Bolland – ‘Sugar Is Sweeter’
    Vann Music - 'Tina’
    Monophona – ‘Humming’
    Beck – ‘Girl’
    Versives – ‘Just Once’
    The Separate (Feat: Mark Lanegan) – ‘Close To Me’
    The Verve – ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’

    Cody ChesnuTT live at the Antigel Festival:
    ‘Don’t Want To Go The Other Way’
    ‘I’ve Been Life’

    Kitty Daisy & Lewis - '(Baby) Hold Me Tight'
    Brian Deady – ‘Sun Up’
    The Temptations - 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone'

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