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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 28 April 2014

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    PRINCESS IN THE RTE 2FM SESSION



    Princess are a four-piece from Dublin. The followed the release of their debut ‘Black Cat’ EP last year with their first UK live date, and a performance at Castlepalooza. In their own words, they create “A wide and spacious spectrum of sound. Blending elements of Krautrock, Psychedelic and Noise, their music has a firm grounding in melody and rhythm.”

    They’ve been compared with acts like Deerhunter, My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr, and Can, which goes a small way in describing the sound that they’ve created.

    http://www.breakingtunes.com/princess

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK: RODRIGO Y GABRIELA, WE CUT CORNERS, & DAMON ALBARN



    Rodrigo Y Gabriela's career has progressed beyond anyone's expectations; perhaps even theirs! With '9 Dead Alive', they illustrate why they've been embraced on just about every inhabited place on planet earth. The excellent musicianship is complimented by songs that show that this duo is still frowning and developing.

    http://www.rodgab.com/




    A debut album, a second album, a 15th album; the number doesn't matter; they all present a unique challenge. We Cut Corners have blown away any doubts as to whether they could improve upon their impressive debut. 'T H I N K N O T H I N G' shows that the Dublin-based two-piece can balance angst, melody, and imagination, and create tunes with more bite than a 20ft Great White Shark!

    http://www.wecutcorners.net/




    Cultivating a solo career when you're the face of one of the most iconic bands of modern times can't be straightforward. Damon Albarn has shown that there's more to him than Blur with Gorillaz, The Good The Bad & The Queen, Rocket Juice & The Moon, and now with his debut solo album. 'Everyday Robots' is not a Blur album minus the three other members; it's very much Albarn flexing his artistic muscles in a different and impressive fashion.

    http://www.damonalbarnmusic.com/

    BURIED TREASURE – ‘SHOT IN THE LIGHT’ BY ENGINE ALLEY



    Engine Alley were one of the few Irish acts from the late 1980s/early 1990s that actually made an impact outside their native shores. For the all the musical riches that Ireland had at the time, very few had any form of success abroad.

     

     
    'Shot In The Light' was released in 1995, and followed their much-lauded debut 'A Sonic Holiday'. If 'A Sonic Holiday' was the sound of that youthful exuberance that debut albums can sometimes harness, 'Shot In The Light' captures the band in their prime. It earned them much praise, but nowhere near as much as it should have. Calling it a master stroke is not false praise.


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Engine-Alley/145163145536814?fref=ts

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Monday, April 28



    Jake Bugg – ‘Lightening Bolt’
    Royal Blood - 'Come On Over’
    Jeff Buckley - 'Eternal Life'
    The Altered Hours - 'Dig Early’
    FreezerRoom - 'Temptation'
    Gang Of Four – ‘Natural’s Not In It’
    Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 'Fram’
    Toots & The Maytals – ‘54 – 46, That's My Number'
    2:54 – ‘Scarlet’
    The Happy Mondays - 'Bob's Yer Uncle'
    Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin’
    UNKLE - 'Eye For An Eye'
    Will De Burca - 'Big Picture’
    Toy – ‘Fall Out Of Love’

    Hour 2:

    Cloud Control - 'Meditation Song #2 (Why Oh Why)’
    The Jezabels - 'All You Need’
    M83 - 'Highway Of Endless Dreams'
    Butterfly Explosion - 'Run’
    Edwin Starr – ‘War’
    Veruca Salt – ‘Volcano Girl’
    Lyttet - 'Forever Those Days'
    Princess - 'And Leaving’ (Session)
    Prince - 'Batdance'
    Bantum (Feat: Margie Lewis) – ‘Fedora’
    I Have A Tribe – ‘Yellow Raincoats’
    Engine Alley – ‘Innocent’
    Justice – ‘Audio, Video, Disco’

    Hour 3:

    Justice Vs Simian – ‘We Are Your Friends’
    Damon Albarn – ‘Everyday Robots’
    Princess – ‘And Leaving’ (Session)
    Broken Bells - 'The Remains Of Rock N Roll’
    The Shins – ‘Turn On Me’
    We Cut Corners – ‘Hunger’
    Sinead O’Connor – ‘Just Like U Said It Would B’
    Princess – ‘Molly’ (Session)
    Crystal Fighters – ‘Xtatic Truth’
    Jan Hammer – ‘Crockett’s Theme’
    Sleep Thieves – ‘Love Is A Stranger’
    Ghostpoet – ‘Run Run Run’
    Family Of The Tear – ‘The Stairs’
    Kurt Vile – ‘Goldtone’

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