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    NATHAN CONNOLLY'S (LITTLE MATADOR/SNOW PATROL) FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE



    Consisting of members of Snow Patrol, LaFaro, and a former Frame(s), and an ex-Turn and Idlewild member; Little Matador have all the credentials to make one hell of a band. Does it all come together and achieve this? Yes, it does! They released their debut self-titled album earlier this month, so it wouldn't have seemed right for us not to ask them to put together a Five-Track Shuffle. Thankfully, Nathan happily obliged.

     

    http://www.littlematadorband.co.uk/


     

    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) - Wednesday, April 30



    Orbital - 'Chime'
    Will De Burca - 'They Gave Us Rock
    C2C - 'Down The Road'
    Jape - 'Floating'
    Elaine Mai - 'Known Unknown'
    The Kinks - 'Dedicated Follower Of Fashion'
    The Altered Hours - 'Dig Early'
    Tone Loc - 'Wild Thing'
    Kasabian – ‘Eez-Eh’
    SlowPlaceLikeHome - 'She Comes In Colour Stereo’
    Yppah (Feat: Anomie Belle) - 'Film Burn'
    My Bloody Valentine - 'Soon'
    Sabina – ‘I Won’t Let You Break Me’
    Primal Scream – ‘2013’


    Hour 2:

    Pixies - 'Greens & Blues'
    The Golden Horde - '100 Boys'
    Kate's Party - 'Picture Me’
    Jack White - 'High Ball Stepper’
    Rodrigo Y Gabriela – ‘The Russian Messenger’
    Herbie Hancock - 'Rockit'
    Massive Attack - 'Rush Minute’
    Horace Andy - 'Back Against The Wall’
    The National – ‘Terrible Love’
    The Devlins – ‘Every Time You Go’
    The Invisible – ‘Utopia’
    Marissa Nadler – ‘Drive’
    Somadrone – ‘Visitor’

    Hour 3:

    Jagwar Ma – ‘The Throw’
    Ships - 'None Of It Real’
    Ride - 'Leave Them All Behind'
    Damon Albarn – ‘Lonely Press Play’
    Ulrich Schnauss – ‘Stars’
    Engine Alley – ‘The last One’

    Nathan Connolly’s (Little Matador) Five-Track Shuffle:
    Wild Beasts – ‘Wanderlust’
    Courtney Barnett – ‘History Eraser’
    Band of Skulls – ‘Nightmares’
    The War on Drugs – ‘Red Eyes’
    Royal Blood – ‘Out Of The Black’

    Little Matador – ‘This Crooked Wood’
    We Cut Corners – ‘YKK’
    Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – ‘The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel’

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