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    GHOSTPOET LIVE AT THE REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL



    He's released two fine album in as many years, and he's racked up quite a lot of mileage while promoting them. Ghostpoet is one of those artists that you get the impression can have a very long career if he wants. Catch the UK vocalist in excellent live form from the Reeperbahn festival on The Alternative with Dan.

    http://www.ghostpoet.co.uk/

    Recorded by NDR, North German Radio for Eurosonic at Mojo Club, Hamburg as part of the Reeperbahn festival on September 26, 2013.

    http://www.reeperbahnfestival.com/en/

     

    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) – Thursday, May 1

     

    Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Rocket’
    Nanu Nanu (Feat: Steve Liriks) – ‘The Drop’
    Sneaker Pimps – ‘Spin Spin Sugar’
    Jerry Fish (Feat: R.S.A.G.) – ‘Barefoot & Free’
    Courtney Love – ‘You Know My Name’
    Mastodon – ‘Curl Of The Burl’
    New Valley Wolves – ‘Shake Your Bones’
    The Prodigy – ‘Poison’
    Soak – ‘Blud’
    Engine Alley – ‘I Spy’
    THEESatisfaction – ‘Queens’
    Shit Robot – ‘Do That Dance’
    Interpol – ‘NTC’
    Cian Nugent & The Cosmos – ‘Double Horse’


    Hour 2:

    Metric – ‘Gimme Sympathy’
    Tiny Magnetic Pets – ‘We Shine’
    Local Natives –  ‘Wide Eyes’
    Floex (Feat: Feat: Never Sol) – ‘Gone’
    Beck – ‘Nobody’s Fault But My Own’
    Petite Noir – ‘Noirse’
    Imploded View – ‘Thursday at 7’
    The Orb – ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’
    Damon Albarn – ‘Hollow Ponds’
    Gorillaz – ‘Clint Eastwood’
    Giveamanakick – ‘Spring Break’
    Steve Liriks – ‘Designer Shoes’
    NWA – ‘Straight Outta Compton’
    MGMT – ‘Siberian Breaks’

    Hour 3:

    Beck – ‘Blue Moon’
    Sebastian Tellier – ‘La Ritournelle’
    We Cut Corners – ‘Mammals’

    Ghostpoet live from the Reeperbahn Festival:
    ‘Survive It’
    ‘Liiines’
    ‘Cash & Carry Me Home’

    The Stone Roses – ‘One Love’
    FreezerRoom – ‘Temptation’
    Whipping Boy – ‘Twinkle’
    Rodrigo Y Gabriela – ‘The Soundmaker’
    Mono Town – ‘Peacemaker’
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)

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