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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 9 June 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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    These Dublin noise terrorists have moved to Canada, and have been making headway across the atlantic. Pior to their decamping, they recorded this session for Dan. You have to love the description of their sound: “Blitzkrieg guitars attack the senses from all sides. The pounding, tribal drums puncture the skin. The stacatto, overdriven basslines cajole the ears like a chemical cosh. Layered over this sonic maelstrom are plaintif, haunting vocals.”






    Is there anyone more prolific than Jack White these days? Between The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, a busy solo career, and numerous other ventures, he’s mastered juggling. And still coming out with really strong material. ‘Lazaretto’ doesn’t hold too many surprises, but it doesn’t need to. His second solo album contains such a solid collection of tunes that should translate extremely well live; he’ll be back in Ireland on June 26th.


    You could say that ‘In Flight’ has been three years in the making. It’s the debut album from Daithi, and it’s hugely impressive. He’s developed his sound over the years, and he’s at a point in his career where his music can translate just about anywhere. It’s inventive, it’s crammed with potential Pop anthems, and it’s finally with us!


    After giving us two excellent singles (’Pools’ and ‘Gooey’), Oxford’s Glass Animals bring us their debut album. Cool is a word that keeps popping up when they’re mentioned these days. And cool they might be, but they can also put together some strong tunes, as ‘Zaba’ illustrates. You get the impression that this album will continue to grow and grow on you.



    The Lapse were an American act that came together in 1997. They comprised of Chris Leo (ex-Native nod and brother of Ted Leo) and Toko Yasuda (Enon, ex-Blonde Redhead). The two formed The Lapse after the breakup of their previous band, The Van Pelt. The Lapse had Leo on guitar and Yasuda on bass with both handling vocals.

    Their existence was brief, but they did manage to release two albums; 1998's 'Betrayal!', and the hugely underrated 'Heaven Ain't Happenin', which appeared in 2000. The Lapse formally disbanded in 2001. Dan features  'Heaven Ain't Happenin' as this week's Buried Treasure.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, June 9

    Django Django – ‘Default’
    Jamie XX – ‘Girl’
    MGMT – ‘4th Dimensional Transition’
    Dick Dale & His Deltones – ‘Misirlou’
    Liminanas – ‘Salvation’
    The Hot Sprockets – ‘El Toro’
    Elliott Smith – ‘Ballad Of Big Nothing’
    Glass Animals – ‘Black Mambo’
    Mangomad Vs Stanley Odd – ‘The Numbness’ (Dead Leg Drop Remix)
    Tomas Barfod – ‘Busy baby’
    Cloud Control – ‘Meditation Song #2 (Why Oh Why)’
    Ann Scott – ‘Stripes’
    Jack White – ‘High Ball Stepper’
    Kid Karate – ‘Heart’
    Imani Coppola – ‘I’m A Tree’
    Primal Scream – ‘Relativity’

    Hour 2:

    The Black Keys – ‘Fever’
    House Of Dolls – ‘All I Need’ (Session – 2011)
    Twin Headed Wolf – ‘Shrines & Ceremonies’
    David Gray – ‘Late Night Radio’
    Sabina - 'Toujours’
    The Velvet Underground - 'Sweet Jane'
    The Lapse – ‘H’a’Chi’
    Le Galaxie – ‘Humanise’
    MARRS – ‘Pump Up The Volume’
    Imploded View – ‘Flutter Funk’
    Moby – ‘Body Rock’
    Liam Lynch – ‘United States Of Whatever’
    Bantum – ‘Roll’ (Live At Mabos)

    Hour 3:

    The Charlatans – ‘Over Rising’
    Seahawks (Feat: Tim Burgess) – ‘Look At The Sun’
    Djaikovski (Feat: TK Wonder) – Hell Of A Road’
    House Of Dolls – ‘Murder Machine’ (Session – 2011)
    House Of Dolls – ‘Ills’ (Session – 2011)
    Mark Lanegan Band (Feat: PJ Harvey) - 'Hit The City’
    Mark Lanegan – ‘You Only Live Twice’
    Halfset – ‘Come On Citron!’
    Daithi – ‘Crosshair’
    Bentley Rhythm Ace – ‘Bentley’s Gonna Sort It Out’
    Marika Hackman – ‘Deep Green’
    Jeff Martin – ‘Shuttlecock’
    St. Germain – ‘So Flute’

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