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    THE INSPIRAL CARPETS' FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE

    They’re another 1990s band that reformed over the past number of years. Inspiral Carpets were one of the biggest of the ‘Baggy’ bands that were part of the ‘Madchester’ movement. Between 1989 and 1995, the band notched up 15 hits and four Top 20 albums before disbanding.





    In 2003, they re-formed and have been playing sporadically ever since. They've just made their 'Dung 4' album available. This was originally released as a mail-order cassette in 1989. This week's Five-Track Shuffle is a collective collaboration between all five members.

    http://www.inspiralcarpets.com/


     

     

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK: BOB MOULD, SLEEP THIEVES, & THE NORTHERN DRONES

     



    He's been in seminal acts like Husker Du and Sugar, and his solo career has brought us some special music too. Bob Mould's latest album 'Beauty & Ruin' may just be his best. Considering what he has released over the years, that's quite something.

    http://bobmould.com/




    There's always a danger that any band can get it wrong in their second album, especially when their debut was so good. Should we have ever heals doubts about Sleep Thieves? Certainly not! 'You Want The Night' is a brilliant collage of sounds; one which will serve them well in 2014 and beyond. There's no doubt that this is a contender for Irish album of the year.

    http://www.sleepthieves.net/ 




    The Northern Drones have been knocking out albums at a rate that is hard to keep up with. Do they know something we don't know? Is the apocalypse around the corner? On the menu is a wall of guitar noise drenched in psychedelic. 'Psychic Waves' may not win them an Oscar, but it's an album that you should certainly take note of, and enjoy.

    http://www.thenortherndrones.com/

    BURIED TREASURE - 'KINGDOM OF GHOSTS' BY HUMANZI

     

    The Dublin band had relocated to Berlin to record this album. Their debut album ‘Tremors’ had received a lot of attention, but they’d parted company with their Record label. ‘Kingdom Of Ghosts’ is the sound of a band with a point to prove. To say that they succeeded in proving that point would be an understatement!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/humanzi/24077561823

     

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, June 18

     

    Chvrches – ‘We Sink’
    The Prodigy – ‘Invaders Must Die’
    Jape (Feat: Conor O'Brien) - 'Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon’
    The Wytches – ‘Wire Frame Mattress’
    Steve Mason – ‘Fight Them Back’
    And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘A Little Bit Of Solidarity Goes A Long Way’
    The Black Keys – ’10 Lovers’
    Angel Haze – ‘Deep Sea Diver’
    Scroobius Pip – ‘The Struggle’
    The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Friendly Society’

    Hour 2:

    The Joy Formidable - 'A Heavy Abacus'
    Elastic Sleep - 'Leave You’
    The Frames - 'Evergreen’
    Glen Hansard (with Eddie Vedder & Jake Clemons) – ‘Drive All Night’
    Juliana Barwick - 'One Half’
    Solar Bears – ‘Interzone’
    Hurricane #1 – ‘Step Into My World’ (Perfecto Mix)
    Jerry Fish – ‘Barefoot & Free’ (Darkin Remix)
    Buck 65 – ‘Zombie Delight’
    Aquaalta – ‘Lover Lover Lover’
    The Northern Drones – ‘Sunstroke’

    Hour 3:

    Damian Jr Gong Marley – ‘Welcome To Jamrock’
    Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Exodus’
    Sleep Thieves – ‘Tusk’

    The Inspiral Carpets’ Five-Track Shuffle:
    The Afghan Whigs – ‘Matamoros’ 
    The Black Keys – ‘Weight Of Love’
    Depeche Mode – ‘Never Let Me Down Again’
    The Doors – ‘Touch Me’
    Jungle - 'Busy Earnin'


    The Inspiral Carpets – ‘Caravan’
    Humanzi – ‘Just Like Bukowski’
    Bob Mould – ‘Fix It’
    Godspeed You Black Emperor – ‘Mladic’

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