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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 6 August 2014


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    Dublin electro-pop trio Swords have been compared to Nintendos, Radiohead and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They released their excellent debut album ‘Lions & Gold’ last years, and followed that with some well received live shows, one of which was at the 2013 Electric Picnic. This week’s Five-Track Shuffle comes to us from the three members of Swords.






    Often compared to Primal Scream, Delakota were a band that shone brightly and briefly. Their one and only album was aptly titled ‘One Love’. It’s a pity how this has slipped to the outer reaches of music’s stratosphere. This week, Dan revisits this hugely underrated album.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, August 6

    Justice – ‘Civilization’
    Bantum (Feat: Eimear O’Donovan) – ‘Oh My Days’
    Jack White – ‘Lazaretto’
    Veruca Salt – ‘Seether’
    Ships – ‘None Of It Real’
    Beastie Boys (Feat: Santigold) – ‘Don’t Play No Game That I can’t Win’
    Beastie Boys – ‘Root Down’
    The Casanova Wave (Feat: Biggles Flies Again) – ‘New Sensation’
    Interpol – ‘Evil’
    The Altered Hours – ‘Dig Early’
    Liminanas – ‘Salvation’
    The Velvet Underground & Nico – ‘Venus In Furs’
    Elastic Sleep – ‘I Found Love’
    Primal Scream – ‘2013’

    Hour 2:

    The National – ‘Terrible Love’
    Cloud Castle Lake – ‘Sync’
    Jeff Buckley – ‘Mojo Pin’
    Jeff Buckley – ‘Eternal Life’
    The Meters – ‘Little Old Money Maker’
    Kate Tempest – ‘To The Victor The Spoils’
    SlowPlaceLikeHome – ‘Set Fire To The Stars’

    Swords’ Five-Track Shuffle:
    The Beatles – ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’
    Massive Attack – ‘Teardrop’
    Villagers – ‘The Waves’
    Crystal Castles – ‘Untrust Us’
    Radiohead – ‘Climbing Up The Walls’

    Ulrich Schnauss – ‘Molfsee’

    Hour 3:

    CSS – ‘Let’s Make Love (And Listen To Death From Above)’
    Death From Above 1979 – ‘Trainwreck 1979’
    Delakota – ‘C’mon Cincinnati’
    Swords – ‘Hips’
    Yppah – ‘The Moon Scene 7’
    Delorentos – ‘Right To Know’
    The Datsuns – ‘Caught In The Silver’
    AC/DC – ‘Highway To Hell’
    Alien Envoy – ‘Nothing Left Do But To Dance’
    The Fat Lady Sings – ‘Arclight’
    Ryan Adams – ‘Gimme Something Good’
    Buck 65 (Feat: Gord Downie) – ‘Whispers On The Waves’
    alt-J – ‘Tesselate’
    Tablets – ‘Sleeping’
    Tablets – ‘All That Fall’

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