Dublin duo Analogue Wave bring their magic bag of noise to RTE's Studio 8 for a session for Dan this week. Their album 'N.L.G. W.V' mixes all sorts of sounds to create something quite hypnotic; Dub Electro might just work as a loose description. The duo (Andy & Del) call in influences "Everything from Blues to Techno." What they come up with manages to stay outside any particular trend. http://analoguewave.bandcamp.com/
You could call The Pale survivors from a previous golden age of Irish music, but this would only tell part of their story. Their career has spanned more than two decades, and at present they're treating fans to what they call The Pale's 21 Song Salute. Every Monday for 21 weeks, they will make a song available to listen to via soundcloud. Some of these songs have never been heard before, while others are b-sides, radio promo material, flexidiscs, cassettes, and archive Fanning Session tracks. They've supplied an equally fascinating selection of tracks for this week's Five-Track Shuffle. http://www.thepale.ie/wp/
It’s quite likely that David Long’s album ‘Water Has Memory’ won’t feature alongside names like Arcade Fire, Rudimental, and Foals in the numerous end of year album polls. Don’t let that put you off; Long’s debut ranks among the finest domestic albums of the year. After spending the late 1980s and early 1990s as vocalist with Into Paradise, David Long returned with new songs, and a new sound. Hear his session with Dan on The Alternative.
2013 has been a pretty spectacular year for Le Galaxie. After stand-out sets at Longitude and The Electric Picnic, they've grown into an even greater live force. Their latest single 'Lucy Is Here' clocks in at just over two minutes, and is the first indication of what we can expect from their second album. They play their biggest Irish headline show next month at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin. They've also just been confirmed as one of the Irish acts that will play at the Eurosonic Festival in The Netherlands in January. http://www.legalaxie.net/
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Princess are a four-piece from Dublin. The followed the release of their 'Black Cat' EP with their first UK live date, and a performance at Castlepalooza. In their own words, they create "A wide and spacious spectrum of sound. Blending elements of Krautrock, Psychedelic and Noise, their music has a firm grounding in melody and rhythm." They've been compared with acts like Deerhunter, My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr, and Can, which goes a small way in describing the sound that they've created. http://www.breakingtunes.com/princess
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