Cork-based Elastic Sleep are all things fragile, primal, and ethereal, but this only tells part of what it is that they do. They came to many people’s attention last year with their excellent version of ‘You Only Live Twice’. It’s an unfair burden to say say that 2014 will be a big year for them, but we think that 2014 is going to be a big year for them! Hear them in session with Dan on The Alternative. https://www.facebook.com/elasticsleepband
This week’s prize includes tickets to see Darling at The Academy 2, on Friday, February 7th*. We’ve also thrown in albums from The Strypes, The Rapture, Placebo, Ann Scott, The Clash, Portugal. The Man, and others. The rather easy Question: Darling have a song called? 1. Sail Away 2. Sail Today 3. January Sale Email your name, postal address, & correct answer to firstname.lastname@example.org *You must be over 18 to attend the gig.
M83 - 'Midnight City' Big Deal - 'In Your Car' Arctic Monkeys - 'One For The Road' MØ (Feat: Diplo) – ‘XXX 88’ Wild Beasts - 'Wanderlust’ Depeche Mode - 'Policy Of Truth' Depeche Mode - 'Secret To The End’ The Jezabels - 'The End' Alice In Chains - 'Them Bones' Kid Karate – Two Times’ Saul Williams - 'Black Stacey’ Sleep Thieves - 'Do It The Hard Way' Toy – ‘Fall Out Of Love’ Hour 2: Pulp - 'Do You Remember The First Time?' Bibio - 'Take Off Your Shirt' Steve Liriks – ‘Jungle’ David Bowie - 'Andy Warhol' Toy ...
If you're looking for an example of 'Cult Status', then perhaps Mark Mulcahy is the best of all. He can count Michael Stipe, Thom Yorke, and The Flaming Lips as fans; and Nick Hornby devoted a chapter of his book 31 Songs to him. He joins Dan for some live tunes, and a chat on The Alternative. http://www.mezzotint.com/
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/