The Alternative with Dan Hegarty, 10.00pm, RTÉ 2fm

Tonight Dan Hegarty interviews Australian duo Jagwar Ma. Also, Ricky Warwick from the Black Star Riders picks his five fave tracks in the Five-Track Shuffle.

Dan had a chat with Australian duo Jagwar Ma when they were in Dublin opening for The XX last month. Their debut album Howlin is one of the most intriguing albums of 2013, mixing vintage Pop and less familiar left of centre influences.

Black Star Riders formed in late 2012, when members of the most recent line-up of Thin Lizzy decided to record new material, but chose not to release it under the Thin Lizzy name. While Thin Lizzy will continue on an occasional basis, Black Star Riders will be a full-time band, described as “the next step in the evolution of the Thin Lizzy story”. The band’s first album, All Hell Breaks Loose, was released in May.