Reggae, Dub, R 'N' B, Jazz, Funk, Electro, Blues; Fat Freddy's Drop combine more styles than most bands have even heard of! The collective from Wellington, New Zealand made their way to the 2014 Paleo festival to deliver one of their unique and infectious live sets. Dan will bring you the best bits from the Kiwis set on The Alternative.
Recorded by RTS (Switzerland) at the Paleo festival in July 2014.
Fight Like Apes mark their ninth year together with what is their best album. 'Fight Like Apes' comes with all the quirkiness that you'd hope for, but it's an album that has all the energy of a FLA live show.
On this their third album, their ever impressive song writing is matched by the band's uncanny ability to keep you guessing whether it an all-out tempo-charged assault, or an offbeat ballad that awaits you next.
Could ‘Rachet’ be the most anticipated album of 2015 so far? It may well lay claim to this distinction. Urban pop is a description that has been thrown Shamir’s way recently, but listening to ‘Rachet’, Bailey’s ability and artistic interest travels a lot farther than this. There’s a hefty scent of 80s pop here too, which helps some of the tracks sound more familiar than they may well be.
It should come a no shock that Young Wonder’s ‘Birth’ is one of the best debut albums that you’ll likely hear for quite some time. The Cork two-piece has been giving us quality tunes for ages, but this 12-track album gives you a full picture of how good this Cork duo really is.
More than two decades before Craig Walker co-wrote that anthem ‘Fade Out Lines’ (The Avener feat: Phoeber Killdeer), his band Power Of Dreams relocated to Londo to record what was to be their second album.
‘2 Hell With Common Sense’ was released in 1992 to much fanfare, and included live favourites ‘Rain Down’ and ‘There I Go Again’. Released in the middle of what was known as the ‘Grunge’ invasion and the pyschedelic and shoegaze music of the day, it got lost. A true shame too, as it deserved much more acclaim and commercial reward than it received. Dan features tracks from this lost beauty on The Alternative this week.
The Hives – ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’
Wolf Alice - 'Bros'
Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Geek USA’
Noir Noir – ‘Claustrophobic Love’
Shamir – ‘Call It Off’
Thunderball - 'The Road To Benares'
Fatboy Slim - 'Sunset (Bird of Prey)'
GEM_DOS - 'Mags D’Allen’
Sisters – ‘February’
The Kinks – ‘Dedicated Follower Of Fashion’
Ash – ‘Hedonism’
Jiggy – ‘Reeling’
The Cure – ‘Lullaby’
DJ Mek (feat: Ri-Ra) – Maybe Tomorrow’
Villagers – ‘The Waves’ (Jape Remix)
Villagers – ‘Everything I Am Is Yours’
Le Galaxie – ‘Put The Chain On’
Def Leppard – ‘Let’s Get Rocked’
God Is An Astronaut – ‘Signal Rays’
Aftercare – ‘Auburn Breeze’
Caribou – ‘Our Love’
I’m Your Vinyl – ‘Erase It’
Saul Williams – ‘Talk To Strangers’
Young Wonder – ‘St Verena’
Kate Tempest – ‘A Hammer’
Power Of Dreams – ‘Understand’
Kid Wave – ‘Honey’
Hookworms – ‘Away/Towards’
Faith No More – ‘We Care A Lot’
Faith No More - 'A Small Victory'
Sex Pistols – ‘God Save The Queen’
Fight Like Apes – ‘Pop Itch’
The Beach Boys – ‘Surfin USA’
Silences – ‘The Sea’
King Krule – ‘Ocean Bed’
The Strypes – ‘Kick Out The Jams’
MC5 – ‘I Can Only Give You Everything’
Placebo - 'Nancy Boy’
Alpinestars (feat: Brian Molko) - 'Modern Kids'
Little Xs For Eyes – ‘Phantom Wings’
Fat Freddy’s Drop – ‘Ernie’ (Live at the Paleo festival)
Presenter: Dan Hegarty