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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 27 April 2015


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    Finally, a new album from the people that brought you 'Asylum', the anthem that should have been. ‘Bolts’ finds Not Squares exposing their inner pop sensibilities. In fairness, they illustrate many layers with this striking album. It's pretty clear that ‘Bolts’ will further enhance their reputation, but perhaps more importantly gathering a much larger following.


    What are the chances of a band that are synonymous with that post Grunge 1990s thing Britpop, making an important album in 2015? However long or short the odds might be, Blur may well have delivered us such an album. ‘The Magic Whip’ is as good as anything that they've ever done, and it further enhances their stellar legacy.


    The gangsters of groove, the intergalactic electro pop gladiators; ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 'Le Club'. Le Galaxie have made an album for all to admire. It’s a case of considerable style matched by content; take a bow Le Galaxie...



    Individual, mysterious, and engaging are three words that could describe Si Schroeder's 2006 album 'Coping Mechanisms'. Much like Rollerskate Skinny's 'Horsedrawn Wishes' a decade prior, it doesn't fit with any formula that you've encountered before. 

    Admirers of this wonderful album have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up, which according to rumours isn't too far away. Dan features tracks from 'Coping Mechanisms' as this week's Buried Treasure.


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Monday, April 27

    The Prodigy - 'Voodoo People'
    The Altered Hours - 'Dig Early'
    Satellite Party - 'Wish Upon A Dog Star'
    Ananda Shankar - 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'
    The Cast Of Cheers - 'Marso Sava’
     Whitetown - 'Your Woman'
    Stevie Wonder – ‘Higher Ground’ 
    Le Galaxie - 'Chauffeur Of Love’
    Eurythmics - 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)' 
    The Last Post – ‘The Whole Truth’
    Gemma Hayes - 'Palomino’
    Anna Calvi - 'Desire’
    Buck 65 – ’50 Gallon Drum’
    Public Service Broadcasting – ‘Sputnik’

    Hour 2:

    The Doors - 'Peace Frog'
    Placebo - 'The Bitter End’
    Repeat - 'Your NoOne'
    U2 – ‘Fire’
    Rainy Boy Sleep – ‘Lollipop’
    Blind Melon – ‘No Rain’
    Blur – ‘Ghost Ship’
    Blur – ‘She’s So High’
    Cat Dowling – ‘Somebody Else’
    Mansun – ‘Take It Easy Chicken’
    Fight Like Apes – ‘Pretty Keen On Centrefolds’
    Grimes – ‘Go’
    Smashing Pumpkins – ‘1979’ (New Originals 1799 Remix)
    Not Squares – ‘Hey You’
    Primal Scream – ‘2013’

    Hour 3:

    Primal Scream – ‘Loaded’
    Eccentronic Research Council – ‘Welcome To Valhalla Dale’
    The Beatles – ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
    Easy Star All-Stare - ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)’
    Si Schroeder – ‘Lavendermist’
    Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Sun Is Shining’
    Doldrums – ‘Hotfoot’
    Santigold – ‘You’ll Find A Way’ (Switch & Sinden Remix)
    Pins – ‘Young Girls’
    AC/DC – ‘Thunderstruck’
    New Valley Wolves – ‘Athens’
    The Kills – ‘U.r.a. Fever’
    GodHatesDisco – ‘Uniformitarian Naturalism’
    Mogwai – ‘Hunted By A Freak’
    Books Brass Band - 'Legion Of Boom’
    Lemon Jelly – ‘Experiment Number Six’

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