Dermot's Top 10 Indie Tracks

Here are Dermot's 10 favourite indie tracks.

Sultans of Ping FC - Where's Me Jumper

Guaranteed to thoroughly confuse our listeners when we play it. A Top 10 hit in Ireland. It was basically either this, Johnny Logan or B*witched.

The Strokes - Reptilia

No idea what this is about. But they are so damn hunky.

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Carter USM - Sheriff Fatman

Any song about landlord slums and Klaus Barbie, which you can dance it, truly earned my adoration.

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The Cure - Pictures Of You

Anyone who knows me, knows that any song worth its salt should be at least six mins. And this comes in at seven minutes and twenty four seconds. Job done. And it's about a losing things in a fire, so nice and depressing.

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Supergrass - Caught By The Fuzz

As I have never been arrested, this is the only way I know how it feels like to have your collar felt. Honest Guv. I was just looking after it for a friend.

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The Charlatans - One To Another

This was their biggest single and had the drum loops done by The Chemical Brothers. A match made in indie heaven.

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Blur - The Universal

Despite British Gas doing their best to over use this song, it's still a classic. Not the most danceable. More of a fringe swayer.

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The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Finally released as a single five years after they split up. I met Morrissey on my honeymoon in Italy. His warmth and positivity for our marriage was incredibly touching. (It wasn’t. He said it wouldn’t last)

Manic Street Preachers - You Love Us

I played this at my set at Latitude and at the chorus I faded it down for a crowd singalong. They stared at me blankly and one shouted out “Sorry we don’t know it”. Sometimes I despair of the youth of today.

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The Housemartins - Flag Day

This was their first single, which shook the charts to their foundations – reaching No 124. I tuned in that Sunday night to hear Bruno Brookes do the run-down and was left crestfallen.