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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Thursday 5 March 2015


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    Buried Treasure - 'Drift' by The Devlins R.S.A.G's Five-Track Shuffle The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & li



    The French/Cuban duo were one of the big hits of this year's Eurosonic festival. Their debut album, simply titled 'Ibeyi' has captured people's attention too. From niche music blogs to mainstream media outlets, it has received the kind of endorsement that few receive. Dan has highlights of their set on The Alternative. 






    The Canadian-based Dublin band Feather Beds bring us the ‘The Skeletal System’, an impressive journey of textures and sounds. Described in one review as “Completely impossible to ignore”, Feather Beds (based around musician Michael Orange) will gain a great deal of well deserved love for this impressive debut album. 


    It’s been a long time since the words ‘new album’ have been associated with Swervedriver! It’s been 18 years since their last album, and the UK outfit sound reinvigorated and ready for a new chapter in their career. They balance the noise of old with a newer tenderness; these two extremes coexist happily on ‘I Wasn’t Born To Lose You’.


    Here is more proof that Moon Duo are incapable of writing bad tunes! ‘Shadow Of The Sun’ is another tidal wave of psychedelia. The two-piece don’t hang about; their previous two albums appeared in quick succession (‘Mazes’ in 2011, and 2012’s ‘Circles’). They manage to harness the kind of power that acts like Kyuss brought, along with the wild unpredictability of Pink Floyd when they flex their muscles.




    The 1990s is a bit of a blur when it comes to Irish music. Yes there were many successful bands, but most of the truly talented acts never managed to attain the success that they should have. 

    The Devlins spent much of the decade touring throughout the US and Canada, gaining a sizeable following. 'Drift' was their debut, and is one that is always worth revisiting, or perhaps discovering. Dan features 'Drift' as this week's Buried Treasure.




    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Thursday, March 5

    Beastie Boys - 'Fight For Your Right (To Party)'
    Fight Like Apes - 'Crouching Bees’
    Vann Music - 'Boy’
    Underworld - 'Pearls Girl’
    Public Service Broadcasting - 'E.V.A.’
    Cut Chemist - 'A Peak In Time’
    Marxman (feat: Sinead O'Connor) - 'Shop Ahoy'
    Moon Duo - 'Free The Skull’
    At The Drive-In - 'One Armed Scissor'
    O Emperor - 'Trash Club’
    PJ Harvey - 'C’mon Billy’
    PJ Harvey – ‘You Said Something’
    Tool – ‘Rosetta Stoned’

    Hour 2: 

    Radiohead - 'Paranoid Android'
    Meltybrains - 'Donegal'
    Simple Kid - 'Serotonin’
    The Devlins - 'I Knew That'
    Inni-K – ‘Hold Tight’
    Donovan – ‘Season Of The Witch’

    Ibeyi live at the Eurosonic Festival: 
    ‘Chaugo & Yem’
    ‘Better In Tune’

    Stevie Wonder – ‘Superstition’
    Major Lazer & DJ Snake (feat: MØ) – ‘Lean On’
    Santigold – ‘Freak Like Me’
    DJ Shadow – ‘Changeling’

    Hour 3:

    Bush – ‘Letting The Cables Sleep’ (Nightmares On Wax Remix)
    Nightmares On Wax – ‘Ease Jimi’
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)’
    Sister Ghost – ‘Spineless Whisper’
    Other Lives – ‘Reconfiguration’
    Benjamin Booker – ‘Chippewa’
    Therapy? – ‘Still Hurts’
    Mangomad Vs Stanley Odd – ‘The Numbness’ (Dead Leg Drop Mix)
    Ghostpoet – ‘Shedding Skin’
    Feather Beds – ‘Walter’
    Spies – ‘Moosehead’
    Sufjan Stevens – ‘No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross’
    Han SandwicH – ‘Fandango’
    Swervedriver – ‘Everso’

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