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    The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - April 22 to 25

    PROTOBABY IN THE RTE 2FM SESSION – MONDAY, APRIL 22



    2013 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Irish band Protobaby. Having signed to independent label FIFA records in January, the first FIFA single/video double A side 'Microchip & Nobody Knows was released March 2nd. 2013 Tour dates confirmed to date will take in the Netherlands, UK and Ireland with loads more to be confirmed soon. Hear the band in session with Dan on The Alternative.

    https://www.facebook.com/Protobaby

     

    SINEAD O’CONNOR – BACK & FORTH – TUESDAY, APRIL 23

    She is without question one of the most remarkable performers that Ireland has ever produced. Her career has been anything but dull, and while opinion has been divided over some of her musical ventures, she can never be accused of sticking to a tried and trusted formula the way some major artists have. Dan will play tracks for various parts of Sinead’s career – collaborations, deviations, and classic.

    http://www.sineadoconnor.com/

    MICHAEL ROTHER’S (NEU!) FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

    For many fans, musicians and critics alike the guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Michael Rother is a key figure of the innovative and singularly influential music scene originating from Germany in the early 1970s. His music has been inspirational for generations of musicians – from David Bowie, Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, DEVO, Sonic Youth, Stereolab, U2, Autechre, Radiohead, Primal Scream, and beyond.

    Michael Rother was a member of Kraftwerk in 1971 and formed the legendary bands NEU! (with Klaus Dinger) and Harmonia (with Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius of Cluster) before releasing nine acclaimed solo albums.

    Michael Rother performs his first concert in Ireland at The Village (Dublin) on Monday, April 29. He will play the endless fast-forward type of music of NEU!, as well as selected tracks by Harmonia and from Rother’s solo works.

    http://www.michaelrother.de/en/

     

    THE XX LIVE AT METROPOLE (LAUSANNE) - THURSDAY, APRIL 25

    The Londoners have had quite a career thus far. They are one of the most celebrated bands of the past number of years following their debut 'XX' album won the 2010 Mercury Music Prize for best British album. Their second album 'Coexist' was released in September, and continued the band’s upward trajectory.

    Recorded and offered by RTS – Couleur 3 (Switzerland) to the Eurosonic Partnership of the EBU.

    http://thexx.info/

    http://www.eurosonic.net/

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, April 22

     

    Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Audacity Of Huge’
    Oasis – ‘Live Forever’
    Local Natives – ‘Mt Washington’
    Tame Impala – ‘Solitude Is Bliss’
    Patrick Kelleher – ‘Smalltown Boy’
    INXS – ‘Need You Tonight’
    Polica (Feat: Justin Vernon) – ‘Tiff’
    Nirvana – ‘Heart-Shaped Box’
    And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘Set Guitars To Kill’
    And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘Gum’
    Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Sun Is Shining’
    Wasps Vs Noise – ‘The Killing Of Celebrity Culture’
    De La Soul – ‘Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)’
    Kurt Vile – ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze’

    Hour 2:

    The Velvet Underground – ‘Venus In Furs’
    Ed Harcourt – ‘She Fell Into My Arms’
    Nick Drake – ‘Northern Sky’
    Tandem Felix – ‘Tell Your Loved Ones’
    Bjork – ‘Human Behaviour’
    Protobaby – ‘Traditions’ (Session)
    Bob Dylan – ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’
    Radiohead – ‘Subterranean Homesick Alien’
    Atoms For Peace – ‘Before Your Very Eyes’
    Solar Bears – ‘A Sky Darkly’
    Ramones – ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’
    Protobaby – ‘Fluorescent’ (Session)
    God Is An Astronaut – ‘Shining Through’
    St Germain – ‘So Flute’

    Hour 3:

    The Jesus & Mary Chain – ‘Just Like Honey’
    Underground Lovers – ‘St Germaine’
    New Order – ‘Ceremony’
    Constant Supply – ‘Pictures Worth Drawing’
    Divinyls – ‘I Touch Myself’
    Protobaby – ‘Enjoy The Silence’ (Session)
    Depeche Mode – ‘The Child Inside’
    Raffertie – ‘Benediction’
    Crystal Fighters – ‘In The Summer’
    Phoenix – ‘Oblique City’
    In Valour – ‘Slow Crunch’
    Protobaby – ‘Questions & Doubts’ (Session)
    This Other Kingdom – ‘Sunlight’
    Battles – ‘Sweetie & Shag’ (The Field Remix)

     

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