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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Thursday 25 April 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe.


    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.




    Solar Bears are back with their second album ‘Supermigration’, the long awaited follow-up to 2010's ‘She Was Coloured In’. If you were into the debut, ‘Supermigration’ will put a semi-permanent smile on your face! To launch the album, they make a rare live appearance at The Button Factory on Friday, April 26 with a full live band.

    Phoenix have been building their following over the past few years, converting the masses to their kind of alt-pop. ‘Bankrupt!’ doesn’t stray too far from what they’ve been bring us to-date. They’ll be one of the acts that visit Ireland for the Longitude festival in July.

    Australian outfit Underground Lovers have a new album called ‘Weekend’. If you’re familiar with their (rather excellent) back catalogue, you’ll love this. If you’re not, then prepare yourself to be impressed... Think New Order meets My Bloody Valentine meets Curve, and you’ll have an idea of where Underground Lovers are coming from.




    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, April 25


    Jane’s Addiction – ‘Been Caught Stealing’
    Will De Burca – ‘They Gave Us Rock’
    The Rapture – ‘House Of Jealous Lovers’
    The Rapture – ‘Get Myself Into It’
    Wasps Vs Noise – ‘The Killing Of Celebrity Culture’
    Chris Geddes & Hush Puppy – ‘2002 – A Hit Song’
    Rolling Stones – ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’
    Polica (Feat: Justin Vernon) – ‘Tiff’
    The Stone Roses – ‘Elephant Stone’
    Yppah – ‘Gumball Machine Weekend’
    Charli XCX – ‘You (Ha ha Ha)’
    That Petrol Emotion – ‘Sensitize’
    Nanu Nanu – ‘Pocket of Gold’
    Mineral – ‘Atoms’

    Hour 2:

    The Avalanches – ‘Frontier Psychiatrist’
    Ghostpoet – ‘Meltdown’
    David Bowie – ‘Andy Warhol’
    Bantum (Feat: Benni Johnston) – ‘No More’
    Supergrass – ‘Richard III’
    Phoenix – ‘Entertainment’
    Lir – ‘Skywalker’
    Nick Drake – ‘Time Of No Reply’
    Bombino – ‘Zigzan’
    Massive Attack (Feat: Horace Andy) – ‘Hymn Of The Big Wheel’
    Young Wonder – ‘Electrified’
    Cathy Davey – ‘Mr Kill’
    Marika Hackman – ‘Bath Is Black’
    Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Drown’

    Hour 3:

    Talking Heads – ‘Road To Nowhere’
    !!! – ‘One Girl/One Boy’
    The Doors – ‘Touch Me’
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’
    Underground Lovers – ‘In Silhouettes’
    Eels – ‘Novocaine For The Soul’
    Clinic – ‘Cosmic Radiation’

    The XX live at Metropole (Lausanne)
    ‘Swept Away’

    Solar Bears – ‘Rainbow Collision’
    The Orb – ‘Toxygene’
    Sigur Ros – ‘Isjaki’
    Madu – ‘Finding My Own Way’
    R.S.A.G. – ‘This Winding Sheet’


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