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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 25 June 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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


    He's the voice behind 'Television The Drug Of The Nation' (the track that U2 helped to make famous as the intro to their Zoo TV tour). Michael Franti's career has had many twists and turns; from the early days of The Beatnigs, to Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy, through to Spearhead. Dan will select parts of his musical path, and play tracks from the old days right through to the present day.




    Halves follow-up their stunning 2010 debut album 'It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever)' with ‘Boa Howl’. The album is out on July 5th, and they embark on a nationwide tour the following day. ‘Boa Howl’ is a beautiful album that showcases a band that are fast becoming masters of their craft.

    If 2008’s ‘Beat Pyramid’ is These New Puritans’ yin, then 2013’s ‘Field Of Reeds’ is definitely their yang. If anything, this new album shows just how versatile TNP are. They’ve always existed outside of whatever trend is going on, and ‘Field Of Reeds’ sees them continue this in striking fashion.

    O Emperor are a band that have reference points that spread far and wide. From Radiohead to The Beatles, through to The Flaming Lips and The Byrds; they’re sound has steadily built and matured over the years. 'Vitreous' their latest album finds them in fine form, changing direction, but rarely leaving you in any doubt that they are a full control of their upward trajectory.





    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Tuesday, June 25

    Foo Fighters – ‘Learn To Fly’
    Friendly Fires - 'Paris'
    Nanu Nanu - 'The Drop’
    U2 - 'Discotheque'
    Delorentos – ‘Petardu’
    Beck - 'Devil's Haircut'
    Mangomad Vs Stanley Odd - 'The Numbness' (Dead Leg Drop Remix)
    Big Deal – ‘Pristine’
    Inner Circle – ‘Bad Boys’
    Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Audacity Of Huge’
    Arctic Monkeys - 'Do I Wanna Know?’
    The Strypes – ’29 Ways’ (Live at Other Voices)
    Power Of Dreams - 'Stay’
    School Of Seven Bells – ‘Put Your Sad Down’

    Hour 2:

    LCD Soundsystem – ‘North American Scum’
    Samaris - 'Goda Tungl’
    The Verve - 'Bittersweet Symphony'
    Atoms For Peace - 'Reverse Running’
    The Holy Roman Army - 'The Nightfallers’
    These New Puritans – ‘The Light In Your Name’
    Alice In Chains – ‘Down In A Hole’
    Alice In Chains – ‘Stone’
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Y Control’
    Elastic Sheep – ‘Anywhere’
    Mineral - 'Atoms’

    Hour 3:

    Whipping Boy – ‘When We Were Young’
    E.S.G. – ‘Dance’
    Tieranniesaur – ‘The Changeling’
    O Emperor – ‘Minuet’
    Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Punky Reggae Party’
    Hot Chip – ‘Dark & Stormy’
    Speech Debelle – ‘Better Days’

    Michael Franti – Back & Forth:
    Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy – ‘Television The Drug Of The Nation’
    Michael Franti & Spearhead – ‘The Sound Of Sunshine’
    The Beatnigs – ‘Malcolm X’
    Michael Franti & Spearhead – ‘Yell Fire’
    Spearhead – ‘People In Tha Middle’

    Halves – ‘Slow Drawl Moon (For David)’
    Kraftwerk – ‘Neon Lights’


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