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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 26 June 2013


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    HALVES INTERVIEW & CRAIG WALKER'S (MINERAL) FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music


    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.





    Details of this week’s competition are as follows...

    We have two sets of (identical) prizes that include: Albums by Lisa Hannigan, and Megadeth, plus a pair of tickets to the Indiependence festival on August 2nd to 4th (Under 18s must be accompanied by someone over 25 years of age).

    The Question: The 2013 Indiependence festival takes place in what county in Ireland?

    Email your name, postal address, & correct answer to dan@rte.ie

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, June 26


    The White Stripes – ‘Seven Nation Army’
    Andrew Stockdale – ‘Long Way To Go’
    Ben Folds - 'Rockin' The Suburbs'
    Jonny Rep – ‘Waiting Room’
    Major Lazer (Feat: Mr Lexxx & Santigold) – ‘Hold The Line’
    Jagwar Ma – ‘Man I Need’
    Ann Scott – ‘Mountain’
    Kavinsky (Feat: Lovefoxxx) – ‘Nightcall’
    Public Service Broadcasting – ‘Theme From PSB’
    AC/DC – ‘Shoot To Thrill’
    Deap Valley – ‘Ain’t Fair’
    God Is An Astronaut – ‘Coma’
    The Orb & Dave Gilmore – ‘Metalic Side’

    Hour 2:

    We Cut Corners – ‘Go Easy’
    Laura Marling - 'Master Hunter’
    Nirvana - 'The Man Who Sold The World’ (Unplugged In New York)
    Halves (Feat: Gemma Hayes) – ‘Tanager Peaks’
    Halves – ‘The Glass Wreckage’
    Jeff Buckley – ‘Last Goodbye’
    Jeff Buckley – ‘Jewel Box’
    Mount Kimbie – ‘Home Recording’
    Afrika Bambaataa – ‘Planet Rock’ Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – ‘Waiting For The Beat To Kick In’

    Hour 3:

    Pixies – ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’
    Kurt Vile – ‘Pure Pain’
    Mazzy Star – ‘Fade Into You’
    O Emperor – ‘Land Of The Living’

    Craig Walker’s (Mineral) Five-Track Shuffle:
    Major Lazer (Feat: Amber from Dirty Projectors) – ‘Get Free’
    Primal Scream – ‘Come Together’ (Weatherall Remix)
    Villagers – ‘The Waves’
    Talk Talk – ‘New Grass’
    Sebastien Tellier – ‘L’mour Et La Violence’

    Mineral – ‘Atom Part 1’
    Zola Jesus – ‘I Can’t Stand’
    These New Puritans – ‘V (Island Songs)’


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