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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Thursday 27 June 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    SUZANNE VEGA LIVE AT CABARET VAUBAN, BREST (FRANCE) The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across


    Singer Songwriter is a description that's almost used as a term of abuse these days, but this encompasses what Suzanne Vegas has been doing for more than three decades. She became a household name in the 1980s with songs like 'Luka' and 'Tom's Diner' (both from the multi-million selling album 'Solitude Standing'). More recently, Vega guested on one of the standout tracks on 'Dark Night Of The Soul' by Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse.

    This set was recorded by Radio France - France Bleu on October 21, 2012 for the EBU.







    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) – Thursday, June 27


    Gorillaz (Feat: Bobby Womack) – ‘Stylo’
    The National – Sea Of Love‘
    The Frank & Walters – ‘Indian Ocean’
    Cloud Control – ‘Meditation Song #2 (Why Oh Why)’
    Editors – ‘A Ton Of Love’
    The Kills – ‘Cat Claw’
    Elastic Sleep – ‘Anywhere’
    Massive Attack – ‘Teardrop’
    Low Sea – ‘Sentimental Games’
    Simple Kid - 'Truck On’
    C2C - 'Down The Road’
    Toots & The Maytals – ’54-46 That’s My Number’
    The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Friendly Society’

    Hour 2:

    The Doors – ‘Peace Frog’
    Justice – ‘Audio, Video, Disco’
    Nanu Nanu – ‘Patron’
    Gavin Friday – ‘Where’d Ya Go? Gone’
    O Emperor – ‘Holy Fool’
    Pearl Jam – ‘Black’
    Pearl Jam – ‘Just Breathe’
    Slow Skies – ‘Close’
    Saul Williams – ‘List Of Demands (Reparations)’
    Young Wonder – ‘Bullet’
    Rage Against The Machine – ‘Born Of A Broken Man’
    Imani Coppola – ‘Legend Of A Cowgirl’
    Lethal Dialect – ’13 Til Infinity’
    Stano – ‘Marley Stipes’

    Hour 3:

    Air – ‘Sexy Boy’
    Dermot Lambert – ‘Disused Roads’
    Moby – ‘Find My Baby’
    Howlin Wolf – ‘Smoke Stack Lightening’
    These New Puritans – ‘This Guys In Love With You’
    The Altered Hours – ‘Smoke Your Eyes’
    Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse (Feat: Gruff Rhys) – ‘Just War’

    Suzanne Vega live from Cabaret Vauban (Brest, France):
    ‘The Man Who Played God’
    ‘Tom’s Diner’

    Evora – ‘Close To You (Reprise)’
    Amadou & Mariam – ‘Sabali’
    Halves – ‘Best Summer’
    White Collar Boy – ‘SUUU’ (Simon Bird Remix)


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