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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 5 August 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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


    The Alt/electronic three piece from Dublin/Belfast were back in Studio 8 recently, recording their latest session for Dan. AE combine guitars, live vocals and drums with synths, programmed beats and samples, all to the backdrop of full visuals.

    Their debut album 'Unexpected Falls' was Choice Music Prize nominated in 2007. The follow-up 'Safety In Numbers' was released in April, and it rocks!





    It’s Bank Holiday Monday tradition at this stage! Dan delves into the Session archive to bring you some gems from the past. This time he’s uncovered Cactus World News’ session recorded on May 6, 1985 for the Dave Fanning show by Gerry Fitzgerald and Anton Timoney.

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, August 5


    Weezer – ‘Buddy Holly’
    Andrew Stockdale – ‘Long Way To Go’
    Funeral Suits – ‘Colour Fade’
    LCD Soundsystem – ‘Someone Great’
    God Is An Astronaut – ‘Spiral Code’
    The Horrors – ‘Still Life’
    Passion Pit – ‘Sleepyhead’
    Petite Noir – ‘Noirse’
    Engine Alley – ‘I Can’t Help You’
    MØ – ‘Waste Of Time’
    Arctic Monkeys – ‘Riot Van’
    Arctic Monkeys – ‘Do I Wanna Know?’
    DJ Shadow – ‘I Gotta Rokk’
    Milan Jay – ‘Sleeping Under Saturn’

    Hour 2:

    Phoenix – ‘Trying To Be Cool’
    Aimee Mann – ‘That’s Just What You Are’
    Ghostpoet – ‘Plastic Bag Brain’
    Sleep Thieves – ‘Do It The Hard Way’
    Alias Empire – ‘2 Months Past’ (Session)
    Arcade Fire – ‘Neighbourhood 2 (Laika)’
    Cactus World News – ‘State Of Emergency’ (Classic Session – 1985)
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’
    M.I.A. – ‘XXXO’
    Alias Empire – ‘White Room’ (Session)
    The Prodigy (Feat: Shahin Badar) – ‘Smack My Bitch Up’
    The Prodigy – ‘Omen (Reprise)’
    The Prodigy – ‘Narayan’

    Hour 3:

    Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Exodus’
    Half Moon Run – ‘She Wants To Know’
    U2 – ‘Van Diemen’s Land’
    The Pond – ‘The River’
    Alias Empire – ‘Dead Zoo’ (Session)
    R.E.M. – ‘Lotus’
    Alarmist Vs Owensie – ‘Little Sign’ (Bantum Remix)
    Cactus World News – ‘Words Apart’ (Classic Session – 1985)
    PJ Harvey – ‘Shaker Aamer’
    BP Fallon & The Bandits – ‘Kill Me Til I Crawl’
    Alias Empire – ‘Lay Down’ (Session)
    Dope Buzz (Feat: Shahin Badar) – ‘Revolver’
    Cactus World News – ‘Pilots Of Beka’ (Classic Session – 1985)
    Public Service Broadcasting – ‘Everest’ (The Centaurs Remix)


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