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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 2 September 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    DOGS 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.


    We were to broadcast this session on Monday's show, but due to technical difficulties, we have to postpone it until later this week - sincere apologies about this. You'll get to hear the three tracks later in the week.


    DOGS are a four-piece from Dublin formed in early 2011 that make music with computers and guitars. The band are Andrew Brennan, Ronan Marr, Conor McGlynn, and Dave Sheehan. The band formed from the ashes of various projects with a common view to making electronic music that delivers the impact of a live band. Their new EP ‘Out In Cover’ certainly captures this.



    God Is An Astronaut are back with their sixth studio album ‘Origins’. In truth, they were far from inactive over the past number of years. The Wicklow-based band have been on what seems like a continous tour for the past number of years. After celebrating their tenth anniversary last year, they’ve delivered their latest and best album.

    After a blistering set at last weekend’s Electric Picnic, it’s only a matter of days until Factory Floor release their debut album (it’s out this Friday in Ireland). After four years of singles, Eps, and remixes, they give us this 10-track monster, which is simply titled ‘Factory Floor’.

    A new Nine Inch Nails albums is always big news, and even more so when there was no guarantee that there would ever be another NIN album! Thankfully ‘Hesitation Marks’ continues Trent Reznor’s musical odyssey. Never one to stick to one formula, Reznor and his NIN cohorts have created an album that should please fans, and many of the unconverted.




    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, September 2


    Primal Scream – ‘Loaded’
    Jagwar Ma – ‘The Throw’
    Lykke Li – ‘I Follow Rivers’ (Dave Sitek Remix)
    The Chemical Brothers – ‘Song To The Siren’
    The Knife – ‘Raging Lung’
    Led Zeppelin – ‘Good Times Bad Times’
    Tame Impala – ‘Elephant’
    The Hot Sprockets – ‘Comin On’
    The XX – ‘Shelter’
    Gang Colours – ‘Home’
    Daithi – ‘Arier’
    Bjork – ‘Big Time Sensuality’
    School Of Seven Bells – ‘Put Your Sad Down’

    Hour 2:

    The Smiths – ‘What Difference Does It Make?’
    Johnny Marr – ‘European Me’
    Moon Duo – ‘Sparks’
    Sleep Thieves – ‘City Lights’
    God Is An Astronaut – ‘Strange Steps’
    Sigur Ros – ‘Hoppipola’
    Villagers – ‘The Waves’ (MMOTHS Remix)
    My Bloody Valentine – ‘I Only Said’
    My Bloody Valentine – ‘She Found Now’
    Mount Kimbie (Feat: King Krule) – ‘You Took Your Time’
    A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Can I Kick It?’
    Nine Inch Nails – ‘Everything’
    Overhead, The Albatross – ‘Flubirds’

    Hour 3:

    Beck – ‘Sexx Laws’
    Jerry Fish (Feat: R.S.A.G.) – ‘Barefoot & Free’
    James Brown – ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’
    Wiggle – ‘Dub A1 Star 2’
    Sorcha Richardson – ‘Last Train’ (Para For Cuva Remix)
    Electronic – ‘Get The Message’
    Factory Floor – ‘How You Say’
    Solar Bears – ‘A Sky Darky’
    808 State – ‘Pacific 707’
    Spread It Across The Sky – ‘Flower’
    Austra – ‘We Become’
    Sigur Ros – ‘Bladradur’
    Bombino – ‘Imidiwan’
    Primal Scream – ‘2013’


    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Comin On
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Hot Sprockets
      Performer(s): The Hot Sprockets
      Duration: 3:35
    • Title: Home
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Gang Colours
      Performer(s): Gang Colours
      Album: Invisible In Your City, Brownswood Recordings, BWOOD0105CDP
      Duration: 3:35
    • Title: How You Say
      Performer(s): Factory Floor
      Performer(s): Factory Floor
      Album: Factory Floor, Dfa Records
      Duration: 0:00

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