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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 18 September 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    WASPS VS HUMANS' FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe.


    Punk Poetry/Slam Poetry are the best descriptions of what Wasps Vs Humans does. He teamed up with electronic composers Eat My Noise, and put togehtre the track 'The Killing Of Celebrity Culture', which has gained them much attention. This week’s Five-Track Shuffle comes from Wasps Vs Humans.



    After a string of impressive singles (and excellent Electric Picnic performance), NO CEREMONY/// bring us their debut album. ‘NO CEREMONY///’ is a really strong collection of Pop tunes with what you might call a twist. Enlisting artists like James Vincent McMorrow, and Joey Santiago (of Pixies) makes this an even more interesting experience.

    There are many good things that you could say about ‘Old Hearts Reborn’ from Hidden Highway; it’s honest, it’s heartfelt, and beautifully crafted. Stand-out tracks here are ‘The World Began With A Waltz’ and ‘Wild Woe’, but you get the impression that the others will grow on you just as much the more familiar that you become with these songs.

    Mark Lanegan has just released his third album in the space of two years. ‘Imitations’ is a very different album from anything that he’s done before. The former Screaming Trees and Queens Of The Stone Age man tackles songs from his childhood. Like anything else that he’s worked on, this is done wonderfully well.

    As he says “When I was a kid in the late 60s and early 70s, my parents and their friends would play records by Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Perry Como, music with string arrangements and men singing songs that sounded sad whether they were or not.

    “At home my folks were also listening to country music: Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Vern Gosdin were some of our favorites. For a long time I’ve wanted to make a record that gave me the same feeling those old records did, using some of the same tunes I loved as a kid and some that I’ve loved as I have gotten older. This record is it."





    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, September 18


    Foals - 'Inhaler'
    M83 - 'Midnight City'
    Moby (Feat: Wayne Coyne) – ‘The Perfect Life’
    Placebo - 'Pure Morning’
    Placebo – ‘Too Many Friends’
    Sebastian (Feat: M.I.A) - 'C.T.F.O'
    Noise Control (Feat: Shahin Badar) - 'Take It'
    Faith No More - 'We Care A Lot'
    Kill Krinkle Club – ‘Soften Reflex’
    Massive Attack – ‘Teardrop’
    Nanu Nanu - 'Seahorse’
    Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Exodus’
    Villagers – ‘The Waves’ (Jape Remix)

    Hour 2:

    Villagers – ‘Becoming A Jackal’
    Jagwar Ma -'Did You Have To?’
    DJ Krush – ‘Transition’
    Led Zeppelin – ‘Kashmir’
    Janelle Monae (Feat: Prince) – ‘Givin The What They Love’
    Young Wonder – ‘Electrified’
    Breton – ‘Interference’
    Mark Lanegan – ‘Mack The Knife’
    Mark Lanegan Band – ‘Methamphetamine Blues’
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Purple Haze’
    Lir – ‘3 Legged Guy’
    Sly & The Family Stone – ‘Everyday People’
    The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Friendly Society’

    Hour 3:

    Hot Chip – ‘Over & Over’
    Au Revoir Simone – ‘We Both Know’
    Saul Williams – ‘List Of Demands (Reparations)’
    NO CEREMONY/// - ‘War Song’
    Hidden Highways – ‘Old Hearts Reborn’

    Wasps Vs Humans’ Five-Track Shuffle:
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip: ‘Letter From God To Man’
    Jinx Lennon – ‘Everyone's Got A Mental Home Inside Their Head’
    John Cooper Clarke – ‘Beasley Street’
    Dead Kennedy - ‘California Uber Alles’
    Joy Division – ‘Transmission’ (Live)

    Wasps Vs Noise – The Killing Of Celebrity Culture’
    Thavius Beck – ‘Go!’
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)


    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Transition
      Composer: Dj Krush
      Performer(s): Dj Krush
      Performer(s): Dj Krush
      Album: Jaku, Sony Music Works Inc/Columbia, 5175782
      Duration: 0:00
    • Title: We Both Know
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Au Revoir Simone
      Performer(s): Au Revoir Simone
      Album: Move in Spectrums, Moshi Moshi Records/PIAS
      Duration: 0:00
    • Title: Warsongs
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): No Ceremony///
      Performer(s): No Ceremony///
      Album: No Ceremony
      Duration: 3:34
    • Title: Beasley Street
      Composer: Clarke/Hannet/Hopkins
      Performer(s): John Cooper Clarke
      Performer(s): John Cooper Clarke
      Album: The Very Best Of, Epic, 5063432
      Duration: 6:44
    • Title: Transmission
      Composer: Sumner/Hook/Morris/Curtis
      Performer(s): Joy Division
      Performer(s): Joy Division
      Album: The Best of Joy Division
      Duration: 3:48

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