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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 7 October 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    FEARS 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.


    Fears underline so many things that are good about music these days. Formed from a life-long friendship, and a wide ranging appreciation of music, Fears write music at night time, capturing the essence and intimacy of the early hours.The band forge a blend of reflective melodies, soft vocals, and unconventional drum beats, creating an ethereal and atmospheric sound.



    Making your second album is rarely an easy task, but Anna Calvi doesn’t sound like she had much difficulty with album ‘One Breath’. It’s a number of cohesive steps on from her impressive 2011 debut. Her powerful vocals and guitar playing mix well with the unorthodox song arrangements. There’s a swagger here too; not arrogance, just confidence in strong, strong songs.

    It’s another album number two, this time from Irish/Swedish duo Kill Krinkle Club. Dark electro pop is one of the numerous descriptions that KKC have picked up since forming a few years ago. They have an ability of writing quirky tunes that have an identity all of their own. 'Oxen Of The Sun' is a mighty return for them; one which is worth getting to know.

    The dastardly duo, the word & sound attack, the two men that we know as Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip are back. ‘Repent Replenish Repeat’ finds the duo back in top form; fusing words with sounds, and rarely falling short of their own high standards. How far can they bring this? As far as they like...





    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, October 7


    Gorillaz (Feat: Bobby Womack & Mos Def) – ‘Stylo’
    Sleep Thieves – ‘Sparks’
    The XX – ‘Shelter’
    The Frames – ‘Perfect Opening Line’
    Savages – ‘Strife’
    U2 – ‘Bullet The Blue Sky’
    NO CEREMONY__ - ‘Hurtlove’
    Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’
    JJ72 – ‘Bumble Bee’
    Deap Vally – ‘Baby I Call Hell’
    Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy – ‘Television The Drug Of The Nation’
    Public Service Broadcasting – ‘Night Mail’
    Ghost Capsules – ‘Inside’ (Makossa & Megablast Remake)

    Hour 2:

    David Bowie – ‘Fashion’
    Anna Calvi – ‘Carry me Over’
    The Ambience Affair – ‘Parting Patterns’
    Daughter – ‘Youth’
    Fears – ‘Reflections’ (Session)
    Timo Maas (Feat: Brian Molko) – ‘First Day’
    Atoms For Peace – ‘Amok’
    Easy Star All-Stars (Feat: Citizen Cope) – ‘Karma Police’
    Stano – ‘Yellow Marks’
    The Beatles – ‘Blackbird’
    Fears – ‘27’ (Session)
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – ‘Night Sleepers’
    James Brown – ‘I’m Real’
    Justice – ‘Audio Video Disco’

    Hour 3:

    Beck – ‘Sexx Laws’
    The Invisible – ‘Utopia’
    Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – ‘Scorpio’
    Carried By Waves – ‘The Sea Between’
    Fears – ‘Parallel’ (Session)
    Bjork – ‘Venus As A Boy’
    Kill Krinkle Club – ‘By The Choice’
    Nick Drake – ‘Cello Song’
    Marc O’Reilly – ‘Lighthouse’
    Interpol – ‘The Lighthouse’
    Fears – ‘Subjected (Us)’ (Session)
    O Emperor – ‘This Is It’
    Katell Keineg – ‘I Fell In Love With The World’
    Serge Gainsbourg – ‘Breakdown Suit’


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