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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 9 October 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    NO CEREMONY///'S 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.


    After a string of impressive singles (and excellent Electric Picnic performance), NO CEREMONY/// brought us their debut album ‘NO CEREMONY///’ in September. Enlisting artists like James Vincent McMorrow, and Joey Santiago (Pixies), they hit all the right notes.
    Hear some of the songs that they love, and have been inspired by in this week's Five-Track Shuffle.





    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...





    We have a random but wonderful bundle of stuff for you this week... The prize includes: A pair of tickets to see Drenge in The Academy 2 on Saturday, October 26th, plus albums (on CD) by The Strypes, Alice In Chains, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Elvis Costello & The Roots, OrphanCode, and others.

    The Question: The Strypes will play at one of the festivals listed below next January; which one?

    A. Eurosonic
    B. Castlepalooza
    C. Glastonbury

    Email your name, postal address, & correct answer to dan@rte.ie


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, October 9


    John Grant - 'Black Belt'
    The B-52's - 'Rock Lobster'
    Petite Noir - 'Noirse'
    Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Zero’
    We Cut Corners – ‘’YKK’
    The Radiators From Space – ‘Television Screen’
    The Radiators From Space – ‘Kitty Rickets’
    Moby (Feat: Damien Jurado) – ‘Almost Home’
    Arcade Fire – ‘Black Wave’
    Sorcha Richardson – ‘Last Train’ (Parra For Cuva Remix)
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – ‘Thou Shalt Always Kill’
    Mineral – ‘Atoms’

    Hour 2:

    Eddie Vedder – ‘Hard Sun’
    Pearl Jam – ‘Sirens’
    The Altered Hours – ‘Everyone Is Inside’
    Dirty Vegas – ‘Candles’
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – ‘Heroism’
    Sunken Foal – ‘Chizzlers’
    Alpinestars (Feat: Brian Molko) – ‘Carbon Kid’
    Placebo – ‘Loud Like Love’
    Low Sea – ‘Berlin’
    De La Soul – ‘Me Myself & I’
    Howlin Wolf – ‘Killing Floor’
    Come On Live Long – ‘Berth’
    Come On Live Long – ‘Cybil’
    Primal Scream – ‘2013’

    Hour 3:

    Echo & The Bunnymen – ‘The Killing Moon’
    Anna Calvi – ‘Sing To Me’
    Jeff Buckley – ‘Last Goodbye’
    Princess – ‘Fall Show’
    NO CEREMONY/// (Feat: Joey Santiago) – ‘Heartbreaker’

    NO CEREMONY///’s Five-Track Shuffle:
    Massive Attack – ‘Dissolved Girl’
    James Vincent McMorrow – ‘We Don't Eat’
    PJ Harvey – ‘The Mess We're In’
    Aretha Franklin – ‘Do Right Woman, Do Right Man’
    Ocho – ‘We Aren't Even’

    Kill Krinkle Club – ‘Love Long Way’
    Tin Charm – ‘Live Your Days In Dreams’
    Kurt Vile – ‘Goldtone’


    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Ykk
      Composer: Duignan/O Breachain
      Performer(s): We Cut Corners
      Performer(s): We Cut Corners
      Album: YKK - Single
      Duration: 2:34
    • Title: Candles
      Composer: Harris/Smith/Harris
      Performer(s): Dirty Vegas
      Performer(s): Dirty Vegas
      Album: Dirty Vegas, EMI Records Ltd, 724354299926
      Duration: 0:00
    • Title: Sing To Me
      Composer: Anna Calvi
      Performer(s): Anna Calvi
      Performer(s): Anna Calvi
      Album: One Breath, Domino
      Duration: 0:00
    • Title: What You Said Yourself
      Composer: Tin Charm
      Performer(s): Tin Charm
      Performer(s): Tin Charm
      Album: The Engine Is Bleeding
      Duration: 2:23
    • Title: We Aren't Even
      Composer: Gill/Dos
      Performer(s): Ocho
      Performer(s): Ocho
      Album: Young Hunting, Vico Records, VIC001
      Duration: 0:00

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