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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 16 October 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    SUMMER CAMP'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.


    "21st-century alt pop" is a description that comes up quite a bit when Summer Camp are mentioned. The UK duo (Jeremy & Elizabeth Sankey) make music that conjures up images 60's pop, and 80s synth pop. Following their performance at last month's Electric Picnic, the duo released their second album 'Summer Camp'. This week's Five-Track Shuffle comes from Jeremy and Elizabeth.






    As every monstrously large band has experienced; there are as many people that hate Pearl Jam as there are who love them. The Seattle survivors have always managed to deliver strong albums, and ‘Lightening Bolt’ is no exception. Simply put, it’s a strong album from a band that still have a hunger to make music.

    Stano is one of Ireland’s unsung musical heroes (I don’t use that word likely). An artist who’s career has spanned many decades, but is on a steady upward trajectory. ‘Unknown Distance’ is his fourth album in as many years, and one that shows Stano at his creative best.

    Proving that her debut album ‘Ring’ wasn’t some sort of fluke (not that there was ever any doubt that it was), Glasser is back with album number two ‘Interriors’. It’s a wonderful collection of offbeat pop tunes that are going to enchant just about anyone who likes their music slightly off kilter will love this.






    Fancy winning a pair of tickets to see God Is An Astronaut at The Academy on Saturday, October 26th? They’re a band that tour just about every part of the known world, and have just released their sixth studio album.

    We’ve also thrown in albums by Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, Portugal. The Man, Ann Scott, Slipknot, Peter Delaney, The Great Gatsby OST, and others.

    The Easy Question: Name the current God Is An Astronaut album?

    A. Origins
    B. Nevermind
    C. God Is An Astronaut

    Email your name, postal address, & correct answer to [email protected]


    Twelve months after they made their debut at the Eurosonic festival in The Netherlands, Kodaline will be heading back to receive a highly prestigious EBBA (European Border Breaker Award). The ceremony will take place in Groningen the night before Eurosonic 2014 begins in

    The award is given to acts that have made significant headway outside of their native country. The full list of acts that will receive awards on the night is:

    GuGabriel (Austria)
    Lukas Graham (Denmark)
    Woodkid (France)
    Zedd (Germany)
    Asgeir (Iceland)
    Kodaline (Ireland)
    Jacco Gardner (Netherlands)
    Envy (Norway)
    Icona Pop (Sweden)
    Disclosure (United Kingdom)

    2013 has been a busy year for Kodaline, and things don't look like they are going to relent next year!



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, October 16


    The Prodigy - 'Voodoo People'
    MØ - 'Pilgrim'
    Jerry Fish (Feat: R.S.A.G.) - 'Barefoot & Free'
    Weezer - 'Island In The Sun'
    Sleep Thieves - 'Spark'
    Yello - 'Oh Yeah'
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Mosquito'
    Lizzo - 'Batches & Cookies'
    Gavin Friday - 'Dolls'
    Arcade Fire - 'Reflektor'
    Rollerskate Skinny – ‘Speed To My Side’
    Lyttet – ‘Forever Those Days’
    David Bowie – ‘Love Is Lost’ (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy)

    Hour 2:

    Moby (Feat: Wayne Coyne) – ‘The Perfect Life’
    Caribou – ‘Sun’
    Out Cold - 'Sorrow’ (The Invisible Remix)
    Pearl Jam – ‘Let The Record Play’
    Kerbdog – ‘Sorry For The Record’
    Portugal. The Man - 'Someday Believer’
    BP Fallon - 'I Believe In Elvis Presley'
    Massive Attack (Feat: Hope Sandoval) – ‘Paradise Circus’
    Elastic Sleep – ‘You Only Live Twice’
    Desmond Dekker & The Aces – ‘007 (Shanty Town)’
    Lethal Dialect – ’13 Til Infinity’
    UNKLE – ‘Back & Forth’
    Justice – ‘Audio, Video, Disco’

    Hour 3:

    The Blades – ‘Downmarket’
    BlackboxRed - 'Hungry For Bones’
    Dead Kennedys - 'Let’s Lynch The Landlord’
    Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions – ‘Rock N Roll N Revolution’
    Mansun – ‘Egg-Shaped Fred’
    Glasser – ‘Shape’
    Ghost Maps – ‘Vanilla’
    Prince – ‘Sign O’ The Times’
    Summer Camp – ‘Two Chords’

    Summer Camp’s Five-Track Shuffle:
    Vampire Weekend – ‘Step’
    Wire – ‘Outdoor Miner’
    Serge Gainsbourg – ‘Bonnie & Clyde’
    Echobelly – ‘King of the Kerb’
    The Streets – ‘Weak Become Heroes’

    Stano – ‘Marley Stipe’


    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Batches Cookies
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Lizzo
      Performer(s): Lizzo
      Duration: 3:24
    • Title: Love Is Lost James Murphy Remix
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Duration: 10:25
    • Title: Sorrow The Invisible Remix
      Composer: Out Cold
      Performer(s): Out Cold
      Performer(s): Out Cold
      Album: Invasion Of Love, Heavenly Recording/PIAS
      Duration: 0:54
    • Title: You Only Live Twice
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Barry, John
      Performer(s): Barry, John
      Duration: 2:55
    • Title: Hungry For Bones
      Composer: Blackboxred
      Performer(s): Blackboxred
      Performer(s): Blackboxred
      Album: The Gunner and the Ghost, Geertruida, TRUI006
      Duration: 3:16
    • Title: Rock N Roll N Revolution
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Steve Ignorant With Paranoid Visions
      Performer(s): Steve Ignorant With Paranoid Visions
      Album: When....?, Foad Musick, FOAD1134CD
      Duration: 2:39
    • Title: Outdoor Miner
      Composer: Grey/Lewis/Newman
      Performer(s): Wire
      Performer(s): Wire
      Album: Chairs Missing, EMI records
      Duration: 1:44
    • Title: Two Chords
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Summer Camp
      Performer(s): Summer Camp
      Album: Summer Camp, Moshi Moshi Records/PIAS
      Duration: 3:45
    • Title: King Of The Kurb
      Composer: Madan/Johansson
      Performer(s): Echobelly
      Performer(s): Echobelly
      Duration: 3:56

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