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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 6 November 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    CHEQUERBOARD'S FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE plus MØ INTERVIEW The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from acros


    After her blistering shows in Ireland this year (at Longitude, The Electric Picnic and guesting with Aluna George at The Academy last month), Dan chats to Danish singer MØ (
    Karen Marie Ørsted). 2013 has been a great year for her with the singles 'Pilgrim', 'Waste Of Time', and 'XXX 88', which she features the highly regarded Diplo. With her debut album due out in February, it's safe to say that 2014 is going to be a busy year for MØ!



    Over the years bands like The White Stripes, The Black Keys, and others have proven that it doesn't take a band of eight individuals to make a big noise. Dutch duo BlackboxRed are a very different kind of act to the aforementioned names, but they know how to amp things up. 'The Gunner and The Ghost' is an inspired debut, full of angst, energy, and thought.

    The vocals on Mineral's album 'Plastic Ekphrastic' may sound familiar to you, that's because they belong to Craig Walker of Power Of Dreams. With the help of Alan McGee's (ex Creation Records & Poptones) new label 359 Music, Walker and his French cohorts (Thierry Fournié, S.Armelle, and Damien Li) marry the sound of The Beach Boys, Serge Gainsbourg, and a dash of Prince to make an alt-Electro Pop gem.

    Gesaffelstein is one of the new generation of French DJ/Producer/artists. After working with Kanye West, not to mention remixing tracks by Depeche Mode and Lana Del Rey, the man that is known as Mike Levy to friends, family, and credit card company has been adding serious mainstream weight to his credentials. To get straight to the point; his debut album 'Aleph' is going to be one of the albums of 2013.




    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, November 6

    The Chemical Brothers – ‘Block Rockin Beats’
    Jagwar Ma – ‘Come Save Me’
    Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘No One Knows’
    Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘The Vampyre Of Time And Memory’
    LCD Soundsystem – ‘North American Scum’
    Percolator – ‘Little Demon’
    My Bloody Valentine – ‘Sometimes’
    Janelle Monae (Feat: Prince) – ‘Givin Em What They Love’
    Pulp – ‘Sorted For Es & Wizz’
    O Emperor – ‘This is It’
    Depeche Mode – ‘Master & Servant’
    Darkside – ‘Golden Arrow’

    Hour 2:

    Pearl Jam – ‘Sirens’
    Pearl Jam – ‘Spin The Black Circle’
    The Mighty Stef – ‘Vampire, Hold me Tight’
    Siouxsie & The Banshees – ‘Hong Kong Garden’
    I Break Horses – ‘Faith’
    Fixed Stars – ‘Here Comes The Music’
    Nanu Nanu (Feat: Steve Liriks) – ‘The Drop’
    MØ – ‘Pilgrim’
    MØ interview
    MØ (Feat: Diplo) – ‘XXX 88’
    Easy Star All-Stars – ‘Dub It’
    BlackboxRed – ‘Marauder’
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)

    Hour 3:

    R.E.M. – ‘Lotus’
    Gesaffelstein – ‘Aleph’
    Jape – ‘Hands Of Fire’
    Microdisney – ‘A Few Kisses’
    Lisa O’Neill – ‘Nellie’s Song’
    Fleet Foxes – ‘White Winter Hymnal’
    Carried By Waves – ‘The Sea Between’

    Chequerboard’s Five-Track Shuffle:
    Girls Names – ‘Pittura Infamante’
    Bibio – ‘Sycamore Silhouetting’
    Atoms For Peace – ‘Ingenue’
    Memory Tapes – ‘Yes I Know’
    My Bloody Valentine – ‘If I Am’

    Chequerboard – ‘Opening The Gates’
    Mineral – ‘Plastic Ekphrastic’


    Kodaline - Pray

    A live performance of Pray in RTÉ Radio's Studio 8 in January 2013 as part of the EuroSonic Awards


    Kodaline - High Hopes

    A live performance of High Hopes in RTÉ Radio's Studio 8 in January 2013 as part of the EuroSonic Awards


    Kodaline - In The Way

    A live performance of In The Way in RTÉ Radio's Studio 8 in January 2013 as part of the EuroSonic Awards

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Spin The Black Circle
      Performer(s): Pearl Jam
      Performer(s): Pearl Jam
      Album: Rearviewmirror - Greatest Hits 1991-2003
      Duration: 3:01
    • Title: Here Comes The Music
      Composer: Fixed Stars
      Performer(s): Fixed Stars
      Performer(s): Fixed Stars
      Duration: 3:23
    • Title: A Few Kisses
      Composer: O'Hagan/Coughlan
      Performer(s): Microdisney
      Performer(s): Microdisney
      Album: Everybody Is Fantastic, Cherry Red Records, CDMRED586
      Duration: 3:16

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