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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Thursday 14 November 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    STARS LIVE FROM PRAGUE The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe.


    Stars are Torquil Campbell, Amy Millan, Evan Cranley, Chris Seligman, and Pat McGee. The Toronto band have been doing their thing for well over a decade now, and in the process brought us tracks like 'Ageless Beauty', 'Walls', and Your Ex-Lover Is Dead'. This set from the Roxy Club in Prague from later 2012 finds them running through old and new material, and sounding in top form.

    Recorded by Czech Radio-Wave for the EBU at Roxy Club (Prague) on December 19, 2012.




    Ghost Maps is the current guise for Jeff Martin of Halfset. If you were a fan of Martin's hugely underrated 2005 album 'Spoons', you'll love 'The Ocean From The River'. It's an album of great depth and full of imagination; the sound of an artist that has challenged themselves, and succeeded on every level.

    Controversy never seems to be that far away from M.I.A. who is back with album number four. Pressure? What pressure? 'Matangi' is not quite the glitzy mainstream crossover sound that some had predicted, but it certainly does underline her credentials as a major star. Some say she's full of it, but you can't deny that she is what you would call forward-thinking.

    After spending the last few years living in the US, Somadrone gives us a new album in the form of 'The First Wave'. Now Dublin-based, Somadrone (AKA Neil O'Connor) has put together an album of tunes that are slick and sophisticated, but so damn good that anyone will like them. A touch retrospective, yet very much progressive on other parts; 'The First Wave' is an album that deserves a wide and appreciative audience.





    Fancy winning a pair of tickets to see the mighty Rocket From The Crypt at The Button Factory on Saturday, December  7th?

    We’ve also thrown in albums Pearl Jam, Portugal. The Man, Peter Delaney, Bjork, The Big Pink, and others.

    The Easy Question: Rocket From The Crypt are from what planet?

    A. Mars
    B. Earth
    C. Alderaan

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


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, November 14

    Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
    Jerry Fish (Feat: R.S.A.G.) – ‘Barefoot & Free’
    Interpol – ‘Untitled’
    Elastic Sleep – ‘You Only Live Twice’
    Beastie Boys – ‘Sabotage’
    THEESatisfaction – ‘Queens’
    Holy Ghost! – ‘Dumb Disco Idea’
    And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘Set Guitars To Kill’
    Fears – ‘Parallel’
    Portishead – ‘All Mine’
    Sohn – ‘Lessons’
    Mineral – ‘Atoms’

    Hour 2:

    Basement Jaxx – ‘Where Your Head At’
    M.I.A. – ‘Y.A.L.A.’
    Ghost Estates – ‘In Waves’
    The Verve – ‘History’
    Noise Control (Feat: Shahin Badar) – ‘Take It’
    John Grant – ‘Black Belt’
    Ash – ‘A Life Less Ordinary’
    Ghost Maps - 'The Morning Echoes’
    Wyclef Jean – ‘Gone Til November’
    Liza Flume - 'What We Called Love'
    Nightmares On Wax – ‘Les Nuits’
    Lasertom - 'Surprise’
    Justice – ‘Audio, Video, Disco’

    Hour 3:

    Moby (Feat: Wayne Coyne) – ‘The Perfect Life’
    Led Zeppelin – ‘Moby Dick’
    Republic Of Loose – ‘The Punishment’
    Gesaffelstein – ‘Obsession’
    The Chemical Brothers – ‘Song To The Siren’
    Somadrone – ‘Bests’
    Buffalo Springfield – ‘Mr Soul’
    Marika Hackman – ‘Cinnamon’
    Band Of Clouds – ‘I Am Waves’

    Stars live at The Roxy Club (Prague):
    ‘Ageless Beauty’
    ‘Take Me To The Riot’

    The Flaming Lips – ‘Assassin Beetle – The Dream Is Ending’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Cinnamon
      Composer: M Hackman
      Performer(s): Marika Hackman
      Performer(s): Marika Hackman
      Album: Sugar Blind EP
      Duration: 2:50
    • Title: Ageless Beauty
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Stars
      Performer(s): Stars
      Album: Penelope (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
      Duration: 4:03
    • Title: Take Me To The Riot
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Stars
      Performer(s): Stars
      Album: In Our Bedroom After the War
      Duration: 4:03
    • Title: Walls
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Stars
      Performer(s): Stars
      Album: The North
      Duration: 4:03

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