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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 20 November 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    O EMPEROR'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.


    We have three new albums of the week on the show this week. SAND is the current solo project from Sam Healy of North Atlantic Oscillation. You could call it a personal album, but it’s certainly not overly introspective. Pack with alt-pop tunes ‘SAND’ is an album that may break through many people’s radar very soon.

    Lasertom has been doing wonderful things for quite a while now with the help of a band of cohorts known as The Blast Crew (and as part of Ships). ‘Drift’ finds him minus his regular crew, but the music hasn’t lost any of its cleverness or craft. This is one of a number of Irish albums that raises the standard of debut albums to a level that is going to be tough to compete with.

    She’s from Wales, and she has a habit of making music that you’ll find hard to forget, or even get out of your head. Cate Le Bon’s current ‘Mug Museum’ album is her best work so far, and has been receiving applause from all quarters. It’s thought-provoking, sombre, but beautiful.




    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, November 20


    Electric 6 – ‘Danger High Voltage’
    Jagwar Ma – ‘Come save Me’
    The Happy Mondays – ‘Step On’
    Sleep Thieves – ‘Sparks’
    Gorillaz (Feat: Bobby Womack & Mos Def) – ‘Stylo’
    We Cut Corners – ‘YKK’
    U2 – ‘Bullet The Blue Sky’
    The Pond – ‘The River’
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – ‘You Will See’
    Guns N Roses – ‘Welcome To The Jungle’
    The Mighty Stef - 'Vampire, Hold Me Tight'
    The XX – ‘VCR’
    Battles – ‘My Machines’ (Patrick Mahoney & Dennis McNany Remix)

    Hour 2:

    Outkast – ‘Ms Jackson’
    The Naked & Famous – ‘I Kill Giants’
    Beastie Boys – ‘Sure Shot’
    Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – ‘Scorpio’
    Elastic Sleep – ‘You Only Live Twice’
    Ike & Tina Turner – ‘River Deep Mountain High’
    Lasertom – ‘Call’
    Saul Williams – ‘List Of demands (Reparations)’
    Vex – ‘Handbook For The Powerless’
    Melissa Auf Der Maur – ‘Followed The Waves’
    Hidden Highways - 'Wild Woe’
    The Cranberries - 'Daffodil Lament'  
    Lemon Jelly – ‘Return To Patagonia’

    Hour 3:

    Moby (Feat: Wayne Coyne) – ‘The Perfect Life’
    The Flaming Lips – ‘Wolf Children’
    Dread Zeppelin – ‘Rock N Roll’
    Cate Le Bon – ‘Mirror Me’
    O Emperor – ‘This Is It’

    O Emperor’s Five-Track Shuffle:
    Talking Heads – 'Crosseyed And Painless'
    Band of Clouds – 'So Long Bitter Root Hill'
    Altered Hours – 'Everyone Is Inside'
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra – 'So Good at Being in Trouble'
    Katie Kim – 'Heavy Lighting'

    The Devlins - 'Every Time You Go' 
    SAND – On A Spent Sea’
    DJ Shadow – ‘Why Hip Hop Sucks in ‘96’
    Gil Scott-Heron – ‘I’m New Here’
    Leftfield – ‘Release The Pressure’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Handbook For The Powerless
      Composer: Vex
      Performer(s): Vex
      Performer(s): Vex
      Album: Vitriolum
      Duration: 4:24
    • Title: Daffodil Lament
      Composer: O'Riordan
      Performer(s): The Cranberries
      Performer(s): The Cranberries
      Album: No Need to Argue, Island, CID8029
      Duration: 6:14
    • Title: Crosseyed And Painless
      Composer: Byrne/Eno
      Performer(s): Talking Heads
      Performer(s): Talking Heads
      Album: Remain In Light (Remastered), Sire/Warner Bros/Rhino, 8122733002
      Duration: 4:47
    • Title: So Long Bitter Root Hill
      Composer: Haggis
      Performer(s): Band Of Clouds
      Performer(s): Band Of Clouds
      Album: Outside Broadcast, Granny It's OK To Experiment
      Duration: 3:38

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