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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Thursday 21 November 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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


    When you look back at the year 2013 in years to come, Foals will definitely be one of the bands that defined the year. Their third album 'Holy Fire' went top ten in Ireland, the UK, and Australia, and saw them take to the road for most of the year. Part of that tour was a headline set at the Longitude festival.


    This set was recorded on the main stage at Longitude at Marley Park on Saturday, July 20th.







    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.




    More Irish Acts Announced for Eurosonic 2014

    Daithi, Le Galaxie, Girl Band, and Daniel James have just been added to the Eurosonic 2014 bill. They join other Irish acts Hudson Taylor, Hozier, and 2fm’s nominees The Strypes who will travel to Groningen in The Netherlands next January.

    Eurosonic is the most influential new music festival in Europe, and has played host to names like The XX, Nouvelle Vague, Franz Ferdinand, James Blake, and The Libertines. Previous Irish participants include The Frames, James Vincent McMorrow, JJ72, Julie Feeney, God Is An Astronaut, and Heathers.

    Visit festival.eurosonic-noorderslag.nl for more information


     Don’t forget, you can win a trip to Groningen for you and a friend – arriving Wed 15 and leaving Sat 18 January. Flights with Aer Lingus to Amsterdam, train to Goningen, 3 nights in a hotel ship and tickets to EBBA tv show and the full 2 day Eurosonic festival. And all just by voting in the EBBA 'Public Choice Award' - to vote, go to http://www.rte.ie/2fm/eurosonic/

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Thursday, November 21


    Beck - 'Devil's Haircut'
    Lykke Li - 'I Follow Rivers' (Dave Sitek Remix)
    C2C - 'Down The Road'
    Le Galaxie - 'Lucy Is Here'
    The La's - 'Feelin'
    Villagers - 'Earthly Pleasure'
    Mic Christopher - 'Heyday'
    Santigold (Feat: Karen O) - 'Go!'
    Stevie Wonder - 'Higher Ground'
    Chvrches – ‘Lies’
    The Jesus & Mary Chain (Feat: Hope Sandoval) - 'Sometimes Always’
    Elaine Mai - 'Live'
    The Jezabels - 'The End'
    Moby – ‘Find My Baby’
    Mineral - 'Atoms'

    Hour 2:

    The Coral - '1,000 Years'
    The Beatles - 'Come Together'
    Nanu Nanu (Feat: Steve Liriks) - 'The Drop'
    Steve Liriks - 'Designer Shoes’
    Amadou & Mariam (Feat: Bertrand Cantat) - 'Another Way’
    Rodriguez - 'Sugar Man'
    SAND – ‘Meanwhile’
    The Who – ‘Behind Blue Eyes’
    MMOTHS (Feat: Holly Miranda) – ‘All These Things’
    Ghost Maps – ‘The Valley’
    Tool – ‘Stinkfist’
    Jetplane Landing – ‘The Trees Fill With Screaming Birds’
    The Revenants – ‘Let’s Get Falling Down’
    Darkside – ‘Golden Arrow’

    Hour 3:

    INXS - 'Need You Tonight'
    Gonjasufi - 'Nickels & Dimes'
    Portugal. The Man – ‘Share With Me The Sun’
    Cate Le Bon – ‘Wild’

    Foals live at Longitude:
    ‘Spanish Sahara’

    Moby (Feat: Damien Jurado) – ‘Almost Home’
    Lasertom – ‘Note To Self’
    San Fermin – ‘At Night, True Love’
    Oasis – ‘Married With Children’
    Death In The Sickhouse – ‘Brick In The Face’
    U2 – ‘The Ocean’
    U2 – ‘Bad’ (Live)

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Feelin'
      Composer: Mavers, Lee
      Performer(s): The La's
      Performer(s): The La's
      Album: The La's, Polydor, 5306021
      Duration: 1:43
    • Title: Brick To The Face
      Composer: Mark Heffernan
      Performer(s): Death In The Sickroom
      Performer(s): Death In The Sickroom
      Duration: 2:47
    • Title: Spanish Sahara
      Performer(s): Foals
      Performer(s): Foals
      Album: Total Life Forever, Transgressive
      Duration: 4:31
    • Title: Inhaler
      Composer: Foals
      Performer(s): Foals
      Performer(s): Foals
      Album: Holy Fire, Warner Music
      Duration: 5:06

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