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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 25 November 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    PRINCESS IN THE RTE 2FM SESSION The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe.


    Princess are a four-piece from Dublin. The followed the release of their 'Black Cat' EP with their first UK live date, and a performance at Castlepalooza. In their own words, they create "A wide and spacious spectrum of sound. Blending elements of Krautrock, Psychedelic and Noise, their music has a firm grounding in melody and rhythm."

     They've been compared with acts like Deerhunter, My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr, and Can, which goes a small way in describing the sound that they've created.





    You may or may not know the name John Haggis, but he's someone who been involved (in various capacities) in the making of so much excellent music over the years. From fronting the vastly underrated Emperor Of Icecream in the 1990s, to working with artists like Katie Kim and Deaf Jo, he's equal part prolific as gifted. His Band Of Clouds band have just released album number two 'Appear To Float'. Subtlety is BOC's weapon of choice on this stunning album. 

    San Fernim's self-titled debut is one of those rare albums that leaves you pleasantly perplexed! In a time where it seems all music must fit a certain shaped box, 'San Fernim' simply won't conform. It's like that strange kid that lived around the corner when you were growing up; it takes you a while to realise that they're individual and effortlessly cool.

    The descrition ‘stop-gap album’ has been used to describe Shearwater’s ‘Fellow Travelers’ album. Covers album perhaps encompases what this is slightly better with the band covering acts that they’ve toured with over the years. Hear Clinic’s ‘Tomorrow’, ‘I Luv The Valley Oh!!’ by Xiu Xiu, and a pretty decent version of Folk Implosions ‘Natural One’. While not a revelation, ‘Fellow Travelers’ is an interesting of songs performed in a solid manner.




    PLaylist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, November 25


    Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Audacity Of Huge’
    MØ (Feat: Diplo) 'XXX 88'
    Crystal Castles - 'Good Time'
    Elastic Sleep - 'You Only Live Twice'
    John Barry Seven - 'James Bond Theme'
    The Black Keys - 'Everlasting Love'
    Shearwater – ‘Natural One’
    In Valour - 'Slow Crunch’
    Lazyboy – ‘This Is The Truth’
    Chvrches - 'Lies'
    Tone Loc - 'Funky Cold Medina'
    Analogue Wave - 'I Hold Dear’
    The White Stripes - 'I Think I Smell A Rat’
    Cian Nugent & The Cosmos - 'Double Horse'

    Hour 2:

    Sinead O’Connor – ‘Fire On Babylon’
    Princess - 'Never Look’ (2fm Session)
    Mercury Rev - 'The Dark Is Rising'
    The Bonnevilles – ‘Son Of Reverbio’
    The Guess Who – ‘American Woman’
    Buffalo Sunn – ‘Seven Seas’
    Low Sea - 'Acid Ocean’
    Whipping Boy - 'We Don't Need Nobody Else'
    Princess – ‘And Leaving’ (2fm Session)
    Cadence Weapon - 'Jukebox’
    James Brown - 'It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World’
    M.I.A. - 'Know It Ain’t Right’
    David Bowie - 'Love Is Lost' (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy)

    Hour 3:

    The National – ‘Demons’
    San Fermin – ‘True Love, Asleep’
    Stanley Super 800 – ‘Voices In The Music’
    Dott - 'Talk To You’
    Grant Lee Buffalo - 'Mockingbirds’
    Princess – ‘Molly’ (2fm Session)
    Ashley MacIsaac – ‘Sleepy Maggie’
    Bon Iver – ‘Calgary’
    Band Of Clouds – ‘Dig Your Own Disco’
    My Bloody Valentine - 'If I Am’
    My Bloody Valentine - 'When You Sleep’
    Princess - 'I Was Straight’ (2fm Session)
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Natural One
      Composer: Barlow/Davis/Gagell
      Performer(s): Shearwater
      Performer(s): Shearwater
      Album: Fellow Travelers, Sub Pop Records, SP1050
      Duration: 3:04
    • Title: This Is The Truth
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Lazyboy
      Performer(s): Lazyboy
      Album: TV, Universal
      Duration: 4:00
    • Title: Voices In The Music
      Composer: Stanley Super 800
      Performer(s): Stanley Super 800
      Performer(s): Stanley Super 800
      Duration: 4:47
    • Title: Love Is Lost James Murphy Remix
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Duration: 9:00

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