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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 2 December 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    DAVID LONG 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.

    It’s quite likely that David Long’s album ‘Water Has Memory’ won’t feature alongside names like Arcade Fire, Rudimental, and Foals in the numerous end of year album polls. Don’t let that put you off; Long’s debut ranks among the finest domestic albums of the year. After spending the late 1980s and early 1990s as vocalist with Into Paradise, David Long returned with new songs, and a new sound. Hear his session with Dan on The Alternative.




    Following the brilliant ‘Friday Syndrome Vol. 1’, Sunken Foal is back with the equally spectacular ‘Friday Syndrome Vol. 2’. Call this an antidote to the festive madness that has engulfed planet Earth, or simply view it as what it is; one of the finest Irish releases of 2013.

    ‘Drawn Together’ is from Dublin’s Hip-Hop superstars The Animators! They’ve enlisted the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble for one of the tracks on this, their second album. It’s minimal bling, with a load of tunes that recall old skool classics without sounding derivative.

    It doesn’t seem that long ago that Toy released their debut self-titled album (I’ve just check 14 months), so to see another album was a pleasant surprise. They haven’t changed their sound that much; just tightened things up, and brought us 11 new tunes on 'Join The Dots'. Fans of anything psychedelic are going to love this.




    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, December 2


    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Gold Lion’
    We Cut Corners – ‘YKK’
    The White Stripes – ‘The Hardest Button To Button’ (Beck Remix)
    Jack White – ‘Freedom At 21’
    Emilliana Torrini – ‘Tookah’
    Little Dragon - 'Shuffle A Dream'
    Beastie Boys – ‘Intergalactic’
    BlakRoc - 'Done Did It'
    Tricky (Feat: Martina Topley-Bird) - 'Black Steel'
    Deltron 3030 (Feat: Damon Albarn) – ‘What Is This Lonelines’
    U2 - 'Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car'
    Grouse - 'Arm The Harmless'
    Buck 65 – ‘Square Four’

    Hour 2:

    Pixies – ‘Indie Cindy’
    Petite Noir – ‘Noirse’
    Cowboy X – ‘Gabbi’ (2fm Session – 2006)
    Portishead – ‘Glory Box’
    David Long – ‘Dog Times’ (2fm Session)
    Mogwai – ‘Hunted By A Freak’
    James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Cavalier’
    SAND - 'Red Queen Freezes’
    Arcade Fire – ‘Haiti’
    Aim – ‘Cold Water Music’
    Sunken Foal – ‘As Hot As Fresh Milk’
    David Long – ‘Since Yesterday’ (2fm Session)
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)

    Hour 3:

    The Chemical Brothers – ‘Do It Again’
    Gesaffelstein - 'Pursuit’
    The Animators (Feat: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) – ‘These Were The Days’
    Gil Scott-Heron – ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’
    Glasser – ‘Exposure’
    David Long - 'Antelope’ (2fm Session)
    Into Paradise - 'Burns My Skin’
    Percolator – ‘Little Demon’
    Toy – ‘Endlessly’
    Ryan Adams – ‘Everybody Knows’
    Ryan Adams – ‘Wonderwall’
    Ghostpoet – ‘Plastic Bag Brain’
    David Long – ‘On Waiting’ (2fm Session)
    Dr John – ‘Revolution’
    Mercury Rev – ‘Hercules’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Burns My Skin
      Composer: Long/Eadie/Tighe/Clarke
      Performer(s): Into Paradise
      Performer(s): Into Paradise
      Album: Churchtown, Ensign Records, CCD1836
      Duration: 3:45
    • Title: Endlessly
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Toy
      Performer(s): Toy
      Album: Join the Dots, Heavenly, HVNLP102CD
      Duration: 4:31

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