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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 3 December 2013


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    JOSH HOMME - BACK & FORTH KODALINE IN EUROSONIC 2013 SESSION REPEAT The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live


    Standing almost seven feet tall, Josh Homme is not only one of the most influential figures to wield a guitar and mic, but he’s arguably the biggest! The Queens Of The Stone Age frontman and sometimes Eagles Of Death Metal member has also added production to his resume having produced Arctic Monkeys’ latest album ‘AM’. From Kyuss to QOTSA, Desert Sessions to (vocals with) UNKLE; Dan brings you music from Mr Homme on this week’s Back & Forth.





    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.





    In the pot for this week’s prize, we have a pair of tickets to see the mighty Deltron 3030 at The Button Factory on Sunday, December 15*. We’ve also thrown in albums from Alice In Chains, The Jezabels, Analogue Wave, M.I.A, King Tuff, ‘The Great Gatsby’ OST, and Deltron 3030.

    The Ridiculously Easy Question: What is the title of the current Deltron 3030 album?

    Email your name, postal address, & correct answer to [email protected]

    *You must be over 18 to attend the gig.

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Tuesday, December 3

    alt-J – ‘Fitzpleasure’
    Holy Ghost! – ‘Dumb Disco Ideas’
    The Clash – ‘Bankrobber’
    MØ (Feat: Diplo) – ‘XXX 88’
    The Cast Of Cheers – ‘Animals’
    The Wonder Stuff – ‘Don’t Let Me Down Gently’
    Buffalo Sunn – ‘Seven Seas’
    Lazyboy – ‘Underwear Goes Inside The Pants’
    Chvrches – ‘Lies’
    Fever Ray – ‘Triangle Walks’ (Rex The Dog Edit)
    Lyttet – ‘Forever These Days’
    The Flaming Lips – ‘You Lust’

    Hour 2:

    The Flaming Lips – ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt 1’
    Jagwar Ma – ‘Man I Need’ (Dub Mix)
    The Beatles – ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’
    Band Of Clouds – ‘Apoleena’
    THEESatisfaction – ‘Queens’
    The Animators – ‘Mr Yardy’
    Cypress Hill – ‘Insane In The Brain’
    Cat Dowling – ‘The Well Runs Dry’
    Public Image Ltd – ‘Rise’
    GEM_DOS - 'Embrace The Fear’
    John Grant – ‘Glacier’
    Garbage – ‘Milk’ (Wicked Mix Feat: Tricky)
    Sunken Foal – ‘Sunken Rum’
    Easy Star All-Stars (Feat: Jowil & Ruff Scott) – ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’

    Hour 3:

    Rage Against The Machine – ‘Know Your Enemy’
    Hollowbelly – ‘Shotgun’
    Ben Harper – ‘Ground On Down’
    Toy – ‘Too Far Gone To Know’
    My Bloody Valentine – ‘Come In Alone’
    Portugal. The Man – ‘Share With Me The Sun’
    Dancing Suns – ‘Cuckoo’
    Lir – ‘3 Legged Guy’

    Josh Homme – Back & Forth:
    Kyuss – ‘Demon Cleaner’
    Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘The Vampyre Of Time & Memory’
    UNKLE (Feat: Josh Homme) – ‘Restless’
    Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘Regular John’
    Eagles Of Death Metal – ‘Really Wanna Be In L.A.’
    Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘Monsters In The Parasol’

    Moon Duo – ‘Rolling Out’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Glacier
      Composer: John Grant
      Performer(s): John Grant
      Performer(s): John Grant
      Album: Pale Green Ghosts, Bella Union, Promo
      Duration: 3:48
    • Title: Too Far Gone To Know
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Toy
      Performer(s): Toy
      Album: Join the Dots, Heavenly, HVNLP102CD
      Duration: 5:07
    • Title: Demon Cleaner
      Composer: Homme
      Performer(s): Kyuss
      Performer(s): Kyuss
      Album: Sky Valley, Elektra, 7559-61571-2
      Duration: 5:19

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