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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Thursday 12 December 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    CRYSTAL FIGHTERS LIVE AT THE NEW POP FESTIVAL (GERMANY) - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessio


    Crystal Fighters are a motley crew that make music that you can dance to. They are perhaps a perfect antidote to the main stage hysteria at festivals; electrifying audiences with what some have dubbed 'Folktronica'. The wildly underrated UK were a sensation at the Eurosonic festival a number of years ago, and went down suitably well with their German audience at New Pop.

    Recorded at the New Pop Festival by SWR 3 (Germany) for the EBU on September 14th, 2013.








    Three very different albums are highlighted on the show this week. ‘LIZZOBANGERS’ is Hip-Hop with a retro twist. That’s not to say that it hasn’t any new ideas; it has plenty. This is music that makes you want to get up and bust some moves!

    PolyDROID’s album ‘Machines Of Pure Loving Grace’ is further proof that there is still excellent music coming out during music’s ‘Silly Season’. Sometimes cinematic, sometimes brooding, it oozes class through its every pulse. There isn’t always justice when it comes to music, but if there is any for PolyDROID, it will see ‘Machines Of Pure Loving Grace’ reach far and wide.

    ‘Further/Closer’ is a stunning piece of work from Geisha (Rob Geisha). It is perhaps the perfect soundtrack to those twilight hours where the world seems to slow down momentarily. This is music that crosses generations and genres. A compliment too far? Listen and judge for yourself.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, December 12


    Eagles Of Death Metal – ‘Wanna Be In L.A.’
    Tame Impala - 'Solitude Is Bliss'
    John Grant - 'Black Belt'
    The B-52's - 'Lava’
    Bombay Bicycle Club - 'Carry Me’
    Elastic Sleep - 'You Only Live Twice'
    Ash – ‘Goldfinger’
    Le Galaxie - 'Lucy Is Here'
    Faith No More - 'From Out Of Nowhere'
    Wasps Vs Noise - 'The Killing Of Celebrity Culture'
    The La’s – ‘Son Of A Gun’
    The Hot Sprockets – ‘Soul Brother’
    Yppah – ‘Bobbie Joe Wilson’
    MO (Feat: Diplo) – ‘XXX 88’
    LCD Soundsystem – ‘Yeah’

    Hour 2:

    Stevie Wonder – ‘Superstition’
    Cadence Weapon – ‘Cheval’
    DJ Shadow – ‘The Number Song’
    Primal Scream – ‘Elimination Blues’
    The Dead Heavy – ‘Everybody In The Night’ (The Casanova Wave Retro Gradestep Mix)
    Sebatien Tellier – ‘La Ritournelle’
    Lizzo – ‘Batches & Cookies’
    The Prodigy – ‘Poison’
    Interpol – ‘NYC’
    An Emotional Fish – ‘Blue’
    Jerry Fish - 'Early To Bed’
    Darkside – ‘Golden Arrow’

    Hour 3:

    The National – ‘Terrible Love’
    The Jezabels – ‘The End’
    The Blades – ‘Downmarket’
    79Cortinaz – ‘Snowsmoke Serenade’
    Massive Attack – ‘Teardrop’
    PolyDROID - 'Day Of Rest’
    San Fermin – ‘Sonsick’

    Crystal Fighters Live At The New Pop Festival (Germany):
    ‘At Home’

    Daithi - 'Sleep Like A Stone’
    Daithi (Feat: Senita) - 'Case Closed’
    The Chemical Brothers – ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’
    Geisha – ‘I Thought If I Continued This Way I wouldn’t Be Able To Stop’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Son Of A Gun
      Composer: Lee Mavers
      Performer(s): The La's
      Performer(s): The La's
      Album: The La's, Polydor, 5306021
      Duration: 1:55
    • Title: La Ritournelle
      Composer: Sebastian Tellier
      Performer(s): Sebastian Tellier
      Performer(s): Sebastian Tellier
      Album: Politics, Lucky Number, Lucky003CD
      Duration: 3:31
    • Title: At Home
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Crystal Fighters
      Performer(s): Crystal Fighters
      Album: Star of Love, Zirkulo
      Duration: 5:02
    • Title: Wave
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Crystal Fighters
      Performer(s): Crystal Fighters
      Album: Cave Rave, Live at the New Pop Festival
      Duration: 5:02

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