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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 7 January 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    KEVIN SHIELDS - BACK & FORTH The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe.


    How do you follow-up an album that went a long way to defining a highly fertile time in music? This album is called 'Loveless', and My Bloody Valentine the band that created it gave us a virtually flawless answer last year when they brought us the 'm b v' album. Kevin Shields is the driving force behind My Bloody Valentine, but his musical adventures have not been confined to this extraordinary band. Dan brings us back and forth through the many stages of Shields' musical output.







    Some will know him as the guy who had that big tune 'Mistadobalina' in the early 1990s, others will be familiar with him as part of Deltron 3030; he is Del The Funky Homosapien. On the second day of 2014, he continued his prolific career with the free to download album 'Iller Than Most'.   He's collaborated with a wide variety of people over the years (Gorillaz, Devo, Dinosaur Jr, The Dust Brothers, etc.), and this versatility is very evident on 'Iller Than Most'.

    Garage Pop with a few psychedelic shots is a pretty accurate description of 'Cursing The Sea', the debut album from Dublin's September Girls. Does it break any new ground? No, but what it does, it does extremely well; that being deliver to-the-point pop tunes. It’s some much-needed retro energy for those cold January days.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Tuesday, January 7


    Beastie Boys - 'Intergalactic'
    Chvrches - 'Lies'
    Filter – ‘Take A Picture’
    Milan Jay - 'How Well Do You Remember Dying?’
    The National – ‘Mistaken For Strangers’
    The Strypes – ‘Blue Collar Jane’
    Warpaint - 'Love Is To Die For’
    Beck – ‘E-Pro’
    Girl Band - 'Lawman’
    Trailer Trash Tracys – ‘Candy Girl’
    Anna Calvi - 'Eliza’
    Black Mountain - 'Bright Lights’

    Hour 2:

    The Chemical Brothers – ‘Do It Again’
    Le Galaxie – ‘Lucy Is Here’
    Portishead - 'Machine Gun’
    September Girls – ‘Ships’

    Kevin Shields - Back & Forth:
    My Bloody Valentine - 'Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
    My Bloody Valentine - 'If I Am’
    My Bloody Valentine - 'Sometimes'
    Primal Scream - 'Accelerator’
    Kevin Shields - 'City Girl'
    My Bloody Valentine - 'New You'

    St Germain - 'Rose Rouge’
    Del The Funky Homosapien – ‘Militant’
    De la Soul – ‘Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)’
    Darkside – ‘Golden Arrow’

    Hour 3:

    Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’
    Say Lou Lou – ‘Better In The Dark’
    Bleeding Heart Pigeons – ‘Catharsis’
    dEUS – ‘Constant Now’
    Anna Calvi – ‘Carry Me Over’
    Tim Buckley – ‘Song Slowly Song’
    Jeff Buckley - 'Dream Brother’
    Ann Scott - 'Joy’
    Buck 65 (Feat: Gord Downie) – ‘Whisper On The Waves’
    Bobby Womack – ‘The Bravest Man In The Universe'
    The Gloaming – ‘The Sailor’s Bonnet’
    Ashley MacIsaac – ‘Sleepy Maggie’
    Moving Hearts – ‘Tribute To Peadar O’Donnell’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Take A Picture
      Composer: Patrick
      Performer(s): Filter
      Performer(s): Filter
      Album: Title of Record, Reprise Records, 9362-47388-2
      Duration: 4:19
    • Title: Ships
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): September Girls
      Performer(s): September Girls
      Album: Cursing The Sea, Fortuna Pop!, Not Available
      Duration: 3:56

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