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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 22 January 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    PEACHES' FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE plus EUROSONIC FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music


    Dan brings you highlights from last week's Eurosonic Festival in The Netherlands. It's a festival that has helped acts like Franz Ferdinand, James Vincent McMorrow, The XX, and numerous other establish themselves in the European stage.

    Hear highlights from Jacco Gardner, Shiny Darkly, and an interview with BlackboxRed. More from Eurosonic (from the Irish acts) on Thursday's show.







    Peaches is not a lady to be messed with! The Canadian born, Berlin-based artist gives musical conventions a middle fingered salute. Last year the documentary/film 'Peaches Does Herself' immortalized her work, and was screened at the Toronto Film Festival, and Sundance Film Festival. Peaches has selected the tracks for this week's Five-Track Shuffle.





    Dan has tracks from the three new Albums Of The Week for you on The Alternative this week. First is the second album from Warpaint; a confident second album from the US group. Here’s a preview from Chris Cunningham's Film project featuring ‘Love Is To Die’ from the new album ‘Warpaint’ Cunningham spent two years filming and photographing the band as they made new the new album.



    Rumblings about The Gloaming have been circulating for quite some time. Call them a supergroup if you like; The Gloaming is made up by Iarla O’Lionaird, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, and Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh. Simply put, their self-titled debut is a beautiful collection of pieces of music; breathtaking perhaps.




    After releasing one of the best albums of 2011, I Break Horses are back with ‘Chiaroscuro’. “Electronic shoegaze” is a term that has come up recently, and is pretty apt. It’s quite different to their debut, in the sense that they’ve opted for electronic over guitar. An album that could quite easily ignite the masses.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, January 22


    Santigold – ‘L.E.S. Artistes’
    MØ (Feat: Diplo) - 'XXX 88'
    Darling - 'Sail Away'
    Lykke Li - 'Get Some’
    TV On The Radio - 'Golden Age'
    TV On The Radio – ‘Halfway Home’
    The Verve - 'Bittersweet Symphony'
    Float Fall - 'Someday'
    Savages – ‘She Will’
    Damon Albarn – ‘Everyday Robots’
    Cowboy X - 'Gabbi'
    Le Galaxie - 'Lucy Is Here'
    DJ Shadow – ‘In/Flux’

    Hour 2:

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - 'Three Little Birds'
    Tomas Barfod (Feat: Nina Kinert) – ‘Pulsing’
    Julian Plenti – ‘Only If You Run’
    Warpaint - 'Keep It Healthy’

    Jacco Gardner live at EBBA/Eurosonic 2014:
    ‘Clear The Air’

    The Charlatans - 'The Onlt One I Know’
    I Break Horses - 'Weigh True Words’
    Eugene McGuiness – ‘Lion’
    Beck – ‘Blue Moon’

    Shiny Darkly live at Eurosonic 2014

    Battles – ‘My Machines’ (Patrick Mahony & Dennis McNany Remix)

    Hour 3:

    Them Crooked Vultures – ‘New Fang’
    The Liminanas – ‘Rosas’
    Shonen Knife – ‘Welcome To The Rock Club’
    Windings – ‘Neverwood’

    Peaches’ Five-Track Shuffle:
    Salt N Pepa – ‘Push It’
    E.S.G. – ‘Erase You’
    Toto Coelo – ‘I Eat Cannibals’
    Cyndi Lauper – ‘When You Were Mine’
    Sinead O’Connor – ‘Troy’

    Peaches – ‘Boys Wanna Be Here’
    BlackboxRed – ‘Stripper’
    BlackboxRed interview
    BlackboxRed – ‘Howling Wolf’
    Nirvana – ‘Something In The Way’
    The Gloaming – ‘Song 44’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Someday
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Float Fall
      Performer(s): Float Fall
      Duration: 3:44
    • Title: Rosas
      Composer: The Liminanas
      Performer(s): The Liminanas
      Performer(s): The Liminanas
      Album: Costa Blanca, Trouble In Mind Records, TIM060
      Duration: 4:15
    • Title: Neverwood
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Windings
      Performer(s): Windings
      Duration: 2:56
    • Title: When You Were Mine
      Composer: Prince
      Performer(s): Cyndi Lauper
      Performer(s): Cyndi Lauper
      Album: She's So Unusual, CBS, CDPRT25792
      Duration: 5:07
    • Title: I Eat Cannibals
      Performer(s): Toto Coelo
      Performer(s): Toto Coelo
      Album: Halloween Party Hits
      Duration: 3:41

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