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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 27 January 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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


    Lasertom is Dubliner Simon Cullen. It was 2005 when becoming one half of electro duo in Le Bien that Cullen made his first forays into the realms of electronic music. Since then Cullen has continued his career as part of Ships, and Lasertom. It's with the latter that he released one of the best debut albums of 2013 'Drift'. Hear Lasertom in Session on The Alternative with Dan.




    Stunning and beautiful are two of the first words that come to mind when listening to '(Moon)' the debut album from Snowbird. The duo is former Cocteau Twin Simon Raymonde, and Massive Attack and Chemical Brothers collaborator Stephanie Dosen. They come armed with some serious guests two; Ed O'Brien and Philip Selway from Radiohead, and members of Lanterns On The Lake and Midlake. Let's throw in another superlative; this is a wonderful album!


    Let's not get hung up on the fact that all three members of Wicklow's All The Luck In The World are under 20, but feel free to be swept away by their debut self-titled album. Recorded last Summer in Belgium, this album show a pedigree that is rarely heard on a debut album. It's tempting to use a play on words with their name, but let's just say that 2014 may be a year that will see ATLITW become a name that will very familiar to many people.


    Mutual Benefit's 'Love Crushing Diamond' has already received the blessing of Pitchfork and The Guardian, and you can hear why when you hear what could be described as dreamy folk pop. Mutual Benefit is a one-man band made up by Brooklyn-based Jordan Lee, who clearly has a gift for penning powerful offbeat pop tunes. He makes it sound easy too, on what is a short yet extremely impressive album.





    This is a new feature on the show, that looks at albums from the past, which were overlooked, or have been swallowed up by time. The first is Dublin band Lir’s debut album ‘Magico Magico’. It was released in 1994 (with a US version of the album to follow in 1995), and saw the band gain much applause in Ireland and The US.

    Lir have always been touted as one of the best live acts that Ireland has ever produced, and this was captured on the US version of ‘Magico Magico’ in stunning fashion. Last year saw the release the documentary ‘Good Cake Bad Cake – The Story Of Lir’.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, January 27


    Moby (Feat: Wayne Coyne) - 'The Perfect Life' 
    Marcy Playground - 'Sex & Candy'
    Dum Dum Girls - 'Lost Girls & Boys Club’
    The Undertones - 'Teenage Kicks'
    We Cut Corners - 'Best Friend’
    Crystal Castles - 'Air War’
    Mano Le Tough - 'Please’
    Smashing Pumpkins - 'Today'
    The Boxer Rebellion - 'Diamonds' 
    Sinead O’Connor – ‘Mandinka’
    Young Fathers – ‘Get Up’
    Arcade Fire - 'Haiti'
    Primal Scream – ‘Uptown’ (Long After The Disco Is Over Andrew Weatherall Mix)
    Justice – ‘Audio Video Disco’

    Hour 2:

    Beastie Boys – ‘Sure Shot’
    Major Lazer (Feat: Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Danielle Haim & Yasmin) – ‘You’re No Good’
    Lasertom - 'Call’ (Session)
    The Orb – ‘Toxygene’
    Massive Attack – ‘Splitting The Atom’
    Super Extra Bonus Party (Feat: Ann Scott) – ‘Sonora’
    Snowbird - 'Come To The Woods’
    Ghost Maps - 'Hollow Castles’
    XTC - 'The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead’
    Lir – ‘Three Leggedt Guy’
    The Black Keys – ‘Gold On The Ceiling’
    Stano – ‘Radar’

    Hour 3:

    The Flaming Lips – ‘The W.a.n.d.’
    Mutual Benefit – ‘Advanced Falconry’
    R.E.M. - 'Bittersweet Me'
    TVVINS – ‘You Better’
    Lasertom – ‘Drift’ (Session)
    Trans AM – ‘Interstellar Drift’
    Jeff Buckley – ‘Dream Brother’
    Jeff Buckley – ‘The Sky Is A Landfill’
    All The Luck In The World – ‘Away’
    Lasertom – ‘Maelstrom’ (Session)
    Way Out West – ‘Questions Never Answered’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Please
      Composer: Mannion, Niall
      Performer(s): Mano Le Tough
      Performer(s): Mano Le Tough
      Album: Changing Days, Permanent Vacation, Permvac105-2
      Duration: 5:14
    • Title: Get Up
      Composer: Young Fathers
      Performer(s): Young Fathers
      Performer(s): Young Fathers
      Album: Dead, Big Dada Recordings
      Duration: 4:18
    • Title: Uptown
      Performer(s): Primal Scream
      Performer(s): Primal Scream
      Album: Beautiful Future, Not Available, 5051442923728
      Duration: 5:03
    • Title: Diamonds
      Composer: The Boxer Rebellion
      Performer(s): The Boxer Rebellion
      Performer(s): The Boxer Rebellion
      Album: Promises, Absentee Recordings
      Duration: 4:03
    • Title: Come To The Woods
      Composer: Snowbird
      Performer(s): Snowbird
      Performer(s): Snowbird
      Album: Moon, BELLA UNION, BellaCD434
      Duration: 3:41
    • Title: Away
      Composer: All The Luck In The World
      Performer(s): All The Luck In The World
      Performer(s): All The Luck In The World
      Album: All The Luck In The World, Barfilm Records/Haldren Pop Recordings, BR-00001
      Duration: 3:42
    • Title: You Better
      Performer(s): Tvvins
      Performer(s): Tvvins
      Duration: 3:37
    • Title: Advanced Falconry
      Composer: Jordan Lee
      Performer(s): Mutual Benefit
      Performer(s): Mutual Benefit
      Album: Love's Crushing Diamond, Other Music Recording Co, OM-009-Promo
      Duration: 5:05

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