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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 3 February 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    CAT DOWLING IN THE RTE 2FM SESSION BURRIED TREASURE FEATURING: 'A GRAND LOVE STORY' BY KID LOCO The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE


    Cat Dowling gave one of the best albums of 2013 with the release of her debut solo album ‘The Believer’ in May. Her husky and achingly intimate vocals will draw you in from the outset, and has drawn comparisons with PJ Harvey on more than one occasion.

    The acclaimed Irish singer, songwriter and performer previously fronted Babelfish and Alphastates. Dan had ‘The Believer’ at number Irish album three in his end of year poll for 2013. Hear her in session on The Alternative.



    ‘Emmaar’ is album number six from Mali’s Tinariwen, and continues from where they left off with 2011’s ‘Tassili’. The desert blues sound still has echoes of Hendrix in parts, and remains adventurous and hypnotic throughout. A special album from a band that have had to endure more than many others can comprehend.

    Clocking in at 38 minutes, The Revellions bring us ‘Give It Time’. These guys don’t hang about as you might gather; they bring us an avalanche of guitars and attitude. This description has been used many times before, but it really fits here. Dublin residents may recognise the Record Store from days past, which is the main feature on the album’s art work.

    When Broken Bells released their debut album in 2010, it was unclear whether this was a one-off venture for The Shins’ James Mercer, and Danger Mouse. ‘After The Disco’ proves that it thankfully wasn’t, but the real mystery is where these two busy individuals found the time to record this album! Where ever, and how ever; it works rather well!





    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.

    ‘A Grand Love Story’ is French musician/producer/remixer Kid Loco’s second album, which he released in 1997. It’s sophisticated without being pretentious, simple yet not simplistic; an album that would sit well in just about any decade, but happily out of step with everything around it.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, February 3

    M.I.A. - 'Paper Planes'
    Jagwar Ma - 'Uncertainty’
    The Chemical Brothers - 'Song To The Siren'
    Tvvins - 'You Better’
    The Beatles – ‘I Am The Walrus’
    The Hot Sprockets - 'Homeslice’
    Luscious Jackson - 'Naked Eye’
    Lucius - 'Nothing Ordinary’
    Beck – ‘Blue Moon’
    Beck – ‘Devil’s Haircut’
    MO - 'Don't Wanna Dance'
    Lethal Dialect - '13 Till Infinity'
    Broken Bells – ‘Lazy Wonderland’
    The Doors – ‘The End’

    Hour 2:

    Pearl Jam - 'Daughter'
    The Jezabels – ‘The Look Of Love’
    Dancing Suns - 'Cuckoo'
    U2 - 'Invisible’
    The Altered Hours - 'Sweet Jelly Roll’
    Cat Dowling - 'Somebody Else’ (Session)
    Bibio - 'Dye The Water Green'
    Massive Attack - 'Karmacoma'
    Mano Le Tough – ‘The Sea Inside’
    Dan Deacon - 'The Great American Desert’
    PJ Harvey – ‘Big Exit’
    Cat Dowling – ‘The Believer’ (Session)
    Kurt Vile – ‘Goldtone’

    Hour 3:

    Glasvegas – ‘Daddy’s Gone’
    Soak – ‘Blud’
    Neil Young – ‘The Needle And The Damage Done’
    Tinariwen – ‘Imidiwan Ahi Sigdim’
    Kid Loco – ‘Cosmic Supernatural’
    Moby – ‘Honey’
    Cat Dowling – ‘The Well Runs Dry’ (Session)
    Elastic Sleep – ‘You Only Live Twice’
    Mark Lanegan Band – ‘Harborview Hospital’
    The Revellions – ‘The Waltz’
    Radiohead – ‘Paranoid Android’
    The War On Drugs – ‘Red Eyes’
    David Holmes – ‘Head Rush On Lafayette’ (Fridge Remix)

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Sea Inside
      Composer: Niall Mannion
      Performer(s): Mano Le Tough
      Performer(s): Mano Le Tough
      Album: Changing Days, Permanent Vacation, Permvac 105-2
      Duration: 5:16
    • Title: The Waltz
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): The Revellions
      Performer(s): The Revellions
      Album: Give It Time, Dirty Water Records, Not Available
      Duration: 3:56
    • Title: You Better
      Performer(s): Tvvins
      Performer(s): Tvvins
      Duration: 3:37
    • 23:57
      Title: Closer
      Performer(s): Hogan
      Performer(s): Hogan
      Album: Closer EP
      Duration: 3:10

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