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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 11 February 2014


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    BURRIED TREASURE - THE HONEYMOON 'DIALOGUE' TIM BURGESS - BACK & FORTH The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & l


    He's the timeless/ageless Charlatans vocalist, and sometimes solo artist. Tim Burgess has been a public figure since the late 1980s, and during that time, he has brought us some incredible music. The Charlatans were part of the 'Baggy' scene of the late 1980s/early 1990s, and significant players during the time that we called 'Britpop' too. The Charlatans are without question one of the greatest UK acts of the last two decades.






    Young Fathers released some excellent singles during late 2013, which built up expectation for ‘Dead’ their debut album. Does it live up to expectation? Absolutely, and perhaps even more. It’s hard to judge what impact this album will have over the course of 2014, but on artistic merit, it should be significant. Words like raw, honest, and visceral have been used to describe Young Fathers’ brand of Hip Hop, but let’s keep it simply, and use the word brilliant.

    ‘From The Heights Of A Dream’ is album number two from Deaf Joe. The bulk of the album was written during 2010’s ice and snow storms; it captures a sense of isolation and beauty that you don’t get to hear all that often. If you’re quick, you can get one of the 200 limited hardbound book edition.

    ‘Total Strife Forever’ is the sound of someone making music on their own terms. What does this mean? Simply put, East India Youth (aka William Doyle) has made an individual album that is set to rake in the plaudits for the foreseeable future. Laptop hero or future pop star...who cares; right now ‘Total Strife Forever’ sounds just fine!





    Every town or city has a story of a musician that should have received far greater recognition than they did; it's the classic or perhaps tragic story of music. The Honeymoon were a duo made up of Icelandic singer Thorunn Magnusdottir and UK musician Wayne Murray. 2004's 'Dialogue' is a stunning piece of work. This tranquil, dreamy beauty has been swallowed up by time; a bit for all those who never had the pleasure of hearing it.


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Tuesday, February 11

    Depeche Mode - 'I Feel You'
    Jagwar Ma - 'Uncertainty’
    God Is An Astronaut - 'Route 666'
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Maps'
    Bear Hands – ‘Agora’
    Alabama Shakes - 'Hang Loose’
    Justice - 'Genesis'
    The Avalanches - 'Frontier Psychiatrist'
    Toots & The Maytals - 54-46 (That's My Number)'
    Pugwash – ‘Monorail’
    The Dead Weather – ‘Rough Detective’
    Iain Archer - 'Minus Ten’
    The XX - 'Angels’
    The Doors – ‘People Are Strange’
    The Doors – ‘The End’

    Hour 2:

    Temples - 'Mesmerise’
    Rage Against The Machine - 'Sleep Now In The Fire’
    Hollowbelly - 'Shotgun'
    Peaches - 'Boys Wanna Be Her’
    Lucius – ‘Nothing Ordinary’
    Public Enemy – ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’
    Young Fathers – ‘Dip’

    Tim Burgess – Back & Forth:
    The Charlatans – ‘The Only On I Know’
    Tim Burgess – ‘The Doors Of Then’
    The Charlatans – ‘Blackened Blue Eyes’
    Tim Burgess – ‘I Believe In The Spirit’
    Crookers (Feat: Tim Burgess) – ‘Lone White Wolf’
    The Charlatans – ‘Tellin’ Stories’

    East India Youth - 'Total Strife Forever’
    Codes In The Clouds – ‘The Distance Between Us’

    Hour 3:

    The Beatles – ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’
    Mogwai – ‘The Lord Is Out Of Control’
    Rob Sonic – ‘Strange Hammer’
    U2 – ‘Wake Up Dead Man’
    O Emperor – ‘Minuet’
    Revelino – ‘Don’t Lead Me Down’
    Beck – ‘Blue Moon’
    The Honeymoon – ‘Chaos Theory’
    The White Stripes (Feat: Holly Golightly) – ‘Well It’s True That We Love One Another’
    Deaf Joe – ‘For Each And Every One’
    Bjork – ‘Bachelorette’
    Dylan Tighe – ‘Microscope’
    Warpaint – ‘Feeling Alright’
    Warpaint – ‘Billie Holiday’
    Mutual Benefit – ‘Strong Swimmer’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: I Believe In The Spirit
      Composer: Burgess/Linus
      Performer(s): Tim Burgess
      Performer(s): Tim Burgess
      Album: I Believe, Pias Recordings, PIAS099CD
      Duration: 3:55
    • Title: Tellin' Stories
      Composer: Blunt/Brookes/Burgess/Collins/Collins
      Performer(s): The Charlatans
      Performer(s): The Charlatans
      Album: The Best of the BBC Recordings 1999-2006, Beggars Banquet
      Duration: 4:27
    • Title: For Each And Every One
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Deaf Joe
      Performer(s): Deaf Joe
      Album: From The Heights Of A Dream, Delphi, Not Available
      Duration: 4:13

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