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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 17 February 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    THE LAST SOUND IN REPEAT 2FM SESSION BURIED TREASURE - CAP PAS CAP 'HAUNTED LIGHT' The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio s


    The Last Sound is the creative force of Barry Murphy, with Bryan O’Connell. Formed by Murphy more than a decade ago, The Last Sound has released some of the most inventive music that these shores have produced during the past 10 years. The album ‘Rainbow Xplode’ surfaced last year, and was Dan's number five Irish album of 2013. 

    Outside of The Last Sound, Barry Murphy has performed a number of times on stage as part of ex-Can vocalist Damo Suzuki’s never ending tour band, also appearing on his 2009 live album One More Universe. He is also one half of elusive psyche-drone merchants Whirling Hall Of Knives. They have appeared on The Wire magazine’s influential Wire Tapper compilation series.



    The Dutch/Irish connection of House Of Cosy Cushions has come up with another strong album with ‘Spell’. HOCC was formed by Dutch-English musician and visual artist Richard Bolhuis. So where does the Irish connection come into it? Bolhuis lived in Ireland for many years, and will be back for live dates next month. ‘Spell’ is HOCC’s best work; diverse, clever, and extremely infectious.

    Illum Sphere is Manchester DJ/Remixer/Artist Ryan Hunn. The wonderfully off-kilter ‘Ghosts Of Then And Now’ is like a bold middle-fingered salute to a lot of what’s going on in music right now. It’s electronic eclecticism at its very best.

    Scarlet Chives’ sound is located somewhere between Fever Ray and Bjork. The Danish act will unleash the beauty that is ‘This is Protection’ on March 21st. It’s been called Dream Pop, but there’s something a bit more sinister going on here! ‘Hunting’ is an album that you should track down at all costs.






    Irish act Cap Pas Cap released their debut (and so far only) album in 2010. Call is Dark Pop, but this only tells you part of what makes ‘Haunted Light’ such an outstanding album. The album’s sound was likened to Ladytron and Ladyhawk, but there’s something slightly grittier about it. You could call this a classic that never was; this would be the best description perhaps.


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Monday, February 17

    Leftfield (Feat: John Lydon) – ‘Open Up’
    Lucius – ‘Nothing Ordinary’
    Beastie Boys (Feat: Santigold) - 'Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win'
    The Walls – ‘The Night I Called it A Day’
    Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Luna’
    Rolling Stones – ‘Gimme Shelter’
    Marc O’Reilly – ‘Reach Out’
    Beck - 'Blue Moon'
    Fears - 'Parallel’
    The Knife - 'Raging Lung’
    Massive Attack - 'Angel’
    Imploded View – ‘The Keeping’ (R.S.A.G. Remix)
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)

    Hour 2:

    Howler – ‘Don’t Wanna’
    Queens Of The Stone Age - 'Monsters In The Parasol’
    Lonelady - 'Army’
    The Stooges – ‘Loose’
    Jonny Rep - 'Give’
    Moon Duo - 'Fallout’
    Bloc Party – ‘Banquet’
    House Of Cosy Cushions – ‘Chant’
    The Last Sound – ‘Into Something’ (Session)
    Illum Sphere (Feat: Shadowbox) – ‘Love Theme From Foreverness’
    The Stone Roses – ‘One Love’
    Ocho – ‘Young Hunting’
    The Last Sound - 'Motorik’ (Session)
    DJ Shadow  -‘What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 2)’

    Hour 3:

    Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Audacity Of Huge’
    Damon Albarn – ‘Everyday Robots’
    Cap Pas Cap – ‘Save Our Sights’
    Pixies – ‘Hey’
    NO CEREMONY/// (Feat: Joey Santiago) - 'Heartbreaker'
    The Shaker Hymn – ‘The Runaway’
    Gang Of Four - 'Not Great Men’
    The Last Sound – ‘Son Forever’ (Session)
    Scarlet Chives – ‘The Timber Will Fall’
    My Bloody Valentine – ‘Soon’
    The Last Sound – ‘Nrth Xploder’ (Session)
    My Bloody Valentine – ‘Loomer’
    Patti Smith – ‘Land - Horses/Land of A Thousand Dances...’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Runaway
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Shaker Hymn
      Performer(s): The Shaker Hymn
      Duration: 4:18
    • Title: Young Hunting
      Composer: Gill/Dowling
      Performer(s): Ocho
      Performer(s): Ocho
      Album: Young Hunting, Vico Records, VICO001
      Duration: 3:53
    • Title: The Keeping’ (R.S.A.G. Remix)
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Imploded View
      Performer(s): Imploded View
      Album: Mixed View EP
      Duration: 5:09
    • Title: Fallout
      Composer: Moon Duo
      Performer(s): Moon Duo
      Performer(s): Moon Duo
      Album: Mazes, Souterrain Transmissions, Sou022
      Duration: 5:33

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