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    PLACEBO LIVE IN GENEVA BURIED TREASURE - CAP PAS CAP 'HAUNTED LIGHT' The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & liv

    PLACEBO LIVE IN GENEVA



    Placebo have seen many stages and scenes in modern day music, yet their music hasn’t strayed too far from the course that they set out upon. That’s not to say that they’re stuck in a musical hollow, more they do what they do and do it well (very well!). Their 2013 album ‘Loud Like Love’ has that ‘big’ Placebo sound that we’ve come accustomed to; the tracks from which made up much of the subsequent tour.

    This set was recorded by RTS (Switzerland) in Geneva on November 24.


    http://www.placeboworld.co.uk/

    http://www.eurosonic.net/

     

     

    THIS WEEK’S COMPETITION

    This week’s prize includes tickets to see Tvvins in Whelan’s on Thursday, February 27th, plus albums from St Vincent, Baby Shambles, Glen Hansard, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and others!

    The easy Question: Tvvins feature members of what two Irish acts?

    1. U2 and The Frames
    2. Le Galaxie & No Sweat
    3. Adebisi Shank & The Cast Of Cheers’

    Email your name, postal address, & correct answer to dan@rte.ie

    *You must be over 18 to attend the gig.

    BURIED TREASURE – CAP PAS CAP ‘HAUNTED LIGHT’



    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.

    http://www.cappascap.com/

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK – HOUSE OF COSY CUSHIONS, ILLUM SPHERE, & SCARLET CHIVES



    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.

    http://www.houseofcosycushions.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/illumsphere

    https://www.facebook.com/ScarletChives

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, February 20



    Beck - 'Devil's Haircut'
    Beck - 'Blue Moon'
    Steve Mason – ‘Fight Them Back’
    Le Galaxie - 'Lucy Is Here'
    Blur - 'Crazy Beat'
    Damon Albarn - 'Everyday Robots'
    Public Service Broadcasting - 'Spitfire’
    The Beatles - 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'
    Easy Star All-Stars (Feat: Max Romeo) – ‘Fixing A Hole’ (Extended Dub Mix)
    Elaine Mai – ‘Known Unknown’
    Little Dragon - 'Ritual Union’
    Portishead - 'Sour Times'
    Young Fathers - 'Get Up’
    Mineral – ‘Atoms’

    Hour 2:

    Tone Loc – ‘Funky Cold Medina’
    Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine?’
    Alice In Chains - 'No Excuses'
    August Wells - 'Alice'
    Sumie - 'Hunting Sky’
    Jose Gonzalez – ‘Teardrop’
    Cap Pas Cap – ‘Hearts’
    Fever Ray – ‘If I Had A Heart’
    Scarlet Chives – ‘Lift’

    Placebo live from Geneva:
    ‘Special K’
    ‘Bitter End’
    ‘Teenage Angst’

    Royal Blood – ‘Little Monster’
    Sisters Of mercy – ‘Temple Of Love’

    Hour 3:

    My Bloody Valentine – ‘Sometimes’
    Will De Burca – ‘The Visions We Have Are Fading Away’
    Illum Sphere (Feat: Mai Nestor) – ‘All Night’
    dEUS – ‘Instant Street’
    The Statics – ‘Hit & Miss’
    The Blues Brothers – ‘Peter Gunn Theme’
    Tvvins – ‘You Better’

    Placebo live from Geneva:
    ‘Running Up That Hill’
    ‘Post Blue’
    ‘Infra Red’

    St. Vincent – ‘Regret’
    New order – ‘Regret’
    House of Cosy Cushions – ‘Kerjie Te Oostum’

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