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.
He’s just announced that he will be paying a visit to these shores in October, so what better time to look through Elvis Costello’s extensive back catalogue? From The Attractions to The Roots, we go Back & Forth through the music of Elvis Costello.
There is a temptation to call 'Best Of Times' an album to listen to in the small hours; those quiet times when you ever vocal phrasing, every guitar chord. What My Sad Captains have come up with on this their third album is a laid back yet confident sound. There's a strong chance that the masses may miss this, but for those who take the time to listen; they'll hear some truly inspired and brilliant songs.
NENEH CHERRY ‘BLANK PROJECT’
Dismiss Neneh Cherry at your peril! ‘Blank Project’ is one of the strongest albums that 2014 has seen so far. Many of the reference points that people will give this album are artists that have been influenced by Cherry whether they know it or not! ‘Blank Project’ is not an album from a nostalgia artist, it’s music for right now.
WILD BEASTS ‘PRESENT TENSE’
What makes you a Pop Band these days? Is it when you write good tunes? If so, then Wild Beasts took their place among the Pop fraternity a long time ago. With ‘Present Tense’, they’ve gone up a couple of gears; it’s the sound of a band hitting their prime.
'Breathing Tornados' is an album by Ben Lee. Released in 1998, it was very successful in Australia, but never managed to reach enough ears outside of Lee's native land. It's a clever brand of guitar pop with enough twists and tricks to keep almost anyone interested. Why or how it didn't get the chance to do this is both a mystery and a tragedy. Dan will feature tracks from the album all this week on The Alternative.
Justice – ‘Civilization’
Queens Of The Stone Age - 'If I Had A Tail'
Rolling Stones - 'Gimme Shelter'
Royal Blood – ‘Little Monster’
Chvrches – ‘Lies’
Smashing Pumpkins - '1979' (New Originals 1799 Remix)
Jape (Feat: Conor O’Brien) – ‘Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon’
Villagers – ‘Becoming A Jackal’
The Wytches - 'Gravedweller'
Portishead - 'Cowboys’
Young Wonder – ‘Orange’
Neneh Cherry – ‘Naked’
Toy – ‘Fall Out Of Love’
Toy – ‘Endlessly’
Pixies – ‘Hey’
Pixies – ‘Blue Eyed Hexe’
Schtum – ‘New Year Dawning’
Young Fathers - 'Paying’
Ben Lee – ‘Sandpaperback’
Rocstrong – ‘Go ‘Head’
NWA – ‘Straight Outta Compton’
Elvis Costello - Back & Forth:
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - 'Alison’
Elvis Costello - 'Veronica'
Elvis Costello & The Roots - 'Walk Us Uptown’
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – ‘Pump It Up’
Elvis Costello – ‘The Spell That You Cast’
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – ‘All This Useless Beauty’
Wild Beasts – ‘Palace’
The Happy Mondays – ‘W.F.L.’ (Think About The Future Mix)
Crystal Castles (Feat: Robert Smith) – ‘Not In Love’
U2 – ‘Mofo’
Solar Bears – ‘Interzone’
The Invisible – ‘Generational’
Sebastien Tellier - 'La Ritournelle'
The Statics – ‘Hits & Misses’
Radiohead – ‘House Of Cards’
My Sad Captains – ‘All In Your Mind’
Cat Dowling – ‘Gospel Song’
Jack White – ‘Never Far Away’
The Dead Weather – ‘Rough Detective’
Keepers Of Doubt – ‘Red Letter Day’
Asobi Seksu – ‘Red Sea’
Presenter: Dan Hegarty