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.
At one time The Mighty Stef was just Stefan Murphy, but in more recent times he's enlisted the services of Gary Lonergan, Daniel Fitzpatrick, and Brian Farrell. They're now a jet flying, limousine riding Rock N Roll machine! They're current EP was recorded with Producer Alain Johannes who's credits include Mark Lanegan, Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, & Them Crooked Vultures). They supply this week's Five-Track Shuffle.
She’s been mentioned in the same sentance as Bjork, Grimes, and Lykee Li, but in reality MØ is very much her herself. Her album ‘No Mythologies to Follow’ is easily one of the finest debuts in recent memory.
MARC O’REILLY HUMAN HERDINGS’
It’s hard to know which is more striking, Marc O’Reilly’s song writing or his musicianship. ‘Human Herdings’ is a widly impressive album in so many ways; strong, straightforward songs with a clever twist.
THE WAR ON DRUGS ‘LOST IN THE DREAM’
The War On Drugs gave us the excellent ‘Slave Ambient’ in 2011, so following that can’t have been easy. Easy or otherwise, they’ve done it in considerable style with 'Lost In The Dream'. Fans of The Hold Steady, Springsteen, and Husker Du will love this.
Garret ‘Jacknife’ Lee is one of the hottest producer and remixer on the planet at the moment, having worked names like U2, Taylor Swift, Basement Jaxx, Crystal Castles, and Pink. Not bad for a 16 year old Dublin kid, who landed a demo of his band Casablanca Moon on Dave Fanning’s desk in the mid 1980s.He was invited in to record a session on the strength of it.
He went on to play with Thee Amazing Colossal Men, Compulsion and his own album(s) as Jacknife Lee. The most recent of which ('Jacknife Lee') appeared in 2007. Dan features this underexposed beauty in this week's Buried Treasure.
Wolfmother - 'Joker & The Thief'
Andrew Stockdale - 'Long Way To Go'
Villagers – ‘Occupy Your Mind’
The Vincent(s) – ‘Fever Dreams’
Fever Ray – ‘If I Had A Heart’
Public Service Broadcasting – ‘The Now Generation’
Pixies – ‘Greens & Blues’
Woodstar – ‘Dumb Punk Song’
Temples – ‘Shelter Song’
The Redneck Manifesto – ‘Black Apple’
Ships - 'None Of It Real’
Folk Implosion - 'Natural One'
Wonder Villains – ‘Marshall’
Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)
Hot Chip – ‘One Life Stand’
Flying Lotus (Feat: Erykah Badu) – ‘See Thru U’
Damon Albarn - 'Everyday Robots'
El Grey – ‘We Are Bound’
Underworld - 'Born Slippy'
Eno Hyde - 'Satellites'
The Mighty Stef – ‘Vampire, Hold Me Tight’
The Mighty Stef’s Five-Track Shuffle:
Mark Lanegan Band – ‘Wedding Dress’
Arcade Fire – ‘Sprawl II’
Iggy & The Stooges – ‘Gimme Danger’
The Things – ‘Some Kinda Kick’
LCD Soundsystem – ‘All My Friends’
The War On Drugs – ‘An Ocean In Between The Waves’
Them Crooked Vultures – ‘New Fang’
Eels - 'Mistakes'
Eels - 'Susan's House'
Marc O’Reilly – ‘Just So’
Aim - 'Original Stuntmaster’
Analogue Wave - 'I Hold Dear’
The Beijing Gang - 'Dongdan’
Daithi (Feat: Jesse Boykins III) - 'Have To Go'
MØ – ‘Pilgrim’
The B-52's - 'Runnin’ Around’
Jacknife Lee – ‘Bands’
Elaine Mai – ‘Known Unknown’
Metronomy – ‘Month Of Sundays’
The Sundays – ‘I Kicked A Boy’
Jacknife Lee – ‘I Cut Your Hair’
Sebastian Tellier – ‘La Ritournelle’
Presenter: Dan Hegarty