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    The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe.

    ALIAS EMPIRE IN THE RTE 2FM SESSION (REPEAT)

    The Alt/electronic three piece from Dublin/Belfast were back in Studio 8 last year, and recorded this latest session for Dan. AE combine guitars, live vocals and drums with synths, programmed beats and samples, all to the backdrop of full visuals. Their debut album 'Unexpected Falls' was Choice Music Prize nominated in 2007. The follow-up 'Safety In Numbers' was released in April 2013, and it rocks!

    http://aliasempire.com/

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK – LUCIUS, VERSECHORUSVERSE, & REAL ESTATE

    After receiving much love in the U.S last year, 'Wildewoman' by Lucius is getting a European release. Is it hype or is this a special album? Simply put, 'Wildewoman' is a beauty! It's clever, it's catchy, it's retrospective, it's new, and it may well be one of the albums of 2014.

    http://www.ilovelucius.com/


    He used to be in And So I watch You From Afar, but Tony Wright (aka VerseChorusVerse) is walking a different path now. His debut album 'VerseChorusVerse' couldn't be more different from the thunderous beauty of ASIWYFA, but has its own magnetic identity that will spread far and long. Produced by the hugely talented Iain Archer, the description "tenderly ferocious" is apt.

    https://www.facebook.com/VerseChorusVerseVCV/

    There is beauty and melancholy throughout ‘Atlas’, the latest album from New Jersey’s Real Estate.  It’s another one of those ‘special’ albums that I go one about from time to time! There’s nothing wildly complicated about the songs on ‘Atlas’; they just work with remarkable ease.

    http://www.realestatetheband.com/

    BURIED TREASURE - ESTER' BY TRAILER TRASH TRACYS

    This album has just about every ingredient that's required to transform it from an 'Indie' favourite into an alt-Pop beauty for mainstream consumption. Released in January 2012; 'Ester' was quite a statement from Trailer Trash Tracys.

     


    So why didn't it earn worldwide fame, and provide celebrity status for the band? It's that age-old question that doesn't have one simple answer. Dan features Trailer Trash Tracys' wonderful debut 'Ester' as this week's Buried Treasure album.

    https://www.facebook.com/trailertrashtracys

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, March 24

     

    Gorillaz - 'Feel Good Inc'
    Real Estate – ‘Had To Hear’
    The Smiths - 'What Difference Does It Make?'
    Wild Beasts - 'Wanderlust'
    Rodrigo Y Gabriela – ‘The Soundmaker’
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – ‘The Beat That My Heart Skipped’
    Gavin Friday - 'The Slider'
    Fever Ray - 'If I Had A Heart'
    Wastefellow - 'Floating'
    Grimes - 'Genesis’
    The Cure - 'Lullaby'
    Columbia Mills - 'Fishbowl City' (Fishfood Remix)
    Jagwar Ma - 'Uncertainty' - (Ewan Pearson Remix)

    Hour 2:

    Moby - 'Bodyrock'
    Butterfly Explosion – ‘Run’
    Alice In Chains - 'Angry Chair'
    Japanese Voyuers - 'Cry Baby'
    Alias Empire – ‘Two Months Past’ (Session – 2013)
    Trailer Trash Tracys – ‘Los Angered’
    Pixies - 'Tame'
    Pixies - 'Green & Blues’
    Royal Blood - 'Little Monster'
    Sugarhill Gang – ‘Rapper’s Delight’
    Young Fathers – ‘Get Up’
    Alias Empire – ‘Dead Zoo’ (Session – 2013)
    New Order – ‘Thieves Like Us’
    Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Cerulean’

    Hour 3:

    The La’s – ‘Way Out’
    The Gubu Band - 'The Dreamer, The Maker'
    Lucius – ‘Turn It Around’
    Idlewild – ‘Roseability’
    The Hollywood Tornadoes – ‘The Gremmie Pt 1’
    September Girls – ‘Money’
    Nirvana – ‘The Man Who Sold The World’
    VerseChorusVesre – ‘Common Prayer’
    Alias Empire – ‘White Empire’ (Session – 2013)
    Tomas Barfod (Feat: Nina Kinert) – ‘Pulsing’
    Alias Empire – ‘Lay Down’ (Session – 2013)
    Doves – ‘Here It Comes’
    Jimi Goodwin – ‘Oh! Whiskey’
    Elastic Sleep – ‘Leave You’
    Black Mountain – ‘Tyrants’

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