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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Thursday 3 April 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions,


    L.A. Rock N Roller Hanni El Khatib has made some serious music since catching people's attention with his debut album 'Will The Guns Come Out' in 2010. He followed this last year with 'Head In The Dirt' which was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.


    Hear his and his band from Les Docks in Lausanne - recorded by Eurosonic on November 26th.





    Other Voices is back on RTE Two each Sunday night at 10.30pm. The new series started on Sunday, March 30th, and runs until Sunday, May 6th

    Dan will give you a preview to this Sunday’s show with tracks from two of the acts that will feature on this Sunday’s programme. Hear tracks Polica and Little Matador live from Other Voices on The Alternative.



    Youth Mass are back with a new album ‘Morning Run Evening Sun’. They’ve always put together good tunes, but with this they’ve got so much better. Will it gain them global adoration or a huge bank balance? That’s not the point; simply put this is a seriously strong album.


    ‘Saudade’ is the latest chapter in the story of Thievery Corporation. The duo (Eric Hilton and Rob Garza) enlisted a cast of vocalists and musicians to create this dreamy beauty. You don’t often use the word straightforward when talking about Thievery Corporation, but ‘Saudade’ contains some of their most accessible work. A stylish piece of work with a mixture of languages that suits the mood perfectly.


    ‘Range Of Light’ is a striking album. Not in the conventional decibel-grabbing way though; it’s hard not to notice how simple and uncluttered the songs are. Followers of Bon Iver will be well aware of who Carey is from their work together in the past. There aren’t any major surprises here, but that doesn’t matter; it’s easy to listen to rather than easy listening.



    Cast your mind back to Ireland in the 1990s; the name Rollerskate Skinny might sound familiar. The band toured extensively, and gave us two outstanding albums ('Shoulder Voices' and 'Horsedrawn Wishes'). After they split up, vocalist Ken Griffin moved to New York where he recorded an album under the name Kid Silver.

    'Dead City Sunbeams' was heralded as one of the albums of the year in 1999. It received huge support from US College Radio, and remained near the top of the CMJ (College Music Journal) Album Chart for months (ahead of established names like The Roots, and Van Morrison). It never received a full release in Europe, so therefore didn't the impact that it might have.  'Dead City Sunbeams' is this week's Buried Treasure.


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, April 3


    Presidents Of The United States Of America - 'Lump'
    MØ - 'Waste Of Time'
    Oasis - 'Hindu Times'
    The Vincent(s) – ‘Fever Dreams'
    Bow Wow Wow - 'I Want Candy'
    Jungle - 'Busy Earnin'
    Humanzi – ‘Long Time Coming’
    Jack White – ‘High Ball Stepper’
    C2C – ‘Down The Road’
    Mint Julip – ‘To The Sea’ (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)
    Ulrich Schnauss – ‘Stars’
    Chvrches – ‘Lies’
    Buck 65 - 'Zombie Delight'
    Polica - 'Vegas' (Live from Other Voices)
    Cut Chemist – ‘Motivational Speaker’
    Jagwar Ma - 'Man I Need’ (Dub Mix)

    Hour 2:

    Hole – ‘Malibu’
    Elastic Sleep – ‘Leave You’
    Mundy - 'Pardon Me'
    Thievery Corporation – ‘Bateau Rouge’
    Scarlet Chives – ‘Bigger Than The Tall’
    Whipping Boy – ‘Morning Rise’
    Paul Thomas Saunders – ‘In High Heels Burn It Down’
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – ‘Love Burns’
    The Black Keys – ‘Fever’

    Hanni El Khatib live at Les Docks:
    ‘Save Me’
    ‘You Rascal You’
    ‘Fuck It. You Win.’
    ‘House On Fire’

    Black Sabbath – ‘God Is Dead?’

    Hour 3:

    John Grant – ‘GMF’
    Kid Silver – ‘Scarecrow’
    Youth Mass – ‘On A Wave’
    Shit Robot – ‘Do That Dance’
    Average White Band – ‘Pick Up The Pieces’
    Jape (Feat: Conor O’Brien) – ‘Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon’
    Little Matador - 'Boom Boom' (Live from Other Voices)
    God Is an Astronaut - 'Route 666’
    Benihana - 'Machines'
    PJ Harvey - 'Down By The Water’
    S.Carey – ‘Alpenglow’
    Two Lone Swordsmen – ‘Kamanda’s Response’
    The Verve – ‘Rolling People’


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