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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 22 April 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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


    Little Matador are one part Snow Patrol, one part LaFaro, with former members of Turn and The Frames in there too. Their debut self-titled album is straight up Rock with some clever twists. It has a big sound that demands to be listened to at high volume!


    Smoke Fairies have led a curious existence; championed by many but never quite cracking what we call the mainstream. 'Smoke Fairies' may just be the album to change that. Like Lucius' wonderful 'Wildewoman', they've made an album that's sometimes enchanting, always engaging, and in every way memorable.


    Versives have been threatening to make an excellent album for quite some time. April of 2014 is when the Cork band delivered on this with 'Prussian Blushes'. Call it Alt Pop if you like; this is going to impress anyone that has the pleasure of hearing it.




    'The Spy' by Luxembourg's Monophona is the sound of what happens when acoustic music meets electronic, analogue meets digital. The duo come from different worlds, but manage to bring us this wonderful selection of tracks. As you might guest, it is haunting and ethereal at times, but it's much more than that. Dan highlights this album as this week's Buried Treasure.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Tuesday, April 22

    The Libertines - 'Can't Stand Me Now'
    Jack White – ‘Lazaretto’
    Sex Pistols - 'Holidays In The Sun'
    Jungle - 'Busy Earnin'
    Little Dragon - 'Ritual Union'
    Daag Hur – ‘I Feel You’
    Depeche Mode – ‘Secrets To The End’
    Depeche Mode - 'Never Let Me Down Again' 
    Soul Position - 'Drugs Sex Alcohol Rock N Roll'
    Blueprint – ‘Silver Lining’
    MØ (Feat: Diplo) - 'XXX
    Royal Blood – ‘Little Monster’
    Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’
    Slowplacelikehome - 'She Comes In Colour Stereo’
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)

    Hour 2:

    Little Matador - 'Stitch Yourself Up'
    Folk Implosion – ‘Natural One’
    Fight Like Apes – ‘The Hunk & The Fun Palace’
    Atoms For Peace – ‘Judge, Jury & Executioner’
    Monophona – ‘Boy’
    A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Can I Kick It?’
    FreezerRoom (Feat: hazel O’Sullivan) – ‘Beneath The Surface’

    Primal Scream – Back & Forth:
    ‘Sonic Sister Love’
    ‘Jailbird’ (Chemical Brothers Remix)
    ‘Country Girl’

    My Sad Captain – ‘In Time’

    Hour 3:

    Pixies – ‘Greens & Blues’
    Moscow Metro – ‘Future Fades’
    The B-52’s – ‘Private Idaho’
    The Coral – ‘Spanish Man’
    Tricky (Feat: Martina Topley-Bird) – ‘Pumpkin’
    Versives – ‘Harpoon’
    Whipping Boy – ‘When We Were Young’
    The Altered Hours – ‘Dig Early’
    Yppah – ‘Bobby Joe Wilson’
    Tinariwen - 'Emajer’
    Kingston - 'Weird Dreams'
    St Germain – ‘Rose Rouge’
    Young Fathers – ‘I’ve Arrived’
    Lali Puna – ‘Faking The Books’
    Hidden Orchestra - 'Flight’

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