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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 6 May 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    Buried Treasure: Ben Christophers 'My Beautiful Demon' & Shonen Knife interview - The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions.


    Formed 33 years ago, Shonen Knife show no signs of relenting! The Osaka band have just released their 20th album ‘Overdrive’, and have lined up some Irish dates this month. Kurt Cobain once said of the band “When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.” Hear them chatting to Dan on The Alternative.





    Brian Eno and Karl Hyde have made some truly great music over the years, but that didn't guarantee that their collaboration on 'Someday World' would continue this rich tradition. Thankfully it works wonderfully on every track; never falling short at any stage. At times this sounds like Depeche Mode jamming with Tinariwen - spectacular!


    Will De Burca has been knocking out classy tune for the last number of years. 'Tomorrow’s Light & Darkness' is his debut album, which has exceeded the high expectations that I had for it. At times it's a throwback to early 90s electro (the good stuff!), but mostly it's an album that based very much in the present.


    ‘Luminous’ is album number four from The Horrors. It’s an album that could have been released almost any time over the past 25 years, as it could sit well with music in 1989, 1997, or 2002 as much as it does today. It’s what The Horrors do so well; their brand of psychedelic shoegaze that nods to many masters from the past. 




    Somehow this managed to slip by a lot of people's radar when it was released in 1999. 'My Beautiful Demon' sat somewhere between Jeff Buckley's 'Grace' and 'OK Computer' by Radiohead. Like both of those album, it was not an album that sat with any particular trend at the time. Christophers' bittersweet vocals are both fragile and powerful; making this album a true treasure for anyone who heard it.


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Tuesday, May 6


    The Cast Of Cheers – ‘Animals’
    Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin’
    Analogue Wave – ‘Narko Dub’
    A Tribe Called Quest – ‘I Left My Wallet In El Segundo’
    The Cure – ‘A Forest’
    Ghost Estates – ‘In Your Dreams’
    Jagwar Ma – ‘Man I Need’ (Dub Mix)
    Kodakid – ‘Outta Sight’ (Kantor Tzar Collectif Remix)
    Bran Van 3000 – ‘Drinking In L.A.’
    Sabina – ‘I Won’t Let You Break Me’
    The Doors – ‘Light My Fire’
    The Horrors – ‘Mine & Yours’
    The Horrors – ‘I See You’

    Hour 2:

    The Happy Mondays – ‘W.F.L.’ (Think About The Future Remix)
    Toy – ‘Endlessly’
    Shonen Knife – ‘Welcome To The Rock Club’
    Shonen Knife interview
    Shonen Knife – ‘Robots From Hell’
    Shonen Knife – ‘Green Tea’
    Paradox – ‘Mr Bureaucracy’
    Nirvana – ‘Stay Away’
    The Living End – ‘Prisoner Of Society’
    Humanzi – ‘Just Like Bukowski’
    Radiators From Space – ‘Television Screen’
    The Antlers – ‘Wake’

    Hour 3:

    We Cut Corners – ‘YKK’
    Radiohead – ‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’
    Ben Christophers – ‘Give Me Everything’
    Eno • Hyde – ‘Who Rings The Bell’
    Melodica Deathship – ‘Black Ship Coming’
    Will De Burca – ‘Big Picture’

    Johnny Marr - Back & Forth:
    The Smiths – ‘What Difference Does It Make’
    Johnny Marr – ‘Upstarts’
    Electronic – ‘Get The Message’
    The Cribs – ‘Save Your Secrets’
    The The – ‘The Beat(en) Generation’
    Modest Mouse – ‘Fire It Up’

    Wasps Vs Noise – ‘A Candle Burns’
    UNKLE – ‘Back & Forth’
    New Jackson – ‘Sat Around Here Waitin’

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