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    The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions. Live Music from The Tallest Man On Earth, and Buried Treasure - Gavin Friday 'Shag Tobacco'.

    THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH LIVE AT THE ROLLING STONE WEEKENDER



    The Swedish solo artist (real name Kristian Matsson) has toured extensively, and gained much acclaim for his pasionate live performances. There are echoes of some of the Folk greats like Dylan, Guthrie, and Drake in his delivery.
    Recorded by NDR, North German Radio on November 23, 2013 at Weißenhäuser Strand, Baltic Festsaal.

    http://www.thetallestmanonearth.com/

    http://www.rollingstone-weekender.de/

     

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK: THE HOT SPROCKETS, LUKE HAINES, & CLAUDIA SCHWAB

     



    We have three very different albums for you this week. The first is album number two from The Hot Sprockets. Their debut ‘Honeyskippin’ was a joyous affair, and ‘Brother Nature’ brings things to an even higher level. The Hot Sprockets write strong songs that are steeped with echoes from the past; they’ve never made any better than those that make up ‘Brother Nature’.

    http://www.thehotsprockets.com/ 




    Luke Haines has always done things his own was, whether as part of The Auteurs or throughout his solo career. How does a ‘psychedelic concept trilogy’ sound to you? ‘New York In The ‘70’s’ is part of the trilogy, and it works wonderfully. Surreal and ethereal are two words that this album brings to the fore. You have to listen to this album to fully grasp what a wonderful album Haines has put together.

    http://www.lukehaines.co.uk/ 




    ‘Amber Sands’ is the debut album from Austrian-born, Sligo-based musician Claudia Schwab. It’s the sound of a big pot of cultures and sounds mixed together with just the right measure. Some albums take you on a journey; ‘Amber Sands’ is like taking a year off, and making your way around the world.

    http://cschwabmusic.wix.com/claudiaschwab

    BURIED TREASURE - 'SHAG TOBACCO' BY GAVIN FRIDAY

     

     

    In 1995 there were few albums that stood out with such a striking nature as Gavin Friday’s ‘Shag Tobacco’. In this part of the world we were in the middle of Britpop mania; Oasis Vs Blur, Pulp, Cast, and countless others. ‘Shag Tobacco’ couldn’t have been any farther removed from this; drawing inspiration from Berlin and Cabaret (the original interpretation of that word).

    After 19 years, this album still has a challenging sound; it still stands out. Dan feature tracks from ‘Shag Tobacco’ for this week’s Buried Treasure.


    http://gavinfriday.com/

     

    THIS WEEK’S COMPETITION

     

     

    This week’s prize includes a pair of passes to the Indiependence Music & Arts Festival (Friday August 1 to Sunday, August 3rd), plus new albums from Daithi, and The Black Keys.

    The Question: The Indiependence Music & Arts Festival takes place in what county?

    A. Cork
    B. Wexford
    C. Galway

    Email your name, postal address, & correct answer to dan@rte.ie

    *You must be over 18 to attend the festival – Under 18s must be accompanied by a Guardian of over 25 years old.

     

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Thursday, June 5



    Santigold (Feat: Karen O) – ‘Go!’
    Cat Dowling - 'Somebody Else’
    Jack White - 'Just One Drink’
    Sylvan Esso - 'Coffee’
    Tricky - 'Christiansands'
    Noise Control (Feat: Shahin Badar) - 'Take It'
    Ananda Shankar – ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’
    Courtney Love - 'You Know My Name’
    Hole - 'Doll Parts’
    Daithi (Feat: Young Wonder) – ‘Ribcage’
    Janelle Monae (Feat: Prince) – ‘Givin’ Em What They Love’
    Soul Position - 'Drugs, Sex, Alcohol, Rock N Roll’
    Ghost Estates - 'In Your Dreams’
    Monster Magnet - 'Roadtrip’
    Wolf Alice – ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)

    Hour 2:

    Interpol – ‘Untitled’
    Morrissey – ‘Istanbul’
    PJ Harvey – ‘This Glorious Land’
    The Hot Sprockets – ‘Someday’
    The Revenants – ‘Let’s Get Falling Down’
    Big Star – ‘Thirteen’
    Tomas Barfod – ‘Busy Baby’
    Gavin Friday – ‘You, Me & World War III’
    Sohn – ‘Artifice’

    The Tallest Man On Earth live at The Rolling Stone Weekender:
    ‘Shallow Grave’
    ‘Where Do My Bluebirds Fly?’
    ‘Burden Of Tomorrow’

    The Beach Boys – ‘I Get Around’
    We Cut Corners – ‘I Found Out’
    Little Dragon – ‘Nabuma Rubberband’
    Elastic Sleep – ‘Stay’
    Cut Chemist – ‘The Garden’

    Hour 3:

    Suede – ‘We Are The Pigs’
    Makings – ‘Heart Attack’
    The Crystal Method – ‘The American Way’
    Deltron 303 (Feat: Zack De La Rocha) – ‘Melding Of Minds’
    Luke Haines – ‘Lou Reed Lou Reed’
    Lou Reed – ‘Walk On The Wild Side’
    Simple Kid – ‘Truck On’
    John Lennon – ‘I Found Out’
    Claudia Schwab – ‘Jodlfunk’ (remix)
    Avi Buffalo – ‘Remember Last Time’
    Cold Comfort – ‘When Love Grew Wild’
    Whipping Boy – ‘We Don’t Need Nobody Else’
    Ride – ‘Leave Them All Behind’

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