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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 10 June 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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


    He started his career in 1967, and since then his musical odyssey hase taken many twists and turns. More recently, he’s known for his collaborations with artists such as Massive Attack, 1 Giant Leap, and Easy Star All-Stars. Dan features the music of Horace Andy in this week’s Back & Forth.






    Is there anyone more prolific than Jack White these days? Between The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, a busy solo career, and numerous other ventures, he’s mastered juggling. And still coming out with really strong material. ‘Lazaretto’ doesn’t hold too many surprises, but it doesn’t need to. His second solo album contains such a solid collection of tunes that should translate extremely well live; he’ll be back in Ireland on June 26th.


    You could say that ‘In Flight’ has been three years in the making. It’s the debut album from Daithi, and it’s hugely impressive. He’s developed his sound over the years, and he’s at a point in his career where his music can translate just about anywhere. It’s inventive, it’s crammed with potential Pop anthems, and it’s finally with us!


    After giving us two excellent singles (’Pools’ and ‘Gooey’), Oxford’s Glass Animals bring us their debut album. Cool is a word that keeps popping up when they’re mentioned these days. And cool they might be, but they can also put together some strong tunes, as ‘Zaba’ illustrates. You get the impression that this album will continue to grow and grow on you.




    The Lapse were an American act that came together in 1997. They comprised of Chris Leo (ex-Native nod and brother of Ted Leo) and Toko Yasuda (Enon, ex-Blonde Redhead). The two formed The Lapse after the breakup of their previous band, The Van Pelt. The Lapse had Leo on guitar and Yasuda on bass with both handling vocals. 

    Their existence was brief, but they did manage to release two albums; 1998's 'Betrayal!', and the hugely underrated 'Heaven Ain't Happenin', which appeared in 2000. The Lapse formally disbanded in 2001. Dan features  'Heaven Ain't Happenin' as this week's Buried Treasure.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Tuesday, June 10


    Depeche Mode - 'I Feel You'
    Lucius - 'Nothing Ordinary'
    The La’s – ‘Doledrum’
    Go Swim - 'Animal'
    Delorentos – ‘You Say You’ll Never Love Her’
    Low Sea – ‘Berlin’
    Ladytron – ‘Fighting In Built Up Areas’
    Alt-J – ‘Fitzpleasure’
    Wild Promises - 'Ballymore'
    Siousxie & The Banshees – ‘Desert Kisses’
    Glass Animals – ‘Toes’
    Messiah J & The Expert – ‘Superfamous Supertune’
    The Temptations – ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)

    Hour 2:

    Hot Chip – ‘No Fit State’
    Repeat – ‘You’re NoOne’
    Wolf Alice – ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’
    The National – ‘Mistaken For Strangers’
    The Statics – ‘Holiday’
    (sic) – ‘Eyeball Kicks’
    The Muffs – ‘Take A Take A Me’
    Jack White – ‘Three Women’
    Them  - 'Here Comes The Night'
    SlowPlaceLikeHome – ‘She Comes In Colour Stereo’
    Saul Williams - 'Talk To Strangers'
    Chet Faker – ‘Talk Is Cheap’
    Leftfield – ‘Phat Planet’
    Mineral – ‘Atoms’

    Hour 3:

    Air – ‘Sexy Boy’
    Daithi (Feat: Young Wonder) – Ribcage’
    Ashley MacIsaac – ‘Sleepy Maggie’
    M.I.A. – ‘Know It Ain’t Right’
    The Shades – ‘Tripping Tune’
    Paul Thomas Saunders - 'Good Woman’

    Horace Andy – Back & Forth:
    Horace Andy – ‘Skylarking’
    Easy Star All-Stars (Feat: Horace Andy ) – ‘Airbag’
    Horace Andy – ‘Dancehall Music’
    Massive Attack (Feat: Horace Andy) – ‘Angel’
    Horace Andy – ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’

    The Lapse – ‘Buffet’
    The Northern Drones – ‘Sunstroke’

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