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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 30 June 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe.


    He's been releasing excellent material for many years, and is regarded as one of the best song writers that Ireland has produced in may years. He doesn't get the headlines like some of his contemporaries, but that shouldn't put you off. Adrian won the Choice Music Prize in 2009 for his album 'Season Of The Spark', and released what many regard as his finest work 'I See Three Birds Flying' in 2012. Hear a repeat of the session that he recorded for 2fm with Dan.







    No your eyes do not deceive you, the combination of Brian Eno and Karl Hyde bring us album number two in as many months. 'High Life' is a short but strong album that further illustrates the potent combination that is Eno • Hyde.


    'Divisadero' is an album from Irish act KRB. The band was formed by Kevin Richard Broderick (hence the name) who was once part of another fine act Reko. This is a different sound; one which is as much powerful as it is hypnotic at times.


    The Ghost Wolves may well have unleashed the best Rock Album of 2014 so far. 'Man, Woman, Beast' is bulging with posture and attitude. Rumours are circulating that they may be coming to this year’s Electric Picnic (with BP Fallon), let’s hope this turns out to be true.




    'Lazyboy TV' is an album that arrived in 2004. It's best described as a pop/spoken word project put together by producers Soren Rasted (of Aqua - yes, the band that brought us 'Barbie Girl') and Johnny Douglas. It's an extraordinary album that features American comedian Greg Giraldo, British voice-over artist Julie Berry and singer Toby Chapman.

    Dan features tracks from the album as this week's Buried Treasure.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, June 30

    Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Higher Ground’
    Spies - 'Moosehead'
    Suede - 'We Are The Pigs'
    Fears - 'Tampered’
    Wolfe Alice – ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’
    L7 – ‘Pretend We’re Dead’
    Caribou – ‘Can’t Do Without You’
    Speech Debelle - 'Better Days’
    The Frames – ‘Hollocaine’
    ENO • HYDE – ‘Moulded Life’
    Lazyboy – ‘Facts Of Life’
    Soak - 'Blud' (Chvrches Remix)
    Orbital - 'The Box'
    Tool – ’10,000 Days ((Wings Of Pt 2)’

    Hour 2:

    Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’
    Bantum (Feat: Benni Johnston) - 'No More’
    The Ghost Wolves – ‘Mosquito’
    Sex Pistols – ‘EMI’
    Grimes (Feat: Blood Diamonds) – ‘Go’
    Trashmonk – ‘Polygamy’
    Adrian Crowley – ‘Summer Haze Parade’ (Session – 2013)
    Husky - 'Tidal Wave'
    Bobby Womack – ‘The Bravest Man In The Universe’
    Rae & Christian (Feat: Bobby Womack) – ‘Wake Up Everybody’
    Bobby Womack – ‘Across 110th Street’
    KRB – ‘Forgotten’ (Polar Home Remix)
    Elektro Guzzi – ‘Moskito’

    Hour 3:

    Massive Attack – ‘Atlas Air’
    Lethal Dialect & Jacknife J – ‘Headstrong’
    Adrian Crowley – ‘Long Distance’ (Session – 2013)
    Oyama – ‘Sometimes’
    Led Zeppelin – ‘Gallows Pole’
    Natasha Atlas – ‘Leysh Nat'Arak’
    Black Grape - 'In The Name Of The Father’
    Noise Control – ‘Our Life’
    Lazyeyes – ‘Forever’
    Revelino – ‘Don’t Lead Me Down’
    Mastodon – ‘Diamond In The Witch House’

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