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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 1 July 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 around Europe.


    They're one of the most celebrated Irish bands of recent times. Along with a string of very successful albums, Bell X1 has brought us songs like 'Rocky Took A Lover', 'Man On Mir', and 'The Ribs of a Broken Umbrella'. The band undertake a tour of Australia later this month, so there's no better time to sift back & Forth through their extensive catalogue of music.








    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) – Tuesday, July 1

    Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Ava Adore’
    Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Rocket’
    Will De Burca – ‘They Gave Us Rock’
    Jack White – ‘Lazaretto’
    JJ72 – ‘Formulae’
    Fight Like Apes – ‘The Hunk & The Fun Palace’
    Tricky – ‘Tribal Drums’
    Young Wonder – ‘To You’
    Kate Tempest – ‘Theme From Becky’
    The Prodigy (Feat: Kool Keith) – ‘Diesel Power’
    The Altered Hours – ‘Dig Early’
    The Frames – ‘God Bless Mom’
    Jamie XX – ‘All Under One Roof Raving’
    The XX – ‘Basic Space’ (Jamie XX Space Bass Mix)

    Hour 2:

    LCD Soundsystem – ‘I Can Change’
    Echogram – ‘Direkt Hit’
    Hanni El Khatib – ‘Nobody Move’
    Elvis Presley – ‘Blue Suede Shoes’
    BP Fallon – ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’
    The Ghost Wolves – ‘I’m Yo Mudda’
    The Hot Sprockets – El Toro’
    Isobell Campbell & Mark Lanegan – ‘Snake Song’
    Tim Buckley – ‘Song To The Siren’

    Bell X1 – Back & Forth:
    Bell X1 – ‘Starlings Over Brighton Pier’
    Bell X1 – ‘Pinball Machine’
    Bell X1 – ‘The Great Defector’
    Bell X1 – ‘Sugar High’
    Bell X1 – ‘Snakes & Snakes’ (Live at the Acoustic Room, INEC Kilarney)

    Nina Hynes – ‘He Turned The Light Off’

    Hour 3:

    The Black Keys – ’10 Cent Pistol’
    KRB – ‘Exhale’
    Jerry Fish – ‘Barefoot & Free’ (Darkin Mix)
    808 State – ‘Cubik’
    Lazyboy – ‘Underwear Goes Inside The Pants’
    Brian Deady – ‘I Can’t Go For That’ (Doo Wop Version)
    Kasabian – ‘Eez-Eh’
    Etc. Collective – ‘Malaise’
    Meltybrains – ‘Light Snow’
    Garbage – ‘Milk’
    Royal Blood – ‘Come On Over’
    Julianna Barwick – ‘One Half’
    North Atlantic Oscillation – ‘Marrow’
    Eno • Hyde – ‘Lilac’

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