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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Thursday 16 July 2015


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    Jamie XX live at the Sonar Festival, & this week's Buried Treasure - 'Weightless' by Juno Falls - The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & Lisve Music.



    The difficult debut album, the nerve-wracking follow-up, and the troublesome third album; Tame Impala have managed to navigate their way through these treacherous waters. 'Currents' the Australian act’s third may well turn out to be their best, and that's quite an accomplishment when you consider its predecessors. 

    Retrospective? Yes. Psychedelic? Of course. But this has much more of a pop/disco side to it than most would have expected. Who knows what galaxy that Tame Impala will travel to next, but by the direction of their current course, it should be suitably enthralling. 


    Who is iZem? I was asking myself this question last week after hearing his 'Hafa' album for the first time. The Lisbon-based French DJ/producer makes music that you won't want to place a genre on. Just as well to because is as diverse and free-flowing as anything that you're likely to hear in 2015.  



    The Longitude bound Years & Years haven't had much time to do anything other than hold on tight this year! With 50 million streams and 30 million views, Years & Years deliver us 'Communion'. Pop music has always been a broad description, and Years & Years have helped stretch that even further with clever and even sophisticated songs. This is going to be a big album; it’s just a matter of how big.




    There was much cause for optimism in 2007 when Dublin band Juno Falls released their second album ‘Weightless’. At this stage ‘the band’ was essentially Myles O’Reilly, who put together an album of songs that can compare with the very best folk pop tracks around at the time (or even today).


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Thursday, July 16

    Beck - 'Dreams’
    C2C - 'Down The Road'
    Tell No Foxx - 'Dust' (Daithi Remix)
    The Beatles - 'Tomorrow Never Knows'
    Ezra Furman – ‘Ordinary Life’
    Liz Phair – ‘Polyester Bride’
    The Expert – ‘Unexplainable Feeling’
    The Cure – ‘The Caterpillar’
    The Cure – ‘Siren Song’
    Bat For Lashes – ‘Siren Song’
    Jacknife Lee – ‘Bands’
    Compulsion – ‘Happy Ending’
    Sample Answer – ‘Good Boy’
    Sifjan Stevens – ‘Chicago’
    Sisyphus – ‘Alcohol’

    Hour 2:

    Anna Calvi – ‘I’ll Be Your Man’
    Tame Impala - 'Yes, I’m Changing’
    Jeff Buckley – ‘Last Goodbye’
    Yucatan – ‘Angharad’
    King Kong Company – ‘Spacehopper’
    Virgin Prunes – ‘Baby Turns Blue’ (Director’s Cut)
    Years & Years – ‘Ties’
    Jamie XX live at the Sonar festival
    iZem – ‘Water’
    Moby – ‘Extreme Ways’
    Moby – ‘Extreme Ways’
    Moby – ‘The Dogs’

    Hour 3:

    Wolfman (feat: Pete Doherty) – ‘For Lovers’
    The Libertines – ‘Gunga Din’
    Shonen Knife – ‘Welcome To The Rock Club’
    Womps – ‘Live A Little Less’
    The Very Best – ‘Kanyale’
    Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy – ‘Television The Drug Of The Nation’
    New Composers – ‘Lovestory’
    Steve Lynch – ‘gather Up The Devils’
    Goldfrapp – ‘Ooh La La’
    Jamie XX live at the Sonar festival
    The XX – ‘Islands’
    Juno Falls – ‘Dapper Dan’
    Ulrich Schnauss – ‘A Strangely Isolated Place’

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