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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 8 May 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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


    Percolator have consistently been one of the best bands developing bands around for quite some time. They’ve been working on their debut album for quite some time, with it due out in September. They've previously played shows with Deerhoof, A Place To Bury Strangers and more recently Grant Hart (Husker Du). This week’s Five-Track Shuffle comes from Percolator.



    ‘Absolute Zero’ (out May 10th), the debut album from Little Green Cars was recorded a year ago, so you’d imagine that the band are as happy about its release as the rest of us! As you’d expect, this is a strong debut, which will no doubt help the band with their steady upward trajectory.

    Ghostpoet’s second album ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’ comes with a weight of expectancy with it. So, does it live up to the hopes, or dare I say it the hype? Yes, absolutely! It sounds slightly slicker than 2011’s ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’, but withholds much of that albums charm.

    Tieranniesaur are back with ‘DIYSCO’, an album that will have you feet tapping, your fingers clicking, and anything else that moves moving! The slight surprise is that the title track may well be the weakest on the album, but that speaks volumes for the other 12 tracks.





    Dan has another pair of tickets to give away on Wednesday’s show. The festival takes place on June 21 to 23 in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, and hosts artists like DJ Yoda, Bastille, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Soak, Young Wonder, and loads of others.

    Wednesday's question is: Daithi is playing this year's Seas Sessions festival - true or false?

    *You must be over 18 to attend Sea Sessions.

    Send your name, postal address, and the correct answer to [email protected]


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, May 8


    Led Zeppelin – ‘Immigrant Song’
    Savages – ‘She Will’
    Oasis – ‘Rock N Roll Star’
    Wasps Vs Noise – ‘The Killing Of Celebrity Culture’
    The Cure – ‘A Forrest’
    The Child of Lov – ‘Heal’
    Austra – ‘Beat & The Pulse’
    Bell X1 – ‘The End Is Nigh’
    Spiritualized – ‘Soul On Fire’
    Nanu Nanu – ‘The Gift’
    Motorhead – ‘Ace Of Spades’
    Sweet Jane – ‘Witches’
    Johnny Thunders – ‘Born To Lose’
    Foals – ‘Miami’
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)

    Hour 2:

    R.E.M. – ‘The Great Beyond’
    Maud In Cahoots – ‘Dance With Me’
    U2 – ‘Bullet The Blue Sky’
    Ghostpoet – ‘Plastic Bag Brain’
    Stevie Wonder – ‘Master Blaster (Jammin)’
    Bibio – ‘A Tout A L’Heure’
    The Dears – ‘Tiny Man’
    Buck 65 (Feat: Marnie Herald) – ‘Paper Airplane’
    Polica (Feat: Justin Vernon) – ‘Tiff’
    Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘Go With The Flow’
    Queens Of The Stone Age - ‘My God Is In The Sun’
    Nirvana – ‘Something In The Way’
    The Knife – ‘Full Of Fire’

    Hour 3:

    Santigold – ‘L.E.S. Artistes’
    Tieranniesaur – ‘Is This Still The Future?’
    Thavius Beck – ‘Sometimes’
    De La Soul – ‘Me Myself & I’
    The Animators – ‘Flow 1.0’
    Little Green Cars – ‘The Kitchen Floor’
    Red House Painters – ‘Grace Cathedral Park’

    Percolator’s Five-Track Shuffle:
    Health – ‘Heaven’
    Fugazi – ‘Waiting Room’
    Autolux – ‘Sugarless’
    Beak – ‘Backwell’
    Potishead – ‘Silence’

    Percolator – ‘Yellow Fire’
    My Bloody Valentine – ‘Soon’


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