The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 144 // Simon Lewis and The Survival Code

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On today’s show, I was delighted to catch up with two people I haven’t seen in a long long time. So long I didn’t even recognise Gary McGuinness or the fact that our lives had crossed paths many years ago. Gary was a member of a band that played on nights I had organised in The Voodoo Lounge in Dublin circa 2002 ish.

Simon Lewis is long time family friend but I haven’t seen or spoken to him in years. Yet, through Facebook, we’ve managed to keep up to date with each other.

Chat with poet Simon Lewis

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First up was poet Simon Lewis. Simon had his first book of poetry, Jewtown, published by Doire Press in 2016. He was winner of the Hennessy Prize for Poetry 2015.

He is coming to London on February 26th to read his poetry at King’s Place, near King’s Cross as part of Jewish Book Week.

You can find out more about Simon on his website and you can follow Simon on Twitter

Chat with Gary McGuinness of The Survival Code

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Dubliner, Gary McGuiness is front man of rock band, The Survival Code. They’ve recently recently released their ‘Broken Strings’ EP. We chat about their single ‘One’ taken from the EP and what it’s like being in a band in a transient city like London.

You can find out more on their website and you can follow The Survival Code on Facebook and Twitter.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 144 // February 19 2017 // Playlist

Today’s playlist:

1. Embers: Signs
2. British Sea Power: Bad Bohemian
3. Chat with poet Simon Lewis
4. J Appiah: Run
5. Superfood: Double Dutch
6. Our Krypton Son: Can’t Make You Come Back
7. Chat with Gary McGuiness of The Survival Code
8. The Survival Code: One
9. Tayne: Heartbeats

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Thanks for listening, The London Ear broadcast on DAB radio, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. The show is broadcast every Saturday at 1300.

Don’t forget to check out the RTE 2XM website. You can keep up with me here.

Check out The London Ear on Facebook and Twitter

Photo of The Survival Code from here

Photo of Simon Lewis from here

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 102 with Gar Cox

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The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 102 with Gar Cox // December 19 2015

On this week’s show, I spoke to Gar Cox who has released a new seasonal track entitled ‘Too Late for Christmas’.

Here’s what happened:

1. The London Ear Intro
2. Autamata: Liberty Bell
3. Sample Answer: Textile Baby
4. Grainne Hunt: Have yourself a merry little Christmas
5. Gar Cox: Support Your Local Bookshop
6. Chat with Gar Cox
7. Gar Cox: Hospitals and Airports
8. Chat with Gar Cox
9. Gar Cox: Too Late For Christmas
10. Mark Geary & Glen Hansard: Christmas Biscuits
11. Motorcycle Display Team: Sladeohead (Recorded live for Arena on Radio 1)
12. Butch Walker: Santa Self (F*ck Your Christmas Party)
13. Embers: The Bitten Tongue
14. Bear Worship: Our Friends
15. Zena: We Can Shine

Dotted through the show you’ll also have heard Croupier’s Carol of the Bells and George Michael’s Jingle – A musical interlewd.

Thanks for listening, The London Ear broadcast on DAB radio, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. The show is broadcast every Saturday at 1300.

Don’t forget to check out the RTE 2XM website. You can keep up with me here.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM Show 102 with Gar Cox // Dec 19 2015 by Nessy on Mixcloud

Check out the video for Gar Cox’s Too Late for Christmas…

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The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 101 with Trick Mist

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Show 101: December 12 2015

On today’s show I had the pleasure of catching up with Trick Mist, aka Gavin Murray. Gavin is based in Manchester, originally from Dundalk and actually appeared on Show 1 of The London Ear with his band Bold Things. Living in Manchester has given Gav the opportunity to make music as a solo artist away from the band but I think this is becoming more than just a musical act. Trick Mist seems to be incorporating other art forms under it’s umbrella, which is pretty cool!

Here’s what happened:

1. The London Ear Intro
2. Embers: The Bitten Tongue
3. Shields: Face to Face
4. Clock Opera: Changeling
5. Jack Garret: Worry
6. Mura Masa: Love For That
7. Trick Mist: A Brass Angel
8. Chat with Trick Mist
9. Trick Mist: Cracking Settlement
10. Chat with Trick Mist Part 2
11. Trick Mist: Tampering Happy
12. Benjamin Clementine: London
13. Boy From The Crowd: All I Need

Thanks for listening, The London Ear broadcast on DAB radio, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. The show is broadcast every Saturday at 1300.

Don’t forget to check out the RTE 2XM website. You can keep up with me here.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 101 with Trick Mist by Nessy on Mixcloud

Photo of Trick Mist by Steve Bolter taken from Facebook

Embers: Hollow Cage (Video)

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Here’s what I know about Embers, they’re from Manchester. They sold out of their debut single on vinyl at the weekend and they’ve just unleashed a track of quite epic proportions upon us. This is seven minutes and thirty five seconds of pure bliss. If they keep on producing stuff like this, they will be shaping up to be serious contenders in 2013.

This track is definitely getting played on 2XM this Wednesday. Here is Hollow Cage.

Embers – Hollow Cage from Embers on Vimeo.

Thanks to Linn for pointing me in the right direction.