On this week’s show, I was delighted to be able to catch up with Trick Mist. Gavin Murray has been a guest on The London Ear previously but recently returned to Ireland after living abroad for a number of years.
We had a really good chat about life back in Ireland, Gavin’s recent travels and the influence it had on his music and his current single, ‘Fraction’.
Hello hello hello! I’ve got an hour of freshest new music for you. See I’m down with da kidz. On The London Ear this week, I’ve got new music from The Eskies, Trick Mist and, I have to say, I adore Ham Sandiwich’s new one ‘Bodies’.
Also, I’m bad, today is my godson Cian’s birthday and I didn’t give him a shout out. Happy Birthday Cian!!
The London Ear with Nessy // Show 171 // November 18 2017
Here’s the playlist for today’s show:
1. The Eskies: I’m not sorry
2. Nocturnes: Humans
3. Heavy Soda: Elephant
4. Hayes & Y: Always so Simple, Always So Cold
5. Penrose: Better Man
6. Picturehouse: Somebody Somewhere
7. Ivan Nicholas: Moving On
8. Trick Mist: Fraction (Phare Remix)
9. Wyvern Lingo: Out of my Hands – Ringsend Road Sessions
10. Peco: Self Harm – A Beginner’s Guide
11. HamsandwicH: Bodies
12. Sinead Harnett: Unconditional
13. Conor Mason: Grounds to Fall
14. Childhood: Too Old for My Tears
15. Rews: Your Tears
You can keep up to date with all the music I play on The London Ear in one handy Spotify playlist. Every track I’ve played in 2017 and that is available on Spotify is in there. You can find it right here.
Tune of the Week // Graham Mitchell – Maria Browne
I first heard about this guy from my friend, Sarah. It was about four or five years ago and there was this young fella called Milky near where she lived and she thought I should check out his music. He was good but needed a little time to perfect everything.
Fast forward to 2017 and Milky has dropped this moniker in favour of his own name and has released a couple of cracking tracks. A few of months ago, Graham Mitchell released ‘Inside I’m Dancing’ and ‘You’ve Disappeared’, a piano/guitar led ballad that highlighted his vocal and musical abilities. But the release of this track ‘Maria Browne’ proves just how far the young Dubliner has come.
‘Maria Browne’ is an old school story about a love lost with a upbeat sixties soul vibe. Clocking in at just under two and a half minutes, the full band sound and production from Jon Dotts, are in perfect for the era. This is a huge jump for Graham Mitchell, showing a glimpse of what is to come.
You can get Maria Browne as a Name Your Price Download from Bandcamp, that includes for free but why don’t you support your local artist and give him a quid or two.
Spotify Tune of the Week Playlist
I’ve started putting Spotify playlists together, including a Tune of the Week playlist, which includes all the tracks I’ve chose as Tune of the Week here on nessymon.com. You can find the playlist here. Make sure you follow, it will be updated weekly.
This week’s Tune of the Week comes from Dublin’s Road Wives. Enter potential tune of the Summer, ‘Miracle’.
Who is Road Wives
Road Wives is Jack Quinn, who is described as ‘a DJ, producer and recording artist’. He’s from Dublin and his bro is Declan Quinn ex Republic of Loose. In 2015 got together to record some music and ‘Miracle’ is the lead track from the EP, ‘This is Happening’.
The track also features CC Brez on guitars & bass, Zamo Riffman from Sing Street and Eve Macklin (Cats, Les Miserables) on backing vocals.
It’s no surprise that there is a definite tinge of the Loose on this track. With added electronic vibes and a serious danceability, this is a tune that you’ll be hard not find yourself dancing to. In fact, it could be really hard to pin this track to a year or era. It’s modern, contemporary but there’s a serious bang of 1987 from it. In my books, that’s definitely not a bad thing.
It’s uplifting, cheery and ‘let there be light, let there be love’ just radiates positivity. That’s before you see the video. Add some politics and the juxtaposition of the positivity of the song and the downright crapness of the real world and you get something totally motivational.
Hey hey! Bank Holiday weekend in Ireland, I have to say that even though we had a Bank Holiday last weekend here in the UK, we’re still feeling a little left out. Never fear! Swimmers Jackson is here with his new single, ‘Summer’s Here’, to cheer us all up.
Interview with Swimmers Jackson
Swimmers Jackson is a London based Irish musician, he also plays in the band Bouts and is now involved with another London based band. The man likes to keep busy! If you’ve ever lived in Dublin and gone down to the canal with some mates, ‘Summer’s Here’ is the song for you!
You can find out more about Swimmers aka Niall C Jackson on Facebook and Twitter. You can buy Summer’s Here from Bandcamp. You can also keep up to date with Niall’s travel blog.
The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // June 3rd 2017 Playlist
1. Nousom Knots: Midnight
2. Mark Geary: Battle of Troy
3. Loah: This Heart
4. Road Wives: Miracle
5. Ailbhe Reddy: Fingertips
6. Romes: Tryna Be
7. Dreaming of Jupiter: Light of my Life
8. Warsaw Radio: Still Have You To Hold
9. Saint Sister: Causing Trouble
10. Masasolo: Really Thought She Loved Me
11. Chat with Swimmers Jackson
12. Swimmers Jackson: Summer’s Here
13. The Coronas: Reel Feel
On this week’s edition of The London Ear, I chat to Amanda St John, a singer songwriter from County Antrim who is currently on tour in South East England. Amanda released her debut album ‘Grow’ last year.
We had a good auld chin wag, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
1. Kipedo – Ramada
2. Above dat – Better
3. The Coronas – Feel Real
4. Inhaler – I want you
5. Loah – This Heart
6. Rejjie Snow feat Joyce Wrice: Get It
7. Saint Sister: Causing Trouble
8. Amanda St John: Big Strong Man
9. Chat with Amanda St John
10. Amanda St John: If I Should Fall
11. Mura Masa feat Desiigner: All Around The World
12. London Grammar: Oh Woman Oh Man DC Breaks Remix