The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 162

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The London Ear RTE 2XM nessymon

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 162

Seeing as I was back in Ireland last week and spent most of the week preparing for next week’s show, (it’s a biggie) I decided that this week’s episode of The London Ear would feature some of the great music around right now.

So hear ye go, here’s show 162 of The London Ear, oh yeah.. my guest on next week’s episode of The London Ear is Irish Ambassador to Great Britain, Dan Mulhall. Mr Mulhall is off to Washington in a few weeks to take up the post of Ambassador to the United States. I’m thrilled that he took the time out to chat.

But first…

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 162 August 5 2017

1. Picturehouse: Sunburst
2. Paddy Casey: Turn this Ship Around
3. The Charlatans: Different Days
4. Ape Rising: The Model Prime
5. Cat Lundy: Triggerman
6. Lana Del Ray Feat: The Weeknd: Lust For Life
7. !!!: The One 2
8. Arcade Fire: Everything Now
9. Panda Cult: Blue Angel
10. Fejka: Twilight
11. Franco Fire: Green
12. Superfood: Unstoppable
13. Luiz Bruno: Yeah
14. Lisa Mafia: Wah Gwarn

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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.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 91 // 19 August 2015

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 91

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 91

Yo! This week I played some awesome new music and featured The Strypes new album, Little Victories, playing three tracks from it.

Here’s what happened:

1. The London Ear Intro
2. Vukovi: Boy George
3. Whisky Stain: The Lord’s Revolver
4. The Strypes: Best Man
5. Marika Hackman: Next Year
6. Lana Del Ray: High By The Beach
7. Niamh Crowther: Little by Little
8. Raury: Devil’s Whisper
9. The Weeknd: Can’t Feel My Face
10. The Strypes: Cab Fare Home
11. Father John Misty: I Love You Honeybear
12. Soak: B a Nobody
13. The Strypes: Now She’s Gonehhh
14. Gilligan Moss: Choreograph

Thanks for listening, The London Ear broadcast on DAB radio, UPC Channel 944, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. We have a change in the RTE 2XM schedule so I’ll do a separate blog post to tell you about that. You can also listen to the show on mixcloud or in the widget below.

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The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 91 August 19 2015 by Nessy on Mixcloud

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 34

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1. The London Ear Intro
2. La Roux: Let Me Down Gently
3. Ben Khan: Youth
4. Go Wolf: One More Night
5. Ella Eyre: If I Go
6. Plasma: Burning Like The Sun
7. Josh Record: For Your Love
8. Terry Emm: Forever and After
9. The Griswolds: Beware The Dog
10. Stags: Just Like You
11. Buffalo Sunn: By Your Side
12. Elastic Sleep: leave You
13. McMahon: Fire
14. Temples: Shelter Song (Leftside Wobble Rocks the Discoteque Mix)
15. Lana Del Ray: West Coast (William Carl Jr Mix)
16. Fyfe: For You
17. Subgiant: Monsters Incorporated

Thanks for listening. You can listen live every Wednesday at 1400 and the repeat on Sunday nights at 2100. You can listen to the show again on the RTE player.

You can also listen to the show in its entirety on Mixcloud.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 34 by Nessy on Mixcloud

Don’t forget if you’re Irish and in a band based in the UK or touring in the UK, get in touch I’d love to hear from you. I love hearing new music so if you have something you think I’d be into send me a mail nessy @ nessymon.com (Take out the gaps)

Thanks for listening.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM Show 30: 16 April 2014

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This week I had the opportunity to go Alexandra Palace to chat to Young Kato. They were opening for You Me At Six on their UK tour and are heading to Dublin to The Academy 2 on May 1st.

Here’s what happened:
1. The London Ear Intro
2. Fairchild: Burning Feet
3. Tea Street Band: Dance with Me
4. Lana Del Ray: West Coast
5. Cosmo Sheldrake: The Moss
6. Interview with Young Kato (Part 1)
7. Young Kato: Drink Dance party
8. Interview with Young Kato (Part 2)
9. Young Kato: Help Yourself
10. The Sunshine Underground: Don’t Go
11. Prides: Roar
12. Kodakid: Outta Sight
13. Raglans: Before Tonight
14. We Cut Corners: Best Friend (Jape Remix)

Thanks for listening. You can listen live every Wednesday at 1400 and the repeat on Sunday nights at 2100. You can listen to the show again on the RTE player.

You can also listen to the show in its entirety on Mixcloud.

The London Ear Show 30 Apr 16 2014 – Interview with Young Kato by Nessy on Mixcloud

Don’t forget if you’re Irish and in a band based in the UK or touring in the UK, get in touch I’d love to hear from you. I love hearing new music so if you have something you think I’d be into send me a mail nessy @ nessymon.com (Take out the gaps)

Thanks for listening.

The Great Gatsby – Great Music is Timeless (Video)

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Gatsby_soundtrackThis week sees the release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby on our shores. I haven’t read any reviews of the film, I’ll see it for myself thanks and I actually read F Scott Fitzgerald’s book yesterday. Going on what I read, I can see how music could be incorporated into the film at Gatsby’s lavish parties.

I love Baz Luhrmann and have written some articles about different Luhrmann projects in the pages of this blog. I’ll write a full post on the movie when I see it this week but Luhrmann’s use of music in his films has always intrigued me. From John Paul Young in Strictly Ballroom to the echoey refrain of Garbage’s #1 Crush in Romeo and Juliet and the use of ‘love’ songs in Moulin Rouge. I’m looking forward to seeing how much of a character music plays in The Great Gatsby.

Just as I was about to post this Lana Del Ray’s new video ‘Young and Beautiful’, which is taken from the soundtrack was unveiled. Here is it:

Tune(s) Of The Week 30/09/2011: Lana Del Ray

LanaDelRayI had absolutely no choice but to choose these tracks. It’s a while since I’ve heard of anyone actually releasing a AA single but Lana Del Ray is different in many respects. I can see why Video Games and Blue Jeans were released together. Video Games is understated and produced superbly with just vocals and strings and subtle timpani.

Blue Jeans has echoes of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game and also features some fantastic vocals. I love the production on this too, mixing very classic stylings and samples. These two tracks have been on repeat since I heard them first. A really great new artist to excited about.

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