The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 164

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The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 164

Firstly, I have to say thank you for all your kind words following last week’s show with Dan Mulhall. The interview with The London Ear was literally his last as Irish Ambassador to Great Britain. He left London this week to take up his new post as Irish Ambassador to the United States (Gulp!). I wish him all the best in Washington.

This week, I’m actually back in Ireland to help two very dear friends celebrate their nupitals, so here’s an hour of music for you.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 164 August 26 2017 // Playlist

Session Motts: Plundered Past
The Charlatans: Different Days
Rews: Shine
Arrows of Love: Signal
Wolf Alice: Beautifully Unconventional
Nousom Knots: Horizons
Cat Lundy: Triggerman
Michael Knight: Waves to the Shore
Panda Cult: Blue Angel
Swimmers Jackson: Life’s Short (Embrace It)
Karms: We Always Lose
Arcade Fire: Creature Comforts
Fangclub: Role Model
Chase and Status Feat Craig David: Reload
Mabel Feat Kojo Funds: Finders Keepers
Dovile Lee: My Fairytale

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Tune of the Week // Panda Cult – Blue Angel

Panda Cult - Tune of the week - nessymon

Panda Cult - Tune of the week - nessymon

Tune of the Week // Panda Cult – Blue Angel

I’ve been trying to work out what a Panda Cult looks like. Is it a tribe of pandas who all live together inside an enclosed compound? (Is that a zoo?) Is it a whole bunch of pandas who dance to 80s music under the full moon? Going on this release from the newest Merseyside quartet, they may be heavily influenced by the 1980s but have their feet firmly stuck in 2017.

Blue Angel is a one of those three minute wonders, it’s fresh but familiar, perfectly formed with a seriously funky guitar line and is a classic summer track. The track’s vocal refrain of ‘Baby come back to me’ is echoed in the guitar line making it all more memorable. Production on the track is divinely understated but beautifully rounded. It may take a few listens but once ‘Blue Angel’ gets under your skin, it will stick in your head all day. Indie pop delightfulness.

Verdict: Please sir, can I have some more?

You can find out more about the band on their Facebook page and on Twitter.

Listen to Blue Angel

Spotify Tune of the Week Playlist

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The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 162

The London Ear RTE 2XM nessymon

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

Listen On Demand to The London Ear

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

Listen to the music on Spotify

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.