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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The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 58 // Dec 3 2014

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Londonear58On this week’s show, I had the pleasure of heading to Ayala‘s recording studio for a chat about her new single. She also performed ‘This Year’ especially for The London Ear. Got the opportunity to play some great new music and also a couple of tracks from acts named in the ‘Sound of 2015’ longlist.. here’s what happened:

1. The London Ear Intro
2. Kormac and Speech Debelle: White Noise
3. Stevie G and Christina Underwood: Way Down South
4. Lyke Giants: Spite
5. Wulf : Fire
6. The High Learys: Clear My Mind
7. The Dirty Jacks: From the Ashes to Attack
8. Wolf Alice: Moaning Lisa Smile
9. Lapsley: Station
10. Lake Malawi: Chinese Tears
11. Chat with Ayala
12. Ayala: This Year
13. Chat with Ayala Part 2
14. Ayala: 5157 Miles
15. Soak: B a Nobody
16. Gar Cox: Too Late for Christmas
17. Eternal Death: Cry

Oh, When Ayala and her producer, Juan were playing for The London Ear, I took some video on my phone. I will get it online as soon as I can.

Thanks for listening, You can listen live every Wednesday at 1400 and the repeat of show is aired 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 or in the widget below.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 58 // Dec 03 2014 by Nessy on Mixcloud

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The London Ear // Show 54 // November 5 2014

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Well, today’s show was a little different. It went a direction I really didn’t expect it to go. On Monday night, I had arranged to call Matthew from Phox and have a chat about their upcoming tour. It starts off in Glasgow before heading to The Sugar Club on Sunday 9th November. When I managed to catch Matthew he was in Disneyland, enjoying some rides.. that’s a first for The London Ear!

Here’s what happened:

1. Marilyn Manson: Third Day of a Seven Day Binge
2. Rolls Bayce: On My Own
3. Bastille: The Driver
4. The 1975: Medicine
5. Postcards from Jeff: Veronica
6. Chat with Matthew from Phox
7. Phox: Kingfisher
8. Chat with Matthew from Phox
9. Phox: Slow Motion
10. Wulf: Fire
11. Rhodes: Breathe
12. The Grey Ghost: Recover
13. Columbia Mills: Never Gonna Look At You The Same
14. Vaudeville: Change The Song
15. Kormac featuring Speech Debelle: White Noise

Thanks for listening, You can listen live every Wednesday at 1400 and the repeat of show is aired 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 or in the widget below.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 54 // November 5 2014 by Nessy on Mixcloud