The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 165

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The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 165

Greetings from London! It feels like Autumn is kicking in, there’s a cooler breeze in the air and it was dark last night at 8pm.. I miss the extra 28 minutes light you get in Ireland.

Silly season is just about over, we’ll be back with lots of chat on The London Ear soon, but for now, here’s an hour of absolute tunes for you.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 165 // September 9 2017

Here’s what went down on Show 165:

1. No Audio Dialogue:All To Find
2. Swimmers Jackson: Life’s Short (Embrace it)
3. LCD Soundsystem: tonite
4. The War on Drugs: Pain
5. Wolf Alice: Beautifully Unconventional
6. Beck: Dear Life
7. Queens of the Stone Age: The Way You Used To Do
8. The Killers: Run For Cover
9. Ivy Nations: Sentimental Hearts
10. St Vincent: New York
11. Everything Everything: Desire
12. Superfood: Unstoppable
13. Arcade Fire: Creature Comforts
14. Session Motts: Plundered Past
15. Thirty Seconds to Mars: Walk on Water
16. Gareth Maher: Every Little Step

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The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 162

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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.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 158 with Neil Weatherall

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The London Ear - Neil Weatherall (writer/director)
Temperatures are more down to what I can handle this week in London. Hurrah! It’s been raining though and I’ve spent the week surrounded by Irish people so it feels a bit like Ireland.

Highlight of the week for me was meeting my favourite film director, Baz Luhrmann, completely by chance in St Pancras Train station. I still haven’t stopped smiling.

Interview with Neil Weatherall – Writer/Director of The Passion of The Playboy Riots

On this week’s show I chat to Neil Weatherall about his play, The Passion of The Playboy Riots. Complete transparency here. I saw this play on Thursday night. You can read about it here. This was after I spoke to Neil about the play.

The play runs until July 8th at The Hen and Chickens, it’s worth your time. Check it out on Facebook and Twitter.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 158 July 1 2017 // Playlist

1. Confidence Man: Bubblegum
2. Brass Phantoms: City of Wolves
3. Graham Mitchell: You’ve Disappeared
4. Superfood: I Can’t See
5. Larkins: Sugar Sweet
6. Public Service Broadcasting: They Gave Me A Lamp
7. Interview with Neil Weatherall
8. You have to wonder:
9. Hare Squead: Pure
10. Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles: Hamburg
11. Brendan McCahey: Too Tight
12. Video Blue: Dogged Animals
13. Rusangano Family: Lights On

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.

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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

Listen Again

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