The London Ear #376 Interviews: Nixer & Conor Burke

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The London Ear #376

I really enjoyed that! Now with 100% extra, The London Ear is now on RTÉ 2XM every Saturday from 12 midday until 2pm. More chats, more music and a couple of new features.

Interview: Seán Keenan from Nixer

I really enjoyed catching up with Sean from Nixer. Although the band initially were working in Dublin and London, it turns out that both Seán and his bandmate Gearóid, are also now based in South East London, quite close to where I am. I really love the energy that comes from their music and it is truly uplifting to hear an artist so passionate about their music. Nixer have just released a new single ‘Outsider’, from their ‘People Feel’ EP’.

You can find out more about the band on Insta, Facebook and Twitter and head over to Bandcamp to buy some tunes. Get tickets for Nixer’s headline show at The Grace, Islington, on February 24th here.

Nixer: Headline Show Poster. The Grace, Islington 2022

Interview with writer and actor, Conor Burke

Everything Is Grand and I’m Completely Okay

It was great to catch up with actor and playwright, Conor Burke. A writer and actor, Conor called London his home for a while and then Covid struck. He returned to London in 2021 and is now also studying for a masters degree. Great chats with Conor!

Conor will be performing his one man show ‘Everything is Grand, And I’m Completely Okay’ at The Hope Theatre in Islington on March 6th and 7th. The play features Malachy, who’s 25 and jsut getting over tte death of his younger brother, while figuring out who he is and who he isn’t. It’s growing up, and the lessons we learn along the way.

The play is directed by IFTA nominee Lesley Conroy. Book your tickets here.

New Features on The London Ear

This week’s Irish track From The Vault was The Hormones ‘Be What You Are’ which was a B-Side from their single ‘Don’t Let Them Get You Down’ from 1998.

This week’s Sound from The Underground was Lynks with their current single ‘Silly Boy’.

The London Ear Feb 19 2022 // Playlist

Here’s what was on the new extended playlist on The London Ear.

Hour 1: 12-1pm
Qwerty Mick: Google Your Symptoms
Floor Show: Come Home
Danny G and The Major 7ths: When It All Runs Out
yunè pinku: Affection
Interview with ean from Nixer Part 1
Nixer: People Feel
Interview with Sean from Nixer Part 2
Nixer: Outside
Matt Taylor: Godspeed
From The Vault: The Hormones: Be What You Are
Pillow Queens: Hearts and Minds
Rowan: Irish To My Bones

HOUR 2: 1-2pm
alt-J: Hard Drive Gold
The Yellowhead Project: Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Sound of the Underground: Lynks: Silly Boy
Kazms: Amoral
Interview with Conor Burke
NewDad: Spring
Niamh Regan & Ciaran Lavery: Winter In Eden
David Holmes: It’s Over, If We Run Out of Love
And So I Watch You From Afar: IV in Air

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Thanks for listening, The London Ear is broadcast online and on your radio apps, in Ireland and around the world on RTÉ 2XM. You can always listen to the show on-demand after it has been broadcast on RTÉ 2XM on the RTÉ player including all previous episodes. The show is broadcast every Saturday at 1200. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME OF MIDDAY!

You can listen to last week’s show with Luke Lau and Daniel Cosgrove, founders of Minm