The London Ear #383: It’s Just Cat + Rodney Cromwell

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The London Ear: Interviews with It’s Just Cat + Rodney Cromwell

Saturday means The London Ear, two new guests, a voice note from this week’s Sound of The Underground, and a bag of records for me to share with you today. It’s Just Cat and Rodney Cromwell join me for chats on today’s show.

From The Vault: Director

This week’s Irish track From The Vault comes from Director. Taken from their album “I’ll Wait For Sound”, I played the opener, “Play Pretend”. It’s such a shame these guys aren’t together anymore.

Sound of The Underground: Yama Warashi

Every week on The London Ear, I introduce you to a London-based artist who you may be hearing for the first time in a little segment I call ‘Sound Of The Underground’. This week, I was thrilled to be able to share the brand new track from Yoshina Shighara who makes music under the moniker Yama Warashi.

‘Saku Saku’ is taken from the forthcoming album ‘Crispy Moon’ and is available to preorder as a Dinked Edition. Yummy stuff if you can get your mitts on one!

Do check Yoshino’s visual art also!

Interview with It’s Just Cat

It's Just Cat chats to Nessy on The London Ear
It’s Just Cat and Nessy chatting

It’s Just Cat is an Irish artist about whom I heard many, many positive things over the past while. She’s just released a new single ‘not a vibe’ and it was a great opportunity to chat about that and lots of other stuff besides.

Cat is truly inspirational and a fantastic role model to show people how they can live their authentic selves, cultivating a space where people can be without being judged.

I really enjoyed getting to know Cat and I will definitely keep an eye on her music. ‘Not a vibe’ is a complete bop, a great earworm and will make you want to dance. Job done!

Find out more about It’s Just Cat on Insta, Twitter and listen on Spotify.

Interview with Rodney Cromwell

Rodney Cromwell chats to Nessy on The London Ear
Rodney Cromwell Chats to Nessy

Adam Cresswell, aka Rodney Cromwell, has just released his second album ‘Memory Box’. He is an electronic artist based in South East London who also happens to run a record label, Happy Robots. I’ve previously played the New Order-tinged single ‘Opus Three’ on The London Ear.

It was great to finally catch up with him to chat about the record, his experiences of running a label, keeping his musical journey alive and of course, giving Catford a well-deserved shout-out.

Memory Box is released on Happy Robots Records. You can find out more here and purchase some music on Bandcamp.

The London Ear #383 April 9 2022: Playlist

Here’s what was on the playlist for The LondoN Ear #383
Hour 1
Soak: Purgatory
One Flew Over: Liar Liar
The Clockworks: Feels So Read
Seba Safe: Oscars
Strabe: Life on Pause
Its Just Cat Interview Part 1
Its Just Cat: Not A Vibe
Its Just Cat Interview Part 2
Its Just Cat Baby, Blue
Murli & Gemma Dunleavy: Odysessy
#FromTheVault: Director: Play Pretend
Terry Emm: Wish You Were Here
Ava Vox: Crash

Hour 2
Pink Floyd: Hey Hey Rise Up (feat. Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox)
1000 Beasts feat Toucan: Sugar High
SoundofTheUnderground: Yama Warashi: Saku Saku
Maria Kelly Ft Paul Noonan: The Sum of the Inbetween
Interview with Rodney Cromwell Part 1
Rodney Cromwell: The Winter Palace
Interview with Rodney Cromwell Part 2
Rodney Cromwell: Waiting Room
First Class and Coach: Neon Hip
The Love Buzz: Disco Junkie 1200
Sack: Sleeping on The Floor

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