The London Ear 398: Summer Sunshine Vibes

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Hot hot heat! Welcome to The London Ear 398: Summer Sunshine Vibes. This week’s episode of The London Ear was recorded during the hottest day in the UK’s history. At the time of recording, it was 39 degrees in my home studio. So, for this week’s episode of The London Ear, I had to go with some summer sunshine vibes.

From The Vault: The High Llamas – The Sun Beats Down

This week’s Irish track From The Vault comes from The High Llamas. Sean O’Hagan, and John Fell, both ex Microdisney members were involved in this London Irish band and had a bit of a Beach Boys vibe about them. That makes them perfect for this week’s Irish track From The Vault.

Sound of The Underground: Michael Baker – Keep Hydrated

Sound of The Underground is the section of the programme where I introduce you to a London-based artist or band. Another appropriate track for today! It comes from Michael Baker, an Anglo-French musician living in London with the advice to Keep Hydrated!

You can find out more about Michael on Facebook, Twitter, Insta and Bandcamp.

The London Ear Playlist

Here’s what was on the playlist for this week’s episode of The London Ear.
Hour 1
Tupac: California Love
Youth Mass: Sun God
Ezra Collective: Victory Dance
Biig Piig: Sunny
The Thrills: Big Sur
Lorde: Solar Power
Swimmers Jackson: Summer’s Here
Haim: Summer Girl
US3: Cantaloop
Turn: Summer Song
Two Door Cinema Club: Sun
Dodgy: Staying Out For The Summer
Taylor Swift: Cruel Summer
Irish track From The Vault: The Sun Beats Down
Harry Styles: Watermelon High
The Crayon Set: Summer Song (Gui Boratto Rework)

Hour 2
Len: Steal My Sunshine
The 5th Dimension: Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
Sound of The Underground: Michael Baxter: Keep Hydrated
Beach Boys: Good Vibrations
Sive: Sunkissed
Weezer: Islands in The Sun
Lana Del Ray: Summertime Sadness
Rubén González: Mandinga
Glass Animals: Heat Waves
Bill Withers: Lovely Day
Sundrive: A Day Like This
Baz Luhrmann: Everyone’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
The Naked and Famous: The Sun

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