As Scotland Week draws to a close, UKNY will focus on a wide range of Caledonian artists and bands, like Withered Hand, Law (pictured), Close Lobsters, Young Fathers and others, stretching from Glasgow to Edinburgh to the highlands. Also, heading south to England, newly-minted releases from Childhood, Adult Jazz and more.
On UKNY at 11 tonight, there's an abundance of colorful—or colourful—spring and early summer releases to explore courtesy of Elephant, Slow Club (pictured), Eno · Hyde, Teleman and Fold.
Tonight on UKNY at 11, we'll stretch from Sunderland to Edinburgh to New York's Park Avenue Armory with music from School of Language, Smoke Fairies (pictured), the xx, Withered Hand, Forest Swords and Kate Bush. Did you manage to buy a ticket to one of Kate's shows this summer and fall at London's Hammersmith Apollo? If you didn't, you weren't alone—all 77,000 tickets to 22 shows sold out in under 15 minutes on Friday.
Never mind that forecast for snow next week. It's officially spring and on tonight's UKNY at 11, a sampling of some very good albums to be released this season from Ben Watt (pictured), Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, Gruff Rhys and Sohn. Plus, a truly beautiful single from the Canadian-born, New York-raised and Leeds-based producer Fold and a Commonwealth Cut from Australian quasi-bluesman D.D. Dumbo.
Last week on UKNY, I previewed some of the hopeful British artists headed to Austin for SXSW (and the Public Radio Rocks showcase too). This week, more of the English, Welsh and Scottish bands that made their way through the exhausting, sweaty gauntlet of SXSW gigs and deserve Stateside attention pronto, like Wolf Alice, Woman's Hour (pictured), Glass Animals, Longfellow, Nick Mulvey and Until The Ribbon Breaks.