Broods - FUV Live - 2014

by Rita Houston

Siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott are the duo behind the New Zealand band Broods. So far they've only released a six-song EP, but their story is building thanks to their melancholy electronic pop sound and tracks like “Bridges.” With a US tour and a full-length album coming later this year, Broods are certainly making their way around. In fact, the band recently made their way to Studio A to share some of their music and to talk with me about how their band first came together.

Remember Making Mixtapes?

by Carmel Holt

Making mixtapes of favorite songs for friends sometimes took hours, but was always worth it. Our daily all-request Mixtape is a much easier labour of love. as we create a unique mix each day from dozens of requests. Plus, you can hear the Mixtape being created in real time!

The FUV Mixtape playlist for Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Question of the Day: Titles and Nicknames

by Corny O'Connell

Aretha Franklin turns 72 today. (The big birthday bash was Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton in New York). Aretha - The Queen of Soul - is one of just a few artists who've earned such a title. What other artists and bands are known by an unofficial title or nickname? Or can you propose a new one for someone? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Aretha Franklin "Soul Serenade"

James Brown "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"

The Rolling Stones "Monkey Man"

Milton - FUV Live - 2014

by Corny O'Connell

This soulful New York City-based musician has been writing songs ever since he was knee high to a grasshopper. His lyrics are witty and poetic and are delivered with a charming earnestness. After three albums with three different labels, he’s released his latest one independently with the help of Pledge Music. It's called The Lady at the Bottom of the Hill, and Milton stopped by Studio A to play us some of the new tunes and to talk with me about the making of the record.