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David Gray - FUV Live - 2014

by Rita Houston

With Mutineers, David Gray returns with his tenth studio album and his first album in four years. While writing the new material, he was persuaded by his producer, Andy Barlow, to leave his songwriting comfort zone. He avoided using old demos or templates and instead channeled inspiration spontaneously while in the studio. We recently featured Mutineers as FUV's New Dig, and David also stopped by Studio A to perform some of the new material and to talk with me about the new songs.

The Group Harmony Review For July 12

by Dan Romanello

Tonight at midnight, "The Group Harmony Review" continues with 1954 recordings, an important year for the transition of rhythm 'n' blues and rock 'n' roll. Featured artists include The Cadillacs, The Solitaires, The Flairs, Lillian Leach and The Mellows and The Spaniels, along with many more obscure artists.

UKNY On FUV For July 12

by Kara Manning
Meadowlark (courtesy of the artist)

At 11 tonight on UKNY, expect a stack of very new (or recent) releases from British bands and artists headed to New York next week or in the very near future—like Basement Jaxx, Cymbals and Jamie xx—as well as sunny and sublime summertime sounds from the jaunty Bologna-London dance duo M+A, Bristol's dreamy Meadowlark (pictured) and majestic Leeds quintet Dancing Years.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For July 12

by Marshall Crenshaw
Voice of the Beehive

Tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10 centers around the story and the music of the great songmakers, song stylists and record makers Voice of The Beehive, circa 1988-1992. They've been somewhat forgotten lately and are "underappreciated," but not by me. For my money, they deserve to be widely acknowledged in praiseful terms. Their stuff should be on clothing store soundsystems all over the world, causing people to say to themselves, "Wow, what great song is this?" or "Wow, I remember them! They were excellent!"

The group was founded and fronted by Tracey Bryn and Melissa Brooke Belland, two sisters from L.A. who ventured to London, England to launch their careers. In fact, it was in England where I first heard them on the radio, saw them on TV and bought their first album on a cassette.