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UKNY On FUV For March 15: SXSW 2014

by Kara Manning
Woman's Hour (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

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.

UKNY On FUV For March 8: SXSW Preview

by Kara Manning
Bipolar Sunshine (courtesy of the artist, photo by Hollie Fernando)

Tonight at 11 on UKNY, a SXSW preview of some of the British bands and artists headed to Austin, Texas next week for festival chaos, overpriced burritos and five showcases in one exhausting day—like Damon Albarn, Bipolar Sunshine (pictured), Battle Lines and Pins. Also, with new releases from Elbow and Metronomy on the immediate horizon, songs from those fine albums too.

UKNY On FUV For March 1

by Kara Manning
Glass Animals (courtesy Harvest Records)

On tonight's UKNY at 11, brand new music from some New York and SXSW-bound British bands and artists like Wild Beasts, Glass Animals (pictured), Ben Watt and Arthur Beatrice. Also in the mix, The Horrors' epic, just-released single from their forthcoming album, Luminous, and the return of Neneh Cherry.

UKNY On FUV For February 22

by Kara Manning
James Blake (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

On tonight's mostly encore presentation of UKNY at 11, we'll revisit the music of the twelve shortlisted nominees of last year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which was won by James Blake (pictured) for his second album, Overgrown. A prestigious, but also controversial award (as many awards for the arts can be), the Mercury Prize is handed out to a British or Irish artist each year. This evening, we'll hear stellar songs from 2013 nominees like David Bowie, Jon Hopkins, Laura Marling, Foals, Disclosure and more.

UKNY Focuses On Female Vocalists For February 15

by Kara Manning
Chlöe Howl (photo: Facebook.com)

On UKNY at 11 tonight, an exploration of some intriguing British female vocalists of the present and past, an eclectic mélange of artists that includes Laura J. Martin, Chlöe Howl (pictured), Laura Mvula, Raissa Khan-Panni of The Mummers and the inimitable Dusty Springfield.