On tonight's FUV Winter Drive edition of UKNY at 11, I hope you'll support the most eclectically-programmed music station in New York while discovering new (or recent) releases from Bipolar Sunshine, Pins, Childhood (pictured), Bombay Bicycle Club, Empty Pools and other emerging and established bands and artists from Britain.
Tonight on UKNY at 11, a selection of fine tracks from some notable albums on the brink of release (or just released) this winter, courtesy of Metronomy, Ibibio Sound Machine, Elbow (pictured), Cymbals, The Fauns and more.
Plus, a trio of influential bands marking milestone album anniversaries, including Glasgow's Aztec Camera.
Wintry pleasures abound on tonight's UKNY at 11 with new selections from Snowbird, East India Youth, The Heartbreaks (pictured), Plank! and a sexy Commonwealth Cut from Kevin Drew. It's Burns Night too ... in case you're planning on a late dinner of whiskey and haggis.
It's been pretty inspiring to listen to Marshall Crenshaw's ongoing tributes to the Everly Brothers on "The Bottomless Pit" in the wake of Phil Everly's passing earlier this month. The siblings were just as popular and influential in the UK as they were in the States, racking up 28 hits on the British charts. So, tonight on UKNY at 11, expect some vintage '60s harmonies alongside brand new releases from Peggy Sue (pictured), Mogwai, Drowners, Rainer, School of Language and other tracks from soon-to-be-released albums.
There are a lot of fine British albums scheduled to come out this winter and tonight on UKNY on FUV at 11, a taste of upcoming and recently released albums from Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts (pictured), Burial, Patterns, Jimi Goodwin (of Doves) and Snowbird, the new Anglo-American duo of Simon Raymonde, ex of Cocteau Twins, and Stephanie Dosen.
The Commonwealth Cut comes from a band based in frozen Manitoba, a province that reached weather infamy recently by matching Mars in dramatically subzero temperatures.