UKNY for April 11
Jehnny Beth and Bobby Gillespie (photo by Sarah Piantadosi, PR)
The forthcoming album collaboration between Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Savages' Jehnny Beth (who is more a solo artist of late) might sound surprising to some, but the pair met back in 2015 during a Suicide concert at London's Barbican (they backed Martin Rev and Alan Vega on "Dream Baby Dream"). Bobby and Jehnny will release their debut album, Utopian Ashes, as a duo on July 2 via Third Man, but the sound of their first single aligns more with Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris than Rev and Vega. On tonight's "UKNY" at 11 p.m., that gorgeous tease of things to come.
Also, LoneLady's Julie Campbell has returned with a new single at long last; the Manchester musician's second album, Hinterland, came out back in 2015 (which seems like decades ago). More Manchester grooves too via A Certain Ratio, with an EP ahead saluting their much-missed bandmate Denise Johnson, who passed away last year.
And more on the docket from Isle of Eigg's Pictish Trail, Londoners Nubiyan Twist and Italia 90, and a beautiful collaboration between Paris's Mina Tindle and This is the Kit's Kate Stables, Bryce Dessner, and David Chalmin.
1. A Certain Ratio, “Keep It Together,” ACR:EPA EP
2. LoneLady, “(There Is) No Logic,” single
3. Italia 90, “Borderline,” single
4. (London/Glasgow, UK-Paris, FR) Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth, “Remember We Were Lovers,” Utopian Ashes
5. (LC-UK-FR) Poté feat. Damon Albarn, “Young Lies (radio edit),” A Tenuous Tale of Her
6. Raf Rundel feat. Terri Walker, “Always Fly,” O.M. Days
7. Dry Cleaning, “A.L.C.,” New Long Leg
8. Django Django feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Waking Up,” Glowing in the Dark
9. Nubiyan Twist feat. Ria Moran, “Waking Up,” Freedom Fables
10. (Tokyo, JP-London, UK) Anchorsong, “Tunis Dream,” single
11. Pictish Trail, “Dream Wall,” Dream Wall EP
12. (Toronto, CA) The Weather Station, “Separated,” Ignorance
13. (Paris, FR-UK-US) Mina Tindle feat. Kate Stables, Bryce Dessner and David Chalmin, “Give a Little Love,” The LFO/Blogothèque Sessions EP
14. Jane Weaver, “Lux,” Flock