UKNY for August 8
Dream Wife (photo by Sarah Piantadosi, PR)
Dream Wife, the London-based, Icelandic-British trio of Alice Go, Bella Podpadec and Rakel Mjöll, have big, brave ideas about who they want to be and what they want to say on their second album, So When You Gonna ... — and it's a feminist tour de force. Funny, frank and furious, their latest release is expertly crafted and adroitly balances their reflective and audacious sides. On "UKNY" tonight at 11, another track from Dream Wife's excellent new album.
Also something else from SAULT, the cryptic British collective that's released one of the very best albums of 2020, Untitled (Black Is), and Newcastle's Martha Hill, who has mastered Zoom recording remotely and is gearing up for her next EP.
Jónsi, the frontman of Sigur Rós, will release his first solo album in a decade — and I'll have something from that — and the London duo Girlhood return with yet another summer-ready single, bobbing under a beach umbrella of love. Keleketla!, the South African-British collective, go global with romance. And Orlando Weeks, formerly of the Maccabees, meets his infant son for the first time and writes an exquisite song (and album) about that forever encounter.
That's "UKNY," 11pm-midnight Saturdays on 90.7 and streaming online, also available in the Weekend Archives after broadcast.
1. Girlhood, “Sister,” Girlhood
2. (IS/UK) Dream Wife, “Hasta La Vista,” So When You Gonna …
3. Martha Hill, “Grilled Cheese,” Summer Up North EP
4. Sault feat. Cleo Sol and Kid Sister, “Wildfires,” Untitled (Black Is)
5. (ZR-AU) Sampa the Great feat. Krown, “Time’s Up,” The Return
6. (Bogota, CO/Brooklyn, US) Ela Minus, “megapunk,” single
7. (IS-US) Jónsi, “Swill,” Shiver
8. Orlando Weeks, “St. Thomas’,” A Quickening
9. Amor de Días, “The House at Sea,” The House at Sea
10. Wilma Archer feat. Sudan Archives, “Cheater,” A Western Circular
11. (Tokyo, JP/London, UK) Anchorsong, “Ancestors,” Cohesion
12. Quails, “Remedy,” Remedy EP
13. (Copenhagen, DK/Berlin, DE) Agnes Obel, “Parliament of Owls,” Myopia
14. (Johannesburg, SA/London, UK) Keleketla!, “International Love Affair,” Keleketla!