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UKNY for February 16

Moses Boyd (photo by Dan Medhurst, PR)

Moses Boyd (photo by Dan Medhurst, PR)


As a drummer, composer, and producer with an ear to the dancefloor, London's Moses Boyd is part of a youthful wave of British jazz musicians churning out adventurous music, like Ezra Collective, the Comet is Coming, SEED Ensemble, and Nubya Garcia. Boyd's debut album, Dark Matter, was released on Valentine's Day and it's a canny distillation of Boyd's love affair with explosive break beats, jittery rhythms, and chunky, resonant basslines. On UKNY at 11, we'll dip into Boyd's fresh venture.

Also, the latest from another jazzy Londoner, Arlo Parks, who released the exquisite Sophie EP in December and returns with another single that calls out someone by their first name. Melbourne's Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever has a boisterous new single, and Bristol's Katy J. Pearson's slips into a reflective mood with her latest release.

In addition, the Derry and Belfast band Beauty Sleep, Montréal's TOPS, and a few bands headed to New York over the next handful of weeks, like Whyte Horses, Dry Cleaning, and Porridge Radio.

All that and more on UKNY, Sundays from 11 p.m.-midnight, also available streaming online and on demand in the Weekend Archives after broadcast.

Songs played:

1. Beauty Sleep, “The Dark,” Be Kind
2. (Montréal, CA) TOPS, “I Feel Alive,” I Feel Alive
3. Whyte Horses, “Red Lady,” Hard Times
4. Penelope Isles, “Underwater Record Store,” Until the Tide Creeps In
5. Arlo Parks, “Eugene,” single
6. Olive, “You’re Not Alone,” Extra Virgin
7. Moses Boyd feat. Poppy Ajudha, “Shades of You,” Dark Matter
8. (Melbourne, AU) Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, “Cars in Space,” single
9. The Big Moon, “Barcelona,” Walking Like We Do
10. Dry Cleaning, “New Job,” Sweet Princess EP
11. Porridge Radio, “Sweet,” Every Bad
12. Katy J. Pearson, “Hey You,” single
13. (Gentofte, DK/Berlin, DE) Agnes Obel, “Broken Sleep,” Myopia
14. (Tamworth, AU) Andy Golledge, “1170,” Namoi EP