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UKNY for January 19

Porridge Radio (photo by El Hardwick, PR)

Porridge Radio (photo by El Hardwick, PR)


Brighton's explosive Porridge Radio, led by singer and songwriter Dana Margolin, are on the brink of releasing their second album, Every Bad, the group's debut for the Secretly Canadian label.  On UKNY at 11, a taste of that forthcoming release, a churning, cathartic tide of Margolin's feral lyricism. The band is bound for New York too, playing Brooklyn's Zone One at Elsewhere on March 23.

Brand new albums from Bombay Bicycle Club and The Big Moon are finally out — both groups are touring together in the UK too, beginning tomorrow evening in Cambridge at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Paisley's C86 legends Close Lobsters have a new album on the horizon, plus we'll hear fresh releases from Summer Camp, New Zealand's Nadia Reid, Tunisia's Deena Abdelwahed, and London's Sports Team (who'll be touring with Bombay Bicycle Club in the States later this year).

One of the seminal albums of the Nineties, The Sundays' debut, Reading, Writing & Arithmetic, turned 30 years old on January 15 and though Harriet Wheeler and Dave Gavurin stepped back from releasing music after their third album, 1997's Static and Silence, their gorgeous songs still resonate today.

UKNY airs Sunday nights, 11 p.m.-midnight on 90.7, also online, and available in the Weekend Archives after broadcast.

Songs played:

1. Fold, “We Must Speak (feat. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.), We Must Speak EP
2. The Big Moon, “Take a Piece,” Walking Like We Do
3. All We Are, “L is For Lose,” single
4. Bombay Bicycle Club, “Is It Real,” Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
5. (Boston, MA) The Cars, “Candy-O,” Candy-O
6. Sports Team, “The Races,” single
7. Porridge Radio, “Sweet,” Every Bad
8. The Sundays, “My Finest Hour,” Reading, Writing & Arithmetic
9. Close Lobsters, “All Compasses Go Wild,” Post Neo Anti
10. Summer Camp, “Women in Love,” Romantic Comedy
11. (Port Chalmers, NZ) Nadia Reid, “Get the Devil Out,” Out of My Province
12. M.I.A., “The Turn,” Kala
13. (Tunisia-France) Deena Abdelwahed, “Lila Fi Tounes,” Dhakar EP
14. New Order, “All Day Long,” ∑ (No. 12k, Lg, 17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it Goes