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UKNY For June 28

Dry Cleaning (photo by Pooneh Ghana, PR)

Dry Cleaning (photo by Pooneh Ghana, PR)


Back when the London band Dry Cleaning visited FUV in the Bronx on March 6, the quartet had no idea (and neither did we) that they'd be our last FUV Live session in Studio A before the coronavirus lockdown began. Everyone was a bit on edge that morning—the band (and team FUV) had been waiting on news about the likely cancellation of SXSW (which happened later that day), and they were uncertain about what to do about their US itinerary to Los Angeles and Seattle too. (We gave them lots of FUV hand sanitizer.)

Fortunately, Dry Cleaning made it through the States in the uneasy and unsettling early days of the pandemic and got back home safely (and healthy) to London. On "UKNY" tonight `at 11 we'll hear that session with Florence Shaw, Lewis Maynard, Nick Buxton and Tom Dowse, chatting about their two outstanding EPs from 2019, Sweet Princess and Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks and the weirdness of the world on the brink of enormous change. The band, which signed to 4AD in late winter, will hopefully release their debut album later this year. It was Dry Cleaning's first U.S. radio interview.

Also, new releases from the Icelandic-British trio Dream Wife, Bristol's Penfriend, Tricky, Aluna, and Moses Boyd.

Next Saturday, July 4, "UKNY" will move back to Saturday nights at 11 to begin its eighth year, following Binky Griptite's "The Boogie Down." Paul Cavalconte's "Cavalcade" moves to Sundays at 6, followed by Dephine Blue at 9 with an FUV music mix.

You can find "UKNY" two weeks after broadcast in the FUV Weekend Archives.