UKNY for March 21
Matilda Mann (photo by Theo Batterham, PR)
West London's Matilda Mann released her second EP, Because I Wanted You to Know, last fall and last week, she made her SXSW debut via the music festival's digital platform (catch up to last week's "UKNY" preview of SXSW). Mann cites Laura Marling and Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker as among her influences, and her own observant and gentle songs strike a balance between wit and wistfulness. On tonight's "UKNY" at 11 p.m., another song from Mann's impressive new EP.
Also in the mix, new releases from Super Furry Animals' frontman Gruff Rhys, who releases his next solo album, Seeking New Gods, on May 21. Fellow Welsh folk Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 also have a breezy new album, called Mas, carried by Latin and South American grooves. Also, more from Laura Mvula's first album in five years, Pink Noise, and digging deeper into Peruvian-born, Berlin-based Sofia Kourtesis's gorgeous EP, Fresia Magdalena, which was released on Friday.
In addition, beabadoobee, Billie Marten, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Tokyo's Kumi Takahara, and Vancouver's Elissa Mielke.
1. Gruff Rhys, “Loan Your Loneliness,” Seeking New Gods
2. Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 feat. Nina Miranda, “Cwmwl Pluog” Mas
3. Laura Mvula, “Church Girl,” Pink Noise
4. Billie Marten, “Garden of Eden,” Flora Fauna
5. (LU-CA-US) Francis of Delirium, “Let It All Go,” Wading EP
6. beabadoobee, “Charlie Brown,” Fake It Flowers
7. (Lima, PE-Berlin, DE) Sofia Kourtesis, “By Your Side,” Fresia Magdalena EP
8. Matilda Mann, “Paper Mache World,” Because I Wanted You To Know EP
9. Sorry, “Cigarette Packet,” single
10. (Barcelona, ES) Uma, “Nebula,” Moth & The Dove EP
11. DWY, “Everytime I See You Again,” 8-Bit Memories mixtape
12. (Vancouver, CA) Elissa Mielke, “Palace,” single
13. (AU-Brighton, UK) Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, “Albuquerque,” Carnage
14. (Tokyo, JP) Kumi Takahara, “Ditty (Dylan Henner remix),” See-Through