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UKNY For May 19

Erland Cooper (photo courtesy of the artist)

Erland Cooper (photo courtesy of the artist)


An escape to the sea is in order — and Erland Cooper's astonishing new album, Sule Skerry, travels there, to the wild coastlines of Orkney in the north of Scotland. On UKNY at 11, a track from Cooper's gorgeous second solo album, a second chapter of his trilogy about his home islands. The first, 2018's Solan Goose, found inspiration in Orcadian birds, like "Tammie Norie" (Atlantic puffin) and "Maalie" (Fulmar bird), but on Sule Skerry, Cooper gazes to the North Sea. 

Also planned for tonight is a track from Rosie Lowe's latest album, YU, which was released earlier this month, plus tracks from Ghent-based Charlotte Adigéry, Brighton's Holy Magick, and London-via-Sheffield's Self Esteem, the solo venture of Slow Club's Rebecca Taylor.

Later in the show, an FUV Live session with New Zealander Aldous Harding, who is in the midst of a UK tour this month.

Listen to UKNY via 90.7FM tonight or catch up to the show in the Weekend Archives on demand.

Songs played:

1. Self Esteem, “The Best,” Compliments Please
2. (Ghent, BE) Charlotte Adigéry, “Cursed and Cussed,” Zandoli
3. IDLES, “Mercedes Marxist,” single
4. Holy Magick, “Panic!,” Holy Magick
5. (Auckland, NZ) Tiny Ruins, “Stars, False, Fading,” Olympic Girls
6. Rosie Lowe, “Mango,” YU
7. Beabadoobee, “Everest,” Patched EP
8. Erland Cooper, “Spoot Ebb,” Sule Skerry
9. FUV Live Session with Aldous Harding feat. live versions of “Treasure” and “The Barrel”