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UKNY

UKNY On FUV For January 4

by Kara Manning

It's a new year (a pretty cold one at that) and on tonight's UKNY at 11, some of the young British artists who'll make their full-length album debuts in 2014, like FKA Twigs (pictured), East India Youth, Woman's Hour and Luke Sital-Singh.

UKNY On FUV For December 28

by Kara Manning
Courtesy: Joanna Gruesome

Although 2013 was a rocky year for some and a robust one for others, musically it offered a bounty of excellent albums for both celebration and contemplation. Tonight on UKNY at 11 some of the stellar British releases I found myself returning to again and again over the past year, courtesy of Joanna Gruesome (pictured), These New Puritans, Dutch Uncles, Karl Hyde, The Duckworth Lewis Method and many others.

Expect a New Year's resolution and a stray Christmas song that was misplaced under some wrapping paper too.

UKNY On FUV For December 21 (The Mince Pie Edition)

by Kara Manning

Never mind the balmy spring-like weather on this winter solstice. Tonight on UKNY at 11, we'll go wassailing with songs of the season from Tracey Thorn (pictured), Kate Bush, Laura Marling, Teenage Fanclub, Kate Nash and other festive folk.

Expect mulled wine, mince pies, some tears, some tinsel, a couple of thwarted romances, a promising love affair, a post-apocalypse Christmas carol and cranberries too.

UKNY On FUV Honors Nelson Mandela On December 14

by Kara Manning

On UKNY at 11 tonight, the show's weekly Commonwealth Cut expands to an entire South African-inspired set in honor of Nelson Mandela, who will be laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu on Sunday. Music has always been closely linked to the great man and UKNY will include recordings from Hugh Masekela, Lira, The Specials and others.

Plus, brand new music from Jimi Goodwin of Doves, who'll release his first solo album in March, as well as Rosie Lowe, Kaleida and more.

UKNY On FUV For December 7

by Kara Manning

On tonight's UKNY on FUV at 11, an eclectic mix of songs from superlative end-of-year albums like Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes (pictured) and Toy's Join The Dots plus the upcoming debut of Snowbird, the duo of Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde and singer-songwriter Stephanie Dosen.

Also, a look at some of the emerging artists tapped for the just-announced BBC Sound of 2014 longlist, like Chlöe Howl and Nick Mulvey.