Playlist 304 - Mar 25 2014

Another great cut from the Sabina album to open the show this wk, can't get enough of that (check the review of the album under posts on the right). Just as good is the new single from (Merrill) Tune Yards (Garbus, pic), working eco-politics into a clapping song. Genius.

On the Sabina theme, we took a detour into some other European female singers, via Marlene Dietrich and Nico, deadpan shades of both of whom you can hear on Sabina's album.

Also the sultrier, sax-smothered side of Polar Bear, the wonderfully atmospheric, stalking electro of UMA, The War on Drugs with fantastic krauty pop grooves.

New slanty guitar shapes from Young Knives. And something beautiful and jangly from Theatre Royal, a band from Rochester in Kent.

More on these pages as ever.

Mar 25 2014 show w/ Sabina,Tune Yards,Nico,Polar Bear,UMA, The War on Drugs,Eyedress,TEEN++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 304
Tues Mar 25 2014
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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*listen back to this show here

Sabina – Viva l’amour (playing Lexington, London, Apr 28)
Tune-Yards – Water fountain (playing Gorilla, Manchester, June 30)
Marlene Dietrich – Ich bin die fesche Lola (from the soundtrack of the film The Blue Angel)
Nico – Afraid
Kathryn Williams – Monday morning
The Anchoress – What goes around
Polar Bear – Two storms (playing XOYO, London, Apr 2)
UMA – Vanity (playing Hoxton Square Kitchen, Apr 1)
TEEN – Tied up tied down
The War on Drugs – Red eyes
Jacques Caramac & The Sweet Generation – Snowballs
Theatre Royal – Doubt
Young Knives – White sands
Eyedress – Teen spirits
Schulz & Forever - POV

*next week’s show will feature more music from Sabina, also St Vincent, Diane Cluck, Arch Garrison among others, and an interview with Julia Kent

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