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Yumi Zouma and Chad Valley Remix Each Other

Both Artists Touring the West Coast Together This Week

Oct 18, 2017

New Zealand indie-pop band Yumi Zouma released their sophomore album, Willowbank, a few weeks back via Cascine. They are about to embark on some West Coast tour dates with label-mate Chad Valley (led by British singer/musician/producer Hugo Manuel) and so the two artists have traded remixes.  More

SXSW Music 2016 Announces Second Round of Artists

Mercury Rev, Gwenno, Petite Noir, Cullen Omori, Autre Ne Veut, Chad Valley, Girls Names, PINS, and More on List

Nov 17, 2015

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the second round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2016 (its 30th year). The list is a little short on big names, but a huge part of SXSW is discovering new artists.  More

Listen: Chad Valley - “Seventeen”

Entirely New Blue Due Out October 2 via Cascine

Aug 31, 2015

Chad Valley (aka British singer/musician/producer Hugo Manuel) recently announced his sophomore album, Entirely New Blue, and shared its first single, "True." It's due out October 2 via Cascine. More

Chad Valley Announces Sophomore Album, Shares First Single, “True”

Entirely New Blue Due Out October 2 via Cascine

Jul 31, 2015

Chad Valley (aka British singer/musician/producer Hugo Manuel) is back with his sophomore album, Entirely New Blue. It's due out October 2 via Cascine and now he's shared the album's first single, "True." You can listen to it below. More

Listen: Chad Valley Plays a New Song on “KEXP”

Attentively Titled “Alicia”

Apr 30, 2014

Chad Valley’s album Young Hunger was one of our favorites of 2012—so we’re always excited to hear more from the Oxford, England-based electro pop wiz. More

Listen: Django Django Cover The Monkees and Chad Valley Covers Frankie Knuckles

Also Cloud Control Cover Fatboy Slim and Bleeding Rainbow Cover Smashing Pumpkins

Apr 15, 2014

Various established and rising indie artists have taken it upon themselves to deliver a number of unexpected covers this week.  More

Win Tickets to See Chad Valley in Los Angeles

Tuesday, April 30, at The Echo

Apr 25, 2013

Hey Los Angeles, want to see Chad Valley perform cuts from his new album Young Hunger? He’ll be hitting The Echo on April 30. More

Apr 17, 2013

Currently on a North American headlining tour, recently selling out two NYC shows this past weekend in support of his acclaimed full-length debut, Young Hunger, UK synth-pop artist Chad Valley recently had some of his work get a few remix treatments. More

Chad Valley Announces Spring Headlining Tour

Supporting Debut LP Young Hunger

Feb 27, 2013

This spring Chad Valley, a.k.a. UK producer Hugo Manuel, will embark on his very own headlining tour. More

Dec 19, 2012

Recently releasing his debut record Young HungerChad Valley's Hugo Manuel sat down to film a intimate rendition of the album's standout single "Tell All Your Friends." More

Nov 27, 2012

On his last EP, Equatorial Ultravox, British musician Hugo Manuel (also known by his stage name Chad Valley) proved that tropical tunes need not hail from a warm climate. For his debut full-length Young Hunger, out now on Cascine, Manuel continued his musical journey, gently guiding listeners from the beaches to the packed club dance floors. More

Premiere: Chad Valley Mixtape

Young Hunger Out Now Via Cascine

Nov 27, 2012

We already had one foot on the dance floor when Chad Valley agreed to contribute to our ongoing mixtape project. More

Chad Valley to Release a Split EP with Trophy Wife

Out November 26 Via Blessing Force

Nov 16, 2012

Two tastes that taste great together, Chad Valley and Trophy Wife recently joined forces for a split EP. More

Oct 11, 2012

Readying the release of his debut full-length Young HungerChad Valley, a.k.a. Hugo Manuel, has premiered "I Owe You This," a new single that finds the UK songwriter teaming up with Twin Shadow. More

Jan 12, 2012

Ever since we introduced UK chillwave artist Chad Valley (aka Hugo Manuel) and his self-described “sun-drenched Balearic pop” early last year, we've always known that he's held a sort of soft spot for topical locales. More

Nov 16, 2011

Under the Radar had a CMJ party on October 19 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. We'll be posting videos of some of the songs that were performed and today we have Chad Valley performing "Fast Challenges." More

Check Out Photos from the Under the Radar CMJ 2011 Party

Featuring, The Stepkids, Eleanor Friedberger, Still Corners and More!

Oct 24, 2011

Check out a photo gallery from the Under the Radar CMJ 2011 Party. With performances from Chad Valley, Caskiokids, Porcelain Raft, Eleanor Friedberger, Still Corners and The Stepkids. To see the full gallery, click here. More

Chad Valley - Under the Radar’s CMJ Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's CMJ Party is October 19 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn

Oct 07, 2011

On October 19 Under the Radar will host a free CMJ day party presented by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we’re letting you know about each artist playing. Today we’re spotlighting Chad Valley. More

Under the Radar Announces CMJ Party, Featuring Eleanor Friedberger, The Stepkids, and Still Corners

October 19 at Public Assembly; Lineup Also Includes Casiokids, Porcelain Raft, and Chad Valley

Oct 05, 2011

Under the Radar magazine is excited to announce the details of its first CMJ event, sponsored by PRS Guitars. The event will take place Wednesday, October 19 at Public Assembly in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Featuring performances from Eleanor FriedbergerStill Corners, The Stepkids, Porcelain RaftCasiokids, and Chad Valley, the party is free and open to the public (21+), no CMJ badges or RSVP required. More

Sep 13, 2011

Chad Valley brings a tranquil vibe to his newest music video for "Shell Suite," off of the Equatoral Ultravox EP (Cascine). Directed by Lucy Bridger, she and frontman Hugo Manuel allow you to experience a trip through nature, a dip in the pool, and a dance to your new favorite tune. More

Listen: John Maus, Shabazz Palaces, Chad Valley and More

Streams Courtesy of NPR, Spinner and Hype Machine

Jun 20, 2011

Numerous album streams were released today across various Internet sites. We have the details. More

Mar 25, 2011

The third day of Austin's infamous SXSW Music Festival included performances by Toro Y Moi, Still Corners, Puro Instinct, and more. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2011 Issue and Death Cab for Cutie Cover

Issue Includes Interviews with R.E.M., Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, Cut Copy, Jens Lekman, Okkervil River, Panda Bear, Lykke Li, Iron and Wine, Elbow, Duran Duran, Destroyer, and more

Feb 11, 2011

Under the Radar’s Winter 2011 issue is about to hit stands. The cover features Death Cab for Cutie, who gave writer Matt Fink insight into the band’s forthcoming album, Codes and Keys (due out in May). The issue also includes interviews with Bright EyesBritish Sea PowerThe DearsThe DecemberistsDestroyerThe DodosDuran Duran,ElbowIron and WineLykke LiR.E.M.TelekinesisToro Y MoiThe AntlersThe Big PinkCymbals Eat GuitarsEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Jens LekmanOkkervil RiverPanda BearVivian GirlsAnna CalviPorcelain Raft, Smith Westerns, Yuck, and more.

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Interviews

Chad Valley

What's in a Name?

Nov 27, 2012

On his last EP, Equatorial Ultravox, British musician Hugo Manuel (also known by his stage name Chad Valley) proved that tropical tunes need not hail from a warm climate. For his debut full-length Young Hunger, out now on Cascine, Manuel continued his musical journey, gently guiding listeners from the beaches to the packed club dance floors. More

Chad Valley

Bongos, Beaches, and Tropicalism

Feb 13, 2011

Hugo Manuel wears two hats (that we’re aware of). He’s primarily known as one-third of Oxford, England’s well-respected math-rock band Jonquil, but lately he’s been doing something altogether different: Manuel is the man-behind-the-curtain of Chad Valley, his self-described “sun-drenched Balearic pop” solo project. Last year, Chad Valley graced the Internet with a handful of gorgeous, tropical-electro, bedroom-pop teasers and left underground-music junkies jonesing for an official release.  More


Reviews

Entirely New Blue

Entirely New Blue

Cascine

Nov 16, 2015

Hugo Manuel-the Oxford, England-headquartered artist behind Chad Valleyhas the voice of an angel but the unfathomable inclination to hide it under digital manipulation. More

Young Hunger

Young Hunger

Cascine

Oct 29, 2012

On his long-awaited debut album as Chad Valley, Oxford, England based Hugo Manuel makes little attempt to veil his affection for the zillion-dollar, slickly produced, mammoth-sized pop albums of the 1980s; the results are as charming and imaginative as one may have come to expect from one of the blogosphere’s most buzzed-about artists. More

SXSW Recap Day 3: Toro Y Moi, Revolver, Still Corners

Mar 21, 2011

As fellow writer Mike Hilleary pointed out, the ratio of sleep to bands at SXSW is somewhat skewed. This is of course, an understatement, as it seems even my dreams (whenever I close my eyes long enough to have them) have been rented out for showcases. While there’s no accounting for my subconscious booking agency (who seem intent on making it an all Twin Shadow bill), the variety of bands available to the waking world of SXSW is pretty dang impressive. After our second successful Under the Radar day party, the magazine crew opted to hop from venue to venue for the remainder of the evening, as no one showcase was strong enough to demand our full attention. More