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Jan 15, 2021

James Yorkston is releasing a new album with James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra, The Wide, Wide River, on January 22 via Domino. Now the group have shared another song from the album, “There Is No Upside,” via an animated video for the track.  More

Dec 16, 2020

James Yorkston is releasing a new album with James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra, The Wide, Wide River, on January 22, 2021 via Domino. Now the group have shared another song from the album, “Ella Mary Leather,” via a video for the track.  More

14 Best Songs of the Last Three Weeks: Casper Clausen, Kiwi Jr., RINSE, Sleaford Mods, and More

Plus Kevin Morby, Crowded House, Django Django, and a Wrap-up of the Last Three Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 13, 2020

Welcome to the 42nd Songs of the Week of 2020. We haven’t done a Songs of the Week in three weeks. Because of last week’s presidential election there were hardly any new songs of note released and we were too on edge awaiting the outcome to be decided to focus on new music. The week before was the run up to Halloween and there were certainly some worthy songs then, but for whatever reason we didn’t get Songs of the Week finished in time and abandoned it. So this week’s Songs of the Week covers the last three weeks, but mainly songs from this week and two weeks ago. More

Nov 04, 2020

James Yorkston has announced new album with James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra, The Wide, Wide River on Domino, and shared a video for its first single, “Struggle.”  More

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan Share New Song “The Shearing’s Not For You”

Navarasa : Nine Emotions Due Out January 24, 2020 via Domino

Dec 10, 2019

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan is a trio consisting of James Yorkston (guitar/nyckelharpa/vocals), Jon Thorne (double-bass/vocals), and Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi/vocals) and they are releasing a new album, Navarasa : Nine Emotions, on January 24, 2020 via Domino. Now they have shared another song from it, "The Shearing's Not For You." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, The Homesick, Best Coast, and More

Plus Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Graham Coxon, Jehnny Beth, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 08, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. The last three weeks we could only come up with a Top 8, instead of our customary Top 10, but this week's choices were surprisingly much stronger once we did some deeper digging. More

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan Announce New Album, Share New Song “Westlin’ Winds”

Navarasa : Nine Emotions Due Out January 24, 2020 via Domino

Nov 08, 2019

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan is a trio consisting of James Yorkston (guitar/nyckelharpa/vocals), Jon Thorne (double-bass/vocals), and Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi/vocals) and they have announced a new album, Navarasa : Nine Emotions, and shared its first single, the 10-minute long "Westlin' Winds." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Rose Elinor Dougall, Phoebe Bridgers, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Plus James Yorkston, Telekinesis, Sneaks, TEEN, TOY, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 30, 2018

We didn't do a Songs of the Week last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend. Beyond the fact that we were taking a break from work, there simply weren't enough songs released last week to justify a Songs of the Week wrap up. More

James Yorkston Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “My Mouth Ain’t No Bible”

The Route to the Harmonium Due Out February 22, 2019 via Domino

Nov 27, 2018

James Yorkston has announced a new album, The Route to the Harmonium, and shared a video for its first single, "My Mouth Ain't No Bible," which features spoken-word vocals. The Route to the Harmonium is due out February 22, 2019 via Domino. Check out the Edwin Burdis-directed below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring The Radio Dept., SBTRKT, Caribou, M83, and More

Plus New Tracks from How to Dress Well, James Yorkston, Electric Youth, Wampire, Phil Selway, Ex Cops, Mr. Twin Sister, Mono, Gardens & Villa, and Others

Sep 12, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by The Radio Dept., SBTRKT, Caribou, M83, How to Dress Well, James Yorkston, Electric Youth, Wampire, Phil Selway, Ex Cops, Mr. Twin Sister, Mono, Gardens & Villa, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More


Interviews

Apr 17, 2019

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Scottish singer/songwriter James Yorkston. More

Scottish Musicians Speak Out on Today’s Scottish Independence Referendum Vote

Members of Belle and Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, Django Django, Frightened Rabbit, Ladytron, The Pastels, The Twilight Sad, The Vaselines, and Others on if They Are Voting Yes or No

Sep 18, 2014

Today is a historic day in Scotland as it is the day the nation votes on the Scottish Independence Referendum. The people of Scotland get to vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom and have Scotland become its own country. Here various Scottish musicians weigh in on the subject. More


Reviews

Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society

Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society

Domino

Sep 02, 2014

James Yorkston appears to be growing old gracefully. While many a middle-aged man spends his days desperately clinging to an ever-evaporating youth, the unassuming Scottish songwriter is moving through the decades with dignity. More