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10 Best Songs of the Week: Jamila Woods, Tim Heidecker, Bully, Kelly Lee Owens, and More

Plus Cults, Cut Copy, Young Jesus, snny, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 07, 2020

Welcome to the 31st Songs of the Week of 2020. This week Democrats, Republicans, and the Trump Administration couldn’t all agree on a new stimulus package a week after expanded unemployment benefits expired (something Democrats wanted to extend and Republicans didn’t).  More

Kelly Lee Owens Shares New Song “Corner of My Sky” Featuring John Cale

Inner Song Due Out August 28 via Smalltown Supersound

Aug 04, 2020

Welsh electronic music artist/producer Kelly Lee Owens is releasing a new album, Inner Song, on August 28 via Smalltown Supersound. Now she has shared another song from it, “Corner of My Sky,” which features fellow Welsh artist John Cale, who sings in both Welsh and English on the song.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Dinner Party, Lianne La Havas, Oceanator, and More

Plus Cults, Hoops, Flock of Dimes, Silverbacks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 26, 2020

Welcome to the 25th Songs of the Week of 2020. We’re almost halfway through this trying year! Yay? Thanks in part to ineffective leadership at the top, coronavirus cases have skyrocketed across the land. All we can say to that is: wear a mask!!!   More

Kelly Lee Owens Shares Video for New Song “On”

Inner Song Due Out August 28 via Smalltown Supersound

Jun 24, 2020

British electronic music artist/producer Kelly Lee Owens is releasing a new album, Inner Song, on August 28 via Smalltown Supersound. Now she has shared another song from it, “On,” via a video for the track. Kasper Häggström directed the video, which was filmed on the Norwegian coastline and features a man and his dog (Owens isn’t in the video).  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The 1975, Kelly Lee Owens, Belle and Sebastian, Westerman, and More

Plus Car Seat Headrest, Everything Everything, Jessie Ware, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 24, 2020

Welcome to the sixteenth Songs of the Week of 2020. It’s another week under quarantine, the same as the last week.  More

Kelly Lee Owens Shares New Song “Night”

Inner Song Due Out August 28 via Smalltown Supersound

Apr 22, 2020

British electronic music artist/producer Kelly Lee Owens is releasing a new album, Inner Song, on August 28 via Smalltown Supersound. Now she has shared another song from it, the hypnotic “Night.”  More

New Albums by HAIM, Kelly Lee Owens, JARV IS…, Hinds, and More Postponed Due to COVID-19

Plus Willie Nelson, The Pretenders, DMA’s, and Lady Gaga

Mar 25, 2020

With everything going on with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and most spring and summer tours and festivals either postponed or cancelled, it makes sense that musicians are now starting to postpone their albums. This week HAIM, Jarvis Cocker’s new band JARV IS…, Hinds, Kelly Lee Owens, The Pretenders, Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, and DMA’s have all pushed back the release dates of their upcoming albums. More

Kelly Lee Owens Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Melt!”

Inner Song Due Out May 1 via Smalltown Supersound

Feb 25, 2020

British electronic music artist/producer Kelly Lee Owens has announced a new album, Inner Song, and shared its first single, "Melt!," via a video for the new song. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Jon Hopkins + Kelly Lee Owens, Porridge Radio, Holy Fuck, and More

Plus Rose Elinor Dougall, Caribou, Shopping, Tame Impala, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Dec 06, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We didn't do a Songs of the Week last week because of the Thanksgiving holiday, so this week's installment covers songs from the last two weeks. Hence we have a Top 13 instead of a Top 10. More

Kelly Lee Owens and Jon Hopkins Team Up for New Seven-Minute Song “Luminous Spaces”

Song Due Out as a 12-Inch Single on January 24, 2020 via Domino

Dec 05, 2019

British electronic musicians Kelly Lee Owens and Jon Hopkins have teamed up for a seven-minute long new song, "Luminous Spaces." It was originally intended to be an Owens remix of Hopkins' "Luminous Beings" but morphed into its own thing once the pair got into the studio together.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Pixx, Kelly Lee Owens, Summer Camp, Alex Lahey, and More

Plus Flying Lotus, Africa Express, Alex Cameron, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 10, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We worried we were going to be able to come up with a Top 8 this week, but a couple of album tracks were able to round out the list.

Kelly Lee Owens Shares Two New Songs “Let It Go” and “Omen” and Announces Tour Dates

Songs Due Out as 12-Inch Single on July 5 via Smalltown Supersound

May 09, 2019

British electronic music artist/producer Kelly Lee Owens has shared two new songs, "Let It Go" and "Omen," and announced some new European and U.S. tour dates.  More

Belle and Sebastian Announce The Boaty Weekender Lineup, Including a Reunited Camera Obscura

Floating Festival on a Cruise Ship Also Includes Alvvays, Mogwai, Japanese Breakfast, Django Django, Tracyanne & Danny, Kelly Lee Owens, and More

Sep 05, 2018

Back in February Scotland's Belle and Sebastian told fans they were considering launching a Belle and Sebastian cruise in 2019 and wanted their fans' opinions on it via a survey on their website. Then in May the band announced The Boaty Weekender, a floating festival to set sale from Barcelona to Sardinia and back again on August 8-12, 2019. Now Belle and Sebastian have announced the initial line-up. Most notably, it features Camera Obscura, who are making their return to performing live for the first time since the 2015 death of the band's Carey Lander from cancer. More

Pitchfork Music Festival Full 2018 Lineup: Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Fleet Foxes, and More

Plus Julien Baker, The War on Drugs, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Blood Orange, Japanese Breakfast, Kelly Lee Owens, Moses Sumney, Lucy Dacus, Big Thief, and More

Mar 13, 2018

Chicago's the Pitchfork Music Festival has been slowly announcing their lineup via a mural with the artists' names being painted on it over the last few weeks. Now the final and full lineup has been revealed for the festival, which goes down July 20 to 22 in Chicago's Union Park.  More

Jan 19, 2018

St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) released her new albumMASSEDUCTION, last October via Loma Vista. It was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017. Now she has shared a remix of "New York" by British electronic artist Kelly Lee Owens. More

Under the Radar’s Top 15 Debut Albums of 2017

Our Favorite First Full-Lengths From the Last Year

Dec 31, 2017

The majority of 2017's best debut albums came from female artists or bands fronted by women, from London-based all-female indie-pop teenaged trio Girl Ray and Syria-born singer/songwriter Bedouine (aka Azniv Korkejian) to Australian indie rocker Alex Lahey and New Zealand bedroom pop artist Fazerdaze (aka Amelia Murray). Midnight Sister, Priests, and Charly Bliss are all female-fronted bands as well, on top of other women solo artists on our Top 15 Debut Albums of 2017 listMore

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2017

Another Dark Year Was Brightened By a Plethora of Fantastic Albums

Dec 30, 2017

2016 was regarded as a fairly rough year by many, but 2017 was no walk in the park either. 2016 was mired by the deaths of several beloved musical icons (David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, and Sharon Jones among them) and the disappointing and divisive Presidential election, but in 2017 we had to deal with the ramifications of said election (we'd say that roughly 95% of the musicians we interview likely don't support many, if any, of President Trump's policies).  More

Tegan and Sara’s “The Con X: Covers” Album Features CHVRCHES, Ryan Adams, Grimes, and More

Also Includes Hayley Williams of Paramore, Bleachers, Kelly Lee Owens, Shamir, and Others

Sep 13, 2017

Tegan and Sara previously announced that they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album The Con with a tour and The Con X: Covers, an album due out October 20 (via Warner Bros) in which other artists cover each song on The Con, with all net proceeds going to the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which works in support of LGBTQ girls and women.  More

May 11, 2017

Kelly Lee Owens is a promising new electronic music artist from London. Back in March she released her self-titled debut album via Smalltown Supersound. It includes the single "Anxi," which features Jenny HvalMore

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

Watch: Kelly Lee Owens - “Anxi” (feat. Jenny Hval) Video

Kelly Lee Owens Due Out March 24 via Smalltown Supersound

Mar 20, 2017

Kelly Lee Owens is a promising new electronic music artist from London. This Friday (March 24) she is releasing her self-titled debut album via Smalltown Supersound, which you can currently stream here. It More

Stream the Self-Titled Debut Album by Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens Due Out March 24 via Smalltown Supersound

Mar 16, 2017

Kelly Lee Owens is a promising new electronic music artist from London. Next Friday (March 24) she is releasing her self-titled debut album via Smalltown Supersound.  More


Interviews

Kelly Lee Owens

Layers of Escapism

Jul 06, 2017

"I didn't really know, in a way, what production meant until I started working with Daniel Avery on Drone Logic," explains Kelly Lee Owens. The 28-year-old Londoner grew up in North Wales, but traveled about, studying in Manchester and then moving to London to focus on music.  More


Reviews

Inner Song

Inner Song

Smalltown Supersound

Aug 28, 2020

Kelly Lee Owens is many things—dream pop crooner, techno fuser, vinyl enthuser—but more than anything else, she’s a mood landscaper. Nestled somewhere between bedroom pop and dancefloor bop, her endlessly evocative electronic music charts the emotional throughlines that tie the night out to the morning after.  More