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10 Best Songs of the Week: MGMT, Björk and Rosalía, Ducks Ltd., The Jesus and Mary Chain, and More

Plus Katy Kirby, Grandaddy, Future Islands, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Dec 01, 2023

Welcome to the 39th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week’s list includes songs from the last two weeks, as we didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Although the majority of the songs were culled from this week’s releases. More

Nov 22, 2023

British duo Wings of Desire (Chloe Little and James Taylor) are releasing a new singles collection, Life Is Infinite, on December 8 via WMD Records. Now they have shared two new songs from it, “Angels” and “Better Late Than Never,” the former via a music video. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Yard Act, Grandaddy, bar Italia, Wings of Desire, and More

Plus Future Islands, Charly Bliss, Girl Ray, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 27, 2023

Welcome to the 35th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, and Scott Dransfield, all helped me decide what should make the list. We settled on a Top 10 this week. More

Oct 25, 2023

British duo Wings of Desire (Chloe Little and James Taylor) are releasing a new singles collection, Life Is Infinite, on December 8 via WMD Records. Now they have shared two new songs from it, “Chance of a Lifetime” and “I Will Try My Best,” the former via a music video. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Art Feynman, Emma Anderson, Steven Wilson, Devendra Banhart, and More

Plus bar Italia, The National, Wings of Desire, CHAI, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2023

Welcome to the 30th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Marc Abbott, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphires all helped me decide what should make the list and we settled on a Top 13. More

Wings of Desire Announce New Singles Collection, Share Two New Songs and a Live Video

Life Is Infinite Due Out December 8 via WMD Records; Listen to “A Gun in Every Home” and “001 [Tame the War, Feed the Fire]” Now

Sep 20, 2023

British duo Wings of Desire (Chloe Little and James Taylor) have announced a new singles collection, Life Is Infinite, and shared two new songs from it—“A Gun in Every Home” and “001 [Tame the War, Feed the Fire]”—as well as a live video for the former song. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Margaret Glaspy, Sufjan Stevens, Jamila Woods, Wild Nothing, and More

Plus Kevin Drew, Wings of Desire, Modern Nature, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks (Also a Bonus Mix of the Best Songs of the Last Month)

Aug 18, 2023

Welcome to the 25th Songs of the Week of 2023. Songs of the Week was on hiatus for the last month because Wendy and I were on a much needed vacation to England and Iceland. I received several reader emails worried we had killed Songs of the Week, but have no worries, it’s back. As well as a regular Songs of the Week, we have put together an additional Spotify playlist featuring all the songs we also liked while Songs of the Week was taking a break. More

Aug 18, 2023

British duo Wings of Desire (Chloe Little and James Taylor) have shared two new songs, “Made of Love” and “Be Here Now.” The latter is not an Oasis cover. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 71 Featuring Weyes Blood and Black Belt Eagle Scout on the Covers

Issue 71 Also Features Interviews with Angel Olsen, M83, The New Pornographers, John Cale, Indigo De Souza, Lael Neale, Phoenix, Dry Cleaning, Miss Grit, Sleaford Mods, The WAEVE, Shame, Bartees Strange, Caroline Rose, and More

Apr 05, 2023

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 71, which features Weyes Blood and Black Belt Eagle Scout on the two covers. Issue 71 also features interviews with Angel Olsen, M83, The New Pornographers, John Cale, Indigo De Souza, Lael Neale, Phoenix, Dry Cleaning, Miss Grit, Sleaford Mods, The WAEVE, Shame, Bartees Strange, Caroline Rose, Stella Donnelly, Florist, Hot Chip, black midi, Jockstrap, Horsegirl, Blondshell, Sleaford Mods, Beth Orton, and others. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Black Belt Eagle Scout, Lael Neale, Caroline Polachek, Girl Ray, and More

Plus Wings of Desire, Alex Lahey, The WAEVE, H. Hawkline, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 03, 2023

Welcome to the fifth Songs of the Week of 2023. There were lots of strong contenders this week, the Top 7 is especially solid. We settled on a Top 12 this week. More

Jan 30, 2023

British duo Wings of Desire (Chloe Little and James Taylor) have shared a new song, “Runnin’,” via a music video. The single is out now via WMD. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkeys, Paramore, Wings of Desire, and More

Plus The Go! Team, Badlands, Alice Boman, The War on Drugs, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 30, 2022

Welcome to the 37th Songs of the Week of 2022. This week Florida was devastated by Hurricane Ian and here at Under the Radar headquarters we are currently getting rain connected to storm, with heavy rainfall expected this weekend. One of our writers is in Tampa, Florida, but luckily the power stayed on yesterday while he was doing an interview for our next print issue. Speaking of which, we are very much focused on the next two print issues right now, so we were a bit indecisive about this week’s Songs of the Week. So we settled on a Top 12 and there are lots of honorable mentions this week. More

Sep 30, 2022

Wings of Desire (ex-INHEAVEN members Chloe Little and James Taylor) have shared a video for their new single “Choose a Life.” The single was recently featured on the FIFA 2023 soundtrack. More

Wings of Desire Debut New EP ‘Amun-Ra’ - Stream It Below

Watch the new video for “OUTTAMIND”

Aug 13, 2021

Today Wings of Desire, the new outfit from ex-INHEAVEN members Chloe Little and James Taylor, release their sophomore EP, Amun-Ra. Coming only months after their first release, End of An Age, the band draws from influences both literary and musical, everything from Noam Chomsky to Bowie’s Berlin-era. The result is a thoughtful work that looks inward into existential questions of meaning and memory, all filtered through startlingly expansive soundscapes. More



Interviews

Dec 08, 2023

For the rising British indie outfit Wings of Desire, creation is a process of rebirth and reinvention. The band itself was born from the wreckage of another, with bandmates James Taylor and Chloe Little first beginning their creative partnership with their time in the band INHEAVEN. More

23 For 2023

Under the Radar selects its top tips for the New Year

Dec 28, 2022

Under the Radar’s writers select 23 acts they’re most excited about in 2023. More


Reviews

Dec 07, 2023

Wings of Desire are a new UK duo from former members of alt rock group INHEAVEN, which finds them trading their previous project’s moodier soundscapes for cathartic anthems. At their best, bandmates James Taylor and Chloe Little tap into something elemental, writing narratives for life’s beauty and tragedy. More