Wolf Alice: TAS In Session

At Wolf Alice's gig at Mercury Lounge in late January, the venue was jam-packed for this canny north London quartet with a knack for songs that teeter between stormy lashings and tender idylls. On the basis of two very impressive EPs released over the last two years, Blush (2013) and Creature Songs (2014), Wolf Alice has made ambitious strides, graduating from tiny Camden Town club gigs to behemoth festivals like Glastonbury. The band's debut album, My Love Is Cool, will be released on June 23. Watch Wolf Alice's set in Studio A and listen to the entire session and interview now in the FUV Vault.

East India Youth: TAS In Session

Nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2014 for his ambitious debut album, Total Strife Forever, East India Youth's William Doyle didn't initially set out to be a solo artist—or even compose electronic music. During his recent session for The Alternate Side and FUV, East India Youth reflected on the surprising impact of Total Strife Forever, discussed his admiration for Brian Eno and David Bowie, and touched on the release of his second album, Culture of Volume, in April. Watch East India Youth in Studio A playing "Heaven, How Long" and "Looking For Someone," listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, February 19, at 11 a.m. EST, also streaming online.

Wannabe Jalva: FUV Live

Hailing from Porto Alegre, Wannabe Jalva may not be exactly what you might expect from a Brazilian band.  Referring to their music as "space groove rock," the quartet just released an extremely impressive EP called Collecture. When they came to Studio A for this session, the band proved to really tight.  After recently playing their first shows in the U.S. for CMJ, we talked about that experience, opening up for Pearl Jam at Lollapalooza Brazil, the differences between American and Brazilian fans and lots more.  Watch videos of Wannabe Jalva playing in Studio A and listen to the session in the FUV Vault now or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, February 13, at 11a.m. EST, streaming online.

Karl Hyde of Underworld: TAS In Session

The remastered edition of Underworld’s 1994 album, Dubnobasswithmyheadman, was released in October (also as a five-disc deluxe box set), marking the 20th anniversary of this visionary release that bridged electronic, rock and dance music in a bold, original way. The album—and Underworld's forward-thinking approach in the studio and as a live act—became a touchstone for artists as diverse as Radiohead, U2, Björk and Jagwar Ma. The unlikely path that led to the birth of Dubnobasswithmyheadman—and all that followed for Underworld—is a heartening tale for anyone who hopes for a second chance. Listen to a conversation with Karl Hyde of Underworld at any time in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, February 6, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour: TAS In Session

Back in 2009, an amazing song called "Around the Bend," by a Danish band called The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, appeared in an Apple commercial.  Their debut album Fruit showed off the group's quirky style and the unique voice of frontwoman Mette Lindberg. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour has a new album, Bring Us Together, and it does that very thing. The songs are outrageously catchy and fun. Watch videos of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour playing songs from Bring Us Together in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, January 30, at 11 a.m. EST, also streaming online.

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