Honeyblood: FUV Live

Glasgow's Stina Tweeddale and Shona McVicar of Honeyblood released their eponymous debut as a team earlier this year, but in mid-September, McVicar departed the band. Replacing McVicar on drums is Cat Myers (Tweeddale and Myers played their third live gig together in London on Tuesday). Earlier this summer, when Honeyblood was still singer/guitarist Tweeddale and drummer McVicar, the pair visited Studio A for an FUV Live session. Watch videos of Honeyblood in Studio A and listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, September 26, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

Samsaya: FUV Live

Effusive, cheerful and self-determined, India-born, Norway-raised and Sweden-based pop singer Samsaya paints a crimson heart over her eye before every performance. It's a talisman of sorts, reminding the singer (and her fans) of her deep love of music, a passion that guided her through some lonely years as a child and teenager trying to bridge two very different cultures. Earlier this summer, Samsaya released her self-titled EP (her second album, Bombay Calling, will be released in the near future) and she's been opening for Lily Allen in North America. However, Samsaya will have her very own headlining New York show this Monday at Mercury Lounge. Watch Samsaya and her bandmates' buoyant performance of "Bombay Calling" and the single, "Stereotype."  

Marco Benevento: TAS In Session

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Marco Benevento has been gracefully blending his jazz roots with indie rockers, jam bands and an eclectic array of other musicians for more than a decade. The Brooklyn artist's latest studio album, Swift, is his most musically consistent and thematic record yet and finds him singing for the first time. Watch videos of Marco Benevento and his bandmates live in Studio A and listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, September 19, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

Landlady: TAS In Session

Brooklyn's Landlady was formed in 2011 by the very busy multi-instrumentalist Adam Shatz who is part of the Afrobeat collective Zongo Junction, the jazzy Father Figures and the soulfully psychedelic The Shoe Ins. In addition, Adam has collaborated with country punks Those Darlins and Philly's explosively quirky Man Man. This diverse mix of music is integrated into Adam Shatz's main project Landlady and the band's new album, Upright Behavior. Watch videos of a recent TAS in Session with Shatz and his Landlady cohorts, listen to the conversation and performance now in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, September 12, at 11am EDT, also streaming online.

 

Jungle: FUV Live

The funked-out, falsetto-driven songs of London's Jungle offer up the perfect summertime soundtrack, brimming with sleek harmonies and soulful anthems. The two boyhood friends still stubbornly adhere to some anonymity; they prefer to be called J and T. But as a touring collective of five (or seven) members, Jungle is boldly uncloaked. This summer, the pair finally released their self-titled debut album on XL Recordings and on October 2, they return to New York for a show at Irving Plaza. Not long ago, Jungle ventured to the Bronx to play a mini-set for WFUV. Watch videos from their performance in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, September 5, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

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