Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our two SXSW 2015 events. This year we are having a day party at the Flamingo Cantina on Thursday, March 19, and an official nighttime showcase at Central Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 21. Our events are set to feature performances from of Montreal, Mew, Torres […]
"Maybe we should get a shot of you stood next to that, looking sad?" I jokingly suggest as William Doyle, aka East India Youth, and I spot a poster advertising Mercury Music Prize winners Young Fathers on the door of London's Rough Trade East record store.
In Wild Canaries, director Lawrence Michael Levine stars opposite his wife, actress/director Sophia Takal as a couple sorting out their relationship problems while trying to solve a possible murder in their Brooklyn apartment building. The film is a delightful homage to classic screwball comedies updated for contemporary audiences. We spoke with Levine and T […]
Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Chromatics, Toro y Moi, Joanna Gruesome, Doldrums, Blood Orange, The Mountain Goats, The Helio Sequence, and more.
Recently launching an extensive tour behind his critically-acclaimed album Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs, aka Adam Granduciel, has announced even more shows surrounding his upcoming appearances at Coachella, Governor's Ball, Sasquatch and Bonnaroo.
With Season 14 of That Metal Show already making history (the Season 14 premiere was the second most watched Season Premiere in the history of the series) VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming returns with an all-new episode this Saturday at 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM ET/PT. This week Philm drummer and “the godfather of […]
KISS fans who paid for VIP tickets on March 3rd at the Tokyo Dome in Japan were able to watch the band perform a small acoustic set during soundcheck which included a version of the 1962 blues song You Shook Me. Video footage of the performance can be seen below. KISS Ultimate Experience acoustic live […]
Original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was a guest on the March 2nd episode of Eddie Trunk Live and proudly proclaimed, “I have 423 days sober.” Adler went on to say, “The whole reunion thing, I would love to do it just because there’s two decades of new fans who’ve never seen what the […]
As previously reported, Iron Maiden frontman, Bruce Dickinson, is currently undergoing treatments for a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue. Rod Smallwood, the band’s manager, has posted an update on Dickinson’s progress via the band’s website. It reads: “Bruce has asked me to thank everyone for their tremendous support and kind wishes. […] […]
Michael Lello of HNGN spoke with That Metal Show hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson.Highlights from the interview appear below. HNGN: What was your mindset heading into the first-ever episode of That Metal Show in 2008? Did you worry that it might not work? Don Jamieson: Yes, we thought it might not work […]
Considered to be a pioneer of the “shred guitar” genre, Michael Angelo Batio is set to release his first-ever career retrospective entitled, Shred Force 1: The Essential Michael Angelo Batio. The new album is slated for release on April 14th through Rat Pak Records. Shred Force 1: The Essential Michael Angelo Batio not only highlights […]
Bella Elbaum of Monsters and Critics spoke with Eddie. Excerpts from the interview appear below. Monsters and Critics: How do you feel about AC/DC headlining this years Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival? How do you think they’ll do? Eddie Trunk: There’s not a lot of other bands at that festival that are gonna be […]
Singer John Corabi who who took over for Vince Neil to record the Motley Crue’s self-titled 1994 album, says he plans to work with former bandmate Mick Mars. “Yeah, actually I was just talking to him the other day,” Corabi told Jack Antonio. “A lot of people already know about it, but as soon as […]
The iconic Armored Saint has returned with one of their heaviest records of their illustrious career. The crushing, epic new full-length release, Win Hands Down, shows the band have only grown stronger and tighter with age, making for a dynamic and enthralling metal masterpiece. Look for the new album out June 2nd and more details […]
Metallica are reissuing their 1982 demo tape, No Life ’Til Leather, as a limited-edition cassette. The tape will be released on April 18th, on Record Store Day. The seven-track cassette was first released in the summer of 1982, when the group consisted of guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, with bassist Ron McGovney and […]
Epic Sandi-pop...Sweden seems to overflow with electro-pop. It's practically the nation's birth rate, with artfully produced synth bangers emerging on a near daily basis. Even amidst this overflow, though, Kate Boy stand out. New single 'Higher' will be released on April 27th, and it's a true statement of intent. The trio introduce t […]
Intimate live session...Brandi Carlile is a songwriter who is truly admired by other songwriters. Recently releasing her fifth album 'The Firewatcher's Daughter', the American artist's material has been cited as an inspiration by everyone from Graham Nash to Elton John. Never heard of her? Well, you will. 'The Firewatcher's Daug […]
Behold! Irony!When Kanye West flounced onstage at this year's Grammy awards, he seemed to be mocking his own past. In interviews after the event, though, he revealed that he believed Beck should hand his 'Album Of The Year' gong to Beyonce – in the name of “artistry”. Cue all manner of think pieces on what it means to be an artist in the 21st […]
As unreleased music enters the public domain...The closing weeks of 1969 saw Fairport Convention ready a radical new album for release. 'Liege & Leaf' re-wrote the folk songbook, with the band blending the British tradition with the emerging counter-culture. Sandy Denny, though, was already dis-satisfied. Feeling that her blossoming songwriting […]
Arcade Fire mainstay reveals his literary influences...When Arcade Fire began to formulate as an actual, proper band, Win Butler knew he had to get his brother involved. With wide ranging interests – a DJ, a student of poetry at Northwestern University – Will Butler added something distinct, something different to the group. More than ten years on, the songw […]
Debut album to receive worldwide release...The growth of the internet has allowed regional sounds, non-Western sounds to receive much merited prominence. Dawn Of Midi are electronic crate-diggers, a Brooklyn trio who became enraptured with the music of North and West Africa. An acoustic group, the band set about re-contextualising these influences within fam […]
Check it out now...Jensen Interceptor is nothing if not contradictory. The techno talent with a taste for rap, the producer is capable of unearthing both raw, elastic groove and something rather more cerebral. Supported by the Bromance crew, the artist's next release comes courtesy of Boysnoize Records. New EP '014 Crack' is a four tracker, re […]
'Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe' to be exact...Set up in honour of a truly seminal percussive talent, The Steve Reid Foundation is a wonderful charity. Already active, the charity will launch its own label with the release of a new album from Emanative. 'The Light Years Of The Darkness' is due to be available from March 16th, […]
The duo's emotive return...Honne are taking charge of their own affairs. The duo have confirmed details of their new label, Tatemae Records, with new release 'Coastal Love' due on May 4th. A four track effort, the title track fells the story of a Trans-Atlantic relationship. Fittingly, New York based Wilsen lends vocals to the chorus, with the […]
No, not that kind of trip...Moon Duo are a group in near perpetual motion, a tumultuous psychedelic force who match lengthy, lung-bursting tours with breathless spells in the studio. So being forced to sit still for a few moments was never going to rest easy with the American pairing. Settling in one place, Moon Duo began constructing new material in a Portl […]
You know him from Nathan For You, but you didn't know that in his spare time he scats, he raps, and he covers famous pop songs. 5 times Nathan Fielder tried being a musician by Ryan Parker | Chart Attack.
The Montreal noise rock trio teach us how, exactly, one catches lightning in a bottle. SPOTLIGHT: Mands’ incredibly vicious, just plain incredible improv album 15/6/2014 by Michael Rancic | Chart Attack.
PLUS a Walter TV pro tip: day at the beach and you forgot your sunscreen? Corpse paint will do fine. NOW HEAR THIS: Jenny Hval’s rambling, bleary take on pop; Blood Orange returns with “Delancey” by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
Take it from BADBADNOTGOOD, if your friend is in jail, asking musicians to talk to the cops isn't the best way to get them out. Band 2 Band: BADBADNOTGOOD share some wisdom from Ghostface Killah by Ryan Parker | Chart Attack.
PLUS: Homegrown pop punks Seaway show us where hard work can get you, while D.R.A.M., well, D.R.A.M. just wants to cha cha. FULL SCREEN: Big Sean, Kanye West and Drake do serious business; Courtney Barnett roams the suburbs by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
As a hard-working punk act on the road for ten years, stories—like mechanic bills—tend to pile up. TOURIES: Shearing Pinx meet John Waters, deal with stab wounds, and find their true calling in life by Jesse Locke | Chart Attack.
Today’s song is the George and Ira Gershwin classic They Can’t Take That Away From Me. The brothers wrote it in 1937 and it was first featured in the Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers movie Shall We Dance. Astaire sings it to Rogers as their characters prepare to part, reflecting on all the little things […]
London – The annual Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition offers unsigned artists based in the U.K. or Ireland the chance to compete for a spot on one of the main stages at this iconic festival in June. This year over 7,000 entries were received and Best New Bands’ London correspondent was one of 40 music writers Continue Reading → The post Glastonbury Eme […]
Chicago – Just shy of a full year since the release of the universally lauded Lost In The Dream (March 18, 2014), indie rock band, The War On Drugs, (Best New Bands’ 2014 Newbie Award Winners), have just announced a collection of fresh tour dates right around their performances for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Governor’s Ball, Sasquatch Continue […]
Los Angeles – While she may dabble in theater and modeling, French “triple threat” SoKo has been most busy focusing her energy on a music career, and My Dreams Dictate My Reality has the promise and star-power to allow her to cross over to American audiences. 2012 saw her release a debut full-length, I Thought Continue Reading → The post SoKo Seeking Pop Fa […]
London – For the final gig of the U.K. leg of its spring tour, The War on Drugs returned to Brixton in South London for a second sold-out show at the 5,000 capacity O2 Academy. It’s a curious venue with an imposing art deco frontage belying the shabbier nature of much of its interior. Opened Continue Reading → The post The War On Drugs Return To London appea […]
New York – San Franciscan six-piece band, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, have just given fans a first taste of their upcoming sophomore record. “High Neck Lace,” a soulfully country-tinged, down tempo track, is the first song from the band’s forthcoming album, Love Wild Lost, due out April 21 from Little Sur Records. (Those familiar with the band Continue Re […]