The past couple of days has been a complete and utter treat for geeks the world over. First there was the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens that recaptured the magic of the original trilogy. Now, ahead of the previously announced April 20 release date, the official trailer for Warner Bros.' Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice has reared […]
In anticipation of his curated Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, taking place in his hometown of Eaux Claire, WI, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has issued the best kind of promotional video: his own stripped-back piano cover of Spoon's "Inside Out."
When we interviewed East India Youth (aka London-based electronic musician William Doyle) last fall for our Best of 2014 issue it was in celebration of his 2014-released debut album, Total Strife Forever, being one of Under the Radar's favorite albums of the year.
Relatively quiet since releasing their 2011 album Gimme Some, Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John have been keeping busy of late nurturing INGRID, their own record label and musical collective that includes fellow nationals such as Lykke Li and Miike Snow as its members.
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 Crystal Castles, The Tallest Man on Earth, Sufjan Stevens, George FitzGerald, Wild Beasts, Twin Peaks, FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks), Jacco Gardner, Coves, and more.
Bill Ward addresses Ozzy’s Facebook post: “1. You never wanted to discuss in a public forum. BUT, you did by making all these public comments during your interviews for the 13 album and tour. I was only responding in kind. Don’t forget why I spoke out. If you had talked to me and shared your […]
Mr Big’s Pat Torpey admits he feared his “life was over” when he was told he had Parkinson’s diseaselast year. The diagnosis forced the drummer, 55, to scale back his involvement in the band’s looming tour. They hired Matt Starr to fill in, but Torpey was still involved on the road, singing on some tracks […]
Slayer have released a new song titled, When The Stillness Comes, and it can be streamed below. The song will be released on on 7″ vinyl this weekend for Record Store Day. Slayer have recently completed work on their latest album and are already working on its follow-up. The band will also be heading out […]
Skid Row — featuring former TNT singer Tony Harnell-have announced the following tour dates: May 22 – Living Sky Casino – Swift Current, Canada May 23 – Dakota Dunes Casino – Saskatoon, Canada May 27 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ May 28 – Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA May 30 – The Joint […]
Kory Grow of Rolling Stone spoke with original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, excerpts from the interview appear below. Rolling Stone: To begin, are you legally a member of Black Sabbath? Bill Ward: That’s a good question. I wonder myself actually. I don’t know. I’d probably have to ask my legal department [laughs]. I’m actually […]
Art of Anarchymay have gotten off to a somewhat rocky start, but the supergroup — which features former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, a member of Disturbed and a pair of twins have posted the first video from the band’s upcoming debut album. Watch Til the Dust […]
In response to drummer Bill Ward’s statement about his current relationship with his former Black Sabbath bandmates, Ozzy Osbourne writes via his Facebook page: “I never wanted to discuss this in a public forum but Bill’s statements left me no option to but to respond honestly. Wow Bill, What the f–k are you on about? […]
Greetings from Tampa! Great night here last night with Y&T and Kip Winger who opened with an acoustic set at Largo Cultural Center. Y&T were amazing as usual. What Dave still can do after 40 years as a singer and player is truly mind blowing! Kip kept the crowd entertained and warmed up everyone solo […]
Greg Prato of Songfacts spoke with Europe frontman Joey Tempest. Excerpts from the interview appear below. Songfacts: After hearing the leadoff single/title track [War of Kings], I was surprised by how heavy it was. Was it a conscious decision to go in a heavier direction? Joey Tempest: I think it’s been an organic journey we’ve […]
James Desbo and Rachel Maresca of the New York Daily News reports: Bret Michaels is thankful to be alive. The 52-year-old Posion frontman opened up on his near brushes with death over the years and the moment he made peace with the fact that he may not make it through. “There has definitely (been) moments […]
Art of Anarchy, the supergroup project that features Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland, and Disturbed bassist John Moyer, have released a new music video
Ozzy Osbourne has issued a response to a request by original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward for an apology over remarks about him not being physically fit enough to participate in the band's 2013 album '13' and its accompanying world tour
Because it's Friday...It's Friday and – after a seemingly never-ending wait – the weekend is finally here. So what better way to see out the working week than some prime maximalist trap from Rustie? The Glasgow producer has turned in an epic re-work of Big Dope P's 'Hit Da Blokk'. This is Rustie doing what he does best. An intense, f […]
A celebration of black wax...This year's instalment of Record Store Day has perhaps come in for more sustained criticism than any other. Sure, some of those assessments are merited, particularly when they come from the shops involved themselves. But let's be honest here: tomorrow (April 18th) an enormous number of music fans will be walking around […]
Just in time for the weekend...It's been a time coming but Young Kato are set to release their new album 'Don't Wait Til Tomorrow' on May 3rd (pre-order LINK). Already commanding a devout and devoted audience, the band match sterling indie songcraft to enormously uplifting electronic production. Akin to Two Door Cinema Club or perhaps eve […]
Find out why James Murphy owes him $100...Adam Horovitz isn't a trained actor. Undoubtedly better known as one third of Beastie Boys, as a rapper and musician, Horovitz recently agreed to appear in a new film shot by close friend Noah Baumbach. Appearing as a voice of reason in While We're Young, the stellar turn from the rapper is just one of a pl […]
Check it out now...Opening 2015 with the success of 'Romance', Darius is set to keep up the momentum with new release 'Helios'. Out on April 20th via Roche Music, it finds the producer exploring ways of filling a massive space. Enormous architecture of sound, Darius has hooked up with Wayne Snow who provides a subtle, soulful vocal. An EP […]
...and the line up is fantasticLovebox is set to return to London's Victoria Park this summer, one of the capital's most sought after parties. Renewing our decade old relationship with the festival, Clash is set to pair up with Soundcrash to host a special arena. We'll be ruling the roost at the West Stage on Saturday (July 18th) and the line […]
'Music For A Flat Landscape' is forthcoming...Luke Abbott seems to continually invite fresh challenges. The producer recently agreed to work on the score for British drama 'The Goob', with the resulting soundtrack now receiving a full release. 'Music For A Flat Landscape' will be available from May 25th, with Luke Abbott also pl […]
Directed by Hans Lo...Eaux are preparing for their first gig of 2015, a special show at ATP's new pop up venue in Dalston. Supporting Grimm Grimm and Younghusband, it's a diverse line up. An electronic trio with a painterly touch, Eaux present an entrancing fusion of rippling, expansive production and melodic inquisitiveness. Ahead of this, Eaux ar […]
An unusual partnership...Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail are two artists from distinctly different worlds. Lauded by Zane Lowe and amassing an astonishing 11 million plays on Spotify, Ciaran Lavery is a thoughtful, introspective songwriter. Recently, though, the folk-tinged artist was drawn into the orbit of Ryan Vail. An exploratory electronic producer, he repr […]
It's called 'No Harm'...Editors have been relatively open about their intentions to record new material, with the band heading back into the studio last year. A sampler from label PIAS was sent out to a number of sources earlier this week, with a fan uncovering a brand new track from the group. Placed online, Editors seemingly decided to roll […]
From Cloud Nothings to Stephen Hawking, you can hear these Record Store Day exclusives without standing in line. A streaming tally of Record Store Day 2015 exclusives you can hear now by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
Greys are selling their 2011 debut Ultra Sorta 10" at Toronto indie record stores, one copy each. Plus, they've given us an exclusive live track from their early days as a band. INTERVIEW: Greys’ Shehzaad Jiwani on how to maintain the DIY spirit of Record Store Day by Richard Trapunski | Chart Attack.
PLUS: Tasseomancy send us searching for a dictionary, K.I.D sing a love letter to their bong. NOW HEAR THIS: Jazz Cartier’s Marauding In Paradise is a career in a mixtape by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
Ethan Kath and Alice Glass are talking in circles around each other and it's complicating our understanding of Crystal Castles. What’s going on with Crystal Castles? by Richard Trapunski | Chart Attack.
Montreal-based singer/songwriter Alex Calder talks Instagram censorship, hippie parents, and why every musician eventually leaves Edmonton. UNCHARTED: Up late with Alex Calder by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
Go back in time with the new record from Toronto sibling duo K.I.D. plus three of the '90s biggest alt-rock records (when alt-rock was still a thing). CONTEST: Win K.I.D’s cassette EP + 2 CDs and 1 vinyl for Record Store Day by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
With an eye to finding out what makes The Garden City tick, we discover what it’s like to be involved in a music scene that exists on a (literal) island. PERSONAL VIEWS: A guide to the close-knit music scene of Victoria, B.C. by Tom Avis | Chart Attack.
The Southern Ontario experimental psych rock act share their first recording made outside of the Arctic Circle in 5 years. PREMIERE: WHOOP-Szo’s mightily powerful torn love song “Mirror North” by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
Today’s song is the opening track from the Church’s stunning second album, The Blurred Crusade. After a solid debut that featured solid new wave based rock, the Australian quartet adopted a lusher, more complex sound. This track is a perfect welcome. Steve Kilbey’s lyrics are elliptical but not opaque, conjuring up an epic journey anchored […]
Los Angeles – High atop the Sunset Strip overlooking the Los Angeles basin, PHOX played a laid-back set to an eclectic crowd at the venerable Roxy Theater last Wednesday. The Baraboo, WI band gave off a cool, friendly vibe as they performed various tracks from their 2014 self titled debut album as well as a Continue Reading → The post PHOX Rocks The Roxy app […]
Los Angeles – Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy has had a busy week kicking off last Sunday at his show-stealing performance at Indio, CA’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The Melbourne-based singer/songwriter packed the Mojave Tent to overflowing capacity. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, “Australian singer and songwriter Vance Joy, w […]
Chicago – The quirky husband and wife electronic duo OOFJ – aka Orchestra of Jenno – is back with their sophomore LP Acute Feast, due out April 21 via Ring The Alarm & Fake Diamond Records. Jenno “Jens” Bjørnkjær, originally from Denmark, and Katherine Mills-Rymer, from South Africa, met while living in New York City; Continue Reading → The post Featured […]
Nashville – Erik Hall is In Tall Buildings, a stripped-down Chicago-based solo act that pulls so much feeling out of working with so little. Fresh after the release of his sophomore album Driver (on Western Vinyl) in February, In Tall Buildings has since launched a U.S. tour (with two stops in Canada). Famous for his Continue Reading → The post A Different S […]
London – Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, also known as The Milk Carton Kids, are about to release their sophomore album, Monterey! During the two years since their breakthrough debut record, The Ash & Clay, Pattengale and Ryan have had one positive experience after another. The duo received a Grammy nomination for “Best Folk Album” and won the title fo […]