Psyched after a successful appearance at Wireless Festival, Chance the Rapper (or as my autocorrect prefers to call him Chancellor of the Exchequer) has come down to Brixton Electric to serve up the piping-hot Chicago-Town hip-hop UK fans have been craving for.
Under the Radar is having a 50% off sale in honor of the July 4th holiday. It started this morning and runs until Monday. Visit our store here to save on subscriptions and back issues (the discount is taken at checkout). Celebrate America's independence by supporting a truly independent music magazine and website!
Tame Impala are on the cover of Under the Radar's current print magazine, which is still on newsstands now. As the July 17 release date for Tame Impala's new album, Currents, is inching closer we have now posted the in-depth cover story to our website and you can read it here.
Justice League 3001 is a blast from the past, set in the future. Veteran DC Comics readers old enough to remember the Justice League International series of the late 1980s—or those who bought the reprinted, collected trades much more recently—surely recall the light-hearted, humorous take on the universe's greatest heroes employed by writing duo Keith G […]
Run the Jewels (aka El-P and Killer Mike) are to have their own show on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station. It's titled WRTJ, premieres tonight, and airs Fridays at 9 PM EST/6 PM EST. We have a clip from the show.
For all his manifold powers—strength, intangibility, shape-shifting, flight, telepathy, and on and on—J'onn J'onzz, aka the Martian Manhunter, is one of DC's more unfortunately overlooked heroes. Frequent Justice League stalwart (and the eternal voice of reason in the fantastic Justice League cartoon of the early 2000s), J'onn doesn' […]
LA Priest, the new solo project of former Late of the Pier frontman Sam Dust, released his debut album Inji earlier this week via Domino. In honor of that he's shared a video for one of the more electronic/dancier tracks on the record, "Learning to Love."
Kevin Parker can't take a compliment. He has just offered me his creative philosophy, explaining how artists are at their best when they move away from the parts of their craft that they've already mastered and move toward the parts that remain just beyond their reach.
Welcome to Under the Radar's Weekly Playlist, where we compile the best tracks to debut online in the last week (or thereabouts). In this extra-long mix for the holiday weekend we've got new songs by Beach House, Crystal Castles, Prince, Blood Orange, AFX (aka Aphex Twin), Cloud Nothings X Wavves, Johnny Marr, Toro y Moi, Owen Pallett, Titus Andron […]
Back on May 15 Courtney Barnett played a hometown show at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. The good folks over at Moshcam filmed the whole show. Today we're premiering video of one song from the show, "An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in NY)." The whole show goes live on Monday, July 6, at Moshcam.com.
Check it out now...Wolf Colony is an electro-pop singer with a difference. There's a masked quality here, but in his image and in the music. Glistening production allied to a sweet pop flair, Clash is able to premiere the video for 'Run'. Shot in Paris and directed by the French director Franck Gomez, you can tune in below. Buy Clash Magazine […]
Check it out now...The sun is shining, weather is free... Lee 'Scratch' Perry is in town. The reggae icon - who produced Bob Marley, so that's an apt quote, fact fans - is due to appear in London at the screening of a new documentary about his life and work. 'Lee Scratch Perry's Vision Of Paradise' will air tomorrow (July 4th) a […]
An impressive creative statement...An inspiring, essential and powerful debut, Until The Ribbon Breaks are a band who seek deeper, transformative passion, and revive all who listen with the ability to internalise their music with depth and redemption. Psychoanalyst D.W Winnicott believed that artists possess souls driven by the tension between the desire to […]
For a slightly more melancholy weekend...So, that's the weekend. For many, it'll be party central. For those less lucky, it'll no doubt be a fairly maudlin time - time spent alone, time spent secluded. If so, then keep reading, because MIAMIGO know your pain. The band's new EP 'Hard To Love' is sublime noir pop, as tasteful as i […]
Canadian rockers return...In-Flight Safety like to think big. The indie rockers have an epic swathe cut across them, a sense of grandeur which overawes. New track 'Destroy' unfurls at its own pace, akin to early Interpol or even The National. Out on July 24th, the noir-etched songwriting comes equipped with a new video. Airing for the first time on […]
...brightly lit purpose, comfort and joyLockah's weather report is the sound of many a televised 80s prom at the moment when the photo is fading or an American Dream being realised. Bold synth strokes, slapped bass and fast fingered pop dexterity are obvious pointers towards a maximalist's dream; Tom Banks' consolidating of last year's […]
...a taskmaster of metronomic tech-house and technoBreaking free from dodging bullets in slo-mo, the scientifically minded Matrixxman - real name Charles Duff - is a taskmaster of metronomic tech-house and techno, and pressurised dramas caught from light years away. Atmospherically Duff can be exceptional, with widescreen visions trying to keep the Motor Cit […]
Soul meets footwork...The frenetic percussion effect of footwork is allowing fresh ideas to seep out of electronic music. Sydney producer Jack Grace is a case in point. Ramping up his tempos, the artist sets this against of soulful samples to craft something which has a keen sense of melancholy. New cut 'Hills' is a wonderful evocation of his artis […]
Sierra Leone born, London based... hugely talentedBy the time MAGS hit her teens she'd already seen more than most people should see in a lifetime. Brought up in Sierra Leone, her family were forced to flee when she was just six years old. Coming of age in a London environment both thrilling and hostile, she was surrounded by all manner of influences. S […]
They're back...Ten Benson are a name that has been sorely missed. The band haven't played a London show in five years, with fans waiting an extremely long time for new material. That's all about to change, though, with new single 'Mud Man' due to arrive via Ditto Music on August 7th. Due to play a live show at London venue the Lexing […]
To all my American visitors have a Happy 4th of July! My FM/syndicated show features and all American hard rock and metal special. Debuts tonight 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Both stations stream free also. Full list of all stations airing this weekend under Live & On The Air on this site. […]
While receiving the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award for Outstanding Contribution to U.K. Music, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson took time out to give an update on his recovery from cancer. He said that he’s been “very fortunate” and has had a “really good bounce-back.” Dickinson told the BBC that he had two tumors. […]
Gary Graff of Billboard reports: Joining Slayer for a second time has been a different kind of reign for drummer Paul Bostaph. When Bostaph first replaced founding drummer Dave Lombardo in 1992, the group had completed its first decade and released its first five albums. “It was very intimidating,” Bostaph tells Billboard. But there was […]
Greg Prato of the Long Island Pulse spoke with Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton. Portions of the interview appear below. Long Island Pulse: Forty years later, how do you view Toys in the Attic? Tom Hamilton: That one was really a moment of inspiration for us. Our second album, Get Your Wings, we were under a […]
Brian Hiatt of Rolling Stone reports: For years, Rush had an uneasy relationship with an oft-skeptical rock press. So fans got to know the band members’ diverse personalities largely from live shows, tour books, videos and drummer Neil Peart’s own prose. But as the band proved this month in their first-ever Rolling Stone cover story, […]
On June 27th, 2015 Rockbar opened its doors to some of the finest guitar players in the San Jose, California Bay area. Contestants got to show their talents on guitar and battle Satan Guitar Soul Collecting Fury for a grand prize of cool stuff and guitar glory celebrity rockers and guitar Gods were on hand […]
Estranged Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward says he never stops listening back to his recorded work – and wishes he could improve certain aspects. The most famous example, he says, is Black Sabbath’s Iron Man, from 1970 album Paranoid. Ward, who released his solo album Accountable Beasts in April, says he still frets over the […]
Operation: Mindcrime, Geoff Tate’s version of Queensryche, is proud to announce their upcoming debut album, The Key, on September 18th. To hear a sampling of four songs from the album, watch a trailer below: The first full song from the album will be released in the coming weeks. Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime features band members: […]
Back from Vegas and San Jose late last night. Great trip hanging with Frank Dimino, Gregg Giuffria, Paul Crook, Zach Throne, Danny Koker, Ken Ciancimino and all my buds in Vegas! Even hung with Ace Frehley one night. We didn’t know each other would be there and I had a great night with him, Frank […]
Gene Simmons’ son, Nick Simmons, wrote an article about his father for Vice magazine. Excerpts from the feature appear below. Patton Oswalt has a routine about the first time he ever realized one of his parents was full of shit. “When you’re growing up, up to a certain point, no matter what an adult says […]
The bloody, nudity-filled revenge fantasy is backlash-bait and a treasure trove of raw GIF material. It's also a serious blockbuster. Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” is the rare video that deserves its own trailer by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
We shot bands rocking restaurants and house parties, comedians riffing, a massive street music experiment and Viet Cong enjoying their hometown show... a lot. EXPOSURES: Sled Island 2015, a weeklong post-punk hot dog party in Calgary by Ryan Parker | Chart Attack.
PLUS: Owen Pallett soars elegantly and Wavves & Cloud Nothings become 2015's pop punk Joe Strummer and Mick Jones. NOW HEAR THIS: Father John Misty celebrates Canada Day with Arcade Fire by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
From wiry Victoria post-punk the healing power of doom metal, here are 9 discoveries we made this past week at Calgary's Sled Island festival. 9 Discoveries from Calgary’s 2015 Sled Island Festival by Richard Trapunski | Chart Attack.
Today’s song is a family affair. Martin Carthy has been performing and recording for over 50 years; his daughter Eliza for two dozen. They’ve worked on a number of projects together, but never created an album as a duo. After Eliza’s wonderful 2010 duo album with her mother Norma Waterson, Gift, she and her father […]
Chicago – Good grief, Good Graeff! Sorry, it had to be done. However, after getting to know twin sisters Brooke and Brittany “Brit” Graeff – that’s Graeff like “safe” – you too will be exclaiming it, but in a good way, of course. Brooke (guitar, lead vocals) and Brit (cello, backup vocals) along with their Continue Reading → The post Love, Laughter, and Happ […]
Seattle – The Seattle-based group Motopony celebrated the release of their new LP, Welcome You, Saturday at The Showbox at the Market. Recorded live to tape at Washington’s Bear Creek Studio by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Heartless Bastards) and mixed by Guy Massey (Manic Street Preachers, Ed Sheeran), the album is an amalgamation of psychedelic and indie Continue […]
San Francisco – Silence can be deafening. It brings fear to those who suffer from pressure-of-speech. It is angelic to those who seek it, yet demonic to those who aren’t used to it. As composer John Cage – famous for composing and entire song made up of musical rests called “4’33”” – once said, “what Continue Reading → The post Son Lux ’s Radiant Perform […]
New York – Porcelain Raft, the music project of Italian-born but world-traveled Mauro Remiddi, played a gig at Baby’s All Right celebrating the release of his latest EP, Half Awake. The EP was written and recorded in Greenpoint and is out on his own boutique label Volcanic Field. Remiddi’s already released two albums (Strange Weekend and Continue Reading […]
San Francisco - “I can’t remember a time when music wasn’t an important part of my life,” Kendra McKinley tells me at a small coffee shop/sci-fi bookstore in the Mission district of San Francisco. In between sips of green tea she continues, “It was always celebrated in my family and I was constantly exposed to new Continue Reading → The post The Passion in t […]