Jan 24, 2019

Beak>, the trio led by Portishead's Geoff Barrow (along with Billy Fuller and Will Young) released a new album, >>>, last September via Invada Records/Temporary Residence Ltd. It was our joint Album of the Week. Now they have shared a video for its single "Brean Down." Joe Volk directed the video, which was shot in one-take and features the Russian dancer Vladislav Platonov (aka Bullet From Space) as he stumble dances down an empty street. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Lana Del Rey, Frontperson, Helena Deland, Villagers, and More

Plus Suede, Beak>, Steve Mason, Petitie Noir, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2018

In many instances an album's strongest songs are shared before the album's release. There were several albums released this week, however, that featured standout tracks that were not advance singles and so this week's Songs of the Week features some of those, filtered in with other new singles released this week.  More

Joint Albums of the Week: Beak>, Frontperson, and Richard Reed Parry

We Had to Give It to All Three to Stop a Fight

Sep 21, 2018

We were in a quandary about this week's Album of the Week. There were a multitude of solid choices and we were racked with indecision. We narrowed it down to six choices: the new albums by Beak>Christine and the QueensFrontpersonRichard Reed ParrySuede, and VillagersMore

Beak> (Portishead’s Geoff Barrow) Announce New Album, Share New Song “Brean Down”

>>> Due Out September 21 via Invada/Temporary Residence Ltd.

Jul 11, 2018

Beak>, the trio led by Portishead's Geoff Barrow (along with Billy Fuller and Will Young) have announced a new album, >>>, and shared its first single, "Brean Down." >>> is due out September 21 via Invada Records/Temporary Residence Ltd.  More

BEAK> (Portishead’s Geoff Barrow) Share Video for New Song “Merry Xmas (Face the Future)”

Video Makes Fun of Donald Trump, Theresa May, Vladimir Putin, and Kim Jong-un

Nov 30, 2017

BEAK>, the trio led by Portishead's Geoff Barrow (along with Billy Fuller and Will Young) have shared a video for a new Christmas song, "(Merry Xmas) Face the Future." The video features the faces of the three band members put on computer generated dancing elves.  More

Watch the First Trailer for Alex Garland’s “Annihilation,” Film Scored by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow

Natalie Portland Sci-Fi Movie from the Director of Ex Machina Due Out February 23, 2018

Sep 27, 2017

Ex Machina was one of our favorite films of 2014 and now its writer/director Alex Garland is coming back with a new film, Annihilation. It also has a sci-fi theme to it and is based on Jeff VanderMeer's 2014 novel of the same name (Garland adapted it into a screenplay and is directing). The film stars Natalie Portman as a biologist searching for her missing husband, played by Oscar Isaac (an Ex Machina alumni, remember his great dance moves in that film?). Geoff Barrow of BEAK>and Portishead is scoring the movie, alongside Ben Salisbury. More

Aug 31, 2017

Back in June Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler remixed "Sex Music," a song by BEAK>, the trio led by Portishead's Geoff Barrow (along with Billy Fuller and Will Young).  More

Arcade Fire Share Video for New Song “Creature Comfort”

Everything Now Due Out July 28 via Columbia

Jun 16, 2017

Arcade Fire are releasing a new album, Everything Now, on July 28 via their new label Columbia. They have previously shared a video for the album's title track, "Everything Now," announced a tour, and shared a funny fake cereal ad/teaser video for another song from the album, "Creature Comfort."  More

Jun 08, 2017

BEAK>, the trio led by Portishead's Geoff Barrow (along with Billy Fuller and Will Young) are releasing a new single, "Sex Music," on Friday via Invada. More

News Roundup: Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, BEAK>, and More

Plus Phoebe Bridgers, Susanne Sundfør, and Shabazz Palaces

Jun 07, 2017

Here's a roundup of all the other news items we couldn't get to today and yesterday, including stories on Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, BEAK>, Phoebe Bridgers, Susanne Sundfør, and Shabazz Palaces. More

Mar 07, 2012

Geoff Barrow, founding member and instrumentalist of Portishead, is uniting with composer Ben Salisbury on an electronic soundtrack inspired by 2000 AD, a British Sci-Fi comic featuring the long running character Judge Dredd. More

Under the Radar Announces Wasted on the Youth Issue

Musicians and Actors on Their Childhood Memories

Jul 29, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 issue is a special issue we're calling the Wasted on the Youth Issue. The basic idea of the issue was to talk to musicians and actors about various facets of their childhood/teenage years, from their first favorite bands/concerts to childhood memories to movies/TV shows of their youth, etc. We were interested in talking to musicians and actors about some of their earliest memories and their childhood passions. Many of the articles include childhood or teenage photos of the musicians interviewed. We have the full details on the issue that includes these artists: The National, The Antlers, Fred Armisen, Camera Obscura, Judah Friedlander, Fucked Up vs. Devo, Here We Go Magic, Jim James, Jónsi, Kele, The Kids in the Hall, Liars, Local Natives, Menomena, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elisabeth Moss, Portishead, Robert Rodriguez, School of Seven Bells, Tegan and Sara, Russell Tovey, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Edgar Wright, and many more! More

All Tomorrow’s Parties NY Announces Additional Line-up

Under the Radar Favorites Avi Buffalo, Sonic Youth, and Vivian Girls Slated to Play

Mar 25, 2010

All Tomorrow's Parties NY is set to take place September 3rd though the 5th at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello New York. The third day of the event will be guest curated by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch who has handpicked favorites SUNN O))) and Hope Sandoval among others to perform. Meanwhile, September 3rd is "Don't Look Back" day, where musicians perform classic albums in full. We have the line up. Other recent additions include Tortoise, Avi Buffalo, Bardo Pond, BEAK>, Dungen, and others. More


Wasted on the Youth: Geoff Barrow of Portishead and BEAK>

Barrow on his childhood Dredd and William Shatner's wobbly career

Sep 30, 2010

Legend has it that the apocalypse will be preceded the sound of the hooves of four horsemen. But the British trio BEAK>, fronted by Portishead's Geoff Barrow, creates a Krautrock sound so exquisitely doom-laden that you'd be forgiven for thinking that the end of days are near. More

A Decade of Indie: The Rise of the Outsiders

A Discussion with Geoff Barrow, Isaac Brock, Wayne Coyne, Bradford Cox, Black Francis, Scott Kannberg, Jason Lytle, Mac McCaughan, Colin Meloy, and Chris Walla

Nov 10, 2009

Though it's reputed to be the most widely spoken musical language in the world today, rock and roll was born on the margins. More




Invada/Temporary Residence

Sep 20, 2018

On only their third full-length in the last decade, Beak>, the Bristol trio led by Portishead's Geoff Barrow, meld their overt Krautrock obsessions with a slice of subdued psychedelia. Spotted with muffled, R. Stevie Moore-like vocals and bathed in warm, low electronica, >>> holds some of the band's most immersive and enveloping material to date. More




Jan 14, 2010

Portishead's Geoff Barrow joined with fellow Bristol musicians Billy Fuller and Matt Williams in January 2009 to create a disciplined soundscape called Beak>. More