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Sep 18, 2017

Elbow released a new album (their seventh), Little Fictions, back in February via Concord. A couple of weeks ago the band shared a new version of Little Fictions' closing track "Kindling." Renamed "Kindling (Fickle Flame)," this version is redone as a duet with John Grant. Now a video for the new version has been shared. More

Nine Best Songs of the Week: St. Vincent, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rostam, Elbow + John Grant, and More

Plus Benjamin Clementine, Moses Sumney, Weyes Blood, Margo Price, Alvvays, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 08, 2017

Of late we've been presenting the eight best songs of the week, but last week we expanded it to a Top 9 because there were so many strong choices. This week we kept it as nine, but because we had trouble narrowing the list down in a week of solid new songs, but few obvious standouts.  More

Sep 08, 2017

Elbow released a new album (their seventh), Little Fictions, back in February via Concord. This week the band shared a new version of Little Fictions' closing track "Kindling." Renamed "Kindling (Fickle Flame)," this version is redone as a duet with John GrantMore

Eight Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Charli XCX, Belle and Sebastian, and More

Plus Susanne Sundfør, Everything Everything, Stars, The Roots, Alvvays, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 28, 2017

It was a busy week for new tracks, with two pop singers (Jessie Ware and Charli XCX) making a strong showing. A couple of classic rockers made a return, and while Ringo Starr's new song (featuring Paul McCartney and others) was pretty standard old rocker fare, one of Mick Jagger's new songs (either "Gotta Get a Grip" or the remix of it by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker) surprisingly almost made our Top 8. More

Listen to Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, and John Grant Cover Scott Walker for BBC Proms

Susanne Sundfør Also Took Part in Live Event with An Orchestra

Jul 25, 2017

At a BBC Proms concert tonight at the Royal Albert Hall in London they paid tribute to Scott Walker. Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra led the concert with guest vocalists Pulp's Jarvis CockerRichard HawleyJohn Grant, and Susanne Sundfør all performing Walker's songs.  More

Jun 27, 2016

Amanda Palmer has teamed up with her father, Jack Palmer, for a collaborative album of covers entitled You Got Me Singing. It's billed to "Jack & Amanda Palmer" and is due out July 15.  More

May 26, 2016

Last October, John Grant released his third solo album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, to widespread acclaim. Now Gwenno and Peski Kid (Peski Records founder Rhys Edwards) have teamed up to create an extended reworking of the single "Voodoo Doll." Hear our premiere below. More

Watch: John Grant - “Voodoo Doll” Video

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Out Now via Partisan

May 16, 2016

John Grant released his latest album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, last October via Partisan in the U.S. (and Bella Union in the U.K.). Now he has shared a video for "Voodoo Doll." The crazy clip was directed by The Diamond Brothers and finds Grant transforming into a Voodoo doctor. Watch it below. More

Watch: John Grant - “Down Here” Video

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Out Now via Partisan

Dec 09, 2015

John Grant released his latest album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, back in October via Partisan in the U.S. (and Bella Union in the U.K.). Now he has shared a video for "Down Here." It's about a teenage boy who longs to join a synchronized swim team. Watch it below.

Under the Radar Announces November/December Issue with EL VY on the Cover

Issue 55 Also Includes Interviews with Julia Holter, Kurt Vile, Neon Indian, Martin Courtney, The Dears, John Grant, Bruce Campbell on Ash vs Evil Dead, the Cast of Back to the Future, and More

Nov 13, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the November/December 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, as well as Readbug and Kindle. The issue features EL VY (Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls) on the cover.  More

Stream the New Album by John Grant, “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure,” in Full

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Due Out October 9 via Partisan

Oct 01, 2015

John Grant is releasing his album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, next Friday (October 9) via Partisan. Now you can stream the whole thing below via NPR First Listen. More

Listen: John Grant – “Disappointing” (feat. Tracey Thorn)

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Due Out October 2 via Partisan

Aug 14, 2015

John Grant recently announced his new album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, which is due out October 2 via Partisan. At the time he shared a bloody album trailer. Now he's shared the song "Disappointing," which also features guest vocals from Tracey Thorn (Everything But the Girl).   More

John Grant Announces New Album, Shares Bloody Album Teaser Trailer

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Due Out October 2 via Partisan

Jun 23, 2015

John Grant has announced a new album and shared a bloody album teaser trailer. Grey Tickles, Black Pressure is due out October 2 via Partisan. It's the follow-up to 2013's widely acclaimed Pale Green Ghosts and was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen). More

Watch: John Grant – “Glacier” Video

Celebrating the History of the LGBT Movement

Jan 15, 2014

The video for John Grant’s “Glacier” (a track from his excellent album, Pale Green Ghosts) highlights the history of the LBGT Rights movement. More

Watch: John Grant Perform “GMF” on “Letterman”

A Cut From Last Year’s Pale Green Ghosts

Jan 09, 2014

Last night, John Grant appeared on Letterman, to perform “GMF,” a cut from last year’s solo album, Pale Green Ghosts

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Interviews

John Grant

Love and Laughter

Jan 15, 2016

Since going solo in 2010 after a long stint with the Denver alternative rock band The Czars, John Grant's hit the roll of his life. 2010's Queen of Denmark and 2013's Pale Green Ghosts exhibit Grant's arresting command of pop's rich vocabulary, rife with crisp orchestration and impeccable electro-pop structures. More

John Grant

Exorcising the Ghosts of Past, Present, and Yet to Come

Sep 20, 2013

John Grant's acclaimed new album includes a track called "Ernest Borgnine." Anyone expecting an ode to the late, great star of Marty and McHale's Navy might be a tad surprised to discover that the song is about contracting HIV. More


Reviews

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Partisan

Dec 09, 2015

In case you had forgotten: it takes just one minute and 39 seconds for John Grant, on his third solo album, to remind us of his capacity to surprise. After introducing the album with, well, "Intro," comes as black a slice of humour as you'll hear on a pop record this year:  More

Iceland Airwaves 2015 Day Two: Sóley, John Grant, Sea Change, and Father John Misty

November 5th, 2015

Nov 13, 2015

Maybe it was the jetlag. But it took me until Thursday evening, during Sóley’s set to realize the obvious.  More