Dec 22, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

When Under the Radar first spoke with Julien Baker in the spring of 2016, it was a few weeks after her headline-grabbing round of performances at that year's South by Southwest festival and less than five months since her debut album, Sprained Anklea dazzlingly intimate album made over two days and with zero expectations of an audiencehad become one of the most out-of-nowhere breakthroughs of 2015.  More

Dec 21, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

A palpable disappointment coursed through the communities of contemporary rock enthusiasm when Wolf Parade decided to part ways in 2010 after their third album, Expo 86. They had romped around Canada's unofficial eleventh province of boisterous progressive rock, swinging between the invigorating polarity of frontmen Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner.  More

Dec 20, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

"With this record we realized thatindividually, in some ways more than collectivelywe had to come away from it feeling like we were able to express ourselves creatively within The Horrors," says Faris Badwan.  More

Dec 19, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

The cover of Wolf Alice's second full-length release is striking in its simplicity. A young girl in an idyllic garden strikes a ballerina pose beside what appears to be the skull of a large animal. The girl stares off into the distance, expressionless and seemingly lost in thought.  More

Dec 18, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

We asked Jessie Ware to take a self-portrait. We also asked her to write a list of personal thingsinteresting facts that fans may perhaps not know about her.

Dec 15, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

To end out the week, we ask Emily Haines some questions about endings and death. Although born in New Delhi, India, she grew up in Ontario, Canada. Haines is perhaps best known as the lead vocalist for Metric, who formed in Toronto in 1998 and have released six albums, the most recent being 2015's Pagans in VegasMore

Dec 15, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

It has been six long years since Emil Svanängen released his last album as Loney dear, 2011's Hall Music. In the interim, Svanängen has endured much change, suffering ends to relationships both personal and professional and ultimately finding himself at an artistic crossroads, one that informs Loney dear's seventh album, the self-titled Loney dear. More

Dec 14, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Though much of the press Archy Marshall has received over the past five years has focused on the contrast between his boyish appearance and his mature, baritone voice, ask about the title of his new album and the 22-year-old Londoner becomes a kid again.  More

Dec 14, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Alex Lahey is honest on her debut album I Love You Like a Brother. "I've gained weight and I drink too much, maybe that's why you don't love me as much," she speculates on "I Haven't Been Taking Care of Myself." "Am I scared of losing you or am I scared to be alone?" she asks on the biting "Lotto in Reverse."  More