Dec 22, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

It's November 4, 2012, and alt-J is on top of the world. Less than a day earlier, their full-length debut An Awesome Wave had won The Mercury Prize—the much-coveted annual award given to  the year's best album by an artist born in the U.K. or Ireland.  More

Dec 19, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Peter Gabriel is running late. For a man known for his pioneering use of technology, it must be humbling that the reason he's keeping Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry waiting is because he can't figure out how to dial into a conference call.  More

Dec 19, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

While they don't have a proper show lined up for another couple of weeks, the members of the U.K.-based four-piece Adult Jazz do have one unofficial gig in their more immediate queue.  More

Dec 19, 2014 Web Exclusive

Krysten Ritter only became an actress 10 years ago, but they’ve been 10 very productive years. She started out in TV, with memorable parts on shows such as Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars, and quickly transitioned into film roles. In recent years, she starred in the ABC comedy Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, and played a brief but pivotal role on AMC’s award-winning drama Breaking Bad. During this time, Ritter also co-wrote the indie feature Life Happens and developed several television shows through her own production company. We spoke with Ritter when she was in New York to promote her latest role in Big Eyes, directed by Tim Burton. More

Dec 18, 2014 Web Exclusive

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.

Dec 18, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Coves hail from the picturesque spa town of Leamington, in central England. Though the city is not particularly large, the duo (Beck Wood and John Ridgard) may never have come together had it not been for The Assembly, its prominent rock venue, where they were co-workers. More

Dec 18, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Cadien Lake James is a lucky guy, and he knows it. Just 20 years old, he is the frontman of Twin Peaks, the Chicago quartet whose 2013 breakthrough, Sunken, established them as the vanguard of the city's guitar-rock resurgence. More

Dec 17, 2014 Web Exclusive

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

Dec 17, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Nika Danilova aspires to be more than a cult artistshe's not afraid to admit that. In fact, with her fifth full-length release as Zola JesusTaiga, she is aiming for the Top 40 charts, for pop stardom, for a place beside Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Rihanna. More