Jun 27, 2014 Web Exclusive

Since he made his silver screen debut more than fifty years ago, John Hurt has carved out a long and impressive filmography rivaled by few other actors. From Kane, the chest-burster victim in Ridley Scott’s Alien, to John “I Am Not An Animal” Merrick in David Lynch’s The Elephant Man, he’s been part of several of cinema’s most memorable and iconic scenes across his almost 200 roles.

Hurt starred in Midnight ExpressA Man For All Seasons, and Nineteen Eighty-Four; in more recent years, he’s been part of the Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and Hellboy franchises as well as the Doctor Who TV series. Chances are even the mildest of film fans will recognize John Hurt from multiple roles he’s played over the decades.

John Hurt sat down to talk with us about his long career in acting and his latest role as the sage mastermind of a rebel uprising in Bong Joon-ho’s science fiction thriller, Snowpiercer. More

Jun 27, 2014 Web Exclusive

Snowpiercer, the English-language debut of South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho (The HostMother), opens in U.S. theaters this week. The film takes place 17 years after a government-sanctioned effort to curtail global warming backfires and leaves the surface of the Earth a lifeless, ice-covered wasteland. The only humans who survived were the ones who sought refuge on the Snowpiercer, an immense train endlessly circling the globe at high speeds.

Bong Joon-ho has delivered one of the most strange and visually-arresting dystopias we’ve seen since Terry Gilliam’s Braziland easily one of the most imaginative sci-fi action flicks in years. The filmmaker sat down with us to talk about Snowpiercer’s journey to the screen. More

Jun 26, 2014 Summer 2007 - Tegan and Sara

For Throwback Thursdays we are posting classic interviews from the Under the Radar print archives to our website. For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2007 article on Bat For Lashes, our first interview with Natasha Khan. 


Jun 25, 2014 Web Exclusive

Elephant's Christian Pinchbeck describes his band as "nostalgic," though that can be interpreted in one of two ways. He and vocalist Amelia Rivas create time-stamped melodies that echo decades past, but Elephant not only look back musically for their influence: their debut album Sky Swimming also bears marks of the duo's romantic history.    More

Jun 24, 2014 Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Though sibling acts often struggle to keep their professional relationship from ruining their personal one, Klara and Johanna Söderberg of Sweden's First Aid Kit sound more like best friends than sisters, completing each other's sentences and laughing at each other's jokes as they discuss their third full-length release, Stay Gold. More

Jun 19, 2014 Fall 2007 - Beirut

For Throwback Thursdays we are posting classic interviews from the Under the Radar print archives to our website. Under the Radar used to keep its print articles exclusive to the print magazine and so there are a lot of older articles that aren't to be found on our website. For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2007 article on Björk More

Jun 17, 2014 Web Exclusive

Ice Cream Cathedral (Anja T. Lahrmann, Kristian Paulsen, and Anders Bach) call their music "space pop." It's a good place to start, since very little about the Danish trio's music feels terrestrial. More

Jun 12, 2014 Summer 2007 - Tegan and Sara

For Throwback Thursdays we will be posting classic interviews from the Under the Radar print archives to our website. For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2007 article on St. Vincent. More

Jun 12, 2014 Web Exclusive

After earning a biology degree from San Diego State University on a basketball scholarship, and then playing professionally in Germany for a year, filmmaker Deon Taylor established himself as a director in the horror genre, with titles such as Nite Tales (2008) and Chain Letter (2009). He was looking to transition into drama, in search of stories with complex themes and topical issues, when producer Vince Cirrincione brought Eric J. Adams' screenplay for Supremacy to his attention. The story, about a white supremacist who takes a black family hostage in their own home, is based on true events. More