Interviews | Under the Radar - Music Magazine

Aug 09, 2019 Web Exclusive

Since The Rhumb Line debuted in 2008, Ra Ra Riot has brought their eclectic influences to bear upon straightforward pop constructs. Their songs, in short, are catchy and catholic, universal in their appeal despite an experimental edge that might work against the sonic grain in lesser hands. More

Aug 05, 2019 Web Exclusive

British stalwarts James refuse to be hamstrung by the label "heritage band" and just play their greatest hits. Currently on a U.S. Summer toura double bill with John Hughes favorite, Psychedelic Fursfrontman Tim Booth explains the randomness of how they might pick their set lists.  More

Aug 02, 2019 Web Exclusive

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Stef Chura. More

Jul 31, 2019 Web Exclusive

This is the third time that Kirin J Callinan and I have tried to connect today. Two hours ago, a flurry of emails to his publicist, phone messages to Callinan's two phone numbers, and a number of textsall rendered no connection. Finally, we're on the phone but the line is so fuzzy we both hang up and try again. Then, again. More

Jul 24, 2019 Web Exclusive

With seven albums under their belt and a list of artists citing their influence as long as the band members' collective arms, Sigur Rós have inspired a generation. However, the album that many of those suitors keep coming back to would be Ágætis byrjun, the band's second LP.  More

Jul 19, 2019 Web Exclusive

As the singer, songwriter and guitarist in Wild Beasts for 15 years, Hayden Thorpe was responsible for some of the most unique, captivating and ultimately timeless music created this century. After the band split-up in the early part of last year, Thorpe has been the first of its four members to re-emerge with new music.  More

Jul 18, 2019 Web Exclusive

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Lou Barlow of Sebadoh. More

Jul 12, 2019 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Pixx (aka British musician Hannah Rodgers) some questions about endings and death. More

Jul 10, 2019 Web Exclusive

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane. More