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Album Reviews

The Tortured Poets Department

Taylor Swift
The Tortured Poets Department

Apr 20, 2024 Web Exclusive

How does one approach reviewing a Taylor Swift album? Well, with great difficulty, especially when there are no advance review copies or streams. It gets even more complicated when, just two hours after the release of The Tortured Poets Department, Swift casually announces The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology, featuring 15 additional songs.

Final Summer

Cloud Nothings
Final Summer

Apr 19, 2024 Web Exclusive

There is something inherently cathartic in the unbridled guitar rock of Cloud Nothings.

One Million Love Songs

Bnny
One Million Love Songs

Apr 18, 2024 Web Exclusive

Bnny’s Jessica Viscius has said that her new record, One Million Love Songs, is an album “about love after loss, getting older, and just trying to have fun with a broken heart.”

Classic Interviews

Throwback Thursday: Bat For Lashes Interview from 2007

Throwback Thursday: Bat For Lashes Interview from 2007
The Sound of Dreams

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.


Comic Book Reviews

Home to Stay!: The Complete Ray Bradbury EC Stories

Home to Stay!: The Complete Ray Bradbury EC Stories
Fantagraphics

May 02, 2023 Web Exclusive

In 1952 EC publisher Bill Gaines received a hilarious letter from Ray Bradbury gently requesting $50 in payment for the rights to his two stories “The Rocket Man” and “Kaleidoscope.”

Book Reviews

Zip It Up!  The Best of Trouser Press Magazine 1974-1984

Edited and Annotated by Ira A Robbins
Zip It Up!  The Best of Trouser Press Magazine 1974-1984

Apr 15, 2024

Presented as a 440-page, large-format paperback and an ebook, Zip It Up! The Best of Trouser Press Magazine 1974-1984 offers some of the magazine’s best articles, fifty years from its start, as well as a detailed look at how Trouser Press formed and launched.

Interviews

Cheekface on “It’s Sorted” and the State of Our Human Condition

Cheekface on “It’s Sorted” and the State of Our Human Condition

Apr 12, 2024 Web Exclusive

The ubiquitous Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson almost didn’t make the cut for one of the cleverest rhymes on the Los Angeles-based Cheekface’s fourth album, It’s Sorted.

Director Fernando Meirelles on ‘Sugar’

Director Fernando Meirelles on ‘Sugar’

Apr 10, 2024 Web Exclusive

The Brazilian auteur made his name co-directing the crime saga, City of God, with Sugar, now he’s working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including fellow Oscar nominee, Colin Farrell.

Pleased to meet you

Eaves Wilder on a Year of Growth and New Experiences

Feb 01, 2024 Web Exclusive

Emerging UK singer/songwriter Eaves Wilder had a memorable 2023. It was a year in which she grew as an artist and discovered what it takes to become a touring musician. Under the Radar sat down to have a chat with her just before Christmas, and we delved into her early musical influences and how they informed the music she writes today.

Lists

Under the Radar’s Top 40 TV Shows of 2023

Jan 29, 2024

Last year was a challenging one for the entertainment industry with the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild strikes. While this double blow—albeit for good causes—had detrimental snowball effects on the industry, there was still a solid grip of high quality material that made it to the not-so-small screen airwaves and streamers. Award-winning series like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Barry took their last bows, and we’re still waiting for a trifecta from Vince Gilligan to round out Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, but there was plenty to keep viewers glued to the tube. From superheroes to science fiction, political intrigue to teenage hijinks and dramatized jury service to historical dramas, we continue to be spoiled for choice. It was a battle for Under the Radar’s top television shows of 2023, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to 40 solid watches.

Live reviews

Tallinn Music Week, Tallinn, Estonia, April 3-7, 2024

Tallinn Music Week, Tallinn, Estonia, April 3-7, 2024

Apr 18, 2024 By Irina Shtreis

Under the Radar went to Tallinn Music Week earlier this month and discovered a wealth of musical talent.

Blog

Under the Radar Announces The ’90s Issue with The Cardigans and Thurston Moore on the Covers

Under the Radar Announces The ’90s Issue with The Cardigans and Thurston Moore on the Covers

Apr 19, 2024 By Mark Redfern

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 72, The ’90s Issue, which features interviews with musicians and film directors known for their work in that decade and has The Cardigans and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth on the two covers. As well as articles on Britpop, shoegaze, and the TV show Twin Peaks (for which we spoke to much of the cast), the issue includes interviews with Garbage, The Cranberries, Pavement, Lisa Loeb, Supergrass, Spiritualized, Lush, Ride, Velocity Girl, Gus Van Sant, Penelope Spheeris, Terry Gilliam, Stereo MC’s, Semisonic, Blonde Redhead, Sleater-Kinney, and more.