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Under the Radar Announces Spring 2018 Issue with Courtney Barnett on the Cover

Issue 63 Also Includes Interviews with MGMT, The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Fleet Foxes, Parquet Courts, Noel Gallagher, Spoon, and More

Mar 28, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2018 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar’s app and the magazine apps Readly and Zinio. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. The issue features Courtney Barnett on the cover. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: CHVRCHES, Wye Oak, Julia Holter, Hookworms, and More

Plus Middle Kids, GUM, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Soccer Mommy, Laura Veirs, Jay Som, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 02, 2018

Wow, what a week for fantastic new tracks. Last week when we were putting together the Songs of the Week the pickings were slimmer and the best we could come up with was nine songs, rather than a full 10. More

Jan 31, 2018

Britain’s Hookworms are releasing a new album, Microshift, this Friday (February 2) via Domino. Previously they shared videos for its first two singles, “Negative Space” and “Static Resistance.” Now they have shared a video for another new song, “Each Time We Pass.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Tune-Yards, Jack White, Ride, David Byrne, Karen O, and More

Plus Field Music, Gaz Coombes, Belle and Sebastian, The Radio Dept., Hookworms, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 12, 2018

We haven’t posted a Songs of the Week post in quite awhile, as there weren’t that many new songs of note over the holidays or at the start of the year, but this week there was an tidal wave of new tracks worth considering for this list. It was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to only 10 (Franz Ferdinand and Marlon Williams almost made the Top 10). More

Hookworms Share Video for New Song “Static Resistance”

Microshift Due Out February 2 via Domino

Jan 10, 2018

Britain’s Hookworms are releasing a new album, Microshift, on February 2 via Domino. Previously they shared a video for its first single, “Negative Space.” Now they have shared a video for another new song, “Static Resistance.” More

Nov 03, 2017

Britain’s Hookworms have announced a new album, Microshift, and have shared a video for its first single, “Negative Space.” Microshift is due out February 2, 2018 via Domino. Below is the “Negative Space” video, followed by the album’s tracklist. More

Jun 24, 2015

From June 19-21, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands hosted the third edition of Best Kept Secret. More

Dec 02, 2014

Leeds five-piece Hookworms have premiered a brand new music video for their brand new single “Radio Toyko.” More


Way Too Personal: Sam “EO” Shjipstone of Hookworms

"There's an idea that we routinely have near-death experiences we are never aware of."

Jul 06, 2018

Our private lives are what make us human. Uncanny patterns of rationale weave through our daily habits; mental checklists track our progress to tiny goals that would surely shrink further in the light of everyone else’s big ambitions. More

May 23, 2018

For England’s Hookworms, putting their latest album together was a triumph. The five members of the band experienced enough to encourage them to throw in the towel. Lead singer Matthew “MJ” Johnson was at the center of the band’s bad luck—in 2015, his studio where the band recorded and rehearsed flooded from the bursting of the River Aire. More

2014 Artist Survey: Hookworms

JW and MB on Time Travel, When They Were Sell Outs, the Artist That Most Got On Their Nerves in 2014, and Being in love with Scarlett Johansson

Feb 16, 2015

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


Feb 01, 2018

When floods destroyed Suburban Homes Studio-which is ran by Hookworms’ MJ and birthed the band’s two previous studio albums—it was hard to imagine a third Hookworms studio LP ever coming to fruition. Two years later, the Leeds outfit return with undoubtedly their best effort to date. More

Nov 11, 2014

Hookworms’ debut, Pearl Mystic, was widely feted-our friends at Drowned in Sound named it Album of the Year-so interest is high the second time around. For most fivesomes made up of 20-somethings, the pressure and weight of expectation could be stifling; for this Yorkshire band, the opposite is true. More