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Lael Neale on “Star Eaters Delight”

Sep 18, 2023 Issue #71 - Weyes Blood and Black Belt Eagle Scout

If Lael Neale’s second album, 2021’s Acquainted with Night, was an attempt to find space and calm whilst surrounded by the neon and noise of Los Angeles, then her follow-up, Star Eaters Delight, is about reaching out from isolation and looking to reconnect with the world. More

Worriers - “Trust Your Gut” Track-by-Track

Sep 15, 2023 Web Exclusive

Lauren Denitzio took a minute from preparing for a North American fall tour to give Under the Radar a track-by-track rundown on Worriers’ new album, Trust Your Gut. More

Coach Party on Their Debut Album “KILLJOY”

Sep 08, 2023 Web Exclusive

Back in 2019, Coach Party announced their arrival with the frenetic fuzzed-up debut single “Oh Lola.” While they didn’t quite explode out of the Isle of Wight in the same way as fellow islanders Wet Leg did a few years later, Coach Party’s progress has nevertheless been thrilling to watch. More

Grian Chatten of Fontaines D.C. on His Debut Solo Album “Chaos For the Fly”

Aug 31, 2023 Web Exclusive

The title of Grian Chatten’s debut solo album, Chaos For the Fly, borrows from the quote “What is normal to the spider is chaos for the fly,” attributed to Charles Addams, the titular creator of The Addams Family. It refers to the different modalities of reality we all exist in, implying there’s no such thing as a “normal” that suits everyone, in fact, one group’s normal is often another’s disaster. More

Silvertwin on the “Times Of Our Lives”

Aug 30, 2023 Web Exclusive

Meet Silvertwin, whose classic pop sound has drawn comparisons with Billy Joel, Paul McCartney and Wings, ELO and Elvis Costello among a host of others. More

Showrunner Michael Dinner on “Justified: City Primeval”

Aug 30, 2023 Web Exclusive

Justified: City Primeval is a sequel to Justified, one of television’s most beloved crime sagas. The limited series centers on an older, but still spry, pistol-toting Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), the Kentucky Marshal created by crime writer Elmore Leonard. The eight-episode series combines plotlines from Leonard’s Givens novels with a separate book, City Primeval, which the Marshal did not appear in, but which showrunners Michael Dinner and Dave Andron draw upon to give their protagonist a fresh setting and foe. More

Steven Wilson on “The Harmony Codex” (Part 1)

Aug 29, 2023 Web Exclusive

Years ago, I asked Steven Wilson a diabolical hypothetical question: Would he rather lose his eyesight or lose his hearing? The British musician mulled that Sophie’s choice for a nano-second before responding that he’d forfeit his eyes rather than his ears. Sound is his most precious commodity. In his mind’s eye, music is visual and cinematic. More

Ratboys on “The Window” and Making a Little Noise

Aug 25, 2023 Web Exclusive

Ratboys’ Julia Steiner is quick to point out that The Window (releasing today on Topshelf) is not a concept album, but it is one in which Steiner and the band return to the theme of love more than a few times. More

Tom A. Smith On Working With Miles Kane, Touring and Sunderland AFC

Aug 24, 2023 Web Exclusive

Meet the newest kid on the block from the North East of England, Tom A. Smith More