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Modern Nature’s Jack Cooper on “No Fixed Point in Space” and a Culture of Collaboration

Nov 20, 2023 Web Exclusive

Four years and four albums into his Modern Nature project, Jack Cooper continues to look for ways to push himself and his fellow performers. Cooper’s latest album, No Fixed Point in Space (on Bella Union), moves further away from traditional rock music structures and the rules that go along with that.

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My Firsts: Tim DeLaughter of The Polyphonic Spree

Nov 17, 2023 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 Tim DeLaughter of The Polyphonic Spree. He also threw in some answers to questions from our The End interview series on endings and death.

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My Firsts: Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene

Nov 15, 2023 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 Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene.

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Shame on “Food For Worms”

Nov 13, 2023 Issue #71 - Weyes Blood and Black Belt Eagle Scout

Shirtless, bespectacled, and from a hotel room bed, Charlie Steen from UK band Shame is looking a little worse for wear.

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Drop Nineteens on “Hard Light”

Nov 11, 2023 Web Exclusive

Drop Nineteens returned earlier this month with “Hard Light”, their first new album in thirty years. So, Under the Radar caught up with founder member, singer and guitarist Greg Ackell.

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John Cale on “MERCY”

Nov 06, 2023 Issue #71 - Weyes Blood and Black Belt Eagle Scout

Joined by a star-studded cast of Welsh musicians (Gruff Rhys, Cate Le Bon, James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers) who count themselves as his musical offspring, John Cale celebrated his 80th birthday in October of 2022 with a headlining performance at the Llais Festival in his native Wales.

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Emma Anderson on “Pearlies”

Nov 04, 2023 Web Exclusive

Former Lush singer, songwriter, and guitarist Emma Anderson talks about her debut album and future plans.

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Slaney Bay on Their Latest EP “Why Does Love Mean Loss?”

Nov 03, 2023

Some bands arrive in a blaze of publicity, while others set about quietly crafting their music without bells or whistles. Take London trio Slaney Bay, for example, composed of Cait Whitley (lead singer), William Nicola Thompson (lead guitarist), and Joel Martin (bassist).

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The Jesus and Mary Chain – Jim Reid on the 25th Anniversary of “Munki”

Oct 30, 2023 Web Exclusive

Jim Reid sounds laidback and relaxed when discussing the re-release of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s sixth studio album, Munki. It’s a far cry from the slightly tense interviews of their youth, in which brothers William and Jim Reid often looked like they’d rather be anywhere else on earth than being questioned by the media. You could hardly blame them given some of the generic and uninformed questions they were asked by perma-tanned MTV hosts such as, “So tell me…how did you guys meet?”

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