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A Place to Bury Strangers on “See Through You”

Mar 23, 2022 Web Exclusive

A Place to Bury Strangers have just released their sixth LP, See Through You, so Under the Radar caught up with founder member Oliver Ackermann. More

Raw Poetic on “Laminated Skies” and Trusting His Collaborators

Mar 18, 2022

A veteran of Washington, D.C.’s earlier era hip-hop scene, with projects such as RPM and Panacea, Raw Poetic (aka Jason Moore), surrounds himself with world class level collaborators on his debut album for Def Pressè, Laminated Skies. More

Loop on “Sonancy”

Mar 17, 2022 Web Exclusive

Loop’s Robert Hampson tells Under the Radar about the quartet’s first album in 32 years. More

Feeder on “Torpedo”

Mar 15, 2022 Web Exclusive

Feeder release their 11th album, Torpedo, this week so Under the Radar caught up with founder member Grant Nicholas. More

Alex Cameron on “Oxy Music”

Mar 11, 2022 Web Exclusive

The enterprise of Australian rocker Alex Cameron brandishes many faces: a washed-up lounge singer, your local sleazeball getting scammed on the internet, porn-addicted bozos, Gen-X bros reckoning with their problematic friends. Through a creative partnership with childhood best friend, and saxophone-wielding business associate, Roy Malloy, Cameron has set his sights on telling the stories of the men that society’s given up on. More

Wednesday on “Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling ‘em Up” and Discovering Country Music

Mar 09, 2022 Web Exclusive

When faced with the prospect of too much new material and too little recording time, the rapidly rising Asheville, North Carolina quintet Wednesday shifted to Plan B. Songwriter and lead singer, Karly Hartzman, and the band’s bass player, Margo Schultz, joined us by Zoom to explain how the nine-song all covers album, Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling ‘Em Up came to be. More

“Covers of Covers” – Inside Under the Radar’s First Album

Mar 04, 2022

When hatching plans to celebrate Under the Radar’s 20th anniversary I knew I wanted to go beyond just producing a special 20th anniversary issue. Despite two decades of writing about albums, one thing we’d never done is actually put one out ourselves. Thus I came upon the idea for Covers of Covers. The concept was so perfect and simple that I’m surprised we hadn’t thought of it before. We approached some of our favorite musicians and asked them to cover any song by any artist who had been on the front or back cover of our print issue over the years, including artists that had appeared in group cover shots. More

Nilüfer Yanya on “PAINLESS”

Mar 03, 2022 Issue #69 - 20th Anniversary Issue

In the DNA of Nilüfer Yanya’s music you hear the unmistakable guitar strains of mid-aughts bands such as Interpol, The Strokes, and The Libertines. These were the albums that her older sister was listening to when Yanya was in her early teens. Her mother preferred classical music while her Istanbul-born father played a lot of music from his homeland. More

Kristine Leschper on “The Opening, or Closing of a Door” and Leaving Mothers Behind

Mar 02, 2022 Web Exclusive

It’s understandable that Kristine Leschper, founder and leader of Philly-by-way-of-Athens, Georgia, indie band Mothers, would need to muster up a little courage to approach ANTI- about dropping her project’s name after just one album with the label. Speaking from her Philadelphia home base, with lots of assistance from her attention loving cat, Hans, Leschper strikes you as someone that would be fully prepped for such a meeting. More