UTG PREMIERE: Night School – “Casanova”

Oakland, California trio Night School are preparing to release a brand new full-length record, titled Blush, on June 17 through Graveface Records. Today, the band has partnered with UTG to stream “Casanova,” a gritty and jangly garage-pop jammer with touches of shoegaze for good measure. You can listen to the track below. Speaking to UTG […]

UTG PREMIERE: Table Talk – “Cave”

Long Island, New York four-piece Table Talk have teamed with UTG to premiere a brand new track, titled “Cave.” Taken from the band’s upcoming self-titled effort, due out on June 3, “Cave” is an indie/emo-tinged rocker that will undoubtedly necessitate repeat listens for fans of Somos, Piebald, and Transit. Speaking to UTG about the significance […]

REVIEW: Real Friends play to their strengths on ‘The Home Inside My Head’

Artist: Real Friends Album: The Home Inside My Head Label: Fearless Records Genre: Starting Line-influenced pop-punk, the last pop-punk band that’s not ashamed of their genre Due to either the Pop Punk Defense Force dying with Man Overboard this Spring, blatant over-saturation of the market in 2013, or all of the good bands rebranding as “emo” […]

REVIEW: Say yes to Bent Knee’s ‘Say So’

Artist: Bent Knee Album: Say So Label: Cuneiform Records Genre: Orchestral Avant-Pop What’s in a name? That’s one of the age old questions, isn’t it? In music, a name can reflect many things; the overall aesthetic of an artist/group, a reference to a concept, or even just a hint towards a style or genre. I […]

UTG PREMIERE: Moments Till Fall – ‘Truth Favors The Brave’

Texas metal band Moments Till Fall have teamed with Under The Gun to premiere their heavy new album, Truth Favors The Brave, which is set to release this Friday, May 27 through Tragic Hero Records. Speaking to UTG about the band’s newest effort, vocalist Aric Brooks says, “Truth Favors The Brave is a record we […]

REVIEW: The Hotelier find peace from agony with ‘Goodness’

Artist: The Hotelier Album: Goodness Label: Tiny Engines Genre: Taoist Indie Rock, Emo, Pop-Punk Like many fans of The Hotelier, I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard their breakout sophomore record, Home, Like Noplace Is There. Alone in my freshman year dorm room on a Sunday night in February, I listened to […]

REVIEW: Thrice return with powerhouse new record, ‘To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere’

Artist: Thrice Album: To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere Genre: Rock It’s been a while since we’ve heard any new music from Thrice, but they’ve welcomed us back with complete and utter ease in “Hurricane,” the first track off of the band’s ninth LP, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. With buzzed guitars […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ is the rare sequel that tries

Film: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Directed by: Nicholas Stoller Starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron Do sequels really need to exist? This thought kept bouncing around in my head before seeing Neighbors 2, a movie that more or less finds a legitimate reason to exist. As is with almost every second entry, the audience […]

REVIEW: Ariana Grande’s powerhouse vocals shine on ‘Dangerous Woman’

Artist: Ariana Grande Album: Dangerous Woman Genre: Pop Label: Republic Records Let me start this review by stating an extremely obvious fact: Ariana Grande has a damn good voice. It’s the kind of voice that comes along infrequently, the kind that makes you want to stand in your shower and belt as hard as you […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Nice Guys’ is a loopy, drunk masterpiece

Film: The Nice Guys Directed by: Shane Black Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Margaret Qualley Every Spring/Summer there seems to be a big studio movie that everyone exclaims is a masterpiece. Last year was Mad Max: Fury Road and that ended up being my favorite film of 2015. This year is The Nice Guys, a […]

LIVE REVIEW: Middle Of The Map Fest (05/04/16-05/07/16)

Almost annually, Under The Gun has had the opportunity to cover the yearly club festival in Kansas City called Middle Of The Map Fest. This festival has grown substantially over its five years of existence and brought names like Fun., Grizzly Bear, Of Montreal, and Two Door Cinema Club, as well as showcased some great […]

UTG PREMIERE: Vulture Whale – ‘Aluminium’

We had the privilege of working with Vulture Whale a few weeks back, and were so enamored with the Birmingham outfit’s rollicking brand of indie rock that we couldn’t pass up the chance to do so again today. Stream the group’s killer new LP, Aluminium, below, and check out a brief Q&A with vocalist Wes […]