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Alex Aff Releases Minimalistic Visuals For “Understand”

Durham native Alex Aff first caught our attention in 2015 with Forever, a full-length project grounded in hip-hop’s classic, boom-bap aesthetic. After kicking off the new year with a supremely raw cut in “The Regency” that he describes as “a gritty joint over a jazz sample,” Aff has returned to Forever with black-and-white visuals for the standout […]


UTG INTERVIEW: FKi’s 1st Talks ‘First Time For Everything’

1st has spent much of his career outside the immediate gaze of hip-hop’s spotlight, but he’s no stranger to the success that it entails. Half of Atlanta’s trap production-duo, FKi, the multi-faceted artist’s career began in the studios of Collipark Music and quickly ascended after a basement-studio session with Travis Porter resulted in two Billboard-charting singles. Since that fateful […]


UTG Mixtape Roundup: October 2015

While September’s all-star lineup of mixtapes was impossible to top in terms of household names (special thanks to Thugger, Migos, and co.), October allowed us to focus in on a slew of lesser-known talents from across the country who were bursting with potential (if not already firing on all creative cylinders). Thus, read on to discover releases from a […]

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GUEST BLOG: “Punk’s Dead, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Killed It”

The following is a guest blog written by Blacklist Royals drummer Rob Rufus. He, alongside his bandmates, appeared in the role of a punk rock band on the ABC show Forever. Here is his first-hand account of the eye-opening experience: The room was filled with punk rockers. Punks clad in leather. Punks draped in plaid. […]


Puppy Share “The Great Beyond”

Puppy is a band that I am closely watching. After releasing their awesome video for “Forever,” the band has released “The Great Beyond,” a place exactly where the track comes from. Blending indie rock, shoegaze, ’80s hair metal, rock, insane riffage, and more, “The Great Beyond” is another reason (along with “Forever”) to be excited […]


Puppy Release Nostalgic Video For “Forever”

I know very little about Puppy. I know that they just released a rad new track titled “Forever,” and an accompanying video with it. A video in which they do not appear, but old footage from rock festivals and concerts are plenty, as their grunge-pop tune is played over it. With luscious textures giving rise […]

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Haim Signs With Columbia Records; Release “Don’t Save Me” Video

Los Angeles indie rockers Haim announced today that they have signed to Columbia Records. Congratulations to the entire band on this excellent opportunity! Along with this great news, Haim released their music video for the new single “Don’t Save Me”. Expect this song to land on their full-length label debut in Spring 2013. Purchase “Don’t […]


Wu Tang Clan Members Accused of Illegal Sampling

A report has surfaced that names Wu Tung Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Method Man and RZA as defendants in a suit accusing them of illegal sampling. The accuser is Bridgeport Music and Westbound Records. The track in question is “New Wu” from ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II, a Raekwon solo album released in […]

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Kanye West ft. Vega Choir – Forever West (Urban Noize Remix)

Urban Noize have returned to UTG with the incredible stream of “Forever West,” off of their upcoming Kanye West dedication, and this one goes hard. The Florida duo incorporated Ye’s verse from from the Drake song “Forever” and brought together the Vega Choir performing their version of Radiohead’s classic “Creep.” Elements of rock and hip-hop […]

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MUSIC VIDEO: Blessed By A Broken Heart – Forever

Tooth & Nail Records’ Blessed By A Broken Heart have unleashed their new music video for their single “Forever.” This video shows the group going on tour and experiencing the ups and downs of the rock star life. Watch the Robby Starbuck-directed video right here and enjoy. This song comes off of BBABH’s upcoming release, […]

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Blessed By A Broken Heart Stream “Forever”

Blessed By A Broken Heart are back with a brand new track that is sure to get your blood pumping this morning. The group have debuted “Forever” right here and UTG is enjoying the direction the band have taken with their latest material. This track shows us the vocal range of Tony, while still shredding […]


THE DROP: Free album + video from Kraddy, songs from Flux, Zedd and more!

The evolution of Under The Gun Review continues this week with the latest installment of our electronica feature, The Drop. Written weekly by resident basshead Jake White, The Drop is your go-to source for weekly electronic/dubstep/techno news! If you’re an emerging talent in this area or have a news tip you’d like to see featured, […]