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MUSIC VIDEO: Mallory Knox – “Hello”

Rising UK rock outfit Mallory Knox released the new music video for their fifth single “Hello,” which was directed by Daniel Broadley. This song is off of the group’s debut album, Signals, that dropped in January via A Wolf At Your Door Records. Check out Grace Duffy’s glowing review of Signals by clicking here and […]

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REVIEW: Duck. Little Brother, Duck! – Don’t Take Our Filth Away

Artist: Duck. Little Brother, Duck! Album: Don’t Take Our Filth Away Genre: Alternative Label: Topshelf Records I know I’m not supposed to like this, because this is all faintly ridiculous. And yet…I kinda do. There’s no consistency beyond the rough and tumble set-up; the songs are all varying lengths and it’s nigh impossible to figure […]

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REVIEW: A Loss For Words – Returning To Webster Lake

Artist: A Loss for Words Album: Returning to Webster Lake Genre: Acoustic Label: Velocity/Rise Records Acoustic albums, as I’m sure I’ve stated previously, can be hit and miss. They also tend to evoke the cynic in me a little too often. A lot can be attributed to sheer laziness or lack of inspiration, with the band […]

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REVIEW: The Offspring – Days Go By

Artist: The Offspring Album: Days Go By Genre: Punk rock/pop-punk Label: Columbia Days Go By is an album cloven in three. It’s an unusual mixture of styles and experiments, veering dramatically from the cocksure, cheeky Offspring quirks we know and love to something far more pointed and sombre to something downright bizarre. It’s a good […]

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REVIEW: Maroon 5 – Overexposed

Artist: Maroon 5 Album: Overexposed Genre: Pop/rock Label: A&M/Octone Something of a rushed job in the wake of their “Moves Like Jagger” success last year, Overexposed is an awkward and lumbering album, yet one that musters some real gems before it gives out. It’s underwritten and bland, marked by a persistent insecurity as to how […]

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REVIEW: Adam Lambert – Trespassing

Artist: Adam Lambert Album: Trespassing Genre: Pop Label: RCA Adam Lambert is one of the few artists who make reality talent shows seem worthwhile. In a sea of indentical, fleeting wannabes, he stood out even during his American Idol days as a talented and provocative artist and extravagant showman. This diligence and glamour has seeped […]

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REVIEW: Eric Hutchinson – Moving Up, Living Down

Artist: Eric Hutchinson Album: Moving Up, Living Down Genre: Pop Label: Warner Bros. Eric Hutchinson is something of a prodigal son. He signed with Maverick Records some years ago, but the label went under before he could put out his debut record. The plucky artist released the album himself, and following considerable acclaim, he was […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Coriolanus

Film: Coriolanus Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler Directed by: Ralph Fiennes A challenging, hardened film, Coriolanus marks the directorial debut of actor Ralph Fiennes. It is an adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays about a Roman general forced from power who swears vengeance on those who cast him out of his home state. It’s […]

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REVIEW: Secrets – The Ascent

Artist: Secrets 
 Album: The Ascent Genre: Post-hardcore/screamo Label: Velocity/Rise Records Considering they apparently formed just over a year ago, San Diego five-piece Secrets display an impressive togetherness and articulate sound on this debut album. The Ascent is a fiery and memorable listen, ably combining a heavy, ferocious guitar sound with a lighter touch. It […]

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SCENE & HEARD: Kick-Ass

Written by UTG critic Grace Duffy, Scene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies […]

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REVIEW: Young Empires – Wake All My Youth EP

Artist: Young Empires Album: Wake All My Youth EP Genre: ‘World Beat/Haute Rock’ Label: Pirates Blend Records/World Hoye Records Young Empires are extremely fond of their hipster triangles. Dare I say, it even makes their Facebook page look horribly unprofessional. However, we can overlook all that nonsense cos their music is genuinely gorgeous. Wake All […]

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SCENE & HEARD: “Attack The Block”

Written by UTG critic Grace Duffy, Scene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies […]

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