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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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SCENE & HEARD: Kick-Ass

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & 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

Young Empires

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. …

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SCENE & HEARD: “Attack The Block”

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & 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

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