UTG INTERVIEW: Chris Rogge discusses Human Juicebox’s ‘Songs For The Sun’

When we catch up with guitarist Chris Rogge he’s messing around on the guitar in his hometown of Maumee, Ohio. His psychedelic indie-alternative band known as Human Juicebox just recently released their album, Songs For The Sun, a collection of eight songs filled with melodic lead guitar riffs that take their own time to speak, […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Starwalker detail self-titled debut

Comprised of Jean-Benoit Dunckel (Air/Tommorow’s World) and Icelandic composer Bardi Johannsson (Bang Gang, Lady & Bird), Starwalker‘s name perfectly encapsulates their music—spacious, progressive, and absolutely out of this world. Red hot off the release of their new self-titled debut, the outfit’s head-turning brand of electropop is both pristine and powerful, certain to put longtime fans […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Bear Hands discuss new album, ‘You’ll Pay For This’

UTG recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dylan Rau, vocalist and guitarist of Bear Hands, a four-piece indie rock band from Brooklyn, NY that just completed their run on the Spring Fling Rock AF tour with Cage The Elephant, Foals, and Silversun Pickups. Rau spoke with us about that recent tour and their newest […]

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Stream Polyenso’s new record ‘Pure In The Plastic’ now

Before you get totally exhausted with electronic R&B, please stop and listen to Polyenso‘s new record. Formally known as Oceana, the Florida trio is here to destroy our boredom with a genre that has been dominated by bands like Glass Animals and Alt-J, and worn out by so many others. With its first album under […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Everyone Leaves discuss upcoming 7-inch split, being on tour, and Kanye West

“Everything we’ve done has been indicative of who we are as musicians. It’s never just us trying to fit into a label or a genre.” UTG recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jacob Bialosky (vocals/guitar) and Aubree Roe (vocals/bass) of Everyone Leaves, a Columbus, Ohio five-piece whose music is akin to bands like Bayside, […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Polyenso discuss their local scene and musical metamorphosis

Despite the stronghold of pastel polos, bronzer, and Jimmy Buffet covers, St. Petersburg, Florida is slowly releasing its Miami Vice-grip to a hipper, more artistic population. The current music scene—if you want to call it that—is mostly bands and artists like Polyenso. They are remnants of the “screamo” wave that ruled the 2000s. Once known […]

UTG INTERVIEW: A Will Away Talk ‘Bliss,’ Gear and Signing to Triple Crown

A while back, we had the pleasure of speaking with A Will Away at their Cambridge, MA stop during their tour with Pentimento. After being absolutely floored by their set, we spoke with singer/guitarist Matt Carlson and guitarist Colin Waldron. In our time together we talked about re-releasing Bliss on Triple Crown Records, their gear […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: The Sunless Sea Discusses ‘No Ghosts’

South Carolina’s The Sunless Sea—a solo project helmed by Witte Crosby—released a six-track EP titled No Ghosts in the first quarter of 2015. Packed with poppy electronics, elegant piano parts, surprising horns and more, Crosby’s influences are both diverse and recognizable as he melds elements of indie pop, pop-punk and alternative rock with invitingly familiar […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Violet Night Discuss ‘I Hope You’re Well’

British Columbia duo Violet Night released a four-track EP at summer’s end, titled I Hope You’re Well. Attributing influences to The National, Blink-182, Death Cab For Cutie and more, the effort offers slow and steady, genuinely heartfelt tracks that fans of any of those acts should find enjoyment in. We had the opportunity to speak […]


UTG INTERVIEW: Vile Display Of Humanity

Seattle-based thrash-punk band Vile Display Of Humanity released a whopping 20-track album earlier this year, a self-titled whirlwind of raw, crusty rippers sure to incite chaotic circle pits and shine a spotlight on the “ugliness in our society.” We had a chance to speak with the band about their newest release, their motives as a […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Emily Hearn Discusses ‘Hourglass’

Singer-songwriter Emily Hearn hails from Athens, Georgia, otherwise known as a town with high expectations for its musical inhabitants. After years of performing at local venues while doubling as a student at the University of Georgia, Hearn is positioned to take her country-tinged pop music to the masses as her songs continue to find success online, […]


UTG INTERVIEW: Cady Groves Talks About Her New Single, “Dreams”

Cady Groves, the Oklahoma pop sweetheart we’ve all come to love, is back at it with a killer new jam, entitled “Dreams.” The new song, which is taken from her new EP of the same title, is due out on October 2 via Vel Records. Dreams, the EP, will be serving as her follow-up to […]