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Tumbler

UTG INTERVIEW: Tumbler Talk New Album, Creating With Family

Epsom, England folk band Tumbler just released a brand new 12-track album last week, titled You Said. Spurred by family togetherness in intimate kitchen concerts and generations sharing new music with one another, the bond and organic camaraderie is felt throughout the album. We had a chance to speak with Tumbler’s founding father, Richard Grace, […]

Grumsling

UTG INTERVIEW: Grumsling Discuss Their Titular Character, Current Releases

Grumsling‘s more than just a rock band from California’s Bay Area. The brother duo, consisting of Matt and D.J. Lowe, create music entirely based around a narrative involving a character they’ve named their band after. For the most part, The Grumsling dictates the way the band operates and when, but the creativity and sounds they […]

bitter's kiss

UTG INTERVIEW: Bitter’s Kiss Talks Self-Titled Debut, Creating With Family

Chloe Baker–maybe better known as Bitter’s Kiss when associated with the music world–is a young singer-songwriter based out of New Jersey who released her stunning, self-titled debut earlier this year. Baker’s father lends a hand or two as well, collaborating with instrumentation and production for the effort; bond and blood put to tape with impressive […]

microwave

UTG @ MIXTAPE FEST: Microwave Discuss Writing Process Behind ‘Stovall,’ Hint At New Material

Alternative rock outfit Microwave recently wrapped up a quick run with You Blew It! and Sorority Noise. The band played three consecutive shows in New York, one of which was a stop at Long Island’s Mixtape Festival, where they played alongside bands like Incendiary, Crime In Stereo, The Movielife, and more. Under The Gun had […]

Giants At Large feature 2015

UTG @ MIXTAPE FEST: Giants At Large Discuss Musical Influences, ‘The American Dream Is Dead’

One of the most charismatic bands out there today goes by the name of Giants At Large. The Long Island pop-punk four-piece radiates a lot of young passion, both on stage and off. The band recently played the first day of Today’s Mixtape Festival in Patchogue, NY alongisde bands like Iron Chic, Kill Your Idols, […]

Paul Bostaph

UTG INTERVIEW: Slayer’s Paul Bostaph Talks ‘Repentless,’ Mayhem Fest

On July 26, Under The Gun Review sent me to Mayhem Festival at Nikon Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, NY. With only two stages for the whole festival this year, the average crowd size for each band I saw was a bit worrisome; for the better part of the day, it seemed like no one was […]

dsfeco

UTG INTERVIEW: dsfečo on ‘Watch It Sparkle’ and Being an Independent Artist

“So my expectations are modest: that for some folks unknown to me, my music and poetry might open a window–maybe just a little bit–and allow them to get a glimpse of the secrets of their own heart as it tries to make sense of this world.” David Fetcho, better known under the musical moniker of […]

Luca Bash

UTG INTERVIEW: Luca Bash Talks ‘Single Drops,’ CMYK Project

Rome-based singer-songwriter Luca Bash recently released his newest collection of tracks on an EP titled Single Drops, which takes cuts from his previous series of EPs with his CMYK project, inspired by the color model for printing. We chatted with Bash recently about the EPs, the videos for the project and what he has lined […]

Ajay Mathur

UTG INTERVIEW: Ajay Mathur Discusses ‘9 To 3’

“Music may not change the world or a system, but it does help to make us dream, give us hope, make us feel strong and even loved.” Switzerland-based singer-songwriter Ajay Mathur released his newest album, titled 9 To 3, earlier this year. With 15 tracks of rock, spanning nearly every corner of the genre’s spectrum, […]

jared deck

UTG INTERVIEW: Jared Deck Discusses “17 Miles”; The Song & The Distance

“In the end, it’s about facing myself and making the decision to be great at what I do, put my foot to the floor, and drive like hell to my destination.” Oklahoma’s Jared Deck has been making music in various forms for some time, but as a solo artist, he’s really only just begun. His […]

Secondborn

UTG INTERVIEW: Secondborn Discuss ‘Symbols’

Last month, Louisiana six-piece Secondborn released Symbols, a new six-track EP that echoes back to the glory days of emo-rock and post-hardcore from the mid-2000s with bands like Saosin, The Classic Crime and Matchbook Romance. So, needless to say, Secondborn fit comfortably in with the current resurgence of such bands and reunions with their own […]

matthew morgan

UTG INTERVIEW: Matthew Morgan Talks ‘Empathy For Inanimate Objects’

“Honestly, I don’t ever remember a time that I didn’t feel like I was a musician and I’ve never imagined a different focus for my life.” Matthew Morgan has been making music for many years, but his newest effort, an EP titled Empathy For Inanimate Objects, is arguably his best work yet. Layered with varied […]