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REVIEW: Pentimento & Young English – Split

Artist: Pentimento & Young English 
Album: Split
 Label: Panic With both bands releasing well-received EP’s late last year, New York’s Pentimento and Young English have teamed up to release an eight-track split through Panic Records. For fans of both bands, this split sees them keeping up the momentum previous releases had. While for new fans, […]


REVIEW: The Audition – Chapter II

Artist: The Audition Album: Chapter II Genre: Pop Rock After parting ways with Victory Records in July 2010, the future for Chicago pop-rockers The Audition was unknown; so much so that some fans were led to believe the band had called it a day. However now in February 2012, the band have returned albeit a […]

O Brother

REVIEW: O’Brother – Garden Window

Artist: O’Brother Album: Garden Window Genre: Rock Label: Triple Crown/Favorite Gentlemen On O’Brother’s last effort, 2009’s The Death of Day EP, the Atlanta, Georgia group produced a mix of layered alt-rock and post-rock, which resulted in a collection well-crafted, emotionally charged songs and on the whole, showed a lot of promise.

A Loss For Words

REVIEW: A Loss For Words / Such Gold – Split 7″

Artist(s): A Loss For Words & Such Gold Album: Split 7″ Genre: Pop Punk/Rock Label(s): No Sleep Records / Mightier Than Sword The thought of two of the best up and coming Pop Punks releasing a split 7-inch with two popular and emerging DIY labels, sounds incredibly exciting. The two bands in question are Rochester, […]

Pianos Become The Teeth

REVIEW: Pianos Become The Teeth – The Lack Long After

Artist: Pianos Become The Teeth Album: The Lack Long After Genre: Rock/Screamo/Post-Rock Label: Topshelf Record With their previous release, Old Pride, Baltimore’s Pianos Become The Teeth created one of the best (but forgotten) records of 2010. Now as the band head into 2012, the follow-up, The Lack Long After doesn’t quite have the same zest and longevity […]

Man Overboard 2011

REVIEW: Man Overboard – Man Overboard

Artist: Man Overboard Album: Man Overboard Label: Rise Genre: Pop Punk For New Jersey’s Man Overboard, last year’s Real Talk gained plenty of attention and praise. After all it proved to a consicse collection of straight-up pop-punk songs. One year on, and the now five-piece (guitarist Wayne Wildrick re-joined the band earlier this year,) have […]

Late In The Playoffs

REVIEW: Late In The Playoffs – Everything I Know

Artist: Late In The Playoffs
 Album: Everything I Know
 Genre: Indie Pop Every once in awhile an unknown band drops in your inbox and instantly grab your attention; and I don’t mean by some fancy hyped-up press release. When I heard “You Won’t” by Late In The Playoffs some months back, their radiant energy instantly […]

Perform at Leeds Festival 2011

LIVE REVIEW: Leeds Festival 2011

EVENT: Leeds Festival 2011 DATE: August 26-28 LOCATION: Bramham Park Despite the apparent lack of ticket sales, the annual Leeds Festival was a busy and satisfying weekend of music and comedy. With a mix of  indie, punk rock, folk, dub step and more or less anything else you can think of, this year’s Leeds Festival […]


UTG’s Reading And Leeds Festival 2011 Preview: 25 Must See Bands

This weekend, two of the biggest UK festivals take place. The annual Reading and Leeds Festivals have become a highlight for music fans, as year in, year out it showcases a valuable blend of established and emerging bands, as well as comedy acts. Since Leeds Festival was paired with the established Reading Festival in 1999, […]

Into It. Over It.

REVIEW: Into It. Over It. – Twelve Towns

Artist: Into It. Over It. Album: Twelve Towns Label: Topshelf Records Over the past 18 months, the output from Chicago’s Evan Thomas Weiss has been more than overwhelming. His Twelve Towns collection was originally released through numerous splits with the likes of Such Gold, Everything Everywhere and Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate). As […]