Archive for December, 2015

2015’s Most Underrated Films

It’s the time of year for countdowns and reflection, and in the world of entertainment much of that tends to concern the film industry. Often we see the best movies of the year coming out in November and December, so the days leading up to New Year’s become filled with discussions about which is best, […]

Joel Ansett woos with alluring debut, ‘The Nature Of Us’

Spokane, Washington’s Joel Ansett is riding high on the waves of success his full-length debut, The Nature Of Us, has created. Funded by a $25,000 Kickstarter campaign, Ansett was able to write and record this album for the better part of a year before releasing the 12-track result this November. Hitting impressive numbers on the […]

A Will Away, Gin War, More Featured On Free ‘A Very Mayflower Christmas’ Compilation

The folks at Mayflower Collective have released a free compilation of Christmas songs just in time for the holiday season. Featuring new and previously released Christmas songs from A Will Away, Gin War, Save Face, Have A Good Season, and Cross Town Train, the compilation is available for free download and streaming below. Per Mayflower Collective’s DIY […]

Emmure Loses All Members Apart From Vocalist

As initially reported by Lambgoat, every member of Emmure, aside from vocalist Frankie Palmeri, has left the band. Mark Davis (bass), Jesse Ketive (lead guitar), Mike Mulholland (rhythm guitar), and Adam Pierce (drums) have announced plans to depart Emmure and form a new band without Palmeri. “As some of you may or may not have heard, Jesse, Mikael, […]

UTG PHOTOS: Health in New York City (11/21/15)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer MJ Rawls to The Music Hall In Williamsburg in NYC to shoot Health on their ‘Death Magic’ tour. “Whoa, what the hell did I just watch?” There aren’t a lot of shows that grab you by the collar and never let go. The thing is, early on in the […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Flexes The Power Of Escapism (And The Light Side)

Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver Directed By: JJ Abrams I’m not going to sit here and reflect upon the personal relationship I had with the Star Wars franchise as a kid. We grow up, move on, get a job and the magic in life fades a little […]

UTG PREMIERE: Star-Splitter – “Afterglow” (Music Video)

This morning, we’re thrilled to bring you Star-Splitter‘s brand new music video for “Afterglow,” a dreamy electro-pop ballad that’s haunting, hypnotic, and all sorts of catchy. The track is taken from duo’s recently released maxi-single of the same name, which, despite its meager tracklist, has consistently dazzled since dropping back in October. Check it out […]

UTG PREMIERE: The Royal Twenties – ‘Virgin’ EP

Don’t let their sparse back catalogue fool you–The Royal Twenties are the real deal. Since joining forces in the spring of 2014, the Massachusetts quartet have repeatedly turned heads with their near-effortless blend of nuance, passion, and detail, bringing to mind the quintessential works of mewithoutYou, La Dispute, and other innovative rockers. It’s the type of […]

SINGLE REVIEW: Sophie And The Bom Boms – “Big Girls”

Artist: Sophie and the Bom Boms Song: “Big Girls” Album: TBA Sophie Stern’s knack for songwriting has never been in question; as a former associate of Dr. Luke, the Los Angeles-based musician has more than her fair share of thoroughly infectious music under her belt. Yet, when comparing Stern’s newest single with last year’s The […]

Mleo release video for “Ridiculous” single

California rock four-piece Mleo have released a brand new video for their most recent single, “Ridiculous,” which originally debuted back in October. Chock full of guitar, groove and Audrey Reed’s catchy vocals, the track itself is an easily digestible piece of alt/pop rock. The video features Reed dealing with various, less-than-ideal relationships, as the men […]

Bitter’s Kiss shares evocative video for “Love Won’t Make You Cry”

Bringing to mind Richard Linklater’s beautifully resonant Before trilogy, the newest music video from Bitter’s Kiss—the solo project of young singer-songwriter Chloe Baker—is a visually elegant, emotive piece that perfectly accentuates its musical counterpart. Shot in black and white on location in Paris and Ireland, the clip stars Eoghan Moloney and Nicole “Ballsy Wallsy” Douglas […]

UTG PREMIERE: Fable Cry – “Kidnap The Sandy Claws” (‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’)

Christmas is right around the corner, and to get you in the holiday spirit, we’ve partnered with Nashville, Tennessee’s Fable Cry to debut their wonderfully wacky cover of “Kidnap The Sandy Claws,” a fan-favorite from the 1993 Tim Burton classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas. The outfit’s rowdy re-imagining will appear on Firebreath Records‘ second annual holiday […]