Tag: Indie

Interview with Riverhorse

Interview with Riverhorse

March 19, 2018

Brian Motyll started Riverhorse as a solo project and released an impressive set of tracks on his first LP, Opal. Now Riverhorse has returned with two new members, Scott Ahlgrim and Austin O’Connor, and a new album Who Gets The Last Laugh on Doomsday? The album is a set of songs that meld the...

New Discovery: Alexander Lynch

New Discovery: Alexander Lynch

January 16, 2018

Born and raised in the small town of Norway located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Alexander Lynch started performing by the age of 10. At the age of 23 he had moved to Grand Rapids and wrote and released his first EP, Love Lies, in 2016. The release of the EP brought...

Album Review: Foxture – EDEN

Album Review: Foxture – EDEN

December 5, 2017

Sometimes there’s nothing I love more than putting my headphones on and letting the rest of the world melt away while I get completely lost in an album. Not just any album will do. For me to truly be swept away from reality I need an album that completely envelopes me. My latest soundtrack for...

Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

October 3, 2017

Grief is a tricky thing. It takes various shapes and forms and can often hit us in ways we don’t see coming. It has this way of pushing us to the darkest parts of who we are and taking away the things that make us feel anything other than loss. Ghost Town...

Single Review: Dead Seem Old – Mischief

Single Review: Dead Seem Old – Mischief

August 7, 2017

London based project Dead Seem Old is back with a new single, “Mischief.” Once again songwriter Thom Wicks and producer Javier Weyler (Phil Manzanera, Stereophonics) come together to create a minimal yet captivating single along the same lines as the duo’s previous releases “They Won’t Find Us” and ...

Single Review: Dead Seem Old – This Mess Won’t Make Itself

Single Review: Dead Seem Old – This Mess Won’t Make Itself

February 7, 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything from one of the first new discoveries that I featured here on UBL. The London based duo Dead Seem Old has been hard at work crafting new tunes and just released their newest single, “This...

Interview with The Lake Effects

Interview with The Lake Effects

January 31, 2017

One of my favorite things about running this blog is getting to see the growth of bands that I discover. It’s been just over a year since I last sat down with The Lake Effects who have been very busy since the last time we talked. They’ve traveled, toured, some of them...

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 2

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 2

August 14, 2016

The morning of day two of Mo Pop Festival was much different than that of day one. First off, it was raining which helped cool it down a bit (though the humidity still felt a bit ridiculous). Secondly, my mood had done a complete 180 after a day packed with amazing performances. I no longer had to...

Album Review: The Happy Alright – Vacancies EP

Album Review: The Happy Alright – Vacancies EP

February 18, 2016

As a thirty-something fan of pop-punk, I find myself often rolling my eyes at other music enthusiasts who seem to think that I’m a little old for the genre. While it’s hard not to feel like that sometimes, especially when I’m at a pop-punk concert and look around to see that, aside from parents, I might...

New Discovery: Harvey

New Discovery: Harvey

January 26, 2016

One of my favorite ways to find new music is Bandcamp. There’s numerous ways to use tags to find whatever it is you are looking for and I often find myself spending hours just clicking along and stumbling across all kinds of new music to fall in love with. Enter Harvey, a...

Album Review: Backpacks – Still Life

Album Review: Backpacks – Still Life

December 4, 2015

It’s always a treat to find a new emo band to fall in love with and even better when that band just happens to be Michigan grown. I became immediately obsessed with Backpacks after stumbling across their new EP, Still Life, on Bandcamp. What really caught my attention after listening to their...

Interview with Backpacks

Interview with Backpacks

December 1, 2015

If you haven’t used Bandcamp to discover new music yet then you’re really missing out. I can’t count the number of bands that I’ve discovered by spending hours clicking around the site. That’s how I discovered the musical stylings of Mount Pleasant, Michigan foursome, Backpacks. I was hooked for the opening of the...

Concert Review: Brothertiger, Gosh Pith, and JR JR

Concert Review: Brothertiger, Gosh Pith, and JR JR

November 15, 2015

November 13, 2015: Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak

There’s nothing like a concert that you’ve been looking forward to for months to get you through a crappy week. It’s been a big year for JR JR as their new self-titled album has started to garner the talented duo some overdue attention on national airwaves....

Album Review: Fanfarlo – Let’s Go Extinct

Album Review: Fanfarlo – Let’s Go Extinct

February 12, 2014

Fanfarlo worked collectively with sound engineer David Wrench in North Wales, producing a philosophical album that explores human existence and evolution. Let’s Go Extinct is a well thought-out, themed album that you should listen to while you’re stargazing, in the middle of a field, imagining the livelihood of our universe. Fanfarlo’s mastermind, Simon...