Interview: Fitz and the Tantrums

Interview: Fitz and the Tantrums

Sometimes all you need is a bit of infectious indie pop to make your hands clap. Fitz and the Tantrums charmed the world in 2013 with their smash hit singles, "Out of My League," and "The Walker." In 2016, they dropped yet another hit, "HandClap," which has recently gone double platinum in Canada. I sat down with Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards) to talk about their latest album, touring with OneRepublic, and how the band is constantly evolving and staying relevant.

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Interview: Northlane

Interview: Northlane

2017 has been a big year for Northlane. The metalcore quintet from Sydney, Australia has been touring relentlessly in support of their fourth album, Mesmer, which was released in late March of this year. I spoke with lead vocalist Marcus Bridge prior to their show in Calgary about the experience and emotions that went into making an album that marks another chapter for Northlane.

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Interview: Fast Romantics

Interview: Fast Romantics

In times of adversity, it's incredibly easy for bands in this competitive industry to just give up and throw the towel in when things just aren't going well. In 2014, Fast Romantics could have easily taken that route when only Jeffery Lewis and Matt Angus were still left in the band. However, they persevered, and have come back stronger than ever. Under The Rockies got to talk with lead singer Matt Angus about their latest record, American Love, and what the process of writing and rebuilding the band had in shaping the album.

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Interview: Dune Rats

Interview: Dune Rats

Earlier this year, Australian stoner-punks Dune Rats released their second record, The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit. This album topped the Australian charts, and the band will be touring all over in support of the record. Under The Rockies sat down with Danny Beausa, the lead singer of Dune Rats, to talk about the success of this record, working with FIDLAR, and what it's like to run their own label.

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10 Years Later: Infinity on High

10 Years Later: Infinity on High

“Welcome, it’s here,” is one of the first lines spoken on Fall Out Boy’s third studio album. Not by Patrick Stump, or any member of the band for that matter, but it’s a line spoken by none other than Jay-Z. Infinity on High marked the beginning of Fall Out Boy’s expansion from the safety net of pop punk, into a more unrestricted genre and playing field. While this record, alongside all their others, still maintains elements of what makes Fall Out Boy distinct, it was a brash follow up to 2005’s From Under The Cork Tree, and would be the milestone album which influenced the band to creatively push themselves into making records entirely different from one another.

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