Under The Radar- So Alive.

Under The Radar (UTR) is a young up-and-coming rock band from Memphis, Tennessee that is slowly making waves in their native homeland. Zeke (Vocals and Lead Guitar) Aged 14, Matt (Bass) Aged 14, and Ryan (Drums) Aged 15 are a trio of precocious teenagers with the aim to start “A new rock revolution “with a reputation as one of the fastest rising bands".

They first formed in 2014 and have opened up for such prestigious acts as Kansas, Brett Michaels, 38 Special, and Saliva. The boys recently released their 8-track Debut LP So Alive via Independent Records with its melodic hooks, catchy lyrics, and meaty riffs. This promises not to disappoint any rock fans. The opener 'Boom' erupts with an explosive riff that resonates around the stereo. This track comes with an effective chorus and slick solo that belies the band’s age. 

 The album takes a more melodic direction with more pop- hook-laden choruses and fuzzy guitars, before the title track 'Under The Radar' ignites the record with its mesmerizing riffs and thunderous drumming that instantly attracts the listener to headbang. 'So Alive' reaches its full potential with clean vocals and heavy riffs that will leave anyone pounding their fists in the air with Down the Drain, a feel-good song with supporting backing vocals that will light up any stadium. 

The album closes with the bluesy 'Over Again' is a foot-tapping riff and energetic rhythm that will keep listeners dancing throughout the night. So Alive is a great start for this young band with its polished production and talented members. The songwriting and musicianship are a credit to the band’s maturity and certainly mark the sky as the limit for these Memphis Natives.

Words by Anselm Anderson


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