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LIGHTS Shares Video for “Portal”

A few weeks ago it started with a countdown that ended with a new song and a tour announcement. Today, LIGHTS has released another song called “Portal” that will come from her much anticipated followup to Siberia, entitled Little Machines.

The song is incredibly minimalistic, based around what sounds like one chord and a simple drum beat, that apparently was created from her belly drumming when she was pregnant with her daughter. It’s a very dreamy and echo-y track but still has simple touches of the EDM that the girl is no stranger to.

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LISTEN: LIGHTS – “Up We Go”

Three years since the release of her sophomore full-length, Siberia, electro-pop sweetheart LIGHTS is finally back with a slew of exciting announcements.

Most importantly, she has revealed her brand new record, Little Machines, will hit stores September 23 via Warner Bros. Fortunately for impatient fans, Little Machines is already available to pre-order on iTunes.

Furthermore, she has released the record’s debut single, “Up We Go.” While more radio friendly than her previous material, it still carries the undeniably infectious nature of the rest of LIGHTS’ work, so be sure to check it out after the jump.…

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Ellie Goulding Announces North American 2014 Tour

British pop artist Ellie Goulding has had quite the year in a variety of ways including the release of Halcyon Days and a smash hit in the form of “I Need Your Love,” her collaboration with electronic producer Calvin Harris. It seems Goulding doesn’t plan on slowing down with the huge moves anytime soon, though, as she has announced she will be embarking on a tour throughout North America in the spring of 2014 that kicks off in New York, New York, and wraps up in Morrison, Colorado.

All of the tour’s confirmed stops can be found after the jump, …

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Blessthefall Stream “Open Water” Featuring Lights

Blessthefall may have fallen victim to the leak monster of the internet, but that is not stopping them from pushing forward with their Hollow Bodies marketing plan.

Just six days before the release of their new album, Blessthefall have begun streaming a new song entitled “Open Water.” The track features Canadian songstress Lights, who also happens to be the wife of frontman Beau Bokan, and serves as the album’s closer. It’s perhaps the longest song in Blessthefall’s catalog, and is without a doubt one of the most powerful they have ever written, even if it falls outside their typical metalcore-driven …

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STREAM: I Am King – “Lights” (Ellie Goulding Cover)

The hardcore group known as I Am King, have unleashed a cover of Ellie Goulding’s popular song, “Lights.” You can stream the song by taking a look below the jump.

The band will be releasing their debut full length album with Rise Records October 15. The title of the album hasn’t been announced yet, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more updates on that release in the near future. They will be playing at the Pennsylvania Deathbed Festival in Allentown, Pennsylvania on June 29 with With The Ruins so be sure to check out their Facebook

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UTG PHOTOS: Skate & Surf Day One (5/18/13)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Corbin Alvae, to New Jersey for Skate & Surf Festival at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Skate And Surf Festival: DAY ONE. Where to start?! First off, before I get into my Day One coverage, here’s a quick little story:

When I decided that I was interested in covering the festival, which was about 2 months prior to the actual date, I was beyond excited to travel to New Jersey, for one reason: WARM WEATHER. Michigan weather is on and off and for me — that usually never goes too well, and frankly, it grinds my …

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WATCH: LIGHTS – “In The Dark I See” (Live Acoustic)

Canadian indie-pop artist, LIGHTS recently sat down with Common Revolt in Toledo, Ohio to perform her song, “In The Dark I See”, acoustic.

“In The Dark I See” can also be found on LIGHTS’ iTunes Session which was released last year.

In other acoustic news from LIGHTS, she also plans on adopting her latest album, Syberia, into an acoustic record. No release date has been set yet.

Pick up Siberia on iTunes and watch her live acoustic performance of “In The Dark I See” below. …

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Sounds Familiar: Week 5

Continuing our expansion of original content, Under The Gun Review presents its latest column, Sounds Familiar, dedicated to trawling the world and web for the latest remixes, redos, and reminiscent bits that our newest columnist Julia McAlpine finds appealing. Be prepared for some diversity in your music library. The songs may not be new, but they will be different and worth a spin.

If you have a remix or cover that you would like to see featured here, let us know! Write utgjacob@gmail.com with the subject “Sounds Familiar” and we’ll take a listen!

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MUSIC VIDEO: Jitta On The Track – “Smoke Signals”

Connecticut’s Jitta On The Track has been teasing his visuals for “Smoke Signals” over Twitter for weeks, and today we finally have the official premiere. Anyone familiar with Ellie Goulding’s megahit “Lights” will be familiar with the sample on this track, but that shouldn’t distract from the downright sick flow Jitta lays to the beat. You can view the official video for “Smoke Signals” after the jump.…

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STREAM: Ellie Goulding – “Hanging On (ft. Tinie Tempah)”

Electro-pop heart-breaker, Ellie Goulding, is at it again. The British songstress has released a new track featuring English hip-hop artist, Tinie Tempah entitled “Hanging On”. It is Goulding’s first new track to surface since the release (and re-release) of her 2010 debut, Lights. Goulding’s instantly recognizable burnt soprano grabbed many listeners’  attention right off the bat. Couple that with her pop sensibility, and the hook was set. Lights is brilliant.

Goulding is hard at work on her follow-up to Lights. Rumor has it that “Hanging On” is going to be on the forthcoming sophomore record. Yet, Goulding has …

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Lights Announces Summer UK Tour

Lights has announced her United Kingdom touring schedule for July and UTG has the itinerary right here.

This short run will span from July 1 through July 6 so be sure to grab tickets for these events while they are available. Lights is touring in support of her latest album Siberia, which was recently certified Gold in Canada.

View all of the released tour dates below and let Under The Gun know if you plan on attending a show!

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1st – The Hop Farm Music Festival, Kent
2nd – Birmingham O2 Academy2
3rd – Manchester Academy2
4th – …

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Lights Announces North American Tour

Pop artist Lights has revealed her North American touring schedule and UTG has all the spring details right here. Check them out and let us know if you plan on attending any tour dates.

Lights also released her latest music video for “Banner,” which can be viewed by heading past the link provided. If you enjoyed yourself then pick up Lights’ album, Siberia, through Last Gang Records Inc.…