Meet my newest obsession…
I first heard about Unlocking the Truth last summer and they immediately caught my eye. Founding members Malcolm Brickhouse (vocals /guitar) and Jarad Dawkins (drums) met each other at a birthday party in 2005. They shared similar tastes in music so they decided to create a band but they were missing a bassists so they taught their pre-school friend, Alec Atkins, how to play the bass guitar from scratch. The trio would perform in Times Square together and ever since then they’ve garnered a lot of attention.
They’ve played festivals like Coachella in 2014 (making history: they were the youngest group to ever perform at the festival), 2014 Vans Warped Tour (also making history: they were the youngest band to perform), FFF, Afro Punk, and SXSW.They have opened for Motörhead, Guns n’ Roses, Living Colour, and Queens of the Stone Age. They have signed a Sony record deal worth over one million dollars….. Did I mention that they’re 13-14 years old??
Unlocking the Truth recently performed in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (last Saturday) as part of Marilyn Manson’s North American tour in support of his album The Pale Emperor and together, they performed Manson’s 1996 hit single, The Beautiful People.
Watch the video below.
Unlocking the Truth is set to release its debut EP, Free as You Wanna Be this year, which you can pre-order as a cd, vinyl, etc here.
In addition to opening for Marilyn Manson, UTT will perform at this year’s Rock on the Range and Bonnaroo festivals.
Get to know more of UTT on Facebook and twitter.