Universal Measure is more dedicated to music than your personal stalker is to you. Driven by their passion to make music that matters, Universal Measure has been delivering powerful hard rock performances in and around Seattle for the past four years....
Universal Measure is more dedicated to music than your personal stalker is to you. Driven by their passion to make music that matters, Universal Measure has been delivering powerful hard rock performances in and around Seattle for the past four years. They are currently getting airplay on local radio stations such as KISW. They've opened for national acts such as Kittie, Doro, Scum Of The Earth and Veruca Salt. They have also played various festivals including Seattle’s own annual Hempfest. Universal Measure have taken first place in three battle of the bands, including one to clain the title for the “Queen of Rock” in Seattle. Three of the four members hold degrees in Digital Audio Engineering, adding a whole new dimension to their creativity, which shows in their EP titled “Now With Marshmellows.” Universal Measure has reached a whole new level with the release of their full length album "Time Bomb." They were put into the "Top Ten Bands Deserving To Make It" by Seattle's Exotic Underground Magazine! Universal Measure is made up of four very dedicated members. Each member holds their own and still melds styles together to create sweet hard rock ecstasy. They hold one of the most unique and diverse female vocalists (Windy) in Seattle, pushing growls and screams as well as sweet soothing melody. They also encompass a guitarist (Frank) who builds sweet riffs from chunky to bluesy, from soothing to heart wrenching. This guitarist holds a unique tone that is candy to the ears from the stage! The bassist (Brandon) is solid and ventures off into his own melody while interweaving the rhythm in places that require a packed punch. He will accent any to all of the other instruments (including vocals!) in any one song! Definitely a treat for musicians in the crowd! And last, but certainly not least, the drummer (Jake) brings the beats in exceptional fills and rolls. Keeping the time, odd or even, to weld this progressive band’s sound together. Universal Measure is not going to give up. This melodic hard rock will intrigue and possibly haunt you. They’re not afraid to be different and help lead the way into a new musical era. Listening to Universal Measure is refreshing and will grow on you quickly because of the way they pull from several genres, progressively mixing and matching. They are on the rise! So watch for them!
"Definitely a band to watch! This jaded prick is impressed!" --Mark Carras - Abrasive Rock.com
"Universal Measure, the hard rock outfit with perhaps the city's most unique vocalist." --Jason Josephes - Blue Moon
"Guitar work is incredibly impressive and sweet." --Scot Finck - Hollywood Records
“They have a following of die-hard fans, and with good reason.” -- Aeryn Martin - Exotic Underground Magazine
Exotic Underground Mag Reviews UM by Exotic Underground Sept 2008 i UNIVERSAL MEASURE DROPS THE BOMB! I remember the first time I stumbled across Universal Measure wayyyyyy back in late 2004 at Studio 7. After meeting their very young vocalist Windy, I was shocked...
Exotic Underground Mag Reviews UM by Exotic Underground Sept 2008 i UNIVERSAL MEASURE DROPS THE BOMB!
I remember the first time I stumbled across Universal Measure wayyyyyy back in late 2004 at Studio 7. After meeting their very young vocalist Windy, I was shocked and awed by what happened when she took charge of the microphone. It’s been no secret that I am not a fan of cookie monster style metal vocals. But what Windy presented me with was an amazing blend of the cookie monster vocal styling that my ear was trained to despise, mixed with a perfect blend of haunting and hypnotic melody. I shouldn’t say blend, it’s more like a Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde kind of thing. The voices Windy unleashes on you are as if the sweet little songstress is pos- sessed by a very angry snarling banshee while doing battle for the lead throughout the course of the song. I’ve watched this band grow over the years with great admi- ration for their commitment to their mission. For such a young group of musicians, they have shown more drive as a cohesive and productive band than some of my “older” band friends that spend most of their time spinning wheels. With time has come a serious development in the bands musical ability, song writing and lyrics. Coming in November, the next chapter begins for Universal Measure as they release their first complete CD Time Bomb. Windy dropped an advance copy of Universal Measure’s new release off at our office just in the nick of time to make it into our final issue. Truth be told, if I hadn’t liked what I heard in a big way, the album probably would have gotten a quick little mention and I would have moved onto other things like blaming Kurt Cobain for the price of gas, but what I heard kicked me in the nuts and sat me down real quick. As I said, I’ve had my eye on these kids for a while now. I remember beaming with pride seeing them on the stage at Hempfest and watching Windy take charge of the dazed and confused crowd in spite of faulty sound gear. But that was nothing compared to what I felt when I heard Time Bomb. I must have misplaced the track list if I ever got one, but you know what, it doesn’t fucking matter—they are ALL GOOD! Windy has found the perfect balance between her dark and light sides and takes you on an emotional whirlwind of hard rock angst and passion. Band members Frank on guitar, Brandon on bass and Jake on drums each bring their A game to the table on the 15 tracks contained within Time Bomb. I’m going to go ahead and place Universal Measure in my top 10 bands that deserve to make it out of Seattle list, which might actually be close to actually having 10 bands on it now, but more on that in a sec- ond. Check for release updates on Universal Measure’s Time Bomb at .. or ... Be sure to add this one to your collection when it drops.
THE TOP 10 BANDS THAT DESERVE TO MAKE IT OUT OF SEATTLE This is a category I have quoted many times over the years, but I always say that I don’t think there are actually 10. Since this is the final issue, I’m gonna go ahead and reveal my list. Why the fuck not? I’m out of here come Oct. 5th anyway. If I hurt your feelings because your band didn’t make the list, grow a set of testicles and come see me in Portland. Maybe you just didn’t make the list because I’ve never heard you. If you’re on the list, it’s not because we’re friends (a lot of my friends are not on this list) or you bought me a shot one night, it’s simply because your band stands out as something special and I see the potential for a promising career as a musician, if you could only get out of Seattle. A lot of you SHOULD be on this list, but maybe you’ve been playing the same material for two years and only released one, four-song EP. The bands listed below are not in order, I’m not going to stroke any egos to that extent. Now you can all just say you were named as one of the top ten bands that need to get the fuck out of Seattle. Charlie Drown DragStrip Riot Witchburn Windowpane Evil Twin Universal Measure Underride Mos Generator Zero Down Plaster There you have it, it’s been a pleasure piss- ing all of you off for the past 4 years, but it has been my privilege experiencing the music that reawakened my desire. Just remember, Portland isn’t that far away, and one of our first projects once we get there is going to be to start up a monthly Seattle music show- case. So stay tuned Seattle, we’ll be knocking on your door again real soon. Universal Measure Undercover III will rock Underground’s Farewell Party at King Cobra on Sept UNDERGROUND MAGAZI NE - 1 1 2008-SeptemberWritten by John Voge