About Us

Meet the Brooklyn-based trio Unlocking The Truth: Malcolm Brickhouse (guitar/vocals); Jarad Dawkins (drums); and Alec Atkins (bass).

Unlocking The Truth are a great band for any age, creed, time or color. When they first appeared on the scene, they were just 11 years old. In 2012, UTT won raves on Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater; rocked the AfroPunk Battle of the Bands in 2013 and the Fun, Fun, Fun Festival in Austin. Annette Jackson and Tracey Brickhouse — UTT’s co-managers (and Brickhouse’s parents) had the idea to get a permit for the band to play in Times Square, earning the lineup rabid fans and hefty cash. But it was a prestigious half-time gig at a Barclays Center Nets’ game in November 2013 that ultimately led to the teen trio signing with Cherry Party/Sony in partnership with Artery in January 2014. However, in 2015, UTT negotiated their way out of their Sony agreement. They then partnered with Johnny K (Disturbed, Megadeth) to produce their debut CD “CHAOS” which they finally and independently released June 2016.

In between all the CHAOS, UTT opened for Guns N’ Roses, Living Colour, Motorhead, Slash, Marilyn Manson and Queens of the Stone Age. They’ve performed at Coachella and the Vans Warped Tour in front of worshipful crowds often more than twice their age. They performed at Heavy Montreal at the invitation of Metallica; Bonnaroo; Aftershock; Carolina Rebellion; Rock on The Range; New England Metal & Hard Rock Fest; Lunatic Luau; the BET Experience Fan Fest and Docs Against Gravity in Warsaw, Poland. In 2015, UTT wrote a book, Unlocking The Truth: Three Brooklyn Teens on Life, Friendship and Making the Band (published by Penguin Books) and made promotional appearances on The Tonight Show, The View and The Colbert Report.

UTT released a documentary, “Breaking A Monster,” which premiered in theaters summer 2016 and in film festivals like SxSW, BAMcinemaFest and Traverse City Film Festival, and it’s streaming on Netflix. Now at age 17, UTT are still writing, composing and also producing the songs for their upcoming EP/CD. As a matter of fact, they just released a new song and video for their single, My Chains, which shows the growth in their music/sound, as well as their growth into some very nice young men. “Our goal is still to become one of the world’s best bands and inspire people with our music to do what they love - no matter what.”

2018, make room for Unlocking The Truth.