The Radio Dept

THURSDAY 20TH APRIL 2017

Doors 8pm

cancelled

On sale Tuesday 31st Jan @ 9am

Over 18s Only

The Radio Dept. is a pop group originating from Malmö, Sweden.

In the fall of 2001 Johan Duncanson and Martin Larsson (now Carlberg) decided to pull some people together and start a band. Johan had just recorded a bunch of songs that impressed Martin and having made sporadic home recordings together every once in a while since the winter of 1998/1999 they now wanted to make it more serious and to be able to rehearse and perform live. Out of sheer laziness the group’s name was taken from a band that Johan had been a member of that wasn’t active anymore.

In the spring of 2002 The Radio Dept. got a great review in the Swedish music magazine Sonic that made the Stockholm based label Labrador get in touch with the band. After a few eps, two self released (”Against the Tide” and ”Annie Laurie””) on the band’s own label Slottet and one (”Where Damage Isn’t Already Done”) by Labrador, the band’s debut album "Lesser Matters" was released in January 2003 to much critical acclaim. It was subsequently re-released in 2004 by XL Recordings/Beggars and started to reach audiences internationally. The three singles XL put out from the album all made the prestigious Single of the Week page in NME and Lesser Matters was later featured on the same magazine’s "Album of the decade" list.

The group enjoyed a slightly more widespread recognition after three tracks ("Pulling Our Weight", "I Don't Like It Like This" and "Keen on Boys") were included on the soundtrack for Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette.

By early 2006, the bands second album Pet Grief was released, and some touring followed. Although it never quite received as much appraise in the music press as it's successor, the album gained much popularity throughout the world from an ever-growing fan base online.

The Radio Dept. has always been a very politically charged band and several singles and EPs with sharp political commentary have emerged throughout the years. "Freddie and the Trojan Horse" came out in 2008 and was aimed at the Swedish prime minister at the time, Fredrik Reinfeldt, and his right wing party Moderaterna, for posing as a workers party in order to trick workers into voting for them. Another stab at the right wing government came just days before the Swedish election in 2010 with the single ”The New Improved Hypocrisy”. The same year the band released its third album, "Clinging to a Scheme" which contained the singles ”David”, ”Heaven’s on Fire” and ”Never Follow Suit” and was followed by a lot of international touring. To bridge the gap between albums Labrador decided to release a compilation album in 2011. It was named ”Passive Aggressive” and contained all the single A-sides to date and a selection of B-sides and rarities.

During the process of writing and recording their fourth and final album under their deal with Labrador, the band got caught up in a lengthy legal battle against their label and publisher, which in distress ultimately made the band scrap the album they were working on, only to restart later on a blank page with new ideas. After a few one off singles, ”Death to Fascism” in 2014 and ”This Repeated Sodomy” in 2015, it was announced in July that the band will release their fourth album ”Running Out of Love” on October 21st 2016.


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