The Radio Dept live in Singapore | Pre-Event
If there is one band that takes you on a delirium of bliss and inputs majestic brilliance in each of their songs, the first name that pops into my mind would be The Radio Dept.
The trio, made up of Johan Duncanson, Martin Larsson & Daniel Tjäder, named the group after a gas-station-turned-radio-repair-shop called “Radioavdelningen”, which is Swedish for The Radio Department. Listing Kraftwerk and The Pet Shop Boys as their influences, the band have been compared to shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine, Saint Etienne and Cocteau Twins.
The Radio Dept released their debut album “Lesser Matters” in 2003 which received commercial success in Sweden and rave reviews internationally. Off the album is a beautiful(and controversial) single titled “Keen On Boys”, that caught the attention of movie director Sofia Coppola. She featured 3 songs from The Radio Dept in her 2006 film Marie Antoinette which starred Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman.
In 2010, The Radio Dept played their first show in Singapore at Zouk to promote their album, “Clinging to a Scheme”. Opening the show with the euphoric track “I Don’t Like It Like This”, some fans(like myself) who have been anticipating the band’s debut on our shores were unable to control our emotions and shed a tear or two during the one hour set.
We love each of The Radio Dept’s albums to bits and it’s a thrill to announce that the Scandinavian dream pop band will be returning to Singapore for a one-night only show on 23rd April 2013 at TAB; playing songs from their last album, Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010.
Tickets are available now at $50 standard and $60 at the door.
Strange things will happen on 23rd April at TAB Singapore.
You can count on it.
Text by: Erin Riduan
*Images courtesy of TAB Singapore
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