September 14, 2013

Music Saturday: The Radio Dept.

Every week again... we're presenting another album of bands or singers we currently love.
This week: The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a scheme.

The Radio Dept. is a band from Sweden formed in 1995. The album Clinging to a Scheme is their newest, released in 2010, and in total third album. In 2001 they sent a sample of their music to the magazine Sonic. Labrador Records heard their recordings and signed them to their label.
A more world wide recognition came thanks to Sofia Coppolla's movie Marie Antoinette (2006) in which 3 of their tracks were featured.

"The Radio Dept. have delivered the best work of their career." -

01. Domestic Scene
02. Heaven's On Fire
03. This Time Around
04. Never Follow Suit
05. A Token Of Gratitude
06. The Video Dept.
07. Memory Loss
08. David
09. Four Months In The Shade
10. You Stopped Making Sense

Five facts:
1) The name of the band comes from a gas-station that turned into a radio repair shop called "Radioavdelningen", swedish for The Radio Department
2) They name Frank Sinatra, Pet Shop Boys, Orange Juice, Kraftwerk and Charles Aznavour as just some of their influences.
3) The genres The Radio Dept. are related to are synth pop, alternative rock, shoegaze and indie pop. To name just a few.
4) In Clinging to a Scheme they got even further into using the synthesizer as their main music instrument.
5)  The group was formed by schoolmates Elin Almered and Johan Duncanson but soon stopped playing music together. In 1998 Duncanson revived the band but instead of Elin Almered Martin Larsson came. The current members are still those two, joined by Daniel Tj√§der.

Sources: Wikipedia, ,

Fotos: Taken ourself

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