Brooklyn’s RADIO 4 kick-off autumn with a new single – the urgent stomp of ‘State of Alert’, from their acclaimed new album Stealing of a Nation – and a November run of UK shows.
Recent live guests on the influential Late Night with Conan O’Brien show, RADIO 4 hit the road in the US with The Libertines in September 28 – October 23 for undoubtedly the hottest double bill of the season.
In France, RADIO 4 will hook up with Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol and Bloc Party for the huge Les Inrockuptibles Festival tour, before hitting the UK.
RADIO 4 made waves in Boston performing during the National Democratic Convention week in July, where the band played a packed benefit for the Music For America (http://www.musicforamerica.org), a non-profit organization that encourages political involvement and helps music fans register to vote. “For us, music is about sound and sentiment” singer Anthony Roman told The Independent, “We want to spread awareness and inspire dialogue”.
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Meanwhile, in the UK Radio 4 have been recruiting fans at radio, where their current single ‘Absolute Affirmation’ garnered daytime Radio 1 spins from Edith & Colin and the video enjoyed considerable MTV coverage. The stars have been coming out to play, with members of Franz Ferdinand, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes, Har Mar Superstar… all turning up to see the band at
The new single ‘State of Alert’, released on fan-friendly Limited Edition 7″, is backed by a phenomenal live version of ‘Transmission’.
RADIO 4 continue to spread the message in November with a number of live dates.
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- 14th November LIVERPOOL University
- 15th November DUBLIN The Music Centre
- 16th November BELFAST Limelight
- 17th November BRISTOL Thekla
- 18th November LONDON Mean Fiddler
- 19th November SHEFFIELD Leadmill
- 20th November GLASGOW Oranmor
of Stealing of a Nation (Amazon Link)
“Gloriously urgent and cosmopolitan” Observer Music Monthly “Tight, noisy, joyous, energy-packed… if there’s one description you could definitely pin on Radio 4 it’s “infectious”‘ The Times
“Recalls the Clash at their most disco-friendly” The Daily Telegraph
“Grooves the size of houses and strolling basslines more regularly found on rap records… it’s difficult to fault their tunes” The Guardian
“Agit -punk-funk… the addition of pulsing synth-lines adds a sort of fin-de-siecle acid-house feel… Radio 4’s political attitude sets them apart” 4/5 The Independent
“A band partying for their right to fight” The Times ‘Eye’
“A militancy worthy of The Clash at their finest….Proper!” NME
“Welding the political aggression of punk on to the rhythms of disco” Arena
“The breakthrough they’ve been looking for” Music Week
“Their most accomplished outing… one of the strongest albums of its kind around” 4/5 DJ
“Mix political anger, dance beats and rock sensibilities in a way not heard since Primal Scream got furious on XTRMNTR” 4/5 Kerrang!