“Radkey my new favourite band & will be yours too soon!” – Zane Lowe
“They’re about to rival Pond as purveyors of the best riffs in modern rock.” – NME
Welcome to the world of Radkey. A trio of teenage brothers from Missouri, mid-west America, whose blend of driving rock ‘n’ roll and incendiary punk have caused a stir both sides of the pond this year.
After storming SXSW 2013 with a couple of show-stopping performances, guitar wielding vocalist Dee Radke, bassist Isaiah Radke (who also shares vocal duties) and drummer Solomon Radke are about to play their first UK shows this month, and release their stunning debut limited vinyl release, the “Cat & Mouse” EP on 15th July. Stream it above, video below
Championed by BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, Radkey are bringing riffs that tower above and beyond their collective years. Lead track and debut single, “Cat & Mouse” features an infectious opening riff and vocal that’ll both mesmerise and haunt in equal pleasures. With a sound that’s up there with the likes of Danzig, The Misfits and The Ramones, this trio play fast and pack a catchy punch with the urgency of a band that are doing this for the here and now.
The three brothers have been cutting their teeth for a couple of years in Kansas City and beyond. Home schooled their entire lives, their father, Matt, is able to drive them around the country to and from shows making sure no opportunity is left unturned.
Alongside slaying stages in their wake, Dee is learning to read and write Japanese and absolutely hates milk, Isaiah is a movie addict and king of all first-person shooter video games, whilst Solomon, the youngest of the trio, hates all flying insects that can sting, but he loves beef jerky, spicy food and can beat anyone at Halo.
This month the band will be leaving the US for the first time ever to bring their furious live show to the UK. Make sure you catch Radkey’s debut UK performance at Download Festival on Sunday June 16th at the Red Bull Stage and their debut, headline London show at The Barfly on the 19th June.