With instant comparisons drawn against early Nirvana, RADICALS are quickly making a name for themselves as hot up and comers in the Australian music scene. Within months of forming the trio already have Sold Out shows under their belt as well as having supported acts like Ruby Fields, LOSER, Fripps & Fripps and The Dead Love. Known for their loud and energetic live sets, RADICALS are a band you won't want to sleep on...
Q - Tell us a bit about RADICALS - where in Australia are you from and how long have you been together as a band?
We’re all based in Sydney. We’ve been a band for roughly about 8 months, so not too long at all.
Q - You’ve been compared to early Nirvana, have they been a big influence on you? What bands did you grow up listening to?
Yes definitely, they’ve had a massive influence on us as a band. We all grew up listening to a wide variety of acts, Brandon (lead singer, guitarist) was all about Nirvana, Alice In Chains and heaps of metal, Myles (Drums) was listening to acts like the Arctic Monkeys and the Kooks, while Nick (Bass) was listening to basically a shit tonne of Jimi Hendrix and any kind of artist that was just way ahead of their time.
Q - What’s on your playlist right now? Who would you love to collaborate with?
Definitely a lot of Highly Suspect, and they’d be the ones we’d definitely want to collaborate with. We cover at least one of their songs every time we play a show live. They have some absolute bangers. But besides that there's a lot of stuff anywhere from Travis Scott to Slipknot to Jimi Hendrix to The Doors.
Q - Have you been able to play any live shows this year in Australia because of Covid 19? If not, how are coping not being able play?
We were luckily able to play a show up in QLD at the very start of the year and one in our hometown with the Dead Love just before COVID-19 really hit. So we’re glad we got to sneak a few shows in. We did have to cancel our biggest headline show to date though which was looking to be around 300-350 people, so that sucks. But we’ll be rescheduling as soon as everything's back to normal.
Q - What’s been your most memorable gig so far?
Probably our first show. We played about 15 minutes from where we all live and managed to sell the show out. We were also able to bring our good mates down from QLD to come play with us so yeah, it was pretty special. Everyone had a blast.
Q - Your debut ‘Stay’ has made an impact - What’s your next move? Is there an album in the making?
Yeah we’re still pretty shocked how well its done so far, but right now we’re just focused on the new single and hopefully heading back into the studio to record another single before the end of the year and then an EP.
Q - Your new single ‘Call’ is fantastic - tell us a bit about making the video!
Thank you so much! The music video was definitely a handful to try and pull together. We basically just drew up a blueprint of who we wanted to sing what lines and then how many videos we’d need of people drinking to fill in the gaps hahaha. It was a pain to pull together but definitely worth it in the end.
Watch the video for 'Call' here - needless to say, it all gets a bit messy!!
We also featured 'Call' on our latest Tunebubble promo - take a look!