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INTRODUCING SYNTHPOP BAND THE RADIO BROADCAST
May 10, 2019
HI THERE THANKS FOR ANSWERING SOME QUESTIONS FOR US.
Hey not a problem! Thank You for having us!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM/ PROJECT?
Our latest EP "ARRIVED" is something that our friends and fans have been asking about for a long time and something that we have been pushing for for a long time. This EP encapsulates several styles of electronic music. A little bit of synthwave and synthpop mixed with some 8bit sounds into a little bit of gritty witch house constructive is developed because we are not tuned in to the correct frequency. We aren't listening to what's out there. But not to say the time was lost.
WHAT INSPIRED ANY CENTRAL THEMES ON THE ALBUM?
There is a lot of inspiration and musical influence to be found in the world and for us as far a music goes there are two major electronic groups that have stuck out the most and helped shape our minds to develop the sounds of The Radio Broadcast and that would be Crystal Castles and INNERPARTYSYSTEM. We love the DIY approach IPS takes when it comes to stage lighting and we love their heavy and raw electronic feel. With CC they come across sort of mysterious. We love their punk attitude in the electronic scene. We really like their lofi gritty electronic sounds. We study these bands and many others to try and better ourselves as a band. We try to align ourselves with similar sounding artists but we do our best to remind ourselves that other bands and musicians are just like you and I and to tune into them as a reference or inspiration and not as a guide. But as crazy as life can get it is always a good idea to take a step back and take a little time out and immerse yourself in nature and tune in to the frequencies of the planet, clear your mind, and realign yourself. Once your mind is clear and your body is well tuned it will be a lot easier for your creative ideas to flow into more comprehensive complete ideas.
HOW LONG DID YOU SPEND RECORDING?
Recording definitely took a lot longer than we had planned. All together it took us about 2 years. We live a very busy life musically and personally. Every time we would schedule time off for recording something would happen either another show opportunity popped up or something personal came about. Our Next album is already more than halfway complete so we hope it won't take two years to finish the next one.
HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT THE SONGWRITING PROCESS?
It all just kind happens when inspiration hits. We don't have any set musical schedule when it comes to the creative process and we don't have any certain set guidelines or formula that works. When the time is right the lyrics flow and the music grows. Kristin writes the lyrics and sometimes she has several things already written and they just happen to work with a track that we are currently working on or something that has been sitting. Other times she listens to the music we are currently working on or working with and words just start to flow. As far as instrumentals or the actual bulk or meat of the track they are always written independently from the lyrics. We haven't ever written a piece based on lyrics. Michael writes a vast majority of the music or instrumentals and there isn't any certain set of guidelines here to follow either. We both write what we feel when the time is right.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE TRACK FROM THE ALBUM?
Yes! Our favorite track is "Broken Dreams". The sound of Broken Dreams is something we were aiming for for a while. We are very pleased with the song and have many more similar soundtracks coming on our next album
HOW DID YOU FORM THE BAND?
We met in a tattoo shop in Ohio 2005 and started playing music together in 2008 and formed TRB in 2009. Michael grew up playing drums in punk bands and Kristin grew up playing the piano but at the time when we met neither of us were involved in anything musically. We had both wanted to create our own punk band but realized after purchasing a guitar neither of us knew how to play nor had the time or patience to learn so we stuck with what we knew, drums and keys. Over the years our sound and style has changed along with the overall setup of the equipment we use. Our style is always evolving
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ANYONE STARTING OUT?
Stay strong and don't get discouraged! There is a lot out there to keep you distracted. Don't worry about what the next band is doing just keep doing you!
WHAT IS NEXT?
We have a New album we have been working on that we would like to release by the end of summer beginning of fall. We also have a couple videos we are working on and a tour planned for latter in the year.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD -
There are so many people that try to fit in or do what the rest are doing because "I guess thats what im supposed to do". No. Wrong. Try again. Live Your Life for You! Do what You want to do not what they want you to do. Whatever it is that makes you happy Live in it and Love it! You get one chance to be the best you that you can be and there is only one of you. Do be like the rest be like you.