Whereas the three brothers who comprise Radkey are nonetheless fairly younger, the Missouri band has been churning out punk rock for greater than a decade now.
Through the years, Radkey have performed high-profile gigs with the likes of Foo Fighters, Jack White, and The Offspring, amongst others, and have garnered some well-earned buzz for his or her albums and EPs. That mentioned, the trio could be very a lot a DIY band, working independently, with no label.
Heavy Consequence caught up with brothers Isaiah Radke (bass), Dee Radke (lead vocals, guitar), and Solomon Radke (drums) on the 2022 Louder Than Life competition in Louisville. Within the video above, they speak about their current single “Better Than This” and progress on a brand new album. The trio additionally talk about the present punk scene, what’s it’s been like touring and taking part in reveals with a few of their musical heroes, and the foremost affect that the College of Rock film and soundtrack had on them as children.
“We grew up on The Offspring, Foo Fighters, and Jack White, those were huge for us,” mentioned Isaiah of the big-name acts they’ve gotten to open for previously. “To get their approval was really crazy for us. That was really cool. That was a like a dream come true.”
As for the present punk and rock scene, Isaiah commented, “I’m really feeling great about how rock music seems to be spreading to a broader amount of people … and I feel like the scene is a lot more welcoming, as well.”
The brothers’ father, Matt Radke, launched them to rock music early on, with Dee recalling, “We grew up listening to our dad’s music collection. He brought back School of Rock, and that had a lot of the stuff that we grew up listening to, packaged in that one movie. It just was a super-inspiring movie, and I feel like that really influenced us.”
Isaiah added, “We were really able to dig into dad’s collection, and then start a band, and had a really great example from Jack Black.”
Radkey have a string of tour dates on their schedule, starting with a present Tuesday night time (March seventh) in Oklahoma Metropolis, adopted by Albuquerque, New Mexico (March ninth) and Phoenix, Arizona (March eleventh), plus a few late April gigs in Nebraska. Sustain with their tour dates and choose up tickets right here.
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