“’Spiders’ is a song about a character in the anime ‘Hunter X Hunter’ who’s on a quest for revenge on the group that killed his family,” states Isaiah Radkey on the inspiration behind the track. “We’re pretty big into anime and stuff like that so whenever we see one that we really love, we feel a strong need to write a song about it.”
The band will be kicking off their European tour tomorrow starting in London and will wrap the tour on 06 February in Stockholm. The dates will include a mixture of support slots with WIZO as well as a handful of headline shows. Radkey spent a majority of 2018 touring with artists such as Jack White, The Damned, Descecndants, and more.
‘Spiders‘ follows a string of releases the band has put out in 2018 such as ‘Rock And Roll Homeschool’, ‘St. Elwood’, ‘Basement‘, and most recently the release track ‘Junes‘.
Radkey partnered with MasterCard in January this past year for its #StartSomethingPriceless campaign featuring SZA. The campaign included a docuseries that premiered on The Ellen DeGeneres Show while commercials aired during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards televised broadcast. Radkey joined five other artists on a cover of Bo Diddley’s ‘Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover‘, the theme song for the campaign.
As pre-teens growing up in small-town Saint Joseph, Mo., brothers Darrion “Dee,” Isaiah and Soloman Radke enrolled in rock ‘n’ roll high school as their ticket out of Nowheresville. The brothers played their first show opening for Fishbone in 2011 and haven’t looked back since. In 2013, the “Cat & Mouse” and “Devil Fruit” EPs took Radkey from sweaty backroom punk gigs to storming the UK’s Download Festival and Riotfest in the U.S. In 2015, enlisted Arctic Monkeys producer/mixer Ross Orton to producer their debut record, “Delicious Rock Noise“Radkey. The result was an across-the-board detonation of several shades of rock, punk and wild abandon – and riffs, riffs, riffs.
Having kicked off 2018 with new music, Radkey‘s sound has continued to expand and mature, reflected in the sleek guitar and growing bass on their new tracks ‘Not Smart‘, ‘Basement‘ and ‘St. Elwood‘. It’s a testament to the future of music, and the band is primed for rock and roll glory.
RADKEY TOUR DATES – with WIZO
11/01 – London, United Kingdom – Dingwalls^
12/01 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Night People^
13/01 – Cardiff, United Kingdom – The Globe^
15/01 – Dusseldorf, Germany – zakk – Zentrum fur Aktion
16/01 – Koln, Germany – Live Music Hall
19/01 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Rotown^
21/01 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Kleine Zaal^
22/01 – Hannover-nordstadt, Germany – Faust
23/01 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
24/01 – Berlin, Germany – Astra Kulturhaus
25/01 – Leipzig, Germany – Werk2
26/01 – Dresden, Germany – Kraftwerk Mittle Dresden
29/01 – Wolfsburg, Germany – Hallenbad
30/01 – Osnabruck, Germany – Rosenhof GmbH
31/01 – Bremen, Germany – Schlachthof
01/02 – Rostock, Germany – MAUClub
02/02 – Kiel, Germany – Max
04/02 – Kobenhavn V, Denmark^
06/02 – Stockholm, Sweden – Nalen-Klubb^
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