Thursday, April 21, 2011

Radio Days - Italy's Charming Powerpop

Radio Days is like a new millenium redux of the melodic Beatles sound with a dash of punk and a heavy dose of Italian charisma...buonissimo!

Made up of four Italiani, Radio Days came to be in 2003 as a side project of the Retarded - a popular Italian punk rock band. They were immediately hailed as the premier Powerpop group of Italy, renowned for an energetic and entertaining live show.

They had crossover success with their release of the Midnight Cemetery Rendezvous EP with Insubordination Records of Baltimore, USA. The EP was critically acclaimed and gave Radio Days the chance to play 70 shows around Italy and Europe, playing internationally at big festivals such as Purple Weekend in Leòn, Spain, International Pop Overthrow in Liverpool, UK, Lee Rocks in Firenze and Pop Circus in Milano in Italy.

In march 2010 Radio Days hit the studio to record their second album C'est La Vie, and released the project in Italy and the US later that year, both digitally and on vinyl.

Here is the latest music video from that's hard not to love these guys with their sweet melodies, charming personality, and next-level creativity. Check it out...

1 comment:

  1. The CRY! is not fu**ing around! We are taking over see. You mugs better get it right or you’ll be on a one way train to Pallukaville! We ARE simply the BEST new POWER POP band in the World (seriously)!! (we are willing to prove it to you!).

    Ok, enough hyperbole, but really The CRY! is the real deal. To save you time we have put everything you need to know below…..

    FREE DOWNLOAD OF ALBUM (please don’t share):

    Our Website: (with links to Facebook & Reverbnation)

    CD Reviews:

I AM Entertainment Magazine:
    Pop Geek Heaven:

    Now This ROCKS!:
    Faster & Louder:
    Vibrator Buzz:
    Power Pop Overdose:

    Power Popaholic:

    Live Performance Reviews:
    DAVID BASH, The IPO Festival 2011: " if this is the wave of the future, I hope they ride it for many years to come!"
    STEVEN GARCIA, Something Fierce review (10/7/2011): "Check out this radical band of young kids called The CRY from Portland. Played with these dudes, and they were doing full-on three part harmonies, being masters of melody while channeling Exploding Hearts, and punching holes right through walls...I didn't see it, but I bet they could punch out a core sample with their bare hands. However it goes, good things will come from them."
    TIM BASARBA, Nada Mucho 2011: 
"These kids from the PDX get my vote as the "next big thing" to come out of the Northwest. A perfect fusion of doo-wop, pop and punk translates onstage with a “beyond their years” skill set and unrivaled, cohesive camaraderie."- 

    CHRISTOPHER PETERS, Venue Promoter 2011:"The Band played with so much energy that the stage literally came apart and the show had to be temporarily stopped to put it back together!.”