On the Horizon: Heavens and Hearts On Fire, The Radio Dept.

About six years ago, Swedish shoegaze sweethearts The Radio Dept. released an LP entitled Lesser Matters. It's lo-fi lulls were conducive of fuzzy nostalgia and outbursts of insomnia and Where Damage Isn't Already Done became the first uncut diamond in the rough of the millennium, largely unnoticed even to this day. Their third record proper, entitled Clinging to a Scheme is scheduled for fruition come the first spring blossoms of April. The hazy, almost musty Motown piano plonks of Heaven's on Fire wound up on the Dots & Dashes hub a handful of weeks ago and have blared out over unworthily tinnitus-like tinny speakers ad infinitum of late. Opening to an anti-capitalist bombast against the exploitation of youth culture and retail-related destruction of "Indie" representing Independent ("People see Rock'n'Roll as youth culture, and when youth culture becomes monopolised by big business, what are the youth to do? Do you have any idea? I think we should destroy the bogus capitalist process that's destroying youth culture..."), Heaven's on Fire erupts in a cacophonous epiphany of smothered vocals and wonderfully wittering lyrics like muffled fireworks brightening up an unparalleled paradisaical sunrise over extraneously exotic rain forests.

Clinging to a Scheme is scheduled for UK release on April 21st. Fingers crossed for dates and perhaps festivals to follow...

The Radio Dept.

The Radio Dept. - Heaven's On Fire by Labrador Records