The arrival of dream pop exponents The Radio Dept. to Seoul this June 27 should be greeted with some fanfare by those eager to get a more alternative sound into this summer’s music festival scene. With influences as diverse as Joy Division, Pet Shop Boys and Kraftwerk, the Swedish three-piece is showcasing its upcoming fourth album with new singles ‘This Repeated Sodomy’ and ‘Death to Fascism’ as well as performing an extensive back catalogue that features tracks we’ve all heard of but perhaps always struggled to place. First signed to Labrador Records back in 2001, the band received particular acclaim for 2005 debut offering ‘Lesser Matters’ and 2010’s ‘Clinging to a Scheme’ as well as supplying 3 tracks for Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film Marie Antoinette. More recently, the band also had a track featured on teen tear-jerker The Fault in Our Stars.
The band has been focused on touring in recent years, with Europe, North and South America all featured on its ever-increasing touring list. The band’s first visit to Seoul is bound to have all those clamouring for some neatly made pop with a typical dose of Scandinavian melancholia would be well-advised to check it out.
Groove Korea has four pairs of tickets to give away (at KRW66,000 each) for its gig at the Hana Tour V-Hall in Hongdae on Monday June 27. To get involved, answer the question below (also on Groove’s Facebook site) and send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org . The closing date is June 20. The four correct entries will be picked at random. Good luck!
What Sofia Coppola film featured tracks by the band?
Check out http://www.theradiodept.com/ or https://supercolorsuper.com/2016/04/10/the-radio-dept2016/ for more information on the group.