the radio dept

NEWS: The Radio Dept. return with new album ‘Running Out of Love’ in October

Cult Swedish dreampop band The Radio Dept. have announced that they’ll be releasing a brand new record, Running Out of Love, on 21st October via Labrador Records.  The 10-track collection will be the band’s first new album for six years, following on from the critically acclaimed Clinging to a Scheme, and only the band’s fourth effort overall.

Alongside the announcement, the band made a lengthy statement about the record:  “We have just finished our fourth full-length album, Running Out Of Love.  An album about life in Sweden in 2016 and how our society seems to be in regression on so many levels.  Politically, intellectually, morally…It’s an album about all the things that are moving in the wrong direction.  It’s about the impatience that turns into anger, hate and ultimately withdrawal and apathy when love for the world and our existence begins to falter.”

They also talked about the effect that legal issues had on the making of the LP:  “For the third time in a row we have made two albums instead of one.  After constant touring for a couple of years after our latest release, Clinging To A Scheme, we started writing and recording an album that we later decided to scrap.  As some of you might be aware, we have been caught up in a lengthy legal battle with our record label and publisher.  We took a pause from releasing singles and EPs and instead spent our time hanging out with friends, working odd jobs and just loafing around.  Ultimately we lost the court case but still managed to reach an agreement with the record company that gave us the motivation to create music again.”

They continued: “Running Out Of Love has moulded itself into a rather dystopian album, mainly because it was created in a sense of deep frustration over the reactionary currents which characterize our time.”

Listen to ‘Heaven’s on Fire’ from Clinging to a Scheme below.

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