Release ‘Fix the Roads’ video single
Taster of forthcoming Student Wiccans EP (out in March 2014)
Set to tour throughout February and March
Fix the Roads video:
“Pavement like sounds pack a big punch” – NME
“full of dry wit, and bold declarations primarily influenced by Parquet Courts.” DIY
“A dry almost self-mocking humour reminiscent of Steve Malkmus: I love it” – Artrocker
“They have that indie rock je ne sais quoi we’re all on a constant quest for. Rad indeed.” – Gold Flake Paint
“Fill in that massive hole, Radstewart.” – BBC Radio Wales
It’s been a big year for Radstewart, and since playing their first show not a year ago – they’ve seen their self recorded (on a physics department microphone) debut EP sell out, supported Sky Larkin on their UK tour, drawn packed crowds at Green Man, SWN, and Southsea Festival, as well as signing to AIM Small Label of the Year Alcopop! Records…. All the while catching the eye of the likes of Huw Stephens, NME, DIY, Artrocker, XFM and Adam Walton. The sound continually draws those inevitable comparisons with the likes of Pavement, Weezer and Parquet Courts – yet their lo-fi, slacker pop is as fresh as it is irresistible.
Wanting to release a little taster of next March’s forthcoming EP ‘Student Wiccans’ before everyone goes a bit mental over turkey and the like, this is ‘Fix the Roads’ – a brand new song from the record. The adorable video, starring band pal’s Ethan and Mike (now fully grown humans), was made in their gardens in Llanelli, near Swansea at some point in the 90s under the title ‘Jungle Beasts’. Filming duties were split between the two of them and mike’s dad. The music was written some point later on, no doubt with this masterpiece in mind.
Tour dates will be announced in the New Year, but for now you can catch Radstewart at
December 14th – Clwb Ifor Bach w/ Sweat Baboo – Cardiff
December 21st – The Windmill w/ Sam Duckworth – Brixton