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The Radio Dept live at Bush Hall

Swedish shoegaze-pop band, one of their country’s best groups, coming to the UK

Thu 20th May 2010, 07:30pm – 11:30pm

Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7LJ

Category: Music


The Radio Dept. was formed by Elin Almered and Johan Duncanson when they were in school together in the late 90s. The name was taken from a gas station/radio repairer in their hometown of Lund in Sweden, which had a large sign with the name 'Radioavdelningen' (or, 'The Radio Department' in Swedish) hanging outside the shop. Elin and Johan hung out with people who, if they didn't play music, were into photo, film, art and the likes, and so 'the Radio Dept.' seemed a fitting name for a department of their own among their friends' activities.

The Radio Dept.’s debut album Lesser Matters, released in the spring of 2003, was an underground success internationally, and the buzz about the band grew with the release of Pet Grief in 2006. Their latest album, Clinging to a Scheme, came out at the end of last month.

Support comes from the excellent Team Ghost, the electronic group from France led by former M83 man Nicolas Fromageau.

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