RADICALS is an Indie Rock band making waves in Sydney, Australia. Although they’ve just been together a little over a year, the band has already created quite a buzz Down Under. With dozens of sold-out live shows under their collective belt they have earned a reputation as a must-see live act, as both a headliner and in support of bands like; Ruby Fields, The Dead Love, Loser and many more. The Australian press has taken note as well, featuring the group on some of the country’s most respected blogs and publications.
Since their debut, the band has released four singles. Each song has connected with tens of thousands of fans around the globe. “Stay” is the latest single from RADICALS, released worldwide on April 30, 2021. With its catchy vocal hook and edgy Grunge-fueled guitar crunch, the track is an excellent showcase for the band’s unique mix of Pop sensibilities and Rock & Roll abandon.
The song opens with an infectious 80’s-style Alt/Pop bounce as vocalist Brandon Wade ponders the status of a troubled love affair. In the chorus the track’s tight and tidy riff explodes into a fabulous mess of crash cymbals and fuzz tone guitar. Wade pleads, “Please stay with me, I need you,” as Myles Harrison (Drums), Nick Karim (Bass) bang out a Seattle-worthy Rock groove.
Check out the video for “Stay” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. We had the chance to chat with RADICALS frontman Brandon Wade. Read his answers to our 8 questions. And follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the band. Get on their socials and get in the loop on all of the new music coming from these fast rising Aussie rockers.
8 Questions with Brandon Wade of RADICALS
Where are you from?
How long have you been making music?
It will be 2 years this November!
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
Brandon Wade (Vocals/Guitar), Myles Harrison (Drums), Nick Karim (Bass
Who are your biggest musical influences?
All the usual suspects in the genre we play and some newer acts who we think are amazing: Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Highly Suspect, The Vines, Silverchair.
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
Wow, this is a great question. We’re all into very different things that I think influence our music and attitude to it in some way. Myles is very into art and food, Nick is very into cars and skating and I’m really into sport and reading.
What inspired you to create this project?
That love and passion for music has always been there for everyone in the band, but seeing other acts live really kicked us up the ass to get up and do something about it.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
We’re about 2 weeks away from finishing up our first EP, so we’re really excited to get that out. Besides that just a bunch of touring, playing as many shows as we can, new merch and hopefully better music!
Is there anything else you would like to say?
Thank you for taking the time to talk to us and share our story/music. We really appreciate it man!