INTERVIEW: Radionaut

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We’ve been good, Thanks.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “The Dark Side”?

It’s one of the first tracks we wrote for this album, and it gives a good intro to our sound and style as a band. The Dark Side is metaphor for that rough, dangerous part of you, that feels good to let out of the cage every once a while.  The track came together pretty quickly in just a couple two hour sessions.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

We were working on a pretty heavy melody, and at the same time I was reading Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde, which depicts that inner struggle that I feel we all go thru at some point in our lives, be it addiction, depression, failure, etc. and the ability or inability to pull thru it.

Any plans to release a video to go along with the song?

Definitely, and we are currently shopping around for production. Anyone you recommend?

The single comes off your new self-titled album – why name it after the band?

We had some thoughts on other titles, but being our first album it just seemed to make sense. These songs are a collection of our first years together as a band and says a lot about who we are.

How was the recording and writing process?

We’ve been writing and refining this album for the past 2-3 years. Its definitely been fun along the way, but its also been grueling at times.  Scraping along the LA club circuit, we’ve taken a lot wrong turns, but ultimately we were fortunate to have people who believed in us, and we found a great sound engineer in Derek O’Brien of D.O’B. Studios in Santa Fe Springs. There we were able to finally put the finishing touches on it.

How do you blend all your musical influences together?

Our writing style is very collective amongst the four of us. We each bring something a little different to the table. Aaron and Anthony are from a Metal background, and Diego and myself bring more of the Rock and Blues sound to the equation. We’ll jam on a track together for a bit and each bring ideas to the table. From there we go by feeling, and once it all comes together it has the Radionaut sound.   

This being a self-titled album, can we expect all the lyrics be fully personal?

Yes and no. In a way they are all personal, but some are more reflections on society and events while others are more introspective.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes. We are currently mapping out a summer tour across our band’s LA home and covering Southern California in support of the album. Then we plan to hit the road this fall and start touring.

What else is happening next in Radionaut’s world?

A lot of writing and recording. We love performing live and will be busy with shows and getting on tour, but we’re also always writing new music. Look for more singles coming your way soon.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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