June 13, 2014

Radkey introduce themselves to Canada at The Garrison

Don't forget to enter One in Ten Words' Riot Fest contest. Win a pair of weekend passes to see Radkey and all the other amazing artists appearing at Riot Fest Toronto September 6-7. Contest details here.

I caught Radkey's aggressive, energy-packed show when they opened for the incredible Blood Red Shoes at The Garrison in Toronto. They're a fast, punky power trio from Missouri that feature crunchy power chords, relentless bass and drums, and attitude-filled vocals, all delivered at a high tempo.  This show was their first Canadian show.
I think that Radkey suffer from what a lot of lesser known bands face when they're opening a show. They were expecting to be largely ignored. They weren't expecting us to stand up. They weren't expecting us to approach the stage. Well, Toronto audiences may have a rep for being laid back and sometimes too cool and for talking through shows, but Radkey got a welcome surprise when the audience approached the stage and grooved to their punky tunes.
They played a solid set that didn't let up on the energy. Check out their tunes below. The next time these guys play Toronto there will be a pit of mayhem in front of them. Mark my words.
They even did a cover of The Misfits "Last Caress". Cool.

They've got two EPs out if you dig what you hear here:

"Romance Dawn"

"Start Freaking Out"

"Feed My Brain"

"Pretty Things"

"Cat and Mouse"


They're in Toronto again for Riot Fest on September 6-7. Don't forget to enter my Riot Fest ticket giveaway.