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- 01. Back To Me
02. That Other Life
Back to me[engl] debut 45 by Jeff Burke (MARKED MEN, POTENTIAL JOHNS) & his new band! RADIOACTIVITY is the US-counterpart to his (former) japanese band THE NOVICE when he moved back to the US. Not unlike the before mentioned bands you get buzzsaw powerpop punk with the disctinctive singing & songwriting of Jeff. You need a definition of catchy? Any fan of the MARKED MEN and his songs will melt away the exclusive double A-Side Hits! On the B-Side there is a rather dark and rougher song, the expression of an odd anxiety and a state of helplessness about the earthquake/nuclear disaster after years of living in Japan is undoubted part of it. At ALIEN SNATCH! we crossed paths with the REDS and MARKED MEN in 2002 even before their debut album - but this is our first release more than a decade later. This 45 is therefore a very special record and it´s incredibly exciting to have them over in Europe at the end of the month. Accompanied by Mark Ryan and Daniel/Greg of BAD SPORTS turns this into a celebrity hideout. We literally run a bunch of miles in Austin to see their and and only show ast SXSW this year, it exceeded any expectation! So wherever you are, make the trip!
- 7" lim
- EAN 4260119670624
- 01. Erased
Erased[engl] Finally, these are the first RADIOACTIVITY recordings after their 2015 acclaimed SILENT KILL album. "Erased was actually written just after we finished recording that record" Jeff Burke reveals. The song sounds like an evolution of that sound, with a driven riff following the classic Burke's melanchonic melodies. Th B-side, FEAR, goes back into the dark tone of the tough and radioactive Japanese days "It was written in 2011 when I was living there, but only got recorded properly in 2018".
- 7" lim
- 01. Sleep
Sleep / Infected[engl] Jeff Burke has been a solid but yet humble dark pop genius for well over a decade now. Be it with the Marked Men, the Potential Johns, or now Radioactivity and Lost Balloons, he has been penning poppy garage hits at a rate of which most songwriters can only dream on. These two new songs are the long-awaited follow-up to their 2015’ Silent Kill album, but yet they were written way before any other Radioactivity release “I think Sleep was the first song I wrote after the big earthquake in 2011, when I was living in Japan. An aftershock woke me up in the middle of the night” Jeff commented. “The song is is about dealing with the fear of death. First verse is the fear of dying suddenly, too early in life and the second verse is about the fear of dying slowly in old age” Two mid-tempo songs, that he believes somehow didn’t fit the mood of those two previous albums “The negative lyrics of Infected, in particular. I guess it’s about a relationship that was too one-sided to succeed… These two songs always felt like a set to me. I didn't want to use them on albums because I thought they sounded better as a single” And finally here they are! You can call it Punk-Rock, you can call it Garage-Punk: this is Burke’s songwriting to the top, combining grinding guitars, a lo-fi yet vibrant sound, and a unique and distinctive bittersweet singing. It’s no wonder this is one of the best and most loved bands going on right now.
- 7" lim