RA were formed in Malmo in 2012. RA are Simon Minó, Erik Blondell, Felix Mårtensson and Martin Nilsson. RA sound like they have plugged their instruments straight into a small boom box placed on a festival camping in the 80th. Sheets of noise propelled along by dark pounding bass, tribal drumming and guitars that aren’t afraid of feedback, all topped off with the doom-like vocals of prime-time gloom. As you might have guessed they like to dress in black.
Their sound has moved on somewhat from the early Spacemen 3 meets Brian Jonestown Massacre of their 2013 debut EP Bloodline. By the time they’d followed that EP up a year later with their These Days 7”, they had morphed into the band they are now. Much fiercer sounding, with the sort of songs you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley.
After a brief detour into the world of electronic music with their Remixes 12”, featuring a brutal overhaul of Prism by Trentemøller, they are now ready to unveil their debut album, Scandinavia. Recorded by master mind Mathias Oldén and produced and mixed by Joakim Lindberg.