Band of the Day

2015.04.09

RA

Sheets of noise propelled along by dark pounding bass, tribal drumming and guitars
Can you see the stars tonight? Which one will be your home? When you are reborn you have to cut right through the light.
lyrics from The Void

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.