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Approved: The Radio Dept

By | Published on Monday 22 June 2015

The Radio Dept

Now, you might have thought that their 2011 singles compilation sounded the death knell for The Radio Dept. It certainly looked like they’d fizzled out, with no new releases following and the live shows eventually tailing off. But a change is as good as a rest, they say, and The Radio Dept seem to have had both.

Last year, they returned with their first new single for four years, ‘Death To Fascism’, which saw them make a sharp change of direction into electronic music, built around a sample of Yugoslavian activist Stjepan Filipović. Then last week they released a new EP, ‘Occupied’, which further expands on that new sound.

The EP’s seven minute title track is a downbeat house number, pulling between trying to make you dance and trying to make you sit down and have a good think about what you’re doing with your life.

Listen to ‘Occupied’ here: