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The Radio Dept announce new album Running Out Of Love

By | Published on Thursday 28 July 2016

The Radio Dept

The Radio Dept have announced their first album since 2010. Titled ‘Running Out Of Love’, it is inspired by the changing social political landscape in their native Sweden, which also seemingly reflects what is happening in the wider world.

“[It is] an album about life in Sweden in 2016 and how our society seems to be in regression on so many levels”, say the band in a statement. “Politically, intellectually, morally… It’s an album about all the things that are moving in the wrong direction. It’s about the impatience that turns into anger, hate and ultimately withdrawal and apathy when love for the world and our existence begins to falter”.

The album will be their final record for Labrador Records, against whom they launched an unsuccessful lawsuit over the terms of their contract after the release of last long player ‘Clinging To A Scheme’. Last year’s track ‘Occupied’, which features on the album, is about the court case, while “the Swedish weapon and arms industry [is covered] in ‘Swedish Guns’ and ‘We Got Game’ is about the proud police tradition of protecting Nazis and racists, whilst at the same time using brutal violence against opposing groups of protesters”.

“‘Running Out Of Love’ has moulded itself into a rather dystopian album”, the band conclude, perhaps slightly unnecessarily. “Mainly because it was created in a sense of deep frustration over the reactionary currents which characterise our time”.

The album is due for release on 21 Oct. Listen to ‘Occupied’ here: