Friday, 22 July 2011
Radio INK are living proof that good things do come out of 5am Myspace exchanges! When DJs Dic Money and Ronny Clark saw Miss S singing in a nightclub, they knew they’d found their ‘princess of the dance floor’. Cue several Myspace chats and, boom, a new Australian electro-pop sensation was born – Radio INK.
Rocket is the Sydney trio’s brand new single – the first off their debut EP which will be released on Friday 5 August. Following the hugely successful release of three independent singles, Wish U Were Here, Give Me What U Got and Physical, Rocket is a hook-driven, dance-pop crossover smash.
Written by Radio INK, Rocket was produced by New York-based Diamond Cut (Rich Sanford). The accompanying video was shot in a non-air conditioned basement during Sydney’s record-breaking heat wave. Under the creative guidance of well-known indie film director James Demitri, Rocket: The Video is an alien-inspired clip which includes an extended short film ‘space odyssey’ version for Radio INK’s YouTube channel.
“For fans of Sneaky Sound System, The Presets and all other electro-pop sensations stemming from down under, rejoice! You’ve got a new name to add to your playlists.” MuuMuse 2010 (The Hype Machine)
Radio INK’s debut EP – Rocket - includes White Flags, Heartbreaker, Number 1 and extended remixes of Rocket from fellow dance-floor favourites including Moonchild [Sydney, Aust.], Bit Funk [Chicago, USA], Koobra [Helsinki, Finland], Punches [Brooklyn, USA] and Neon Workout [Sweden].
Together since 2009, the band’s debut single which was released the same year, Wish U Were Here, received support from the national Hot30 Countdown, Take 40 Australia, Video Hits and Rage. The band was chosen to star in Vodafone’s Blackberry national TV campaign with MTV’s Ruby Rose to launch their second single, Give Me What U Got (later chosen as the 2010 NA2R winner by Commercial Radio Australia).
Radio INK’s third single, Physical, was the #1 Most Added Track to radio across Australia in December 2010. The single spent six weeks in the Top 10 Independent Charts and seven weeks in the iTunes Dance Chart. Physical received national airplay on Nova, Today and MIX FM networks while the video aired heavily on Video Hits, MTV and Rage.
In March 2011, Radio INK performed to Australian and international troops in Afghanistan.Link to Rocket: The Video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZvexqMNaRM
Radio INK are managed by Jake Challenor and George Said, BillyBlueMusic.
Rocket has been serviced to radio this week and is available digitally on Friday 5 August.
For further press information please contact:
Angela Ceberano – Director, Flourish PR
Phone: 03 9092 8445
Mobile: 0419 774 067