- What inspired the name of the band and what are your influences?
When We started The Radio Broadcast in 2008/2009 MySpace was the biggest social media site. Our Primary objective was to come up with a band name that wasnt already on MySpace. We had several names that we came up with that were not names on MySpace and that would have worked out but nothing stuck with us like The Radio Broadcast. Imagine you are flipping through your music lybrary and you come across The Radio Broadcast. You tune in to listen and at that point We (The Radio Broadcast) become your radio and you are listening to our broadcast and thus The Radio Broadcast.
There is a lot of inspiration and musical influence to be found in the world and for us as far a music goes there are two major electronic groups that have stuck out the most and helped shape our minds to develope the sounds of The Radio Broadcast and that would be Crystal Castles and INNERPARTYSYSTEM. We love the DIY approach IPS takes when it comes to stage lighting and we love their heavy and raw electronic feel. With CC they come across sort of mysterious. We love their punk attitude in the electronic scene. We reallylike their lofi gritty electronic sounds. We study these bands and many others to try and better ourselves as a band. We try to align our selves with similar sounding artists but we do our best to remind our selves that other bands and musicians are just like you and I and to tune into them as a reference or inspiration and not as a guide. But as crazy as life can get it is always a good idea to take a step back and take a little time out and emerce yourself in nature and tune in to the frequencies of the planet, clear your mind, and realign yourself. Once your mind is clear and your body is well tuned it will be a lot easier for your creative ideas to flow into more comprehensive complete ideas.
- How do you approach songwriting? Are there any themes that you are keen to explore when you start off?
We do not have any themes or certain topics when creating. We dont want to be stuck or limited to a topic. We create with what ever comes to mind and it all just kind happens when inspiration hits. We dont have any set musical scheduel when it comes to te creative process and we dont have any certain set guidelines or formula that works. When the time is right the lyrics flow and the music grows.
Kristin writes the lyrics and some times she has several things already written and they just happen to work with a track that we are curently working on or something that has been sitting. Other times she listens to the music we are currently working on or working with and words just start to flow. As far as instrumentals or the actual bulk or meat of the track they are always written independently from the lyrics. We havent ever written a piece based on lyrics. Michael writes a vast majority of the music or insrumentals and there isnt any certain set of guidelines here to follow either. We both write what we feel when the time is right.
- Why do you write the sort of music that you do?
We create with what we know. We do not know how to play string instruments oher than a piano and we do not know how to play brass or woodwind instruments either.
We know electronic instruments and percussion. So with what what we know we write what comes naturally.
- How do you decide what songs to perform live and how do you transpose them into that live setting?
Everything we create is created with the intent to play live.
Certain songs may have parts that are sampled and set to loop when we perform live and certain songs are all created live but our live performance is not based on what songs we can or cannot play live because everything we create is intended to be played live.
- What are your plans for the future?
We are currently working on a full length album at the moment that we are hoping to release by the end of summer. We also have some videos in the works as well as a small tour planned for latter in the year.