St. Joseph punk-rock brothers Radkey are premiering their newest track “P.A.W.”
“‘P.A.W.’ is a song mostly about ‘Redlining’ and how shitty it feels to be considered less than others. It’s about the times when you’re reminded of that fact. The feeling that you’re always being watched,” states Isaiah Radke on the inspiration behind the track.
“P.A.W.” follows the trio’s previous releases “Spiders”, “Rock And Roll Homeschool”, “St. Elwood”, “Basement”, and “Junes“. Each release is part of a waterfall bundle called No Strange Cats.
Radkey partnered with MasterCard in January 2018 for #StartSomethingPriceless campaign featuring SZA. The campaign included a docuseries that premiered on The Ellen DeGeneres Show while commercials aired during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards televised broadcast. Radkey joined five other artists on a cover of Bo Diddley’s “Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover,” the theme song for the campaign. Stream the “Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover” remix HERE.
As pre-teens growing up in small-town Saint Joseph, Mo., brothers Darrion “Dee,” Isaiah and Soloman Radke enrol led in rock ‘n’ roll high school as their ticket out of Nowheresville. The brothers played their first show opening for Fishbone in 2011 and haven’t looked back since. In 2013, the Cat & Mouse and Devil Fruit EPs took Radkey from sweaty backroom punk gigs to storming the UK’s Download Festival and Riotfest in the U.S. In 2015, Radkey enlisted Arctic Monkeys producer/mixer Ross Orton to producer their debut record, ‘Delicious Rock Noise’. The result was an across-the-board detonation of several shades of rock, punk and wild abandon – and riffs, riffs, riffs. Having kicked off 2018 with new music, Radkey’s sound has continued to expand and mature, reflected in the sleek guitar and growing bass on their new tracks “Not Smart,” “Basement” and “St. Elwood.” It’s a testament to the future of music, and the band is primed for rock and roll glory.
RADKEY TOUR DATES
March 22 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
March 23 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
March 26 – Greenville, SC – Radio Room
March 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
April 5 – West Dundee, IL – RocHaus
May 26 – Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling Festival*