The Radio Field – Other One

On Other One The Radio Field show their softer side, not too remote from Dreampop with a jangly twist. That all without denying their roots in 90s indie pop. Again the band invited friends to collaborate, here Federica from the NYC based Phantom Handshakes adds vocals beamed in from out of the stratosphere – angelic.

What started as the lockdown homerecording project of Lars from Subterfuge now became a decent all-star band with Philipp Breuer (Guitar – Pale), Christoph Schneider (Bass/Vocals – Clayton Farlow/Klee/Soccer/Soap) and Mark Specht (first Subterfuge drummer) joining in. The debut album will follow the singles on August 25th, accompanied by a national tour.

(Longer version of band bio below)

LER0030 (digital)
ISRC DEYR52300111
Airdate 2023-07-07
Label Code 93047


First Press Quotes 

“Klingt so easy, aber solche Tracks muss man erstmal schreiben können!” (KLAUS FIEHE)

“Once the starting gun is off, the guitars twist and turn, opening their jangles into the dreamier realms of the genre. Vocals enter, overlapping one another; you get a deep tone meeting up with angelic notes, intermingling for maximum sweetness. Churning and turning, there’s a nice emphatic close with some added punch, leaving us with the promise that Don’ts and Dos is going to be a banger” (AUSTIN TOWN HALL)

“Eine warme Melodie und bezaubernde Vocals bilden den Rahmen für diesen verträumten Indiepop-Song” (TONSPION)

“They twin all that shimmer with a pretty girl/boy vocal interaction and so I was taken backwards and to the glorious 90’s to a place where the Pale Saints could exist. If one was to distill down the qualities of an indie pop tune I am sure Other One would be a good prototype, upbeat, sweet and as melodic as can be it is just right up our alley.”  (MP3 HUGGER)

I am really enjoying this summer dream pop with jangly vibes. I am looking forward to hearing the full album which should be out later this summer. At least the two singles which are out are promising some great summer indie pop. (START TRACK / Z-TAPES)

Live Dates

05.08.2023 Nürnberg, MonoTon Schallplatten

05.08.2023 Nürnberg, Radio Z

25.08.2023  Cologne, Stereo Wonderland

26.08.2023  Düsseldorf, Datscha


29.09.2023  Kassel, Kulturfabrik Salzmann

30.09.2023  Berlin, Posh Teckel

02.10.2023  Berlin, Radio 1

02.12.2023  Cologne (private event)

16.12.2023  Italy tba

Band Bio (long version)

So here i was in late 2020, the first year of the pandemic. We were in our second lockdown and things at home started becoming more and more a routine. My band Subterfuge had just recently reformed and our album Dots. was in the final stages of recording, where my parts were fully done already. Also for my other, almost life-long project The Modern Air & Space Society on which I had been working for the last 15 years (still to be released) all recordings had been made and I was still waiting for my partner Lomp to create the corresponding comic.

Some say it only takes enough boredom and a musical instrument to create something good. I picked up the guitar much more than usual while the Social Media work for Subterfuge had reminded me a lot of the heyday of my musical socialisation: C86, early Creation, US College Rock. Within a couple of days a handful of songs came out just like this. All shops were closed at the time so I mail-ordered a Rickenbacker 12-string, got the AC30 home from the practice room and started recording those songs. Josephine came with the train one Saturday, sang her angelic backing vocals in the corner between the wall and the wardrobe and my son Gustav added some high notes right in time before he went into his puberty vocal change. And so this was that.

On its release the reactions to Simple EP were close to overwhelming. Not only was there lots of interest and very positive feedback, i was also asked by good friends if we should form a real band out of it. And here we are now with Mark Specht (Drums, founding member of Subterfuge), Christoph Scheider (Bass, former member of Klee, Clayton Farlow, Soap, Soccer) and Philipp Breuer (Lead Guitar, of Pale fame) and myself. With people sharing similar tastes and a musical vision an album full of songs was arranged in no time and recordings were started already at the second rehearsal. From first ideas to a longplayer (album drops in August) in a bit over half a year is an absolute record time in my personal musical story and the result still entails more of myself than any other release before.

Aren’t three musical outlets (I have another postal indie electro band called Quent, which had a break at the time too) enough i was asked. And the answer probably should have been a clear yes. Well, you wouldn’t be reading these lines if I had followed that advice. And hey, isn’t it the silly and superfluous that is the most fun?

(Lars, May 2023)

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Photo 1 Flowers (Suzie Kerstgens)
Photo 2 Flowers (Suzie Kerstgens)
Photo 3 Hazy (Suzie Kerstgens)