Orangerie @ Botanique - Brussels (be) + The Germans
The Radio Dept. have just finished their 4th full-length album, Running out of Love.
An album about life in Sweden in 2016 and how their society seems to be in regression on so many levels. 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.
In the summer of 2014, ideas and a concept for Running out of Love started to come together and the single Death to Fascism, now too old to be included, was the first effort towards the new album. Later, more new songs started to appear. The court case (they have been caught up in a lengthy legal battle with our record label and publisher) is taken care of in Occupied, the Swedish weapon and arms industry 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, mainly because it was created in a sense of deep frustration over the reactionary currents which characterize our time.