Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Radio Rejects

In a world where punk itself seems to change definition more times than most people change their minds, Radio Rejects stick to the true definition of the genre. Influenced by old skool 4-Chord and 90s skate punk, they push the ideology in declaring it’s all about fun and, dare we say, rad times. 

Since they formed in 2018, Radio Rejects has toured Australia’s east coast, playing alongside the local punk rock community and international luminaries such as Booze and Glory (UK), The Creepshow (Canada) and The Jet Boys (Japan). Last year saw the release of their 2-track Dadcore Demos, leading us up to ‘The Greatest’ – That was written by frontman Smith about how being a “rad dad” is the greatest job in the world, of all things!

This Spring they released ‘The Greatest’, a single intended as an anthemic, feel good punk rock gem that will give you a reason to smile in the gloomy world we began waking up to. You can stream and buy that single from Riot Records by clicking here, and also watch the video for right here at RAMzine.

Radio Rejects now follow that up with their new single ‘Monsters’. It was written as an anti-bullying song by Radio Rejects singer Smith. At a young age he was bullied and picked on a lot, over the years this ended up with him developing some inner demons and mental health issues.

These issues contributed to him being somewhat of an introvert and shy, and was often mistaken as being arrogant, when the truth is, his inner head space would cause him to think people didn’t like him without giving them a chance to prove otherwise. This gave off an impression of him being cold. The song focuses on the long term effects bullying can cause, and as in a lot of cases, the people you consider to be monsters were made over the years of being treated like garbage.

You can pre-order/save ‘Monsters’ by clicking here and watch the video to it here at RAMzine.

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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