brings the balls and the ballads, serving up a mix of AC-DC riffage and love-gone-wrong bewailing. There are songs with punch, songs with bitter chord progressions and others with Pat Benatar-esque piss and vinegar.
- SA, Real Detroit Weekly
The buzz surrounding Radiocraft started in 2002, along with the release of their debut, In Stereo. Recorded by award-winning producer, David Feeny (Blanche), In Stereo was hailed by fans and critics alike as a rare find among indie offerings and Radiocraft found a permanent place as one of Detroit's more notable bands. Shortly thereafter, they expanded on the melodic refrains and smart guitar work that originally put them on the map and enlisted the aid of rock veteran, songwriter and producer Michael Lutz (Brownsville Station, Ted Nugent Band) to help turn up the gain for the self released 2005 sophomore record, RED. Once again, garnering rave reviews from DJs, critics and fans in both the US and Europe, word quickly spread, catching the attention of European rock zines and indie labels and landing the band in various supporting slots for nationals such as Seether, Saliva and Dark New Day. All along, the efforts of both releases were rewarded with a total of eleven Detroit Music Award Nominations in four consecutive years, 2002-2005. But the challenge now would be to do it one better
In the summer of 2006, RED snagged the ear of famed, Grammy-nominated producer, Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Nickleback, 3 Doors Down, Bon Jovi, etc). Just three months later, the band found themselves in Seattle, WA, at the legendary London Bridge Studios, beginning work on their forthcoming EP - this time with Mr. Parashar at the producer’s helm. Bigger, Better and Badder were the collective aspirations for the new recordings - and CATCH YOUR DEATH was born.
Still with a grand nod to our 70’s rock forefathers, but with fatter guitars & a bit more ‘tude, CATCH YOUR DEATH did the job not only of keeping Radiocraft on Detroit's rock radar - bagging another 4 nominations in the 2008 Detroit Music Awards - but also boosting sales among their European fans.
With the release of CYD, Radiocraft is just doing their part - reacquainting the nation with what Detroit has long been known for.. straight up, Motor City Rock n Roll.