The obscenely young and deliciously snotty Radio Free Alice‘s third single ‘I Gotta (Fall In Love) is a spine tingling slab of frenetic post punk that has deep inside its genes a panoply of very commendable bands. Think of an amalgam of The Jam, Wreckless Eric, Richard Hell and the Voidoids and the Undertones, and you get the picture. Add to that a little sliver of The Smiths, The Strokes and a touch of Brit Pop bravado and attitude, and you can see why the band has been snapped up by the prestigious Double Drummer label (home of Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird).
Double Drummer Managing Director Tim Prescott said the following of the band:
Radio Free Alice stand out in the current landscape. They’re different. You can hear the reference points and the rich history of guitar pop in their sound; but the combination of influences feels fresh and unique. We’re incredibly excited to be working with them.
Indeed the sound is a breath of fresh air in the current climes – full throttle rock with a leather-jacketed sneer. They can proudly take their place alongside contemporary bands like Johnny Hunter and A Swayze and the Ghosts as flag bearers for genuinely exciting and dangerous new new wave rock’n’roll. This is tasty and very cathartic fare:
‘I Gotta (Fall In Love)’ is out on all the usual streaming sites, and with the weight of Double Drummer behind them, this is a band that’s going places fast.
Feature Photograph: Curtis Cloake