In our latest Band Spotlight, we chat to alt-rockers Radiate about their music, and vision.
S] Talk to us about your inspirations outside of music – people, places and movies, for example?
Well, we all like to travel, meet new people, discover new places. Our Drummer Will is a big fan of soccer and basketball, our Bassist Michael is a great chef, Daniel (the singer) likes to play video games, he has a huge collection and he used to work at the video game store, Vlad (guitarist) search his inspiration from books, documentary movies and history.
S] What challenges do you face as a band?
Some of us live in NYC, and we love this city, but at the same time it’s very hard to operate as a band and it’s an expensive life. Practicing in Manhattan is very complicated task, there’s no parking, and if we do find any we have to walk far distances with our equipment to the studio, the subway is always bustling and hard to navigate with our stuff, so we recently rented our own space in Stamford, Connecticut and that was a huge step and a great decision for our progression moving forward.
S] How do you define success?
When we plan something and it’s successfully done, there is always coming something new, some new challenges, and seems like when you are creative, there is no limit or point when you can stop and say that’s it, we’re success. But in meantime, if we get a chance to be more involved in the music life, like traveling to different countries and playing music for new audiences, getting opportunities and properly budgeting ourselves to make bigger and bigger projects, I think that, is when we can call ourselves successful.
S] Which track best defines your sound and why?
It’s hard to choose, but I think we can collectively say that our song “Human” is the one we are the most proud of, it was the first song from EP that we recorded with our producer Kris Crummett, and he made it sound just perfect! It was the most complicated song to record and also the most complicated song to play live.