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Beat The Radar are a 4-piece indie/pop group who live in Manchester, England.
BTR will release their 2nd studio album 'A Million Different People', out 18th June on aA Recordings. The album, which was recorded with Dave Rowe from fellow label band Plank! at Racket Audio studios, contains 11 tracks which were written over the last two years.
Here are four songs from the album for you to listen to, including ‘Eyes’ which will be the lead single.
Over the next few months we will be promoting the album with some gigs we are playing around the country, including Brighton Great Escape on 1th May @ The Pav Tav and also Manchester launch party (date tbc).
More about the band;
In 2008 BTR signed to local indie label Akoustik Anarkhy, and since then have released a few singles and an album called 'To The CIty, From The Sea', which you can read reviews of below.
Beat The Radar released their latest single 'Animals' on November 22nd 2010 on aA.
The band are currently working on their second album.
If you want to get BTR to play a gig send an email to
Reviews of "TO THE CITY, FROM THE SEA":
"Pucker Up Indie Rock here comes a kiss of life" 4/5
THE DAILY MIRROR
"A stunning debut album. It presents Beat The Radar as strident indie rockers with an ear for a big chorus and an eye for romantic detail".
THE MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
"None of their delighful live rawness is sacrificed on their debut album - 'Miracles' drips with rolling melody that wouldn't look out of place in the Stone Roses songbook, while Telephone Conversation' is reminiscent of early Cribs pepped up a few notches - making 'To The City, From The Sea' a punchy, promising debut".
"To The City From The Sea is a sturdy ship of songs that should see them sail to much wider success. It is as fine a slice of good old-fashioned indie as you'll hear, and in a scene packed with angular synths and 80s influences, that makes a refreshing change."
"The steady but exciting beats and the low ebb of the travelling bass, line up magically with the thrust of the guitar and those understated but perfectly melodious vocals. I’m glad Beat The Radar snook over city’s borders – Manchester now has one of the most exciting prospects in the UK, blasting through the speakers of its music scene."
"Other than the too-mannered jangles of the recent C86 revivalists, not many have tackled traditional indie lately.These Mancs do a superb job, imbuing their escapist reveries with passion, yet keeping bluster at bay thanks to Jonny Swift's mix of biting wit and the optimistic desire in his vocals.The music knows when best to go on the attack or focus wholly on the melodies. Trad, but forward-thinking too."
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