After being active for more than a decade, Radio Radio return today with the festive single Last Call, just in time for summertime. The new single was produced by RealMind (Becky G, Loud), with the help of France Basilic (Valaire, Qualité Motel), and Kim Ho (Creature), who accompanies the band on tour. On the groovy track, the Acadian duo - now based in Montreal - reminisce about their journey and give thanks to their fans in their classic colourful candor.
Jacques Alphonse Doucet (aka Jacobus) and Gabriel L.B. Malenfant, who recently performed on the TV fundraiser special "Une chance qu’on s’a" and on ICI Musique’s StudioFest, partnered up with the Alma-based microbrewery Lion Bleu to celebrate the brewery’s 5th anniversary. The Last Call beer - a unique recipe that fits with Radio Radio’s brand - is available in 300 points of sale and in most specialized convenience stores across Quebec. The band will perform at Lion Bleu’s 5th anniversary event on October 10th, 2020.
Watch and share the art track for Last Call via YouTube.
Last Call is out now on all music services.
Radio Radio burst into the limelight in 2008 with their debut album Cliché Hot and their notorious earworm single Jacuzzi. Next came their true critical and commercial success: Belmundo Regal (2010), which delivered numerous catchy tunes that majorly boosted the group’s reputation, including Guess What?, Cargué dans ma chaise, Dekshoo, 9 Piece Luggage Set, Enfant spécial and the live staple Kenny G Non-Stop. Short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize, their sophomore effort won Radio Radio their first Félix award at the ADISQ Gala, for Album Producer of the Year (with Sébastien Blais-Montpetit), along with the Révélation Radio-Canada title.
They followed up with Havre de Grâce (2012), a highly conceptual and experimental album that was awarded the Félix for Hip-Hop Album of the Year. Radio Radio then offered Ej feel zoo (2014), a liberating anthem that took them back to basics, and finally Light the Sky (2016), their first album entirely in English. Over the years, the group has become a must-see act, proving to be dangerously powerful (Philippe Papineau, Le Devoir).