Published on March 3, 2014 | by Juliet Atto0
Gig review: Radkey
A tiny room full of unfriendly, hardcore-looking people is not the premise of my ideal night out, but it ended up being on of the best nights I’ve had in a while.
The Sebright Arms in Bethnal Green was hosting the NME Awards show, highlighting up-and-coming bands. One of these was punk band Radkey, consisting of three brothers from the US, who boldly state that they are “on a quest to save the world from false rock.”
Although I have a hip hop head I do have a soft spot for rock, and the brothers have created their own world where punk rock reigns supreme. This world is not for the faint-hearted, as Radkey play music for those who are willing to get their minds blown, as well as their eardrums.
The safety of my ears was the last thing on my mind when the drums and the guitars were blaring to the maximum.
After my first pint, the tiny room was filled with an infectious atmosphere that made me forget that I was completely by myself, as the formerly unfriendly faces become embodiments of total togetherness.
Only time will tell if the Radkey brothers will fulfil their quest of saving rock, but judging from that night, they’re off to a good start.
To hear Devil’s Fruit and for more details on the band and their upcoming UK tour, click here.