Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members?
Radio75 is coming for our passion for radio and music of the 70’s, specially in 1975, the year where songs like Bohemian Rhapsody, Wish You Were Here or Kashmir came out.
As a band we were born in 2017 but we’ve been playing together in different projects since 2011. Our first album “Songs For Celine” was released in 2019 and our second one called “Mandatory” has been released this 2022.
Carles Nin is the guitar player and main composer of music in the band and I use to write lyrics and create the voice’s melodies, but in the record studio we are all working together with Badal (drummer), Dumall (bass player) and Ricard (keyboards) to create the songs that appears in the album. We feel like a band creating music together and we try to ignore all the egos that use to destroy bands often.
Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?
We are all from Barcelona and we met many years ago playing in some other projects, mostly playing covers of our idols. We used to play in the streets of Barcelona during the summer celebrations in front of hundreds and sometimes thousands of people, who vibrated with our tributes to Guns n’ Roses, Nirvana, AC/DC or Iron Maiden, among many others.
Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?
We are a band with very diverse influences. To those already mentioned before, we can add from the 90’s of Radiohead, Oasis and R.E.M, to the most current Queens of the Stone Age, Muse or Rammstein. All of them always under the umbrella of what has made everything possible: The Beatles.
Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?
In my case, since I was a child I remember growing up watching VHS of U2 at Red Rocks or Bruce Springsteen blowing up stadiums, so my wettest dream has always been to get on stage and see people sing your songs.
What songs or albums are on your current playlist?
Since I went to the cinema last month, I’m addicted to listen to Elvis for the first time and specially love his “68′ comeback special”. And I also listened the last album from Ryan Adams called FM.
Do you sing in the shower?
No, I prefer to sing in the car. Most of my songs are coming from my car trips and traffic jams in the morning.
Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?
We’ve been playing concerts in Madrid and Barcelona this year, and also made our first show for Spanish public Radio & TV in “Los Conciertos de Radio3”, the current oldest music program in Spain’s history. It’s hard to make plans nowadays but we are working to play live outside our country as soon as possible.
Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?
We just started to write some new stuff for our upcoming album, but we are still focused in “Mandatory” videos. The next one will be one of the songs that we have worked on the longest, and that we started in 2016 and that we finally managed to publish on our latest album. The song is called The Ripper and it’s one of the best we’ve ever done.
If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?
Probably in the roof of 3 Savile Row of London, also with some Bobbies trying to stop us while we play I’ve Got A Feeling.
Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?
I think it’s impossible to have one only, but there is an album for every moment in your day. Now it’s Saturday night, and we’re ready to party, so I think I’m gonna play my vinyl of U2’s Achtung Baby (but I’ll skip “One” trying not to get asleep 😅).
Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?
When nobody sees me, sometimes I listen to The Prodigy’s “The Fat of the Land” and when I got angry with my boss, I really need Sepultura’s “Roots”.
If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?
That show already existed. It was in 1985 with Live Aid from London and Philadelphia. Maybe we should update this in 2025 with Radio75 instead of Bob Geldof😅.
Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?
Yeah! I think I was 12 years old when I bought McCartney’s “Paul is Live”, just days after see him in my first ever concert in his 1993 world tour. Of course I still have it, it’s an awesome live album.
As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?
If you really have come this far reading this interview in silence… what the hell are you doing? Run to listen to “American Hero” and “The Ripper” and start again from the top.
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We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?
Thank you for the chance to be in The Metal Asylum. We really appreciate your work for underground bands like us.
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