Radio Days are Italy’s answer to the pure Powerpop perfection, an ideal mix between the beatlesque melodies of the sixties and the seventies punk energy.
They know how to combine the sounds of early Elvis Costello, the Rubinoos' vocal harmonies, Big Stars' scretching determination and the Knacks' easy listening melodies.
Born in 2003 as a side project of the Retarded (historical italian punk rock band which played more than 300 shows all over Europe and two US tours), Radio Days succeed in being one of the best italian Powerpop bands, creating a personal style and focusing on an intense and active live show.
After a S/T album out in 2006, Radio Days turning point was the release of the “Midnight Cemetery Rendezvous” EP by Insubordination Records from Baltimore, USA.
The EP was critically acclaimed and gave Radio Days the chance to play 70 shows around Italy and Europe, playing internationally important festivals such as “Purple Weekend” in Leòn, Spain, ”International Pop Overthrow” at the historical Cavern Club in Liverpool, “Lee Rocks” in Firenze and “Pop Circus” in Milano, sharing the stage with bands like the Rubinoos, Blues Magoos, Rakes, Maccabees, Good Shoes, Those Dancing Days, Teenagers, Marky Ramone, Frank Popp Ensemble, Squire, Chixdiggit, Mcrackins and many others.
All of the hard work that the band has put into touring and promotion has earned them considerable respect internationally.
In late 2008, Radio Days toured Italy with the Paul Collins Beat, an experience that left both with a lasting impression and an opportunity to release a split 7” out for Surfin' Ki! Records with the seminal Powerpop outfit in 2009.
In march 2010 Radio Days hit the studio to record their second album “C'est La Vie”.
Recorded at Elfo Studio in Piacenza by Daniele Mandelli, “C'est La Vie” is the record wich moves Radio Days towards the full musical maturity, consecrating them as one of the best independent italian bands.
“C'est La Vie” promotional shows started with a 18 shows european tour.
Radio Days played Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Belgium and Germany with Kurt Baker of the Leftovers.
After the tour Radio Days kept on promoting the record playing 40 shows in Italy in 2011.
The video of the single “Sleep It Off” has been on rotation on Deejay TV and Rock TV and Radio Days have been reviewed and interviewed by MTV, Rolling Stone, Il Fatto Quotidiano, Rumore, Rockit and many other major Italian magazines and websites.
“C'est La Vie” has been choosed by Bruce Brodeen of Not Lame Records as one of the best powerpop of 2010 and Radio Days will be featured in his new book “Power Pop Prime” out in december 2011.
After a succesfull tour in Spain In september 2012 Radio Days hit the studio to record "Get Some Action" their last album.
The band keep on focus on its distinctive powerpop sound and produce 11 new hits.
The CD version will be out for Rock Indiana Records (Fountains Of Wayne, Paul Collins Beat, Rubinoos, Wellingtons, Farrah) and the LP will be out for Surfin Ki Records / Torreznetes Records.