The Radio Dept

Clinging To A Scheme

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19th April 2016 / CD & LP / Labrador

The Radio Dept

Clinging To A Scheme


Clinging To A Scheme is a classic, and we are stoked to get hold of copies again to keep spreading the The Radio Dept gospel.  

+ December 2016 / We will mail out the LP as soon as it is with us.

It was without doubt 2010's most eagerly anticipated Swedish indie pop album. It'd been four long years, but a simple press on Play and you’ll knew it’s been worth every second. “Clinging to a scheme” combines the best components from their previous albums “Lesser matters” and “Pet grief” with soul guitars, P-funk, cut/paste-beats and 70’s futuristic orchestra. Breathtaking! The Radio Dept. arrived with their album “Lesser matters” in 2003 which is commonly referred to as the most important Swedish indie pop album of the 21st century. It was embraced by press and fans all over the world. They had no less than two “Single of the week” in the NME and it, not surprisingly, ended up Top10 on the NME’s “Album of the year”-list.

In 2006 Sophia Coppola chose to feature three of their songs in the film Marie Antoinette that further helped them to achieve worldwide recognition and the same year the chart-topping and critically acclaimed album “Pet grief” was released. In the end of 2009 “Lesser matters” came to be one out two Swedish albums to appear on NMEs Greatest Albums of the Decade-list.

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3. This Time Around
4. Never Follow Suit
5. A Token Of Gratitude
6. The Video Dept.
7. Memory Loss
8. David
9. Four Months In The Shade
10. You Stopped Making Sense

Format /CD & LP
Released /19th April 2016
Catalogue / LAB105CD
Barcode / 7332233001053
Artist / The Radio Dept
Label /Labrador
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