“The Swedish national election is coming up and that means we’re putting out a new single. What else could we do? There are references to church bells in the lyrics, listeners from outside of Sweden might want to know this: In May 2014 and on a couple of occasions since, churches in Sweden have been ringing their bells during nazi marches to warn the public. Before 2014 this hadn’t been done since 1939. Because of the huge problems we have with increasing racism in our country it is a very welcome gesture. Personally we don’t believe in gods but we do believe nazis and their peers – however they choose to present or disguise themselves – should be dealt with like in World War II”.
The Radio Dept.
Like they’ve done since ‘Freddie & The Trojan Horse back in 2008, Swedish electronic pop duo and fierce fighters for social justice The Radio Dept. have delivered an anti-fascist wake-up call in the form of chameleon like new single ‘Going Down Swinging. Musically it begins with ominous post punk and darkwave overtones and ends as a blossoming piece of electronic pop bliss. Let’s hope the Swedish elections turn out similarly. Refer to the statement above and listen to the track below. Buy here.
Going Down Swinging
The Radio Dept. (SWE)
From the single, ‘Going Down Swinging’, Just So!