The Radio Broadcast Chatters of the Duo Behind the Music!


Electronic act THE RADIO BROADCAST consists of two members solely believing in nothing BUT the music! That said, they have some content released so far, with plans in mind for some touring and shows to commence soon enough. Check out the chatter of what was said from this duo below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Hello we are The Radio Broadcast. We are a Live Electronic group. There are two of us in the group. Michael plays keys and loops/samples and Kristin sings and plays keys as well. We met in a tattoo shop in 2005 and started playing music together in 2008 and formed TRB in 2009. Michael grew up playing drums in punk bands and Kristin grew up playing the piano but at the time when the two met neither of them were involved in anything musically. We had both wanted to create our own punk band but realized after purchasing a guitar neither of us knew how to play nor had the time or patience to learn so we stuck with what we knew, drums and keys. Over the years our sound and style has changed along with the overall setup of the equipment we use. Our style is always evolving

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

When We started The Radio Broadcast in 2008/2009 MySpace was the biggest social media site.  Our Primary objective was to come up with a band name that wasn't already on MySpace. We had several names that we came up with that were not names on MySpace and that would have worked out but nothing stuck with us like The Radio Broadcast. Imagine you are flipping through your music lybrary  and you come across The Radio Broadcast. You tune in to listen and at that point We (The Radio Broadcast) become your radio and you are listening to our broadcast and thus The Radio Broadcast.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The Radio Broadcast is based out of Houston Texas in the United States. For us with our style the music scene is very difficult but it always has been for us. Over the Years we have struggled to get booked on decent shows because our sound was so unique promoters didn't know who to book us with or how to even book an electronic duo. We have struggled to find similar artists to play with as well but within the past couple years more and more electronic artists are slowly starting to emerge.  The Electronic Music Scene in Houston TX isn't the greatest and there really isn't much of a community for it. It is really strange because you see national electronic acts travel through and put on great shows for a large Houston based crowd but then you get booked on a local show and that crowd that was at the national show is nowhere to be seen at the local shows.

Houston has a really good indie scene that they tend to blend with some electronic influence. There is a really strong EDM and DJ culture in Houston that we were involved in for a couple years but realized that wasn't quite our fit. In Houston it is really about getting involved with the right people in order to get booked for certain events or booked at certain venues. Being an electronic artist in Houston can be discouraging and we have seen electronic artists come and go throughout our time. All in All we have played some really cool events in Houston and we are still trying to get on some of the bigger events the City has to offer but Houston is not a place with a well established electronic music scene even though you can see there are people out there that enjoy the music.

We have played with some amazing Houston talent and one of our Favorites is Rex Hudson. The sounds from rex are very Synthwave, Retrowave, Chillwave. We enjoy seeing him perform every time! Another Local favorite of ours is Ten Pixels Tall the head of Lazybit Collective. Lazybit Collective is a group of guys that create and play 8 Bit music. Love the sounds they produce.

4. How would you describe your style?

This is an excellent question and we can only describe what we want to project but in reality it is up to the listener to describe our style. We have always been stumped by this question because we do not feel we are one certain style. We perform a variety of electronic styles of music because we enjoy a variety of music. We have created tracks that are  more synthwave or synthpop sounding and we have created tracks that are more wichhouse, trap, and dub influenced. We do not create with one sound or one style in mind we create by what we feel and not all creations are intended to be released on an album. With electronic music it is very easy to find a groove and a sound that works and just stick with it. We do not work like that. We do not want all of or music to sound the same. We try to stay fresh and current and we are continuously evolving and experimenting with new sounds and ideas. So for us to label our selves as one particular style is quite difficult for us.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have released several EP's over the years but currently we only have two that are available as we feel that the music we have out now is what defines us. We have an EP titled "TRB" from 2016 with some really groovy Indie Electronic tracks and some really dancy Synthpop tracks. We just released an EP at the beginning of the year titled "ARRIVED" and on this release we have a nice variety of sounds. Arrived starts off with a strong dramatic intro that evolves into some aggressive dance rhythms and ends with a calming dub track.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We currently have a nice handful of New material that we have been working with over the past couple months and we are super excited to release but we have always been creating music on the go so with the next group tracks we would like to spend a little bit more time with them and work with some different effects and techniques for vocal manipulation and just do a little bit more sound exploration before coming up with a final product.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

As of now we have about one show a month in the Houston area. At the moment we have vehicle issues so we aren't doing much traveling but we look to start playing out of Houston in the near future and we are planning a tour for later this year.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Right now we are working on building our online presence. We are also working on some video and photo editing along with the new musical material. A lot of background prep work for the future but the future is unpredictable. You can plan now for what you think is to come or what you think shall happen but you never truly know what to expect until you are in the moment. But as for the future we have many thoughts as to what we would like to happen but nothing solid as of now. We do have a tour planned for the future but we don't have dates yet.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can go to TRBmusic.com for everything The Radio Broadcast. On our site we have music, videos, merch, dates, and social media links. You can find our music on all streaming sites but some sites are slowly processing our material. For sure on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, BandCamp, SoundCloud, and Reverbnation.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Whether you Love it or Hate it remember the time and dedication that was put into this music that you are now listening to. We are all on our own path and what may be fuel for one may not be fuel for the next. Take a step back from your life and try to view the world from a different perspective. We do our best to produce quality material but in the end quality is defined by you. Your thoughts and feelings towards our music is on you but please remember what we have created was from the love of our souls with positive intent to help connect like minded individuals.

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