The band have begun work on the follow up to 'Pet Grief'. Firm fan favourite, Messy Enough, will finally get recorded in the studio and should eventually feature on either the forthcoming studio album or on an EP/Single.

The title or progress of the new album is still a little hazy, but rest assured it should be ready by next year.

The band may also record something new for another Friendly Noise, tribute to Sarah, compilation album/fanzine.

Labrador records are to celebrate their 9th year as a record label and their 100th release with a comprehensive compilation album. 1 song from each labrador record was selected and as a consequence The Radio Dept. feature on this record 8 times..

The Press Release reads

" We celebrate our 100th release and 10 years as a label with an exclusive 4 CD Box with one song from each release ever. 100 songs + thick booklet with Labrador history and interview, comments on each track, the bands list their Labrador favourites and more. "

Buy it now from the Labrador website.

The Radio Dept's second studio album, 'Pet Grief', has been released in Japan.

The Japanese edition has subtly different artwork and also has a different tracklist.
Two bonus tracks will be featured on the Japanese CD Album.
Bonus Tracks:
13. Pulling Our Weight (3:21)
14. I Don't Like It Like This (4:13)

After the debacle of organising and then cancelling the UK tour, The Radio Dept. enjoyed another successful special show in London. The show was organised by 'Track & Field' and took place at the Monto Water Rats venue on the 26th of January.

Support for this show was provided by the American indie rock band; 'Great Lakes' and by the Norwegian psychedelic rock band; 'I Was A King'.

There are some great reviews, pictures and articles on/about this particular show. They've been added to the live section of this site. Head over there & read the reviews by clicking here.

Visit the Last.fm page here.

All but one of the upcoming January tour dates have been cancelled. Johan (lead singer and guitarist for the band), cited financial restraints as the reason for cancelling the tour.

Only the London date (26th Water Rats) still remains.
Those with tickets for any of the other shows will be refunded.