Against The Tide (EP / Demo / CDr / 7" Vinyl LP)

Against The Tide (EP / Demo / CDr / 7 inch Vinyl LP)

Background Information

This was the first release Johan Duncanson & Martin Larsson produced as the band 'The Radio Dept'.
In true indie fashion the record was made & distributed via the bands own home made record label, Slottet. Originally this was just a short demo on CDr (2000), but was later pressed and released on 7" vinyl.

This EP contains 4 tracks. The title track, Against The Tide, is not to be confused with the final track, 'We Move Against The Tide'. This record drew comparisons with the sounds of post-punk shoegaze bands like 'the Jesus & mary chain' & 'My bloody valentine', with dreamy vocals, heavy distortion and vocals drowned in a wall of sound. Each song on this record is loud & powerful. These songs would later feature on other Radio Dept records & releases.
Especially 'Why won't you talk about it', which has since become a fan favourite at live shows.


(7" / CDr)

This was available on 7" Vinyl and on CDr.
It was only released in Sweden

Track list

A-1. Against The Tide (4:22)

A-2. Liebling (2:53)

B-1. Why Won't You Talk About It? (3:10)

B-2. We Would Fall Against The Tide (3:19)


Against the Tide EP: Artwork (The Radio Dept.)

Against the Tide EP: Artwork (The Radio Dept.)

Against the Tide EP: Artwork (The Radio Dept.)

Against the Tide EP: Artwork (The Radio Dept.)

*High resolution images soon to be available in the Gallery section*

Release Information

Label: Slottet
Catalogue Number: Slottet-001
Format: 7" Vinyl & early CDr
Country: SWEDEN
Released: 2000 / 2002
Credits: Recorded and mixed at Möllan studio 1 By Johan Duncanson & Martin Larsson.
Songs by:
1 & 3 - Duncanson,
2 - Duncanson/Rieloff,
4 - Larsson/Duncanson.

The Radio Department: Per Blomgren, Lisa Carlberg, Johan Duncanson & Martin Larsson.
Additional Keyboard on 'Liebling' by Mattias Rieloff.
Artwork By - Johan Duncanson , Martin Larsson


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