The Radio Fix are a five piece rock outfit from Dayton, TN. You’d never know it. I love finding bands that break the Tennessee stereotype. You know..country artists? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I love hearing good rock music from Tennessee. It goes to show that we’re all not a bunch of hicks obsessed with our tractors, how sexy they are, and a sunny day on the farm ending with a dip in the mudhole. With that being said, let’s hop to it.
The Radio Fix play emo tinged rock much in the vein of Anberlin. It’s got “that sound” but isn’t cliche “oh baby baby, you broke my heart, I want you back” stuff. The opening track on this EP, “Curse Me When You Leave” is a pretty good way to start things off. The song showcases vocalist Craig Biddy’s varied range. I would love to hear this guy live and will probably make the effort to do so within the next month.
“Put You Out to Sea” sounds like a radio ready song that should be kicking crap like Crossfade off the airwaves.
“Sun and Sea Become An End” is an upbeat tune that again capitalizes on the superb vocals. The drums will keep your head bobbing around, and once you learn the words to this song, you will be singing along.
I didn’t like “Save Yourself” until I heard the “whoahs” during the chorus. I like pretty much any song with “whoahs” in it, and the ones here are awesome. Plus, the song picked up a bit after the first chorus.
“The Sweetest Air” closes the EP with a strong song that makes you want more. This is probably my favorite track on here. I hate to repeat myself, but the vocals here are just beautiful. To be cliche, they’re soaring.
Overall, this is an impressive debut from former members of Rifles at Recess and Across Five Aprils. Keep an eye on this band, because they should have labels chasing after them soon enough.
1. Curse Me When You Leave
2. Put You Out To Sea
3. The Sun and Sea Become An End
4. Save Yourself
5. The Sweetest Air