One of the (many) problems with the 'slacker' label is that most of the bands under this umbrella work extremely hard.
Radstewart for example hail from Cardiff's ever-blossoming DIY scene, pushing past boundaries through sheer blood, sweat and toil.
Given that they sound ever-so-slightly like some aspects of the Pavement catalogue, though, the band are forever bound with the 'slacker' tag.
Yet this amount of invention doesn't come cheap, and it most definitely didn't arrive by laying on the couch, playing GTA and listening to 'Slanted And Enchanted' on repeat.
Although that would help...
Recording their first EP through a borrowed mic, new effort 'Wiccans & Beatlemancers' finds the band using some more professional equipment.
Ragged and raw, Radstewart's effortlessly off kilter, hopelessly surreal songwriting seeps into every pore.
Out on March 17th via Alcopop! Records, you can stream 'Wiccans & Beatlemancers' in its entirety below.
Catch Radstewart at the following shows:
13 Kingston New Slang w/ Johnny Foreigner
14 Canterbury The Penny Theatre w/ Johnny Foreigner
15 Leicester Firebug w/ Johnny Foreigner
16 Manchester Guillivers w/ Johnny Foreigner
22 Birmingham The Flapper w/Johnny Foreigner
27 Nottingham JT Soar w/ Johnny Foreigner
28 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach w/ Johnny Foreigner
29 Guilford The Star Inn w/ Johnny Foreigner
30 Bath Moles w/ Johnny Foreigner
31 London Borderline w/ Johnny Foreigner
3 Sheffield The Harley w/Johnny Foreigner
4 Durham Shits Freaky Club TBC w/ Johnny Foreigner
5 Workington Lounge 41 w/ Johnny Foreigner