Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Neal Schon - 1989 The The...
Valentine - 1990 Where Ar...
Burns Sisters - 1989 Answ...
Distance - 1989 Speech Of...
Distance - 1989 Softly Sp...
Well her real name is Fra...
You must login to post a message.

19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

12-11-2017 02:39
Starting to crank out some reviews now. Woah!

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2015 Articles » Radio Sun, The - 2015 Heaven Or Heartbreak
Radio Sun, The - 2015 Heaven Or Heartbreak

iTunes Google Play Music Spotify Deezer

ARTIST: Radio Sun, The
ALBUM: Heaven Or Heartbreak
LABEL: Melodic Rock Records
YEAR: 2015


LINEUP: Jason Old - vocals, guitars * Steve Janevski - guitars, vocals * Robbie Erdmanis - bass, vocals * Ben Wignall - drums, keyboards

Additional Musicians: Paul Laine - duet 'Science Fiction Make Believe', guitars 'Dying Without Your Love', additional backing vocals, keyboards * Zakk Zedras guitar solo 'Hanging By A Thread'

TRACK LISTING: 01 Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak * 02 Tell Me What You Want * 03 Dying Without Your Love * 04 Science Fiction Make Believe * 05 Hanging By A Thread * 06 Do You Remember Me? * 07 Walk Away * 08 Maybe * 09 You're The One * 10 Madness In The World * 11 One In A Million * 12 I Might Lie (limited edition bonus) * 13 After The Rain (limited edition bonus) * 14 Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (acoustic, limited edition bonus)


WEBLINKS: www.theradiosun.com

TRS are another local band for mine, originating out of the hot-bed that is the Melbourne melodic rock scene. The origins of this band go way back into time, if you count Jason and Steve's efforts with Square One which had morphed from the band 40 Alexander before that. The Radio Sun came into play around 2013, and their first CD 'Wrong From Right' captured the band playing in a modern pop/rock style. Perhaps an updated version of the Square One sound that went before? This year sees their second effort 'Heaven Or Heartbreak', and now the band are moving more along the AOR path, which is fine and dandy for most of the readers here at GDM. I played this album the other day and when comparing it to 'Wrong From Right', I felt there was a point of difference. Singer Jason Old still has that Darren Hayes meets Rick Price vocal thing going on, which is why much of their material has that modern pop/rock slant occurring.

The Songs
Starter for ten - 'Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak' gets off to a flyer. This one is quite moody and intense. At least you get to hear two versions of the song (the other is an acoustic version), that is if you have the Limited Edition CD. The second track 'Tell Me What You Want' is a very racy number. This is very similar to the band 40 Ft Ringo from a decade ago. By the time we get to the third track 'Dying For Your Love', we have hit ballad territory. It's a sweeping song, with orchestration in the background. 'Science Fiction Make Believe' is the fourth song. It features Canadian Paul Laine who provides musical backing. I really like this one, mixing up a subtle blend of synthesizer and guitar. The fifth song, 'Hanging By A Thread' is also a racy and powerful track. This one features some chugging guitars all round and a hot solo by Serpentine Sky guitarist Zakk Zedras. The quality continues with 'Do You Remember Me?', maybe a slight Roxus comparison can be accorded here. Fine by me because this one sounds fantastic. The band push it up a notch for 'Maybe', aggressive guitars when required, while the slower verses are the launchpad for some excitement elsewhere. 'Madness In The World' with its strutting guitar is a reminder of that modern pop rock/nu breed era from that 1998-2002 timeframe. If you have the Limited Edition CD, TRS perform cover versions of Andy Taylor's 'I Might Lie' (from 1987's 'Thunder') and Nelson's iconic 'After The Rain'. Very cool.

In Summary
If you are new to The Radio Sun, then they come highly recommended, particularly if you are into melodic rock. The band will be playing locally in Melbourne over the next few months, and they are scheduled to appear at MelodicRockFest Australia in May 2016. Give them a go.

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.

This article has been tagged
No Comments have been Posted.
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

100% 100% 0% [No Votes]
95% 95% 0% [No Votes]
90% 90% 0% [No Votes]
85% 85% 100% [2 Votes]
80% 80% 0% [No Votes]
75% 75% 0% [No Votes]
70% 70% 0% [No Votes]
65% 65% 0% [No Votes]
60% 60% 0% [No Votes]
55% 55% 0% [No Votes]
50% 50% 0% [No Votes]
45% 45% 0% [No Votes]
40% 40% 0% [No Votes]
35% 35% 0% [No Votes]
30% 30% 0% [No Votes]
25% 25% 0% [No Votes]
20% 20% 0% [No Votes]
15% 15% 0% [No Votes]
10% 10% 0% [No Votes]
Articles Cloud
Van Halen - 1982 Diver Down, My Refuge - 2013 Living In Anger [ep], I-Ten - 1983 Taking A Cold Look, Asia - 2010 Omega, Patriot - 2009 Love Worth Defending, Zebra - 1984 No Tellin' Lies, IQ - 1987 Nomzamo, Jans, Tom - 1982 Champion, Stargazer (Norway) - 2009 Stargazer, Call Me - 1981 Call Me, Schooltree - 2013 Rise, Iommi - 2004 The 1996 Dep Sessions With Glenn Hughes, Hurricane - 1990 Slave To The Thrill, Dareforce - 1985 Makin' Our Own Rules, Kiss - 2012 Monster
George Benson Silent Running Starkey Drive Face Dancer Emergency (Holland) Durocs Jason Gonzalez Burn (Sweden) Head East Liar Zappacosta Maverick Grey Star Mark Radice Roadmaster Rock Candy Records Flash And The Pan Yes Rock Candy Records Rough Cutt Wounded Bird Toto Richie Kotzen Fires Of Babylon Artimus Pyle Band Brother Firetribe Planet Blue Lotta Lene Open Skyz Airwaves Supremium Zed EP Knyght Loverboy
All Tags
Search DDG