Season 2 - Ep. 7 - A Better Example of What Modern Rock Can Be with Isaiah Radke of Radkey

I am going to be speaking with Isaiah Radke from the Missouri-based rock act Radkey that he and his two brothers Dee and Solomon have formed and taken the rock world by storm with great music over the past 10 years or so, but they are really picking up steam now behind a slew of cool new things including touring with the Foo Fighters and being featured in the Dave Grohl documentary What Drives Us.

I have been tugging at the sleeve of the Radkey guys for months to come on the show, and I am so stoked to finally be able to bring Isaiah on to talk about all things Radkey and much more today.

Intro: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

Radkey Website: http://radkey.net/

Radkey LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/Radkey





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0:00 - Intro
1:17 - How Radkey started out and how Radkey deals with the pressure of going big
4:37 - What's it like for Radkey to play in a band of all brothers?
5:26 - Does Radkey want to get signed to a major label again ro do they want to keep it as a family band and business?
7:34 - Does Radkey see Patreon as being a long-term viable option for musicians to make money aside from labels and touring?
9:22 - What musical influences helped create Radkey's sound?
13:49 - How did Radkey start playing music?
14:44 - How Radkey evolved from punk rock beginnings to anthemic rock music
19:53 - Does Radkey think that Rock Music is changing for better or worse?
21:50 - Does Radkey see streaming services in a positive light?
23:27 - Is Radkey releasing a new album in 2022?
25:27 - Why is Radkey so into comics and video games?
29:08 - Any rival gamers that Radkey want to call out online?
30:19 - How do Radkey stay so positive about music and life in general?
32:16 - Will Radkey ever make epically long songs?
34:12 - Final words from Isaiah Radke
35:15 - Outro