BAD RADIATOR

Country Sweden

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

1412351_595680557170625_260428069_oBad Radiator was formed as a band 2011, a reunion of the previous band Grace, which wrote the song/ soundtrack theme “Ingen kan älska som vi” in 1988. Bad Radiator are Klas Bergvall on guitars, drummer Roger Hansson, Janne Persson on bass and conductor & main songwriter, keyboardist Mikael Lundgren who now handles the vocals as well. Former singer Krister Linder isn’t on board as he has a performer career in the US now.

From their debut album “Hypnotize” started the comparisons an influences abound: put on the table Street Talk, Spin Gallery, Cutting Crew, Richard Marx, Terra Nova, Deacon Street Project, Chris Antblad some Toto and you have Bad Radiator.

“Shangai” follows the effective path of debut; short songs adorned with superb melodies, nice hooks, breezy harmonies and quite catchy moments. Bad Radiator is a mixed bag of styles that ranges from the pop brilliance of Michael Learns To Rock, Cutting Crew or Rick Springfield to the light AOR of Stage Dolls and Spin Gallery, whilst stopping off at Richard Marx for good measure and it is a mandatory listening for lovers of the lighter side of AOR with a Scandinavian scent.

The new album “Demons” will please all AOR / melodic rock fan! It follows the effective formula of the band’s preceding albums; short songs adorned with superb melodies, nice hooks, breezy harmonies and quite catchy moments, delivers a more updated sound, mature is the word.

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– Hypnotize [2012]
– Shanghai [2014]
– Demons [2015]

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