Dance to the Radio
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|Dance To The Radio|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
Dance To The Radio is an independent label in Leeds, UK.
It was named after the refrain of the Joy Division song "Transmission". The label launched with the release of a compilation album 'Dance To The Radio: Leeds' at an eponymous launch event in Leeds in March 2005.
The label subsequently released some highly sought after 7" singles by the likes of iLiKETRAiNS, The Pigeon Detectives, Yes Boss, Napoleon IIIrd, This Et Al and ¡Forward, Russia!. They have been featured a number of times in NME, Drowned in Sound and in Artrocker for being a notable success of the DIY ethic in the indie music scene at the moment.
Their first full scale single release was Twelve by ¡Forward, Russia! which reached number 36 in the UK Singles Chart. Their second release, again by ¡Forward, Russia!, was a re-release of limited edition debut single "Nine" which also became a top 40 hit. Since these, three more ¡Forward, Russia! singles have been released; "Eighteen", "Nineteen" and "Don't Be A Doctor" the latter of which was a limited White Label Release.
The label went on to achieve great success with The Pigeon Detectives whose debut album Wait for Me entered the UK charts at number 3 and has achieved platinum sales, selling well in excess of 700,000 copies. On top of this the band have had 3 consecutive top 20 singles since March 2007. In 2008 the label released the band's second album Emergency which achieved Gold status in sales.
In 2009 the label launched a new series of compilation 12" records entitled 4x12". Amongst the bands appearing on this series of records included Pulled Apart by Horses, Das Racist, Paul Thomas Saunders, Holy State, Bear Hands & Suckers. The 3rd in the series received critical acclaim from NME, Drowned in Sound and Artrocker. This was followed by releases in 2010 for Elinor Rose Dougall and Leeds post-punk-noise band Holy State.
2011 saw the release of The Pigeon Detectives third album 'Up Guards and At 'Em!' which charted in the UK top 30 on release. The fourth Pigeon Detectives record 'We Met at Sea' was licensed by Dance to the Radio to Cooking Vinyl for release in 2013, again reaching the UK Top 30.
Dance To The Radio Stage at Leeds Festival
Since 2007 Dance To The Radio have hosted a stage at Leeds Festival. Held on the BBC Introducing Stage band who have played the stage include Wild Beasts, Blood Red Shoes, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Pigeon Detectives, Bear In Heaven, Chickenhawk (now Hawk Eyes), Spectrals, Young Knives, Dog Is Dead, Dutch Uncles, Hookworms, ¡Forward, Russia!, Sky Larkin and more. The stage is hosted on the Thursday evening and is the only stage with live music on this day.
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2016 Line Up
|Catalogue No.||Release Type||Release Date||Artist||Title|
|DTTR001||Split Single||28-Mar-05||Forward Russia / This Et Al||Nine / He Shoots Presidents|
|DTTR003||Single||23-May-05||The Lodger||Many thanks for your honest opinion|
|DTTR004||Single||27-Jun-05||Napoleon IIIrd||Napoleon IIIrd|
|DTTR005||Single||04-Jul-05||I Like Trains||Before the Curtains Close|
|DTTR007||Compilation||27-Feb-06||Various||What we all want|
|DTTR008||Single||20-Mar-06||The Pigeon Detectives||I'm not Sorry|
|DTTR009||Single||09-Apr-06||Yes Boss||Get Dropped Quick|
|DTTR010||Single||10-Apr-06||Shut your eyes & you'll burst into flames||Signal Noise|
|DTTR012||Album||14-May-16||Forward Russia||Give me a Wall|
|DTTR014||Single||11-Jun-06||Yes Boss||More or Less|
|DTTR015||Single||17-Jul-06||The Pigeon Detectives||You know I love you|
|DTTR017||Single||15-Oct-06||Shut your eyes & you'll burst into flames||Drop the Decade|
|DTTR019||Single||22-Oct-06||Yes Boss||Tongues in Knots|
|DTTR018||Single||06-Nov-06||The Pigeon Detectives||I Found Out|
|DTTR022||Single||14-Jan-07||Voltage Union||On your marks|
|DTTR023||Single||22-Jan-07||Sky Larkin||One of Two|
|DTTR024||Single||28-Jan-07||Yes Boss||See it Through|
|DTTR020||Album||04-Feb-07||Yes Boss||Look Busy|
|DTTR025||White Label||12-Feb-07||Forward Russia||Don't be a Doctor|
|DTTR026||EP||25-Feb-07||The Pigeon Detectives||Romantic Type|
|DTTR027||Single||07-Mar-07||Sometree||Hands and arrows|
|DTTR028||Compilation||01-Apr-07||Various||Something I learned Today|
|DTTR031||Single||08-May-07||The Scare||Bats! Bats! Bats!|
|DTTR029||EP||20-May-07||The Pigeon Detectives||I'm not Sorry|
|DTTR030||Album||27-May-07||The Pigeon Detectives||Wait for Me|
|DTTR033||Single||30-Jul-07||Bobby Cook||Deja Vu|
|DTTR034||EP||12-Aug-07||The Pigeon Detectives||Take her Back|
|DTTR035||Compilation||01-Oct-07||Various||Out of the Woods and Trees|
|DTTR037||Single||15-Oct-07||Sky Larkin||Molten / Keepsakes|
|DTTR040||EP||12-Nov-07||The Pigeon Detectives||I Found Out|
|DTTR039||Single||02-Dec-07||The Wallbirds||The Avenue|
|DTTR043||Single||11-May-08||The Pigeon Detectives||This is an Emergency|
|DTTR044||Album||25-May-08||The Pigeon Detectives||Emergency|
|DTTR045||Single||27-Jul-08||The Pigeon Detectives||Everybody wants me|
|DTTR042||Free Download||01-Aug-08||Grammatics||A New Franchise|
|DTTR047||Single||19-Oct-08||The Pigeon Detectives||Say it like you mean it|
|DTTR048||Single||16-Nov-08||Grammatics||The Vague Archive|
|DTTR049||Single||15-Mar-09||Grammatics||The Shadow Committee|
|DTTR051||EP||04-May-09||Various||4 x 12" Volume 1|
|EP||26-Jul-09||Grammatics||The Murderer EP|
|DTTR052||EP||26-Jul-09||Various||4 x 12" Volume 2|
|DTTR050||Album||26-Oct-09||Grammatics||Grammatics (Extended version)|
|DTTR054||EP||26-Oct-09||Various||4 x 12" Volume 3|
|DTTR056||EP||08-Feb-10||Various||4 x 12" Volume 4|
|DTTR057||Single||04-Apr-10||Rose Elinor Dougall||Find Me Out|
|DTTR058||Compilation||17-Apr-10||Various||Still Occupied though you forget|
|DTTR061||EP||11-Jul-10||Holy State||Holy State - EP|
|Single||21-Nov-10||Holy State||Medicine Hat / Sultan of Sentiment|
|DTTR064||Single||04-Apr-11||The Pigeon Detectives||Done in Secret|
|DTTR065||Album||01-Apr-11||The Pigeon Detectives||Up guards and at 'em|
|DTTR066||EP||16-Apr-11||Various (Brew Records)||Split 10"|
|DTTR069||Single||17-Jul-11||We Are Losers||Sunset Song / Cheerleader|
|DTTR070||Single||12-Aug-11||The Pigeon Detectives||Lost|
- Leeds Music Scene
- NME.COM. "Dance To The Radio : Leeds Woodhouse Liberal Club | NME.COM". NME.COM. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
- "Label Focus #4: Dance To The Radio". Retrieved 2016-09-02.
- "¡Forward, Russia! - Twelve". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
- "Nine - Single by Forward Russia on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
- "The Pigeon Detectives". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
- "Various - Dance To The Radio: 4x12" Volume 3". Retrieved 2016-09-02.
- "Ep Review: Various - Dance To The Radio: 4x12" Volume 3". Retrieved 2016-09-02.
- "The Pigeon Detectives - Cooking Vinyl". Retrieved 2016-09-07.