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|Origin||Edmonds, Washington, United States|
|Years active||2003–2011 (hiatus)|
|Associated acts||The Scene Aesthetic|
|Members||Andrew de Torres
|Past members||Spencer Mertel (2003–2005)
Matt Goodwin (2003–2005)
Jackson Kellock (2005–2006)
Matt Goodwin (2003–2005)
Nelson Leon (2003–2008)
Tyler Brown Williams (2008-2009)
Danger Radio (sometimes stylized as Danger: Radio) is an American rock band from Edmonds, Washington.
Danger Radio's lead vocalist (Andrew de Torres of The Scene Aesthetic) and drummer (Nico Hartikainen) met in middle school, soon after adding Marvin Kunkel as bass guitarist for talent shows and school gigs. Soon after, Matt Goodwin and Spencer Mertel were added to the band, both playing guitars. They recorded a few demos under the name Chasing Tomorrow but later changed the name to Danger Radio before recording their first EP, The Difference Between Love And Envy, which was produced by Casey Bates (Gatsby's American Dream, Portugal.The Man, This Providence).
In early 2005, Goodwin and Mertel left the band and were replaced by Andy Brookins and Elan Wright. The keyboard player Jackson Kellock joined soon after, making Danger Radio a six-man band.
With the new line up, Danger Radio recorded a demo in 2005 which would included early versions of songs that later appeared on the Punch Your Lights Out EP. The demo was produced by Tom Pfaeffle (Gatsby's American Dream, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, Wild Orchid Children).
Used and Abused (2008-2010)
Danger Radio has toured with PlayRadioPlay!, We The Kings, Metro Station, Forever the Sickest Kids, The Maine, The Cab, The Audition and label-mates Envy On the Coast. They also played on the second date of The Bamboozle in both May 2007 and 2008. In 2009, the band covered Britney Spears for their Hoodwink set and also played the second date of The Bamboozle.
They were originally scheduled to play on Vans Warped Tour during summer 2008, but dropped out in favor of a tour with Cute Is What We Aim For, Ace Enders and Powerspace, followed by a tour with Meg & Dia, Jonezetta and Dropping Daylight in the fall. Then they went on their first headlining tour with Brighten, Farewell and Red Car Wire. This included three dates in Canada. Later in 2008, they were to be touring with Family Force 5 and PlayRadioPlay!.
Nothing's Gonna Hold Us Down
- Andrew de Torres - vocals (2003–present)
- Nico Hartikainen - drums, programming (2003–present)
- Marvin Kunkel - bass guitar (2003–present)
- Andy Brookins - guitar, vocals (2005–present)
- Spencer Phillips - keyboards (2007–present)
- Elan Wright - guitar, vocals (2005–present)
- Spencer Mertel - bass guitar/guitar (2003–2005)
- Matt Goodwin - guitar (2003–2005)
- Jackson Kellock - keyboard (2005–2006)
- Tyler Brown Williams - bass guitar (2008–2009)
- The Difference Between Love and Envy (2004)
- Punch Your Lights Out EP (Photo Finish Records, 2008)
- Used and Abused (Photo Finish Records, 2008)
- Nothing's Gonna Hold Us Down (Doghouse Records 2010)
- "All I Want For Christmas Is You" (2007)
- "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (2008)
- "Starstruck" with Jeffree Star (2008)
- Corey Apar, Danger Radio at Allmusic
- Review of Punch Your Lights Out. About.com
- Review of Punch Your Lights Out. Delusions of Adequacy, January 9, 2008.
- Review of Punch Your Lights Out. Absolutepunk.net, January 29, 2008.
- Review of Punch Your Lights Out. Allmusic
- Chart, Billboard.com
- Seattle's Danger Radio Turns It Up With Debut Album. Starpulse.com, June 12, 2008.
- Danger Radio Put On Dancing Shoes for New Album. Chart Attack, June 13, 2008.
- Myspace blog. Retrieved June 15, 2010.