Recorded just before the start of the UK’s national lockdown, Radio Star is a perfect follow up to Birthday Card’s debut, Shy Away. With a steady drum beat looped throughout the verses and George Harrison’s gorgeous use of synths taking the track to a new level, Birthday Card continue to develop their bright, futuristic sound and are able to offer listeners a much-needed escape from the seemingly never-ending national lockdown.

“The track’s catchy melodies and frontman Josh Saw’s synth-like vocals… create a perfect sing-along vibe for any crowd to get involved with.”

Following support slots alongside both Only The Poets and APRE, Birthday Card have announced details of their debut London headline show at The Old Blue Last on September 19th, alongside the release of Radio Star, which is bound to become a crowd-pleaser as the 5-piece progress through their career. The track’s catchy melodies and frontman Josh Saw’s pitched, synth-like vocals, reminiscent of The 1975’s sophomore album I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, it helps to create a perfect sing-along vibe for any crowd to get involved with.

Radio Star helps to highlight the band’s ability to find a perfect balance between genres.”

Although described as a sparkling “all-out pop song”, the influence from modern indie music as well as some urban music within Radio Star helps to highlight the band’s ability to find a perfect balance between genres to produce a track for all audiences. By creating a fun and carefree atmosphere with the track, Birthday Card comfortably secure Radio Star’s status as a relaxing yet unforgettable summer tune, perfect for any post-quarantine plans yet to be made.

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Words: Beth Rossiter @bethrossiterr