Joshua Radin Interview

Joshua Radin Interview

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Singer/songwriter force majeure Joshua Radin will bring his self-proclaimed 'whisper rock' to Australia for several evenings of intimate and deeply personal performances. The troubadour has loaded his swag with timeless acoustic stories delivered as only he can.

Joshua Radin has enjoyed a passionate and long-lasting relationship with his Australian fans, having toured our shores routinely for the better part of a decade. Captivated by his endearing and open banter, audiences around the world are left in awe, wholly rising and falling with each strum of the guitar, truly enamoured.

Radin found his area with his 2006 album We Were Here. As the famous story goes, the album would prick up the ear of the Indie community darling Zach Braff, who would go on to use the dear diary-esque world of Radin's music to soundtrack the beloved series Scrubs. His music has since been featured countless TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, American Idol and many more, along with several features in films.

Tracks such as Winter and Only You would prove to be timeless. Through future releases, Radin expanded that list with I'd Rather Be With You, from 2008's Simple Times, You Got What I Need from 2010's The Rock And The Tide, In Your Hands from 2015's Onwards And Sideways and scores more.

Ranging from rambunctious explosions of energy to moments so delicate a vibrating phone could break them, Radin's live performances are all encompassing; not to simply be watched or heard, but embraced and absorbed.

Joshua Radin Australian Tour Dates
Friday 18th May - Perth - Rosemount Hotel
Sunday 20th May - Adelaide - The Gov
Tuesday 22nd May - Brisbane - Woolly Mammoth
Thursday 24th May - Sydney - Factory Theatre
Sunday 27th May - Melbourne - Corner Hotel
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Interview with Joshua Radin

Question: What can we expect from the upcoming Australian tour?

Joshua Radin: You can expect an incredibly intimate show, a mix of older and newer songs, and some stories about where the songs came from.

Question: What are you looking forward to most about returning to Australia?

Joshua Radin: The people - they are so incredibly chill and also always so grateful to foreign artists who have made the long journey to perform for them.

Question: Which is your favourite song to perform live and why?

Joshua Radin: No envy, No fear. I guess it's become a mantra for me and I always like to begin shows by setting the tone that way.

Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend a show, who would it be?

Joshua Radin: My grandparents who never got to see me perform.

Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?

Joshua Radin: I wouldn't be able to choose. Two completely different animals. I prefer writing songs more than anything however.

Question: What motivates you most when writing music?

Joshua Radin: Love.

Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?

Joshua Radin: I listen to mostly old vinyls. Lots of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young …

Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?

Joshua Radin: When the Garden State soundtrack was released and did so well, I saw that younger people were also listening to the kind of music I've always loved. And I thought, maybe I should try writing some songs.

Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?

Joshua Radin: If I could write a song with Bob Dylan I'd probably lose it.

Interview by Brooke Hunter