‘Tesky’ is the first single off The Raddler’s upcoming EP due for release early July.
This song is many things. While its energetic and fun, it's also wild and challenging. The song’s rusty guitar tones blend like butter with its pop-like vocals, and It’s strong jazz inspired rhythm sits so tightly with one of the freshest bass lines you'll probably ever hear. But what does ‘Tesky’ mean? Although it's not actually a word, it does sound like an adjective. So one could interpret Tesky as a description to the thoughts and feelings which go into a song like this; which is a lot when you consider the minds of 5 busy young lads still learning what kind of world it is we live in. In any case, Tesky is an outlet for adventure, a song to push conventional boundaries and challenge traditional indie rock music.
The Raddlers have been around for little over a year, during which time they have largely appealed to the student demographic of Christchurch. But make no mistake, they are in no way a strictly uni-band. Tesky does well to fit right in the heart of the classic sounds of Dunedin and Christchurch music, a genre which has always been a mutual influence between all five of the band members. Following the success of ‘Runaway’ and ‘Lose My Mind’, the upcoming debut EP also named ‘Tesky’ is a showcase of what the band has to offer. Think: the energy of Soaked Oats meets the delicacy of Marlins Dreaming or, the complexity of Mild Orange with the hooks and fun from Mako Road. The Raddlers are definitely one to watch.