Review: Dagblad van het Noorden 25 januari 2012
(4 out of 5 stars)
Titel album: "Mindreader"
Band/Artist: Radio Orange
Reviewer: Martin Groenewold
Traditionally, the attendants of Europe's main conference and showcase festival "Eurosonic Noorderslag" found themselves flooded with numerous CD's/albums by bands from all over Europe. During this year's edition, however, they encountered only one full-fledged album in their goodie bag. Real good news for the Dutch band "Radio Orange". As a result their debut album Mind Reader attracted the full and undivided attention of numerous booking agents, festival organizers and A&R managers.
Right from the opening track 'Invincible' they will be captivated by Mind Reader as the album is packed with huge doses of pop instrumental craftsmanship and musicality. With key members from the former successful bands "Weekend at Waikiki" and
"I Spy", Radio Orange achieved to give a contemporary forward-thinking twist to the New Wave sound of the 1980's.
Their sound unwilling makes you think of modern bands like "The Killers", but also of older bands like "Depeche Mode" and "Talking Heads". The title track "Mindreader" sparks back to life memories of the Beatles, while the stark vocals on other tracks regularly refer to David Bowie. Mind Reader truly is an intriguing gem, a pan-European album and beyond.
Mind Reader was recorded in "Studio Spitsbergen" and funded through the Sellaband initiative by 777 'believers' from all over the planet. (unauthorized translation)