Last of the Runaways spoke to Stevie Janevski about The Radio Sun’s beautiful new record ‘Outside Looking In’, dedicated fans, the music industry and great bands like H.E.A.T. and Def Leppard.

To me, the new record is the best so far. Songs are great. What do you think?Those big choruses! Crystal clear sound! Nice! What did Paul Laine add to the game?

Thank you!! Our aim has always been to write strong ‘albums’ so I’m glad things are coming together. Paul Laine is an absolute champ. We have co-written a few songs together and his ability to add some vocal harmonies or small parts to make our songs even better is awesome. Paul is an amazing musician and great friend!!


What is like to be a melodic rock band in Australia? Do you feel part of a scene?

The Australian music scene for the music we play is small but there are some die hards that really support us whom we really appreciate!! That’s why we thank them on our cds. They come to all of our shows, sing along and buy our merchandise. I’d rather have 50 true die hard fans than 500 people bandwagon fans any day. Our die hard fans are just as passionate as us…and are on our journey with us.

The music industry has changed a lot (or so they say). What did it bring you? And what not? 

Great question. The music has changed a lot since i started playing in bands as a kid. Personally, I love the fact that social media allows you to spread the word about your music and enables us to be involved with our fans. It has allowed us to meet people from all over the world and develop friendships. It’s a lot easier to keep our fans in the loop…and allow them to feel a part of what we do…kind of like a interactive ‘club/team’ with online chats, live streams etc.

I’m not really a negative person …but illegal downloading of albums can really hurt bands….although I still believe that people that purchase their music do indeed enjoy it a bit more than those that don’t…I guess that it’s valued a bit more when you buy it.

She tells you she will decide on a 5-song-mix tape if there is going to be a second date. Which 5 would you put on?

☆Julie (from our debut album Wrong Things Right)

☆Let’s Talk About Love (from our debut album Wrong Things Right)

☆You’re The One (from the Heaven Or Heartbreak album)

☆One In A Million (from the Heaven Or Heartbreak album)

☆Switch Off The World Tonight (from our latest album Outside Looking In).

If you could pick two bands (any) to tour the world with. Who?

Def Leppard – this is one of the bands that inspired me to want to play in a melodic rock band…great songs, hooks and layered vocals!

H.E.A.T – great songs & live act…I’m really lookin forward to their next move now that they are writing for a new album.

What’s up for the next couple of months?

We recently launched our new album Outside Looking In at Rock N Skull Fest in the United States to very favorable reviews…we pride ourselves on being able a good live band…it was awesome to play live and meet so many fans at our signing session. Next year we will launch the new album with shows in Australia, the United Kingdom and in Greece. We are also working on something in Japan….it’s all very exciting!!! ….and we have also commenced writing for another new record…Yay!!



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