Crux – ‘Radgie Gadgie’

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Crux – ‘Radgie Gadgie’

Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Crux has released the must-hear single ‘Radgie Gadgie’. It is a ska release that is filled with a lot of heart and one that you do not want to miss this Winter!

A bright and punchy opening greets the listener. Then, as the memorable riff kicks in, Crux demands the audience’s attention. We adore the precise rhythm section that keeps the single feeling tight.

Moreover, as the relatable and intriguing lyrics sing out, Crux fills the sonic spectrum with vivid colour. The excellent storytelling paints a detailed picture for the listener, taking the track on unexpected twists and turns.

Also, we love the mix, master and production of ‘Radgie Gadgie’. There is a warmth in the punchy vibe that sets the song alight. ‘Radgie Gadgie’ is a single that needs to be heard to be fully appreciated.


Crux says about this latest single, “Radgie Gadgie is Geordie slang for ‘Aggressive Man’. Technically, this is our most complex and fast-paced song to date.” They continue, “‘Radgie Gadgie’ is a grim tale of toxic masculinity and trauma; the instrumentals create a sonic pantomime with inspiration from Edvard Grieg’s ‘In The Hall of the Mountain King’.”

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Previously, Crux has headlined iconic venues such as Engine Room, The Globe, Little Buildings, and o2 Academy2 (Newcastle). In addition, they have performed at local festivals such as Scoop, Afterlight Music, and the Canny Fringe. They are a band who are making waves and pushing forward.


We adore ‘Radgie Gadgie’, and Crux is reinventing Ska music for 2023. Their sound is unique, addictive and charismatic, and we can not wait to hear what they will do next.

‘Radgie Gadgie’ is available to stream from the link below; it is a single that needs to be added to your new music playlist this weekend!

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