Radical Face at Haldern Pop Festival 2017.
|Labels||Bear Machine Records, Nettwerk Music Group|
Radical Face is a musical act whose main member is Ben Cooper, who sings and plays multiple instruments. All the sounds are put together on a computer. Cooper is also in Electric President, an electronic music group. However, Radical Face has an acoustic sound.
History[change | change source]
Cooper's first album to be recorded under the name Radical Face was The Junkyard Chandelier (2003). The album was never released. However, it can be downloaded for free online. Ghost was the first official studio album, released in March 2007.
On November 16, 2010, Cooper released an EP titled Touch The Sky. It was a preview for a trilogy of albums called Family Tree. This trilogy is about a fictional family from the 1800s, the Northcotes. It is also really about Cooper's own life. The albums are The Roots, The Branches, and The Leaves.
Another EP, The Bastards: Volume One, was released before The Roots. In August 2011, iTunes accidentally released The Roots to users outside of the US. It was released in the US on October 4, 2011.
The Family Tree: The Branches was released on October 22, 2013 in America and on November 1 in Europe. The Bastards: Volume Two was also released that year.
The Bastards: Volume Three and The Bastards: Volume Four were both released in 2015, before the release of The Family Tree: The Leaves in March 2016. The Leaves has songs that are about Cooper's own life.
Clone, an album by Ben Cooper and Richard Colado, was supposed to be released before fall of 2012, but it kept getting delayed. The first track of the album, "The Laboratory", was finally released on September 23, 2014. Cooper then released one track per week.
Discography[change | change source]
Albums[change | change source]
Notes on release
|The Junkyard Chandelier
Released in 2007.
"Welcome Home" was awarded Song of the year by "Which?"
|The Family Tree: The Roots
Released in 2011.
|The Family Tree: The Branches
Released in 2013.
|The Family Tree: The Leaves
Released in 2016.
EPs[change | change source]
|Touch The Sky EP||2010||
|The Bastards: Volume One||2011||
|Always Gold EP||2012||
|The Bastards: Volume Two||2013||
|The Bastards: Volume Three||2014||
|The Bastards: Volume Four||2015||
Singles[change | change source]
Music videos[change | change source]
|2010||Doorways||Touch The Sky EP|
|2012||We're On Our Way||The Bastards: Volume One|
|2012||A Pound of Flesh||The Family Tree: The Roots|
|2012||Always Gold||The Family Tree: The Roots|
|2013||Holy Branches||The Family Tree: The Branches|
|2014||The Mute||The Family Tree: The Branches|
|2016||Secrets (Cellar Door)||The Family Tree: The Leaves|
|2016||The Road To Nowhere||The Family Tree: The Leaves|
References[change | change source]
- Richardson, Mark (13 April 2007). "Radical Face: Ghost Album Review" (Web). Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
- Matheson, Whitney (8 July 2014). "Video premiere: Radical Face's 'The Mute'" (Web). USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
- "Review: Radical Face, The Family Tree: The Roots | Timber and Steel". Timberandsteel.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
- NPR staff (4 April 2016). "When The Page Becomes A Mirror: A Chat With Radical Face". www.npr.org. National Public Radio. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
- "Radical Face – Touch The Sky [EP]". Randomville.com. 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
- Robin Murray (2016-01-28). "Premiere: Radical Face - 'Secrets (Cellar Door)'". Clash.
- "YouTube". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
- "Clone | Act 1: The Laboratory". YouTube. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
- Diver, Mike (2012). "Radical Face The Family Tree: The Roots Review". www.bbc.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
Truly, this is a rare treasure of a collection; one that, through elegant economy, manages to convey more emotion than any act whose idea of layering on sentimentality begins and ends with the employment of a string section.
- Schell, Aled. "Radical Face: The Branches". http://www.goldflakepaint.co.uk/. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
The Jacksonville-native’s well-honed ability to weave detailed narratives is hardly surprising, with a background which spans a wide range of creative endeavors outside of music – from literature to poetry – and this is plain to see....External link in
- Menyes, Carolyn (24 March 2016). "Ben Cooper Talks the Therapy of Radical Face's New Album 'Family Tree: The Leaves': Interview". www.musictimes.com. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
- Steffen Hung. "Discographie Radical Face". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
- Steffen Hung. "Discografie Radical Face". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2015-10-11.