Dublin band The Radiators (from Space) are best known for their debut single "Television Screen" and for their legendary second album Ghostown. "Television Screen" was hailed by Rolling Stone as the better of the first batch of UK punk singles and was also the first punk single to place Top 20 anywhere in the world when it charted at No 17 in Ireland in April 1977. Ghostown, an exotic fantasia of a midnight walk around Dublin which seems to take place simultaneously in the 1970s and six decades earlier, has consistently featured in the lists of Best Irish Albums of All Time since it was recorded 33 years ago.
But that's not all there is to The Radiators. There's their debut album TV Tube Heart, widely considered a punk classic, and their stunning reunion album from 2006, Trouble Pilgrim. In the intervening years guitarist Philip Chevron found fame with The Pogues, Steve Averill became one of the music world's top designers and has been involved with the artwork for U2 from the very beginning, while Pete Holidai received the Hot Press/Smithwicks award for his work as a record producer.
"A real inspiration to us" – Bono, U2 (Out of Ireland - Irish Rock of the 70's & 80's) shared experience, together and apart, with the new Trouble Pilgrim album.