ALOHA RADIO EPK

FOR ALL INQUIRIES: ALEX BARNETT

MUSIC

“Live Without packs a punch. It is a great example of bedroom pop turned electropop. The vocal is the star of the show here, with some colourful attention to detail in the vocoder layers, the clever use of delay and reverb chains, and that hint of overdrive automation, particularly in the chorus. The Andy J feature was a nice break, too. Complimented the lead very nicely and he absolutely nails the feature. The single has loads of mainstream appeal.” – Paige R, GNH

 

“Aloha Radio has broken novel ground in “Live Without”, a direction they hopefully will continue to pursue. Not that their previous work was subpar; the band has always been a leader in the California reggae and ska industry. It’s just nice to hear a talented band deviate from the familiar, all the while staying true to their craft.  Aloha Radio’s sensuous single will have you ravenous for more.Kristy Rose, Top Shelf Music 

LIVE WITHOUT CURRENTLY BEING PLAYED ON KROQ LOCALS ONLY

Aloha Radio Island Time Single Artwork

Live Without ft. Andy J of Katastro – Single 12/11/2020

Heard on: KROQ (promo) . KX FM 104.7 . KUCI 88.9 . 91X . KCR 1610 (SDSU) . KKSM AM 1320 (Palomar College) . PALM TREE RADIO . COAST 104.5 FM . OCEAN 98.1 FM

MUSIC VIDEOS

DISCOGRAPHY

Island Time – Single 2020
SPOTIFY   APPLE MUSIC   YOUTUBE

Aloha Radio Golden State of Mind Artwork by James Haunt

Golden State of Mind – Album 2017
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Aloha Radio California Scheming Artwork

California Scheming – Album 2015
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Aloha Radio Stoked and Broke artwork

Stoked and Broke – Album 2015
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PRESS

“With the release of Golden State of Mind, local reggae-rock band Aloha Radio has put on display just how much they’ve grown over the last 18 months. Their latest record still contains the group’s signature upbeat poppy tunes behind Lauren Mulderrig’s catchy vocals, but Golden State of Mind also brings layers of depth and complexity that make it appropriate for more than just an extended smoke session or cheap beer-fueled party.” – Josh Chesler, OC Weekly

“Aloha Radio is the best parts of the music that SUBLIME put on the music map minus that godforsaken song ‘What I Got’.” – Shelia, 16 Clefs

Aloha Radio has evolved into one of Southern California’s most promising up and coming acts. Finding a home in the local reggae scene, Aloha Radio has created an alluring blend of indie-rock and reggae that encompasses all things West Coast.”Mike Patti, The Pier Magazine

“Aloha Radio sounds like what should be playing in most dorm rooms on lazy afternoons.”- Josh Chesler, OC Weekly

FOR ALL INQUIRIES: ALEX BARNETT

BIO

Aloha Radio Newport Beach Press photo by Vivian Lee

Orange County’s Aloha Radio, is like a message you find washed up on the shores of an enchanted seascape. Pull open the cork and you find yourself being serenaded and enticed into a hypnotic topical state, as if you just polished off your third Man Tai. Self described as an indie-rock band with a “tropical twist,” Aloha Radio’s sound uses the full-color wheel of Southern California’s modern soundscape intertwined with lush island infused elements including ukulele, lap steel and even the occasional steel drum.

While the 3 friends’ tastes and backgrounds span an eclectic genre hopping range of musical influence; it’s no secret that they are a product of their environment and growing up amongst the KROQ airwaves dominated by the pop rock reggae/ska infusions of Sublime, No Doubt, 311, and The Dirty Heads had a lasting effect on the trio. While their early years found them drawing from riff driven surf rock and bubbly ukulele chords, their last album Golden State

of Mind is a collection of pop rock reggae infused foot stomping anthems and experimental indie confessionals. With the release of the band’s 2020 summer single Island Time Aloha Radio highlights their softer, quirky side. Dubbed “a perfect dreamy escape” by producer Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, The Green, Hirie). He continues, “I don’t think there’s really anything out there like this, yet it feels so familiar.”

Island Time is sensual, ethereal, almost like stepping off a jetliner onto tropical Kauaian turf. Soft melodic vocals seduce the listener as lead singer Lauren Mulderrig takes pleasure in smelling “you on my pillow, like an ocean”. In a world so consumed by technology and business affairs, it’s exceedingly difficult to tune out the stimuli to turn up with each other. Mulderrig goes on to admit “I was losing sight of what’s important”, wishing to “ebb and flow” more naturally with someone so deserving. Adding traditional Hawaiian elements to the track, like bent guitar chords and a kettle drum, truly whisks the listener far, far away from any mundane reality.” – Kristy Rose, Top Shelf Music

Since their humble beginnings as a local bar act, Aloha Radio has been nominated for an OC Music Award, named Music Connection Magazine’s Top Live Band 2 years in a row, named OC Weekly’s “Next Reggae-Pop-Rock Band to Watch” and made a number of TV and radio appearances.   They have toured nationally with Pepper, Tribal Seeds, Grammy-nominated Raging Fyah, Fortunate Youth, Grammy nominated Anuhea, The Movement and Katastro among others. They have joined the lineup on festivals such as Doheny Days, Boomshaka Festival, Fiesta Del Sol and One Love Cali Fest.

An unexpected follow up to their carefree hit Island Time; Aloha Radio’s latest single Live Without taps into brooding moody undertones. Bedroom pop turned electro, edm and Post Malone influences abound. A power ballad full of 808’s trap hats & stadium stomps, surfy wet roots & bubbling keys; Live without packs a punch. Also produced by Danny Kalb, Live Without is a storm of desire and desperation. Consisting of a stellar feature provided by Andy J of Katastro, listeners absorb emotionally intricate vocal performances of two perspectives of a crumbling relationship destined to remain unrequited. Live Without ft. Andy J of Katastro is now streaming worldwide on all music platforms. As for Aloha Radio’s 5 song EP to be released in 2021, the contrast between their two lead singles is keeping fans on their toes.

Aloha Radio jungle Press photo by Vivian Lee

PERFORMANCE HISTORY 2016 – PRESENT

TOURS:
The Washed Tour
W/ Katastro & Tyrone’s Jacket
Nice Dreams Tour
W/ Pepper, Tribal Seeds & Fortunate Youth

FESTIVALS:
Jam in the Van Virtual Festival 2020 (Online)
OC Sellout Fest 2019 (CA)
Garden Amp Reggae Fest 2019 (CA)
Fiesta Del Sol 2019 (CA)
Boomshaka Festival 2018 (CA)
Montana State Hempfest 2017 (MT)
One Love Cali Fest 2017 (CA)
AZ Harvest Festival 2016 (AZ)
One Love Cali Fest 2016 (CA)
Summer Arts & Music Fest (2014) (CA)
Doheny Days 2012 (CA)

DIRECT SUPPORT:
Tribal Seeds
Shwayze
Rome
Anuhea
Eli-Mac
Raging Fyah
Through the Roots
Leilani Wolfgramm
The Simpkin Project
Seedless
One Drop
Fayuca
Tribal Theory

2020 SHOWS / LIVESTREAMS: 

10/11/2020
Sealegs – Huntington Beach, CA
Opener for Ease Up & Tunnel Vision

9/25/2020
Acoustic Livestream Concert
Presented by Kala Ukuleles
Kala IG Live & Facebook
Aloha Radio Youtube & Facebook

5/28/2020
Jam in the Van – Virtual Festival benefiting
Sweet Relief Musician’s Fund
Jam in the Van Facebook + Youtube
Other acts: Robert Jon & the Wreck,
Frank McComb, Tolan Shaw, Rett Madison,
Helena Holleran and Mathew Grant. 

5/22/2020
Play Out Loud at Home Presented by QSC
Facebook Live + Youtube Live

2019 SHOWS:

11/16/2019
Tiki Bar – Costa Mesa, CA 

OC Sellout Fest
Attend: 225

8/16/2019
Garden Amp – Garden Grove, CA
Reggae fest opener on main stage
for Cali Conscious, The B Foundation
and Julian Marley
Attend: 300+

8/4/2019
Pacific City -Huntington Beach, CA
KROQ Roq the Ocean Concert Series
Opener for Roots of Mine and The Holdup 

6/9/2019
Sealegs at the Beach – Huntington Beach, CA
Direct support for Kyle Smith
Attend: 72 

5/18/2019
Solana Beach, CA
Fiesta Del Sol Festival
Featuring: One Drop, ALO, B-Side Players and more. 

5/17/2019
Discovery – Ventura, CA
Direct support for Leilani Wolfgramm
Opener: The Flomads 

2018 SHOWS: 

11/16/2018
Garden Amp – Garden Grove, CA
Direct Support for Through the Roots
Attend: 266 

10/26/2018
The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
Opener for Katastro and Barefoot
Attend: 147 

THE WASHED TOUR 7/27-8/25/2018 SUPPORTING
KATASTRO AND TYRONE’S JACKET
 

8/25/2018
Launchpad – Albuqurque, NM
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 171 

8/24/2018
191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 231

8/23/2018
The Music Box – San Diego, CA
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 138 

8/22/2018
The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 220 

8/18/2018
The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 1604 

8/12/2018
The Rusty Shovel – Durango, CO
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 94 

8/11/2018
Brues Alehouse – Pueblo, CO
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 148 

8/10/2018
Cervate’s – Denver, CO
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 303

8/9/2018
Soundwell – SLC, UT
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 164 

8/8/2018
The Reef – Boise, ID
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 135 

8/4/2018
Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 139 

8/2/2018
Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 110 

8/1/2018
The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 69 

7/30/2018
SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 89 

7/29/2018
Discovery – Ventura, CA
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 59 

7/28/2018
The Roxy – Hollywood, CA
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 188

7/27/2018
SOL Venue – Carson, CA
Opener for Katastro and Tyrone’s Jacket
Attend: 70
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5/24/2018
BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ
Direct Support for Raging Fyah

5/13/2018
Sealegs at the Beach – Huntington Beach, CA
Headliner
Opener: Scarlett and the Fever 

4/29/2018
Club Red – Mesa, AZ
Direct Support for Through the Roots 

4/28/2018
The Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
Direct Support for Through the Roots 

4/21/2018
Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA
Direct support for Soulwise
Attend: 148 

3/24/2018
Winston’s – San Diego, CA
Headliner
Opener:The Tape Heads
Attend: 127 

3/10/2018
The Locker Room – Garden Grove, CA
Direct support for The Simpkin Project
Attend: 153 

2/19/2018
Sports Arena – San Diego, CA
Boomshaka Music Festival featuring:
Stick Figure, Tribal Seeds, The Original Wailers, Don Carlos, The Expanders, Hirie and Aloha Radio.
5,000+ 

2017 SHOWS: 

12/26/2017
Slo Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
Headliner 

12/9/2017
The Cave – Big Bear, CA
Direct Support for One Drop 

11/10/2017
Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CA
Direct Support for Eli-Mac
SOLD OUT 

11/1/2017
Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
Opener for Hirie and Nattali Rize 

NICE DREAMS TOUR 9/4-9/23/2017 SUPPORTING
PEPPER, TRIBAL SEEDS AND FORTUNATE YOUTH
 

9/23/2017
Reggae Rise Up Presents at Gallivan Center – Salt Lake City, UT
Opener for Pepper, Tribal Seeds & Fortunate Youth
Attend: 1340

9/22/2017
Revolution Center – Boise, ID
Opener for Pepper & Tribal Seeds
Attend: 592 

9/21/2017
Vina Robles Amphitheater – Paso Robles, CA
Opener for Pepper, Tribal Seeds & Fortunate Youth
Attend: 1361 

9/19/2017
The Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
Opener for Pepper, Tribal Seeds & Fortunate Youth
Attend: 2425- SOLD OUT 

9/16/2017
Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
Opener for Pepper, Tribal Seeds & Fortunate Youth
Attend: 1561 

9/15/2017
California Roots Presents at SOMO Village Center – Rohnert Park, CA
Opener for Pepper, Tribal Seeds & Fortunate Youth
Attend: 2042 

9/14/2017
Britt Pavillion – Jacksonville, OR
Opener for Pepper, Tribal Seeds & Fortunate Youth
Attend: 1275 

9/13/2017
Century Center – Bend, OR
Opener for Pepper, Tribal Seeds & Fortunate Youth
Attend: 880 

9/12/2017
Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
Opener for Pepper, Tribal Seeds & Fortunate Youth
Attend: 650 

9/10/2017
The Knitting Factory – Spokane,WA
Direct Support for Tribal Seeds
Attend: 290 

9/9/2017
Montana State Hempfest
Direct Support for Tribal Seeds
Attend: 500 

9/8/2017
Eagles – Bozeman, MT
Direct Support for Tribal Seeds
Attend: 261 

9/6/2017
Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
Direct Support for Tribal Seeds
Attend:288 

9/4/2017
The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Direct Support for Tribal Seeds
Attend: 307
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5/31/2017
The Observatory OC – Santa Ana, CA
Opener for Yellowman and Alborosie 

3/12/2017
Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
Opener for Raging Fyah and Tribal Seeds
Attend: 1218 

3/11/2016
Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
Opener for Raging Fyah and Tribal Seeds
Attend: 903 

3/10/2016
Rialto Theater – Tuscon, AZ
Opener for Raging Fyah and Tribal Seeds
Attend: 597 

3/8/2016
Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Opener for Raging Fyah and Tribal Seeds
Attend: 768 

3/7/2016
Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
Opener for Raging Fyah and Tribal Seeds
Attend: 684 

2/12/2017
One Love Cali Reggae Festival
Queen Mary – Long Beach, CA 2/10-2/12
Headliners: Dirty Heads, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Anuhea + more!
10,000+ attendance
All Ages

2016 SHOWS: 

11/5/2016
AZ Harvest Festival – Chandler, AZ
Direct Support for Tribal Seeds 

11/4/2016
Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ
Direct support for Gonzo 

10/1/2016
The Observatory- Santa Ana, CA
Opener for Seedless
Other acts: Tribal Theory & Solution 

8/4/2016
The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
Direct Support for Anuhea 

7/7/2016
Discovery Ventura – Ventura, CA
Direct Support for Anuhea 

7/6/2016
Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CA
Direct Support for Anuhea 

7/2/2016
Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
Opener for Tribal Theory 

4/30/2016
The Cave – Big Bear, CA
Direct support for 40oz to Freedom 

3/5/2016
Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Headliner: Anuhea
Support: Through the Roots and Thrive
Opener: Aloha Radio 

3/3/2016
Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
Headliner: Anuhea
Support: Through the Roots and Thrive
Opener: Aloha Radio 

2/13/2016
One Love Cali Reggae Festival
Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Headliners: Rebelution, IRation, Pepper, Tribal Seeds + More
5000 Capacity – Sold out
All Ages 

1/30/2016
House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Direct support for Fayuca
Attend: 613

2015 SOLD OUT SHOWS: 

7/19/2015
CD RELEASE SHOW
Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Direct support for Shwayze
Opener: The Palms
Attend: 1100 – SOLD OUT
All Ages 

6/27/2015
House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Headliner: Tribal Theory
Direct Support: Gonzo
Opener: Aloha Radio
Attend: 800 – SOLD OUT
All Ages

4/25/2015
Observatory – North Park, CA
Headliner: Tribal Seeds
Direct Support: Fortunate Youth
Opener: Aloha Radio
Attend: 1100 – SOLD OUT
All Ages