- About -
Electro with a Rock ‘n’ Roll heart
Radio Wolf aka Oliver Blair is a songwriter, musician and producer whose projects are masterminded from start to finish, auteur style.
He delivers a retrofuturistic sonic experience that uniquely fuses rock ’n’ roll with electronica. His driving rock guitar licks, augmented with emotionally soaring, atmospheric synth rises, create a fresh listening experience.
He started his career at age 19 while living in London, UK, remixing and collaborating with cult UK acts including Ladytron, Sohodolls, Client, Hotel Motel and Kelli Ali.
He also gained performance experience playing in various London electro venues as well as touring in Tokyo, Seoul, Moscow, Istanbul and Austin, Texas.
He relocated to his homeland, Canada, two years ago to launch his latest project, Radio Wolf: a retrofuturistic sonic experience that uniquely fuses rock ’n’ roll with electronica. His driving rock guitar licks, augmented with emotionally soaring, atmospheric synth rises, create a fresh listening experience.
Radio Wolf debuted last year with “Rock ‘n’ Roll Forever”, an EP of 4 original songs. Collaborating with four distinctive cult female vocalists, he produced an album of sonic coherence despite the different vocal style of each singer.
He is now gaining a reputation and network of fans in the growing international synthwave movement via social media and websites/blogs devoted to the genre. A recent tour of electro clubs in Stockholm, Paris and London UK, with Toronto synthpop group, Parallels, saw them perform ‘Runaway Girl’ - a song he wrote and produced for his debut EP, featuring Parallels’ Holly Dodson on vocals.
He is currently collaborating with various vocalists on a full-length album, aimed at pumping new life blood into electronic music via an infusion of ‘jukebox worthy’ songcraft and rock ’n’ roll spirit.
- Press -
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Forever”
(ft. Sarah Blackwood)
“...there’s no going wrong here...rock, pop and even electronica creating one unique and refreshing sound that is both retro and modern...So listen, enjoy and say hello to your new favourite obsession.”
Wolf In A Suit (Full Article)
“...infusing the steady driving synths and bursts of soullful guitar riffs with a real sense that rock ‘n’ roll is indeed forever.”
Mark Buckley / Analogue Trash (Full Article)
“...a perfect mix of bright pop energy and sparkling vocals.”
Tiana Feng / Ride The Tempo (Full Article)
“Song on the Radio”
(ft. Marika Gauci)
“...the buzzing synths, the groovy percussion and the clean guitar lines...for nearly four minutes you become completely lost in this number...”
Ben Yung / The Revue (Full Article)
“...a fabulous electro rock song, the music is absolutely splendid and the vocals provide distinction and emotion.”
Beehive Candy (Full Article)
“...an ethos somewhere between that of a John Hughes or David Lynch soundtrack...a pulsating anthem that harkens back to the simpler times when radio was the be-all end-all of music consumption.”
Dope Cause We Said (Full Article)
“...when we heard ‘Song on the Radio’ we felt a certain je ne sais quoi and knew we had to experience the rest of the EP. It would be misguided to say that we simply fell in love with it... it just had that feel to it.”
Sound Chips (Full Interview)