by Lost At E Minor in New Music on Saturday 13 August 2011

Radiation City is a Portland four-piece influenced by 60s bossa nova and girl group pop (with bite). Their debut album, The Hands That Take You, is coming out on Tender Loving Empire (Typhoon, Loch Lomond) on September 27.

Band members Cameron Spies and Lizzy Ellison came together through a series of creative collaborations, among them landscaping, cooking and photography. Being on the label side of things and getting sent a ton of music, they decided to try their hand at making their own. After only a few performances they started gaining attention as ‘one of Portland’s most polished and promising young acts’ (Willamette Week).