Radium88 are Jema Davies (vocals, percussion, guitar) and Tim Thwaites (instruments and production). They met in Nottingham UK, some time in the 90’s, bonding over a shared initial desire to make music that sounds the way William Gibson reads. Dense, quite dark, futuristic, richly textured, strange, yet with moments of humanity, hope and beauty. In 2004 or thereabouts they stopped playing live, gradually shedding punk and hip-hop influences, absorbing instead ambient electronic and classical influences and devoting their energies to recording a series of increasingly ambitious albums on their own Lotek Recordings label. These albums feature a wide range of live instrumentation in an electronic setting. They were well received critically, and a number of tracks were used to soundtrack TV programmes.

In 2016, following a contribution to a well-received compilation on the Disco Gecko label, “Strange-Eyed Constellations”, they were offered the opportunity to release more material on the label, beginning with an EP, “The Man Who Failed the Turing Test”. This has been accompanied by a return to live performance and this October’s album “Perpetual Emotion Machine”

Radium88 Discography Tracks


CHEEP12 Radium88 Artificial Life(CDr, Album) Lotek Recordings CHEEP12 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CHEEP15 Radium88 Metamorphosis(CD) Lotek Recordings CHEEP15 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CHEEP19 Radium88 Only Science Can Tell Us The Truth(CD, Album) Lotek Recordings CHEEP19 UK 2007 Sell This Version
EYEL-016 Radium88 Until The Last Leaf Falls(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Eye Lounge Records EYEL-016 Italy 2010
none Radium88 Escaping Tomorrow(CD, Album) Lotek Recordings none UK 2012 Sell This Version
GKOCD026 Radium88 Perpetual Emotion Machine(CD, Album) Disco Gecko GKOCD026 UK 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DSCGCKDIG027 Radium88 The Man Who Failed The Turing Test(5xFile, FLAC, EP) Disco Gecko DSCGCKDIG027 UK 2016