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Running Blue is bringing the joys of the 80s to global radio! NEW MUSIC VIDS!
14 Dec 2022

Recently, Running Blue sent us down the East Highway 1985 with an alluring 80s throwback. This track hearkens back to the influences of several legendary bands, and could be described as The Smiths meets *NSYNC, blended with the BLOC Party. The addictive bass riff will pull you into the lonely vocals and position you in the long and intriguing journey that the lyrics describe. If there’s one thing music like this is great at, it’s putting the listener in the shoes of a great story that will have you feeling a certain type of way. It’s only fitting then, that it’s seeing radio play all over the world and is the most popular track in the band’s catalogue when it comes to radio downloads! And on top of all that, it has a brand new music video for you to enjoy. There’s no better way to celebrate Running Blue’s radio milestones than giving it a play!

But what’s the full story, what’s the scope of East Highway 1985’s impact? 32 stations downloaded the track to give it a chance, across 18 different countries. The interesting figure here is that 32 unique stations are playing the track… so yeah, if a radio station downloaded this song, it played it! There were none who skipped out on it – it swayed every single listener who found it, which is incredible! The most popular country for this track is Spain, and we estimate that it’s hit 48 plays overall across multiple radio stations. Just think of how many people would have heard it in those 48 plays – these aren’t small time streaming figures, this is an entire broadcast reaching hundreds to thousands!

These figures come to us from our friends over at Syndicast. We wanna give special thanks to Syndicast for hosting this track in a convenient manner for the masses to engage with, and of course to every single one of the radio stations that gave this track one chance and decided that one chance was all they needed – we’re still over the moon that every single station who decided to download this track also decided to play it! This may be one of our favourite stories to ever come out of Running Blue’s career.

Running Blue are spreading their wings in numerous ways beyond this, too! With 1k views already on their music video for Wild Side that was ONLY UPLOADED A WEEK AGO, the world is taking notice of Running Blue – and we’re 100% here for it. What an awesome way for them to end the year.

With plenty of remasters of their classic hits as well as new tracks, Running Blue have got something for everyone, and this fresh new era for the band is worth celebrating: and we can think of no better way than playing some more of this kind of heartachy, devil-may-care rock music. Whether you knew the group by the names of either The Zilths or Running Blue, or whether you prefer the remasters of their old work or their new compositions, there’s plenty of them to go around for whatever flavour you like best! Running Blue are BACK, they’re here to stay, and we can’t get enough of them.

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Running Blue are a Blue Pie Records USA and Blue Pie Publishing USA ( ASCAP ) artist.


The Band Members:

Venues and Gigs:
The band played throughout 1985 and 1986 at many venues across Sydney including:

  • The Student Prince Hotel
  • The Rose of Australia Hotel
  • The White Horse Hotel
  • The St John’s Formal | Sydney University
  • The St Paul’s Formal | Sydney University
  • The Annandale Hotel
  • Riverview School Reunion Formal | Balmain Town Hall
  • The Band Comp | The Round House | UNSW
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