Up and coming: RAMS' Pocket Radio

What is RAMS' Pocket Radio?

The musical outpourings of singer/pianist/drummer Peter McCauley from Lisburn, Northern Ireland who has been performing with a band for the past year but has also started playing some solo shows in which he commandeers keys, sticks and singing duties.

What's in a name?

The reference is to product designer Dieter Rams who worked for Braun in the 1950s, and whose elegant form has inspired the design team at Apple. McCauley's forthcoming single Dieter Rams Has Got The Pocket Radios is the most charged example of his Ben Folds-like talent for torrential piano pop.

What's the buzz?

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Irish music bible Hotpress chose RPR as one of their tips for the year and McCauley has also caught the attention of Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody who picked one of his songs as Track of the Month in Q.

What are other people saying?

"About to scare the ****** out of every other piano based band on the planet" – Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music

"Embodies the spirit of Dieter Rams surprisingly well: a distinct attention to detail, innovation and the ability to create something beautiful are all part of Peter McCauley's side project" – secretfireworks.com

Where can I hear more?


• Dieter Rams Has Got The Pocket Radios EP is released by Reel to Reel Recordings on 25 July. RAMS Pocket Radio play King Tut's, Glasgow, on 23 June (solo) and 2 July (full band show).