London, England, GBR

"Raised by fanatical missionaries in Papua New Guinea, heard nothing but Christian folk until 18, and awakened by the biblical barkings of Pixies - so far so Australasian Kings of Leon, right? RTP has produced similarly cool deviant avant-rock." NME
London based five-piece back with a bang in 2010.


From daughter of Seventh Day Adventist preachers in New Guinea to dragging the uninitiated to worship at the altar of melodic rock as singer in RTP, Paula Steel has trodden an unconventional path to enlightenment.

Suddenly enraptured with the rock’n’roll dream Steel moved to London where she met bassist DJ. The pair recruited keyboardist and guitarist Tom Farncombe and drummer Chris Hodges before completing the band with guitarist Sam Taylor. Jamie Watson (producer of Snow Patrol) liked the early material so much he released it on Edinburgh’s Human Condition Records. The release of ‘Carry Me’ gained RTP a management contract with Light Music Network and they recorded the debut album with Placebo and Blur knob-twiddler Teo Miller.

With nods of approval from peers like The Automatic and Los Campesinos!, ‘Hope Is Not Enough’, released in late-2008, was hailed in the press and heavily supported on radio and TV: Album of the Week on Huw Stephen’s BBC Radio 1 show; Nomination for Debut Album of the Year 2008 on XFM; 'Half As Much' playlisted on XFM, BBC Radio 1, and BBC 6Music; MTV2 playlist with ‘Undercurrent’ video while the single was also named NME Radio Single of the Week (Neil Cole), BBC 6 Music Single of the Week (Steve Lamacq). The success of the release tempted Universal Music to license the record for Australasia in 2009. First single, ‘Undercurrent’ was recorded with legendary producer Mike Chapman (Blondie, Suzi Quatro) who travelled to Manchester and London to watch the band perform live at their In The City and Camden Crawl showcases, mixing two further tracks for the album.

RTP began recording for the follow-up in August 2010 having signed to new UK Indie label Tip Top Recordings. Their track 'All The Same' is currently being synched as the title track to Channel 4's music show 'On Track' and next single 'All That's Left' (November 22) has been remixed by America's most in demand remix artists RAC and dubstep heavyweight Dan Donovan. RTP have found the perfect shoe-gaze, rock out mix to truly convert the masses. Back on record, back on the road, RTP is back with a mighty bang.


EP - Carry Me (Human Condition Records, 2006)
Single - Get Played (Blacklight Music, 2008)
Single - Undercurrent (Blacklight Music, 2008)
Album - Hope Is Not Enough (Blacklight Music, 2008)
Album - Hope Is Not Enough (Universal Music Australia, 2009)
Single - All The Same (Tip Top Recordings, 2010)
EP - All That's Left (Tip Top Recordings, November 2010)
Single - Battle Scars (Tip Top Recordings, February 2011)
Album - TBC (Tip Top Recordings, April 2011)