Radioactive Man is Keith Tenniswood, a producer, musician and DJ known mainly for his partnership with Andrew Weatherall in The Two Lone Swordsman but years on from that last album together is ready to unleash new solo material.
From his experiences coming from his home town of Weybridge through to raves in and around London as electronic music was kicking off in his teenage years, he soon became part of this happening from his meeting of Andrew Weatherall in the Sabres of Paradise Days. This started off Keith’s sonic deployment in the studio for Sabres and work with David Holmes, Beth Orton, The Aloof, Red Snapper, Primal Scream, Jon Carter and Barry Ashworth all previous to the band that he is always referred to being the other half of – Two Lone Swordsmen.
TLS still have a firm hold on the heart strings of a generation and a time in electronic music, the album Tiny Reminders now has a ‘classic album’ status, with its raw machine funk and the depth of bass and soul that Keith has made his speciality.
His first album as Radioactive Man was self titled, released on Weatherall’s Rotters Golf Club label in 2001, his first solo long player from years in the studio had finally come together and the track that every artist has, and is always known the most for, ‘Uranium’. He shows he’s not only able to make bangers but truly emotional and soul stirring music. He then went on to become one of the first artists to contribute to Fabric’s still to this day relevant and defining mix series.
The second Album, ‘Booby Trap’, is most definitely ‘a bit of a banger’ (his own words). What soon became apparent is that Keith knows no genre, every track is distinct from the other but is always distinctly him.
Come 2004, Two Lone Swordsmen’s Double Gone Chapel album released on Warp had shocked
some from industry to fans from moving from electronica to both Weatherall and Tenniswood’s original inspirations dub and rock n roll. It was a new era for the partnership Keith on bass and guitar, Andrew on vocals and processed through the Two Lone Swordsman studio came the second phase of TLS.
Things then went quiet for TLS as both ventured into other projects, Keith decided to work with Christopher D. Ashley playing guitar in his live band on the back of his Cruel Romantics album for Sunday Best, including big gigs such as Sonar, Glastonbury and Bestival.
His third solo album ‘Growl’ was released by Control Tower with the help of Fabric.
Since Growl, Keith’s seen a few releases on his friend’s labels, one a collaboration with Luke Dumbstruck on Paul Blackford’s pure and resilient electro label Militant Science and Richard Wigglesworth’s Tudor Beats, a place for Wigglesworth’s explorative analogue acid output – both labels dedicated to two distinct niche sounds of underground electronics.
That leaves us with the many other tracks created by Keith frustratingly gathering static on his hard drive, a full album’s worth. Putting that album out however wasn’t a simple story, but now, finally it’s going to
be released in the best format possible by the best people for the job from the heart of the scene that Radioactive Man was born into – WANG Trax.
The first E.P is a 4 tracker Entitled ‘The Engine E.P’ followed by another 4 tracker in November, both of these on much loved and recently revived vinyl !
Then to follow is a full digital release of the Album .
The year of 2011 also sees other music projects come into fruition with remix requests flooding in from Scan One, Toob and Red Snapper. The year has also seen the unveiling of Radionasty, a collaborative production project between Keith and longtime compatriot Billy Nasty. The pair had their first release
on EPM’s critically acclaimed compilation EPM10 that also featured tracks from Sandwell District and Alexander Robotnick and look forward to a vinyl release coming imminently on Craig Richards TYRANT imprint later this year with more to follow.

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