RUNAWAY DROID

Electronic Press Kit

Runaway Droid

Runaway Droid is an independent Retrowave project by a Finnish guitarist ANA, based in Helsinki, Finland. Recreating the sound and feel of the 1980’s Runaway Droid explores Synthwave and its subgenres from Outrun to Dark Synth with guitars along the retro synthesizer sounds.

After over a decade spent in rock and metal bands the project took its form in the summer of 2018 as an experiment to create music from childhood nostalgia and fusing together two decades of guitar playing into learning to play keyboard. After releasing the first single Activation Sequence and the first album Fragments two more albums followed within a year gaining over 200k streams on Spotify in 1,5 years.

The music was never intended to be played live, but fate took a happy turn in the form of Helsinki Synth City collective and Runaway Droid played its first live show at Helsinki Synth City Festival in November 9, 2019 sharing the stage with Nina, Robert Parker, Ace Buchannon, Millennium Falck, Levinsky, Glowline, VVOV & Kizunaut. Two more shows quickly followed in January and February 2020. View all events on Facebook.

In Media

Nigtride.FM: LIGHTYEARS

Album review by Julian Green

 

YLE.fi: Tältä kuulostaa Synthwave

Finland’s national public broadcasting company covered Helsinki Synth City Festival 2019

 

Nigtride.FM: Giant Space Lasers

Album review by Julian Green

“A complete, full-bodied album with nine great tracks and no fillers”

 

Imperiumi: Giant Space Lasers

Album review by Jesse Ryhänen

 

Imperiumi: Explorers

Album review by Jesse Ryhänen

Contact & Booking

ana@runawaydroid.miami

Discography

Droids of Summer
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LIGHTYEARS
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Paralyzed
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Way to the Stars
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It’s My Life
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Last Defence
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On the Line
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South Beach Chase
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Reconfiguration
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Rocket Machine
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Memory Core
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Giant Space Lasers
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Apocalypse Rewired
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Training Program
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Broken Code
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Combat Mode
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Explorers
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Mission Protocol
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Fragments
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Activation Sequence
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Transmissions

  • June 12, 2020

    New Album: LIGHTYEARS

    It's finally here! The 4th Runaway Droid album LIGHTYEARS! Available on all platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, YouTube Music, Amazon, Googl

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  • March 12, 2020

    We did it Synthwave – Bon Jovi cover

    "Like Frankie said we did it Synthwave" ...or something! Here's the Bon Jovi cover I did with Millennium Falck. Out on streaming services on March 9.

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  • February 17, 2020

    February Single Release, Live Footage and Music Video News

    It's time for the monthly single release! This February I have this game music / Dark Synth influenced slow ambient~ish but sort of brutal instrument

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