We are a 5 piece ska/punk/thrash outfit influenced by the likes of Madness, The Jam, Metallica, Motorhead, The Specials and many others. Our music ranges from rocksteady ballad to balls on the wall thrash. We've been lucky enough to share the stage with many awesome bands including: Andy T, Asian Dub Foundation, Astronauts, Bad Manners, The Beat, Buzzcocks, Dr & The Medics, Eastfield, Ed Tudor-Pole, Eureka Machines, Goldblade, Highliners, Inner Terrestrials, Jaya The Cat, John Otway, Lawnmower Deth, The Lurkers, Moral Dilemma, Natural Rhythm, New Town Kings, The Offenders, One Way System, The Oppressed, Paul Carter, Poundaflesh, Random Hand, Restarts, Rico Rodriguez, Roddy Radiation, Saxon, The Selecter, Sick On The Bus, The Skints, Steve Lake (Zounds) - as his band!!, Stranglers, Subhumans, UK Subs, Virus, The Wurzels, Zounds and many many more...!!
2011 saw the self release of our first full length studio album, exciting times!
All gigs are full of energy, from a solo acoustic set to a full band explosion, there's no point coming to our gigs unless you wanna burn off some energy - we hate boring audiences, luckily we can generally kick up enough fuss to get people moving!! We play anywhere, we're not afraid to travel, we've been up and down the country - Scooter Rallies are a particular fave. So that's us - we're a straight forward band, we turn up, we play loud and fast, and we're not complicated!! This is our finest hour.
GeZ Addictive - Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar
Kev Supernatural Bass Fiend - Bass
AirlinA Addictive - Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Dan Electro - Drum kit and percussion
AnnA Addictive - Trumpet, Vocals.
Supernatural Race Fiend EP
New Album 'Studio' released Autumn 2011
Code Of Conduct
Supernatural Race Fiend
All I Want
Hungry Little Worms In The Soil
How Do I Tell You I Hate You Without Making You Cry
Addictive pHilosopHy – Studio review
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Ska and reggae are music genres that can be hard to perfect. If you have what it takes, you’ve got i...Ska and reggae are music genres that can be hard to perfect. If you have what it takes, you’ve got it. If you don’t, give up. There’s no inbetween. Bands can never be just “ok”, it’s either good or bad and so if you’re in a ska or a reggae band, you better make sure you can play good music.
Addictive Philosophy’s debut album, thankfully, is good. Playing in the same vain as bands like Madness and The Specials, as well as more modern day bands like The Skints; Studio is a high energy album fit for anyone to put on their skanking shoes. Vocalist Gez Addictive should take pride in the fact he sounds like a young Joe Strummer, but that’s not his greatest atribute. Infact, his greatest atribute is the fact that Gez and the rest of the band aren’t afraid to say what they feel. Songs like All I Want might not be ground breaking, but it is in some ways thought provoking. It’s a simple concept of not wanting war and being free – something that 99.9% of people in the world can most likely relate to.
However, if that sounds to “John Lennon” for you, then maybe Stranglehold will be more to your fancy. With a slow tempo and droning vocals, the song describes “the system” having a stranglehold on society. It’s songs like this that are more relevant than ever in these times of our Tory established government. While not everyone would agree with Addictive Philosophy’s views, they’re certainly views to take in to account.
On the epic (and probably the highlight of the entire album) Supernatural Race Fiend, the lyric “This is our finest hour” is repeated plenty of times and it’s hard not to forget. Hopefully, this is not Additive Philosophy’s finest hour. And that’s not to say the album is poor, but Addictive Philosophy can now look to the future and give us more; having not peaked yet – the best is still yet to come.
Live Unsigned Review
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From punk to ska to rocksteady, Addictive pHilosopHy cover a lot of stylistic ground, but it all sou...From punk to ska to rocksteady, Addictive pHilosopHy cover a lot of stylistic ground, but it all sounds very much of a piece, thanks in large part to the hoarsely passionate vocal delivery that animates their uncompromising songs. Old school, and totally committed, but with some nice musical tricks up their sleeve as well, this band is the business. Highly recommended.
Hard Working Band with Philosophy So Addictive
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Derby's "hardest working band" will be demonstrating the fruits of their labours at the old bell... Derby's "hardest working band" will be demonstrating the fruits of their labours at the old bell, sadler gate tonight ahead of a 10 date tour.
Addictive Philosophy, formed around 3 years ago by Chaddesden guitarist/vocalist Gez Addictive, will be playing alongside punk rockers Inner Terrestrials, Sick On The Bus, Poundfles, Paul Carter, Certified and more.
The gig is one of a number around the midlands that they have to fit in before taking off to support Chinese punk band NoNames Uk tour.
Gez, whose heroes include Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Gandhi and Kurt Cobain said 'the international booking agents booked us for the tour. They saw us on myspace and invited to us to join their roster, which is pretty cool. They handle several big names like Sham 69, One Way System and the Lambrettas.
Addictive, which boasts a repertoire covering everything from punk rock to heavy metal, ska and reggae to rocksteady, funk, soul and rock 'n' roll, is the busiest band in derby, according to Gez.
The five piece - Gez, Spider Arachnid on keyboard, Kev Addictive on bass, Dan electro on drums and Anna addictive on trumpet and vocals - do two or three gigs a week in addition to hosting an open mic at the old bell every Wednesday.
Following the elite signing, the band has also been invited to headling at the Gaff in london, reknowned for it's avant garde music night.
"And we've been askled to play at the Bad Manners festival in London in August which is a great privelige for us. This this year is looking good." Said Gez.
On myspace, Gez, who writes much of the music in collaboration with other band members, lists as his influences Nirvana, reggae, ska and literature like A Clockwork Orange.
"But i want to stress we are very non violent. Our message is all about pacifism . I'm a vegan and a couple of the band are vegetarians. I actively oppose drugs, drink and smoking."
Gez believes the future is looking bright.
"We recorded a live DVD in December which should be available in a couple of weeks in time for our tour. Things are really taking off."
Addictive pHilosopHy - Studio Review
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It's always good to hear new bands and Addictive Philosophy fall into that camp. What you get from t...It's always good to hear new bands and Addictive Philosophy fall into that camp. What you get from this album are twelve tunes that are a fusion Ska, punk and touch of HC here and there. I like what Addictive Philosophy are doing here as it certainly makes for good listening. They are one of the more attractive bands on the DIY Punk scene that should be supported. Tracks worthy of a listen include 'Telly', 'Supernatural Race Fiend', 'RIP' and 'Code Of Conduct'. It's good to see a small band put out an album with a pretty good production and a decent booklet accompanying the CD. Make sure 'Studio' is given a listen and I can almost guarantee you'll enjoy! 8/10
(Not a) Novelty
All I Want
Code of Conduct
How Can I Tell You I Hate You (Without Making You Cry)
Hungry Little Worms (In The Soil)
Save The Last Dance For Me (Richie B)
Supernatural Race Fiend
The Old Lie
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