The Dyadics
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The Dyadics

London, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

London, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Alternative Rock




"Top 10 Indie Bands of 2015"

We used to like this band a lot and then they sort of disappeared for a couple of years, but 2015 was the year they came back with stellar results. A killer CD was released and they played a few shows to support Deus Ex Machina which were highlights of the year for us. Their music style is varied and is as much Depeche Mode as it is Pink Floyd, or wait is that some Zeppelin theremin style songs? It is apparent they are very talented musicians and they are able to make smart music because of that. Do not even pass a chance to check them out when they are in town. - T-Mak World

"CMW2013 Gig of the Night"

The Dyadics – Painted Lady

Dyadics are no strangers to T-Mak World as we have featured them in both an Emerging Artist Spotlight and an Indie on Indie article. These two guys are insanely talented and can rock with the best of them. How cool is a guitarist playing a double neck the whole set and a drummer who is also playing bass through his left hand. We are huge fans of this band and even had them as a must see gig for CMW 2013. Our highest recommendation possible goes to this band and we urge you to catch them next time they play Toronto. They get a GIG OF THE NIGHT for their performance from one of our editors. (More info at bottom of article).

Steve Mallinson (Photographer and Senior Editor): When Heaven’s Basement’s entourage show up at Cherry Cola’s it’s clear to see they’re on a very different career path to most of the bands we cover and their showmanship is on a whole different level. However giving them the gig of the night is almost too easy, so I’m going to go with The Dyadics. This duo’s musicianship is off the charts and when you cover Jimi Hendrix brilliantly, well, then you almost kinda win Gig Of The Night by rule. - T-Mak World

"CMW Must See Gigs of 2013"

When: Friday, March 22nd at 1AM
Where: The Painted Lady
Why: The Dyadics bring their pummeling live show to The Painted Lady at 1AM, and with a 4AM last call, it’s the perfect way to really kick off your night/morning. - Eternal Bummer

"Dyadics, The: Deus Ex Machina"

It's been five years since The Dyadics debut self titled release delivered a burst of commercial rock that still managed to pack a punch and keep broad horizons. Follow up, Deus Ex Machina, is however a serious step up in class, execution, song writing and vision. Loosely conceptual, Deus flows cleverly as short interludes are placed to introduce the next track on the album through atmospheric ambient workings (in fact the track listing on the back of the digi-pack groups some songs together, so interlinked are they) providing a wonderfully paced collection (something which the debut seriously lacked in). However with the linking sections clearly mapped out and carefully placed, the results take you on a hugely cohesive journey. The band's influences do still pop into view � Muse still a major player (but in a far less "look at me" kind of way), The Pineapple Thief still nodded to and yet The Dyadics sound much more comfortable, and able, to extend those parameters and really begin to express who they are.

What else is immediately apparent, is that The Dyadics, who are in essence the pair of Kevin Kennedy (guitars/vocals) and Matt Weston (drums/moog bass/a whole host of other gadgets and gubbins), also have a much sharper attack. This time, when they go for it, take cover. Whereas, when they want to brings things down and be intimate, lean in close and take in the experience; plenty of interest also happening in between. "Wake Up" begins the album as just that, a gentle morning nudge, as a build of pinging guitars, music boxes and swooshes suddenly making way for the thump and bump of the off-beat smack of "The Times". Two tracks in and already they're grooving for all they're worth; however it's a trick used to great effect throughout, "Give Yr Head A Shake" a thrumming ambush which bursts forth from the more considered ambience of "Head Drone Collider", while the stand alone "Lady" crashes into view as possibly the catchiest expulsion of energy on the whole album.
But The Dyadics have broadened their attack; "Straight And Narrow" broods and moods with melodic intent, while "Running Late", which grows from the so-so reggae of "Running Dubwise" and African tribal drums of "Running Yardstyle", brings pop hooks and backing vocals. Add in the mid-paced thump of "Wedding Anniversary", the clattering restrained "Better Way" and eighties electronica influenced "No Matter What They Say" and this album continually evolves as you take it in. Having enjoyed The Dyadics debut album and an overly eclectic EP, I very much suspected that Deus Ex Machina would be enjoyable listening. What I didn't expect was the expansive and confident statement that this album undoubtedly is.

Track Listing
1.Wake Up
2. The Times
3. Wedding Anniversary
4. Where Have You Gone
5. Better Way
6. Head Drone Collider
7. Give Yr Head A Shake
8. No Matter What They Say
9. Livin' The Dream
10. I Don't Wanna Know Where You Are
11. Running Yardstyle
12. Running Dubwise
13. Running Late
14. Lady
15. Straight And Narrow

Added: August 5th 2015
Reviewer: Steven Reid
Score: 4 Stars
Related Link: Dyadics online
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Language: english - Sea of Tranquility

"Best of Canadian Music Week 2013"

Congratulations (in alphabetical order) to The Dyadics, Heaven’s Basement, Last Bullet, One Bad Son, TimeGiant and Stone River who all gave major league Rock N Roll performances and are all co-winners of the Best Of Canadian Music Week 2013. - T-Mak World

"Music (and Video) from the Inbox"

Two-piece band (the drummer also plays bass and Kevin Kennedy from Neverending White Lights plays guitar) from London, Ontario. The album is self-titled and available for streaming. - Alan Cross

"Dyadics at Shire"

Dyadics At Shire
On Saturday, July 4, London-based rock duo The Dy- adics, wsg Josh Geddis, will unveil their terri c new CD, Deus Ex Machina, at the Black Shire Pub (511 Talbot St.). While some may think that the duo is limited by their setup, the band sees it as a positive situation. “Rather than that be a hindrance, it has made it easier for us to create our own unique thing. Kevin [Kennedy] can only do certain guitar lines while also singing, and I can only do certain bass parts or drum parts while doing the oth- er. It helps us focus our music on what’s essential for the song and for us to have a good time while playing it,” said drummer/bassist Matt Weston. Kennedy and Weston met when they were both studying at Western and discovered they shared a passion for music. “We played together in a band called Icewater for about three or four years back in those days, along with a few other friends. It was a few years later before Kevin had the material for our rst record and we started jamming. The two-piece thing wasn’t planned; it came about very organically, due to circumstances and who was around to do it.” Being a duo, comparisons to the White Stripes are inevitable, but Weston doesn’t buy the connection. “Although we are big lovers of blues music, our music generally isn’t blues-based like theirs. Kevin has a completely di erent singing style, and since I also play bass while doing drums, it doesn’t come across as a stripped down two-piece sound like The White Stripes.” Currently, The Dyadics are hard at work preparing for their show at the Shire and Weston claims fans will be treated to something truly special. “This is the most ambitious show we’ve ever put together. We don’t really want to give away too much right now. But if you’ve seen us before, you can expect a wildly di erent show from start to nish. And if you’ve never seen us, well now is the time!” Please call (519) 433-7737 for more info.
- John Sharpe - Scene Magazine

"Deus Ex Machina"

Comprised of Kevin Kennedy (guitars/vocals) and
Matt Weston (drums/Moog bass), The Dyadics are a
London-based hard rock duo that manages to produce
a big sound, comparable to groups twice their size.
The follow-up to their 2012 EP, Dead and Gone, Deus Ex Machina is a more polished and con dent outing that its predecessor. The album contains 15 original tunes, including four instrumental interludes that introduce several tracks. Accompanied on various tracks by Jane Carmichael (vocals), Josh Geddis (electric violin), and Bryan Hart (Roland synth), Kennedy and Weston rock hard throughout, displaying a solid command of their chosen instruments. These guys can play! Engineered and mixed by Weston at Swamp Songs Recording Studio in Lucan, Ontario, Deus Ex Machina proves that, sometimes, less really is more. Editor’s Note: The Dyadics, wsg Josh Geddis, play the Black Shire Pub on Saturday, July 4. > Performance: B+/Production: B+ > Indie
– John Sharpe - Scene Magazine

"A Feedback Loop"

Episode 9: The Dyadics
July 20, 2015 Review The Dyadics Dylan
A rock album filled with space age laser guitars and, even more surprisingly, Jesse and Dylan pretty much agree on the Dyadics’ latest release Deus Ex Machina. - A Feedback Loop

"The Dyadics Contest and Concert Announcement"

August 13 2015 – One of our favorite rock bands are at it again. The Dyadics are a duo from the London, Ontario area that combine explosive live sets with a remarkable catalog of music. They recently released their album Deus Ex Machina and are ready to bring their show to Toronto. The Dyadics are playing Bovine Sex Club on Saturday, August 29 with TJ Hollywood.

We have been listening to Deus Ex Machine quite steadily the last few weeks and it is truly an emotional voyage that is best experienced in its entirety. The songs all flow together but vary in style very much like Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Certainly one of the best albums released in 2015 the live rendition of it will be quite an experience. Physical copies can be purchased through here or Grooves Records out of London. It’s also available on iTunes for those that prefer their music in a digital format.

There are three chances to catch The Dyadics and the dates are as follows:

Thurs. Aug 27 – Phog Lounge – Windsor (w/ Brendan Friel)

Fri. Aug 28 – Call The Office – London (w/ Deni Gauthier and Ivan Rivers)

Sat. Aug 29 – Bovine Sex Club – Toronto (w/ TJ Hollywood)

This show is highly recommended and we had a chance to talk to Matt Weston who plays drums and moog bass for the band (the other member is Kevin Kennedy who takes care of guitar and vocal duties). We asked Matt tell us the back story of Deus Ex Machina and here is what he offered:

The album was recorded at Swamp Songs Recording Studio in Lucan (out of my house). The concept was an evolving one. We took our time on this record. Kevin brought in some acoustic demos and notes for direction and then we worked out the arrangement and details together. The recording process was interrupted for weeks or months at a time due to Kevin’s touring schedule with The Marrieds or with me recording other projects. But that also gave us good chances to step back and look at it as a whole.

Overall, it is a pretty bleak record with some dark themes, both lyrically and musically. We don’t like to spell out the meaning of the lyrics because we’d like people to find their own reason to relate. But we think the narrative and the title will make sense for anyone willing to do a little digging.

To celebrate Deus Ex Machina we will give away an autographed copy of the CD to 2 different lucky winners – to enter email us at contests (at) tmakworld (dot) com and enter the subject line “The Dyadics” - T-Mak World

"The Dyadics are two of . . . something"


Somebody called The Dyadics “a big dirty dance rock duo” — and the London band liked it.

The two UWO Don Wright music faculty grads visited The Free Press newsroom on Wednesday for a video shoot. The “big dirty . . . duo” phrase was heard again as Kevin Kennedy, of London, and Matt Weston, of Lucan, played a song by Kennedy.

On the video, the Dyadics are heard in an edited version of Remember from their self-titled debut album. The duo are in “stripped-down” format for the Reaney’s Pick video, with some amps and other equipment left at home.

“It was about two months of hard recording and then a month of mixing,” Weston says of the album. The recording was done at Weston’s Lucan-area Swamp Songs studio operation.

The duo launches the album on Saturday at Call the Office. Live, it will be a different experience. Singer and guitarist Kennedy, who wrote all the songs on the album, will play a double-neck white guitar in a multi-amp setup. Weston plays a full drum kit while continuing to handle the Octapad bass, a drum-style pad or surface that triggers bass notes.

“I like it for the same reason I was into The Tea Party — remember them?” Weston says in comparing The Dyadics to the Windsor rock band. “It just feels kind of dangerous.”

Maybe it is a little dangerous. A friend of the duo’s was rocking to The Dyadics on a car sound system. A speeding ticket followed. The friend wondered if The Dyadics might pay it.

So why The Dyadics? Kennedy supplied the name and jokes it’s the first one in dozens of his suggestions Weston didn’t dismiss.

“It was the first name Matt didn’t say, ‘No,’ . . . he said, ‘Not bad,’ ” Kennedy says.

The “dyad” plays off the word for a pair of individuals — or “two whatever” — says the band’s founding myth.

“For me, it’s nice to plug in a guitar and play really loud and forget about everything else,” Kennedy says of rocking with The Dyadics.

The two are both Wright faculty music-education grads and London-region secondary-school teachers. Kennedy came to UWO from Sault Ste. Marie. London-born Weston is a St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic secondary-school grad who also studied at OIART in London.

Kennedy is the lead guitarist with Daniel Victor’s recording project Neverending White Lights. Victor, a Windsor-based artist, just topped TV’s MuchMusic Countdown charts with This Time, a collaboration with Toronto rapper JDiggz. Kennedy plays guitar on the video and in the NWL touring band.

Kennedy’s other projects include The Marrieds, a duo with his wife, London signer-songwriter Jane Carmichael.

Also on Saturday’s bill is London singer-songwriter and Clarke Road secondary-school grad Kate Cowan, a former student of Kennedy’s. Cowan is recording her first album. Weston is the producer.

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What: Album release show and party for London rock duo The Dyadics. Kate Cowan is also on the bill.

When: Saturday, doors open at 9 p.m.

Where: Call the Office, 216 York St. (at Clarence)

Details: $6 advance, $8 at door. Visit or - London Free Press

"Rockin’ and rollin’ at new home and at no extra charge"

When you are moving in a new direction, it’s nice to have along a few good people who knew where you used to be.

By happy chance, the Western Fair’s new outdoor music stage heard its first blasts Friday afternoon from London-region music heroes who knew and loved shows at the fair’s grandstand back in the day.

“My first concert was the Western Fair. It was Moxy Fruvous,” said Matt Weston, drummer and theremin maestro with The Dyadics, in a pre-show interview. The London rock duo was the first act to play the new Coca-Cola free stage.

The new stage is near the Rectory St. entrance to the fair. If you get to such funky rides as the Super Slide or the kids’ Himalaya, you’re there.

Or just follow the joyful noise.

Mission, B.C., rockers Faber Drive ended their energetic set on Friday with the trifecta encore of It Ends followed by the hit song that turned into Tongue-Tied and finally the signature moment of G-Get Up and Dance!. Until this fall, that encore action would have been at the grandstand.

Back in the day, the grandstand pulled huge crowds as London’s major outdoor concert venue. In recent years, the John Labatt Centre has been host to the biggest acts and a run of summer music festivals has also changed the landscape. The fans who bought grandstand tickets (also good for admission to the fair) moved on.

The fair’s official thinking is the grandstand took fairgoers who went to it for shows out of the mix and off the grounds.

Maybe. It was still The Place back in the day. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic secondary school Weston saw many shows there during various editions of the fair — The Tea Party, Thornley, Sam Roberts, Nelly Furtado, Wide Mouth Mason and David Usher.

It was Usher who contributed a merry moment in coverdom at the fair. The cool Canadian rocker decided to play Black Sabbath’s Paranoid and also mess with a few expectations.

“He put the lyrics from Pink’s Get the Party Started to it and there were some angry Sabbath fans,” Weston said with a smile.

“It’ll happen,” added his Dyadics mate, guitarist and singer Kevin Kennedy. Arriving from the Sault for music at Western, Kennedy was making his first-ever visit to the fair after years in London.

Kennedy and Weston knew when to play a cover in their opening and therefore historic set — and how to keep their covers unUshered. At one point, The Dyadics thundered through Jimi Hendrix’s Manic Depression, playing it loudly enough to shake up the midway.

Then, late in their set, the duo switched back to the own powerful groove for Dead and Gone.

Next up at the fair was London reggae-rock band Staylefish.

Staylefish is into its ninth year of providing what lead singer Richard Howard said is a celebration of “good music and good times.”

Howard arrived in Canada from Trinidad and Tobago in 2003 and, like the Dyadics’ Kennedy, is finally making it to the fair in its 137th edition.

“I just wasted nine years of my life (by waiting so long),” Howard said cheerfully before hitting the stage Friday. “Back on track.”

So if the concept of the free stage (free with admission to the fair, that is) is to bring new folks to the fair, count Howard and Kennedy as early proof it’s working. The singer vowed to get some ice cream and ride the ferris wheel before Friday was done.

Two bandmates, St. Thomas-tied Chad Kivisto and Scotty Parker, urged Howard to remember their late Friday gig at the Nite Owl in downtown London. They would be introducing songs from their album in progress to the club fans. One of those songs, All Around the World, sounded bright and happy and strong enough during Friday’s set to flow deep in the midway.

Still, it will take time before the new stage, with its capacity for 2,000 fans, commands its world. After dozens at the start, there were about 1,800 fans for Faber Drive.

That band knows its London clubs. “I think we played Call the Office 25 times at least,” lead singer Dave Faber told long-time fans, who cheered.

He saluted Staylefish and the other band on the historic night for fair music. “They’re the Dialects, right? Nobody knows . . ,” he said, apologizing rock-style for forgetting with a cuss.

Ah, that was just an opening night moment to laugh about later.

Also likely to bring a smile is the kids’ Himalaya and its strange Arabian Nights backdrop near the stage. When the live music stops, the ride has its own set list. Beast of Burden is in heavy rotation. - London Free Press


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The Dyadics are an alternative rock band from London, Ontario, Canada featuring songwriter Kevin Kennedy (Neverending White Lights, The Marrieds) and producer/engineer Matt Weston (Josh Geddis, Safe As Milk). Separately, they've shared stages with Our Lady Peace, Metric, and The Trews, together they've done shows with The Standstills, The Blue Stones, and Die Mannequin. Most famous for "Dead and Gone," a trippy dance-rock epic, The Dyadics have amassed a diverse catalogue of loud, groovy, dark alternative rock. 

"Love's Devolution," (released March 1, 2019) is the evolution of The Dyadics. The band of Kevin Kennedy (guitars and vocals) and Matt Weston (simultaneous drums and bass) is now augmented by singers Jane Carmichael and Elle Hermansen of The Cedar Sisters. This new album showcases the band streamlining their sound to its core - riffs, rock, heavy dance grooves, enhanced by dark, haunting harmonies. 

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