The Gadsdens

The Gadsdens

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The Gadsdens are a five piece pop band with a sardonic twist. Shuffling together elements of blue-eyed soul, infectious hooks and rhythmic piano lines, they deal out songs of awkward beauty. Their music has been described as “Tracey Chapman on ‘uppers’

Biography

2009 saw the band start the year by doing an acoustic performance for BBC’s “Introducing” show at the beginning of February, followed up by a play on Huw Stephens show on BBC Radio 1 “In New Music We Trust” in March.
Through their new recordings they have also had plays on RTL in Eastern Europe, Delta Radio in Germany, and radio stations as far a-field as Turkey.

They have also had the opportunity of doing a photo shoot with fashion photographer “Jean-Francois Carly” http://www.jfcarly.com/ who has previously worked with such artists as “Interpol” and “M.I.A”.

The beginning of February also saw The Gadsdens as the unsigned act of the month on sync’ company “Brandamp’s” website.
(http://www.brandamp.co.uk/synclicensing.php ).

The band are well supported by The King Kong Klub in Germany and are to feature on their compilation CD later in the year and are currently featured on the Visit Britain Rocks website in Canada promoting the UK and its music scene to College Students all over Canada, with their song “Lent” also appearing on a compilation CD of the same name:-
http://www.visitbritainrocks.ca

2008 saw The Gadsdens share the same bill as “Cherry Ghost” at The Manchester Academy, they played “The Secret Garden Party” Festival in the summer, supported “The Hidden Cameras” from Canada in London and have cemented themselves as one of the unsigned live acts to watch in the capital.

Lyrics

Lent

Written By: Jody Gadsden / Simon Neilson

Should I stay? Should I go
Should I run far away
To the point where I can’t
Even see the universe?
I know I’m killing time
And baby that’s not fine

I’ll pack it in, pack it in
Never smoke another thing
Never eat anything
That will compromise my health
And baby that means you too,
That means you

It’s impossible to pinpoint
You were like a fat joint
I cannot remember
You, back in November
Never gonna allocate
All of this black hate
Stuck in the middle, in the middle of it .

Chorus:
Give it up, give it up, give it up for lent
Take a break, pack it in, take it out to the bin
Isn’t it counterfeit, take a hit – a little bit
Wasn’t it not worth it?
I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna even know
Why you haven’t even sold our band of gold
Isn’t it kind of shit, take a hit – a little bit
Wasn’t it not worth it?

Slip up, faux pas
Yet another mistake
When we blunder All I see
Is another thunderstorm
Brewing above the house
Of anarchy we share

When we have a visitor
They are visibly disturbed
They don’t want to hang around
In the company of you and I
And I don’t blame them one iota
No I don’t

It’s impossible to pinpoint
You were like a bad joint
I cannot remember
You, back in December
Never gonna dissipate
All of this dark hate
Stuck in the middle, in the middle of it

Chorus:
Give it up, give it up, give it up for lent
Take a break, pack it in, take it out to the bin
Isn’t it counterfeit, take a hit – a little bit
Wasn’t it not worth it?
I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna even know
Why you haven’t even sold our band of gold
Isn’t it kind of shit, take a hit – a little bit
Wasn’t it not worth it?

Bridge
I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna be
Your personal assistant
You’ll meet my resistance everyday

What’s it gonna take to make it crystal clear to you
That we are through
I’m angrily surprised at you

I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna be with you
Back then, yes maybe, now it’s crazy
We’re no good for one another are we?

I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna act like this
You know,
I want to be free
I want to be free……..

Chorus:
Give it up, give it up, give it up for lent
Take a break, pack it in, take it out to the bin
Isn’t it counterfeit, take a hit – a little bit
Wasn’t it not worth it?
I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna even know
Why you haven’t even sold our band of gold
Isn’t it kind of shit, take a hit – a little bit
Wasn’t it not worth it?

Discography

"Sailor Song" - Been played on BBC Radio 1
"Sailor Song & Heartbreaker" - Been played live on BBC Berkshire
"Trouble In Mind" - Been played on BBC 6 Music
"Lent" - Been played on RTL & Delta Radio

Set List

Our typical set list would be something like the below:-
To Love You
Sailor Song
Lent
UpTown DownTown
Secret Diary
Too Polite
Got To Go

However we are able to do larger sets and try and switch some of the songs within the set list depending on the venue in order to keep things fresh.