Say Yes, Do Nothing are north London band whose gritty and poetic street reports on homelessness, abortion, abuse and alcoholism are raw mix of the blues, alt/country and Americana. Their new single ‘Lockdown’ is a rock song that humorously profiles couples locked down together due to the COVID pandemic and codependence.
It is a collaboration with members of Sleepy Kitty, whose drummer previously played with Harvey Danger of the hit song ‘Flagpole Sitta’. This single is all DIY, recorded from home under their own UK lockdown using Garageband!
Frontman Dave grew up in the USA, where his previous album Apron Strings won the Los Angeles DIY Album of the Year Award and featured on the TV show Dawson’s Creek. Dave developed his musical vocabulary listening to Dylan, the Stones, Townes van Zandt, Merle Haggard and Springsteen, as well as reading MAD Magazine, Henry Miller and Harper Lee.
Raw and tight, his song-telling story-writing has an infectious character that howls, shakes, rattles and rolls, just as if Leonard Cohen was writing for the Yardbirds with a lairy Jimmy Page in tow.
When not writing, Dave spends his time managing medical relief in the world’s worst war zones. Timeless and aggressively up-to-date London grit with Nashville dirt underpinned by deeply rooted Americana song craft, SYDN have headlined sell out shows across London and appeared on festival bills, including the Marlow Rock Bottom Festival. Synic Spins, Northern Pirate Radio, Michael’s Music Blog, Advosound, By the Freaks and The Lemon Radio have reviewed featured SYDN and as their Band of the Day.