Welcome to the website of Addictive pHilosopHy - no bullshit, just information about the band. What's gonna
happen, what's happened previously, pictures, sounds, lyrics. If there's something you wanna know that isn't
already here, just ask.
We play a range of original music from mellow rocksteady to full throttle thrash, but mainly levelling out in
the Ska/Punk area - think Rancid, Specials, Inner Terrestrials and Crass, but as far and wide as The Paragons to
Discharge. Check our lyrics page out for what we're about - we say what we think and we're not shy about it!!
To give more of a flavour of what we sound like, here's a review of our new album "Studio":
“Well I have been listening to the Addictive pHilosopHy album ‘Studio’ off and on for a
few weeks now and I love it. If you like something a little different then be brave and give it a
spin. The best way to describe it is hippy-ska-punk hahaha sorry Gez. What I like about Addictive
is the fact that they do what they want and don't give a fuck for trends. I don't really know who
to compare them to, maybe Mighty Mighty Bosstones is the nearest. Or an angry Paul Weller from
The Jam era with trumpets while Lemmy from Hawkwind plays bass. Needless to say all the songs are
catchier than herpes and well written.”
Paddy - Lawnmower Deth
“Lots of good songs and a really hot band!”
Steve Lake - Zounds
We've shared a stage with literally hundreds of bands already but most notably:
Asian Dub Foundation
Dr & The Medics
Jaya The Cat
New Town Kings
One Way System
Sick On The Bus
Steve Lake (Zounds) - as his band!!
and many many more...!!
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 - just ask Sticky Rock, Can't Start Won't Start, Yorkshire Scooter Alliance,
Huddersfield Scooter Club, Odd Mod Squad for a start. There's a rumour going round that we do covers and are
available to do these for functions, weddings, bar mitzvahs etc. This is true - the covers range from 50's Rock 'n
Roll to simple 90's Rock, with a heavy dose of ska/reggae thrown in. But be warned, we're not a tribute act, we
play our versions of those covers and are only for genuine fans of punk, ska, etc - they're fucking awesome, but
only if you like that kinda thing - we take most of our function bookings from recommendations, ask for details. 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.
We're also the house band at The Old Bell in Derby for FULL BAND OPEN MIC Wednesdays from 8pm. Just bring yer
guitar, bass, drumsticks - all the amps and gear is set up through full MASSIVE PA...be warned, it's not like a
normal Open Mic - we get 150 people and a mosh pit at this one, so get down!!