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Aderbat is led by a most sincere and interesting singer, Matt Taylor, whose unique sound and passionate vocal delivery are addicting. His spirited and dynamic voice reminds people of a mix of Thom York and Chris Martin, yet it is truly his own. They are sometimes compared to Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and Coldplay. Aderbat is the epitome of melodic guitar rock, with hooks so punchy and dignified that their success seems inevitable. Audiences have wholeheartedly bought into the escapism offered by the band.
In Doylestown, PA, the last stop on Philadelphia’s northbound train, three musicians gathered behind Matt Talyor’s unique songwriting. After performing Taylor's solo record for some time, the quartet transitioned to playing and molding his unrecorded material into their debut release in 2002. Aderbat's first record, Rabbits and Rocks, was recorded over a six month period on a laptop computer in three living room locations. The album caught the attention and ultimately the mixing talents of producer, Andrew Weiss (Rollins Band, Ween, Cafe Tacuba). Rabbits and Rocks was released in the summer of 2004. Soon after the making of the album, guitarist Chris Blasucci left the group to pursue other projects, and experimental guitarist and jazz composer Christopher Covatta was asked to fill in the spaces.
The 2004 independently released "Rabbits and Rocks", now on its second pressing, has won the love and support of locals, as well as fans from as far as Brazil, Australia, and Sweden. Radio interviews and rotation (including an interview on a national AAA favorite, WXPN), and critical acclaim (including Performing Songwriter Magazine), followed the swell of northeastern touring and reviews. The CBS station liked it too. They chose Aderbat’s track “Bye Bye,” for their hit series, Joan of Arcadia. Nick Danger clothing also chose a track to promote their line that year. These highlights, along with sharing the stage with Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dears set the tone for Aderbat in 2005.
But that all seems so long ago to the four musicians who are still working independently to build something special for themselves and their growing fan base. Album two is close to being finished, and with Andrew Weiss playing a more integral role by producing the second album in his own studio, he and Aderbat hope to get even higher off the ground this time around.
Matt Taylor (vocals, guitar)
Chris Covatta (guitar)
Brad Kunkle (bass)
Todd Schied (drums)