Say Yes, Do Nothing are a north London band whose gritty and poetic street reports on homelessness, abortion, abuse and alcoholism are a raw mix of the blues, alt/country and Americana.
'Best band name, ever.' - New Music Saturday
Raw and tight, SYDN's songtelling storywriting 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.
'Timeless and aggressively up-to-date London grit with Nashville dirt underpinned by deeply rooted Americana song craft.”'– Rock Box
Winners of the 2018 Future Music Showcase Award, American singer songwriter David Eastman (vocals/guitar) formed SYDN in Kentish Town, London, where he found Simon (bass/vocals) and Dan (lead guitar/vocals) hiding in a dark rehearsal space, ready to do justice to his songs of love gone awry and families gone rogue. When not writing, Dave spends his time managing medical relief in the world’s worst war zones.
'love this Band! They have an uncanny ability to dish these serious subjects; roll them up in metaphorical, elite writing, veined with paradoxical and satirical kickers. This Band doesn't drop a tune and miss. They hook listeners!' Mary Woods, Brecon Indie Reviews
Say Yes, Do Nothing have headlined sell out shows across London and appeared on festival bills, including the Marlow Rock Bottom Festival. The band is grateful to have been featured and interviewed by Advosound, Limbocast, Radio TFSC's Recordings from the Couch, The Takeover on Cowboy Joe Radio, The Mind of Little Rage, The Flipside with Dizzy Storms, Northern Pirate Radio, Graffiti Vibe Recommends..., Into The Melody, Stoakes Media, The Lemon, and Maximum Volume Music, and to have appeared in blogs such as Band Overlord, Zever Blackbull’s Top 40 Indie Music Chart, eTunes UK Top 25, HOT VOX’s One To Watch, FV Music Blog, John’s Indie Music Zone and The Retweeter’s Bands to Watch.
'SYDN take a real-life situation and have the intestinal fortitude to put it into lyrics and into a song, and it’s going to reach a lot of people.' - The Mind of Little Rage
Further support has come from radio stations and podcasts including 3rd Class Ticket, Banks Radio, New Music Saturday, Discover You Radio, AlanJ Show, The Quite Great Radio Show with JJ Kane, HWWS Indie Music Radio, Krypton Radio, Only Rock Radio, Lonely Oak Radio, Pluto Radio, The Brett Anthony Rock Show, Carlow FM, Catorweb Radio, Canalside Radio, Cobra Live Radio, KRAC Radio, Radio Indie Freeform with Sassy Del Sol, Ambron Radio, Prospect Radio, Spiderweb Radio, EGH Radio, WIGWAM Radio, Decade's Best Radio, New Scotland Radio, Bigtime Radio, The Colorado Phil Show, Angel’s Indie Lounge and Expand Your Playlist.
'When the band begins to play there is an engulfing wave of nostalgia, coupled with an inescapable feeling that nostalgia is what caused this mess in the first place.' - By The Freaks
'Say Yes, Do Nothing is a special band from across the seas in London. They’re true to their name all the way down to every lyric. It’s easy for all of us to say yes or agree with what we think it’s right but, it’s a lot harder to help make that change with your own two hands.' - The Lemon Radio