Australian Alt Rock Band The Naddiks Release Single “Stop.Listen.Love” Focused on Raising Awareness of Bullying
Bullying is a worldwide epidemic that many try to sweep under the rug. Australian alt rock band The Naddiks won’t even consider it, recently releasing their new song “Stop.Listen.Love” that tackles the emotion charged subject heads on.
At its best music can truly make a difference, while still being entertaining. And when it comes to touching sensitive social issues, there’s probably no better way to reach youth in a way just not possible otherwise. Few understand this better than Australian alt rock trio The Naddiks. Recently, the group announced the release of their new single “Stop.Listen.Love”, dedicated to raising awareness of bullying and discouraging other damaging, anti-social behavior. Fans couldn’t be more excited.
“Knowing people who have been bullied and how hurtful and damaging its effects can be, we had to try to do something to open eyes on the subject,” commented Joel Steenbergen from the band. “Even if it helps one person stop bullying or helps one kid stop being bullied it makes it very worthwhile. The song is about a young boy being bullied who feels like he just can’t take it anymore… I think reading the lyrics to ‘Stop.Listen.Love’ will show just how strongly we feel about this issue and how bullying really endangers lives.”
According to studies, bullying and stalking have become much more prevalent in the age of social media and “ever connectedness”. With the Naddiks being a band who have earned a good deal of their popularity online, and seen the good the internet can do, taking a stand against its bad side seemed like the right thing to do.
Joel continued, “The internet is a powerful force. We’re hoping our music can help people think about not using that force to harm. The world needs more love, not hate.”
The Naddiks style is heavily influenced by punk rock and rock and roll greats, filtered through their own experiences and delivered with a raw energy that avoids the sins of overproduction and too much technicality. Steadily building a dedicated fan base in their native Australia and beyond, their live shows in particular are causing a buzz that has many predicting they are only a step away from being the next big thing. Many music journalists are certainly betting on it.
Top 40 Charts, recently remarked, “Naddiks music is intelligent, creative, and comes from non-negotiable artistic principles.”