The Naddiks are an alternative punk rock trio founded by lead singer song writer Joel Steenbergen early in 2009. Later that year they took on manager/promoter Richard Schiffer who immediately started them playing their tunes throughout the Canberra/ACT Region. A demo EP was then recorded in 2010 originally called 'Get Evolved'. Some of the tracks from this album were later remastered, the most succssful being 'RagTop'. In 2012 The Naddiks released their debut album 'Amber Sun'. The album was recorded partially in 2 inch tape and all tracks were masked with hydrophonic microphones. The drummer at the time of recording, Shaun Buchannan left the band and was replaced by Joel's younger brother Nick Steenbergen. Kurt Schiffer is the bass player and backup vocalist.
By 2013 Amber Sun has had plays both digitally and live on several local radio stations in Australia where The Naddiks were named Artist of the month on 2XX Local n Live program in November. They were also played in Germany, Canada, USA & Poland.
The Naddiks are heavily influenced by both past and present greats such as Iggy Pop & The Stooges, Nirvana, The Vines, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC to name a few.
The Naddiks find themselves in a vein of music that can only be described as raw and energetic. Musicians like The Stooges, Rolling stones, Nirvana, Sex Pistols, The Vines, and many more are some of the names that led the band to where they are today. You won't hear any overproduced, polished tracks from The Naddiks, just unrelenting rock music.
21CB is the latest release which was produced by Nick Mainsbridge (Triffids & Rat Cat) & Joe Lee (Manga Republic Record Label), released 18/07/2014 through Green Distribution and recorded at The Bondi Pavilion in a mobile studio. 21CB is about the lead singer Joel Steenbergen's traumatic search for the meaning of life after seeing several of his friends die and realising he was on the same path to destruction due to his lifestyle, before changing direction and finding his true path.