Wedlock - Freestyle band naming

Progressive indie band from Richmond, Virginia, initially composed of singer/songwriter Paul Allgood and programmer Jeff Hathaway. Allgood later moved to North Carolina, where he looked for cooperation with keyboardist Jonathan Kidder and bassist Kirk Bryson. The musical offspring of this relationship can probably best be described as electro and synth pop. 

Originally the band would have been known as This Is Wedlock, if it wasn’t for the fact that Allgood has a soft spot for band names that consist of one single word. 

Why band name Wedlock - lesbian-same-sex-marriageThe word Wedlock ('the state of being married', as the Oxford dictionary assures us) was deliberately chosen to fly in the face of US president of the day George W. Bush, who in the founding year of the band made a serious effort to ban gay marriage in America (among others by threatening with a constitutional amendment in a TV broadcast). Bush Jr. justified this by stating that the voice of the people must be heard. 

Wedlock has an 'alternative' name: 105 Deckowls, used only outside North America. The reason: Wedlock is one of the many aliases of Dutch DJ and producer Patrick van Kerckhoven (born 1970). To avoid confusion the Americans use a somewhat forced anagram of Wedlock (105 Deckowls) when they are away from home. Not uncommon in marriages we’ve been told.

Active: 2004-present, US
Site: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/wedlock-mn0000479110

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

However they used the name, the music is still a good listen! He sounds like the dude from some band, Splender or something? Rock on!

Alee said...

No doubt they are amazing! I did not know the story behind the name though, but I must say these guys are true performers.

Alex said...

Has anyone listened to their song 'Black Sundress' ? I kinda love that song!

Alee said...

@Alex OMG yes! I love it too! I am always dancing to that song. It has a great beat.

Zyan said...

Guys you must hear the Hagiphonic version of Black Sundress! The song is so funky that you won't stop dancing. Plus the video is really awesome!

Alex said...

@Zyan haha I just listened to it and it is pretty cool. The video had me smiling and laughing! Great song

Zyan said...

There is another song called the witness. The video of that song is also quite visually phenomenal. Did anyone listen to it?

Zyan said...

Anyways, it is a great band and i hope they release some more songs soon.

Sarah said...

I heard a few of their songs a while ago and I must say , it was amazing music!

Amanda said...

Does anyone know if are they preforming in concerts now a days, and if yes then where?

Sarah said...

@ Amanda
I was wondering the same thing!

 
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