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The Alice Syndrome – Band Biography

The Alice Syndrome is a band that blends rock, electro and darkwave influences to create a unique sound that is both catchy and haunting. The band was formed about 20 years ago, by Groovhead, a talented guitarist who wanted to experiment with different genres and styles, and George, a synth wizard who could add atmospheric layers to the songs.

Together, they started writing and recording demos in their home studio, and the band has evolved since then, The current core line-up includes Groovhead, George, and Tzolkin, a bassist with a background in rock, blues, soul, folk, punk, funk, classical, pop, rockabilly ambient and psychedelic. There is also a fourth core member, Nick, who calls himself a simple sound engineer, but seems absolutely fundamental to everything we do!

Nick came to work with us on our last album – All the Second Takes. He ended up playing the bass guitar for all tracks, as well as performing miracles on the sound engineering side of things. So we kidnapped him and keep him in a box under Groovhead’s bed.

Our songs also feature the vocals of Alex and Koshka Pravda, two singers who joined us as guest performers. Alex is a soulful classical singer who adds a touch of sweetness and depth, while Koshka Pravda is a gothic vocalist who adds a touch of darkness. Our songs also feature provoking videos produced by Jim, a creative director who makes stunning visuals for our music which combine live footage and animation.

The band’s latest track, stop me but give me more, was released in 2023 and showcases the band’s signature style: a catchy chorus, a driving rhythm, and a dark twist. The lyrics explore the themes of addiction, obsession and self-destruction, while the music creates a contrast between the upbeat and the energetic melody and the sombre message.

The lyrics are honest and raw, expressing the conflicting emotions of someone who knows they are hurting themselves but can’t stop. The music is upbeat and energetic, creating a contrast with the sombre message. It’s a song that will stay with you long after you listen to it.

The Alice Syndrome’s other recent tracks include haiku priestess, death, mother, goddess and harder faster quicker now. These songs explore different aspects of the band’s musical and lyrical identity, from the existential to the erotic. The band is currently working on their latest album, which they promise will be even more diverse and daring than their last.

The Alice Syndrome is a band that is not afraid to experiment, challenge and surprise their listeners with their original and captivating sound.

We are available for gigs in 2023/24, if you are interested in having us play at your venue, you can use our contact form to get in touch. There are also contact details on our Bandcamp or Facebook page.

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Many will have noticed that our online presence has seen some pretty significant improvements recently, we’ve opened up many new social media and music platform channels and a few shops too. We’ve also expanded the website with blogs, news, bio, timeline and other pages which help provide a bit of background to the band. Hopefully, it will help attract new listeners. We want to make our site an exciting place to visit, a place which stimulates community, and fun.

We are excited to announce that after quite a bit of work, not only is our website looking good on the desktop, but it’s also massively improved on the mobile phone. We’ve hugely redesigned the mobile side of our site, and we are today happy to launch apps for Windows 10 and Android!

These will basically create a desktop icon for The Alice Syndrome app, which basically opens our website in a special dedicated browser, allowing us to have a bit more control of the look and feel of the user experience.

We are releasing this as a beta version, before it going into the Google Play Store. We’ve tested them, they are simple and work, but not yet in a proper store for download. So expect your phone to complain and to try to prevent you from installing an app from an “untrusted” source. But don’t worry, it won’t harm your phone, and it’s easy to install.

Download the Android app either via the QR code, or the button

The Android app

Android 

Once we get this put on Google Play, it will come from a trusted source and with a package manager, so will be a lot easier to install.

For the Windows app, we have a zip file, which you will need to unzip, then in file manager right click on the install file, Show more options and then Run with Powershell. This will install our Icon, you get to choose where you want it. 

Download the Windows app either via the QR code or by clicking the button

The Windows app

Windows

You can also watch this space for an IOS app. We are currently testing this, but this type of app in particular is not so well-supported by Apple, and therefore we may choose not to launch this. We shall have to see.

Despite all the work that’s been done, we are aware that there is still more optimisation to be done. For a start, a lot of the time we are serving images much larger than needed. We did this thinking that if anyone wanted to download a copy, they’d get a nice size image. However, with a bit of playing, we can have it so that only thumbnails are loaded with the page, making it load quicker, then use the galleries for image downloads.

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Jan 2000

Jan 2000

George and Groovhead start jamming

Around January 2000, George and Groovhead started jamming together. Groov on bass, George on synths.

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2002

February

Cornish and Boz join the jam

Around 2001/2, George and Groovhead were joined by Cornish and Boz on guitar. We agreed we were going to form a band, and started looking for a drummer.

April

Matty joins, and the band is officially formed

Around April 2002, Matty joins as drummer, and completes the line-up.

November

Boz leaves, Will joins

Sometime around November 2002, Boz decided t leave the band, and was replaced by Will on glissando guitar.

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2005

April

Tom Joins

Tom Joins as lead singer, and plays Thornbough Music Festival with us

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2007

2007

The long tea-break

Somewhere around 2007, we realised we were no longer playing together and were involved with other things, so we decided to take a break from being Alice.

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2013

March

Will, George, Groovhead and Gremlin start playing together

After a long hiatus, Will, George, Groovhead and Gremlin started jamming together and discussed reforming the band.

May

Gremlin leaves and Chris joins

Gremlin left and Chris joined on drums. We started actively looking for a drummer.

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2014

February

Chris leaves and Andy joins

Chris decided to leave the band, and bass guitarist by Andy joined

September

Dave joins

Dave joins as drummer, and we start preparing for gigs.

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2016

March

Andy decides to leave the band

Bass Guitarist Andy chooses to leave the band

April

Nick fills in on bass

Nick takes over on bass for our forthcoming album, all the second takes.

May

The album All the Second takes is launched

We launch our first album, All the Second Takes.

June

Tzolkin joins the band

Around June, we found Tzolkin, who took over on bass guitar.

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2018

August

Nick joins

Nick starts to work with the band as our sound engineer.

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2019

May

Dave leaves

After drumming for us for 5 years, Dave decided to leave the band.

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2023

May

Nick becomes our drum engineer

Nick starts programming drums for our songs.

December

The track, stop me but give me more is launched

In December 2023, we launched the track, stop me but give me more.

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2024

January

Album launch – Box of Toys

In January, we released the album, Box of Toys.

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Lyrics

There are too many books I have not read
too many words I have not said
Too many feelings left untouched
Harder faster quicker now
 
Lessons learnt will be forgotten
As I plot another process
plot another path of torment
harder faster quicker now
 
Lessons learnt will be forgotten
As I plot another process
plot another path of torment
harder faster quicker now
 
Take the knife and mark my skin
As my soul is spread so thin
Drain me slowly, take it all
Harder faster quicker now
 
Lessons learnt will be forgotten
As I plot another process
plot another path of torment
harder faster quicker now
 
Take the knife and mark my skin
As my soul is spread so thin
Drain me slowly, take it all
Harder faster quicker now
 
Lessons learnt will be forgotten
As I plot another process
plot another path of torment
harder faster quicker now
 
Take the knife and mark my skin
As my soul is spread so thin
Drain me slowly, take it all
Harder faster quicker now
 
Warning signs will go unnoticed
As I work on through the process
Choosing not to see the dangers
Harder faster quicker now
 
Lessons learnt will be forgotten
As I plot another process
plot another path of torment
harder faster quicker now
 
Take the knife and mark my skin
As my soul is spread so thin
Drain me slowly, take it all
Harder faster quicker now
 
There are too many books I have not read
too many words I have not said
Too many feelings left untouched
Harder faster quicker now
 
Lessons learnt will be forgotten
As I plot another process
plot another path of torment
harder faster quicker now
 
I want more days so I have time
To reclaim what is rightfully mine
Though it never can be returned
Harder faster quicker now

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New album release – Box of Toys 08/01/2023

The Alice Syndrome are pleased to announce that our latest album, Box of Toys, has been launched on Bandcamp, as have the final two tracks of the collection, Harder faster quicker now, and Death mother goddess.

The launch of this, actually our third album, coincides with the launch of The Alice Club, a gathering place for misfits looking for free stuff and friendship. 🙂 Check it out…

Also, this week. We have launched not just one, but two online shops, catering for a very discerning audience demanding uniqueness with style. We hope you find something you like.

Box of Toys

Harder faster quicker now – Resources

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Harder faster quicker now – Merchandise

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Haiku priestess – Resources

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George’s Blog: Stop me but give me more

George's Blog: Stop me but give me more, is a song about hearing voices. I...
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George’s Blog: Harder Faster

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George’s Blog: Haiku Priestess

Welcome to George’s blog. I play keyboards in the Alice Syndrome, and I’m also very...
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George’s Blog: Full spectrum domination

George's Blog on The Alice Syndrome website. This time, I'm looking at our track full...
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George’s Blog: Flies

Welcome to George's Blog at The Alice Syndrome, about our track, flies...
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George’s Blog: Death, Mother, Goddess

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George’s Blog: Crash landing

This edition of George's Blog discusses The Alice Syndrome trach Crash landing, which claims human...
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George’s Blog: Battle Revisited !!

Welcome to George's blog about The Alice Syndrome track Battle for my soul revisited !!...
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Full spectrum domination – Resources

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Full spectrum domination – Merchandise

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Flies – Resources

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Death mother goddess – Resources

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Crash landing – Resources

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Battle for my soul revisited – Resources

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Album Launch: Box of Toys

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The Alice Syndrome are pleased to announce the launch of our latest album – Box of Toys.

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We are setting up a wide range of on-demand merchandise for the band. Everything from T-shirts to on-demand vinyl. The long-term aim is to have everything held in a single location, but currently, we have two online stores:

Our store at Teemill allows us to provide you with merchandise options that follow the highest level of ethical and environmental standards. https://the-alice-syndrome.teemill.com/

Our store, at Etsy, holds some environmentally friendly goods, but also cheaper items which may not match those high standards set by Teemill. https://thealicesyndromeuk.etsy.com/

 

We also have pages dedicated to merchandise for specific songs, or the band in general:

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Hi everyone, We are setting up a wide range of on-demand merchandise for the band. Everything from T-shirts to on-demand vinyl. The long-term aim is to have everything held in a single location, but currently, we have two online stores: Our store at Teemill allows us to provide you with merchandise options that follow the …

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Lyrics
And so it begins

I am chaos, out of control
I am chaos out of control
I am chaos out of control

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer and then help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I am chaos, out of control
I am chaos out of control
I am chaos out of control
I am chaos, out of control
I am chaos out of control
I am chaos out of control

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer and then help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer and then help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I am chaos, out of control
I am chaos, out of control
I am chaos, out of control
I am chaos, out of control
I am chaos, out of control

The universe plays
Journey to autonomy
Tragic irony

The universe plays
Journey to autonomy
Tragic irony

I hear the voices
The voices
Voices
Hear the voices

Voices
Voices
Voices
Voices

But I don’t understand what you are trying to tell me

But I don’t understand what you are trying to tell me

Tell me
Tell me
Tell me
Tell me

I am chaos, out of control
I am chaos, out of control

I am a walking contradiction
Cos I fight with my addiction

Designed programmed to self destruct
I am my own worse enemy
No-one can hurt me as much as me

All this self-doubt running through my brain
Give me it all, let me feel the pain

My body is frozen, there’s no reaction
So I’ll keep on looking for a new distraction

I am chaos, out of control

Strangely animated though exhausted
Driven compelled by unseen forces
Whatever you do to me, I’ll do it first
I am my own living breathing curse

I never learnt what I should have learnt
By putting my heart in the fire and getting burnt
I never learnt to take control
Nor had possession of my soul

I am a walking contradiction
Cos I fight with my addiction

I would so like to reconstruct
A bargain program to self-destruct

I am my own worse enemy
No-one can hurt me as much as me

All this self-doubt running through my brain
Give me it all, let me feel the pain

My body is frozen, there’s no reaction
So I’ll keep on looking for a new distraction

I am chaos, out of control

Strangely animated though exhausted
Driven compelled by unseen forces
Whatever you do to me, I’ll do it worse
I am my own living breathing curse

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I never learnt what I should have learnt
By putting my heart in the fire and getting burnt
I never learnt to take control
Never had possession of my soul

The universe plays
Journey to autonomy
Tragic irony

And so it begins

I am a walking contradiction
Cos I fight with my addiction

I would so like to reconstruct
A bargain program to self-destruct

All this self-doubt running through my brain
Give me it all, let me feel the pain

My body is froze, there’s no reaction
So I’ll keep on looking for a new distraction

Nothing, I’ve found, gives me what I need
So I’ll keep on searching, and continue to bleed

I am chaos, out of control

Strangely animated though exhausted
Driven compelled by unseen forces
Whatever you do to me, I’ll do it worse
I am my own living breathing curse

I never learnt what I should have learnt
By putting my heart in the fire and getting burnt
I never learnt to take control
Nor had possession of my soul

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I never learnt what I should have learnt
By putting my heart in the fire and getting burnt
I never learnt to take control
Nor had possession of my soul

The universe plays
Journey to autonomy
Tragic irony

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

Stop me but give me more

And so it begins

I am a walking contradiction
Cos I fight with my addiction

I would so like to reconstruct
A bargain program to self-destruct

I am my own worse enemy
No-one can hurt me as much as me

All this self-doubt running through my brain
Give me it all, let me feel the pain

My body is froze, there’s no reaction
So I’ll keep on looking for a new distraction

Nothing, I’ve found, gives me what I need
So I’ll keep on searching, and continue to bleed

I am chaos, out of control

Strangely animated though exhausted
Driven compelled by unseen forces
Whatever you do to me, I’ll do it worse
I am my own living breathing curse

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free?

I never learnt what I should have learnt
By putting my heart in the fire and getting burnt
I never learnt to take control
Nor had possession of my soul

The universe plays
Journey to autonomy
Tragic irony

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I hear the voices but I can’t understand what you are trying to say to me
Are you offering me an answer that may help to set me free? Or just further mock and torment me?

I am chaos, out of control

 

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The Alice Syndrome – Band Biography

The Alice Syndrome is a band that blends rock, electro and darkwave influences to create a unique sound that is both catchy and haunting. The band was formed about 20 years ago, by Groovhead, a talented guitarist who wanted to experiment with different genres and styles, and George, a synth wizard who could add atmospheric layers to the songs. Together, they started writing and recording demos in their home studio, and the band has evolved since then, The current core line-up includes Groovhead, George, and Tzolkin, a bassist with a background in rock, blues, soul, folk, punk, funk, classical, pop, rockabilly ambient and psychedelic. There is also a fourth core member, Nick, who calls himself a simple sound engineer, but seems absolutely fundamental to everything we do!

Nick came to work with us on our last album – All the Second Takes. He ended up playing the bass guitar for all tracks, as well as performing miracles on the sound engineering side of things. So we kidnapped him and keep him in a box under Groovhead’s bed.

Our songs also feature the vocals of Alex and Koshka Pravda, two singers who joined us as guest performers. Alex is a soulful classical singer who adds a touch of sweetness and depth, while Koshka Pravda is a gothic vocalist who adds a touch of darkness. Our songs also feature provoking videos produced by Jim, a creative director who makes stunning visuals for our music which combine live footage and animation.

The band’s latest track, stop me but give me more, was released in 2023 and showcases the band’s signature style: a catchy chorus, a driving rhythm, and a dark twist. The lyrics explore the themes of addiction, obsession and self-destruction, while the music creates a contrast between the upbeat and the energetic melody and the sombre message.

The lyrics are honest and raw, expressing the conflicting emotions of someone who knows they are hurting themselves but can’t stop. The music is upbeat and energetic, creating a contrast with the sombre message. It’s a song that will stay with you long after you listen to it.

The Alice Syndrome’s other recent tracks include haiku priestess, death, mother, goddess and harder faster quicker now. These songs explore different aspects of the band’s musical and lyrical identity, from the existential to the erotic. The band is currently working on their latest album, which they promise will be even more diverse and daring than their last.

The Alice Syndrome is a band that is not afraid to experiment, challenge and surprise their listeners with their original and captivating sound.

We are available for gigs in 2023/24, if you are interested in having us play at your venue, you can use our contact form to get in touch. There are also contact details on our Bandcamp page.

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