Rendacium’s raw, energetic, youthful spin on pop-punk is enough to make any angsty teenager feel a little more optimistic when life isn’t quite going their way.
Hailing from the East Midlands, UK, since 2017, taking inspiration off of pop-punk legends Blink-182 as well as the likes of Busted, YUNGBLUD and Green Day. Rendacium’s four-year journey has led them to embrace their natural rawness, lively-strong minded characters and has evolved their sound into what they now categorise as “British Pop-Punk”.
With their debut album ‘Lies, Mood Swings and Bullsh!t’ out right now!Rendacium are taking pop-punk back to its roots with genuine and relatable lyrics, powerful guitar melodies, killer bass lines and a massive drum sound - THIS IS ONE BAND NOT TO BE MISSED!
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As the baby of the band, Louis is by no means lacking in talent. His powerful drumming mixed with his pop/rock influences gives the band it's drive and it's energy.
// Lead Vocals and Guitar
As the frontman of Rendacium, Brad's confident personality combined with his passion for music gives the band a truly energetic and entertaining live performance.
// BASS GUITAR
WITH HIS DIVERSE TASTE IN MUSIC, BEN'S BASS LINES BRING A NEW DYNAMIC TO THE BAND'S CLASSIC POP-PUNK SOUND, ADDING A NEW LEVEL OF UNIQUENESS AND DEPTH TO THE RENDACIUM LINE-UP.
Growing up as a kid, lead singer and guitarist Brad Dawn had been introduced to pop-rock band McFly with their 2008 album Radio:ACTIVE. His love for the album prompted him and his brother, Louis, to see McFly live on their Radio:Active tour. The pair of them were totally in awe of the show and as a result starting a rock band became a burning ambition of both the young boys.
The band began in the spring of 2016 at a local state school with approximately 1500 students, of which were only a handful of musicians. Despite the limited number of musicians, the original line up had been formed as a three-piece. The original members; Brad Dawn on vocals and rhythm guitar and Ryan Bird on lead guitar had met in a maths class on 12th May 2016 and soon connected over their mutual love of bands such as Green Day, Arctic Monkeys and The 1975. The two teenagers were soon eager to get the ball rolling with starting a band but realised they were in need of a drummer and Brad’s brother Louis became the natural choice to fill the void. The only thing left to do was to establish a name for the band.
After much discussion the lads agreed that it was clear, the name was something that needed to be unique, captivating and edgy and after weeks of searching for the right name Brad stumbled across the Latin word ‘Mendacium’ which translated to the English word lies. After taking the name to Ryan and Louis it was decided that despite the alluring nature of the word they didn’t want to be associated with lies and instead Brad changed the word to Rendacium which was not only their new band name but also their own word. Rendacium then began to do various gigs in the local area which included headlining the Red Lion in Repton and performing two nights at the Melbourne Minxes National Rugby Festival in late April 2017. It was at this festival that the boys met ex-bassist Tom. Tom had grown up to bands such as AC/DC, Queen, Muse and the Foo Fighters and after inviting Tom to an audition for the band; Tom, Brad, Louis and Ryan clicked immediately, however due to a change in circumstances Ryan had to move away to Surrey which meant the band remained as a trio with Brad, Tom and Louis in the remaining lineup.
Their first performance without Ryan was on July 6th 2017 at the Ashby school Nepal fundraiser where the band played a five-song set. For the next three years Rendacium powered forward, going from strength to strength, performing numerous live gigs at the likes of the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster, London’s iconic music venue The Dublin Castle, Prestigious Derby music venue The Flowerpot and The Eyes Have it Music festival (headlined by Showaddywaddy, Hazel O'Connor and Bruce Foxton From the Jam). As well as writing, producing and releasing their own debut EP ‘I Just Can’t Wait’, single ‘Stef’ (which made an appearance on the Spire Radio’s broadcast show a week after the song's release) and their follow up EP ‘Rough Demos’.
Rendacium began 2020 with a bang, selling out a release show at Dubrek Studios in February where the audience got it’s first listen to the “Rough Demos” EP. In addition to this during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, Rendacium began working with an an internationally renowned music producer, however, after an agreement could not be reached between the band, music producer and management company and after seeking legal advice, Rendacium made the decision to walk away from both the producer and management company, going back to being totally independent with just Brad and Louis in the remaining lineup.
Despite the current situation with the pandemic, Rendacium have gone back to being a three-piece, with Bass player Ben Saccone now in the lineup and have had perhaps their most productive year yet, releasing singles Bad Guy, Love Me for a Day, Wrong Words and Every Little Thing You Do, being featured on BBC Introducing and reaching no.4 in the iTunes rock charts as well as writing and recording their debut album ‘Lies, Mood Swings and Bullsh!t’ which is now available to stream across all digital streaming platforms.
With the release of Lies, Mood Swings and Bullsh!t and the country opening back up Rendacium look forward to a very exciting future!
Eyes Have It Music Festival: A delight to work with, were very professional and their set was excellent. There was plenty of positive feedback from the audience and I would have no hesitation in booking them again, in fact, I hope they will be available for next year’s festival.
Moonshine Magazine: I had really been looking forward to seeing the next band, Rendacium, with whom I’d been very impressed by at the wonderfully named Kevfest at The Horse & Groom back in April and festival organizer Simon Clark had also been impressed and on my recommendation had booked the band. The band played a varied and very energetic set starting with a song they’d written themselves called ‘Paperheart’ taken from their EP and their own unreleased material as well as some great covers such as Green Day and The Arctic Monkeys with a maturity beyond their years. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Rendacium goes onto bigger things in the future.
Spire Radio: I’ve listened to their track [Stef] a few times since they were kind enough to share it with me and it’s so good, the production value on this track is insane!! It’s just so good, these guys clearly have a proper ear for music and I know that they will be going places.
TUNECORE FAN REVIEW: Their music is incredible. It has a really good beat that you can move to. The singer's voice is awesome AND Everything works and fits perfectly together. I think thEY will do amazing on radio and especially WITH CROWDS PLAYING LIVE!