Axiomatik is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2004 in Edmonton.
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|Origin||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
The roots of Axiomatik began back in the 1990s with Shawn Lamble and Kris Flajs having played together in the bands Sanguine (1995), pornCzar (1999), and sonicism (2000-01). Kris’ brother August Flajs also played in pornCzar, while the three would go on to form Axiomatik in 2004. Not long thereafter Kris Hodgson would make the trio a quartet by adding his unconventional cello to the rock band lineup. The band performed extensively around Edmonton before releasing their debut album Let The Fallout Begin in late 2006. Hodgson left the band, and in the spring of 2008 Axiomatik released their second album Premeditated Accident once again as a three-piece working for the first time with esteemed producer Stew Kirkwood at Sound Extractor Studio. The album would come across as "honest and all over the musical map." Axiomatik's third album Ripped Apart… Or So She Seems was released in 2010 would be exuberantly described as being "full of lyrical calories carefully floating on top of fizzy pop rock tunes." The album was funded largely by the band having been designated a Rawlco Radio 10K20 grant while it also featured new musicians Greg Kolodychuk (Whitewall and Screwtape Lewis) on bass and Jayson Freeman (Whitewall) on drums. For their CD release party they shared the stage with In-Flight Safety. In 2012 Lamble released the album Fresh Cut Flowers to high acclaim. 2014 saw Lamble release the EP Eviscerate which included the song "Crop Circles" which was nominated for an Edmonton Music Award in 2015. A new album titled Endorphins: Orphaned is planned for release in late 2020.
The earliest Axiomatik shows would feature all band members switching instruments regularly throughout performances. The band always had a deep song catalogue, and as such would often play three one-hour sets in a given evening. Influences are varied, but comparisons of Axiomatik's music has been linked to Radiohead, The Tea Party, and Goo Goo Dolls to name a few.
Axiomatik was a 2010 Rawlco Radio 10K20 grant recipient. The song "Crop Circles" was nominated for Best Adult Alternative Song of the Year at the 2015 Edmonton Music Awards.
|2020||Endorphins: Orphaned||inarguable truth records|
|2014||Eviscerate||inarguable truth records|
|2012||Fresh Cut Flowers||inarguable truth records|
|2010||Ripped Apart... Or So She Seems||inarguable truth records|
|2008||Premeditated Accident||inarguable truth records|
|2006||Let The Fallout Begin||inarguable truth records|
|2015||Edmonton Music Awards||-|
In the media
- Marchand, François, "The FM Dial," See Magazine, November 16-22, 2006.
- Wuensch, Yuri, "Ax Men Cometh," Edmonton Sun, November 22, 2006.
- Handley, Glen, "Prevue," Vue Weekly, May 29-June 4, 2008.
- "Mix of Six," Metro, September 10-12, 2010.
- Baxter, Meaghan, "New Sounds," Vue Weekly, August 30-September 5, 2012.
- "Edmonton Music Awards 2015," Sonic 102.9, April 23, 2015, Retrieved July 3, 2020.