Without doubt or qualification, The Sadies are one of this continent’s greatest extant rock ’n’ roll bands — just as they have been for more than a quarter-century. Versatile and imaginative, they skip from astral psychedelia to shuffling bucolics and leap from puckish pop to righteous garage-rock without losing momentum or mastery. Their albums deliver masterclasses on pointed songwriting, lockstep harmonies, and a devil-may-care attitude to expectations and past successes. So go on, pull up that screeching wooden chair that bows with your weight. Slide it up next to the turntable and drop the needle, The Sadies are a sure thing…tomorrow isn’t.
The Sadies have collaborated with Neil Young, Blue Rodeo, Gord Downie, Jon Langford, Andre Williams and Garth Hudson, among many others
The Sadies have written and toured extensively with and as backing band for singer Neko Case
The album Darker Circles was a shortlisted nominee for the Polaris Music Prize (2010)
The Sadies won a JUNO award alongside Mike Roberts for Video of the Year for the animated short film “Rumbleseat” (2012)
The Sadies composed the music score of Carmine Street Guitars, which premiered in North America at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2018 following excellent reviews from its worldwide launch at the Venice Film Festival
The Sadies’ music is featured in many films and television shows, including Nightcrawler (ft. Jake Gyllenhaal), True Blood, Sons of Anarchy, Veronica Mars, Adult Swim’s 12 oz. Mouse and animated series Dallas & Robo (ft. John Cena and Kat Dennings).