Lydia Can’t Breathe
Today, rock music and metal music seem to have been masked, manipulated, and drawn with every characterization possible. With genres of stagnate duplications and pools of curiously aggressive music addicts, the looming fans looking for an outlet have come to find Florida quartet Lydia Can’t Breathe. Over the past few years they have made a lot of noise in the metal scene. While constructing a sound unique to the usual genre classifications, this metal/rock band from Florida defies the normal sound with an exciting mixture of growling vocals, natural vocals, driving an over tone of heavy break downs with catchy progressions.
Lydia Can’t Breathe is an American rock band from Central Florida, formed in 2005. It consists of Kyle Bolduc (lead vocals, guitar), A.J. Murphy (guitar), Josh Runfeldt (drums) and Shad Roundy (bass). All the band members were born in the United States, and are known for their funny personalities. Dan emphasizes on the heavy sound with his guitar. Josh fits in comfortably with a variety of styles on drums, and Shawn fills in with a unique style of low end bass. Lead singer Kyle, is known widely amongst Lydia fans for his unique views that are expressed outspokenly in his lyrics. Along with their inapprehensible behavior while performing, together their styles combined make up Lydia Can’t Breathe.
The band has achieved independent success with the release of their early production and full-length studio album (At The Bottom Of The Podum Stole) released under Spinnit Records. As LCB embraced new fans at home, they set out to experience life on the road. Collectively they have been able to drive more sales of albums and merchandise by playing hundreds of shows across the United States.
Lydia Can’t Breathe has caused mayhem with bands such as; Otep, Mushroomhead, DOPE, (HED) PE , New Years Day, Stolen Babies, Soulfly, Bleeding Through, Born of Osiris, Oceano, Prong, Kill Whitney Dead, The Wretched, Skum of the Earth, Last Chance to Reason, SWWAATS, The Autum Offering, The Demonstration, Hell Within, The Architect, and Sleeping Giant. More recently, LCB toured the U.S. with Mushroomhead and Otep in 2013. As well as Dope and (HED) PE while promoting their second full length studio album “Time.”
All of these achievements have gained them a strong following among a diverse group of fans. The element of variety and level of experimentation in Lydia Can’t Breathe’s music has made them difficult to classify, but Lydia Can’t Breathe for the most part, has maintained a single style throughout their body of work. Their genre has been termed alternative metal, alternative rock, rock, experimental rock, hard rock, heavy metal, progressive metal, and progressive rock.