About the band / O zespole

About the band

Snakedoctors are four friends who started the band in Gdansk, Poland in May of 2020. Since then they released twenty singles (including a Christmas special and a song in Czech under name Jiri Blaha & Framuga Boys) and four albums: „Obligation”, „Joy Free Bowl”, „Mellow Joy” and “Four and a half”. Their biggest hit single so far - „Close That Door” has been a number one for over 30 weeks in Poland at Radio Olsztyn Top 40 and also at Radio Ostrowiec Top 20. That success was followed by “Too Many” at no. 1 at Radio Olszyn Top 40 and Radio Ostrowiec Top 20 and “Crime Story”  at no. 2 at the same chart. Another one - „Got Him Another Girl” reached number one at radio airplay chart for Central America. All singles charted at Poland iTunes Rock Top 100 (many of them reached number one), one of the indie radio charts in the UK (including four number ones - „A Song”, „Tinder Girl”, “Crime Story” and "Wuss") and other radio charts in the US, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. Their albums charted at Empik Top 100 muisc album sells chart and UK Albums top chart by one of UK based radio stations.

Snakedoctors songs get the airplay in many countries worldwide and on 4 continents. The same applies to reviews that their albums and singles receive.

Their fourth double album „Four and a half” was out in May. The album is officially supported by two radio stations in Poland - Radio Olsztyn and Radio Tczew. The songs on both cds are very diverse. On the first one there are songs influenced heavily by new wave, dark wave, post-punk and shoegaze. And the second one is definitely on the grunge side. As before the band managed to get to co-operate with many well known producers. That includes not only the regulars from Abbey Road Studios (Chris Bolster) and Metropolis Studios (Andy “Hippy” Baldwin”) but also - Joe Gibb who is well known for his work with Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Kinks, Jane’s Addiction, Stone Roses and The Mission and Kevin Paul who worked with Depeche Mode and the Kinks and also with Yazoo, Erasure and David Bowie. Another producer is Matt Gerhard working closely among many with the band Spoon. Also the vocalist and guitarist’s friend - Corey Alley (Hobbit Hole Records) appeared on the album.

There are also three remixes of album songs - two of them were made in Vancouver, Canada and another one was done by Wojciech the band member, the one who used to play in bands in the US during his college years. Two songs form first two Snakedoctors albums were mixed and mastered by Thomas Queyja from The Lip Studio in LA - Wojciech's friend from old US times when Thomas produced songs for The Implants formerly known as the Shriners album.

We will also have a few female vocalists appear in songs, including Christine Corless and talented Ukrainian vocalist Victory Vizhanska.

There are also three remixes of album songs - two of them were made in Vancouver, Canada and another one was done by Wojciech the band member, the one who used to play in bands in the US during his college years. The singles are promoted by videos made among many in Ukraine, Indonesia, Serbia and Germany.

Snakedoctors are:

Wojciech Wypych (vocals in most songs, guitar and also keyboards in some songs and drums in a very few songs)

Jaroslaw Szybowski (bass)

Jacek Karnat (keyboard and also vocal in “Dziwny Kraj”, “Bal Maskowy”, “Wódeczka” and “Semplice Una Canzone”)

Robert Porazka (Drums).

Most Snakedoctors songs were written and composed by Wojciech Wypych except for lyrics for “Dziwny Kraj”, “Bal Maskowy”, “Wódeczka” and “Semplice Una Canzone” - by Jacek Karnat, "Dreaming" - lyrics by Jaroslaw Szybowski and "Idą Święta" - lyrics by Wojcech Wypych and Jaroslaw Szybowski).

As they say - they play music because it’s fun. It’s an indie band releasing their music on indie label Case Studio. Band’s albums are distributed by MyMusic.

More about the band at http://snakedoctors.com/, https://www.instagram.com/snakedoctors_official/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy-Pk-3rpgmBVePBOTgFiOQ, https://open.spotify.com/artist/5vyum9X5jhjw9xc5RpUuw6 and https://www.instagram.com/snakedoctors_official/.

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Snakedoctors to gdański zespół założony przez czterech przyjaciół w maju 2020 roku. Od tego czasu wydali dwadzieścia singli (w tym piosenkę świąteczną „Idą Święta” oraz na prima aprilis 2021 singla w języku czeskim jako Jiri Blaha & Framuga Boys - grany w jednej z praskich stacji radiowych w Czechach) oraz cztery albumy: „Obligation”, „Joy Free Bowl”, „Mellow Joy” i „Four and a half”.

Ich największy przebój „Close That Door” przez ponad 30 tygodni był na pierwszym miejscu listy przebojów Raga Top Radia Olsztyn a także znalazł się na szczycie Playlisty Listy Przebojów Radia Ostrowiec. Sukces ten powtórzył na obu listach singiel „Too Many” a „Crime Story” dotarł do drugiego miejsca listy w Ostrowcu. Inny singiel - „Got Him Another Girl” znalazł się na z kolei na szczycie listy przebojów Top 50 bazującej na air play w krajach Ameryki Centralnej. Wszystkie single znalazły się na listach iTunes Rock Top 100 (w tym wiele na pierwszym miejscu) oraz na jednej z list radiowych przebojów indie w UK (w tym cztery - „A Song”, „Tinder Girl”, „Crime Story” i „Wuss” na miejscu pierwszym) oraz na radiowych listach przebojów w Stanach, Kolumbii, Ekwadorze i Peru oraz listach przebojów Spotify w Stanach („Friday Night”) oraz You Tube w Japanii („Snake Doctor”). Ich płyty znalazły się również na listach Sprzedaży Empik Top 100 oraz na liście UK album jednej z brytyjskich stacji radiowych.

Ich piosenki grane są przez stacje radiowe w Polsce i kilkudziesięciu krajach świata - na czterech kontynentach (w tym w Stanach, UK, Australii i Rosji). Kilkukrotnie ze statusem płyty miesiąca (Polska) oraz zespołu i singli (UK) tygodnia. Recenzje ich płyt i utworów oraz płyt ukazały się m.in. w Polsce (m.in. Teraz Rock, ArtMundus, Muzykoholicy i Heavy Metal Pages) oraz w Wielkiej Brytanii, Stanach, Niemczech, Holandii, Portugalii, Brazylii, Francji, Włoszech, Kanadzie, Serbii, Egipcie i wielu innych krajach.

Ich kolejny, czwarty już dwupłytowy album „Four and a half” ukazał się w maju. Płyta wydana została pod patronatem Polskiego Radia Olsztyn i Radia Tczew. Znalazły się na nim utwory o szerokim spektrum gatunków. Na pierwszym krążku znajdą się utwory będące kontynuacją dotychczasowych wydawnictw zespołu - stylowo zbliżone do new wave, dark wave, post-punk i shoegaze. A na drugim - niejako powrót do źródeł - bliżej grunge. Zespołowi udało się - jak poprzednio - namówić do współpracy liczne grono znanych producentów. Oprócz dotychczasowego zespołu z Abbey Road Studios (Chris Bolster) i Metropolis Studios (Andy „Hippy” Baldwin) na najnowszej płycie znajdą się również piosenki zmiksowane przez Joe Gibb’a, który znany jest ze współpracy między innymi z Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Kinks, Jane’s Addiction, Stone Roses i The Mission oraz zmasterowane przez Kevina Paul’a, który również współpracował z Depeche Mode i the Kinks a także z Yazoo, Erasure i Davidem Bowie. Kolejną znaną postacią, która wzięła udział w produkcji jednego z utworów jest Matt Gerhard współpracujący na co dzień m.in. z zespołem Spoon. I to nie wszyscy.

W nagraniu kilku piosenek wzięły udział również m.in. wokalistki z Ukrainy, w tym utalentowana Victoria Vizhanska i ze Stanów Zjednoczonych (m.in. Christine Corless) a dwa z trzech remiksów zamieszczonych na płycie zrealizowane zostały w studiu w Vancouver w Kanadzie. Teledyski do ich singli promujących najnowsza płytę nakręcone zostały m.in. w Indonezji, Ukrainie, Serbii, Niemczech i oczywiście w Polsce.

Jeden z muzyków grał wcześniej w czasach studenckich w zespołach w Stanach. Na pierwszej i drugiej płycie znalazły się utwory zrealizowane przez przyjaciela Wojciecha z tamtych czasów - Thomasa Queyja z The Lip Studio w LA („Life’s No Prison” i „Convince me”). Thomas zrealizował dużą część nagrań z albumu ówczesnego zespołu Wojciecha („The Implants” dawniej znanego jak „The Shriners”) nagranej w Stanach.

Snakedoctors to:

Wojciech Wypych (wokal w zdecydowanej większości utworów, gitara a także klawisze w części piosenek a także perkusja w dosłownie kilku piosenkach)

Jaroslaw Szybowski (bas)

Jacek Karnat (klawisze oraz wokal w “Dziwny Kraj”, “Bal Maskowy”, “Wódeczka” i “Semplice Una Canzone”)

Robert Porazka (perkusja).

Muzyka i słowa większości piosenek - Wojciech Wypych (poza słowami do “Dziwny Kraj”, “Bal Maskowy”, “Wódeczka” i “Semplice Una Canzone” - Jacek Karnat, „Dreaming” - Jarosław Szybowski i „Idą Święta” słowa napisane wspólnie z Jarosławem Szybowskim).

Jak sami mówią - grają, ponieważ sprawia im to przyjemność.

Więcej informacji - http://snakedoctors.com/, https://www.instagram.com/snakedoctors_official/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy-Pk-3rpgmBVePBOTgFiOQ, https://open.spotify.com/artist/5vyum9X5jhjw9xc5RpUuw6 oraz na stronie ich wydawcy Case Studio https://case-studio.pl/ . Płyty zespołu są w dystrybucji MyMusic.


Świetny artykuł o nas w Polskiej Muzyce Alternatywnej!

Dziękujemy redakcji i redaktorom Polskiej Muzyki Alternatywnej za artykuł o naszym zespole i naszej muzyce. Robicie prawdziwy wielki kawał świetnej roboty dla promocji muzyki niezależnej w Polsce!!!

https://pmalternatywna.pl/2023/01/21/snakedoctors/

We appreciate Polska Muzyka Alternatywna magazine. Y'all are doing great job promoting indie music in Poland!

Wywiad w Polskim Radiu Koszalin!

Jeżeli ktoś nie miał okazji posłuchać nas w Radiu Koszalin wczoraj pod wieczór - tu jest informacja i link do rozmowy. Jeszcze raz dziękujemy Radiu Koszalin i wszystkim osobom przygotowującym audycję oraz prowadzącemu audycje "W dobrym klimacie"!!!

https://prk24.pl/.../snakedoctors-historia-o-tym-jak...

If anyone didn't get a chance to listin to us (in Polish) on Radio Koszalin yesterday - here's the link to the info and the interview. And again we appreciate Radio Koszalin and all people involved in the making of the show!!!
18.01.2023

Wywiad w brytyjskim Lost In A Manor!
The interview in UK based Lost In A Manor!

6.01.2023
Zapraszamy do kolejnego wywiadu z nami - tym razem w brytyjskim Lost In A Manor - rozmawiamy o najnowszym singlu ale nie tylko:)
Dziękujemy!!!
https://www.lostinthemanor.co.uk/.../muso.../snakedoctors...
Here's another interview with us, this time in UK based Lost In A Manor magazine - mainly about our newest single but not only:)
We appreciate!!!


Kamil) Hey Snakedoctors, super nice to have the chance to chat with you. How has the time gone for you since our last interview?

Generally more fun, more new songs and recording.

What role does the artist have in society?

Educate and entertain. Within artists - keeping doing real cool things instead of getting into stupid things.

Your latest song is 'Destroyed'. Can you tell us more about the making of it and if there were any unusual things happening during the process?

The new version of the song we did with more attention than the original. And we asked Nik from Bush to join in. The song turned into a really cool project then. Then I thought there’s that band I love so much - this is when Marshall arrived with mixing. And since that songs for my US band in the past ended at Howie Weinberg studio already… I thought why not Snakedoctors. That’s how the mastering was done.

Can you write about the making of the music video? Where was it created? What was the accompanying mood?

Initially we wanted to do the band music playing video - think of 90’s grunge. But we couldn’t sync our schedules. Mainly due to that terrible flu going around. Here our good friend from Serbia came in. She nails exactly what we have on mind. So she did all the production based on rough screenplay draft. So, it’s her talents and hard work. Turned out great.

How was the cooperation with Nik Hughes? Can we expect more collaborative tracks?

Yes, we can but Robert is our drum player and it sure will stay that way. I remember watching Bush video with my old US bandmates. We loved it. Now it turned out Snakedoctors have that great chance to work with Nik… Life is awesome

Is the artistic life lonely? What do you do to counteract it?

Nope. We bandmates are all friends and we spend a lot of time together. Not only practices, studio work or gigs. We go out very often Actually all people around the band turn into friends, so nothing related to loneliness there.

What is your dream project?

Doing what Nik has done for some longer time now. Bush is touring with Jerry Cantrell and Bush. So that would be touring with AIC or a project with them.

Who is your favorite musician?

Alice in chains.

When were you generally fulfilled in your position as an artist?

Another good question… already right in the beginning in first bands in elementary school playing my first guitar and using sofa as a drum set. My then bandmate still owns the demo tape we had made back then;)

What can we expect from Snakedoctors in the near future?

More music. We believe good music.


The interview is at the link above/Wywiad pod linkiem wyżej

Wywiad z nami w egipskim "Rocker Magazine"!
An interview with us in "Rocker Magazine" from Egypt!

Dziękujemy Hazam i Rocker Magazine! Kolejny wywiad z nami - tym razem tym egipskim magazynie muzycznym. A w nim m.in. o "Too Many", nowym albumie i o nas. Wywiad jest pod poniższym linkiem:
https://www.rockeramagazine.com/interview-with.../
We appreciate Hazam and Rocker Magazine! This time an interview with us in that music magazine form Egypt! We're talking - among many - about: "Too Many" single, the new album and the band. The interview is at the link above.
9.10.2022

Wywiad z nami w Blaster Music Magazine
Interview in Music Blaster
Magazine

Really cool interview in a popular music magazine from Serbia. Thank you Blaster - Music Magazine for having us!
https://blaster-magazine.com/music-interview/exclusive-interview-with-snakedoctors/?fbclid=IwAR3SEl6...
Bardzo fajny wywiad z nami w angielskojęzycznym serbskim magazynie muzycznym. Dziękujemy Blaster - Music Magazine!
26.10.2022

Wywiad dla / Interview for
562 Live Radio (Long Beach, California)

Wywiad dla tej amerykańskiej stacji jest pod poniższym linkiem:
https://562live.com/blog/f/snakedoctors-talks-with-562-live-radio
The interview for that US based radio station is at the link above.
21.05.2022

OTHER STUFF


CHARTING/LISTY PRZEBOJÓW (as of mid 2021)

"Close That Door" was the highest new entry at no. 1 at Radio Olsztyn Top 40 in Poland. Since then (as of Nov. of 2021) it's been consecutivel no. 1 for 9 weeks since then.


All of our singles charted on Poland iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs Chart and Poland iTunes Top 100 (All genres). Since February we've had four number ones on Rock Chart with "Destroyed", "A Song", "Cecil Has Changed" and "Sweeter" and numer two hits with "Girl With Sponges (feat. Catlea)", "Close That Door", "Jeff Johnson Spoke", "Pierogi" and "Tinder Girl" and with many top 10s on all genres regular Top 100 chart.  All those charts stand for singles sales (pay & download).


We also topped the UK Talk Radio Indie Top 30 chart - four times with "A Song" (April and June of 2021) and three times with "Tinder Girl" (August of 2021). "Jeff Johnson Spoke" reached no. 2 twice and "Close That Door" once at that chart. We're having also "Sweeter" out charting top 10 of that top 30.

Our singles "A Song", "Tinder Girl", "Close That Door" and "Girl With Sponges (feat. Catlea)" reached Top 50 chart for Central America. It's a chart based on FM stations airplay in Central America countries. "Close That Door" and "Girl With Sponges" both reached no. 33 at that chart.

"Bubba Does" also made it to radio airplay based Top 50 chart in Ecuador.

Our singles "A Song", "Jeff Johnson Spoke" and "Close That Door" also reached Top 10 of one of Chicago based radio stations.

Current chart standings are weekly updated at our Instagram and Wojciech's FB.

We were lucky enough to gain a a nice stream numbers with Spotify. Also our videos on YT get really good amount of views.


AIRPLAY

We are very happy to receive a very good worldwide airplay at FM and internet radio stations including: Poland, the US (California, Illinois, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Washington and many more), the UK (including a few in London), Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Mexico, Ghana, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Panama, Domicana, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico and many other countries.

Our songs were named station song of a week at East London Station in the UK (Jeff Johnson Spoke, Destroyed, Cecil Has Changed, Snake Doctor, Tinder Girl and Girl With Sponges) and we were the station band of the week at that station in 2021.


CD ALBUMS

All our albums - "Mellow Joy", "Obligation" and "Joy Free Bowls" (the CDs) are selling at Empik - the largest stores chain - charting weekly and monthly at Pop & Rock (Polish and also All countries) charts. Our CDs are also sold at MediaMarkt and many popular music internet based music stores.

Our third album "Mellow Joy" was out on 22nd of October 2021. Its first release sold out.

The 4th album "For and a half" was out in May of 2022 and charted at no. 13 at Top 100 Empik chart (similar as previous ones) and at UK Albums Top at UKTalk Radio chart.

We already finished recording songs for our 5th album with working title "Five".

We would like to thank here all those who buy our singles and the album, stream, watch and listen to our music and all those who play our songs at FM and internet radio stations.


VIDEOS

The videos for our songs are here:

Girl With Sponges (feat. Catlea): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL5LOy0oP74

Bubba Does: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f1ilzSC0b0

Close That Door: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izs5rXk553U

Tinder Girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DpOeWeVB7k

Sweeter (A Version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaWVbE9wZes

Cecil Has Changed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7mz2L0XHvA

A Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS-EvIgqlMU

Destroyed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXNj-0WEBi8

Decent Obligation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rb3TNEODz4&t=6s

Jeff Johnson Spoke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfeopmFgesQ

Life's No Prison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E98YCgosmtw



LABEL

We're happy to announce that CASE STUDIO is responsible for physical CD release and sales and promotion of our music.

CD albums are distributed by Case Studio with MyMusic (all albums) and Jazzsound (first two albums).


STUDIO WORK

Nearly all songs for our albums "Obligation", "Joy Free Bowl" and "Mellow Joy"  were mixed by Chris Bolster at Abbey Road Studios in London. All songs except for "Life's no prison", "Sweeter (A Version)" and "My Friend (Convince Me)" from first two albums were mastered by Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin at Metropolis Mastering in London.  "Life's no prison", "Sweeter (A Version)" and "My Friend"  were mixed and mastered by Thomas Queyja at The Lips Studio in LA https://www.thelipstudio.com/. Wojciech collaborated earlier with Thomas  on The Implants US debut release “Leprosy”. Several of the Implants songs were mastered by Howie Weinberg for it's anniversary re-release.

A couple songs off upgoming "Mellow Joy" album were mastered by Corey Coffman known for his work at CoreyRecording and the band Gleemer.

One of songs for the 4th album was mixed and mastered by Corey Alley from Hobbit Hole Productions.

Many off the 4th album and some off the previous albums were mixed by Dawid Gorgolewski at Osso Studio in Osowa.

All songs were recorded at Stolarnia Art Studio in Osowa.


FINAL WORDS

Practice is fun, not necessarily the way to perfection

Life and people give us constant inspiration for writing music. Sometimes it's a good inspiration, sometimes bad.
If we record anything we do it usually in one take.
We love to record.


We would like to thank here several people who helped us - recently and in the past - all that to happen: Chris Bolster, Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin, Thomas Queyja, Joe Gibb, Kevin Paul, Matt Gerhard, Corey Alley, Dawid Gorgolewski, Jan Kurczewski, Lisa Huersing, Christina Corless, Victory Vizhanska, Dominika, Ada Nike, Janek Kurczewski, Brett Broadway, Adam Ellerbrock, Nate Clum, Nate Parkin and special thanks for Sławek Papis from our label Case Studio.

Also our appreciation goes to: Best Pub Osowa, Stolarnia Art Studio, Osso Studio, Abbey Road Studios and Metropolis Studios in London, the Lip Studio (LA), Proud Larry's, the Gin, Forrester's, Lafayette's and other great venues in Oxford, Meridian and Memphis.

Huge thank you also to all people playing our music worldwide. Special thanks to: Radio Olsztyn, Radio Ostrowiec, Radio Tczew, Michelle Ward, Paul Goulder Chris Redjam and Jeff Fekete.

And to Tyler Keith and the Neckbones. "Eyeful" was the main inspiration for Wojciech to play music on more serious basis. Y'all please check Tyler Keith's solo albums as well as the Neckbones and other bands he has played with.

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We are also behind Jiri Blaha & Framuga Boys. Under that name we released in April of 2021 a single - Okurky a laska je velka.

Or do something better. Especially in those difficult times. Let's keep music alive. And support all people working around music. And first of all - y'all stay safe and in good health.



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