d.biddle composes their music using folk, punk, and pop influences to create songs that are both sonically pleasing and culturally skeptical with abstract lyrics that blur the lines between the personal and the political. By combining strings, percussions, brass, reeds, synthesizers, and a warm, personal, vocal presence, d.biddle strives to extend punk sensibilities into song structures that search for a sonic definition of home in a world where home has been displaced.
With members that grew up in the punk and indie scenes of the 1980s and '90s, d.biddle maintains a responsibility in its song writing and performances that heralds back to a time of community and activism in the underground music scene.
The band formed in 2002, when Duncan Barlow (Endpoint, Guilt, By The Grace of God, The Lull Account) asked Ben Desoto (The Czars, Six Foot Sloth), Jeff Davenport (Dang Head), and Jamie Smith (Granfaloon Bus, Rollerball, Lords of Howling, Dang Head) to back him up at a series of shows he was playing to support his Trouble Man Unlimited single "Je Pars de la Maison." The shows went so well that they decided to transform d.biddle from a part time solo project into a full-fledged band. After recording in 2004 with friend and musician Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession, Three Mile Pilot) the band added Erin Roberts (Porlolo) on trumpet and piano.