Posts Tagged ‘E.P’

Some Lyrics…

October 9, 2009

Now then, some of you have been asking us for the lyrics to our free track give away ‘”9 Pieces Of Silk“. So we decided we’d not only post up those lyrics but we’d also included the lyrics of 2 songs which will feature on our forthcoming debut EP “The Only Way To Travel” due to be released on 360 degree music on December 1st. We’re very much looking forward to our launch party at Puregroove on 1st. See you there.

Until then, you’d better get learning the words so you can all sing along like you wrote it!

9 Pieces Of Silk


I’ve got nine pieces of silk
And a black and white armband
I’ve got shoes made out of stone
And a silver rabbit in my hand
Today

All the men have been shot down
And the women are taking over
I’ve got the passion of New Eve
Peering over my shoulder
Today

I said i loved your body
What more could you possibly want from me?
I came to all your parties
I came to them all

My mother reads the cards
In a caravan on Brighton pier
My father ran away
But I did not shed a tear until
Today

My garden is full of holes
Where my Granddad tried to bury himself
My sister sits at home
Drinking to good health
Today

I said I loved your body
What more could you possible want from me?
I came to all your parties
I came to them all




Jumbo Jet

I’ve sat on an Alp as if it were my throne
But I can’t describe the feeling I get
Staring out the window of a jumbo jet
It’s all so real

I’ve stood in the dead sea like a miser’s bath
But if there’s a better feeling I’ve not felt it yet
Staring out the window of a jumbo jet
It’s all so real

Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there

I’m Icarus, I’m Gulliver
But I can’t describe the feeling I get
Staring out the window of a jumbo jet
It’s all so real

Quilted beige and candy floss
If there’s a better feeling I’ve not felt it yet
Staring out the window of a jumbo jet
It’s all so real

Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there
Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there

I feel a languishment
But that’s all it is
I can’t describe the feeling i get
Staring out the window of a jumbo jet

Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there
Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there
Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there
Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there





Clown and Out Blues

Do you want to know
How I came to be this way?
Why my pint glass is empty
Why I’ve been here all day?
Why my face has grown long
Why I sway on my chair?
Why there’s holes in my soles
Why there’s grey in my hair?

I was a child’s entertainer
Once upon a time
I made people laugh
Once upon a time
A long time ago

I don’t work no more
I’ve signed on the dole
Kids nowadays
Would rather play on their games consoles
Because a flower that squirts
And a man in big shoes
Must seem pretty lame
Compared to Tekken 2

I was a child’s entertainer
Once upon a time
I made people laugh
Once upon a time
A long time ago

My last custard pie
Has long since been thrown
My face-paint and make-up
Are now the only things I own
Because when your down and out
It’s nice to be able to say
That a smile
Is just a brush-stroke away

I was a child’s entertainer
Once upon a time
I made people laugh
Once upon a time
A long time ago



to be continued…
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The Red Rag and The Enterprise

September 30, 2009

Bonjour!

Well Brighton was much fun, thanks to everyone who came along, it was a top night. Twas very busy, very sweaty and very messy in the end.

I broke a string on the first song (what are the odds!?) but luckily Alfie’s old Larrikin Love band-mate Micko was on hand to change it for me, meaning there wasn’t too much shuffling of the set list. Speaking of the set-list, we played quite a few of the old songs from our first and second recording sessions at Platts Eyot. They went down well, as did the couple of new songs we played. Can’t wait to get the brand new songs out there live as well! Was great to see a few familiar faces from London too, with Nick from the most excellent band Fiction, amongst others, turning up.

Ben shot from the stage to the station like a thoroughbred to get the last train home like the true pro he is. I ended up on the beach, standing on a large box with stones in my trousers. Feeling like pebbledash, a few friends and I went to a party in Kemp Town; I took my wonderful bike (hercules-he’s a fold-up one) and my friend took a scooter. I love riding around Brighton late at night; I’m all swervy and speedy with two fingers up to lane discipline. Highway code? Never heard of it officer. We were there in no time. Warp Speed. Not sure where Alex and Alfie went but i heard Alfie woke up with Lambrini all over his face, so it must have been a good night. Lambrini boys just want to have fun…

It was the Labour party conference this weekend as well in sunny Brighton. It was a mild annoyance, yet somewhat heartening to see a gaggle of protesters shouting about something, with customary placards and thermos flasks in hand, outside the two 5 star hotels that had been commandeered by suits. Although I doubt they could hear them over the bubbling of their jazuzzis inside. I am evidently in the wrong line of work.

A good weekend in all, and one I hope we can repeat soon!

take care

Gaolers x

Small Hours

September 4, 2009

Hallo again,

Well, a few days ago we finished recording our second E.P for 360 degree music (yes i know the first one hasn’t been released yet: we are hardcore) and it’s sounding really good. Of the three tracks we’ve recorded, they are:

An untitled instrumental (a the moment)-really dark and with a driving beat behind it- om in ous

(I’ll meet you on) The Other Side Of The World-A few country infusions and about as romantic lyrically as we get, focusing primarily on madness and pyromania.

Sun Coming Up-The most ‘poppy’ of  the three I suppose, with jangly verses and a catchy chorus. One of my favourites with some surreal imagery. Isaac Newton features in this party, but don’t worry, he was invited.

Our next gig isn’t until the 26th in sunny Brighton!  Can’t wait for that one, as it’s only a few minutes down the road from where i live at University. If you’re around the brighton area, come and see us, more details are on our myspace. We’ve been off for a while because alfie has been ill, but he should be out of hospital soon thankfully, so get well soon Alfie!

Now i’d heard of John Martyn when he was alive, as he moved in the same circles as Nick Drake and Fairport Convention et al, yet regrettfully, i only got into his music since his death early this year. In my opinion he was one of the most overlooked musicians of his time, perhaps due to him being so hard to pin down into one particular genre. His early stuff was pretty much traditional 60’s folk but in the mid 70’s he started experimenting with echoplexs, vocal techniques, and quite simply some of the best guitar playing i’ve ever heard. He could switch in an instant from heartfelt ballads, to humourous ditties, to jazz improvisation, making his live shows an unpredicatable yet exciting affair (although sadly i never got to see him in the flesh). So if you haven’t checked him out yet you should, although beware of your wallet- he has written a lot of albums!

This week i mostly have been:

Making boiled eggs

Trying to read the endings of books i never quite finished

Walking around in circles in Bluewater for hours, trying to find the music shop, only to realize it closed down months ago

Thinking of ingenious ways to make money ( i have invented some things that may revolutionize life as we know it, but i can’t give too much away due to patents etc. All i can say is: Engines + rollerskates…

take care

Gaoler’s  Daughter x

Let’s Consult My Beard

August 21, 2009

Bonjour!

After a couple of weeks of frequent gigging, it’s time for another update. Last night we played in alfie’s old stomping ground, twickenham (The Red Lion a.k.a Filthy Mcnasties) and although the journey home was long.com it was worth it. Our show went without a hitch save for a dodgy 9volt battery (the tongue tinglers as i like to call them) and the impenetrable spiderwebfortress of guitar leads that restricted movement somewhat. There were some excellent characters there too, including a man called ken (We’d been told about him earlier; he’s somewhat a local celebrity) with a fantastic beard who danced gazelle-graceful throughout our set.

Rum Shebeen played just before us and were on top form, with Dave Ashby neglecting his guitar in favour of a rainstick and some splendid dance moves (i think i might even have seen a moonwalk).

Earlier in the week we played The Macbeth with Babe Shadow, a band we also played with in Stoke Newington last week, and just get better and better everytime we see them. Some really haunting melodies,  and stunning outside-the-box guitar work.

On the business side of things, 360 have just finished drawing up the final draft of the contract, and all our pens are poised ready to sign it as soon as we can.

And with the ink still glistening on the page, we’ll head into the studio to finish off recording the second E.P at Alchemea Studios, after the drums and bass were recorded last week (and are sounding sweeet!).

See you soon,

Gaolers daughter x