Posts Tagged ‘Jumbo Jet’

The Game

April 11, 2010

Hey,

it’s Ben here.

So, last night saw us play our much anticipated gig ‘The Game‘ at Scala King’s Cross. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us. Big special thanks to Dan, Katie, Jimmy, Kate, the face painters, technicians, magicians and everyone who worked so hard to make it a special night. We had a great night!

As my hangover slowly recedes I recall several great moments from the evening; Being introduced to the stage with a glowing reference from XFM’s John Kennedy, seeing our good mates Ronnie, Genie, Caffy, Danny and Tom again, hanging out in the VIP bar with Jack Penate and Mystery Jets while James Lavelle rocked the decks and of course all the beautiful (and amiable) burlesque ladies!

Our set itself went down really well. The crowd were really responsive and seemed to know most of the words! Alex’s mandolin made a triumphant return to the band, complete with new strings!

John’s playing his first solo acoustic gig on 15th April at R Bar in Gravesend. He’ll be playing all your favourite Gaoler’s Daughter classics as well as some new ones. Our next full-band gig is at The Gaff on Holloway Road on 20th April for ‘Snuffed It’. We’re on at 10:30pm. prices are £3 students, £4 before 10pm, £5 after. It should be a good gig. The venue is really cool. All our up-coming gigs are listed on our website;

http://gaolersdaughter.360degreemusic.com/

Also, our 2nd EP ‘Alchemy’ is available for pre-order now from our website and on itunes.

Darren from ‘Shit Disco‘ has remixed our song ‘Jumbo Jet’. You can download the song for free from soundcloud. Enjoy!

Now go outside and enjoy the sun!

Gaoler’s Daughter. X

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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…

New Tunes Recorded

July 11, 2009

Well, we’ve just had a very productive 2 days producing and recording the songs for our first release at Urchin Studios in Limehouse, East London! On the first day we recorded 4 songs with Matt Ingram at the desk. On the second day we mixed all 4 songs with Dan Cox at the desk. Matt and Dan have are very talented engineers and they are a pleasure to work with. Now we just need to get the tracks mastered and we’re ready to release these songs! You’re still gonna have to wait until mid-September though because that’s life!

Trust us, these songs are worth the wait. ‘From Russia With Love’ sounds so intimate and close. It’s as if John is sat next to you singing the words straight into your ear… ‘Sister On The Stairs’ has a great New Orleans feel to it. ‘Jumbo Jet’ is the liveliest track and is probably gonna be the title track of the ep. ‘Clown And Out Blues’ is sad and slow but it’s supposed to be….

We’re going into to Alchamea studios on Monday with Andrew to demo some new tunes for our next recording date at Urchin in a couple of weeks. We can’t wait. Things are moving fast at the moment. We’re in talks with 360 degree music at the moment and hope to sign a deal with them very soon. Watch this space.

Gaoler’s Daughter x

Heading into the studio…

July 3, 2009

Hello,

Well that time has come again, where we lock ourselves away from the world for a couple of days in the recording studio. Where day and night seem to merge into one in a Sailor Jerry’s rum haze.

We’re all looking forward to recording the new tracks at Urchin Studios, and we’ve got quite a few to choose from. The recordings we’ve done before were really just demos, but this time we’re going to take our time and really create something to be proud of, not in a ‘Dark Side of the Moon‘ epic concept album way, more in a tasteful, refined way (We hope, although we have been known to get carried away with a Moog synthesizer…dark times).

We’ll be recording:

Clown and Out Blues, From Russia With Love, Sister On The Stairs, Jumbo Jet.

By the end we should have songs that we will be able to release in the next couple of months. Exciting stuff!

take care

Gaoler’s Daughter x