The Beat Poets

The Beat Poets

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Blistering, blood-stirring, rock that weaves it’s way through U2, the Foos and The Vines - NME

Biography

Described by NME as ‘Blistering, Frenzied, blood-stirring, rock that weaves its way through U2, the Foos and The Vines’ The Beat Poets are one of the most exciting new acts to emerge from Northern Ireland in recent years. BBC ATL described them as “Northern Ireland’s hardest working unsigned band” with the Irish Star claiming they could be the biggest band to come from the North of Ireland since Snow Patrol.

Touring relentlessly the Beat Poets have supporting World renowned acts such as Sonic Youth, The Chemical Brothers, The Duke Spirit, Nine Black Alps, The Parlotones and much more from venue’s such as Marlay Park (Dublin) to Canadian Music Week and 6 storming shows at the 2009 South by Southwest Music (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas.

With recent TV performances on The BBC and UTV the band’s latest tracks are now licensed with the BBC, Channel 4 as well as MTV and are currently on the latest series of MTV One shows The Hard Times of RJ Berger (2010) and previous series including ‘The Hills’ & ‘Girls of Hedsor Hall’ (2009) in the US adding to the band growing reputation.
Receiving airplay worldwide including the UK (Xfm, BBC, Virgin), Ireland (Today Fm, 2fm), USA (K-Rock) and Australia (Triple J) the band has been crowned Xfm unsigned winners, Virgin Radio Xtreme unsigned winners, Today Fm’s Rising Artist and were spotlighted by the New York CMJ Festival in October 2008.

The Band’s debut single ‘Turn It On/Shadowlands’ released by ‘ the singles club’ via small indie label Pronoia Records UK (2007) was a stepping stone for the band to self-release ‘Staring Stars Down’ in 2008 via Absolute Marketing (Dave Matthews, Imogen Heap) and Universal Records Distribution. Working with world producers ‘Greg Haver’ (Manic Street Preachers, Lost Prophets) and Neal Calderwood (Fighting With Wire, The Answer).

‘The Making’ E.P released in November 2009 introduced a new sound from The Beat Poets and saw the band play-listed on major national stations and receiving national press coverage due to the high critical acclaim of the bands new tracks.

The follow up single ‘One By One’ (Out May 2010) became the No.1 most requested track on N.Ireland’s biggest radio station ‘Cool Fm’ remaining on their Top 20 most requested list for 16 weeks and 12 weeks on the second largest station City Beat. The radio onslaught continued with coverage on 2fm, RTE Radio 1, Today FM, BBC Radio 1 N.I and many more. With Live sessions on RTE Radio 1, Cool Fm, BBC and City Beat the band continues to appear regularly in major national publications including Hotpress, The Sunday World, AU and The People while the new set and shows receive rave reviews!

The band’s recent single Gravity saw months of rotation on all major stations in N.Ireland , with their single video receiving video of the week on Irish Music site Golden Plec. Recently the band has also received several top US endorsement deals including music recording giants ‘TASCAM’ and Iphone app developers ‘Mobile Roadie’ through which the band has released their own iphone application. The bands next single is due out in September 2011 as they build to their long anticipated debut album due out 2012.

Lyrics

Staring Stars Down

Written By: John Dinsmore

Speed it up
Slow it down
Take a chance
You know
Your out of Love
Out of luck
Out of sight
I don’t care
I don’t mind
I don’t need this
When I’m shinning brighter
Than your guiding light

Supermodel baby
Why don’t you say maybe
You’re my queen
My angel tonight
I don’t really care for what you believe

And I don’t really give two thoughts
About your scene

Every genius
Needs luck
Burning, bottled, bright
I am I don’t give a thought
About the morning light
When I’m tearing my city
Tearing my city
Tonight

I’ve got love
Baby you got luck
When you stare the stars
To the ground
I don’t even mind
I’ll do just fine
When I stare at the stars
Staring the stars
Down…

Speed it up
Take a chance
Romance
Dance
Laugh yourself to the otherside
I don’t care
I don’t mind
I don’t need this
When I’m shining brighter
Than a guiding light

Every genius
Needs luck
Burning, bottled, bright
I am I don’t give a fuck
About the morning light
When I’m tearing my city
Tearing my city
Tonight...

I’ve got love
Baby you got luck
When you stare the stars
To the ground
I don’t even mind
I’ll do just fine
When I stare at the stars
Staring the stars
Down…

Supermodel baby
Why don’t you say maybe
You’re my queen
My angel tonight

Supermodel baby
Why don’t you say maybe
You’re my queen
My angel tonight
Alright....

I’ve got love
Baby you got luck
When you stare the stars
To the ground
I don’t even mind
I’ll do just fine
When I stare at the stars
Staring the stars
Down…

Bloodline

Written By: John Dinsmore

You can turn it up
Inside of me
I want to Love
But I want to breath
Can I take you there
Just one other place
We’ll both collide
It’s our own space

Yeah I am the one
I’m chosen now
To reach for Love
Can’t stop somehow
I’ve been looking out
To a road ahead
Don’t trust in me
I am insane

I can stand another bloodline
Yeah I stand the
Warmth of the sunshine
When in lets me love……

I’m a playing card
From the open book
I’m the one you missed
Not the one you took
You can take from me
One more second glance
We’ll both collide
Our big romance

Yeah I am the one
I’m a poet now
Who reaches love
Can’t stop somehow
I’ve been looking out
To the road ahead
Don’t trust in me
I’m not your friend

I can stand another bloodline
I stand the
Warmth of the sunshine
When it lets me love.

You Hold on
You Hold on
You Hold on
Now your strong

You Hold on
You Hold on
You Hold on
You are strong

I can stand another bloodline
I can stand the
Warmth of the sunshine
When it lets me love

I can stand another bloodline
I stand the
Warmth of the sunshine
When it lets me love....

The Making

Written By: The Beat Poets

I guess you got to go so low
Just to find your day
I entered the gates of hell
But I wouldn’t have it any other way
Indulge me with your ideas
They all sound the same
You pass me a sleeping pill
So I will surely drift away

Getting out
To the sound
Of one last moment
Down
Getting out
To the sound
Of one last moment

Getting out is the making of me (x2)

I returned
And I Paid my costs
Paid my dues today
Just when I had lost my voice
You surely told me
What to say
And I climbed the mountain of lies
Fell from them again
You need to watch it grow
Before our final showdown
Ahead

Getting out
To the sound
Of your one last moment
Down
Getting out
To the sound
Of one last moment

Getting out is the making of me (x4)

(LEAD SOLO)

Getting out is the making of me (x4)

One minute
One moment
One second
Just to own it

One minute
One moment
One second
You just own it

One minute
One moment
One second
Just to own it

One minute
One moment
One second...

Discography

Staring Stars Down / Bloodline - Double A-side Radio Only release, has received airplay worldwide including Xfm (London), Virgin Radio Extreme (London), Xfm Scotland, Today Fm (Ireland), Triple J (Australia), playlisted on 12 stations throughout Ireland, and also received airplay in the US and Canada.

G.I. (Generation Innocence) / Race released for promotional release only – Worldwide Airplay.

Debut double A side Single 'Turn It On/ Shadowlands' on release under Pronoia Records – Available on www.hmv.co.uk and worldwide via www.tunetribe.com and www.itunes.com

Staring Stars Down Single - Out Via Absolute Marketing/Universal Records/VM Records - www.itunes.com

The Making E.P - Out via Absolute/Universal/VM Records - www.itunes.com

One by One Single - Out via Absolute/Universal/VM Records - www.itunes.com

Gravity - Out via Absolute/Universal/VM Records - www.itunes.com

Set List

The Beat Poets - Typical Setlist 35-50 Mins (Can be modified for longer or shorter sets than the above times indicated).

01. Race
02. Ghosts
03. One by One
04. G.I. (Generation Innocence)
05. Bloodline
06. Shadowlands
07. Gravity
08. The Making
09. Staring Stars Down
10. Bloodline