Watermelon

Watermelon

 
New York, New York, USA
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Biography

Watermelon is fresh.

Stationed in the heart of New York City, Watermelons unique sound is formed from the dynamic interplay of two lead vocalists and an upbeat trio of drums, guitar and bass. Their sound has been called raucous rock and roll with a punch of funk and undertones of hip hop. While the bands spirit can be traced to the revelry and camaraderie of bands like Sly and the Family Stone, Watermelon does not shy away from a menagerie of diverse musical influences. At the start of 2013, Watermelon released the full length album, Sleepover. With eight energetic and powerful songs, the group shows their ability to breach into the domain of funk rock. According to Mikey Asserrad of VICE, Watermelon blends classic New York noise likes ESG with dynamic call-and-response male/female vocal interplay. Watermelons roots are planted firm in funk driven rock. Having performed hundreds of shows since 2010, and with an arsenal of singles already under their belts, the band has enjoyed converting new fans at every live show. They have been a CMJ Official Selection, toured across the states and have radio play on over 40 radio stations across The United States and Canada.

Watermelon is fronted by Alex Stewart and Jules Barringer, two lead vocalists easily strong enough to stand on their own. These two are confident, and its addicting. Name a note, and theyll hit it. Expect to hear rock growls, rhythm and blues runs, and vocal ping pong. Most importantly, expect to hear the crowd scream back in astonishment when they hear big note after big note. Thomas Griffith is the guitarist in the band, and helps define the overall Watermelon style. Thomas guitar creations are fun, scratchy and rhythmic. He helps define Watermelons sound by adding in the very necessary layer of quick-strumming funk rock. While his guitar style is open, quick and loose, he is also a very technical guitarist, soloing with ease and doing it with a smile. Danny Dahan on bass and David Karr on drums are the engine of the band. With sharp snare hits and hypnotic drum kicks, David is the reason you cant avoid bobbing your head while listening to Watermelon. And Danny is the reason you shake your hips while bobbing your head. The two work seamlessly with Thomas' guitar tones to truly create fun, funky and original music.

When all of the pieces come together, Watermelon becomes something that engages any listener. Their music is inviting, entertaining, and invigorating. The countless years of jamming in basements, studying musical icons, taking vocal lessons and gigging across the country have added up to this. Watermelon is the full package. It is rare to hear a recorded song and think about how much of a blast it would be to hear live. With Watermelon, it is clear that they are a party in person. This is where Watermelon finds their success. The music easily penetrates the listeners psyche, and it is obvious that your hypnotic head-bobbing can seamlessly translate into a wickedly entertaining and exciting live show. Seeking to break down all barriers with the audience, Watermelon lives for the live experience.

Watermelon is infectious. Watermelon is music to shout in the shower and blast in your car. Like new water erupting from a pure spring, Watermelon is fresh.

Lyrics

YOWWYCH

Written By: Watermelon

You
Only want
What you can't
Have, baby.

You only want what you can't have
You only want what you can't have
You only want || You only want what you can't have
what you can't have || You only want what you can't have
You only want || You only want what you can't have
what you can't have || You only want what you can't have

So pick a cup
Fill it up
Tap it shoot it shake it stir it
One part escape
One part release
Fuck it man I got my new lease

Two shots
Further down the road
And I'll see
My coming intersection with
Sweet destiny
One finger two fingers three
Just for sport
Try to figure out the answer
Don't you know, life's too short

Pick a cup
Fill it up
Tap it shoot it shake it stir it
One part escape
One part release
Fuck it man I got my new lease

Two shots
One to make it slow
One to see
My coming misperception of
Sweet destiny
Once ain't enough don't you see
What it's for
Try to figure out the answer
Don't you know
Life's too short

You only want what you can't have || I said, life's just too fucking short for that baby...
You only want what you can't have
You only want what you can't have
You only want what you can't have

You only want what you can't have
You only want what you can't have
You only want what you can't have
You only want what you can't have

Two shots
Quick, hit, stop, reload
And release
Another interception towards
Infinity
I think that
Whiskey's in season I got a means for believing
That this
Whole world is going
Towards some beautiful shit
...
You only want what you can't have
You only want what you can't have
You only want what you can't have
You only want what you can't have

Twice

Written By: Watermelon

Tell me
What I can do for you
You know I want a taste
Soon

Bail me
Out of a different view
You know I'd go to waste
For you

Feeling like the best but, lord,
I know that you can do it better
Don't want to get borne don't want to hesitate
Twice
Bullet to the chest, yeah,
She'll take you down with her if you let her
Fucked up on the corner with a bellyful of
Ice

Yeah, then you're fucked up on the corner
With a belly full of ice
What will you do?

It was a circumspect
Kind of getaway
The kind you don't
Remember the next day
And your self respect
Was getting in the way
Wasn't that the reason why you killed it in the first place?

Tell me
What it is || Tell me
That I can do
You know I want that taste
Bail me out || Bail me
I'm going under || Out
You know I go to waste, waste

Tell me
Tell me
What I can do for you
What I can do
You know I want a taste
You know I want to taste you
Soon
Bail me
Bail me
Out of a different view
Out yeah
You know I'd go to waste
You know I go to waste
For you
Waste

Feeling like the best but, lord,
I know that you can do it better
Don't want to get borne don't want to hesitate
Twice
Bullet to the chest, yeah,
She'll take you down with her if you let her
Fucked up on the corner with a bellyful of
Ice
Yeah, and you don't even remember
Remember why

Another circumspect
Fucking getaway
I thought you learned the first time
You're well aware
That you gave it all away || You gave it all away
But you can't remember why, can't remember why || But you just can't seem
Can't remember || To remember why
So figure out
Figure out
On when to breathe
You know you'll need another breath before she leaves || When to breathe
Bail out
Sell out
For your reprieve
For your reprieve
Before you go to waste, waste

Easy to see
I don't want to get free
Without you coming down my corner baby || But hard to believe
Just before lockdown
Easy to see || I don't want to get free
But hard to believe
I don't want to get free without you, you || Without you, you

Feeling like the best but, lord,
I know that you can do it better
Don't want to get borne don't want to hesitate
Twice
Bullet to the chest, yeah,
She'll take you down with her if you let her
Fucked up on the corner with a bellyful of
Ice
Figure out
When to breathe

Shrug It Off

Written By: Watermelon

Shrug it off
Shrug it off
Shrug it off
Take a second for the cause
Try to find another escape
You're gonna do it again, again

Make it all
Make it all
Make it all
Disappear
When you clap your hands

Some people said
You'd be dead
Before it hits you
I can relate
But I'd hate
Not to be there when it gets you
For the first time
Some people respect
What they don't understand
I'm trying to get there
But I've been a man in demand || I've seen a man in demand
Oh, and they just love to trip you
Yeah
When you're going strong

Shrug it off
Shrug it off
Shrug it off
Remember || Take a second for the cause
Your first call || Try to find another escape
'Til your dying day || You're gonna do it again, again

Make it all
Make it all
Make it all
Disappear
When you clap your hands
Again

Take it easy on your backbone
Every time you free yourself you get a little bit restless
Dark sunglasses and some headphones
Trying not to see yourself is the key to success
Just wait 'til they catch you alone || Don't give in
Then you're gonna see how long it takes to break you in
Left brain static on your cellphone || Try again
Trying just to feed yourself without material excess

Some people said
You'd be dead
Before it hits you || Before it
Take it easy on the back bone
Every time you free yourself
...well || You get a little bit reckless
I can relate
But I'd hate
Not to be there when it gets you
Dark sunglasses and some headphones
For the first time || Trying not to see yourself is the key to success
Some people respect
What they don't understand
You know I'm trying || I'm trying
But just wait 'til they catch you alone || To get there
Then you're gonna see how long it takes to break you in
I've been a man || I've seen a man
In demand
Oh, and they just love
To trip you || Left brain static
Yeah || On the cell phone
When you're || Just when you were
Going strong

Shrug it off
Shrug it off
Shrug it off
Take a second for the cause
Try to find another escape
You're gonna do it again, again

Make it all
Make it all
Make it all
Disappear
When you clap your hands

Drivin'

Written By: Watermelon

When I go driving through the city
Life breathing, Just blowing my hair
I never did lose the sight of what surrounds me
That's how I saw the world
Coming up on my sleeve
Oh, and it made me believe

That even when the times get shitty
Tramp cheating
Browbeating all night
You can't stay a pacifist it's masochistic
That's why I'm gone
Yeah I'm out for the night

And I just
Want you to know that's how I feel
And I'm out on my way
But, lord, I'll come back to you another day
Another day
Ooh, yeah || Oh baby, I swear
I will come back to you another day, yeah
I'm gonna
I'll see you
See you
Some other way

...

Sill in the silence it surrounds me
Some demon
Just screaming your name
The dream we had it makes me sad
To think about it
Something we shared
But that ain't true today
No, and you
Hide it with shame
But then with people all around me
I feel it
We're one and the same
We fight at night and don't lose sight
Of what surrounds us
That's how I know
That this love ain't no game

And I just
Want you to know that's how I feel
And I'm out on my way
But, lord, I'll come back to you another day
Another day
Ooh, yeah || Oh baby, I'm gonna be back to you another day
Oh, I'll see you || I'm gonna see you
Some other
Some other way || Way

...

...just want you to know

Fishes

Written By: Watermelon

Pack up
All your bags || Pack up
All Your
We're getting the fuck out of here || Bags
We'll get the fuck out of here
Wrap up
In your rags || Wrap up
In your
It's chilly for this || Rags
Time of year
It's chilly for this time
And we got nowhere to go || Of year

Save your ammunition for a rainy day
When you ain't in a position to pay, pay
Cats will keep you jumping when you're miles away
So get down with the fishes and stay, stay
Yeah

Sweep it
Under the rug || Sweep it
Under
Nobody's gonna look down there || The rug
Nobody's gonna look down there
Burn it
With the bugs || Burn it
With the
Tattoo your chest and shave your hair || Bugs
Tattoo your chest and shave
And no one will know || Your hair

Save your ammunition for a rainy day
When you ain't in a position to pay, pay
Cats will keep you jumping when you're miles away
So get down with the fishes and stay

If in your condition you find joy today
Then focus on that vision when you're miles away
Cats who do the talking ain't got nothing to say
So get down with the fishes and stay, stay

Seems like it's taking too long
Best take a look down below
But it's a bitch to turn on
And it warms up slow

Save your ammunition for a rainy day
When you ain't in a position to pay, pay
Cats will keep you jumping when you're miles away
So get down with the fishes and stay

If in your condition you find joy today
Then focus on that vision when you're miles away
Cats who do the talking ain't got nothing to say
So get down with the fishes and stay

Get It

Written By: Watermelon

Slide a little closer send it back to the back
It ain't good enough, ain't good enough, ain't good enough
Lock up your old lady when you're on the attack
You know you can't be too careful these days
Sell it to your brother just to cover the tax
Well these times are tough, yes times are tough
Try to find another get her back in the sack
It just goes down easier that way

Don't depend on
Perfect strangers
See what's next
Inside your head
Count your blessings
On your fingers
Eat it once you're sure it's dead

I don't know
But I think I see another reason
There ain't never been a right way to know
I've been told
To wait until another season
But there's never been a right time to go

Baby give it to me I wanna get it I got to get it
Come on give it to me I want to get it I got to hit it
Give it to me I want to get it I got to hit it
Give it to me

Baby give it to me || Baby give it to me I wanna get it I got to hit it
You know I need it || Come on give it to me I want to get it I got to hit it
Yeah || Give it to me I want to get it I got to hit it
Give it to me

Don't depend || Don't
On perfect strangers || Depend
See what's next || See
Inside your head || What's next
Count your blessings || Thank God
On your fingers || For your hands
Eat it once you're sure it's dead

I don't know
But I think I see another reason
There ain't never been a right way to know
I've been told
To wait until another season
But there's never been a right time to go

Well maybe next time
Next time || Time
We'll be able to
We'll be able to || Get Something
Get something || Before it's gone
Before it's gone || Gone
Yeah maybe there's
There's some || Some
Reason why there ain't never enough

I || Well baby I
Don't understand
They just tell me that's the way this shit is
So don't depend on perfect strangers
See what's next inside your head

I don't know
But I think I see another reason
There ain't never been a right way to know
I've been told
To wait until another season
But there's never been a right time to go

I don't know
But I think I see
Lord, I don't know
Ah yeah || But I think I see
I've been told || Yeah there's somebody
To wait until another season || Trying to tell me something
But there's never been a right time to go || And if you listen close you know there's got to be
Baby give it to me I wanna get it I got to get it || So give it to me baby I want to get it I've got to hit it
Come on give it to me I want to get it I got to hit it
Give it to me I want to get it I got to hit it
Give it to me

Cooke

Written By: Watermelon

Lord I ain't been
Home
Oh no no
Not since you went away
I guess it must have something to do
With the things that you used to say
Babe there are times
Lord, there are times
When I can hardly even
Seem to see
See what's in front of me
Oh lord
Have mercy on me baby

Things will look better, yeah
Ooh, in the morning light
So won't you
Come on baby
We
Ain't gotta make it last
All night
Baby make it last all night
All night
Oh, on a night like this
Lord, I'm just
Trying to see
See what's in front of
See what's in front
Of me

...

Lord, I'm the greatest actor
That you ever knew
But I'm the only one
Who knows
And sometimes I find
That the only way
To keep on living in this world
Is to just keep on, yeah
Keep on living with the
Show
Yeah, baby

Well there are
Times
Lord, there are too many times
When I would rather be blind
Than have to
See that look on your face
Oh, and darling you know
I said I need you to know
Yes I really need you to know
That I don't want to
I don't mean to be unkind

Oh, lord
I'm just trying to
Get you back to my place
Oh, lord
Just for tonight baby || To my place
You know, I just
I just got to see you one more time, baby || I just want to see your face
You know I need you
Baby
Don't you know || I said I just
I've been waiting for so long || Want to get you back to my place
And I got to see you || Want to get you back oh, lord
I've been, I've been trying so hard || I can't see you, no, I want to see you baby
I want you to know
Yeah
Baby you know || Yeah
I'm trying || I don't
Trying to see || Care
I just
Girl don't you know || Want to
I've been trying || See you
Trying to see || Baby
All I know is || I just love you, babe
I've got to be free || I just need you, yeah
I've been trying to see, trying to | I just want you to see that I love ya
Baby, I'm trying || I don't care
but you know || I don't know
I got to || You tell me
Got to see you || We love each other
Try, try || I'm through though
Try, try || You're going away
Try, try || I want to see you
Try, try || Baby, I love you
Oh, baby
Try try try try try try || I love you
Try try try try try try || I need you baby
Try try try try try
Whoah baby
Ohh, yeah

Fancy Hands

Written By: Watermelon

I've seen every one of your
Dirty tricks
Back like them pranks you used to
Pull in school
And I've heard every one of your
Dirty licks
You hear them once you've heard them
All before

You've got all them fancy plans
With your really fancy hands
But you
Don't know how to use them do you
You're just old enough for words
But you don't know the terms
Well you should
Get yourself back to school, yeah

You keep those feelings
In a box in your head
But you should know that music's
Just the soul crying out
I guess you don't with those
Disappointed faces
Boy
You should see mine tonight

I know that life is beautiful || You've got all them fancy plans
But I'll stay dutiful || With your really fancy hands
And think about || But you
The ones I love || Don't know how to use them do you

I know that life is beautiful || You're just old enough for words
But I'll stay dutiful || But you don't know the terms
And think about || Well you should
The ones I love || Get yourself back to school, yeah

...

You're
Going downtown like
there's nothing to lose
But you're losing everything
And I'm part of the goods

You're
Going downtown like
there's nothing to lose
But you're losing everything
And I'm part of the goods

You're
Going downtown like
there's nothing to lose
But you're losing everything
And I'm part of the goods

You're || I know that
Going downtown like || Life is beautiful
there's nothing to lose || But baby I'm gonna stay dutiful
But you're losing everything || And think about
And I'm part of the goods || The ones that I love

You're || I know that
Going downtown like || Life is beautiful
There's nothing to lose || But I'll stay dutiful
But you're losing everything || And think about
And I'm part of the goods || The ones I love

I know that life is beautiful || You've got all them fancy plans
But I'll stay dutiful || With your really fancy hands
And think about || But you
The ones I love || Don't know how to use them do you

I know that life is beautiful || You're just old enough for words
But I'll stay dutiful || But you don't know the terms
And think about || Well you should
The ones I love || Get yourself back to school, yeah

You've got all them fancy plans || You're going downtown like
With your really fancy hands || there's nothing to lose
But you || But you're losing everything
Don't know how to use them do you || And I'm part of the goods

You're
Going downtown like
there's nothing to lose
But you're losing everything
And I'm part of the goods

You're
Going downtown like
there's nothing to lose
But you're losing everything
And I'm part of the goods

Discography

Sleepover
Watermelon EP

Set List

12-15 originals
2-3 covers