3 Kisses

3 Kisses

 Wasilla, Alaska, USA
BandRockHard Rock

"A big metal pot of punk rock stew"

Biography

           Alaskan grown, energetic front woman Tish Meeks and her hard-hitting band 3 Kisses have performed in front of more than a thousand live audiences with crowds of up to 35,000 people, wrenching out their crisp, thought provoking, and well-written pop-punk/hard rock style of music.  Strong, gritty, with a tone that is tailor-made for the rock industry, 3 Kisses is the next big thing.

            3 Kisses is coming up on their 5th studio album release in Alaska, “Read ‘Em & Weep” – a visionary, savage, voyage that delivers 11 of the hardest rocking tunes from the band to date.  Drew Owens shreds with impeccable guitar and bass skills, both of which he wrote and tracked for the album.  Dale Payne’s hard hitting drum lines deliver a smack to the face as he provides the album’s precision point rhythm.  Powerful front woman, Tish Meeks, delivers the bands intelligent lyrics and tantalizing melodies that have become her signature trademark.

            Coming off the successful 2016 release of “Angels Bleed Black” the party punk anthem, “Lovesick Ending” is a standard for any 3 Kisses show and possesses the hooky, sing-a-long qualities that the band is known for.  Chart topper? Probably, evidenced by the energy of the crowd in the video for this track, “Lovesick Ending” is sure to be worthy of any musical charts.  Reminding you that 3 Kisses band members have hard rock roots, “Shot Down 1000 Chances” is a pure hard rock explosion that will certainly get your blood pumping, fists pumping, and legs jumping.  Speaking of backgrounds, Owens’ metal background shines in many of these tunes and the collaboration with Meeks magically ignites the diversity of the two writers, creating a perfect union.  There is nothing better than a band that surprises you at every turn with a new batch of tunes, shocking your ear holes with how much better they are than the last.

            And shock you, they will, with the release of “Read ‘Em & Weep” which has been named by Metal Nexus as one of the most anticipated releases of 2017.  Metal Nexus was given the exclusive rights to drop the album’s single “Dead Man’s Hand” which is a heavy, driving, tune with a level of intensity featuring surprise vocal’s from lead guitarist, Owens. 

            This band is setting out on an ambitious journey this year that begins with opening for Billboard chart topper, Beasto Blanco, in Anchorage, AK, followed by a slew of Texas performances in March including multiple showcases during SXSW and shows in surrounding cities, including Houston and San Antonio.  Finally, 3 Kisses heads to the East Coast in May 2017 for a 36 date tour of the East Coast, South, and Midwest in support of “Read ‘Em & Weep.”  3 Kisses is one act you simply don’t want to miss.

 

What people are saying about 3 Kisses:

“Tish is a great performer! The band laid it down and the crowd loved it – fun, nasty and driving! Tish has it down – and the crowd response proves it…only band to get the crowd moshing! –Jeff Castelaz, Dangerbird Records

"This band is a serious player in Alaska’s musical landscape. Hard hitting and fast, like a Punk band should be; catchy, shred guitar riffs like any good, 80’s style Rock band; complex, well developed song writing of modern Alternative Rock bands; impassioned and thoughtful lyrics with just enough sarcastic angst to keep things interesting without ruining 3 Kisses, over-the-top 'fun factor'." - Metal Nexus

“Great hooks constitutes, great songs coupled with such charismatic energy,3 Kisses got it going on big time!!!! It's just a matter of time and we all will be singing your songs around the world.” Thomas “Mr. Brickhouse” McClary

“3 Kisses is fronted by the kinetic Tish Meeks who no guitar, mic stand or stage can contain. [The band] wasted no time winning the crowd over to their infectious songs and spontaneous performance.” - Martin Folkman, INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

“3 Kisses completely own the audience with their punkish 'cuddle-angst'. Their songs are based on fun and intelligent mock anger--pierced tongue in cheek anthems to annoyance that everyone in the audience can relate to and smile about." - Dan Workman, SUGARHILL STUDIOS

"An exhilarating mix of  tunes that keep you wanting more. Front woman Tish Meeks has a way of grabbing your attention and not letting it go." - Madalyn Sklar, founder of GOGIRLSMUSIC.com


Lyrics

All or Nothing Hero

Written By: Tish Meeks, Nate Lankford, Scott Roseman, Nate Rouse

Verse:
As the world turns
I fell through the hour glass
So are the days of my life,
So are the days of my life
Young and reckless
I fell through the hour glass
So are the days of my life,
So are the days of my life

Pre-chorus1:
I didn’t ask
To be cast
In your drama-filled, action-packed freakshow
I didn’t sign on the dotted line
To be your all-or-nothing hero

Chorus:
Yeah…all-or-nothing hero

Verse:
As the world turns
I fell through the hour glass
So are the days of my life,
So are the days of my life
Young and reckless
I fell through the hour glass
So are the days of my life,
So are the days of my life

Pre-chorus 2:
I didn’t choose
Win or lose
To be your save-the-day, superstar cameo
I didn’t sign on the dotted line
To be your all-or-nothing hero

Pre-chorus 3:
Did not apply
Don’t ask me why
Not your golden child basking in the afterglow
I didn’t sign on the dotted line
To be your all-or-nothing hero

Copyright 2013 Stolen Kisses Music (BMI)

Save Me

Written By: Tish Meeks, Nate Lankford, Scott Roseman, Nate Rouse

V1:
I’ve been staring at the clock
But the seconds will not stop
Staring at these 4 walls
They’re closing in
Been drowning in this sea of pain
Not a shred of hope remains
Crushing madness of the waves
They drag me down

Chorus:
Can you save me?
What will you say to me?
Can anything you do
Change the way I think
Can you save me?

V2
Lashing out against my fate
Convinced that it’s beyond too late
Survival choking in my veins
I’m so far gone
How much more must I endure
If only I could know for sure
Engaging the surreal
It drives me mad

V3
Waiting for something to give
I swear, this is no way to live
I have no self control
My life’s a wreck
My mind is playing tricks on me
Shaking up reality
Searching for a sense of peace
But it’s not there

Copyright 2013 Stolen Kisses Music (BMI)

We're Through

Written By: Tish Meeks, Nate Lankford, Scott Roseman, Nate Rouse

V1:
Bettin’ blind for a surefire win
Go all in like a fool
And I put my money down on you

Pre-Chorus:
2 cents could fly me away
2 million couldn’t make me wanna stay
That’s the price that I pay

Chorus:
I resent all the time I spent on you
What good did it do?
I resent all the time I spent on you
Now, we’re through

V2
Red or black or Russian roulette
Fifty-fifty on a ruse
Heads you win and tails I lose
The Joker laughs while I’m playing his card
Got my head in a noose
And I put my money down on you

V3
I been searching, searching so hard
I’ve been trying to find the truth
And I put my money down on you
Bring down the veil, I take control of the wheel
All you do is like and cheat and steal
I guess it’s really no big deal

Copyright 2013 Stolen Kisses Music (BMI)

Terminal Adolescents

Written By: Tish Meeks, Nate Lankford, Scott Roseman, Nate Rouse

V1:
Hardly rich and not so famous
We party hard
Don’t try and tame us
If you don’t like it
Well, we don’t care

Pre-chorus:
We won’t apologize
We’re gonna live our lives
You know it’s in our blood
So, never try and change us

Chorus:
We are the terminal adolescents
Never grow up
Why should we?
There’s no such thing
As growing old gracefully

V2:
You disapprove of our behavior
Not hurting you, don’t need a savior
Just hanging out
doing our own thing

Bridge:
We don’t need your permission
And we don’t want your advice
We get to make our own decisions
And you don’t get to live our lives

V3:
Amps are cranked, the party’s ragin’
There’s no way we’ll act our ages
Life’s too short
To not have this much fun

Copyright 2013 Stolen Kisses Music (BMI)

Only One Who Gets Me (Yeah Yeah)

Written By: Tish Meeks, Nate Lankford, Scott Roseman, Nate Rouse

V1:
You saw thru the shadow of my doubt
Some might think I’m transparent
But I’m not that easy to figure out

Had your chance to choose a different route
This chaos didn’t phase you
Stuck around to find what I was all about

Pre-chorus:
They are gonna see
What they wanna see
That doesn’t mean they’ll ever know me

I won’t let them in
They keep on knockin
I won’t let them in
I’ll just ignore that shit

Chorus:
You are the only one who gets me, yeah yeah

V2:
You saw past the error of my ways
Found the good left in me
Took a giant leap of sightless faith

Caught a break when I first caught your gaze
Thought you’d look right past me, but
Your perception never ceases to amaze

V3:
You saw hope dwelling in this shell
What may appear as delusions
Are dreams you see that are alive and well

Never thought I’d be caught when I fell
You reflect the best in me
Broke me out of my self-inflicted hell

Copyright 2013 Stolen Kisses Music (BMI)

Move On

Written By: Tish Meeks, Nate Lankford, Scott Roseman, Nate Rouse

V1:
You know what? Along the road of life
You’re gonna piss some people off
They’re gonna decide
They don’t like you
Even though you’ve never wronged them
Despite how you treat them
They will hurt you, and reject you
And side with the opposition

PRE CHORUS:
And I might regret my past
But I don’t mind
Cuz it won’t last
I cut the ties I’ve had to you

CHORUS:
So, I’ll move on
Cuz my life is worth the livin
I’ll take the chances I’ve been given
And move on, yeah I’ll move on, yeah I’ll move on

V2:
What can you do? When they won’t act right
Changing their mindset’s not your job
Take charge of your life
They are dead weight
Shallow, misguided weaklings
You will never reach them
They are too flawed, and too scared
To comprehend your intentions

Copyright 2013 Stolen Kisses Music (BMI)

Tragedy

Written By: Tish Meeks, Nate Lankford, Scott Roseman, Nate Rouse

V1:
My life is a broken mirror
crushed into pieces of who I used to be
tried to glue it back together
as hard as I look I can't see me
My side of the grass is faded
No indication of growth beneath my feet
All signs of our life have halted
Your last breath was shared with me

Chorus:
Wait, wait, wait
I can't take, take, take another tragedy
It might be, it might be the death
Wait, wait, wait
I can't take, take, take another tragedy
It might be, it might be the death of me

V2:
Vacant frame without a picture
Promises reduced to useless fantasy
Time’s no cure for premature endings
Devastation knows no remedy

Quarantined into a bottle
Liquid hope, my only source of peace
Can’t comprehend long-term solutions
Spirits place my mind at ease

Bridge:
Everything's messed up, no way to fix it
Everything's messed up, no way to fix it
Everything's messed up, no way to fix it
Life goes on...

V3:
Half-slept bed with undisturbed covers
Shell of a house that lost its sense of home
Hollow footsteps echoing silence
Remind me that I’m all alone

Waiting for the door to swing open
Rise up from this dreadful dead dream
Living a perpetual nightmare
sustains your life in my memory

Copyright 2013 Stolen Kisses Music (BMI)

Can't Stop Loving You

Written By: Tish Meeks, Nate Lankford, Scott Roseman, Nate Rouse

V1:
You’re not something to get out of my system
You’re not some phase that I’m going thru
I know you think that I’ve given too much away
But I just can’t stop loving you

Chorus:
Can’t stop…can’t stop loving you

V2:
I keep wishing deep inside that you feel it
Suddenly clicks that you want me too
This fantasy might be over inflated
But I just can’t stop loving you

Bridge:
Sparks burned high first time that I met ya
Put it all out there, oh yeah, you betcha
Bared all my soul, still I may never get ya
Gave up the chase 'cause I can’t seem to catch ya
Not what I wanted, don’t think I’ll regret ya
Heartbreak was worth it, I’ll never forget ya
And I still can’t stop loving Y-O-U…oh yeah!

V3:
I’ve accepted that it’s not gonna happen
Each in charge of the paths that we choose
In the end, as long as you’re content
I still won’t stop loving you, I can’t stop loving you

Copyright 2013 Stolen Kisses Music (BMI)

Raise Your Hands

Written By: Tish Meeks, Nate Lankford, Scott Roseman, Nate Rouse

V1:
Can you hear me?
Can you feel me?
Can you touch me?
Cuz here I am
Here I am, I am, I am

Pre-chorus:
Got a winner’s heart
Got a warrior’s soul
Gonna bury you alive
Let you dig the hole
Rising up
I’m wiping the floor with you
Ante up
Settle the score with you

Chorus:
Raise your hands, raise your hands
Cuz here I am

V2:
Don’t you know me?
Don’t you fear me?
Can you face me?

V3:
Do you want it?
Do you need it?
Come and take it

Copyright 2013 Stolen Kisses Music (BMI)

Does It Matter?

Written By: Tish Meeks, Nate Lankford, Scott Roseman, Nate Rouse

V1:
If I had the answers
What would that mean?
Could I dissect
The spaces in between?
And does it matter anyway?
Does it matter anyway?
Does it matter anyway?
Does it matter anyway?

Pre Chorus:
I’ve been down
A ten year road
Been lost so many times
That I don’t know where to go
Thought I had my head together
A time or two
Turns out that I’ve forgotten more than I even knew

Chorus:
Nothing seems to matter
Why do I live and breathe
I go through the motions
What does it all mean?

V2
If I took the chances
Would I be free?
Could I unlock this door without a key

Copyright 2013 Stolen Kisses Music (BMI)

Fired Up

Written By: Tish Meeks,Drew Owens,Dale Payne

gonna get fired up, hear ‘em shout!
gonna get fired up, bring on another one!
gonna get fired up, hear ‘em shout
gonna get fired up, here comes another one!
V1
Set the stage, lock your sights
Under the heat of these bright, white lights
Winner take all, step up or fall
Knock down, drag out
Too close to call

Pre-chorus:
Come out fighting
Go down swingin’
Eye on the prize
In it to win it

V2
This flame can rage all night
Under the flags of all the hyped up hype
Get up and go, bring on the show
Take down, break out
Strike the last blow

V3
The time has come to fight this fight
Head in the game, tonight’s our night
Lay it all on the line, get in the zone
Stand out, Make it count
Drive it on home

Aim High

Written By: Tish Meeks,Eric LaBrosse

Feels like the front line
There’s a battle going down
And it’s me against the world again
I’m brave enough, I’ll stand my ground
Turn it up, so what
If the odds are stacked against me
Rise up live in the moment
Cause there’s only one way out

Pre-chorus:
Woah, and I won’t be broken
Woah, cuz I still believe

Chorus:
Never lose sight
I won’t lay low
Cuz I aim high

V2
Here we go, now I’m ready to roll
You’re the one who’s going down
Go big, go home, nice try, too slow
When it’s done, I’ll wear the crown
Turn it up, so what
If the odds are stacked against me
Rise up and face the challenge
You can’t stop me now

Discography

Full-length CD: ALL OR NOTHING HER - released March 12, 2013 Rat Pak Records

1. All or Nothing Hero
2. Save Me
3. We’re Through
4. Terminal Adolescents
5. Move On
6. Tragedy
7. Can’t Stop Loving You
8. Shut You Out
9. Raise Your Hands
10. Only One Who Gets Me
11. Pick Me Up
12. Don’t Underestimate Me
13. Does it Matter

Full-length CD: COME ALONG WITH ME! – released December 15, 2011

1. Worker Bee
2. Come Along
3. Between Us
4. Let's Dance
5. The Next Revolution
6. Flash Out
7. Hit or Miss
8. Nobody's Buying
9. The Pot Song
10. Secrets
11. The Piper
12. It's Easier
13. Which Way To Run
14. Prolonging the Melodrama
15. Too Late
16. Why You Lied
17. Deliverance
18. Wish I Knew

Full-length CD: LETHAL LOVE ADDICTION (BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED) Street release July 13, 2010 Rat Pak Records

1. All That Matters is Love
2. Lethal Love Addiction
3. Fly Away
4. Done With You
5. Lost It All
6. Feel The Hammer
7. Yellow
8. Psycho Stalker
9. Never Satisfied
10. Girls Night
11. Immaterial
12. Wings
13. Miss Out
14. The Last Time
15. After You
16. Work of Art

Full-length CD: AMERICAN BREAKDOWN - Released February 2009 Rat Pak Records

1. American Breakdown
2. Ordinary
3. It's Not About You
4. Wrong Head
5. Bricks
6. I Hate Myself for Loving You
7. Nut Job
8. PMS
9. Summer Love Song
10. Without You
11. Denial
12. Out of Control
13. Shake it Up
14. Hope is Contagious

Full-length CD: NUT JOB – released May 2007

Track Listing:
1. Let's Dance
2. Pass Me By
3. Wake Up
4. Nut Job
5. It's Not About You
6. Truth
7. Girls' Night
8. Undone
9. Casting Stones
10. Change It All
11. Out of Control
12. Wings
13. Ordinary
14. Yellow
** Bonus Tracks
15. Swapping Wives
16. Swapping Wives (acoustic)

Full-length CD: IT ALL COMES DOWN TO ME – released June 9, 2006

Track Listing:
1. Out of Control
2. I'll Be There
3. Linda's Song
4. It All Comes Down To Me
5. I Don't Know
6. Misery Loves Company
7. Love's Games
8. Girl's Night
9. Once in Awhile
10. Fly Away
11. Turn Around
12. Ordinary
13. Summer Love Song
**Bonus Tracks
14. Yellow 2006
15. Come Along 2006

Full-length CD: WINGS – released November 2004

Track Listing
01. Yellow
02. Wings
03. Wastin’ Time
04. Come Along
05. Seek Your Own Way
06. The Last Time
07. Too Late
08. Wandering
09. Complete
10. Undone
11. Don’t Pretend

MUSIC VIDEO - WE'RE THROUGH, Produced and Directed by Circry Productions - Palmer, AK

DVD – YELLOW, Produced and Directed by Mercenary Mediums - Austin, TX

Compilation CDs:
"Yellow" - Austin Indie Alliance SXSW 2004
"Wings" - Austin Indie Alliance SXSW 2005
"Come Along" - MusicGorilla.com SXSW 2005
"Yellow" - Put Some Pussy In Your Punk Vol. 2 (On the Rag Records)
"Yellow" - One Way Magazine, Issue 13 (with artists such as Pat Metheny, Aqualung, Michael Buble and The Ditty Bops)
"Wings" - Rockin Moms Compilation CD 1 (2005)
"Come Along" Austin Indie Alliance Volume 3
"Girl's Night" - Netshows Program 8 (2006)
"Girl's Night" - So Many Bands SXSW 2006
"Love's Games" - Austin Indie Alliance SXSW 2006
"Girls Night" - Oasis Alternative Sampler for Radio Programmers
"Turn Around" - Texas Independent Musicians Compilation 1 2007
"Denial" - GoGirls Music Fest '08
"American Breakdown" - Rat Pak Records Unleashed 4
"American Breakdown" - Mohawk Bomb Records No Lip Vol. 2
"Let's Dance" - Rat Pak Records 09V1
"Worker Bee" - Rat Pak Records Unleashed 5
"All That Matters is Love" - GoGirls Music Fest 2010
"Pick Me Up" - Cold & Loud Compilation of Alaska bands 2012
"Pick Me UP" - GoGirls Music Fest '12