Ace City Racers

Ace City Racers

 Glasgow, Scotland, GBR
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At last a band with thought provoking lyrics radio melodies, playful guitars and a hot rhythm section. Picked up early on by legendary producer Stephen Street who recorded a single with them before they had played a note live. With one foot in the visual arts gigs are happenings rather than affairs.

Biography

Ace City Racers see their music, image and attitude as a way of life rather than a pose. The songs are sharp and observational but never condemnatory. The music is playful, artistic and innovative but also keeps one ear firmly on the radio. Being multi instrumentalists the band are able to interchange whenever a fresh perspective is needed. Having agreed with Stephen Street to produce the album, ACR are building up a reputation for their all encompassing approach: staging events rather than gigs and forging a distinctive image. They have a rock solid vision of where they are going and the changes they hope to make when they get there!
Ace City Racers have recently supported Franz Ferdinand as they DJed at Glasgow's illustrious Pin Up Nights! They will shortly be showcased in London by Gill Mills' Best of Myspace . Ace City Racers were recently featured as a top emerging UK act by Fred Perry Subculture and their music video for debut single 'Scenester' has been championed by Fake DIY. 2011 saw Ace City Racers playing Liverpool Sound City main stage supporting Sound of Guns and Viva Brother on their Scottish dates.

Lyrics

Waiting

Written By: James Barker

I am free from the instruction manual
I've learned to operate on my own
In the public interest and of no interest to the public
In the water cooler chats i remain unknown.
Revival is survival when your friends see the end
Revival is survival when you're planning your escape
Revival is survival when yo're facing the end
Revival is survival when you're planning your escape
I fell in love with an ancient ideal
Office luncheon vouchers just aren't my meal
I'd love to love again like i was one
The future spreading out and it all to come
Revival is survival when your friends see the end
Revival is survival when you're planning your escape
Revival is survival when yo're facing the end
Revival is survival when you're planning your escape
No mechanical release
You've got me on my knees
No chemicals appease
And bottled sunshine couldn't treat
I'm so broken, are you broken too?
I'm so broken
Perfect mind and an ok body
I like you too
Perfect body and an ok mind
I like you too
Perfect mind and a perfect body
I'd like you to.

Scenester

Written By: James Barker

Scenester comes and goes
a dribbling comatose
he's led there by the nose
and its so good to be had
Scene words come and go
egos a go go
steps up to the microphone
and its so good to be loud

No Control
No escape

Scenester comes and goes
keeps his face well known
the friend he loves the most
and its so good to be proud
Scene folk come and go
seldom leave alone
on the walk of shame back home
its so hard to be hard

Your names not down you're not getting in Scenester
Final demand for scenester your numbers up
Oldham street 20, Argyll street 30 , Oxford street 40, 50 , 60, 70, 80

No Control
No Escape
Always take
When you're living on the breakfast of champions

Discography

Ace City Racers self-released their first single 'Scenester' in October 2010 to rave reviews. The Stephen Street produced single "Waiting " will be released in Summer 2012 by Fred Perrys Subsonic label.

Set List

Typical set list comprises 9 songs and this is approx 25-30 minutes. No covers required!!