ACROBAT

ACROBAT

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"Inspiration, melodic, hook soaked, guitar driven rock from Montreal!"

Biography

With influences ranging from The Kinks and The Beatles to Radiohead and Rufus Wainwright, this Montreal area quartet was founded on a common interest: finding that special something with an emphasis on being a band about songs.

In a city where crafty musicianship is in abundance, singer-songwriter Nathan Wilson and bassist Phil White found it a challenge when trying to find the groups other half.

After a seven year run with their previous group “Brighton”, which saw the release of a hand full of EPs and performances in Canada and the U.S. with acts like The Secret Machines, Sloan, Pilate, Ours, Stellastar, and Aqualung, the pair set out once again; but this time knew exactly what they were looking for.

“We took some time off to concentrate on songwriting and a more paired down acoustic show,” says Nathan, which earned them supporting slots for critically acclaimed songsmiths Rufus Wainwright and Ed Harcourt in New York, “Then we knew that to put something together again it would have to be something special.” “We wanted to be part of a band that understood each other,” adds Phil “like brothers, people who could tour together and have a great time.”

That kind of fellowship was finally realized in the addition of drummer Marek Michalski and guitarist Jay Hopkins, both filling out a line up with a rare connection that is obvious, both musically and ideologically. So much so, that you would never suspect the core is only one year young.

The result is an impressive debut EP entitled “The Unbelievable Truth”: an 8-song record that runs the gamut both sonically and lyrically, from a wall of sound bordering unreserved chaos to the complete control of a singer songwriter’s subtle restraint, from intense to playful to the most delicate introspection. It’s all here!

Currently taking on all they can… you can reach the band through email@acrobatband.com

Lyrics

EMOTIONLESS

Written By: Nathan Wilson

I watch you blast into the past
Even though you know it’ll never last
Coz’ you still have a way with words
And sometimes it’s your truth that hurts

One of a kind
You’re the real thing
And you know you deserve more
You pay no mind to the little things
Knocking at your door

The rain won’t stay
These clouds will break
But before you walk away

Help me understand
Let me deep inside
Too much to comprehend
To be denied
The likeliness of this
The urgencies of that
The everything you’ve said and can’t take back

Emotionless with no regret
Like a drag of your cigarette
And you laugh when you cry
Then smirk and bat your big brown eyes

You’re the kind
Yeah you’re the real thing
And you know you’re luck will change
You pay no mind to the little things
There’s no tomorrow without today

The rain won’t stay
These clouds will break
But before you walk away

Help me understand
Let me deep inside
Too much to comprehend
To be denied
The likeliness of this
The urgencies of that
The everything you’ve said and can’t take back

(BRIDGE)

The rain won’t stay
These clouds will break
So before you walk away

2X
Help me understand
Let me deep inside
Too much to comprehend
I wanna die
The likeliness of this
The urgencies of that
The everything you’ve done and can’t take back
The everything you’ve said and can’t take back
Meant and can’t take back
Meant and won’t take back

NIGHTFALLS

Written By: Nathan Wilson


The night falls, over another day done
One man has lost what another mans won
One more tomorrow will cure your yesterday’s blues
Your tomorrow couldn’t come too soon

Morning sun shines, your new day begins
You breathe out before you breathe in
But that won’t relieve all your yesterday’s sins
Nobody wins, Nobody wins

Oh no, so tired of this place so now
Let’s go, before this night turns to
Trouble, cause this town is no place
For us to hide
So say, say goodbye

Once the outcast, but that didn’t last
Nobody cares till you start living fast
With one last tomorrow you’d do fine with just that
You’d live it out and never look back

Now the rain falls, on this humdrum town
Still searching for something that can’t be found
You try and you try with all of your might
But get out before it gets old
And this town takes its toll

Oh no, so tired of this place so now
Let’s go, before this night turns to
Trouble, cause this town is no place
For us to hide
So say, say goodbye

It takes more than believing to keep this dream alive

Once enough to get you through
Now these streets lost their youth
What the hell have you got to lose

It’s time to make a move
If we choose to keep the dream alive
Say goodbye

for the summer
for the summer
for the summer

It’s time to make a move
If we choose to keep the dream alive
Say goodbye

It’s time to make a move
If we choose to keep the dream alive
Say goodbye

STRIDES

Written By: Nathan Wilson


Maybe I’m tired of all the things you made me say
Lately my mind is on a different kind of day
Maybe I’m tired of all the things you made me do
Lately my right from wrong has taken the place of you

It might be frustrating, like nobody cares
And self-deprecating, if you believed in it
But when the love that you knew has gone and fallen by the way side
Take it all in strides

I was inspired by all the things I thought we could be
I was brought higher by just the thought that you believed
Now maybe my heart has found a need for something new
Cause Lately my mind has gone and given up on you

It might be frustrating, like nobody cares
Worth intoxicating, and giving in to it
But when the love that you knew has gone and fallen by the way side
Take it all in strides

Cause I have given much too long
And I won’t have to when I’m gone
Cause now the tables here have turned
And I know I have learned

It might have been beautiful had we both put in the time
It might have been beautiful but we hung it on a line
It might have been beautiful had we taken it all in strides

And I have given much too long
Cause I won’t wait here holding on
Now the tables here have turned
And I know we both have learned

Discography

Acrobat's debut 8-song EP, the Independently released: "The Unbelievable Truth"

1. Emotionless
2. Nightfalls
3. Unbelievable Truth
4. Strides
5. Evolver
6. Don't Wait For Tomorrow
7. Life Support
8. My Chronic Affair With Miss Fortune

Emotionless, Nightfalls, Don't Wait for Tomorrow, Strides, and Evolver have all received air play on Chom 97.7 fm in Montreal, 99.9 The Buzz in Vermont, Galaxie & XM Satellite Radio.

Set List

Our usual set list can be anywhere from 35 to 80 minutes, but our last set list at 45 minutes was 9 songs:

Emotionless.
Nightfalls.
The Sinner.
Unbelievable Truth.
Strides.
Evolver.
Don't Wait For Tomorrow.
My Chronic Affair With Miss Fortune.
Life Support.