Adrian Deutsch

Adrian Deutsch

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

After sharing stages with The Pretenders, The Shins and Franz Ferdinand as a member of Red Riders, and touring solo with Joan As Police Woman and Aimee Mann, Sydney songwriter Adrian Deutsch is proud present his debut LP "Help You!" - a shimmering set of classic pop, radio rock and 70's soul.

Biography

http://www.myspace.com/adriandeutschmusic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMeA9tfaF6M

After sharing stages with The Pretenders, The Shins, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol and The Zutons as a member of Red Riders, and touring solo with Joan As Police Woman and Aimee Mann, Sydney songwriter Adrian Deutsch is proud present his debut LP Help You! - a shimmering set of classic pop, radio rock and 70’s soul.

Full of evergreen songwriting, the album marks a definitive moment for Deutsch, who sets scorching guitar, abundant hooks and lush orchestral arrangements to his own unique groove across 12 varied tracks.

“The kind of music that I admire is older, and it’s all about song writing,” he says. “I love 60’s and 70’s pop rock, Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe, and the playing is 80% of it. There’s something about that music that isn’t self-conscious. I like the sound of people playing together.”

“I sought refuge in that urgent, classic pop and soul, and wanted to make something honest,” he says. Fittingly, Help You! sounds like a love letter.

Songs like ‘Splitting The Difference’ and ‘Help You!’ reflect Deutsch’s optimism; marrying joyous Gershwin melodies with Elvis Costello’s wit and Curtis Mayfield’s funk, and charging fidelity with Gainsbourg-esque swagger.

“You can get your message across without hitting someone over the head with minor chords,” he says of his style. “And I always loved Jarvis Cocker and Gainsbourg – that sultriness in the delivery… it doesn’t mean you have to sing about shallow things.”

Help You! balances good fortune and celebration against Deutsch’s growing emotional maturity and distinctly adult perspective.

“Things are pretty good for me” he says. “I have a beautiful girlfriend and family, and it’s a lucky place to be. So the rest of the album asked ‘What if things were different?”

It’s an idea that he fully explores on ‘The Partisan’, charting his family heritage as European Jews during WW2. “I’m the grandson of Holocaust survivors, and growing up, I never took the time to think about the gravity of that, and how I came to have this nice life.”

As for the romantic, often melancholic spark and soul evident across the album, Deutsch says it’s just his honest response to everyday challenges. “It’s a big picture thing – taking a little situation and turning it into an all-encompassing thought. It’s really positive, and a simple message, really.”

Co-produced with Berkfinger at Big Jesus Burger studios, mixed by Adrian and mastered by Kevin Metcalfe (Rufus Wainwright, Pulp, Paul Weller) at The Soundmasters in London, Help You! is for anyone who has ever sung along to FM radio; an uplifting, stylish and classically pop-literate debut.

Lyrics

Help You

Written By: Adrian Deutsch

Yes, I hear what you're saying
Take me all the way home
and the grey of it
burns to the bone

Babe
Whatever it is
I'll try to help you
Whatever it is
I'll....

It's a simple equation
You make up my mind
and the thought of you
seemed so well timed

Babe
Whatever it is
I'll try to help you
Whatever it is
I'll try to help you

You're the only one I know
You're the only one!

100 %
Feels right

Babe
Whatever it is
I'll try to help you
Whatever it is
I'll try to help you.....

The Partisan

Written By: Adrian Deutsch

I kicked around the dirt
and let my boot heels wander
around tonight's new home
in mountains I remember

Seeing as a child
surrounded by my father
but that's a hard thought for me now
he's been rounded up

I'm not a violent man
Yet I find gun in hand
this time we take a stand
I am The Partisan

Trees become a frame
to portrait my new family
sisters and brothers
family 'cos we have to be

Sleep means luxury
and Ive got a taste for sleep
the rivers flow like veins
but veins go down too deep

I'm not a violent man
Yet I find gun in hand
this time we take a stand
I am The Partisan

Nightmare, I got nightmares

I'm not a violent man
yet i find gun in hand
this time we take a stand
I am The Partisan

Splitting the Difference

Written By: Adrian Deutsch

I had a very strict mind and matter
when I met you
Like, there is only one way these things
can be done

It's gonna take a long time
But it'll get better with the years
We'll be playing at something
but tonight...

We're splitting the difference
oh
splitting the difference
yeah

In the pocket of resistance in the gardens at versailles
and, oh my god oh my god this has got to count for something

It's gonna take a long time
But it'll get better with the years
We'll be playing at something
but tonight...

We're splitting the difference
oh
splitting the difference
yeah

Oh yeah I know, you gotta have a box to put your faith in

We're splitting the difference
oh
splitting the difference
yeah

Leave Love

Written By: Adrian Deutsch

Leave Love
and let is slip away
Leave Love
and let it have it's day

When you met her she was true
like a bullet, with eyes for you
your small town sense of self
fell at her feet

You took her on a word
mis-spelt and overheard
and though the traffic hum outside ain't aimed at you
it sure rings true

Leave Love
and let is slip away
Leave Love
and let it have it's day

When you came here from the cold
you were younger but feeling old
you hung on every word
as if, it was an answer

so you find out words and wounds
and city streets are desert dunes
to kids with possibilities
and little league realities
clogging up their hearts

Leave Love

Leave Love

It's alright, it's alright

Leave Love
and let is slip away
Leave Love
and let it have it's day

Discography

The Partisan - single
Help You - single
Help You! - album

Set List

This would be a 40 minute set.

Village Song (solo)
The Arms of America
In the Light of Abraham
Easy Life
New Night Rising
Leave Love
Her Light
Splitting the Difference
The Partisan
Help You