bee stings

bee stings

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Bee Stingsā€¦A collision of phat beats, grinding basslines, chaotic guitars and punk vocals play songs crafted for maximum bouncing potential. The music has been described by some as somewhere between Blondie & Basement Jaxx.

Biography

Bee Stings formed in June 2002 and immediately hit trouble. The line-up consisted of a dance producer with a guitar and an emerging God complex, a hard rock bass player looking for a release for his violent mood swings, a drummer who thought he was joining a prog rock band and a singer who, after a wipeout on her skateboard, had no recollection of joining a band at all.
In late 2002 they took on a room in a studio in Hackney, reintroduced themselves to each other and began writing music. Scrappy blues riffs collided violently with thunderous basslines and electro-prog-hop beats, plus plenty of tantrums and fights. But a first gig beckoned, and in February 2003 they took to the stage at the Water Rats Theatre in London. The room was packed with familiar faces, all curious to see what would distil in such an unlikely melting pot.
Faced with such a pivotal opportunity, each band member fought valiantly to grab the reins of this unwieldy collision of ideas. It was a dirty fight, but looking out to the audience, the sight of a sea of grinning faces proved it was the audience that was coming out on top. The sea began to surge and heave, the band detonated, and over the top of it all came a voice that ignited every nerve ending in the room.
With a clear sighting of what they could achieve, Bee Stings wrote new songs that were leaner, sharper and altogether more satisfying than ever. The word spread, and soon they were playing to crowds of hundreds in illustrious venues including Cargo and the Marquee Club.
Bee Stings remains a battle of personalities, but the collision of ideas that it produces keeps every song dynamic and original. They are currently recording what both they and their fans are anticipating will be an extraordinary debut album.
After gaining many new friends on their Autumn 05 tour & several stints on national radio, Bee Stings will be touring extensively throughout '06, ready to deliver their payload of filthy electro-rock to music lovers everywhere.

Lyrics

most

Written By: bee stings

(Verse 1)
The shadows came & went & then,
The day grew closer,
I cherished an ideal which,
keeps me distant,
I know, the trouble is with me,
That I'm easily led,
But I know the difference between,
Right & wrong.

(Chorus)
I know the trouble is with me,
Its a sense of regret.
I know the trouble is with me,
Its the things I cherish most,

(verse 2)
I digress from this point,
Of conversation,
I could smile a little though,
A smile of desperation.

(Chorus)
I know the trouble is with me,
Its a sense of regret.
I know the trouble is with me,
Its the things I cherish most,
Its the things I cherish most,
Its the things I cherish most,
Its the things I cherish most,
Its the things I cherish most.

(verse 3)
I hope you'll understand,
Why I've changed a little,
I find no solace in the fact,
That things don't just happen.

(Chorus)
I know the trouble is with me,
Its a sense of regret.
I know the trouble is with me,
Its the things I cherish most,
Its the things I cherish most,
Its the things I cherish most,
Its the things I cherish most,
Its the things I cherish most.

Discography

Demo available on request.
features songs: Pressure Tank, Most & A Little Life
More songs streaming from their website:
www.beestings.co.uk/listen
Famous breakbeat producer 'ILS' has released 'Cherish' on Distinctive Breaks which features Valkyrie's vocals on 'Most'.
It also features mixes from breakbeat legend Adam Freeland & drum & bass mixes from Vicious Circle.
available from:
http://www.distinctiverecords.com/

also see
http://www.ilsmusic.com/

Set List

Ninjas vs Aliens,
Apollo 69,
Half Human,
Real,
Earthquake,
A little life
Pressure Tank,
Hope you don't mind,
Most

Normally Bee Stings play a short sweet 35 mins & hit 'em hard with 8 of the best.
The set is constantly changing as new material is written, but the songs above are favourites with the fans already.
Bee stings don't normally perform covers.