BIGIDEAS

BIGIDEAS

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BIGIDEAS is a four piece band that pulls strongly on british influences such as Coldplay, Doves, and Keane. From pounding atmospheric rock songs to soul searching ballads, "Steady State", released in March of 2009, is a melodic, personal, and infectious record.

Biography

When BIGIDEAS was conceived by four friends in the summer of 2005, their vision was simple; create a fresh new spin on the music they loved, and perform it live to as many people as they could. Built upon driving rhythms and sprawling soundscapes, the band forged a sound which was familiar to their audience but distinct.

In 2005 the band was approached by Toronto producer Brian Moncarz (Pilate Speed, The Junction) and together in 2006 they would complete their first EP entitled "The Great Escape". In June 2007, BIGIDEAS was chosen as one of twelve finalist for the Virgin Mobile Canadian Contraband Contest. After their videos received over a million votes on the internet, the band was chosen as runner-up.

In March of 2007, BIGIDEAS re-entered the studio, only this time acting as producer with the help of good friend and Audio Engineer Andrew Noakowski. Over the span of two years, tracks were built up and painfully stripped down as the quest for their perfect studio album was underway. Upon hearing one of the bands lead tracks from the album, senior mixing/mastering engineer Stephen Stepanic (Pilot Speed, Major Maker, Destiny’s Child) was brought onboard to carefully mix and craft Steady State. The final touch would be done by no other then one of Canada’s foremost mastering engineers João Carvalho (Billy Talent, Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Hawksley Workman).

Now, with a brand new album under their wings, the band is brimming with confidence and ready to take on the national and international music scene. Based in Toronto, Canada, BIGIDEAS is Bob Mills (vocals, keyboards), Daniel Truderung (guitars), Michael Deacon (bass) and David Yoon (drums, percussion).

Lyrics

Walk of the Girl

Written By: BIGIDEAS

So this is it
What you came for
Another square peg
In a round hole
So stay away
Don't even try
It just builds and builds
Time after time

And now I'm
I'm not going anywhere
No I'm
Not going anywhere

So look away
From the walk of the girl
Look away
From the walk of the girl

Drain the system
Relieve the guilt
It's all or nothing
As these flowers wilt
Maybe the first love
Will be the last
Maybe your first great hope
Will shine like glass

And now I'm
I'm not going anywhere
No I'm
Not going anywhere

So look away
From the walk of the girl
Look away
From the walk of the girl

(bridge)

So look away
From the walk of the girl
Look away
From the walk of the girl
Look away
Walk of the girl

In Line

Written By: BIGIDEAS

And it’s a bold move, expecting you To figure out what I’m gonna do And wait through days and nights While I figure out what’s right for me
And it’s a conquest, I’ve second guessed and
I miss sleeping in between your chest
The middle of the night Just doesn’t seem that right to me

When are you coming home, again? When are you coming home?

Or Am I wasting my time?
I must be wasting my time
I must be wasting my time
In line

And with three months gone
You pulled the final straw
Out from all the hats that hold everything we own
And you’re a fool to go
Back to the start
And you’re a fool to go
Breaking hearts

When are you coming home, again? When are you coming home?

Or am I wasting my time?
I must be wasting my time
I must be wasting my time
In line
Cause if I’m wasting my time
I must be wasting my time
I must be wasting my time
In line

When are you coming home, again? (x2)
Oh, when are you coming home, again?
Oh, when are you coming home?
When are you coming home?

Cause if I’m wasting my time I must be wasting my time
I must be wasting my time
In line
And if I’m wasting my time I must be wasting my time
I must be wasting my time
In line

This is my time

Blind Eyes

Written By: BIGIDEAS

Kill the lights, stop asking questions
Afterlife's not important when you're young
On the tube, they're all pretending
Walk away with your hands soaked in blood

Cause, late last night the devil came
And somewhere in this fallen state
Sleeps a bright and vengeful rise
Truth always reads between the lines

You turned a blind eye to your soul
You turned a blind eye to your holy ghost
And now, now your veins they run cold
Can't change your blind eyes
Acceleration round the bend
Speak your mind and buck the trends
Corporate stations overgrown
It's time these crooks are overthrown

Late last night the devil came
And somewhere in this fallen state
Sleeps a bright and vengeful rise
Truth always reads between the lines
You turned a blind eye to your soul
You turned a blind eye to your holy ghost
And now, now your veins they run cold
Can't change your blind eyes

Through the top from down below
Race towards a hopeful glow
Don't turn your back on everything
Dedication to the end Life exists at borders end
Don't fall in line everything

Don't fail me now (repeated)

Discography

"Steady-State" - 2009
"The Great Escape EP" - 2006

Set List

All songs are original and a typical set list features approximately 9 songs or 45 minutes. BIGIDEAS has enough material to play for about 65 minutes.
Songs currently on live roster:
1. Bullets
2. Blind Eyes
3. To An End
4. Embers
5. Seasons
6. The Great Escape
7. Goddamn Shame
8. Almost
9. Tunnels of the Earth
10. Patching Holes (In a Sinking Ship)
11. Steady State
12. In Line
13. Walk Of The Girl
14. Song X