The Velvetines

The Velvetines

BandAlternativeRock

We are a 5 piece band who play very commercial yet different indie rock and roll. foot tapping.

Biography

Captains of King are a local Perth band, who were originally a three piece formed in 2004.
At the end of 2007 they became a five piece introducing a second guitarist and synth ..
They have recently completed an ep (hopefully will be for sale in the near future..

Captains of King have been credited for there live performances,
winners of Ampfest (2007).

Currently performing gigs in local venues, also to larger crowds such as at the Perth Royal show and Challenge Stadium. They are also in the line up for the BDO (Perth)

Our main influences range from Stereophonics to the Dandy Warhol’s and Kasabian

We also have a few websites where you check out any upcoming shows and song releases.

Websites are:

1. www.myspace.com/captainsofking

2. www.sonicbids.com/captainsofking

3. www.triplejunearthed.com/CaptainsofKing

Lyrics

Riocord

Written By: Samuel Sullivan

The suns out, walk to my favourite tune
Thinking of you, yeh I know
I wait too much, balance on the kurb
Cracks filled with lava and love
Yeh I know

It’s raining

Soaked in fun, bubbles in your hair
I don’t even care, yeh I know
Same excuse, it’s over used
Vibrant smiling blues
Yeh I know

It’s raining

No tread on your shoes, you run too much
What you running from? Yeh I know
I’ve said too much, don’t I say enough
You don’t say enough
I don’t know

Nah,nah,nah

I only see what I like
And I like what I see
But you’re already, half way gone
You only see what you like
And you like what you see
But I’m already half way there

It’s raining

Buy you drink, in a trendy cafe
How you been? Yeh I know
Hide behind my glass
Toast to the past, cheers for the laughs
I don’t know

Nah,nah,nah

I only see what I like
And I like what I see
But you’re already, half way gone
You only see what you like
And you like what you see
But I’m already half way there

I am flow

Written By: Samuel Sullivan

Colour high off a green sky
Paint it now paint it with love
Turtles in the fruit bowl
Wash them now wash them with soap

I am flow
I don’t know
Cause I can’t see
You are cool
I don’t kneel
Cause I can breathe

Whale watching for killer birds
Pixies come to feed on leaves
One thousand years since their return
Tripping over gang leaders cheers

I am flow
I don’t know
Cause I can’t see
You are cool
I don’t kneel
Cause I can breathe

I wanted more you needed less
Swam for the shore, thought fought loc ness
You paint your nails for all the boys
I’m fishing for more than your words

I am flow
I don’t know
Cause I can’t see
You are cool
I don’t kneel
Cause I can breathe

Click your fingers please

Written By: Samuel Sullivan

One two three, finger click, dispose with ease
Name and a number please
Click your fingers please
Click to hear some cheek
No charge from the creep
Feet are in the clouds, heads in the flower bed
Intoxicated compliments
For the lady in red, the lady who talks little
But means what she says

Hey Hey Hey,
Lined up just to give a name
Break ice with shame
Wink for the attempt
Not enough spent
Heads in the clouds
Knees in the beds

Doo, Doo, Doo

One two three, say cheese, big smile please
Yeh read my lips please
Click your fingers please
Click to hear some cheek
No charge from the creep
You gotta little shoe box, with holes in the lid
Feed just enough to live
Yeh a bit extreme but that’s it
Not a gulp just a sip
But your heads in the sink

Hey Hey Hey,
Lined up to give a name
Break ice with shame
Wink for the attempt
Not enough spent
Heads in the clouds
Knees in the beds

Doo, Doo, Doo

Tiger Lily

Written By: Samuel Sullivan

Got no taste your young
Yeh you cut my lunch
Got no style there son
Sun in eyes blaring

See through masks and such
Re-read all the above
I’ll re-write a song
Flesh and tone, taste and touch

Got no sleep again
Bar and floor, cheap and sore
Wait for more again
I want more again

But I need to know
Need to know
Need to know now
Where you wanna go
Wanna do
Wanna see now?

Ego crunch there son
Think with your crotch there son
How much you got there love
Full tank and clothes enough?
Cheap blues and soul
Yeh cool it’s old
Yeh cool it’s done
Your done

Nah, nah

Soap and Smoke

Written By: Samuel Sullivan

Taxi’s never take her cause
She doesn’t even know cause
They never even show cause
Too drunk to read the road signs
They did it in the park and
Criticized good art but
It’s okay cause I’m a liar

Chorus
Hey yeah, hey yeah
Think too much
Not enough
Soap and smoke
I lost my touch

Spent the night shoulder to wall cause
Taxi’s never come cause
We’re warming up the benches
It’s okay causae you’re a liar

Chorus

Soap and smoke, you got me
Walk and strut, you lost it
I look twice, head turner
It’s okay cause I’m a liar
Soap and smoke, you got me
Walk and strut, you lost it
I look twice, head turner
It’s okay cause you’re a liar

Chorus

Yeh she caught me eye, with the legs and hat
Gave a wink at that, but I wanted, cause I wanted, always wanted more, always needed more, but you gave it all

Handshake

Written By: Sameuel Sullivan

Smiles just for display
Cold hands oh, and woh
Wait til it grows
Let me know, too slow for the hand shake
But woh, wait til it
Growing self appeal
Cold hands though, and woh
Wait til it grows
And I know, too slow for the deep end
But woh, wait til it grows, let me know

Too far to chase
Ask for some change
Too close to see

(Chorus)
Head ache too fast too slow for a hand shake
Dumb for the queen, that says its all in your head
I’m saying I say it’s all in your head, I said
Head ache too fast too slow for a hand shake
Dumb for the queen, that says its all in your head
I’m saying I say it’s all in your head

Rock star grin she’s pleased.
She guesses so, but woh
Wait til it grows
And I know too fast for a headache
Got a fight with the queen and her playful soul
And I know, I hope now, Woh
Too fast to let it grow
But I know, too slow for the handshake
Got ya phone in hand
And ya cigarettes gone and I know

Too far to chase
Ask for some change
Too close to see

Got ya bullet proof vest, do the right thing hunny
Cold hands, but depends, cause today was sunny
I don’t chase but I jump at a chance half hearted
Too slow but too fast
Your self appeals self started

(Chorus)

Discography

Tiger Lily - July 2007
Handshake - July 2007
Captain King - July 2007
Riocord - November 2007
Soap and smoke - November 2007
Click your fingers please - November 2007

All of these tracks plus home recorded demo's will be on our debut self titled e.p available early 2008

All recorded at Soundbaker Studio, Perth WA and Mastered at James Huegill Music studios, Perth WA

Early in 2008 a 6 track EP is to be launched

Set List

we can do sets from half an hour to an hour. With the occassional cover to keep things interesting

Set List:
Tiger Lily
Handshake
Click your Fingers
Saturday Night Lies
Captain King
Riocord
Counting sheep
I am Flow
Red Robyn
Soap and Smoke
Coolshanks