Drawn from Bees

Drawn from Bees

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
BandAlternativeRock

Art-rock four piece from Brisbane (Australia), sitting somewhere between the sounds of David Bowie, Grizzly Bear, Pink Floyd, Crowded House and Arcade Fire.

Biography

• Of Walls and Teeth is the first single taken from the Drawn from Bees forthcoming album The May King and His Paper Crown set for release in 2012.
• This will be the follow up release to Drawn from Bees’ debut album Fear Not the Footsteps of the Departed that garnered much praise.
• Drawn from Bees were nominated for ‘Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter’ in the 2011 QLD Music Awards.
• Track ‘Waiting For The End’ was recently featured (July 13th 2011) as a focus band for 100 Songs on iTunes (100 songs recorded in 100 hours).
• Drawn from Bees formed in 2008 with the aim to write, record & release four records in Australia within two years, which they achieved by March 2010, releasing 35 songs and compiling a box set of four records.
• Touring Australia extensively over the past couple of years, Drawn from Bees have featured on Aussie festivals including Sounds of Spring, Woodford and the V Festival.
• Showcased at MusExpo LA, Music Matters Hong Kong, MusExpo London and One Movement For Music Perth in 2010.
• Released their first North American five-track EP Cautionary Tales for the Lionhearted on March 1st 2011, debuting at #15 on the CMJ most-added chart.
• Toured North America for the first time in March 2011, playing 17 shows in 20 days, including performances at Canadian Music Week (Toronto), South By Southwest (Austin), The Bowery Ballroom (New York).
• Dan broke Raven’s rib on stage at their first SXSW show (for the second time - NYE Folk Festival was the first time).
• Whilst in the US Drawn from Bees were invited to record a song for charity called SXSW4Japan organized by Hanson, helping to raise $130,000.
• As a result of the US trip they secured themselves a licensing deal with Rip Tide (USA) and a publishing deal with Ink Music Publishing (ANZ).

Lyrics

Long Tooth Setting Sun

Written By: Drawn from Bees

Long tooth setting sun tonight

I am a bird

I like to fly cos I can’t walk

I like to sleep cos I can’t dream

If nobody knows

Then no one’s around to see the crash

But no one can tell the story right

Long tooth setting sun tonight

Is this a dream

Is this a place where I can’t wake

Am I a fragment of myself

Nobody knows us

Nobody knows us, where are we

Where is your body when we sleep

Be careful where you lie

Be careful with a

Long tooth setting sun tonight

Hey buddy, help me where you can

We all fall down, cos we’re all fucked up

I’m still falling, can’t you help me

Waiting For The End

Written By: Drawn from Bees

You’ve become a broken heart

You’ve become a place to start

Looking for the end

I’ve become accustomed to

Sitting back and watching you

Waiting for the end

This is just a place to be

This is just a place to sit

Waiting for the end

I’m so removed

And I don’t care if it’s you

If I choose to know

The ending, I wouldn’t change a thing

The Eastwood Fox

Written By: Drawn from Bees

I was unkind to you
But you want me to
Yeah, you want me to
I was so blind to you
But you ask me to
Yeah, you ask me to

Cold, well your eyes can be so cold
It gets old, when your eyes can be cold
They go...ooh...

I tied a string to you
Just to keep you here
Just to keep you near
You pulled the knot so tight
That it strangled you
Yeah, it strangled you

Cold, well your eyes can be so cold
It gets old, when your eyes can be cold
Things can burn, if you light the match on tinder
Things can burn, and you’ll burn into a cinder

Stand Against The Storm

Written By: Drawn from Bees

We stand against the storm
Not sure it’ll kill us all
We gave ourselves a wire
Pretty sure that’ll tape it all

We keep our sake for chance
Maybe we could’ve won it all
We bathe ourselves in lead
If we live we can keep it all

If this is a race my dear
Then you won’t get far in those pretty shoes
This is a mess I fear
And the chances are that the rain has come

Ooh, pretty sure it’ll kill us all

You set your house on fire
Pretty sure it’ll all burn down
You build your house of cards
Pretty sure it’ll all fall down

If this is a race my dear
Then you won’t get far in those pretty shoes
This is a mess I fear
And the chances are that the rain has come

Ooh, pretty sure it’ll kill us all

Discography

Of Walls and Teeth [single] August 2011
Cautionary Tales for the Lionhearted [EP] March 2011
Fear Not the Footsteps of the Departed [LP] May 2010
The Sky Is Falling [EP] Oct 2009
And The Blind Shall Lead The Way [EP] Mar 2009
The Boy and The Ocean [EP] Sep 2008