HALF FOOT OUTSIDE

HALF FOOT OUTSIDE

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mejor banda indierock en España

Biography

Carlos Leoz, Eduardo Ugarte, Israel Medina and Brian Hunt are Half Foot Outside, possibly the best indie rock band in Spain.

Six records are a true career, an artistical progression completely consolidated. And that’s the case of Half Foot Outside, with albums released since 1998 in various record labels. They started back in 1995 in Pamplona, their debut being called “So called…”, a punk-rock record close to the most melodic and poppy sound of the bands at the time. Their musical spectrum grew faster and was reflected in the roughness of “Paint red”, a record full of complex and brilliant structures and melodies. But most of all, Half Foot Outside’s musical capabilities were best shown on “New ad ideas”, a stonishing record full of energy behind every break, every riff, every melody. After Hans Kruger leaving the band and being replaced by Brian Hunt, the guys from Pamplona were back in 2004 with their most mature record to date, the most elaborated and bravest record they had ever made. “It’s being a hot hot summer”, showed strong rock music with their personal touch that makes us think of Superchunk and Dinosaur JR. mixed with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Motorpsycho. A record inspired by a summer that many of us still don’t want to see finished. After that and after hundreds of gigs, 2006 sees how the band gets again into the studio, this time with John Agnello (Sonic youth, Dinosaur Jr, Bob Dylan) behind the mixing desk, released “Perfect from the distance” having amazing reviews from the media and fans. Heavenly is their latest album, mixed too by Agnello and mastered by Steve Fallone in NY and, at the risk of sounding grandiose, we believe that it's an instant classic. Includes eleven great songs, each and every one of them built over an hyper-rhythmic base that serves as a basis for true architectural masterpiece guitars. Stands out the vocals, full of nuances and using language from the knowledge and passion. More accessible and powerful than ever, Half Foot Outside have been hailed as one of the best bands on stage, opening concerts for bands like Fugazi or The Pixies.

Lyrics

THIN SKIN HEAVY BONES

Written By: CARLOS LEOZ

“THIN SKIN, HEAVY BONES”

Just drive
Get back to the wheel and star speeding
Get to the point, what a feeling
It´s something to do
And it rhymes with luck

All I see
Is little dots
Hold me
Don´t let me go
I wanna give it all to you

Was it fate?
Maybe not
Don´t mess around
I don´t think you´d stop at anything

Thin skin
Heavy bones
Heavy bones
And pale skin
I don´t think you´d stop at anything

I see you when you´re not lookin
Talk to you when you´re not listening
I see you when you´re not listening
I see you when you´re not looking
I tried to sense what was happening
Before
I tried to sense what was happening

DRIVEWAYS

Written By: CARLOS LEOZ

if there`s a knock at your door
i found you
maybe you can help me
youth culture takes my soul
but i don´t care i´ve never thought about it
we used to live in the twightlight zone
and i wonder why this hasn´t happened
it won´t be fun for long
i hate you no matter where you´re going to

driveways such an easy place to die
highways such an easy place to have fun

there´s nothing wrong between us
old maps coke and peanuts
there´s nothing wrong between us
i´ve got a ticket to ride
i´ve got a ticket to ride with you

THE FLOATING SPACEBOY

Written By: CARLOS LEOZ

I think it´s time to live a new adventure
That keep you guessing all the evidences we need
Come on and dance with me
Snap it up this new sensation
Looking out the brand new version of me
Nothing is what it seems

Twice the fun
Sweet and charm
The floating spaceboy

There is someone trying to reach you
Someone you could never figure out
There is got to be true love
Electric blue neon overdrive
Shoot it up, shoot it up to venus live
Baby you can take a ride

Discography

CELESTIAL (CD, Limbo Starr 2008)

Set List

El muchacho espacial flotante
-Los huesos finos piel gruesa
-Alegría de la juventud
Cercos -
-HARD CP HOWARD
WE-RE 'TAPPING líneas telefónicas
EN PIEZAS
-Inseguro a cualquier velocidad
-Keep the Beat
-COMO EN EL SONIDO
TIEMPO Y SEGURA