HOTEL MOTEL

HOTEL MOTEL

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The Hotel Motel sound is driven by our love of classic, stylish new wave pop and inspired by melancholy, we believe all good songs have an air of melancholy. We combine electronic melodies, raw guitar riffs and soulful vocals to create grand yet gritty Pop songs.

Biography

We love bands like the Killers, The Cure, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Nicks, Bryan Ferry and The Knife.
We aim to make classic songs that can be played anywhere. Imagine driving late at night, with a cigarette in one hand feeling like you can go anywhere. We love the sense of being somewhere else, somewhere free from any cares, call us dreamers if you like. We are passionate about what we write, and not afraid to be different.

Marika started the band, firstly writing and performing on her own, then followed the occasional 'power suit dancers' but then she got lonely, and needed others to share and work with.

Oliver came to hear about Hotel Motel through his video director brother who brought him along to a show, he soon joined as co-producer/guitarist. Very soon followed Jorja, we met on myspace.com and soon became synth and sax player. Now we have all the ingredients, the Hotel Motel sound is starting to take shape, and keeps growing stronger.

We perform as a three peice, but now for live shows we are searching for a great drummer to give our sound an extra kick!

Lyrics

LONG DISTANCE

Written By: Marika Gauci, Oliver Blair of band HOTEL MOTEL

Verse 1
I met you on a summers evening,
you said we had the same view on life.
You impressed me!

We didnt spend much time in talking, and started to make plans for our lives
It was exciting!

Bridge:
Oh Long distance!
gets harder everyday,
and all the whispering of voices makes me loose my way...

Chorus:
You got me on the road again
You got me running rings around myself,
you said that we would work it out,
so why do I feel doubt?

You got me on the road again
you got me chasing dreams I never had,
talking on the phone is not enough for me, I just feel lonely.

Verse 2
I felt so comfortable around you,
youre the only one who really knew about me.
It was our secret.

The days and nights just flew by,
and when you had to leave I nearly died.
You wouldnt let me!

Bridge:
Oh Long distance!
gets harder everyday,
and all the whispering of voices makes me loose my way...

Chorus:
You got me on the road again
You got me running rings around myself,
you said that we would work it out,
so why do I feel doubt?

You got me on the road again
you got me chasing dreams I never had,
talking on the phone is not enough for me, I just feel lonely.

Middle 8 music

Bridge:
Oh Long distance!
gets harder everyday,
and all the whispering of voices makes me loose my way...

Last Chorus:
You got me on the road again
You got me running rings around myself,
you said that we would work it out,
so why do I feel doubt?

You got me on the road again
you got me chasing dreams I never had,
talking on the phone is not enough for me, I just feel lonely....!

Lonely (Long Distance!)

Lonely- (Long Distance!)

to fade...

Discography

Singles:
NEED 2 KNOW released on Beautycase Records (Berlin)

SUCKER MAN released by Chicks On Speed Records, on GIRL MONSTER COMPILATION with other artists such as Bjork, Juliet and the Licks, Peaches and Siouxie.

Set List

Sets are usually 25 mins / short and sweet.

We would play:

Sucker Man
Need 2 Know
I dont wanna talk about it
Sleep
Comes Love
Long Distance
I do better alone
No way
Why call

(we have lots more songs that we alternate, we dont play all these in one go)