jamie says...

jamie says...

 London, England, GBR
BandAlternativeRock

Lou Reed guitars, Peter Hook bass, Ramones melodies, MADchester beats and a nod to John Hughes.

Biography

jamie says... is the pseudonym of London-based musician Kyle Hill. He writes/records/produces everything himself and plays all instruments.

Using primitive, repetitive beats and blending elements of punk, jangle-pop, psychedelia and art-rock Kyle creatives an eclectic sound heavily influenced by bands such as The Troggs, Ramones and Wedding Present.

Kyle has released two full length albums, two 7" singles and featued on several compilations. He has garnered interest from Stolen Recordings, Captured Tracks and The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing who will release a jamie says... record in the near future.

jamie says... has received airplay on BBC Radio 6 in the UK from DJs Tom Ravenscroft, Nemone and Steve Lamacq. jamie says... has also been played by Gary Crowley for BBC Radio London.

Kyle is currently recording new material.

The jamie says... moniker is a reference to the protagonist of Jay McInerny's Bright Lights Big City, australian murderer Martin Bryant and an homage to Lou Reed.

Lyrics

Harp On

Written By: Kyle Hill

Don’t harp on
It’s all behind you
(All behind you)

Let it go
Don’t let it hold you
(Let it hold you)

Ignore those times
That stand to haunt you
(Stand to haunt you)

Don’t dig that hole
It always reminds you
(Always reminds you)

Don’t look back
Over your shoulder
(Over your shoulder)

Don’t look back
Over your shoulder
(Over your shoulder)

Don’t look back
Or you’ll get colder
(Keep getting colder)

Don’t look back
Or you’ll get colder
(Keep getting colder)

…Now
Don’t harp on
Don’t harp on now

Etc

Bite My Lip

Written By: Kyle Hill

I’d better bite my lip
They fall through the floor
I thought I might just slip
I though I heard death call

(Repeat chorus)

I listen out for a bit of sense
What I hear before I sleep just makes me tense
Nonetheless they witter on
Wait one beat and then they’re gone

I’d better bite my lip
They fall through the floor
I thought I might just slip
I thought I heard death call

(Repeat chorus)

At first look clear
At next look sketched
Each edge fades into the west
It was my goal to leave the couch
I watched each frame then migrated south

I’d better bite my lip
They fall through the floor
I thought I might just slip
I thought I heard death call

(Repeat chorus)

It looks so close
And yet so far away
Hands are tingling
Lights are slipping in
To obscurity

I’d better bite my lip
They fall through the floor
I thought I might just slip
I thought I heard death call

(Repeat chorus)

So Easy

Written By: Kyle Hill

It’s so easy
To think that you’re the one
So insistent on doing right
Far too insecure in advance

It’s so easy
To apologize for yourself
‘Cause nobody likes a misery
No one wants to hear about ‘you and me’
Sit on your own and talk to your crystal ball

I’m a little scared
But I’m mostly rue
So my heart is bruised from holding my breath too long

And that’s what it amounts to
The silver screen and the Stanley blade

Don’t hold your breath song long again
Waiting for that shock to start the beat
‘Cause you’ll always turn out tertiary

Sit on your own and talk to your crystal ball

I’m a little scared
But I’m mostly rue
And that’s all that it amounts to

It’s so easy
To let somebody down
And to wish that you weren’t around
To see them there so let down with you

Do you think I could make my wish come true
Grant me my wish and kiss me twice

Don’t hold your breath so long again
Waiting for that shock to start the beat
‘Cause you’ll always turn out tertiary

And that’s all that it amounts to
The silver screen and the stanley blade
And all of my plans and my hopeless mistakes
It’s so easy pulling the pin from the hand grenade

It’s so easy

Sold

Written By: Kyle Hill

You’d like to meet someone
Who doesn’t treat you like an endless chore
‘Cause you don’t want a fight
Or any trouble every time you call

You’d like to have a friend
Someone that doesn’t try to take you on
Or try to hold you down
Or try to turn a simple question round

Don’t cry because you sold yourself this time

You’d like to meet someone
Who doesn’t ask for something in return
You’d like to feel secure
And have importance in somebody’s world

Drunken and floundering
You reached out for a helping hand
A grip to lead you home
A substitute to occupy your bed

Don’t cry because you sold yourself this time

So you tried to play the field
But there’s no love to find that’s lasting
Just a one night stand
Which makes you feel obscene
So you close your eyes
And let hot water run
Over your arms,
Legs
A swan-song

You’d like to meet someone
Someone who doesn’t treat you like a bore
You’d like to meet someone
Someone who doesn’t make you feel ignored
You’d like to meet someone
Someone who holds you like you’re something more
You’d like to meet someone
Someone who gives you something at all

Don’t cry because you sold yourself this time

Up On The Whim

Written By: Kyle Hill

Give me my anaesthetic!

Might I fall out of the sky
Like a mystery sombrero
And catch the public eye
How on earth did I get there?
What did I forget to write?
My body touched the ground
Without a scream or a cry

Only a lust
A fascination
A suicide fantasy
Feeding from my degeneration

My skin’s starting to crawl

Up on the whim
A conscience caving in
Up on the whim
A conscience caving in

Gazing up at uniform prison windows
Flat-pack apartments built from luxury lego
Gonna floor my motorcycle
Crash my speeding car
Need a break from this existence
Want to be reborn on mars

But it’s a life
Born out of fiction
A celluloid imposition
Hard-back second edition

My skin’s starting to crawl

Up on the whim
A conscience caving in
Up on the whim
A conscience caving in

Do do do do do do do do do do…

Discography

Albums
- Blue Genes (2011 Strange Kick)
- Autumn Sun (2006 Sorted Records)

Singles
- Machine (2006 Sorted Records)
- Down To The Debauchuary (2004 Sorted Records)

Compilations:
- Grapefruit (2010 Teeth Records)
- Hollow Smoke (2008 Sorted Records)
- Petals And Flowers (2006 Sorted Records)

Set List

1. A Reason
2. Harp On
3. Gravity
4. Sold
5. Stitch Me Up