Kid Metropolis

Kid Metropolis

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“Landscapes of beautiful piano, multi-layered guitars and uplifting vocal melodies in combination with intricate track sequencing and vivid artwork – Kid Metropolis venture to create an immeasurable musical universe...”

Biography

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Kid Metropolis is born again. The New Music breathes uncertainty and anticipation. We've laid down the blueprint for the future, (a future) that is transparent and hopeful. We awake with vengeance and desire flowing through our veins, Kid Metropolis is a Ying to your malevolent Yang! From the depths of merciless larceny and sleep-deprived nights – we're back to pound two-fisted justice into the hearts of evildoers everywhere. The road back to the glaring lights is a clearer one. Warm hands and tasteful footwear, a Kid Metropolis like no other.

Rarely does a band emerge from obscurity to make a lasting impression on a growing and loyal fan base; Kid Metropolis has accomplished just that. Over the last 5 years, Kid Metropolis has been hard at work creating a distinct sound - a sound that is described as accessible, yet tense; melancholic, yet uplifting. A Kid Metropolis live show is like no other: triumphant, with sonic interludes connecting each song to the next – and the result can be intoxicating. The band has performed at many venues around Toronto such as the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, the Reverb and the Opera House. Kid Metropolis has also performed at the 2006 & 2007 NXNE Musical Festival, headlining a showcase at the Kathedral, and making an appearance on the NXNE compilation. Kid Metropolis has also enjoyed play on various college radio stations and was also featured on Y108 indie music show; Get Hammered!

Their debut album “A Blueprint for Modern Life”, produced by Ashton Price of Morph Productions (who has worked with Juno™ Nominee Kazzer), is equipped with landscapes of beautiful piano, multi-layered guitars and uplifting vocal melodies in combination with intricate track sequencing and vivid artwork tells its audience a much more profound story. The songs are abrupt but timeless; the production imaginary, allowing songs to breathe and be heard.

The much anticipated follow-up record titled “Future, Future” will be released in stores on November 28, 2008. Kid Metropolis has taken a more organic approach to this record; utilizing vintage equipment from the renowned “Chemical Sound Recording Studios” in Toronto and giving the new album a more ‘live’ feel to it. Kid Metropolis continues with their unorthodox approach to song-writing and arrangement, but it works. Time will only tell, though it seems as though Kid Metropolis is poised to elevate to the next level.

Lyrics

Are You With Me or Against Me?

Written By: Music by: Kid Metropolis Words: B. Foyle

Take, take all of my life, wrap me up from the inside out.
Me, I’m only human when it’s raining and I’m on fire – aren’t we all?
I’m only human when it’s raining and now I’m on fire

I can’t pretend that everything is alright but I can’t help but smile…with you in my arms
For I am shaking, feeling forsaken, with you in my arms

Come, cover my life, douse my heart in gasoline
Me, I’m only human and I’ll still burn
I still burn, now I’m on fire

I can’t pretend that everything is alright but I can’t help but smile…with you in my arms
For I am shaking, feeling forsaken, with you in my arms

Dear Bob Costas, Elvis Lives

Written By: Music by: Kid Metropolis Words: B. Foyle

Your one step closer, to what you never wanted. Your heart starts beating inside and now you're screaming non-chalant. The moon collides with the sun and you can barely stand to breathe,
"Think, think, where'd they hide the gun?"
That time is all the time and nowhere are we inside. I'm feeling they have some answers, rather rhetoric philosophy. Overwhelming is the sound… ears have started bleeding - The sound is so loud, is the sound, is the…

Your sixth sense over yourself and you can barely see yourself and you don't want to it's just that you can't see it, man you’re so self-indulgent
You want more, you want more, you want more, so you can tell me: "Who do you think you are?"

Chorus:
How can you constantly think about it? Another moment goes by and you wasted it . Do I re-direct myself until I feel something coming through?

Well your sixth sense over yourself and you can barely see yourself and you don't want to it's just that you can't see you it, man you’re so self-indulgent
You want more, you want more, you want more, so you can tell me
God just tell me how

Chorus

Well your sixth sense over yourself and you can barely see yourself and you don't want to it's just that you can't feel it, man you’re so self-indulgent. You want more, you want more, you want more, so you can tell me, God you just tell me

Your sixth sense over yourself and you can barely see yourself and you don't want to it's just that you can't feel it, man you’re so self-indulgent. You want more, you want more, you want more, so you can tell me, just tell me how

Chorus

When I Felt the Bullet Enter My Heart

Written By: Music by: Kid Metropolis Words: B. Foyle

Keep walking, act natural
Can I buy myself some time? They’re late? What time is it?
Take out my gun, keep it at my side
Karma’s cutting me to pieces,

Slow down… please…

Keep walking, act natural
You can’t buy yourself a soul, even if you wanted one
Your face is so pale, your crystal
My bones are breaking down, I’m ivory

Chorus:
I’m sick of running all my life
For just a moment let me catch my breath
For just a moment let me imagine, what it would be like to feel ok

Bridge:
Mama don’t cry, mama don’t cry
Our tears are only here to make believe, we’re not make believe
Don’t cry, Brother don’t cry

Keep walking, act natural
You can’t fake it anymore; they know what time it is
Take out your gun, unload your pride
The plan has gone awry but everything’s alright

Chorus

Mama don’t cry, mama don’t cry
Our tears are only here to make believe, we’re not make believe
Don’t cry, Brother don’t cry
Life is bittersweet it’s beautiful, it tears a whole and rips out your heart

Chorus

Mama don’t cry, mama don’t cry
Our tears are only here to make believe, we’re not make believe
Don’t cry, Brother don’t cry
Life is bittersweet it’s beautiful, it tears a whole and rips out your heart

We're Burning Down This City

Written By: B. Foyle/O. Santini

All the pretty boys, they were born to destroy
Screaming “give me, give me more! I want more to be bored with!”
"Oh it's such a shame" that they’re built that way
So we shed a little tear, mamma tell me - what are we looking for?

Summer’s in the air, pretty girls, brand new hair
The fires in the sky burning all through the night
Beautiful new sound, beating purging my soul
Watch the people run, baby tell me where will you sleep tonight?

We're burning down this city the force is like a hurricane
We've been waiting all of our lives
We don't give a damn about your past or future plans
Your/The Future’s going to burn here tonight
What are you looking for?

Baby I'm a man I got blood on my hands
And the red won't wash away with a hug and kiss
Oh it's such a shame that I was born this way
Yet I can't help but feel you're searching baby tell me what are you looking for?

Montréal Inc

Written By: B. Foyle

You know that we have suffered far too much just to let this go right now
I know it seems we’re fading out of touch, but we’re chemist taste the chemical in our sound!
You hit me like a plague and paralyzed, but lifeblood kept coursing through my veins
I’m a man of conviction with a little bad touch; I can’t fly I got a devil holding my wings

O' baby says we’re going nowhere fast (patience son, your time will come)

O' Karma is a cancer on your soul, watch out baby, watch out here it comes
'Cause I don’t pity a fool who is down on his luck, watch out baby, watch out here it

Comatose and out of sight, so typical, you think you held us down?
We’ve analyzed and neutralized your “threat”

Oh baby says we’re going nowhere fast (patience your time will come)

Little Red Devil

Written By: B. Foyle

Play, play again it’s all a game
She’s my little red devil and I’m caught in her snare again.
She’s my little red devil and she’s twisting my words again.

Plain Jane says I am tame
She’s my little white devil and she’s turning her angel tricks
She’s my little white devil and she’s blowing her angeldust

Chorus:
Tell me woman are you out of your mind? (my little red devil and I’m caught in her snare again)
Tell me woman you must be out of your mind, yet can’t leave you behind.

Dark and strange, says I am vain
She’s my little black devil and she’s killing my buzz again
She’s my little black devil and she’s turning her voodoo tricks

Chorus:
Tell me woman are you out of your mind? (my little red devil and I’m caught in her snare again)
Tell me woman you must be out of your mind, yet can’t leave you behind.

Where are we? Where are we going?

The Homicide Shuffle

Written By: B. Foyle

You, you're a hole in my heart and this I've have felt now for far too long.
Now, put your finger on the trigger
baby just let this go

With a venomous smile and a kiss, you infer,
"Baby you're so numb I promise you won't feel a thing."

Kissy, kiss I make a run for the door.
the phone line's dead and everything is a blur..
My minds a mess, am I bleeding to death?
I can't breathe, well I'm still unsure.

So baby give me a taste of that sweet, sweet, nothing?
And tell me, tell me

Why don't you dance with me?

I may be deluded, I'm not blind, and I cannot erase this knife in my back. If I am guilty why can't you sit straight, concentrate re-iterate the task at hand

So baby give me a taste of that sweet, sweet, nothing?
Baby I'm so numb I promise I don't feel..

Why don't you dance with me?

Lifeblood

Written By: B. Foyle

Oh how I long to feel something pure, and something greater than the mundane days of this life.
Faith is something that we cannot choose, rather it chooses us, encompasses and silences life.

Oh how we long to numb all their pain, and tear away from the apathetic days of our lives.
Ironically, we refuse and shun any cure, wear a veil and slowly we except all the lies.

How can we close our eyes and pretend, that we don't live in a crumbling degenarate state?
When all around us are a signs of a falling world, and God is used as a scapegoat to cover our pain.

Do you justify every night?
Does it bring bring you comfort, bring you solace?
Do you pray through their blood?
Do you think it will save you now?

Through their bloodshed -- screaming out your name.
But you don't hear them do you?
Baby you still have your lifeblood, coursing through your vains.
You'll never hear them, will you love?

Discography

"Future, Future" - to be released November 28, 2008

"A Blueprint for Modern Life" - released 07/11/2006

"2006 NXNE New Music Series Compilation - 'Are You With Me or Against Me'" - released 06/05/2006

"Still Life" EP (Kid Metropolis) - released 12/14/2004

Set List

Set length can range from 25 to 90 minutes - depending on the requirements of the performance.

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Set List
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(début)
WE'RE BURNING DOWN THIS CITY
MONTRÉAL INC.
THE ICEMAN COMETH
REPETITION IS OUT
TRANSMISSION
LIFEBLOOD
LITTLE RED DEVIL
DEAR BOB COSTAS, ELVIS LIVES
ARE YOU WITH WITH OR AGAINST ME
THE HOMICIDE SHUFFLE
LOVERS/VIGILANTES
MORNING BELL
END OF DAYS
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(dernière)
LOTUS LOVE
I AM A MICROBE
HELTER SKELTER/GRAPEVINE