Kirsten Verwoord & The All Night Riders

Kirsten Verwoord & The All Night Riders

 Brunswick, Victoria, AUS
BandAlternativeRock

... a divine catastrophe. Laced with the bands soaring and punctuating sound, the honesty and vulnerability in Kirsten's voice, lyrics and songs is surprising given the strength, volume and sheer grit they are sung with. You wont know if you're being pushed or pulled. Let them love you dangerously.

Biography

It is hard to write a biography of a band with so many members.
That would entail a lot of half told stories and half truths. Instead, we hope this gives you a bit of an idea of what Kirsten Verwoord & The All Night Riders are about.

Have you ever heard the sound of a siren drowning in her own song, the call of a broken bird or the crack of a heavy heart break?

Close your eyes, and imagine sweet blossoming vines growing, climbing, flourishing out of the filthy muck of a swamp...
Imagine being lead and comforted by some sweet whisper of song in the darkest, loneliest wood where shadows of skeletal trees hover over you like night monsters...
Imagine a sound that plays whilst experiencing the scent of first rain and the power of last kisses...
Now... open your eyes and realize, you've been watching The All Night Riders.

Their set embodies a mixture of love songs and murder ballads written to heal and break the heart all at once. Kirsten's voice is lapped at by her abundance of band that creates noise that soars and moans through you- creating a wall of sound, teetering toward prog rock but not quite, and somewhere an alt country feel to the arrangements is audible, with a few delicate moments passing by that almost catch your breath.

This band has been said to be reminiscent of Crazy Horse, Mazzy Star, Jefferson Airplane, Mogwai, The Dirty Three, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and PJ Harvey.
Not bad for a few kids out of Melbourne who have technically only been playing together for a year. Not bad at all.

All members of Kirsten Verwoord & The All Night Riders have received many accolades over the years regarding live/studio performance and have all experienced various levels of success during their musical careers with their other respective bands.

The All Night Riders have not yet recorded an album, but have been in pre-production since early this year and are due in the studio August of 2010 to bring you their debut album.

Lyrics

Rusty Boat

Written By: K.Verwoord 2008

Verse one:
I went down to the river
To see if I could still swim
All I found was a rusty ol' boat
And I decide to get it in

Chorus:
Don't shoot my sails down
I don't got that much air to blow around
x1

Verse two:
I walk down my hallway
To find you lying there
Cigarettes burn so brightly
Crows feet everywhere

Chorus:
Oh don't shoot my sails down
I don't got that much air to blow around
x2

Verse three:
If no one else will do this
Then I might as well
Turn all the lights out
And watch the darkness swell

Chorus

Verse four:
If they were going to hang me
They would 've done it years ago
When I wasn't so wise
And now they move so slow

Chorus

Verse one:
I went down to the river
To see if I could still swim
But all I found was a rusty ol' boat
And I decide to get in.

Dead or Alive

Written By: K.Verwoord 2006

Verse1

She tries her best to find her way back home
Nobody wants to find themselves alone
It's cold outside
Its cold outside

Protection is the only thing she seeks
More than a place to sleep and food to eat
She's lost her way
I hope you find her someday

Chorus

Have you seen this girl alive
Have you this girl tonight
Have you seen this girl alive, tonight?

Chorus

She lights a match to watch it all burn down
Kills the dust till no one can be found
You brought her here
You brought her here
Yes you

Chrous

Oooooh

You light a match and watch them all burn down
Kill it all till no one makes sound
You want her here
You want her here
Don't you?

Chorus x2

ooooh
ooooh
ooooh

Feed the Wolves

Written By: K.Verwoord 2009

Verse one

Is yours like mine?
Does it feel the same?
Does it hurt as hard?
Is it a similar pain?

A similar pain... x2

Chorus

Come feed
Come feed the wolves
Come feed
Come feed the wolves

Verse two

Come feed the wolves
You know it's not their fault
They're hungry like me
You know they want it all
I want it all
Don't you want it all?

Chorus

Verse three

Does it drive you wild
Their gnashing of teeth?
Can you run that far
On your broken feet

On your broken feet x2

Chorus x2

OH

Empire State

Written By: K.Verwoord 2007

Chorus

Land on the Empire State Building
Don't cut your feet when they're bare
Land on the Empire State Building
Looking for you but you're not there

Verse one

Fly over the white fields below us
Holding the thorn in your side
Fly over the white fields below us
Leave this mad world behind

Chorus

Jump off the white cliffs off dover
Wielding your whiskey in one hand
Jump off the white cliffs of Dover
Leave this wild crazy land

Chrous

Looking for you but you're not there
Don't cut your feet way up there
Looking for you but you're not there
Don't cut your feet way up there.

Discography

The All Night Riders have not yet recorded an album, but have been in pre-production since early this year and are due in the studio August of 2010 to bring you their debut album.

Set List

Your Fire/The House is Dry (solo)
Dead or Alive
Romance is Dead
I See You
The Scorpian & The Fish
Mexican Kitchen
Rusty Boat
Feed The Wolves
A Tall Red Man Smoking A Cigarette Driving a Long White Van
Empire State
The Big Blow