KRILL

KRILL

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KRILL are a 5 sibling synth-rock band from Queensland, Australia, recently signed to Sony BMG Red Label. Key influences include 80s icons The Divinyls, The Cure & Blondie. In the past two years they've released 2 EPs, received plenty of press and airplay, toured nationally and internationally.

Biography

THE STORY SO FAR:

KRILL’s bold move to leave the central Queensland town of Yeppoon for Sydney five years ago was made all the more satisfying when they graduated from rising independent sibling band to a signed major label act.

The four sisters and brother reached a new pinnacle when they were discovered by Sony BMG's Red Label following an extensive seven month on-line search for Australia's best unsigned rock band be crowned UncharTED champions, live on MTV's The Lair in October.

It capped off a remarkable 2007 for Krill which included playing six festivals in two of Australia's capital cities as well as being called-up to support veteran Oz rockers The Hoodoo Gurus, Gold Coast band Operator Please and Bertie Blackman and sharing the same stage with Little Birdy, Dallas Crane, 28 Days and Mammal.

There's no denying the band's influences are varied with the quintessential 80s sound defining their synth-infused college rock music.

Besides a record deal with Sony BMG and a national touring slot on the 2008 Big Day Out line-up, Krill's internet and media presence has increased significantly, sparked initially by a Youtube music clip put together by a prominent US artist.

The video, which was uploaded in mid-June and featured a speed portrait painting of Vegemite on toast to the tune of Krill's 2005 recording of Lady Vegemite, had more than 50,000 views in three days and has since had more than 170,000 hits.
It was featured on national TV in Australia and in the US.

The five-piece indie band first released an EP, "The Sweet Side of Cider" , in August 2005 which built the foundations of their dedicated fan base and led them to supporting The Living End, Spiderbait and Dallas Crane the same year and being placed on the books of Michael Gudinski's Premier Harbour Booking Agency.

KRILL followed up this early success with their 2nd EP "Into the Woods" by touring Germany as part of the official FIFA Soccer World Cup Festival in 2006, playing nine gigs in 15 days in 2006. One gig alone was in front a 10,000 strong crowd.

After two independently released EP's the band is looking to release its debut album in 2008.

Queries, bookings, interviews, etc, contact:
Darren Cartwright (manager): 0422 001 585
management@krill.com.au

Lyrics

Who killed the love?

Written By: KRILL

wishful rewinding back to when they said "don't you go around breaking legs"
but I could have told you that's not the key to the door

what you doing there by yourself?
you can't be a fly on the wall
you're a little too close to it to have an opinion on it all

I know how you feel

who killed the love, boy? don't tell me this
I won't believe it, I don't believe it
they say enough is all that you get
when you don't stand up for yourself

wishful reminding - "come to bed"
and it's she who won't give you no sympathy
is that where you want to sleep? together. alone.

1,2,3 waiting for a breeze to blow things around, down the road
sooner or later she'll plant the lips of a kiss on the mouth of someone else

who killed the love, boy? don't tell me this
I won't believe it, I don't believe it
they say enough is all that you get
when you don't stand up for yourself

and it will always be like this
is that a table turning sound?
she won't come round without a kiss
love in a knot is a dish best served hot

those who rebut, a bit too much
are just one-upping each other, so shake it off
all I can do is pity the fool
she's gonna take a bite out of you

who killed the love, boy? don't tell me this
I won't believe it, I don't believe it
they say enough is all that you get
when you don't stand up for yourself

Into the woods

Written By: KRILL

I got you, but it don't feel right
I guess that makes you the better guy
it's not my right to do you wrong
and I wish that the ends and the means would get along
but there you are, still in my mind
I can feel it in your heartbeat clicking to mine

baby hate me if you must
I am going into the woods
I'll get out of my dreams if you will

into the woods if I get too hazy
into the woods, don't follow me baby
breakin' it up when it gets too rowdy
into the woods when I get too cloudy

I scale my impulses 10 to WILD
like an enraged animal
I'll send the truth one day to you
you can take it any way, any way you're wanting to
but then I get so really twisted
I feel like this time you're gonna feel this

baby hate me if you must
I am going into the woods
I'll get out of my dreams if you will

into the woods if I get too hazy
into the woods, don't follow me baby
breakin' it up when it gets too rowdy
into the woods when I get too cloudy

don't believe I am taking it out on you
into the woods

I'm in a little hell from you
in a little hell from you
I'm into it again

into the woods if I get too hazy
into the woods, don't follow me baby
breakin' it up when it gets too rowdy
into the woods when I get too cloudy

Pass the Pepper on

Written By: KRILL

VERSE
Johnny got caught, you can run, you can run, you can say what you want but it's like that
Johnny is mine oh he's so fine but I'm gonna get him back
cause you save it honey
you're gonna make it dry
cause you might have a good time
this is the rhyme, this is the rhyme

CHORUS
you can't be long
just taste it and pass it on
don't need no body
don't need no one
just taste it and pass the pepper on

VERSE
Johnny's got sky high good times, no spine for anyone
you can stay out back, no don't be like that and get on around
because you waste me honey
come on and make my night
I get it wrong, this is the song
It's the blues it's the rhyme
it's the good it's the time

CHORUS
you can't, you won't
just taste it and pass it on
don't need no body
don't need no one
just taste it and pass the pepper on

CHORUS
you can't, you won't
just taste it and pass it on
don't need no body
don't need no one
just taste it and pass the pepper on

CHORUS:
you know you can't go wrong
just taste it and pass the pepper on
behave, come one
just taste it and pass it on, pass it on

Science don't need me

Written By: KRILL

VERSE:
i gotta say that it's over easy
i gotta say that I'm over right
we can take it anywhere from here
this white bed isn't meant to save me
behind the blinds are the city lights
i have always been ok
but the tests say that I'm not

CHORUS:
science don't need me
am I getting worse
science don't need me
I couldn't help it

VERSE:
the findings don't read left from the right
he's saying X, but I'm asking why?
and implies but never can explain
so when I say it's over now
pack it up any how
do it out there or in here, it still makes me feel like

CHORUS:
science don't need me
am I getting worse
science don't need me, I couldn't help it
science don't need me
am I getting worse
science don't need me, don't need me

VERSE:
so you say that it's taking over
and i say that i'm over it
you can take it anywhere from here
it's getting real it's getting 'round
taking out half the town
it never stops, i'll never stay and it makes me feel like...

science don't need me
am I getting worse
science don't need me, I couldn't help

Shake it up ma

Written By: Kim Jackson, Roy Jackson, Jan Jackson, Lea Jackson, Lee Jackson


INTRO
It’s strangely quiet
for the time of night
standing alone, lone, lone
Gonna run riot
stop the feeling inside
I feel low, low, low

You know you want it
You’re solid gold
You wanna get there but you take it all too far
Shake it up ma, Shake it up ma, Shake it up

CHORUS
Shake it up ma, shake it up ma, shake it up
Shake it up ma, shake it up ma, shake it up
That’s enough, huh? Shake it up ma – like you want

VERSE
I got myself a chaperone
She goes out on her own
Arms and legs are a blur
I wouldn’t tie a dog up next to her.

coming coming...
shaking shaking....
coming coming...
coming coming...shaking, shaking

CHORUS
Shake it up ma, shake it up ma, shake it up
Shake it up ma, shake it up ma, shake it up
That’s enough, huh? Shake it up ma – like you want

VERSE
All eyes hit the floor
I never really was sure, never was sure

So take it up
With my mum
Break a back
Shake it off
And take it down
To mama’s town
coming coming coming
shaking shaking shaking

CHORUS
Shake it up ma, shake it up ma, shake it up
Shake it up ma, shake it up ma, shake it up
That’s enough, huh? Shake it up ma – like you want
Shake it up ma, shake it up ma, shake it up
Shake it up ma, shake it up ma, shake it up
That’s enough, huh? Shake it up ma – like you want

Kicking and screaming

Written By: Kim Jackson, Roy Jackson, Jan Jackson, Lea Jackson, Lee Jackson

VERSE
One more tasteless bite
I better look nice, gotta look nice

All I want is my piece of peace of mind
a bit of love, a better life
someone on my side

I see you walking down a catwalk
Playing in a band
Thinking all the things I can do to change

CHORUS
Can't fight this feeling
Kicking and screaming
It's getting underneath my skin and into my bones
Just another day in a body on loan
And I've got to be alright

VERSE
Look here - come on
It's not like me to be like this
Help me if you can bear to look me up and down

We're looking to skinny
Playing all the games
Hoping they'll love us
Hoping they'll try

BRIDGE
And there's nothing I care to hear at all
Any words, from anyone

Discography

"Into the Woods" EP (release July 2006)
"The Sweet Side of Cider" EP (released Aug 2005)

TV:
National - MTV's "The Lair" featured two live shows, ABC (Rage), SBS (World Sport), Channel 10 (Video Hits), Channel V (Coke Live promo).
Locally - Channel 31, Southern Cross Network (QLD & NSW), community TV.

Radio Airplay:
Commercial - Triple M, Today FM, Hot91 FM (Sunshine coast).
Non-commercial - Triple J, FBi, 3RRR, 4ZZZ, PBS FM, Homebrew.
On-line radio - Various online radio stations and podcast stations.

PRINT MEDIA:
Major daily newspapers:
Sydney Morning Herald, MX (Syd), The Courier Mail (Qld), The Sun-Herald (Syd),
Major daily regional newspapers:
Gold Coast Bulletin (Qld), The Morning Bulletin (Qld), Geelong Advertiser (Vic), Port Macquarie News (NSW), Capricorn Coast Mirror (QLD)

Metropolitan and Regional weeklies
Hastings Happenings (NSW), City North News (Qld), Brisbane News (Qld), City News (Qld).

Street Press
QLD - Time off, Beat, Scene, Rave
NSW - The Brag, Drum Media
VIC - Inpress

Industry press: Music Network

WEB coverage:
Undercover.com.au, mediasearch.com.au, fasterlouder.com.au, themusic.com.au, dBMagazine.com.au, Vibewire.net, www.aussiexbox.com.au

Set List

***Arbitrary song list***

Shake it up ma
Kicking and Screaming
See me cry
21 Cups
Come and go like disco
Old dogs turn new tricks
Hot Hot
Science don't need me
Swallow
Who killed the love?
System Ready
Lady Vegemite
Hit and run
Into the Woods
Sven

Pass the pepper on
Sweet Valium High
Everyone will die young

Typical set list anywhere from 30min per set to a total of 1.5 hours