Kristy London and The Other Halves

Kristy London and The Other Halves

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– Kristy London & The Other Halves are a Brisbane based 4 piece. Kristy’s soulful vocals are mixed effortlessly with the pop rock energy of the music. Recently released their 2nd EP 'Love Will Remain'. www.myspace.com/kristylondonandtheotherhalves

Biography

After a formative 2007 on stage and in the studio, Brisbane four-piece Kristy London & The Other Halves release their sterling new EP ‘Love Will Remain’.

Rave Magazine named the EP Single of the week and disclosed grandly to its readers that
“Heartbreak never felt so good”.
In between the pop rock energy of Love Will Remain, Gorgeous and Obvious lies one of the stand out tracks on the record, “You Said”.
“‘You Said’ is a beautiful folk ballad featuring wonderful banjo backing and melodica interludes” (Time Off)
It provides a taste into the softer acoustic side of the bands songwriting and has been made into the bands first film clip that features Kristy and a vintage Holden looking stunning.

The 4 piece consists of members from all over Australia and the world. Drummer Joachim Alfheim travelled from Norway to Australia to study music 7 year ago, and never left. Together with local Brisbane boy Pete Jones on bass and samples, they form the core of the rhythm section.

Local radio play has fallen into place since the release.
4Zzz fm announced ‘Love Will Remain’ as the most played album in their Top 20 Chart week ending March 8.

A headline EP Launch show at the Troubadour SAT March 8th saw crowds come and gather to hear the EP represented in the live setting.
Kristy and the band are no strangers to the stage; they draw on their combined experience in live performance to put on a good show everytime.
When they supported Kate Miller Heidke at The Globe late 2007 they were described as,
“a tight ensemble with the ability to provide a solid accompaniment to London’s emotive and soulful songs about love and lust and all the things in between”. (Rave magazine)
Kristy’s sultry vocal and performance style is highlighted by the talents of The Other Halves, Pete Jones ( Bass) Mark Angel (guitar) Joachim Alfeim (drums) as noted when they played alongside Old Man River at the Zoo OCT 2007,
“The reflective sounds the Other Halves create early on complement her mellow, dusky voice” (Faster Louder.com)

Lyrics

The Boat Song

Written By: Kristy London

I said I'd ride on this boat with you
You said you had a ticket for two
Two friends with a place to go
Somewhere differenet over the rainbow
With packed bags and opened eyes
We push away and then I know it's time

To float out of here
Like bubbles in the air
With foot prints in the sand
We're drifting away from solid land

I've been afraid of the water
For long its frightened my soul
You came and brightened my torture
I'm tied up with your velvet strings
You bring me calm in the caos
You set me free and draw me back again

Let's float out of here......

I've blown this kiss
I've waved goodbye
I held my breathe
And took this ride
The waters deep under you and I
But now I'm happy to

Float out of here like bubbles in the air
With foot prints in the sand
We're drifting away from solid land

Not Just For Today

Written By: Kristy London

He said he’d walk the line but he wouldn’t run
His fingers clenching tight to a loaded gun
Even if he saved all his pennies for a rainy day
The distance from the cravings and the emptiness you can’t BUY

He walks slowly
Knowing only
He’s in the dark but on his way
Play time is over
But when will he say?
Not just for today

He started something young and then he couldn’t stop
Realizing now that he was someone he was not
There’s something missing he can’t put his finger on
A thread of life has snapped and left him FLAT AND TORN

He walks slowly
Knowing only
He’s in the dark but on his way
Play time is over
But when will he say?
Not just for today

Addiction holds you close like a friend or love
Then numbs you from the truth of what you really want
What do you want?

He walks slowly
Knowing only
He’s in the dark but on his way
Play time is over
But when will he say?
Not just for today

Gorgeous

Written By: Kristy London and The Other Halves

Gorgeous
Kristy London & The Other Halves © 2007

If you were a radio station I’d turn you on
If you were a colour you’d be my favourite one
If you were a glass of champagne you'd be French
Because of your original ways
They blow my mind every time

Gorgeous feelings
Take me up and leave me floating in the clouds
I am lost in loving in you
But when I look into your eyes
I’m home

You’re not just a smile in my path
You’re a sweet scent in a warm bath
You’re a picture on my wall
I sit and stare but it never will fall
It stands to strong to ever come down

Gorgeous feelings
Take me up and leave me floating in the clouds
I am lost in loving in you
But when I look into your eyes
I’m home

You have put your hooks in me
And I can’t take them out now
And I hold you closer
Than I ever have anyone before

Gorgeous feelings
Take me up and leave me floating in the clouds
I am lost in loving in you
But when I look into your eyes
I’m home

When I look into your eyes I’m home


You and Me

Written By: Kristy London

You and me could take a ride to the stars.
I got a warm feeling close to my heart.
And I won't...
Let you go.

I'll hold you tight
I'll hold you
Together we'll always be.

You and me could go for tea tonite.
We could draw some flowers with our hands in the sky.
And if you want, I will run.

I'll hold you tight.
I'll hold you
Together just you and me.

And even if it floods so we can't stand
we can build a boat and float to
a faraway land.

Together.

Together just you and me.

I'll hold you tight
I'll hold you.

Together just you and me
Together we'll always be
Together just you and me.

You and me could take a ride to the stars.

Already There

Written By: Kristy London

Your eyes kept long stares,
at white walls and ceiling fans.
Late nights spent watching TV shows alone.

Now that you're falling in love,
Can you see what I meant all along.
Now that you're standing here, right here infront of me.
Can you see, that I was already there.

I always knew that you weren't really
angry at me.
It was just that you were lost.

Now that you're falling in love,
can you see what I meant all along.
Now that you're standing here, right here in front of me.

And it happened so fast,
You took that ultimate chance.
And there's more to come,
so don't slow down.

Now that you're falling in love,
can you see what I meant all along.
Now that you're standing here, right here in front of me.

Love Will Remain

Written By: Kristy London

Naked and broken my skin is brusied and bare.
Feeling the cold, left undesired in fear.
Scratching the surface, aching to feel whats real.
A thought left disguised could bring down a heart and change the way I feel.

I'll sit and wait,
Love Will Remain
A lasting fate.
This boy and this girl,
will dance and kiss.
Hate stones will be thrown but miss.

The honeymoons over faded away in time.
Don't say you're here, only because you're mine.
Feelings lay dormant swimming around my soul
Dealing with distance from intimate scenes that made me whole.

I'll sit and wait,
Love Will Remain
A lasting fate.
This boy and this girl,
will dance and kiss.
Hate stones will be thrown but miss.

You Said

Written By: Kristy London

You said we would be together
In this flood and stormy weather
Water will flow beside us
Floating hearts will guide us….. you said

There are some things that I can change
But that day is out of my range
We were rushing around to go
To a shop that was almost closed….. you said

The one thing that we couldn’t know
Was that the sidewalk would become the road
That car came out so fast
Why didn’t it just drive past…. you said

It hit you hard while you were walking
I saw you fall while we were talking
Then you laid there dead
I though I was mistaken…. because

You said we would be together
In this flood and stormy weather
Water will flow beside us
Floating hearts will guide us….. you said

Obvious

Written By: Kristy London

You're not my quick fix dear.
I'm not your magazine.
All that I ever was, was a pretty face.
I couldn't keep it up, I couldn't win that race.

I would rather be abandoned,
The on hold or in a line
For your time, I never want to be that blind.

The lonely nights,
When my eyes start to cry.
Will fall away,
And you will mean nothing to me again.

I'm not your fairytale,
You're not my fantasy
I could keep going on, indifferent in my ways
But that won't last for long
I know I've lived those days.
Life is not always that obvious
A hand held out for you to hold,
could pull you in or push you down.
You never know.

The lonely nights,
When my eyes start to cry.
They fall away,
and you will mean nothing to me again.

It's not quite clear
Green eyes and red lights
They still haunt my mind.
And I can't rewind.

The lonely nights
when my eyes start to cry
They fall away,
and you will mean nothing to me again.

Discography

Love Will Remain (EP) released March 2008. Enjoying high rotation on 4zzzfm Brisbane.

Hearts was released in July 2006.

Beuatiful Surprise and The Boat Song have recently made it into the triple j unearthed top 100 chart.

The Title Track, Beautiful Surprise has recieved airplay on local Brisbane station 4ZzZ.

Hearts has been added to the Night Life playlist accross venues everywhere