Lost City Radio

Lost City Radio

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Massive choruses & rocking guitars meet electronic beats, twisted synths and bass-heavy grooves. Euphoric, catchy & addictive.

Biography

Lost City Radio are a 3 piece band based in and around Liverpool, England. Childhood friends John & Kev started the band after becoming bored with too many bands making turgid, static music. They decided to do something about it and make great tunes of their own. Tunes that reflected their love of house, hip-hop, techno & dub as well as rock & soul & that married their love of twisted loops, synths & beats to rocking guitars and catchy melodies. After spending ages writing tunes as a duo and getting to grips with technology another childhood friend Danny came on board on vocals to complete the line-up. Recent gigs & writing have been going from strength to strength - the band have headlined venues such as the Liverpool Barfly and O2 Academy to great reactions that have earned comparisons as diverse as early Pink Floyd through to Primal Scream and Depeche Mode.

Lyrics

Born For Better Things

Written By: John McDermott (Music by Lost City Radio)

Tried to find the beauty, the colour and the light
Need someone to save me wash the dirt from eyes
You got me holding on, holding on again

Life can still surprise you, don't see no end in sight
The walls you build around you they just keep you inside
You got me holding on, holding on again

I just wanna save you (x2)
From me....

Future be decided in the blink of an eye, hanging in the balance do we sink or fly
You got me holding on, holding on again

I just wanna save you (x2)
From me...

Stay Here

Written By: John McDermott (Music - Lost City Radio)

I know it's hard to believe when everyone you need walks away
The light just fades to darker shades, it never stays
But people regret the words left unsaid
Chances that we never took
Drain your soul, take their toll
Will things ever change...

So stay here
Be near
Don't fear a thing
We've come through it all and it's good to be alive

They crushed your beliefs and jumped on your dreams every day
But in your soul you're not alone, keep sailing home
Look up to the skies, wipe tears from your eyes, come and join me by my side
Anger fades while hope remains, our day's gonna come

So stay here
Be near
Don't fear a thing
We've come through it all and it's good to be alive
We'll be set free with everything we need
We've come through it all and it's good to be alive

Life Keeps Changing

Written By: John McDermott (Music - McDermott/Scott)

Come and break the chains that hold you back today
Don't you shudder at the words you never meant to say

Life keeps changing, rearranging
Now I can't go home again

Don't be beaten by the worry and the pain
Keep believing and then something good will come your way

Life keeps changing, rearranging
Now I can't go home again

I hope you still remember
The things that last forever
They're never gonna burn out
Never fade away
And when the sun is shining on all the bells that chime here
We'll know we did the right thing there's nothing to regret

Don't be beaten by the worry and the pain
Keep believing and then something good will come your way

Life keeps changing, rearranging
Now I can't go home again

I hope you still remember
The things that last forever
They're never gonna burn out
Never fade away
And when the sun is shining on all the bells that chime here
We'll know we did the right thing there's nothing to regret

Cable Street

Written By: John McDermott (Music - Lost City Radio)

We'll be exactly where you left us the last time
Won't be hard to find, won't be hard to find
And when the sun gives up and falls behind the rooftops we'll be out of mind
Furthest from your mind

And the wise they cry 'give up the fight'
Cos all the souls who lost their faith have sailed away
But your eyes tell me we're still alive
And I feel the fires raging in your soul

Your morning view again shines light upon the lowlives
Keep within the lines, keep within the lines
And when the moment comes to crucify the guilty
We'll have bided time, won't be far behind

And the wise they cry 'give up the fight'
Cos all the souls who lost their faith have sailed away
But your eyes tell me we're still alive
And I feel the fires raging in your soul

Change The World

Written By: John McDermott (Music - Lost City Radio)

Tonight make me dream of something, dream of something good
Tonight when our worlds collide desire burns my mind

But the path that you lead is too dark for me to see and I'm getting older and I'm losing time
And if the pain that you breed is the price of being free then I'll walk away now and I'll close my mind

Tonight make me dream of something, dream of something good
Tonight when our worlds collide desire burns my mind

But the path that you lead is too dark for me to see and I'm getting older and I'm losing time
And if the pain that you breed is the price of being free then I'll walk away now and I'll close my mind

I don't feel the same way now
Tonight's gonna change the world somehow
And if you feel the same, change the world with me
I won't wait til lights go out, there's no time for us to doubt
That we feel the same, so change the world with me

We Can't Wait Forever

Written By: John McDermott (Music - Lost City Radio)

Come with me into the night
Lose ourselves in taxi lights
Good to go, there's no way back
All night long, this is our time

Cos I can feel you near to me
Exploding with this energy
Time to get ourselves together

We can't forever
Need to know we're living
Need to find it now

Discography

www.myspace.com/lostcityradioband

No official releases as yet, however, you can hear the band's demos on the myspace page listed above.

Set List

Typical set list is 7 songs, clocks in at around 40mins (although we have enough material to play for around 1 hour, most slots so far have been limited to 40mins).

1) We Can't Wait Forever
2) Cable Street
3) Life Keeps Changing
4) Stay Here
5) Born For Better Things
6) Change The World
7) Need You Now