Machetes

Machetes

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"Earth-shattering, raucous post-punk work-out infusing elements of glam, early 90s riott girl, and the punk-spirit and dive-bomb energy of late 70's CBGBs. Full of sass and no-bullshit bravado--these ladies will remind you that the sleaze, danger, and flash, is not dead." - lonelyvagabond.exclaim.ca

Biography

Introducing Machetes:
"Rock and roll drenched by the scathing tongue of punk and post-punk passion.”

Machetes formed as if by fate, fueled by the common craving for excitement and creativity. A whirlwind of coincidences drew each member together, dragging them from their respective spaces in the wide music landscape of Toronto. The beginnings proved to be quite proliferating, as the girls’ unique and diverse musical backgrounds clashed and converged, creating a mosaic of sound and imagery that injects passion and drive back into the limp, sterile body of rock and roll.

The integrity and glamour of Machetes comes out in both the music and their show- it’s the love child conceived by a massive orgy of music that includes Siouxsie Sioux, Love and Rockets, Iggy Pop and Black Sabbath- and that’s just for starters. Influences range from art-rock to brit-pop, punk/post-punk to glam, each member contributing equally to the overall look and sound. Playing weekly to overcrowded underground clubs and attracting a diverse crowd of dedicated followers, their shows are a delicate blend of mayhem, beauty and aggression driven by powerfully delivered songs.

To date, Machetes have shared bills with Woodhands (sold out, debut show at the Wrongbar, Toronto), Born Ruffians, dd/mm/yyyy and Semi-Precious Weapons, while releasing their first E.P, Too Dirty to be a Rat, on Jan. 7. 2009, produced and recorded by Rob Sanzo (Signal-to-Noise Studios, Lioness, Controller.Controller and more...).

Machetes are managed by Roger O'Donnell (the Cure, & more...) -- Ten 55 Artist Management --- http://www.99songsoutof10.com/tenfiftyfive.html

Lyrics

Black Leather

Written By: Jen Simpson

You're so tragic.
You're so reckless.
Well, fantastic.
Fantastic!
I only want to see you in
Black Leather.
Black Leather!

Thin layered boy,
Your skin's not thick.
I've seen it rip up
Just like the others.
Here...There...Nowhere!
Black Leather!

You stick, you're sweet
like gasoline.
You charge my mind
like benzedrine.
You're smooth, you're cruel
When you're between me...now...

You're so hungry.
You're so wasting.
You're danger.
Such danger!
You only want to have me in
Black Leather.
Black Leather!

Thin layered boy,
You're not that sad.
I've seen you laughing
Just like the others.
You're...So...Ohhh...
Black Leather!

You stick, you're sweet
like gasoline.
You charge my mind
like benzedrine.
You're smooth, you're cruel
When you're between me...now...

You're the one who's vacant.
You're the one who's faking,
Aren't you?
You're the one who's vacant, yeah,
You're the one who's faking,
Aren't you?

Aren't you? Aren't you? Aren't you?

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.....

When you come on!
I can turn you on!.....

When you come on!.....

I can! I can! I can! I can!....

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah................then you're gone.

Ace

Written By: Simpson/DeVee

There's a crack
In your graces.
Which attracts
And then debases.
Do the others
Fall for this
Or is it only me?

When you taste
You're so tasteless.
You're trying
Just to be fateless while
Those who say
Said it only
To pass the time.

I'll second guess
To keep you mine.
But it's no use
You'll still decide.
You're changing me
For something
A little softer.

Sit back and watch this mess explode!
She's an Ace, or so I'm told.
Sit back and watch this mess explode!
She's an Ace, or so I'm told. Alright!

These set backs.
Back to basics.
My stands
And your traces.
Every other goes from
Here then they
Fade to black.

I'll make you weak.
Taste your weakness.
So why try
Just to beat this?
This is it.
You know you're
Just wasting time.

And then you'll try
To stay in line.
But there's no change
In your design.
I'm trading you
For something
A little stronger.

So sit back and watch this mess explode!
She's an Ace, or so I'm told.
Sit back and watch this mess explode!
She's an Ace, or so I'm told........

The Difference

Written By: Jen Simpson

Said your life's such a whore,
Well don't bore me the details.
Sick of taking your shit,
I watched all my ships sail.

And I'm so tired of you.
And I'm so tired of me.
I found no friend in you,
No space to breathe.

You're still raging inside of me.
You're near ending me.
Please, Please, Please...

Why don't you go fuck yourself up?
Why don't you go fuck yourself up?
Why don't you go fuck yourself up for good?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

You said I'm such a chore,
Can't afford to see me fail.
Well I don't need you one bit,
You're always up for sale.

Well, hell...
You're still raging inside of me.
You're near ending me.
Please, Please, Please....

Say you want something more.
You're not sure that I won't bail.
Sick of your jaded wit,
You're ego's much too pale.

And I'm so tired of you.
And I'm so tired of me.
I found no friend in you.
No space to breathe.

Well, hell...
You're still raging inside of me.
You're near ending me.
Please, Please, Please....

Why don't you go fuck yourself up?
Why don't you go fuck yourself up?
Why don't you go fuck yourself up for good?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-ha!

Schizo (The Young Undone)

Written By: Simpson/DeVee

The windows are cracked
and the sky's all grey.
The heater ain't working
and hasn't for days.
The clock's stuck on five.
Red lights these spaces.
Flash through the bedroom
on our pale faces.

Get through this.
Make you choose.
Everything or nothing to lose.
What they say, I'm feeling sick.
Dead head smoke
and an asphalt kiss...
ing in the closet.
He's screaming in the dark.
This party's never ending.
We are your Young Undone.
Young Undone....Yeah!
In the window stares the Queen.
I see her watch and watch
and watch me.

In line for the night.
All her yellow curls.
She struts through the street
still tangled in pearls.
He stole my best shoes,
she took my last twenty.
Wine's always flowing
but the fridge stays empty.

Get through this.
Make you choose.
Everything or nothing to lose.
What they say, I'm feeling sick.
Dead head smoke
and an asphalt kiss...
ing in the closet.
He's screaming in the dark.
This party's never ending.
We are your Young Undone!
In the window stares the Queen.
I see her watch and watch
and watch me....

Hear rain on the street.
Crawling in bed.
Forgetting the sound
of what some kid said.
He'll sing me a song.
Smoke under the sheets.
Then cover my lips
'til our laughter meets.

Get through this!
Make you choose!
Everything or nothing to lose!
What they say, I'm feeling sick.
Dead head smoke
and an asphalt kiss...
ing in the closet.
He's screaming in the dark!
This party's never ending.
We are you're Young Undone!
Young Undone... Yeah!
In the window stares the Queen.
I see her watch and watch
and watch me.
Get through this.
Make you choose.
Everything or nothing to lose.
What they say, I'm feeling sick.
Dead head smoke
and an asphalt kiss....

Fine Lines

Written By: Jen Simpson

Baby put away your blade.
You're poison enough.
Baby, why won't you stay?
You've hurt enough.
Lately the things you say
Don't mean that much.
Baby never thought to lose
His lover's touch.

Oooh la la la la la
Oooh la la la la la
Oooh la la la la...

It's a fine line you're walking on.
It's a fine line you're walking on.
It's a fine line you're walking on.

What's the loss of a lifetime?
No use in the truth.
I lost something deeper than you,
I slept through my youth.
Where did you bleed my lifeline?
All I had to lose.
We have never been strangers,
Tell me what's the use?

Oooh la la la la la
Oooh la la la la la
Oooh la la la la...

It's a fine line you're walking on.
It's a fine line you're walking on.
It's a fine line you're walking on.

Destruction in you,
Destruction in me.
Baby turns into something
I don't want to see.
Forgiveness for you
Means forgiveness in me.
Baby leaves me a sting.
I don't want to need.

Oooh la la la la la,
Oooh la la la la la,
Oooh la la la la...

It's a fine line you're walking on.
It's a fine line you're walking on.
It's a fine line you're walking on.

Baby, put away your blade.
You're poison enough.
Baby, why won't you stay?
You've hurt enough.
Lately the things you say
Don't mean that much.
Baby never thought to lose
His lover's touch.

Oooh la la la la la,
Oooh la la la la la,
Oooh la la la la....

Discography

"Too Dirty to be a Rat" E.P Release date: Jan.7.2009

"Machetes at NXNE '08" DVD released: Dec. '08.

Up Coming:
"Machetes Cabaret" the Motion Picture DVD
Release date: Feb. '09

Set List

Voodoo Boy
Ace
The Difference
Love in a Void (Siouxsie Sioux cover)
Fifi
First Love
Fine Lines
Ash
Filth
Schizo
Black Leather

Set time: 30 mins to 45 mins