Martyrs

Martyrs

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Take the sex appeal and swagger of the Rolling Stones and the howl of the White Stripes. Martyrs are born. Ready to shake it?

Biography

In one short year, Martyrs have wasted no time making their presence known in the modern music scene. Self-recording and releasing their 12 song album, this garage rock trio is quickly causing heads to turn and hips to shake with their unique blend of intense rock and roll, quickly winning the ears and hearts of most who hear.

The music itself can best be described as a mixture of the melodic charm of the Beatles, the intense push and shove of the Stooges with the Swagger and sex appeal of the Rolling Stones. With their look, style, attitude and raw talent, it can be said that this trio is the next generation of rock and roll.

While the music is impressive and mature, is comes as more of a shock that chief songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Kyle Nicolaides is a newly turned 19.

In spite of this, Martyrs have already shared the stage with punk legends the New York Dolls, Apple Corp. royalty Badfinger, and modern day bands Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Band of Skulls.

They have also won the respect of legend, Alan Niven, former manger of Guns'n'Roses who called Martyrs debut "brilliant!", and is an avid fan.

In addition to this, in 2009, they headlined Santa Barbara's 40 year traditional week-long festival, Fiesta, and performed at the first New Noise Conference and Festival, which featured such artists like Jack Johnson and Michael Franti.

They were also hand picked by Marko of Sugarcult to perform on his online TV show, Raw Rhythms, featured on theStream.tv.

In order to truly understand the raw talent and energy of this young trio, however, one needs to attend their live show, which can be considered an emotionally intense and unique experience. A rock and roll revival.

You might need a ten minute break after listening to the songs. Yeah right?

Lyrics

Sweet Girl

Written By: Kyle Nicolaides

I wish I was a surgeon
So I could rip your heart right open
And I could find the spot which broke me
And I would tear it out
And make you my sweet sweet girl

Monica's not the type to get down on her knees
But when a boy comes around with a cute face
She'll do what he please

I wish I was a surgeon
So I could rip your heart right open
And I could find the spot which broke me
And I would tear it out
And make you my sweet sweet girl

Madeline's not the type to give her heart away
So when the boys line up
That girl she likes to tease and play

I want a sweet sweet
I want a sweet sweet girl

Shooting Star

Written By: Kyle Nicolaides

Let down your hair for me
Set my soul free
Turn my love on fire
Become my one desire
In the falling rain
I see your face again
It's calling out to me
I like what I see

(Chorus)
You're my, Shooting Star
Take me away
You're my, Shooting Star
I got time to play

With your hypnic grove
Oh child the way you move
It makes me fall for you
And want to ball
And your mystic curves
Its how the world it turns
The waves of the universe
Have got nothing on your curves

(Chorus)
You're my, Shooting Star
Take me away
You're my, Shooting Star
I got time to play

And your cosmic lips
It makes my body twitch
It makes my hands shiver
And the earth quiver
And the midnight tide
Standing by your side
Watch the ocean sway
Til the break of day

Tales of A Humble Man

Written By: Kyle Nicolaides

All I needed was a cup of water
You gave me the ocean and said drink
All I said was that I was tired
You gave me a bed and whispered sleep

You're the most beautiful person I know
I'm glad you know me

Sometime it feels as though
That the world digs me a hole
They step behind my back
And they push me into the black
My life becomes a haze
As I fall for days
What gets me through
Is knowing
That one day
I might have you

You asked if I lonely
I said yes, and you spent the day with me
All I needed was a hello
And you wrapped your arms around me

You're the most beautiful person I know
I'm glad you know me

Sometime it feels as though
That the world digs me a hole
They step behind my back
And they push me into the black
My life becomes a haze
As I fall for days
What gets me through
Is knowing
That one day
I might have you

In my life
There's no sunshine
You're my love
You're my love

Discography

Debut LP MARTYRS released April 2009

Set List

Set list can range from 30 minutes-1 hour, depending on the venue requirements.

Original Music:
Sweet Girl
Don't Break Me Down
Tess
Cigarette
Love Mangled Heart
Missy Miss
Revelation Revelation
You're Electric
Exodus
Shooting Star
Howl

Covers:
I Saw Her Standing There-The Beatles
Kick Out The Jams-The MC5
Blue Orchid-The White Stripes