Medollic

Medollic

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
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Medollic is the unexpected hook that grabs you by your shirt collar and lifts you, in the very moment you resign yourself to darkness. Female vocals, alt rock vibe. Intelligent, innately listenable, insatiably moreish. Visit http://www.medollic.com/

Biography

"Once upon a time in the Land of the Long White Cloud, at the very bottom of the world, there lived a girl with a guitar and a vivid imagination. She painted her days and wrote her nights into songs, poems and stories. She built her world in the space between dreams and real life as she knew it. One day upon her travels she met two boys, one with a room filled with wondrous musical instruments and hands that knew how to play them, and the other with a simple pair of wooden sticks with which he could spark a rhythm that made the world turn in time. She laughed at them, because she thought they were both wonderful! She began to speak to them of ‘melodic’ things, but in haste her lips tripped on the word, and what fell out instead was Medollic..."

Medollic is Lix Bacskay, James North and Steve Pope. In 2007, with a handful of songs and guitars in tow, Lix moved from New Zealand to Brisbane, Australia where she, James and Steve began arranging, recording and writing more of what would become Medollic’s debut 10 track album, ‘Dollhouse’.

Medollic is one of those rare equations that’s as much about chemistry as it is mathematics. Multi-instrumentalist producer James tracked and produced the entire album in his studio in Brisbane. James is responsible for the Dollhouse album arrangements, parts and performance of electric and acoustic guitar, bass, keys and percussion. Lyricist Lix takes care of the vocal melodies, sharing the composing duties with James, and opportunely the band as a whole. Steve crafts the unique rhythmic personality for every song and his creativity as a drummer plays a pivotal role in Medollic’s sound.

In 2009 Medollic was selected from bands all around the world to win a mastering package for their album from Independent Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee. In mid 2010, on the strength of the Dollhouse album, Medollic reached #1 on the MySpace Australia Indie charts, won the SonicBids stipend for City Showcase (UK/NZ) and after their performance, went on to be Sonicbids' Indie Pick of the Week (13/12/2010). Dollhouse has received rave reviews from Paige X. Cho (reviewer for FasterLouder.com.au, MTV, Rollingstone AU), Nimrodstreet.com (Florida, USA), Audicaocritica.com.br (BRAZIL), IndependentMediaMag.com (NYC, USA) and Mojoradio.us (USA) where tracks from the album are on regular rotation.

Lyrics

Black Begins

Written By: Lix Bacskay

Black Begins
Music by James North & Lix Bacskay. Words by Lix Bacskay © March 2008.

When black begins
And breathing in and out sets in
I don't know where you came from
I just know that you're gone

Pistol in my mind
I found you
Holding up the light
I found you
Water in your eyes

But tonight
We'll lay it on, we'll light it up, we'll bring it back...
Tonight
We'll lay it on, we'll light it up, we'll bring it back to life

When truth descends
And beating of this pulse kicks in
Can't recall how it started
I think I know how it ends

Pistol in my mind
I found you
Holding up the light
I found you
Water in your eyes

But tonight
We'll lay it on, we'll light it up, we'll bring it back...
Tonight
We'll lay it on, we'll light it up, we'll bring it back to life

When seconds turn
Into years and then the lifetimes burn
I saw your beacon in the dying dawn
I woke up with my best dress on

Pistol in my mind
I found you
Black begins the night
I found you
Holding up the light
I found you
Water in your eyes

But tonight
We'll lay it on, we'll light it up, we'll bring it back...
Tonight
We'll lay it on, we'll light it up, we'll bring it back...
Tonight
We'll lay it on, we'll light it up, we'll bring it back...
Tonight
We'll lay it on, we'll light it up, we'll bring it back to life

Pieces

Written By: Lix Bacskay

Pieces
Music by James North & Lix Bacskay. Words by Lix Bacskay. © May 2009

Pieces of words
Not like karaoke
Phasers fire
But we're above the atmo

And if...

I could build a city with you
There wouldn't be a sound
But for the air breathing in and out
Like new

And...

I would die
Just for a moment
If you were at my side
I would fight
Upside of day break
To keep the night alive

Pieces of life
Not unlike silence
Punches fly
But we're above the violence

And if...

I could build a riddle for you
There wouldn't be a rhyme
But for the air breathing in and out
Like new

And...

I would die
Just for a moment
If you were at my side
I would fight
Upside of day break
To keep the night alive

I would die
Just for a moment
If you were at my side
I would fight
Upside of day break
To keep the night alive

Kabuki

Written By: Words by Lix Bacskay. Music by James North & Steve Pope. © June 2009

Scientists all in a row
Lily white coats in stereo
Counting lights and frequencies
Confining supernovas burning up the night when you're with me

I blew away
there was a white light
An open door
but it was alright
You were the news
some kind of symmetry
I was the drama
Kabuki theatre comedy
A painted face
beneath the spotlight
An open book
Could read you all night
You were the news
some kind of symmetry
I was the drama
The in between

Journalist at the window
Filing cabinets, radio
Marking words in dictionaries
To write a story on the way you look when you're with me

I blew away
there was a white light
An open door
but it was alright
You were the news
some kind of symmetry
I was the drama
Kabuki theatre comedy
A painted face
beneath the spotlight
An open book
Could read you all night
You were the news
some kind of symmetry
I was the drama
The in between...

I blew away
There was a white light
An open door
But it was alright
You were the news
Some kind of symmetry
I was the drama
Kabuki theatre comedy
A painted face
Beneath the spotlight
An open book
Could read you all night
You were the news
Some kind of symmetry
I was the drama
Kabuki theatre comedy

Fable

Written By: Words and music by Lix Bacskay © December 2006

I am a Mustang and my wheels are spinning in the dusty dirt
I am a shiny thing of power, useful goodness and of worth
I am freedom from a stationary life and from the hurt
I am what separates the dream from the machine, I am her

I am her

I am the keys in the ignition of revolution's birth
I am the smell of oil and leather, the metaphor of verse
I am the rumble of the righteous, I am voices unrehearsed
I am the life inside the living and the souls of all who were

I am her

I am a dealer of desires beneath the bedclothes of unrest
I am a grand excuse for conflict, an amendment to the first
I am religion in the absence of the thought of something worse
I am unleaded and unburdened of the future, I am her

I am her

I am the excess of a generation lost without the earth
I am the ancient fire still burning in the bellies of the cursed
I'll drain the oceans and the deserts as they supplement my thirst
I am the blind man's cane, the headless horseman and the hearse

I am her

I am a Mustang and my wheels are spinning in the dusty dirt
I am a shiny thing of power, useful goodness and of worth
I am freedom from a stationary life and from the hurt
I am what seperates the dream from the machine, I am her

I am her

Human

Written By: Words & Music by Lix Bacskay © February 2007

I’m so human
I live my life online
I got my skin on backwards
I’m on the wire

I’ve been hoping
For a singular line
I’ve been waiting for the system
To click and rewind

I got two strong hands, if you fetch me a nail
I got long toes and a twist in my tail
But I, can’t do nothing ‘bout this jones for you
I’m so human, I’m so human for you

City streets talk to me like they know my disease
Human heat running through me ...running through me
I feel the sweet sensation of your heart beat
Running through me at velocity

I’m just a shiver
On the tip of your tongue
I’m a word unspoken
Where a deadline belongs

And if you break it
Before the morning comes
Illegal operation
Won’t you click and be done

I got two sharp eyes like there’s nowhere to hide
I got two of every animal and one locked inside
But I can’t do nothing ‘bout this jones for you
I’m so human, I’m so human for you

City streets talk to me like they know my disease
Human heat running through me ...running through me
I feel the sweet sensation of your heart beat
Running through me at velocity (...I feel your heart beat)

I’m illusion
I’m your shoelace untied
I’m the Sweet Caroline
to your Hot August Night

I’m the neon
In your Tokyo sky
I’m the rain that escapes
As the sunlight arrives

I got two for the show and there’s no way to know
I got three to get ready and nowhere to go
‘Cause I, can’t do nothing ‘bout this jones for you
I’m so human, I’m so human for you

City streets talk to me like they know my disease
Human heat running through me ...running through me
I feel the sweet sensation of your heart beat
Running through me....
City streets talk to me like they know my disease
Human heat running through me ...running through me
I feel the sweet sensation of your heart beat
Running through me at velocity

Fable

Written By: Lix Bacskay

(NB. Music for the Earth - 'Fable' is a song inspired by by the documentary "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream". The lyrics are a fable for environmental change and the necessary societal metamorphosis that must accompany it. This concept peaks in verse 4.)

I am a Mustang and my wheels are spinning in the dusty dirt
I am a shiny thing of power, useful goodness and of worth
I am freedom from a stationary life and from the hurt
I am what separates the dream from the machine, I am her

I am her

I am the keys in the ignition of revolution's birth
I am the smell of oil and leather, the metaphor of verse
I am the rumble of the righteous, I am voices unrehearsed
I am the life inside the living and the souls of all who were

I am her

I am a dealer of desires beneath the bedclothes of unrest
I am a grand excuse for conflict, an amendment to the first
I am religion in the absence of the thought of something worse
I am unleaded and unburdened of the future, I am her

I am her

I am the excess of a generation lost without the earth
I am the ancient fire still burning in the bellies of the cursed
I'll drain the oceans and the deserts as they supplement my thirst
I am the blind man's cane, the headless horseman and the hearse

I am her

I am a Mustang and my wheels are spinning in the dusty dirt
I am a shiny thing of power, useful goodness and of worth
I am freedom from a stationary life and from the hurt
I am what seperates the dream from the machine, I am her

I am her

Discography

Dollhouse (album) 2010

Set List

All original