Neighbours

Neighbours

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Neighbours is a four-piece from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that pays soul-infused rock music. The band combines a modern take on the Tamla-Motown tradition with a love of '60s guitar pop and British riff-rock. Debut LP on Get Hip Recordings, "Prime Numbers," available now!

Biography

None of the members of Neighbours has a synth-pop side project. You can’t really define the band’s music as a subgenre or a this-wave or that-core. The four-piece basically just plays rock ‘n’ roll.

That’s not to say they’re scornful of new music. The band just draws influences from further back: Motown soul. The Beach Boys. Elvis Costello. The Jam.

The threads that tie it all together: Melody and respect for the form of a good pop song.

Neighbours played their first show in July 2010 and quickly became a go-to band for area venues and promoters, playing several sold-out rooms and opening for national acts like Mike Watt and Paul Collins Beat. They have been a featured band at local radio station WYEP's Holiday Hootenanny concert and were selected as the spotlight local opener at the station's annual summer music festival, which fills Pittsburgh's Schenley Plaza each June.

With a Get Hip 7-inch single behind them and a new full-length CD, Neighbours is primed to make an even bigger splash in Pittsburgh and beyond. These records share and showcase the definitive attributes that make Neighbours exactly what they are: a band focused on sincerity, melody and fun!

Lyrics

Real Talk

Written By: Reilly/Cunningham

Lovingly you took my hand
Gave me true affection, told me that I needn’t be a lonely man
Helplessly I fell for you
Dreamt of our new future, made my plans around all that we’d do
Suddenly you changed your mind
With one cold stare and not a care you turned and left me far behind
Grudgingly I must concede
That I have to move onward though I know you’re my life’s only need

(So much of what you had was good)
You know I know it’s true
(You did the very best you could)
Well won’t somebody please explain to me
Why every night I like awake and only blame myself
And I can’t take our pictures or my dreams down from the shelf?

Boldly girl you said to me
That I deserve someone who could be more than you could ever be
Respectfully I disagree
‘Cause everything I wanted’s standing here two feet in front of me

(You’ll find someone to love you true)
But now girl that’s what you used to do
(You’ll recognize her when you do)
Well darling let me look into your crystal ball
‘Cause how can I expect to fall in love with someone new
When everything I’ve ever known of love’s wrapped up in you?

(There’s another train that’s gonna come)
(There’s another train that’s gonna come)

No longer will I linger for your tender loving touch
No longer will I let you utilize me as a crutch
This time I’m gonna keep my head up high and take a walk
And that’s real talk

(So much of what you had was good)
You know I know it’s true
(You did the very best you could)
Well won’t somebody please explain to me
Why every night I like awake and only blame myself
Yeah, yeah

(There’s another train that’s gonna come)
(There’s another train that’s gonna come)

‘Cause all the time I always pined to do my best by you
And you refused but I won’t lose I’m gonna see this through
Gonna give my love to someone else and never ever balk
And that’s real talk

Reminder

Written By: Cunningham

I want you to be reminded of me baby
I want you to be haunted by my smile
Every time you say a line I already said it
My loving’s on your mind although you’d sooner forget it
I weigh on your conscience and you can’t move on since you left me here

I want you to be reminded of me baby, yeah
Can’t you see these memories won’t fade
Every day you pray you’ll get a case of amnesia
But you know I’m the only one who really can please ya
As long as I am here these memories will be here to stay

Every time that you think you’ve
Put it behind you
Something creeps up babe
And starts to remind you
The way I held your little hand late at night
The way I kissed you in the dark
You’re never going to erase it
I guess you’ll just have to face it

Every time you say a line I already said it
My loving’s on your mind although you’d sooner forget it
When you’re playing Yahtzee my memory will not be denied

I think I’m gonna remind you

Fun

Written By: Reilly/Cunningham

I don’t know what genius is
But I know that I ain’t one
‘Cause every day I work myself to death
With barely a chance to catch my breath
Geniuses are lauded for their contributions made
But my only contribution
Is my daily corporate prostitution
But when I think I can’t be bothered
Inspiration is quickly fathered
By desperation
So I’m gonna have my fun

I don’t know what loving is
But I know I ain’t be done
By anyone I truly care about
And my capacity for love’s in doubt
Lovers shed their secrets to be open with their mates
But I know deep in my heart
That sincerity is a long lost art
Instead true lies are our inventions
Rough roads paved with good intentions
Look out for Number One
And have your fun

Now I’m not advocating
That you don’t care for others around
But deny your feelings forever baby
Pretty soon you’ll be six feet underground
And that ain’t fun

Never been to a marathon
And I know that I can’t run
‘Cause this life’s a sprint baby
And if you go to slow gonna drive you crazy
When a long, long road becomes a short track
You’d best preemptively attack
‘Cause life could soon be done
So have your fun

Any Time of the Year

Written By: Cunningham

Winter, spring, summer, and fall babe
Any old time of the year
No matter the season you’ll be the reason I love
So take my hand and say you’ll be here

Winter, spring, summer, and fall babe
Never will gray skies appear
No matter the weather we’ll be together
And I’ll be warm inside as long as you’re near

When I was lonely, you know I felt cold deep inside
But then you shone your love upon me
And with you I surely will abide
And I know I can always count on you
To be my strength and my foundation
Come on baby let me show you my admiration

Winter, spring, summer, and fall babe
Any old time of the year
No matter the season you’ll be the reason I love
So take my hand and say you’ll be here

Winter, spring, summer, and fall babe
Never will gray skies appear
No matter the weather we’ll be together
And I’ll be warm inside as long as you’re near

Every summer, you know I start rolling up my sleeves
But your affection brings me comfort
Like an early evening ocean breeze
And I know I can always count on you
To be my strength and my foundation
Come on baby let me show you my adoration

Winter, spring, summer, and fall babe
Any old time of the year
No matter the season you’ll be the reason I love
So take my hand and say you’ll be here

Winter, spring, summer, and fall babe
Never will gray skies appear
No matter the weather we’ll be together
And I’ll be warm inside as long as you’re near

Discography

Neighbours (EP) - 2011 (Self-released)

"Real Talk" b/w "Without You" (7-inch vinyl) - 2012 (Get Hip Recordings - GH-256)

Prime Numbers (LP) - 2013 (Get Hip Recordings - GH-1165)