Nerine

Nerine

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Nerine are a dynamic, modern rock five-piece, whose energy and creativity is best displayed in their high-octane live performances.

Biography

Ten years after their first tentative steps ay creating credible music, Nerine are now establishing a strong reputation for themselves in many different parts of the country.

Based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, the five piece outfit have built up a loyal following. Founding members James Stamp, Stuart Carr & Garry Sharp have been joined more recently by new recruits Lee Batiuk and Rob Howman. The result is a dynamic sound that combines a compositional complexity with a raw and hard edge.

Shallow (released Dec 2003), the follow-up to the band's 2000 release Third Man, meets the high standard set by its predecessor, through lively, introspective songs Shallow, Lost Alone, Blind & Voices. As a live act, the band have built up their following by playing high octane sets at venues such as Fulham, Norwich, Northampton, Lincoln & Cambridge.

A dedicated and serious approch to their music is set aside when, in any spare time, the band pursue interests such as snowboarding and surfing.

Lyrics

Shallow

Written By: Nerine

Welcome to this shallow life
Of attractive unhappiness
My heart and my tongue are whipping words
A cry out for help can be heard.
Shuffle yourself further down
I’m tired of hiding.
Calling a saviour, see me blind
And the blame my friend.

She now offers me the past
Dissected and broken>
Look inside now to find new life
Driven on only by the thought of a …

Just dying here,
Just lying here.
Trampled in this leathered skin.

Is that all that I am?
Holding all that have.
This is all that I am.

Just dying here,
Just lying here.
Trampled in this leathered skin.

Is that all that I am?
Holding all that have.
This is all that I am.

Waiting for a starlight.

Blind

Written By: Nerine

Red green blue to black, it’s coming back, to me
I never thought that I would ever get to be, me
It’s coming back today what fucking went away
It’s coming back to me
Now I can say that I have found a way
Forward to

A better life
Ahead in the distance
And in this life
I was made to make a difference

Make a choice that’s your right
I passed on mine, thinking I was Blind
I’m coming back again you’ll never understand
Where I have been
Took me years to realise that I never had to find
What was already

A better life
Ahead in the distance
And in this life
I was made to make a difference

Seems I was blind to a better life x 2

Voices

Written By: Nerine

I’m not like you, I never will be
I’m happy to believe the best is yet to come
I’m still alive, I’m a better breather
My body fences in all that lies inside
My past is laid for all to see
The voices in my head never fade

Don’t throw your life away
There’s nothing left to say
It’s not that bright on the other side of life
So why are you rushing there?

I will paint I’ll paint a future
A landscape of reality where we all live in fear
I’m not like you I never will be
I’m happy to believe the best is yet to come.

I welcomed you in hoping that you would keep
My fears from me
But the silent voices they never let up
I welcomed you in hoping that you would try to
Understand me
Now I’m alone with nothing left to believe in.

Don’t throw your life away
There’s nothing left to say
It’s not that bright on the other side of life
So why are you rushing there?

Discography

Thirdman EP - Released 2000
Shallow EP - Released December 2003

Samples of all tracks can be found on our website.

Set List

Our set is 100% original material, our set can last upto 90 minutes but we normally play between 30 & 45 minutes.

Our songs are:
Seek the Truth
I.M.E.
Blind
Fine Lines
Lost Alone
These Hands
Shallow
Voices
The Real
Alligator Psycopath
Pure
Looking Back
Bring me Back
Strapped & Blown
Man Garden