null hype

null hype

BandAlternativeRock

G'n'R meets Foo Fighters; Lolita meets Conan the Barbarian; Stanley Kubrick meets Jerry Bruckheimer

Biography

"Like Weezer, but more serious". "A great pop feel and familiarity". "An ethereal feel; artistic lyrics & floating melodies."

This is how some describe the sound of Null Hype, a sort of musical alter-ego of guitarist/singer Daniel Quinlan. Seductive in one song and filled with raw power in the next, Null Hype excels at capturing the dynamics of emotion.

With such influences as Foo Fighters and Stone Temple Pilots, Null Hype blends stubborn rhythms with emotive guitar. Quinlan's thoughtful (& often brooding) lyrics are delivered in hazy and hooky melodies.

In November of 2006, Quinlan recruited experimental/noise/avant-garde musicians Chris Mailhot (drums) and Nayte Wilson (bass) to record Null Hype's debut EP "When You're Dreaming".

Lyrics

When You're Dreaming

Written By: dan quinlan

this is my last will, my dying words to you; before i'm blind and flying towards and through the shining sun that reigns over the tops of trees, dead from disease, with limbs once strong now weak and gone...

please don't release me from this place
and please don't let loose the bonds of your embrace,
if i should die before i wake before you wake, then just pretend i'm sleeping and i'll see you when you're dreaming...

and with my last breath, i'll hold it just for you, before i'm winded i'll rekindle the burning embers of your name, turning whispers into your name, making water into wine, and run away from time, we can run away from time...

please don't release me from this place
and please don't let loose the bonds of your embrace,
if i should die before i wake before you wake, then just pretend i'm sleeping and i'll see you when you're dreaming...

in the morning, before i rise with you, exchanging eyes of blue, remember...

(sing along on the last one)

Watching From Orbit

Written By: Dan Quinlan

No air to breathe; floating I
can see everything…
Cold like clean
outside the confines:
nothing to count, and
no time…

Everything still hurts,
everything still works;
a lifeline trails behind me,
you all looked but couldn’t find me…
Everything still hurts,
everything still works;
I’m a dead man and I’m
watching from orbit…

Lonely beeps
sending out from some
circling satellite--
machine-like company,
the quiet has made me deaf,
the beauty has made me blind…
I’m closer to my maker
than I ever have been:
make a local call to pray
or walk a block to heaven…

Everything still hurts,
everything still works;
a lifeline trails behind me,
you all looked but couldn’t find me…
Everything still hurts,
everything still works;
I’m a dead man and I’m
watching from orbit…

Shields

Written By: Dan Quinlan

When all forward motion is meaningless & void of notion, your void won't do...
When the faith in the action is breached to the point of distraction: I turn to you...

So abandoned and drifting weightless
At the mercy of unearthly prowess
i will find the strength to stand
and give out my last command:

Give me all power into forward shields,
keep your photons armed and your eyes peeled and to hell with whatever will not yield, give me all power shields!

Sitting idle will not get us far, sitting duck, fleeing fast-far from harm or save yourself, sink with ship, think of it: the very thought of home that left us so very long a--
go to overide, man your stations
try to make sense of these strange navigations. if only there were somewhere left to turn...

So abandoned and drifting weightless
At the mercy of unearthly prowess
i will find the strength to stand
and give out my last command:

Give me all power into forward shields,
keep your photons armed and your eyes peeled and to hell with whatever will not yield, give me all power shields!

light years

Written By: dan quinlan

I'm too entangled in my vices, too wrapped up in all my problems
to see the atmosphere for what it is, and all the stars that could be
suns supporting life and happiness; it's cowardice that holds me captive, it holds me back, it troubles and keeps all

my fears away, my fears away from view...
i'm light years away, light years away from you...

too soon i fear the worst that's yet too near the closer that i get to
heaven: i've yet to find it, i can't define or deny that
i'm the god of my creation; it's time to rest from all i've made
and what i've made: i'm a self made man
that's growing and drifitng
light years away, light years away from you
i'm light years away, light years away from you...

oh yeah, i'm burning from re-entry
to the world i know
i lost control of what i could be
and what i found: i found myself, and i was...

light years away, light years away from you...
i'm light years away, light years away from you...

Discography

EP "When You're Dreaming" (2007 Macrofuser Records) available in Bull Moose Records (Maine & New Hampshire) and online at Apple iTunes & CDBaby.

Set List

Set list contingent on engagement; originals and covers included.