One Way State

One Way State

 Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
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Time to shine for One Way State. "The Right Time", out March 2012. Straight-shooting, sensible prairie power to scratch that musical itch you didn't know you had with a raw, gritty sound, intelligent pop overtones, and an intense and frenetic live show...ready to set fire to the stage.

Biography

Manager: Cody Mack
Ph: 780-975-2719
Booking/Info: onewaystate at gmail.com

One-Sheet for new release "The Right Time" available in "Photos" Tab

*Fully-Equipped for Cross-Country Touring*

*Now Searching For Management/Representation*

*NOMINATED for ARTIST TO WATCH at the 2012 Edmonton Music Awards*
*NOMINATED for BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE at the 2011 Edmonton Music Awards*

One Way State is not about reinventing the wheel. Its about great songs. Great melodies, great lyrics, great musicianship, with a great live performance backing it all up. Pure rock n roll with no limitations and no expectations. Yet the two-time Edmonton Music Award nominee still follows their own path with the brand new EP The Right Time, telling tales ranging from awesomeness to inadequacy, backed by a soundtrack laden with crisp melodies, loud guitars, and a thundering rhythm section.

The Right Time is simply one of the better indie rock albums I have heard in years. -JamSphere

The Right Time is chock full of great guitar play, vocals and songwriting. -I Am Entertainment Magazine

One Way State is the feel good band of the year. -The Raffo Review

Influenced by artists from all genres - from Radiohead to Foo Fighters, from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Dave Matthews, and home-grown Canadian rock from acts like The Weakerthans, Matthew Good Band, and Sam Roberts - theyve cultivated a sound that, while being shamelessly catchy, retains originality and art, which has proven to be a fine line to walk in 21st century rock.

One Way States live show is intense, to say the very least. Frontman Cody Mack likens their stage persona to an hour-long, controlled explosion. No Sweat means No Effort. Their songs are well-crafted and carefully arranged. They are full of that familiar, catchy nature that made the Britpop movement of the 90s so infectious. Their performances have garnered a nomination for Best Live Act at the 2011 Edmonton Music Awards, and allowed them to share the stage with many popular acts, including Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), illScarlett, Scatterheart, and Maurice.

One Way State toured the vast Canadian landscape in support of their debut release One Way State, and the new offering The Right Time. They completed three tours of Western Canada from November 2010 through May 2011, including performances at numerous festivals like NewMusicWest and SOSFest in Edmonton. One Way State has begun relentless touring throughout Western Canada in 2012 to support The Right Time, and will continue into 2013 with an upcoming showcase at Canadian Music Week.

One Way State innovates themselves by living every day, doing what they want. What they love. What they were born to do. Play music. Grow. Grow naturally with no limitations and no expectations.

Lyrics

The Chase

Written By: One Way State

The chase is in my nature.
There's always someone ahead, someone ahead
to make me break all my rules
that I've let hold me back, yeah
and it's such a relief to be able to breathe
at full-capacity

I've come all this way
just to seize this day.
But there's just no taste
for ambition these days
but it's worth the pain.

No more tepid trains of thought.
There's nothing that screams mediocrity
than the sound of settling.
And there's no point in letting out
something so used to the cage, happily spending its days
in full-captivity.

I've come all this way
just to seize this day.
But if there's no chase,
no reason to stay,
then I'll best be on my way.

I've come all this way
just to seize this day.
And it's not too late
to seal my fate, living for today.
Whoa…
Living for today.

Rust

Written By: One Way State

When did the bodies matter?
There's no way to end this right.

So long ago, there was this
hole where my heart should have been
before I met your kind.

WHERE'VE I BEEN
ALL THIS TIME?

Do you want me, dear?
I got used to being alone.
Do you want me, dear?
'cause I just don't have the energy to follow you…

home..
I got used to being alone..

WHERE'VE I BEEN
ALL THIS TIME
DAMN THIS RUST
LET IT GO

Do you want me, dear?
I got used to being alone.
Do you want me, dear?
I just can't remember where to go from here.

Cycle

Written By: One Way State


This feeling sings like a telephone rings.
It always ceases when you get there, it seems.
And then it's gone and only returns when you least want it to
and fucks up all that you had planned.
Ruins all your fun.
Sorry for all your luck.
Never once made sense..

and it's never simple,
and it never sinks in before it hits you again
with the force of a thousand bombs going off all at once,
waiting for the day you finally see
with absolute certainty
those emotional debts unpaid
from years of mock self-strength.
Made these mistakes
just to make them again.
You'll never know when the cycle will end.
There's no release; no escape worth seeking...
You'll never know....

Riot (Midnight War)

Written By: One Way State

Riot (Midnight War)

We all want everything we deserve
before we fade away,
so we'll find a way.
They all thought that we were never meant to be heard.
How could they ever have known
we'd wage a midnight war?

Don't you ever tell me 'Stop! It's better left alone!'
Even if we know it…

C'mon (c'mon) GET UP!
…and feel the wave
'cause we're kings today.
We all know of the consequences waiting for us
once we open this door
to wage this midnight war.

Don't you ever tell me 'Stop! It's better left alone!'.
Sounds like you know something we don't know.
I guess we'll find out…
I hope our hearts replaced the logic that we left at home
or else we're good as dead yeah…

How many stones will it have to take
before we get through to any of you
that we won't lie down for anyone
until the last wall crumbles to dust!

Don't you ever tell me 'Stop! It's better left alone!',
'cause even if there's nothing left to save,
we must go on.
And even if we have to fight our way out
we can make it,
even if it takes all our lives!

The Right Time

Written By: One Way State

The Right Time

If there's no way to face these fears
don't just throw them away forever.
There's no way to taste these dreams, yeah...
without dues to pay.....however...

You won't fade away
as long as you're with me.

There's no solace in what lies ahead,
so pay it no mind for a moment.
There's no point in lashing out, yeah...
'cause sometimes you lose
no matter what you do.

You won't fade away
as long as you're with me,
armed only with the truth
and nothing to lose..

Yeah, let's come together now,
'cause this is the one.
Yeah, come together now,
this is what we want.

We can't fight the reasoning
that we might be meant to be.
After all this time,
we can't turn our backs on each other and hope
that someday, we'll both end up in the
right place, the right time, the right state of mind,
with the planets aligned and plenty of time.
This world will crumble around us
with you and me left standing; nothing in our way.

Yeah, let's come together now,
'cause this is the one.
Yeah, come together now,
'cause this is what we want!
Yeah, all right now!
This is what we want!
This is what we want!

Unsaid

Written By: One Way State

Unsaid

The way your silence affects the very science of things
between you and me
You say you listen, though my point is rarely taken
very seriously

You can't feel anymore
You can't feel anymore
You can't do any wrong
You can't feel anymore

There'll come a time when you think you're right
turns out, you're not right at all
I had a feeling you would not believe it
when I saw you take the fall
I feel your pain and you claim the same for me;
Something I just don't see
I know you're lying when you justify it
but it just don't matter to me

You can't feel anymore
You can't feel anymore
You can't do any wrong
You can't feel anymore

The way your silence affects the very science of things
between you and me
I wish you well though my sentiments are rarely
ever asked of me

You can't feel anymore
You can't feel anymore
You can't do any wrong
You can't feel anymore

Discography

"One Way State" EP - Oct 26/2010

"The Right Time" EP - Mar 16/2012

Set List

Original Material

Empires Fall Daily
All Rights Reserved
Your Secret's Out
There's No Hurry
Boredomspeak
Long Shot
The Chase
Rust
Occupation In Mind
Is Being Enough
Leduc
Vault
Unheard
Pacific
The Cycle
The Right Time
Unsaid
Riot (Midnight War)
Your Reign Is Over
Rent-To-Own

Cover Material

"Monkey Wrench" by Foo Fighters
"Hash Pipe" by Weezer
"Troublemaker" by Weezer
"Sex On Fire" by Kings Of Leon
"Everything Is Automatic" by Matthew Good Band
"Machinehead" by Bush
"Little Bones" by The Tragically Hip
"The Bends" by Radiohead
"The Hardest Button To Button" by The White Stripes
"Don't Walk Away Eileen" by Sam Roberts
"Vaseline" by Stone Temple Pilots
"Last Nite" by The Strokes
"Stereo" by The Watchmen
"The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World
"Wonderwall" by Oasis
"Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" by Green Day
"Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand
"Steady As She Goes" by The Raconteurs
"Nautical Disaster" by The Tragically Hip
"Tighten Up" by The Blac