Operahouse

Operahouse

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Operahouse's Change in Nature EP is an epic, barnstorming debut of arena rock proportions. They have taken in the off-kilter punk-pop of the Pixies; Britpop sing-alongs; the psychedelic, cosmos exploring of the Klaxons; and the swinging, angst-ridden anthems of Modest Mouse.

Biography

Given the opportunity to describe their own sound, Operahouse guitarist and vocalist Alexander Kaines, who shares these duties with his fellow songwriter, Johnny Lloyd, chooses to describe it thus, "A big, epic, sci-fi thing".

Big and epic is about right. Released by Marrakesh Records (a label set up by the people responsible for unearthing The Killers), the band's upcoming debut album is a heroic, barnstorming collection of tunes worthy of an arena. Produced by Richard McNamara from those similarly minded peddlers of BIG anthems, Embrace, the album was made, says Johnny Lloyd, with all of the urgency, passion and craft of a band who know that "you just don't get a second chance at this sort of thing".

Their educational building blocks were Radiohead (just listen to the "OK Computer" squiggles on "Machine Palace", The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Blur (listen to their lairy "Down In Electric") and Velvet Underground.

What does the band mean by "sci-fi thing"? The clue is in "Change In Nature", a song about both climate change and the first monkey to be sent into space. As you might expect from a band with such wild, untamed ambition, it's not for them the confessional, kitchen sink drama.

"We love sci-fi films and books", says Alex.

"With everything that's going on in the news", continues Johnny, "like global warming, Richard Branson trying to build commercial space craft, it's everywhere. We're genuinely interested in it. It opens people's minds. If you hear about something in the news that might sound a bit sci-fi now, then the people watching will already be starting to think outside the box, which is only good for the future."

Lyrics

Change In Nature

Written By: Operahouse

Reading this will save your life
.
No blind folds or surgeons knives
. Raw mincemeat on real ice burgs, real pound coins up mini skirts...
In full view of the afternoon.
To undertake a scheme this size, a million fish are packed in ice
.
Served up all a minute early.
The whole chimp race sold into slavery.
 Signal to the master plan
. Send a monkey not a man. He'll be fine once he gets there. Enough canned worms to make him stare.

A CHANGE IN NATURE


A flash of space on our front page! 
'Able' lives to land his cage...


A CHANGE IN NATURE
 

Delivery notice something wrong.
A rescued man that lives too long.

An Indian chief in World War 3, left alive in sympathy.

The curled up mother of the destined twins, to grow up weak on food from tins! 
Generation T.V shy, when asked the colour of the sky said grey,white,black! Oh my. Oh my.
 Signal to the master plan
 
send a monkey not a man. He'll be fine once he gets there
.
Enough canned worms to make him stare...


A CHANGE IN NATURE
 

A flash of space on our front page! 
'Able' lives to land his cage...


A CHANGE IN NATURE


DAYLIGHT, THIS TIME,
IN FULL VIEW, OF THE AFTERNOON,SOMETIMES,SOMETIMES...
 
its too much, never enough.


Left to chance the queen escapes, kingdom lost all space invades. 
A careless implant in her sides, leaves her sterile bald and blind!

Apologies are overdue.
A baby boy is raised by wolves, abandoned by a swimming pool.

His mother made the headlines cry! Lost boy found alive - no lie
.
Signal to the master plan
.
Send a monkey not a man.
He'll be fine once he gets there. Enough canned worms to make him stare..
.

A CHANGE IN NATURE


A flash of space on our front page! 
'Able' lives to land his cage...


A CHANGE IN NATURE.
 




Genius Child

Written By: Operahouse

Aeroplane missing, televised and watched for free.

Simple introductions. Embryos arrive in three’s.

Face in the local news… I can’t go anywhere.

Chorus

Oh my god I’m going under..

I saw the whole thing, a terrorized round up. The days events, still in one piece.
A genius child on my conscience, nobody looking for me.

Verse 2

Dinner with a homeless twist, bullet proofed and made for two.

Heaven on the telephone, a £1000’s an hour no more.

Face in the local news.. I can go anywhere

Chorus

Oh my god I’m going under..

I saw the whole thing, a terrorized round up. The days events, still in one piece.
A genius child on my conscience, nobody looking for me.

Bridge

When your out on your own and you don’t know why, keeps your hands on your and your eyes on the sky.

Oh my god I’m going under

Outro

A change in ways, a civilised break down of the whole fence. Feel’s strange. A genius child so sad and lonely … nobody looking for me .

Discography

Genius Child EP Marrakesh Records April 2009
Change in Nature EP Marrakesh Records 10/10/08
Diane 7" Marrakesh Records 5/5/08
Born a Boy 7" Marrakesh Records 1/28/08
Man Next Door 7" Marrakesh Records 3/19/08

Set List

Mankind
Machine Palace
Kingdom
Change In Nature
Criminals
Genius Child
Cult
Escape From The Sun
Down In Electric
Kidnap for Suburbia