Petticoat, Petticoat

Petticoat, Petticoat

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Not quite candy coated, Petticoat, Petticoat is a female-on-male melody-driven outfit from Lexington, KY. Often compared to a broad range of artists, their sound is a memorable blend of 60's influenced rock, folk, and pop.

Biography

"Write about what you know, and the rest will write itself," as the adage goes.

Few could have guessed that such an intimate lover's tease could foster the catchy indie jangles that have made a name for Petticoat, Petticoat. Lyrically, many of the songs are love letters between long time sweethearts Dickie Haydon (currently of The Scourge Of The Sea) and Kristin Messina. Others speak of life changes, or their hometown of Lexington, Kentucky acting as their muse. The core of Petticoat, Petticoat is the duo of Haydon & Messina; highly autobiographical singer/songwriters that are easily accessible to fans of various genres. Working as a collective, these two, with the help of close friends, enjoy collaborating on anything from ideas on a whim to finished products. The very first words of their debut full-length album, "Every Mother's Child," dictates, "The easiest songs are the most beautiful ones..." and it's this philosophy, of simplicity breeding elegance, that creates their uniquely catchy sound.

Petticoat, Petticoat has been more than fortunate to share the stage with:

- Thee American Revolution (Robert Schneider Of The - Apples In Stereo)
- Anathallo (Artist Friendship)
- Bishop Allen (Polyvinyl Records)
- The City On Film (Bob Nanna of Braid/Hey Mercedes)
- Codeseven (Equal Vision Records)
- The Forecast (Victory Records)
- Harry & The Potters (Marketing Geniuses)
- The Late B.P. Helium (Members of Of Montreal)
- Mates Of State (Barsuk Records)
- Murder By Death (Eyeball Records)
- The New Amsterdams (Vagrat Records - Matthew Pryor Of The Get Up Kids)
- Page France (Suicide Squeeze Records)
- Say Hi To Your Mom (Euphobia Records)
- The Scourge Of The Sea (Alias Records)
- These United States (Gypsy Eyes Records)
- and many more…

Petticoat, Petticoat also performed at the 6th annual Midwest Music Summit in Indianapolis, IN. This event featured 300+bands (like Margot & The Nuclear So And So's, Silversun Pickups, Murder By Death, Wheatus, and more) on 30+ stages.

Petticoat, Petticoat has completed a number of successful, regional tours performing in states such as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and more in 2005, 2006, and early 2007.

Petticoat, Petticoat released their debut full-length album, Every Mother's Child, on Kalmia Records on July 11th, 2006. Currently they are supporting the release of their new album and have just returned from their regional 8-state tour in early January with fellow Lexingtonians, The Scourge Of The Sea (Alias Records).

Notable venues in which Petticoat, Petticoat (or members of) have performed:
The Bottle Tree (Birmingham, AL)
Churchill's Pub (Miami, FL)
Club Downunder (Tallahassee, FL)
The Dame (Lexington, KY)
Exit-In (Nashville, TN)
Iota (Arlington, VA)
The Irving Theatre (Indianapolis, IN)
Martyr's (Chicago, IL)
The Mercy Lounge (Nashville, TN)
The Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)
Tasty World (Athens, GA)
The Velvet Lounge (Washington, DC)
Wetlands Dancehall (Chapel Hill, NC)
and many more...

Lyrics

Love In An Alley

Written By: (Haydon)

Love In An Alley
(Haydon)
I once saw love in an alley
But when I turned around it made its way home
So I asked my mother, "What happens when love goes?"
She said, "That's when you make your way home...

Your father's a drinker
And he leaves me upset
So when I go to Atlanta
That's when I choose to forget

That I once saw love in an alley
But when I turned around it made its way home
So I asked my mother, "What happens when love goes?"
She said, "That's when you make your way home...

Your father's not tired
So don't be upset
As life leaves its patterns
So I don't forget

Lately I've been tired
And very upset
As life leaves its patterns
So I don't forget

That I once saw love in an alley
But when I turned around it made its way home
So I asked my mother, "What happens when love goes?"
She said, "That's when you make your way home."

Glittering Heels

Written By: (Haydon/Messina)

Glittering Heels
(Haydon/Messina)
If your drink’s cold then I will warm it
I will warm glass heat for you
If your map’s gone then I will guide you
Lead you to the ocean blue

Every Mother’s Child

If your song’s gone then I will sing you
Sing a verse of something true
If our love’s gone then I’ll revive it
I’ll awake our love anew

Every Mother’s Child

It’s a beautiful life for Every Mother’s Child

Crosshair

Written By: Haydon

Crosshair
(Haydon)
You’ve got tank tops and orange tans
And we’re bathing all dressed in sand
Give me your longest finger
‘Cause I’ve got a ring for your hand

Well it takes love to know us kids
And it takes you to show me what you did

I will be the crosshair to your gun
I will give you credit for how the east was won
And give your name to our son
I will be the crosshair to your gun

Discography

"Every Mother's Child" - LP - July 11th, 2006 (Kalmia Records)
"White Love" - EP - October 2005 - (Self-Released)
"Like Puzzles" - EP - May 2005 - (Self-Released)

Petticoat, Petticoat has appeared on the following compilations:
"MMS Music Sampler 2006" - featuring Margot & The Nuclear So And So's, Silversun Pickups, Parlour Boys, The Elms, and more
"Know Your Own: Volume 2" a compilation CD released by WRFL and the Lexington Project in February of 2006.

Petticoat, Petticoat is in regular rotation on WRFL88.1 in Lexington, KY, as well as other college radio stations (such as WRFU in Urbana, IL, WEEM in Indianapolis, IN, and WUAG in Greensboro, NC, to name a few) throughout the states in which they have toured.

Set List

Petticoat, Petticoat is accustomed to performing a 45 minute set, but has enough original material to play for an indefinite amount of time. Covers are a rarity and have only occured at spur-of-the-moment situations, but have included such artists as The Anniversary, David Bowie, Johnny Cash/June Carter, Patsy Cline, Ryan Adams, The Velvet Underground, etc.

Here is our set list for our winter tour (January/February '07); though we do tend to change things up every few nights:

1. White Love
2. Crosshair
3. China Plate
4. Love Is Money
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5. Little Girl From Sicily
6. Ordinary Man
7. Love In An Alley
8. Redevelop
9. We're Gonna Be Poor
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10. No One Will Know My Name
11. Day's Falling
12. Seashells
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13. Glittering Heels

In regards to our live shows, we've performed with as many as 7 members and as little as 2. We have just as many loud, fast, and pulsing songs as we do quiet, intimate, and hu