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A well honed thrill ride of a group, Recordbreaker want to exhilerate you. Writing timeless pop/rock gems, ripping up stages where ever we go and having just released our first ep, Recordbreaker will be recognized.

Biography

I know you're always reading bios of bands that read like they were written by some unsolicited rock journalist wannabe, so let's cut the shit. I'm the singer and principle songwriter in Recordbreaker. Obviously, I'm biased, but give me two minutes of your time and allow me to convince you.

It's Rock 'n' Roll. That's the best way to describe it. We play high energy, hook-laden, melodic songs with themes of love, anger and change. There are five of us: two guitars, bass, keyboards and drums with lots of vocals and (on the recording) even some horns. Our influences are clearly there: from The Beatles (duh) and The Who all the way through to Supergrass, Sloan and Wilco. But we do it our way. And as far as I've observed, nobody does it like we do it. Like I said, I write most of the tunes but we all contribute and we always make a Recordbreaker song. We write what we wanna hear. Most of the stuff we do hear, we don't wanna hear, and the stuff we do wanna hear, we never hear. So the music that emerges is carefully crafted to be both enjoyable to the mainstream listener but complete with doors and windows for true music fans to discover and open.

If you want to know how we got together read ahead; if not skip the next two paragraphs. It started shortly after I moved to Toronto from Winnipeg. I met up with a buddy, also from the 'Peg and he introduced me to the guitar player in his band. Musically, we hit it off, so I swiped him from my friend’s group. He brought in everyone else. High school friends Marco Ursi and Daniel Primerano, the "Package", came with sticks and keys respectably. Phil Snell, the quiet, but explosive guitar player, slumming it on the bass and me, Graeme Lang, playing rhythm guitar and singing. We put together a hard rockin', 70s thing, gigged around Toronto and made a record, but friction between the guitar player and the rest of the group soon escalated to the point of self destruct. After regrouping without the guitar player, we all realized how much we loved playing music together, and decided to forge ahead. We moved Phil to his rightful spot on lead guitar and got in long time pal Matt Cameron on the bass.

Dropping the 70s template, we soon developed our own unique flavor of Rock 'n' Roll and were finally gelling as a band. Having Marco's rock solid, intricate drumming, Daniel's mood-setting keyboard tones, Matt's melodic, soulful bass playing, and Phil's mind blowing guitar leads combined with my songs was the culmination of my Rock 'n' Roll dreams. Everything was perfect, we were writing feverishly, playing shows to our friends who couldn't believe it was us and couldn't be happier, and neither could we. Then Phil got sick and couldn't play. We were devastated. Our good friend and musical virtuoso, Tyler De Witt filled in for some shows but couldn't take Phil's place. We were lost and our future was on the line. But just before we were about to give up, Phil made a miraculous recovery and rejoined the fold. It was the second time it was all at stake and we bounced back at full steam. We are truly a blessed band. Renaming ourselves for the last time we unanimously decided on the fitting Recordbreaker, and set straight to work on our first record. The resulting EP is City Heat and we are very proud parents.

With City Heat, our debut EP, out and selling quickly, an incendiary live show and five engaging musical characters, Recordbreaker must be recognized. We do Rock 'n' Roll the way it should be done, with no inhibitions, no bullshit and a genuine passion for making music exciting, interesting, and indispensable. We want you to feel about music the way we do, and the best way for us to to do that is make honest, believable Rock 'n' Roll, that you haven't heard a thousand times before. Just take one listen to City Heat. I guarantee you'll believe every word I've written.

Lyrics

Can't Get Over You

Written By: G. Lang


It's always the same old game
We get started 'cause we're feelin' the same
Now I don't want to place any blame
But it's a cryin' shame, that ya call my name
'N' every time I came

Well ya do what ya do when ya do
Ya don't even know what ya put me through
And none of things I do
Get me closer to you and the things you do
I wanna do 'em too

Ooh, I swear I get off
Havin' you, tell me where to get off

I get up I get down
I get lost and I get around
But I can't,
I can't get over you

Well I'd try to run away
But I know yer prepared for that play
And I'm amazed how from day to day
You always manage to say what ya need to say
To make me wanna stay

Well I'm tired of playin' these games
Honey it's clear we're not feelin' the same
Now I don't want to take all the blame
But it's so damn lame that I call yer name
And ya never came

I get up I get down
I get lost and I get around
But I can't,
I can't get over you

Baby Maybe You're Right

Written By: G. Lang

So I let us down again
So what else is new
I won't let you drown my friend
There must be something else you can do

You always make me try
Ya know I'm also yer friend
You always get me high
But then I bring me back down again

I remeber every word that she said
Can't shake these feelings of paranoia and dread
Yer not the same as you were last night in my bed
Baby maybe you're right, and it's all in my head

Hey did you hear that?
I swear i just heard my name
And what are they lookin' at?
Will it ever be the same again?

I remeber every word that she said
Can't shake these feelings of paranoia and dread
Yer not the same as you were last night in my bed
Baby maybe you're right, and it's all in my head

It's all in you're head
It's all in my head
It's all in you're head
Forget the things we said
It's all in you're head
Aw, honey come back to bed
It's all in you're head
'n' keep on makin' love to me

I remeber every word that she said
Can't shake these feelings of paranoia and dread
Yer not the same as you were last night in my bed
Baby maybe you're right, and it's all in my head

Without You

Written By: G. Lang


Where do we go from here?
It's the start of another new year
We need them to hear
We need to adhere here

I can't do this without you

All we need to do is try
We've said it our selves this love will fly
I've never once wondered why I

Can't do this without you

And It's never the same way twice
We were never ones to take advice
When the going gets tough we still play nice
You know there could be no other

We've made it to here hear hear
But I'm not waitin' another damn year
I know you're here but do you hear me

I won't do this without you

And It's never the same way twice
We were never ones to take advice
When the going gets tough we still play nice
You know there could be no other

I can't do that, can't do it can't do this without you X 3
You know there could be no other

And It's never the same way twice
We were never ones to take advice
When the going gets tough we still play nice
You know there could be no other

Discography

"City Heat" EP

Set List

1 - Without You
2 - Baby, Maybe You're Right
3 - Can't Get Over You
4 - Sophia
5 - You Don't Get Me
6 - Do What Ya Gotta Do
7 - Sooner the Better
8 - Is It Safe?

*Covers = INXS - Need You Tonight
Supergrass - Grace