Red Ink Spills

Red Ink Spills

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Red Ink Spills have been making a name for our brash live shows and killer tunes. Melbourne's Beat Magazine called our debut ep "a stop-start brat-punk delight" and who are we to argue? We play storming rock'n'roll, pushing the boundaries of structure and lyrics, while tearing up the stage. Dig!

Biography

Red Ink Spills have played barely a handful of dates and already they're getting props for their brash live shows and killer tunes.

Red Ink Spills recently launched their debut self titled EP to a big boozy crowd at the Old Bar. The EP feautures four slices of their blazing rocknroll set, including their rollicking sing it to your hick-punk girlfriend anthem, "Love My Baby."

Red Ink Spills have played with such Melbourne rock'n'roll luminaries as The Tranquilizers, Hot Little Hands, Basil, The Hovercrafts, Kids from Russia and The Bites. Recently they appeared at the hip saturday night club Click-Click to celebrate Christmas Eve.

Bits of Red Ink Spills have been playing together in various combinations since September 2004; now they are finally all in the right place at the right time. Trying to impress each other with spectacular rock antics, they've knocked together a few ditties, with nods to Descendents, The Libertines, Bad Religion, Buzzcocks, The Velvet Underground and Violent Femmes, for your listening pleasure.

Spills songs are pure pop, extended or condensed with unexpected structures, twists and turns. They always seek out the challenge of fitting sophisticated lyrics and tales to insistently catchy melodies and rythmic patterns, like a Sudoku through time.

Red Ink Spills are currently planning their next recordings and looking at playing interstate and internationally.

Lyrics

Love My Baby

Written By: Gabriel Piras

Change my home
Change my clothes
Change my phone
Change my pose

Sometimes life needs
rearranging
But some things they just
Don't need changing

Cos I love my baby just the way she is
Take my baby anywhere she please

Catch those eyes
Hold that face
Set those hips
In their place

Sometimes life needs
rearranging
But some things they just
Don't need changing

Cos I love my baby just the way she is
Take my baby anywhere she please

Took my car to the railway station
and I took my train to the aviation
and I took my plane to the other nation
To be back with my baby ain't no time for patience

Change my name
Change my friends
Change my frame
Change my lense

Sometimes life needs
rearranging
But some things they just
Don't need changing

Cos I love my baby just the way she is
Take my baby anywhere she please

Little Exit

Written By: Gabriel Piras

I don't think you know but did you know I want you
Over in the corner doing what you want to
Do you think If I stood here for long enough you'd
Take a little exit with me one evening to see
A movie or something
And then I'd see you again
I wouldn't have to pretend I knew you just by standing near

Guess it all began when I was younger
Don't know what'll satisfy my hunger
Lasts a little while and then it's over
Didn't have a car so no one drove her

Pistol Shaped Cigarette Lighter

Written By: Gabriel Piras

How would I know if you didn't mean it
Anymore than I know you
What would you say if I wasn't sorry
What would you say if it wasn't true

Cos when I'm full of the fight
I'd still give you a light
For your cigarette

When I aimed it at you
I expected you to
Pull the trigger

You've got a Pistol shaped Cigarette Lighter

Discography

Red Ink Spills EP (independent, 2005). Played on PBS Radio Melbourne.

Set List

We only play originals. This is our current set:

Fresh Outa Jail
Love My Baby
Suit Of Armour
Rat
Little Exit
Come on out
Pistol Shaped Cigarette lighter
Raised by Wolves
Slave to the Moon
Blame
Carpark