Roadbloc

Roadbloc

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Roadbloc: "The perfect aesthetic of our humdrum existence and the issues that males and females deal with encapsulated in music."

Biography

ROADBLOC
Debut album: “IF ALL ELSE FAILS”

Galway based Indie/ folk band, Roadbloc, are made up of Caroline Doohan (25) and Simon Noble (25). Although Caroline can't quite remeber their first meeting!!!the pair met at a party in Galway in 2005, where Simon heard Caroline sing. Simon who was a fan of the distortion pedal and a member of rock band, The Mesons, was looking to record a project that was a bit more quirky and so came the birth of Roadbloc...bless...

Caroline born in Falcarragh, Co. Donegal was raised on a mixture of alternative and folk music, both traditional, which she sang with her family and more populist; counting The Cowboy Junkies, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits as her favourite artists. Simon was a child of the Brit pop era in Oxford England. He found his musical nirvana listening to Radiohead, Supergrass, Blur and The Kinks.

With both interests in mind, Simon went to work writing a collection of songs that would encompass both tastes and their individual voices. In January 2006 Roadbloc decided to bring their cultivated material to the studio where they recorded their debut album, “IF ALL ELSE FAILS”.

The album reflects our passion for music and song, but above all, it is an honest record and we hope that people enjoy the record as much as we do. Our record will be available free of charge to download at www.roadbloc.com and www.myspace.com/roadbloctheband...

Lyrics

Fear light / Gold Shine

Written By: Roadbloc - Simon Noble

FEAR LIGHT / GOLD SHINE

It’s a quiet time, in the old town
With the sun that shone now asleep
With the fires lit
And the kids asleep
Now we can meet

Your husband works nights in the factory
It’s the only time he doesn’t treat you mean
Your self esteem crushed in his fists
Now its time to be free

Fear light, gold shine
Heartbeat on my mind
Fear light, gold shine
Feel good in my time.

With my broken skin
And my cover up lies
He’s a nice guy, you’d be surprised
A knowing look and the gossip mill
Makes life hard.

You came into my life
At a perfect time
It was getting too much toeing this line
I couldn’t escape although I couldn’t wait
To leave this all behind

Fear light, gold shine
Heartbeat on my mind
Fear light, gold shine
Feel good in my time.

Little bees

Written By: Roadbloc - Simon Noble

LITTLE BEES

Little bees with their silky knees
And their hearts that bleed
When they have to leave

Summer dies and Autumn arrives
With the fading light
Another bee cries

Hold me up
So I can fly right to the sun
Kiss you goodnight
And I’ll see you on the other side
I’m so amazed
And thankful to be free
I love being this little bee.

Peppered deeds with flowery seeds
On which we breed and present our creed
On the happy day
That I go away
I’ll kiss your face
And fade to Space.

Hold me up
So I can fly right to the sun
Kiss you goodnight
And I’ll see you on the other side
I’m so amazed
And thankful to be free
I love being this little bee.

Ode to the housewife

Written By: Roadbloc- Simon Noble

ODE TO THE HOUSEWIFE.

A smile pervades on this once stricken face,
It lifts up from the ground and kisses fates feet.
Fortune smiled and shook chances hand
And basked in the love created from the sands.

How does it feel not to be alone
How does it feel not to be alone
How does it feel not to be alone
How does it feel, to feel.

Clutching at straws she saw nothing there
To make her laugh and feel special about herself
She creeps closer to her contentment
With her hand being held
A sensation she never felt.

How does it feel not to be alone
How does it feel not to be alone
How does it feel not to be alone
How does it feel, to feel.

Kiss my lips…O’ she said to me
And said no come on think
Think of your family.
Just a little one, no one will every know
I’m so tired of being cooped up back at home.

How does it feel not to be alone
How does it feel not to be alone
How does it feel not to be alone
How does it feel, to feel.

Discography

Debut Album: IF All Else Fails.
TV Appearance: Ardán RTE: Fearlight Goldshine
TV Appearance: Sile show TG4: Roadbloc of love
Radio Play: Geill Slí/ RnaG:
Ode to the housewife
Midnight Swim
Roadbloc of love.
Your Embers.
Radio Bournemouth England:
Roadbloc of love.
Fearlight Goldshine.

Set List

Set List:
- A Kiss Goodnight. (Duration:3:15)

- Ode to the housewife. (Duration:3.30)

- Fearlight/ Goldshine. (Duration:3.30)

- Uncle Sam (Duration:3.30)

- Mercy Song (Duration:3.00)

- Roadbloc of Love (Duration:3.45)

- Your Embers (Duration:3.15)

- An Average tan (Duration:3.10)

- I'll be sorry. (Duration:2.45)

- Little Bees. (Duration:3.00)

Total Time: (Aprox 30min)