SIREN JUNKIES

SIREN JUNKIES

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SIREN JUNKIES is a 4 piece rock-pop act, fronted by Nikki Hartnett-Clarke. Siren Junkies live performances have been described as a deliciously dynamic mix of energy, melody and edge.

Biography

Siren Junkies is an Auckland based 4 piece band playing their own original rock/pop music style, and was formed in February 2004. Their music has been described as melodic, dynamic and edgy and they have supported some of New Zealand's big acts, such as Goodshirt, Goldenhorse, Anika Moa, Breaks Co-Op and The Rabble.

The band is regularly seeking opportunities to perform at international festivals and events, while maintaining a strong focus on the local market by receiving radio and television coverage for their singles and music videos, supported by regular local performances.

Siren Junkies was selected to play at NXNE, which is Canada's largest and most prestigious music festival in Toronto in June 2006. It was the only New Zealand act playing at this festival. Leading Canadian Music Source, Chart Attack was quoted as saying "A whole lot of attitude and a good amount of sex appeal from lead singer Nikki Hartnett-Clarke bodes well down the road for the Siren Junkies. It's this combination of look and attitude that could take them a ways".

Siren Junkie's live performance is professional, energetic and impressive. Lead singer Nikki Hartnett-Clarke, has wowed audiences with her vocal talents and she has been highly praised by all of those who have reviewed their debut EP 'Blonde', released in 2005.

The band now has national distribution for its EP Blonde, through Global Routes, in conjunction with Powertool Records. Their song Elevator was selected in 2005, as one of the finalists for the DB Export Gold Ignition competition.

Siren Junkies have released 3 self-funded music videos; the first in 2004 (Sensible) is still receiving television airplay. Their latest music video, Elevator (released April 2006), is receiving air play on C4, XSTV, Coast TV and ALT TV. Siren Junkies currently has had airplay on Kiwi Fm, National Radio, bFM, The Generator, and Valdus Radio for a range of tracks from their EP Blonde.

Siren Junkies have also had National television exposure - appearing on C4, XSTV, Alt TV and Coast.

Siren Junkies has received great press, in North & South Magazine, In Unison Magazine, Rip it Up (May 2005), Reaktor Magazine, Tearaway Magazine. Rip it Up Magazine (April/May 2005) reviewed Blonde and were quoted as saying "some of the catchiest, hook-filled songs you will hear all year".

The group is currently working on their debut album, with an expected release date of February 2008.

Note: Siren Junkies was originally formed under the name Sonic. After deliberating on a name change for almost a year, the band decided on the change prior to their June 2006 performance at NXNE in Canada.

Lyrics

Elevator

Written By: Amos Clarke

INTRO

I RIDE YOU UP
AGAINST THE WALL
(PAUSE) I TAKE YOU DOWN
YOU MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY

JUST STOP YOUR TALK
JUST STARE AND LOOK
AND STOP PRETENDING YOU’RE
ALL OVER ME YEAH

INTRO

I WANNA GO
YOU BETTER MOVE
THERE’S NOT ANOTHER
MOMENT I CAN LOSE

YOU GAVE A LOT
IT’S ALL YOU GOT
BUT GOING UP AND DOWN
WILL DRIVE ME CRAZY

CHORUS
YOU LAUGH TOO LOUD WHEN I FEEL DULL
MY EYES ON YOU
YOU’RE ON THE WALL
YOU LIFT ME UP WHEN I GO DOWN
I GO DOWN
2 BIT (QUIET BASS – THEN X4 INTRO)

YOU TAKE ME UP
THERE’S NOT A SOUND
(PAUSE) YOU WAKE ME BUT I WISH THAT YOU
WOULD SETTLE DOWN

JUST STOP YOUR TALK
JUST STARE AND LOOK
I TAKE YOU DOWN
YOU MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY

CHORUS

SOLO

CHORUS X2

OUTRO

5am

Written By: Amos Clarke


Intro F#m A D

Verse F#m A D
up u get though your head wont like it
you shuffle on down & I know u don’t like it

you’re out late on a Wednesday night [ A E F#m D x 2 ] B D
you drink too much & u know it isn’t right-
like I said, you’ll b the one who’s crawling out of bed
at 5am

CHORUS F#m A D
You rise again, at 5am
don't you go, you're my best friend

Intro F#m A D

Verse F#m A D
You go out & you know I don’t like it
said l'm bland but l'm nothing like it

l said some things that l didn’t mean [ A E F#m D x 2 ] B D
and you went off and it’s ever so bad it seems
like world war 3
I’ll be the one who started everything
at 5am

CHORUS

3/4 CHORUS quiet

SOLO (chorus)

you’re out late on a Wednesday night [ A E F#m D x 2 ] B D
you drink too much & u know it isn’t right-
like I said, you’ll b the one who’s crawling out of bed
at 5am

CHORUS
Don't you go x 3 F#m A D
lt's 5am

Otherside

Written By: Amos Clarke

Otherside

Intro
E F# G C A x 2- Picking

Verse 1 E F# G C A x 2- Picking
You drifted out to sea
And mentioned you’d be gone for a while
My instant need for more
Leaves my future plans, on the floor, and there’s, so much more

Intro

Verse
You mentioned once before
If I were left alone on the shore
My mind could be a boat
The thought of you would keep me afloat, oh-oh

Chorus G D E C x 3 G D E C A C A
It didn’t really matter even though you tried
Why’d you go and leave me on the other side, Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
You didn’t even know when you talk you lie
So why’d you go and leave me on the other side,
You say Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Pause 1 bar

Verse
The freedom that you’ve found
You’re left with both your feet on the ground
The only thing we share
Is what divides us and leaves me here, it leaves me here

Chorus

Outro E A C A
You didn’t even know when you talk you lie, yeah yeah
Why’d you go and leave me on the other side, yeah yeah
You didn’t even know when you talk you lie, yeah yeah
Why’d you go and leave me on the other side, yeah yeah

My Only

Written By: Amos Clarke

My Only

Intro D9 A#

Verse 1 D F x3 D A#
I’ve been away for so long
Struggling to make it shine
I retreat in the day, and I’m
Wasting all my time
I lay around in the daytime
Puzzling out my life
Can’t think of nothing better than
Keeping you in mind

Chorus 1 D F# G A# x3 D A# G A#
And when you’re looking at me
Like the weather
You’re my rain
And there’s an empty look about you
- still the same
but when you’re suffering’ by yourself
I know that
You’re my only, you’re my only

Verse 2
Being like it is, so
Prob’ly gonna laugh later
Reckon that you’re gonna be
Keeping me in mind
I got enough on my plate now
Precious like a day is long
Eating at my heart while
Cleaning out my mind

Chorus 2

Bit 1 G A#

Bridge G A#
Why can’t, I be left alone to muster G A#
My hurting thoughts like herding sheep, oh-o G A#
When can I thank you – o G A# D9 A#

Chorus 3

Outro

Discography

EP "Blonde"
1. Elevator
2. Talk to me
3. The Gift
4. Sensible

Current radio airplay for Elevator and Sensible on radio stations.

Current television airplay for the Sensible and Elevator video.

Siren Junkies' debut album is set for release at the end of 2007.

Set List

Here is a set list from a gig in 2007

ELEVATOR
MY ONLY
SENSIBLE
OTHERSIDE
DOWN
GOOD ENOUGH
IT�S ALRIGHT
TRY TO LIKE YOU
CALL ME
FASCINATE
PUT ME IN A ROOM
5 AM
EASY
LET IT GO
LOUD

The band generally gigs for 60 minute sets.