soundatlas

soundatlas

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Imagine Soundatlas as the love child of elbow and rufus wainwright, reared by radiohead, but with more hooks that a butchers pantry.

Biography

Soundatlas hail from Brighton where they formed in 2004. This young 5 piece band have an impressive resume of sell out shows at Brighton Concorde,Brighton Pressure Point, and the Liverpool and Camden Barflys'.They recently played the unsigned stage at Guilfest and are due to play this years Jerseylive festival.

NME said
"While the music weaves from the melancholic hum of Elbow to the anthemic call of The Killers, singer David threads a beautiful line in melody over the sturm and drang of guitarist Henrys' cortisone injected fretwork while Joel teases out delicate filigree. Bass player Joe and drummer Andy keep this mighty machine running...."...certainly one to watch"

With two independently released eps out on thier own label the band have grown more confident in their songwritng and execution and their live show will leave searching for superlatives to describe the audacity of a young band so at ease with such big songs and bold colours.

Luke Smith of Southern Fm said they were the “undiscovered gem of Brighton's burgeoning music scene”
Soundatlas have distilled their influences (, Rufus Wainwright,The Beatles, Radiohead, the Killers ,Elbow,Mars Volta,,
into a heady brew of their own making which can be enjoyed at anytime.
Twice winners of Yamaha MIBI song-writing awards as judged by amongst others Chris Martin, their mature and confident songwritng explores the neurosis of modern love and with more hooks than a butchers pantry you’ll be humming their songs long after.

Lyrics

debt collector

Written By: soundatlas

Debt Collector

Intro

I will send a messenger to call, a debt collector
To track you down when life is good and you would least expect it

Know him by his tired smile, his talk is cheap, his suit’s expensive
His mismatched past is full of sinners who have now repented

Bridge

And I must know, hell, I must know
I must know, yeah, I must…

Chorus

Tell him my every failing,
I’ve got to know the Debt Collector always get his, always get his…
Oprah, would call it closure,
Don’t sell him short, the Debt Collector always gets his man…

Intro

He’ll sit you down and offer you the chance to make things even,
Plan by plan, this pious man will draft your list of reasons,

Bridge

Chorus (except extra man’s into the middle 8)

Middle 8 into breakdown

So tell him my every failing,
I’ve got to know the Debt Collector…
…Always gets his…
Tell him my every failing,
I’ve got to know the Debt Collector always get his …
Oprah, would call it closure,
Don’t sell him short, the Debt Collector always gets his…

sweet thing

Written By: sound atlas

Sweet Thing

City boys all brushed and clean,

A countryside of in betweens,

Shoot the breeze and leave.

Give it up and watch him spin,

The line he needs to reel you in,

Drunken margaritas sing,

“Will you still love me tomorrow?”

Sweet thing, you sweet thing,

Your sugar’s turned to saccharine.

Sweet thing, oh you sweet thing,

The honeybee has left his sting.

You sweet thing,

Mascara clouds your eyes,

You sweet thing,

So welcome to the lie.

Open arms as she is told,

The streets ahead are paved with gold,

Forbidden fruit’s in season,

In the hands of flash in pans,

Sophisticated lover’s dance,

Drunken margarita’s glance,

“But will you love me, tomorrow?”

Sweet thing, you sweet thing,

Your sugar’s turned to saccharine.

Sweet thing, oh you sweet thing,

The honeybee has left his sting.

You sweet thing,

Mascara in your eyes,

You sweet thing,

You see in black and white.

Middle 8

Sweet thing, you sweet thing,

Your sugar’s turned to saccharine.

Sweet thing, oh you sweet thing,

The honeybee has left his sting.

Sweet thing, you sweet thing,

Your sugar’s turned to saccharine.

Sweet thing, oh you sweet thing,

The honeybee has left his sting.

You sweet thing,

Mascara clouds your eyes,

You sweet thing,

So welcome to the lie.

found

Written By: soundatlas

Found

If you knew how I feel, you’d turn around and I’d be found.
‘Seems the harder I try,
The greater the pace the greater the space we divide.

Everybody loves you, everybody loves you,
But in truth, it’s just me, who really needs you,
Really needs you… X2

I should christen this, give it a name, give it a name,
I know it so well my beautiful shell is complete.

And I’ve been here a thousand times,
I’ve learned to love what can’t be mine,
This time it’s true, this time it’s you I desire.

Everybody loves you, everybody loves you,
But in truth, it’s just me who really needs you, really needs you… X2

I’m not so very different, I’m just like all the rest.
I want to feel the rapture, I want to be possessed, be found.

Found, found, found, found etc.

Everybody loves you, everybody loves you,
But in truth, it’s just me who really needs you, really needs you…X2

Discography

2 independently released eps.
Found ep
Seven ep
both avalble from Virgin Brighton

Set List

set time 30 mins
1.debt collector
2.Rub me out
3. sweet thing
4.the gridlock
5.found
6.moonman