splitTRACT

splitTRACT

BandAlternativeRock

splitTRACT is the next big thing and not to be missed! Raw, emotional and melodic. With edgy riffs and pounding drums (Chevelle) contrasted by strong melodies (Incubus), they incorporate a sound that is uniquely their own.

Biography

THE MUSIC
splitTRACT has exploded onto the West Coast music scene with their hard groove rawk and melodic overtones. Their music may range from harmonious ballads to flat out ruthless romps, but the theme is always the same: no gimmicks just three guys rocking out. All the audience can do is set their heads to bang and get ready for a hell of a ride.

They have taken a wide range of musical influences - Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews and Incubus- and created a sound that is uniquely their own. It's a groove that is thoroughly enjoyed by any audience.

THE STORY
splitTRACT's takeover of the Vancouver rock scene began in St Catharine's Ont. Founders Chris Witoski and Dave Fulton, with their natural talent and electric stage presence, developed a strong following in the Toronto area rock scene. Relocating to Vancouver in 2003, Chris and Dave joined forces with Vancouver bassist Earl "the Flying Squirrel" Wadden, whose creativity and varied music experience has brought them to a whole new level.

Recently, splitTRACT has been taking their explosive live show on tour, playing to capacity crowds of all backgrounds. Highlights include rocking a packed house of rabid fans at their CD release party, a crowd of 10000+ at the Vancouver Sun Run and upcoming they'll be opening for Default and the Trews at the Molson Indy party at the Plaza of Nations.

In February, splitTRACT was featured on an MTV special that focused on music and the NHL. With the support and connections of the band's backer, Brad Lukowich of the Tampa Bay Lightning, splitTRACT has played at team functions and will be playing at a Stanley Cup celebration party, opening for 3 Days Grace.

In May 2004, splitTRACT completed their 4-song EP at the world-renowned Armoury Studios in Vancouver. This self-titled release sees the union of splitTRACT's raw energy with the musical mastery of producer Darren Grahn, (Metallica, Nine Inch Nails). The album was also mixed by the legendary Randy Staub (Nickelback, Bon Jovi, U2), who worked for free because he "wanted to be a part of this project". Their first single Bleeding was chosen to be featured on the million plus selling video game series EA SPORTS: NHL 2005.
Look for the music video of Bleeding on MTV and Much Music in the fall.

Lyrics

Bleeding

Written By: splitTRACT

Weight, I can feel it, internal gravity
Breeds, like a fire, burning the life from me

You’ve given your all and
No, they didn’t want it
No, they didn’t want me to be
Someone is trying, to stop me from thriving
Bringing me to my knees

And now it seems I’m bleeding,
Internally is where the damage lies
I can’t pretend that it’s nothing
I won’t let you pull me down this time

Grey, is the shadow, casted over me
Plagued by a disease, you call inadequacy.

You’ve given your all and
No, they didn’t want it
No, they didn’t want me to be
Someone is trying, to stop me from thriving
Bringing me to my knees

And now it seems I’m bleeding,
Internally is where the damage lies
I can’t pretend that it’s nothing
I won’t let you pull me down this time

And now it seems I’m bleeding,
Internally is where the damage lies
I can’t pretend that it’s nothing
I won’t let you pull me down this time
Internally is where the damage lies…

Away

Written By: splitTRACT

Couldn’t care much if I, had the nerve to make you cry
You had seen my other face, the me that turned things this way
So I tried to grin and stay, but it’s not my time or place to be -
I’m better on my own, but I’ll miss you

I tried to leave, I tried to stay, well I don’t love you anyway
You were the best in my life, well I don’t need to feel the strife
I had to leave it was my day, well I don’t love you anyway
Please understand why I need to get away

I don’t care what you know, what I say is what I show
You don’t seem to realize, all the truth behind my lies
So I tried to grin and stay, but it’s not my time or place to be -
I’m better on my own, but I’ll miss you

I tried to leave, I tried to stay, well I don’t love you anyway.
You were the best in my life, well I don’t need to feel the strife
I had to leave it was my day, well I don’t love you anyway
Please understand why I need to get away,
Need to get away

And here we’re standing at a place in time, where I have got to draw the line
‘Cuz I won’t hate you, and it’s not that I won’t grieve,
Just time does not allow me to give you what you need
I’m on my own

I tried to leave, I tried to stay, well I don’t love you anyway
You were the best in my life, well I don’t need to feel the strife
I had to leave it was my day, well I don’t love you anyway
Please understand why I need to get away,
Need to get away…
Need to get away…
Need to get away…
(I’m breaking out)

Myself

Written By: splitTRACT

Wasting life, this road not clear to be
Caught up instead, with the darker side of me
You tear them down, all those pictures in your head
My perfect life is hanging by a thread

Why won’t you save me, save me from myself
The demons haunt me, they haunt me in my sleep

Too much weight, is carried on my feet
I must change, before I smell defeat

Why won’t you save me, save me from myself
The demon’s haunt me, they haunt me in my sleep

Why won’t you save me, save me from myself
The demons haunt me, they haunt me in my sleep

Discography

Our first released CD is our self-titled EP with the songs: Blinded, Away, Bleeding, Myself.

Bleeding is our first single and it's currently getting airplay in British Columbia and Alberta and starting to spread like wildfire!

Our video for Bleeding is set to be released to MTV and Much Music in September, and we are in the process of making the video for Myself.

Set List

Our typical setlist is around 10 songs, with our set being 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Songs are:
-stoppit
-disarray
-bleeding
-away
-swallow
-fade
-enemy
-myself
-wasted
-johnnys in the bathroom
-blinded

We typically don't play cover songs as part of splitTRACT (sometimes "The Red" by Chevelle), but we have an entire other show (acoustic) with just guitar and drums that we do several hours worth of cover tunes.