St Leonards

St Leonards

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandRockAlternative

St Leonards' first year together has been a whirlwind of successes – A publishing deal with BMG, national airplay across the UK and Australia, and their song "Now That We've Grown" featured on smash USA TV show The Vampire Diaries.

Biography

Last year’s self-titled album brought us the essence of St. Leonards; hypnotic, rhythmic ballads of love and loss; of strength and sorrow. Our emotions rose and fell with their melodies. Our memories were held by the grasp of their lyrics. Their words flowered tales all but the loveless could relate to, and so we lent our hearts as well as our ears.
Now, the quartet has returned to life with the release of the new EP, ‘World Alone’. The record carries five new songs, each with its own unique talent for wrapping itself around the core of our emotions. It is a return to the genre they know so well, but not without some deviation from the band’s previous direction. St Leonards’ instruments find a new power in the record, a strength that we’ve not seen before from the group. The contrast gives birth to a showcase of unique dramatics, and the tracks are more alive than ever.
As “Fall Down” begins, the record is slowly roused with a dim loop of instrumental; the perfect beginning to a simple, yet powerful track. We are swung in to an endless spiral downwards, and recall how it feels to be left in the wake of a loved one, lost.
Dark & Troublesome, a Brooding chaos lies just beneath the surface of “Please Don’t Leave”. An echo-like guitar riff plays backing to the desperate please of the ones we love. They fight to keep us by their side, but they are ultimately left alone; a single distant voice, barely more than a whisper. One last hopeless plea. The track closes with this exact notion.
A seamless transition into “Photograph”, and lead vocalist Shane Fritsch’s voice feels cold and alone. The weakness is proven temporary, however, and our hearts rise with the melodies. Like the magnificence of evolving life in the world around us, the song becomes a storm of personal reflection. As with every storm, there is a calm eye at its centre; a short moment of triumph and clarity, before plunging back through the storm wall.
The title track follows, and its lyrics burn like a pledge. Words of wisdom rise in the eye of defeat, and gives rise after a fall. Drums carry Fritsch’s cries with a new air of desperation, and they seem tribal; primal, even.
And finally, as the record draws to a close, the instruments settle, and the dark skies clear. The open blue welcomes nostalgia in the shadows of lost love. But something has changed since “Fall Down”… Over the course of this musical journey, a new breath of understanding has been drawn. Now all that is left is an unfinished memory, and calm longing for what is out of reach.
“World Alone” is yet another emotionally-enriching wonder from Sydney Alternative Rock arrangement St Leonards.

Lyrics

It's You

Written By: Shane Fritsch

The windows cold against my cheek
I've got this fear inside of me
Walked down the stairs onto the street
Looking for you in my heart
Now that I know that you are the one
And the tears started to fall
Cause its you I love and Its you I love

My face is worn from where I've been
I've got these dreams I want to live
I know your eyes I know your skin
Looking for you in my heart
Now that I know that you are the one
And the tears started to fall
Cause its you I love and Its you I love

I've been so tired I cannot sleep
Got so much love still left to give
Walked to the place we used to meet
Looking for you in my heart
Now that I know that you are the one
And the tears started to fall
Cause Its you I love and its you I love

Breathe Out

Written By: Shane Fritsch

Let me breathe out
Now
Let me see the sun through the trees and the light in your life
Are you afraid?
Do you feel ashamed?
Walk into the light and you'll find that you never fear the dark again
Let me pretend

Let me breathe out
Now
Let me see the sun through the trees and the light in your life
Are you afraid?
Do you feel ashamed?
Walk into the light and you'll find that you never fear the dark again

Let me pretend
Let me scream out.... Now Let me see the sun through the trees and the light in your life Are you afraid? Now you feel the change? Walk into the light and you'll find that you never fear the dark again Let me pretend

Opened Up My Eyes

Written By: Shane Fritsch

The heart feels like a child in the rain
And you'll see you can change everything
Let me know love let it breathe let it burn
Let me fear god don't you leave me on my own

You opened up my eyes

Let the heartbeat let it change let it learn
Let your heart seek let it show you the world
Let me know love let it breathe let it burn
Let me fear god don't you leave me on my own

You opened up my eyes

The heart feels like a child in the rain
And you'll see you can change everything
Let me know love let it breathe let it burn
I won't fear your god don't you leave me on my own

You opened up my eyes

Watch Me Burn

Written By: Shane Fritsch

I took a cold embrace from you
I kept it all for myself
The winter is cold without you in my heart
I woke up alone again
Watch me burn watch me sigh
Cause your with me we’ll live a lie
Watch me turn you’re my world
You’re with me we’ll make it work
I watched the color drain from your eyes
I wrote a letter to my heart
It’s raining on our lives
I knew it would come soon
Watch me burn watch me sigh
Cause your with me we’ll live a lie
Watch me turn you’re my world
You’re with me we’ll make it work
But these feelings wont fade
But these feelings wont fade
But these feelings wont fade
I watched a nightmare become my life
I’ll wait till the end
The word can spin on its own
Your never coming home
Watch me burn watch me sigh
Cause your with me we’ll live a lie
Watch me turn you’re my world
You’re with me we’ll make it work
But these feelings wont fade
But these feelings wont fade
But these feelings wont fade

Like The Start

Written By: Shane Fritsch

I admit defeat with you tonight
Cause its cold and I don’t want to fight
I want to speak with you in the dark
Cause we don’t talk like the start
And the road we know it has been long
And the cold it won’t turn to warm
If you leave your heart with me
Cause we don’t talk like
We don’t talk like
We don’t talk like the start
Well I know I must be something
But I don’t know who to be
This hopelessness surrounds me
Is it you or is it me
The hope I had around well I’ll leave it all beneath
I’d give the world, the world, the world
For us to talk like the start
Cause we don’t talk like the start
No we don’t talk at all.

Discography

St Leonards (Self Titled Album)
World Alone (EP)