Strangers in Paradise

Strangers in Paradise

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"One of Melbourne's most exciting up and coming bands, Strangers in Paradise shoehorn hooks and melody into their catchy pop rock.. prepare to be impressed." Cameron Adams, Hearld Sun's Hit magazine

Biography

Since coming together as a band in 2005, SIP has grown into a formidable prospect. When singer/songwriter Tristan James decided in 2005 that he missed the camaraderie found working within a band, he approached friends and sometimes-musical collaborators Mal Beveridge (bass) and Mike Minten (drums). It was fairly obvious from the first rehearsal that this was a unit that was not only going to work, but excel. Each person brought a distinct set of influences to the equation: Tristan, his love of simple and powerful songwriting in the vein of U2, Oasis and Van Morrison, Mal a vast experience in playing rock, blues, funk and jazz, and Mike, an ill-matched passion for Depeche Mode and Iron Maiden, Simple Minds and Metallica. The common thread was a desire to create distinctive, yet accessible music with an emphasis on hooks and melodies. When it came to the song-writing process, Strangers in Paradise had a simple agenda; to set trends, not follow them.

Their songs have been given rave reviews by Melbourne's top music journalists, including glowing endorsements from Herald Sun music critic Cameron Adams who described their sound as "potential laden" whilst , Age and Inpress writer Clem Bastow gave their first single 'I Know Why' a glowing endorsement, calling it "a killer chunk of pealing '80's 'intelligent rock". Their impact as a live act as been similarly impressive. Regularly playing in Melbourne's premier music venues, SIP has gained a reputation as a truly exceptional live act. Word of mouth is not only seeing their live shows draws a loyal and fast developing fan base, but has also had them added to high profile gigs such as the Make Poverty History concert. SIP also received a rapturous reception to their slot at the 2006 Queenscliff Music Festival. The second half of 2007 sees the band back in the studio, demoing new material with the hope of releasing their first single in early 2008.

Lyrics

I Know Why

Written By: Strangers in Paradise

I KNOW WHY

Verse
All the world is draining from
my eyes
It's filling up and falling while
I cry
Fall asleep and wake me when
it's over
Fall asleep and dream that I'm
alive

Bridge
I don't know why everybody’s
dying
I don't know why everybody’s
dead

Chorus
I don't mean to make you dream
of being stable
I don't mean to make you dream
like you're alive
I know why, I know why
I know why, I know why

Subside

Written By: Strangers in Paradise

SUBSIDE

Verse
Feeling like a rainy day
Waiting for a holiday
Knowing that I’m still alive
Waiting for the fear to subside
W+ithout her

Chorus
My eyes would go blind for you
My blood would run dry for you

Verse
Feeling like a maniac
Waiting for a heart attack
Knowing that I’m still alive
Waiting for the fear to subside
without her

Bridge
And all along there were
incidents and accidents
and all along there were
incidents and accidents
but everything reminded me of you

Chorus
My eyes would go blind for you
My blood would run dry for you

Sympathy

Written By: Strangers in Paradise

SYMPATHY

Verse
You and I may never be here again
You and I may never feel the same again
All this time I’m wondering if I’m not high
When all along all I needed was an alibi

Chorus
Everybody needs a little sympathy
Everybody bleeds into obscurity

Bridge
I see the pieces of the rainbow falling
They wake you up in the middle of the morning
They come along when you least expect it
Why change your mind while your still connected

Discography

'I Know Why' promo release