Swivelhead

Swivelhead

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
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Swivelhead's music has been described as sounding like Three Days Grace mixed with the brooding of Linkin Park with the guitar styling of Jimi Hendrix.

Biography

Blasting out of Sydney, Swivelhead mix a heady cocktail of melodic hooks in their rock tunes and guitar player/ singer / songwriter Melissa Perry lays it all on the line with lyrics about betrayal, love, obsession, denial all wrapped up in issues about friends, family and life.

This frontwoman is not afraid to delve into the dark and Swivelhead’s songs are filled with edgy riffs and thumping grooves.

Swivelhead started their journey in 2005 when Melissa Perry and Clinton Harn (session drummer/ video director) joined forces & built a recording studio.

HIGHLIGHTS

- Swivelhead supported Dead letter Circus at the Manly Fishos, Sydney in 2009

- Swivelhead's second Album is currently being mixed, mastered & produced at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne by Dan Murtagh 2012 - 2013

- Swivelhead was a TOP 10 ROCK Finalist in the 2012 Music Oz Awards & made no.16 in People Choice Awards held at the Sydney Opera House. http://www.musicoz.org/news/2012/5/20/109/2012_Winners__Top_10t

- Swivelhead was selected to play at Scorcherfest Festival, Sunshine Coast 29 Oct 2011

Swivelhead music can be described as sounding like Three Days Grace mixed with the brooding of Linkin Park with the guitar styling of Jimi Hendrix.

Swivelhead are all about strong riffs. Melissa cut her teeth on guitar and vocal skills at festivals and talent quests throughout New South Wales and QLD, winning a swag of junior championships since the age of 8. She studied guitar at Southern Cross University in Lismore for three years with guitar legend, Jim Kelly (Cross Fire), dreaming of becoming a lead guitarist like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix.


Clinton Harn brings his own swag of drumming experience to the band having played with Steve Edmonds, Charlton Hill, Candice Alley, Heval and The Noll Brothers, appearing at the ARIA awards and various TV programs such as Rove, The Footy Show and many more.

Swivelhead are now ready to rock their albums onto stages all over world. - See more at: http://www.swivelhead.com.au

Lyrics

Darkest Day

Written By: Melissa Perry Swivelhead

Verse
The truth is out it’s sinking in, dragging me down can't even begin to describe…

Chorus
My Darkest Day, my darkest moment, darkest hour of my life
It’s over now I know the truth lies you’ve been feeding me for months
This is the way that it had to be can't forgive what you did, what you did to me

Verse
Sanity cannot be found, gonna burn this house down to the ground. This is…

Chorus

Chorus
Oh.....oh oh yeah (My Darkest Day, my darkest moment, darkest hour of my life)
It’s over now I know the truth lies you’ve been feeding me for months
On & On these years they flow away me and I can't let go
This is the way that it had to be can't forgive what you did, what you did to me

Broken Hearted

Written By: Melissa Perry Swivelhead

Verse
It's hate or love oh it's never easy to rise above all these games this truth or dare
Nothing left but tears now and one left looking back on those years

Chorus
Could I be so Broken Hearted? I've lost at love again
I’m right back where I started you don't love me again

Verse
You played with fire You broke my heart
You'll pay for this lying when this all falls apart

Chorus

Bridge
You don't treat me right and yet you stay for night you keep coming around x2

Verse
You played with fire and broke my heart
You'll pay for this lying when this all falls apart

Chorus x2
(you don’t love me you don’t me again)

Cannot Live Here

Written By: Melissa Perry Swivelhead

Verse
Going under I'm way in over my head
And there's no-one to drag myself out of bed
To discover no-one else here around
To uncover tears falling on the ground

Chorus
Feel like I'm gonna explode
Feel like I cannot breathe
I'm at the end of my road
And I Cannot Live Here

Verse
Going under no way out I can see
How to recover I can't remember how to breathe
I am frozen by this fear I cannot fight
Cannot stay here too afraid to face the night

Chorus

Bridge
Can't get through the night with words left unspoken
Can’t keep up the fight with eyes closed blind
Feel like I'm gonna explode.

Guitar Solo

Cannot Live Here x8

Discography

Album 1 "Swivelhead" by Swivelhead

Tracks “Cannot Live Here”, “Goodbye” & “Candle” getting airplay on http://www.indie104.com/, Brian Ball's Womens Radio.

Album 2
Swivelhead's second Album is currently being mixed, mastered & produced at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne by Dan Murtagh 2012 - 2013

Set List

2x 1 hour sets