TAUN

TAUN

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandRockAlternative

We are the newest evolution in Rock, with thought provoking lyrics, unforgettable riffs and melodically aggressive vocals. We will remind you of all your favourite Rock bands and yet sound like none of them. Our flavour of Rock stems from an eclectic blend of genre's, with various influences of which we have managed to capture the spirit of music and express it in a gutsy, yet palatable manner... We are the next big thing!

Biography

Taun is a Rockingham (Perth; Western Australian) based three piece Rock Band, which is the resulf of drummer Micheal McCoy a.k.a ‘Real's’ life long love affair with music. Joined by Ana McCoy on Bass in 2006 and late 2010 by Scott ‘Oak’ Baggaley initially on Bass and now on Lead Guitar.
‘Real’ has 25 years of drumming experience, crossing many genre’s including Metal, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Latino, Reggae, RnB, Scottish Pipe Bands, Covers and Gospel. ‘Real’ draws inspiration from many genres to produce a unique and fresh sound with easy listening vocals as accompaniment.
Oak has also had many years of music experience. Developing his love for the guitar while at University, playing in bands and later gigging around Perth with original acoustic material. His musical influences include Guns n Roses, Metallica, Live, Pearl Jam and U2.
Ana has always been involved with music on various levels either behind a mic, on rhythm guitar, bass, keys, or in Management and Administration. Ana rounds off this three piece team known as Taun, having preferences for Alt Rock and RnB, favouring warm smooth bass tones and dissonant distorted guitar riffs. She cites her major influences being Cog, Eskimo Joe, Kings X, Eric Benet and Erykah Badu and currently self-manages the band.
TAUN have just returned to Perth after a mini-tour of Asia after playing 'Spring Scream' in Taiwan and are currently looking to record their new material in the next couple of months. Their plan is to then tour this album around Australia and return to Asia in the not too distant future for a more extensive tour.

Lyrics

Longing Love

Written By: Micheal McCoy

Intro

Verse 1
Still the same things inside his head
Sweet denial he claims will save him from pain tonight
Maybe?
Lives a lie guaranteed to fail
As he tries to perpetuate a life he knows has no meaning

Chorus
Longing love in my life, could this be real
Fearing heart, holding back, thought I’d never feel
But your touch bought me back, moment surreal.

Verse 2
Still an aching that bites away
Yet, charades he plays, despite that he hates his life
To be counted and loved for real
Is it wrong for me to feel, that one day I could be

Chorus
Longing love in my life, could this be real
Fearing heart, holding back, thought I’d never feel
But your touch bought me back, moment surreal
Can I trust you tonight?
That you’re for real
Give my heart every part that you need to see
Cause for once in my life, a love surreal.

Bridge
I try to rid myself, fearing all I feel
Don’t look back, it don’t work no longer
Like a hole in my soul, that nobody knows
Don’t look back, it don’t work no longer
Lonely, feels like I can’t cope
Don’t look back, it don’t work no longer
Faulty, this love I can’t force
Don’t look back, it don’t work no longer

Pre-chorus
Still the same things inside his head x 2

Chorus
Longing love in my life, could this be real
Fearing heart, holding back, thought I’d never feel
But your touch bought me back, moment surreal
Can I trust you tonight?
That you’re for real
Give my heart every part that you need to see
Cause for once in my life, a love surreal.

Outro

Pain (Buried Deep)

Written By: Micheal McCoy

Intro
A churning, a churning deep inside, Your afraid to fight again
Don’t know when, Don’t know if this will stop
Seems so sincere, cannot lie. So sincere to the naked eye
So bow down here he comes again, A churning stirring up like a wave
Crashing over me, Still the same, useless enemy

Verse 1
One so bold still trying, Simple, stupid, dying
Thoughts so dismayed. Cannot persuade
His mind from fighting, Can you reap what you sow
When you don’t even know the cause no more regrets
Fixate tendencies gunning for me no more regrets
Down inside could you even believe
That to die, then expect to receive
So called truth, only few can perceive
His desire so adequately, designed for the long haul

Chorus
Inside us a longing, buried deep
Will it ever subside
Around us still hoping, to believe through it all
Inside us longing, try to keep it in
Can no longer hide, around us still hoping to believe through it all

Verse 2
One denies a face so insecure, Oh sweet pain can I endure
Your love one can’t explain. Who am I, can’t blame, inside dying
Still we push, ignore, even trivialise. Yes come one come all
Lets all analyse pain, which don’t come so easy
Yet completes me, Guess you’ve heard it all
Even visualised, this process before
Doesn’t come without paying the fiddler
So eager, please make me whole

Chorus

Bridge
Oh yes my friend, aloof again
Yet waits to see, of which part of this could be real
It makes no sense to work him out
Yet no regrets, it’s you that I’m longing for
Show me, do you know me?

Lead
Interlude
truly confounded me, holding to unfailing love
Seeing through the pain, though still it’s right here
Longing truth, can’t hide anymore,
I belong

Chorus Outro
processed through me eternity, can’t play games anymore
the scenes that fit, that move and twist
I’m gonna be holding on

Conditioned Voice

Written By: Micheal McCoy

Introduction

Verse 1
The hardest to define between those who see
Is knowing how to survive
ugly thoughts constantly through the mind

Verse 2
Can easily be one compared to what they think and feel
But knowing deep down inside
every thought they hold dear in their minds
in their minds x 2

Verse 3
Complacency one often feels
Though a remedy, will we ever see
With no idea, sheer luck now fails
As a tested heart, starts to fall apart
Don’t be naive
Just think back to a time
Need to hold on tight, baby it’s alright
Just wait and see the impact of a life
Forged to break the walls down
And silence the mouths that say ‘you’re nothing without me’

Chorus
believe through the darkness you’ll see
There’s more light over time
Just don’t give up, now believe
This key to life, you will prevail
Turn off, conditioned voices that steal
You were born for a time
Destined to speak life
Proclaim eternity

Bridge
a mould of crafting realised
Unfold knowing on my own, I can’t realise
Yet in you my heart’s still believing

Interlude
believe through the darkness you’ll see
There’s more light over time
Just don’t give up, now believe
This key to life, you will prevail

Chorus Outro

Pull

Written By: Micheal McCoy

Introduction

Verse 1
Imagination, that’s so defiant
Can we fight through this ongoing haze.
A complication, try to define
Just what it is in him, that’s not sitting right
That’s come to bowl him over
Oh please don’t patronise me now
Cause I know just how to spin the wheel
Now confined to where it’s at
Cause in here, thoughts of fear take shape.

Chorus
Sometimes it seems that I’m alright
Some days I feel that I’m alive
But you pull me under
Your lies pull me under

Try to make sense looking left to right
Try to pretend living in denial
Lie pull me under
You can’t pull me under

Verse 2
Within our hearts, dare we see
A deeper side that never wants to know why
Loves to hide
These hands are now choking me
As we live a lie
Now all that you are I despise, compromise
How could we have known,
To have missed in plain sight, compromised (careless thoughts)
Now he cries (no way out of here)
Within this world, I know it’s not easy
To recognise what’s real, but I’m sick of your lies

Chorus
Bridge Inflicted self-deceptions, over time, keep saying that it’s more than in your mind, keeping feeding careless heartbreak pushing through, this mental snare can I take failing you.

Interlude
Why play these games x 4

Why play these games, why play these games
You know you’re not alone
Why play these games, why play these games,
You know only there will it be known
Stop running away so he can show you

Chorus Outro

Discography

Self-titled EP TAUN
(available on sonicbids, facebook, myspace and reverbnation)

1. Longing Love
2. Pain (Buried Deep)
3. Conditioned Voices
4. Pull

Set List

Deny
Buried Deep
Angus Stomp
Longing Love
Sooky Song

Conditioned Voices
Pull
Easy
Defeatist
Equilibrium