The Fascination

The Fascination

BandAlternativePop

The Fascination sounds like trans-Atlantic pop culture from the year 1982 through to present day.

Biography

fascination
n.
1: the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror) [syn: captivation]
2: a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual [syn: captivation, enchantment, enthrallment]

Greetings,

The Fascination is a three-piece comprised of a British immigrant, a native San Diegan, and a southern boy from South Carolina. They live in San Diego where they play music for hipsters who pretend to not like them… that’s how it works there.
They plan on success and fame and a following of millions. Selling their bottled sweat and locks of hair have proven to be the largest money makers so far, but in the future- action dolls, lunch boxes and bed sheets are all in the works

The Fascination sounds like The Cure playing Oasis songs with just a pinch of Bowie sprinkled in. Their musical influences are: Manchester, broken homes, the Beatles, love, hate, chicks, Black Sabbath, 31G, Factory, and alcohol, etc.

The Fascination would love to cash in on the fact that they write catchy pop tunes cunningly disguised as “indie” songs. They would like nothing more then to own large houses on the beach that they never get to sleep in because of their hectic world-touring schedule. They would love to hear their songs behind some horrible poorly-acted break-up scene in the next big 8pm teen drama on Fox. They look forward to selling out.

They are fully aware that there was once an all girl American vocal group in the 1960’s called “The Fascinations” formed by Shirley Walker and Mather Reeves who became moderately popular in the English “Northern Soul” scene of the time…. We sound nothing like them and have no “s.”

Goodbye.

Lyrics

Shine

Written By: Robin Nicholl

Shine

Verse 1:
I took the last train out of town
Too damm young to settle down
With anyone else but you
See I’d forgotten how to smile
But it came back with every mile
That I came closer to you

Chorus:
Will you be my inspiration?
It’s the one thing that I need
Will you give me conversation?
When I’m begging darling please
Just a little less hesitation
I can show you what I mean
Just a little less complication
And I’m down here on my knees

Verse 2:
So let the people cast their stones
Because in my heart you’ll find a home
And there’s nothing they can do
If it’s wrong then I hate right
If it’s black let’s paint it white
If I’ve lied then make me true

Chorus:
Will you be my inspiration?
It’s the one thing that I need
Will you give me conversation?
When I’m begging darling please
Just a little less hesitation
I can show you what I mean
Just a little less complication
And I’m down here on my knees

Ending:
Come on lets shine
Let’s make the whole world blind
Let’s show them what it’s like
Come on lets shine
Let’s make the whole world blind
Let’s show them what it’s like
Come on lets shine
Let’s make the whole world blind
Let’s show them what it’s like
Come on lets shine
Let’s make the whole world blind
Let’s show them what it’s like

Do You Know What I Mean?

Written By: Robin Nicholl

Do You Know What I Mean?

Verse 1:
You’re shooting for the stars
All the champagne and the cocaine and the fancy cars
But it’s getting hard to show them what you mean
You burn it at both ends
Spending all your money on your new best friends
But it’s so important to make like you’ve been seen
Oh yeah do you know what I mean?

Chorus:
Wake up
Yeah you’re rubbing you’re eyes
And you’re wondering
Who’s this little surprise
That I’m next to
Who did I say I am
Should I leave now
Try and sort out a plan
So you make out
Like a thief in the night
Grab a coffee
Make you feel alright
Until the next time
When you’re at it again
Is this you now
Are you still trying to pretend

Verse 2
Everything’s alright
But you haven’t slept since Thursday now it’s Sunday night
Well perhaps not quite but that’s the way you feel
Its how the story goes
Watch your paycheck disappearing up your empty nose
Well it’s what you chose it’s what you said was real
Oh yeah I know how you feel

Chorus:
Wake up
Yeah you’re rubbing you’re eyes
And you’re wondering
Who’s this little surprise
That I’m next to
Who did I say I am
Should I leave now
Try and sort out a plan
So you make out
Like a thief in the night
Grab a coffee
Make you feel alright
Until the next time
When you’re at it again
Is this you now
Are you still trying to pretend

Discography

"Modern" 5 song ep, self released in winter 2006.

"The Fascination" Full length album released 5.13.08

"We Can Take Care of Our Own" 7 song EP released 4.14.09