The Faze

The Faze

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Here is what some people say. "The Faze could very well be Brisbane’s best answer to trendy synth-driven pop/rock right now that falls comfortably in the vicinity between The Killers and Modest Mouse."

Biography


After almost six months away from the gigging scene, The Faze are set to release their follow up EP, ‘No Smoke and Mirrors’ on the 29th of May.

‘No Smoke and Mirrors’ is the third release by The Faze and although the new EP definitely has a darker undertone, the head nod factor still remains.

The E.p was produced and recorded by Magoo (Regurgitator, Operator Please, Gerling) and Brian White (Boat People, Custard) over a period of three months at Brian White’s studio and Magoo’s Applewood Lane Studio property in regional Queensland

The four guys, who are all hereditarily linked to the same tiny island in the Mediterranean, came together after lead singer Steve and life long friend Manny (drums) wandered into a Brisbane record store to buy a cassette to record some of their musical thoughts.

After a brief conversation with the floor salesman, who happened to be Nick (keys), the band formed and soon after played their first gig in November 2006.
Their popularity is snowballing and the quality of the bands they’re supporting or sharing the same stage is also on the rise.

The quality of their music has also not gone unnoticed by the critics.

After being featured as a spot light artist on triple j’s unearthed homepage, their single ‘she never’ shot to number 1 on the unearthed charts. The b sides on that cd “mr sunshine’ and ‘Untied laces’ ranked in at number 3 and 18.

Untied Laces was also nominated for ‘Q Song’ Best Rock Song 2008, along side the Gin Club.

In their first 12 months, The Faze shared stages with the likes of, The Audreys, Silver Sun Pick Ups and Youth Group.

In 2008 The Faze headlined City Romp and the Ekka Race Day at Eagle Farm to a 20 000 strong crowd. They also had the pleasure of playing ‘Greenfest’, the ‘2 high Festival’ and the ‘Valley Fiesta’.

Besides their successful touring and strong and loyal fan base, The Faze were also sought out by a US record label which used their song ‘Fire in the Snow’ on a compilation album, which is available through Amoeba Music, Americas Largest Music Retailer.

Lyrics

mr sunshine

Written By: the faze

A killer’s in my house she wants to tie me down so I kicked her on the street but she never gonna go
Can you tell me where to find a piece of my mind ‘cause I fell on my face but I didn’t hit the floor
Well excuse me Mr Sunshine!
But I’m stuck in the middle of a sinner and a saint, hiding from the one who wants to take me home.

A killer’s in my house she wants to tie me down so I kicked her on the street she ain’t ever gonna go
Can you tell me where to find a piece of my mind
Could you show me the way to the next liquor store
Well excuse me Mr Sunshine !
I’m stuck in the middle of a sinner and a saint and im following a man with a feather and coat

More, more, more get me out of here
More, more, more get me out of here
More, more, more get me out of here
More, more, more who’ll get me out of here

Well excuse me Mr Sunshine

Untied Laces

Written By: the faze


Strange, oh man I feel strange
And my head’s running circles while I drag it along
It’s so common, oh man, yeah it’s common for the walls to be moving while I try to explain

Untied laces, roaches climbing up the wall
Dirty bottles, ashes scattered on the floor
Untied laces, roaches climbing up the wall
Dirty bottles, shadows, I’m scattered on the floor

Tame, oh I wish I was tame
Cause my face hurts from smiling
Can u tell me I’m sane

I’m open, come inside its wide open
And my body is shaking, now I’m losing my mind

Untied laces, roaches climbing up the wall
Dirty bottles, ashes scattered on the floor
Untied laces, roaches climbing up the wall
Dirty bottles, shadows walking the halls

Salty eyes, candy kids singing lullabies
Twisted minds with shaky hands coming over me
Salty eyes, candy kids singing laaaaaaa

You’re flaking out again! You’re flaking out again!
You’re flaking out again! You‘re flaking out again!
You’re flaking out again! You’re flaking out again!
You’re flaking out again! You’re flaking out again!
You’re flaking ‘cause the walls are moving and my body’s shaking, I’m unaware

Discography

phase1 ep- released march 07 . song 5 temptation played on 4zzz

She never single releasing apr08- she never and mr sunshine featured on triple j unearthed

She never no.1 on triplejunearthed charts FEB18/08

Mr Sunshine no.3 on tripljunearthed charts FEB18/08

No Smoke and Mirrors EP
released May 2009

Set List

Mr sunshine
Untied Laces
Cold Black Night
Fire In The Snow
Caught in our Youth
She Never
Temptation
Plum Conserve
Dream Away
Tambourine Mountain
Ghost of Zaphiri

All originals

Our usual sets go for 45 minutes due to the venues that we play. But can play for 1 hour