The Host

The Host

 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
BandAlternativeRock

The Host blends flavors of Alternative, Progressive and Hard Rock into their own original sound. As their name suggests, mature song themes range from revenge to restlessness to co-dependent relationships. Intense live performances consistently draw new listeners to their growing fan base.

Biography

Update May 15: The new record sounds great so far. We've got some more work to do and we'll be sure to keep you updated. Thanks to Dave Jerden, Bryan Calstrom, John, Anette, Peter and everyone at Tranzformer Studios.

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Since forming in 2006, The Host has become a staple of the Hard Rock scene in Cincinnati, Ohio. What started out as a labor of love for the four-piece has become an outright obsession.

"The need to write and perform outweighs anything else in our lives, and we work hard to ensure that everything we do has a special quality to it," says Host singer, Chris Charlton.

Drawing on a full spectrum of musical influences, The Host's overall sound lies around the edges of bands like Muse, The Mars Volta, and Queens of the Stone Age. Their unique style and unusual songwriting methods offer a more stream-of-conscious feel that stretches beyond the boundaries of modern Alternative Rock. Exotic verses and powerful choruses are supported by a solid framework of hooks that sink in and don't let go. In keeping with their namesake, song themes range from tales of revenge to restlessness to co-dependent relationships.

Following the release of the Dual EP Project; 2007's “Receive” and 2008's “Transmit”, word-of-mouth for The Host has spread rapidly. Intense live shows and radio airplay, (including a variety of internet podcasts), have only fueled their fire. The Host received a nomination for the 2007 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards in the category of Best Hard Rock Band, and also forged their way to the Regional Semi-Finals of the Nationwide Bodog Battle of the Bands. The Host has also been invited onto three shows for 2008’s Van’s Warped Tour (Cleveland July 17th, Detroit July 18th, & Cincinnati July 30th) and one of the largest band showcases in the region, The MidPoint Music Festival. These high caliber shows have enabled The Host to establish further recognition with a fast growing audience.

With the Receive/Transmit Dual EP Project now under their belt, The Host has started work on their first full length album while continuing to play LIVE, consistently attracting new listeners to their growing fan base.

Lyrics

Sets the Sun

Written By: Chris Charlton

Sets, the sun.
As humans draw to the ocean.

From on the cliffs, we move to see the light.
Open, better you.
Fortify the other side.
All sun goes up.
The tide run sound.
Photographs and memories.

Of your open body by the ocean.
Your open body by the ocean.
With my arms around.
The want to know.
The pull to push.
The need to move the line.
Owns us.

What sets the sun?
What pulls us all to the ocean?

Open, better you.

Fell, the dawn.
Another ray forgotten.
Appeared to slow then left view.

Of your open body by the ocean.
Your open body by the ocean.
I’ve got my hands inside.
The want to know.
The pull to push.
The need to move the line.
Owns us.

What sets the sun?
What pulls the salt to the ocean?
Essentia.
Haunted by a noble resolve.

Open, better you.
Before time runs out to see.

Sets the sun.
What sets the sun?
Sets the sun.
As humans draw to the ocean.

Discography

Receive EP - January 2007
Transmit EP - May 2008
NEW EP - COMING SOON

Set List

Working Undercover
On to the May
She Came with the Frame
Castling
Red Smalltalk and the Lava Rose
Sleep at the Wheel
On Carrion
Please Move
Sets the Sun
Duel
Tremors and Quakes
How to Rush In
Decision Tree
How to Get Out of Here
RMS Carpathia
The Accident

Set is approx 1.5 hours.