The Looks

The Looks

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
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The Looks are a dirty indie rock band with tunes “catchier than a big net”. They follow up their recent raucous live shows in Dublin and London with their 1st Irish tour this summer. With comparisons to Libertines & Kings of Leon, they are set to prove if Looks don't kill they can certainly maim!

Biography

The Looks are a gritty indie rock band from Dublin. They lived in London for only a month but left a significant impact on it and it's surrounding areas! After meeting a bunch of punks on Dean St they jumped onstage with them to perform a raucous gig to a sweatbox in Soho. That gig led to an offer to headline the Indie night in Watfords premier music club where they played to crowd of over 250 "Watfordians".

From there further higlights include meeting the Chrystal Maze star Richard O'Brian and legendary gameshow host Bruce Forsythe. Both of whom we gather are now huge fans of The Looks.

Since returning to Dublin they have built up a sizeable fanbase and are touring Ireland in August and September.

Lyrics

Natalie

Written By: Alec Hughes

Your mother never told me how to take care of you
She just put the stale milk in the fridge and made me ch-ch-ch-choose

And it's a strange world when there's noone around
And it's a cruel cruel world when you see what you've done
And its a strange world when there's noone around
And it's a bad bad world when you lie in the sun

Your father always showed me how to take care of you
He just threw a fist across your face and left a b-b-b-bruise

And it's a sad world when you're crying alone
And it's a mean old world when you live on page three
And it's a strange world when there's noone around
And your eyes yeah your eyes your eyes scream - give it to me

you spend your day on your back with men that you do not know
(they tell you tall tales and lies about their wives and their bits on the side)

you spend your day on your back with men that you do not know
they tell you tall tales and lies while their old wives text their phones
and in the morning you get a cab fare and a line of coke
but then it's o so much better than when you're living at home

Your mother never told me how to take care of you
She just took the stale milk in the fridge and made me ch-ch-ch-choose

And it's a sad world when you're crying alone
And it's a mean old world when you live on page three
And it's a sad world when there's noone around
And your eyes yeah your eyes your eyes scream - give it to me

you spend your day on your back with men that you do not know
(they tell you tall tales and lies about their wives and their bits on the side)

you spend your day on your back with men that you do not know
they tell you tall tales and lies while their old wives text their phones
and in the morning you get a cab fare and a line of coke
but then it's o so much better than when you're living at home
you spend your day on your back with men that you do not know
they tell you tall tales and lies while their old wives text their phones
and in the morning you get a cab fare and a line of coke
but then it's o so much better than when you're living at home

and everyone says you should be the next queen of big screens
but then they see it's just young Natalie and she's just 19

Dance for a Dollar

Written By: Alec Hughes

If the shoes don't fit just take them off
And if the days too long get on your back
But I know you, yes I know you
You're feeling like an octopus with so many arms
You've got so many arms but none of the charms
But I know you and yes I know you
I know you, yes i know you

You let yourself down with what you missed
but you never complain until you're pissed
But I know you, yes I know you
You're coming round the side it's such a stealthy attack but
Coming round the front from there there's no coming back
I know you, yes i know you
I know you yes, I know you

Charlie Cong is a little man and he has got you eating of the back of his hand
Charlie Cong is a little man and he has got you eating of the back of his hand
Charlie Cong is a little man and he has got you eating of the back of his hand

Sleeping with the Red Sox just to piss me off
Sleeping with Red Sox was an awful lot of fun
I know you and yes i know
You're playing silly games and then you're losing all your friends
And a fuzzy little puddock it just won't make ammends
I know you, yes i know you, I know you, yes I know you

Charlie Cong is a little man and he has got you eating of the back of his hand
Charlie Cong is a little man and he has got you eating of the back of his hand
Charlie Cong you little man, you read your lines from the back of your hand
Charlie Cong is a little man and he has got you eating of the back of his hand

So if the shoes don't fit just take them off
If the day's too long get on your back
But I know you, yes i know you
I know you, yes I know you

Seventy-Five

Written By: Alec Hughes

Leaving so early, no time for the real me
I wish that i could stay out and play
But you rely on the monster to get you there faster
And i can't watch it take her away

But she's gone, yes she's gone, she's gone

Paddy and Davy wish they were Tommy
cause Tommy always finished his fights
But I'm just a lowlife, been sat here since half-five
It's wrong to think we'll get home tonight

But she's gone, yes she's gone, she's gone

I have got know clue, to sing how I love you
Or talk or cling or even to cry
but living is breathing and loving is singing
so go down town and go lick the sky

But she's gone, yes she's gone, she's gone
But she's gone, yes she's gone, she's gone

We're getting tempted to move to the east end
And catch some winks in our single bed
But heart palpatations in underground stations
Helps me get round of my empty head

But she's gone, yes she's gone, she's gone
But she's gone, yes she's gone, she's gone

Discography

The Looks were one of the leading acts on the recent top 5 compilation "Ourspace" released in March. The release brought them to the Phantom studios to take an interview with Edel Coffey on her morning show.

Their first demo "Take Me Home" received airplay on a number of Dublin radio stations including Phantom Fm and Anna Livia.

Having completed mixing on some of their latest batch of songs they are building up a collection of songs to release in the winter following their Irish tour.

Having met backstage at a gig in waterford, the Looks exchanged Cds with Babyshambles frontman pete doherty...his was ok. (we love you pete)

Set List

1. 75
2. Joey Cornetto
3. Natalie
4. Dance for a Dollar
5. Kentucky Derby
6. Olive Branch
7. Out in the Cold
8. The Themes
9. Toad in the Hole
10. You know What You want

This set would run up to about 45 minutes. Set list changes regularly but this was the last set that we played.