TheMOXIE

TheMOXIE

 Brunswick, Victoria, AUS
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The Moxie will enter Mornington indie studio, ‘Kunsthaus’, in winter 2011 to record their debut EP. Combining ambience with alternative, indie, and pop. Lingering melodies that skip from haunting baritone to a husky falsetto sit atop a rigid and powerful rhythm section with delicate guitar work.

Biography

A move south from Alice Springs for childhood friends Bill Guerin (bass), Jack Talbot (drums), and Thomas Snowdon (vocals, guitar) saw the birth of Melbourne-based The Moxie in 2009. Having played music together since 2005, the trio’s relocation was a fresh start and spurred the beginnings of a direction change toward the alternative indie-rock scene.

Yet it was the early recruitment of guitarist Brent Monaghan that crystallised this transformation. Monaghan’s dream-pop and post-punk tendencies invigorated a new taste for atmospheric sound-scapes that now characterise the group’s dark and uplifting compositions.

The Moxie’s marriage of ambience with alternative, indie, and pop makes for an intriguing combination. Snowdon’s gripping vocal has earned high praise and comparison to the likes of Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons), Matt Berninger (The National), and Jeff Buckley. Lingering melodies that effortlessly skip from haunting baritone to a husky falsetto sit atop an often rigid and powerful rhythm section with tasteful guitar work finding space somewhere in-between.

Proving more than agreeable to the Melbourne palette, the group have put together a string of successful performances over two years. Until now the band have held off putting material to tape, preferring to take time to hone their craft locally. The Moxie will enter Mornington indie studio, ‘Kunsthaus’, in the 2011 winter to record their debut EP. A release date is soon to be announced.

Lyrics

Song for Motion

Written By: TheMOXIE

my arms are made, with paper
all those bloodsuckers, flew straight over you
all those bloodsuckers, drinking in my roof

I've been waiting, it's been so long,
find me changing, find me sober

(my arms are made with paper)

i've been waiting, i've been so lost,
find me changing, find me somewhere

Trainwreck

Written By: TheMOXIE

i left you, stuck on the moon, feeling
words stare, pale faced, hardly even ripe,
young and useless

you woke up in gaol, trainwrecked
trainwrecked in your mouth, silences
pale faced blood walked out on me,
oh you're trainwrecked

sit on my back, while it breaks,
from this heavy heart
it's a phase, it's a phase
and they'll dig and they'll scrape and they'll bite,
for everything we find out, it's not for sharing

I'd do anything anything to get you out of here,
I'd do anything anything to get you out

you woke up in gaol, trainwrecked,
trainwrecked in your mouth, silences
you woke up in gaol, trainwrecked,
pale faced blood walked out on me,
oh you're trainwrecked

Catch The Breeze

Written By: TheMOXIE

Don't call us open minded, we're only here for a fuck
even out there in a flood, we'll be out there making love

i left it all to chance and i keep you outside,
draining all the blue from your eyes
i left it all to chance and i keep you outside,
keep you outside, keep you outside

when i said we'd live forever, i was killing time
caught on breeze in handsome weather,
took you for a while

don't turn us into strangers, there's a life i'm waiting for
is it like you lost your hair, do you still think of us?

i left it all to chance and i keep you outside,
draining all the blue from your eyes
i left it all to chance and i keep you outside,
keep you outside, keep you outside

when i said we'd live forever, i was killing time
caught on breeze in handsome weather,
took you for a while, a while
when i said it's you and me again, i was killing time
i'm finding that all i leave i piece together,
leave me for a while, a while

i left it all to chance and i keep you outside,
draining all the blue from your eyes
i left it all to chance and i keep you outside,
keep you outside, keep you outside

when i said we'd live forever, i was killing time
caught on breeze in handsome weather,
took you for a while, a while
when i said it's you and me again, i was killing time
i'm finding that all i leave i piece together,
leave me for a while, a while

Buffalo

Written By: TheMOXIE

i'm cold, so so
take a year before it hits you
lucky in a cave without a cold
it's my heartbeat, crawling out to sleep beside you

i am red in tooth and claw

Buffalo ran, Buffalo cry, out
don't you need your mother

i'm cold,
keep up all the things i'm used to
talking like a shell is on my back
i'll be hurting, i'll be in the desert teething

i am red in tooth and claw

buffalo ran, buffalo cried, out
don't you need your mother?
i'm red in tooth, i'm red in claw
and i'll find your mother

buffalo ran, buffalo cried, out
don't you need your mother,
i'm red in tooth, i'm red in claw,
and i'll find your mother

Set List

1 - Fits (original)
2 - Carnivores (original)
3 - Madman (original)
4 - Catch The Breeze (original)
5 - Song for Motion (original)
6 - Trainwreck (original)
7 - Ancestors (original)
8 - I'm good i'm gone (cover - Lykke Li)
9 - Farewell The World (Original)
10 - Buffalo (original)
11 - Rain (original)
12 - Arctic House (original)
13 - Boys (original)