The New Kinetics

The New Kinetics

 San Diego, California, USA
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The New Kinetics garage-y post-punk swagger & infectious melodic hooks bring an allure reminiscent of Exile era Stones. Birdy's vocals soar in an inferno of ‘60s brit rock influence evidence of Reilly's guitar, Leslie's bass & Bonser's drumming. A dynamite live show that’ll keep you coming back.

Biography

San Diego's The New Kinetics bring a brand of blistering 60’s influenced rock and roll to the scene headed by fiery frontwoman Birdy Bardot. Devout gear snobs, their vintage equipment delivers a synergetic energy to their rough and tumble live show with Brian Reilly on lead guitar, Jon Bonser on drums, and Leslie Schultze on bass. The New Kinetics continue to tour the US promoting their recently released record Contact.

Lyrics

Riffle Raff

Written By: The New Kinetics

Out in the street, wandering feet
long for the heat of a song,
with an edge and a rule learned in school,
'cuz they know what’s going on.
Scene in their hair, how they step,
steep like the crow of their call.
Dastardly sweet what a treat,
paired with a truly good ale.
Seems so familiar. Please...just speak to me.
Don’t make me turn and go home
without a piece of the bone (it’s just us).
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Tempered to
a comfortable length,
riding the high, worth a like
till the break of day.
Cycles are good, as they should
mend like a dependable friend.
Urgent they search through the worst
to the brink of the end, the end,
the end of the familiar. Please…just speak to me.
Don’t make me turn and go home
without a piece of bone (it’s just us).
Aaww, please...just speak to me.
I need the touch of your palm,
the balm barrage of your arm (it’s just us).

Wind Me Up, Hear Me Sing

Written By: The New Kinetics

I’m trapped inside my birdcage
With no way out and no plans to make
These shiny bars and lovely perch
Sting my eyes and make my claws hurt
The fresh newspaper on my cage floor
Just shows me images of war
The pigeons are sick and ravens will starve
But were sending millionaire blue jays off to mars
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I remember yellow sun
It fell like rain on everyone
All the birds would flock fast down the street
And like a good song it would just repeat
But these days I’m in my cage
Trade my flight for a real good wage
No fear, no foes, no love for me
All I have to do is not be free
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I can see a light from a nearby house
A window there is letting it out
As I look inside with the sun gone down
It’s the only light I see in town
With my bird eyes I can see you
Sitting somber in the amber hue
I guess I’m not alone in my wingless world
You sure are one pretty girl
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I remember yellow sun
It fell like rain on everyone
You and I would fly down the street
And like a good song it would just repeat
But these days we are in our cage
Trade our flight for a real good wage
No fear, no foes, no love for we
And all we have to do is not be free
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As time crawls by I see for miles
My bird eyes see lights by columns and isles
All this time I thought they were free
But now I know they are just like me
Crows and canaries, sparrows and quail
We’re all locked into our lovely jails
We all gave up, we all said fine
We read the paper just to waste our time
I’ve got the Union Tribune on my cage floor
Still shows me images of war
The baby crows get shot in a gang turf war
We sigh and we turn to page 4.
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I remember yellow sun
It fell like rain on everyone
You and I would fly down the street
And like a good song it would just repeat
But these days we are in our cage
Trade our flight for a real good wage
No fear, no foes, no love for we
And all we have to do is not be free

Discography

"Rock & Roll Has Got To Go"
(seven song EP self-released December 2010)

"Contact"
(full length album released by Aural Gravy Records September 27, 2011)
Contact Single - "Riffle Raff"

Set List

{approx 40min}

1. Bees
2. Riffle Raff
3. Cha Cha
4. Headlines
5. Doctor Von Hoggens
6. Children of the Revolution cover
7. Serpentine
8. Fox Hunt
9. Wright
10. Small Faces Cover