the roids

the roids

BandAlternativePunk

edgy DIY quasi-digital new wave - yeah yeah yeahs meet elastica

Biography

Identical cousins from iceland, Gunnar and Gerhardt Roid tunneled to america with transistor parts to fuse a new sound with common household consumer grade electronics.Lovechildren of the post punk era of Washington D.C. and U.K., the Roids stole Gary Numan's car and drove it through the wall of the 9:30 club, circa 1985.the smoldering wreckage produced an alloy that is a digital amalgum of punk, post punk, new wave, and boot camp, tossed off with a DIY economy that celebrates immediate gratification and instinct.The Roids experiment with live original sound and distribution methods, and incorporate multimedia as an active part of both their live and online presence.Their quest began in late 2002

Lyrics

submarine

Written By: Gunnar Roid

submarine
ran aground
salty sea
all around
glides unseen
not a sound
night is day
all around

the little pink submarine
is all dressed up like
a human being

submarine
ultrasound
vaseline
polaroid
majesty
on TV
a magic show
I believe

the little pink submarine
is all dressed up like
a human being

my hands are folded
my heart is broken water

Je Sais (ethyl)

Written By: Gunnar Roid

She makes the morning come
listerine - medicine
She burns the chasis clean
kerosene - gasoline

Je sais

She makes the trembling
digits seem - so serene
she makes acetyline
cutaway- getaway

Je sais

She makes the sun fall down on you with every hour
she makes you larger then the sum of all your powers
she'll leave you when you fall asleep - a shrinking flower
another poor soul's tongue tip toes up to the sour

Je sais

Pack your troubles in an old gym bag and smile

Licking Wounds

Written By: Gunnar Roid

Disconentment with boutineer
a plate of envy served daily here
but you don't understand what's happening here
the worlds' against me and the line forms here

there's no going home

obfuscation - a wishful list
self sufficiency has gone amiss
but fightings easier then taking licks
help me surrender to live through this

there's no going home

I'd like another chance to make something of myself
if I could just surrender - I'd be a happy man
but yet I cling to these things, as if I had a say - I never really had them, or owned them anyway.

Discography

The Roids
Submarine
Wrecking Ball
Je sais (ethyl)
Come on
Life Time
Swollen
Gangs all here
Licking Wounds

Set List

Submarine
Wrecking Ball
Je sais (ethyl)
Come on
Life Time
Swollen
Gangs all here
Licking Wounds