The Vinyl Sea

The Vinyl Sea

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Guitar based pop rock, with plenty of hooks and harmonies. Strong vocals, melodic bass lines and driving rock beats. The Vinyl Sea moves easily from blues, to uplifting, to fun rock, to moody and dark. Prolific song writers, the Vinyl Sea continue to evolve and explore their unique sound.

Biography

Strong vocals, passionate drumming, melodic bass lines, catchy guitar riffs. The Vinyl Sea get your attention, but they don't loose you with obscure or hard to listen to rock. Its gutsy without being aggravating. It's gentle without being wimpy. There's always something new to keep you intrigued. Music that's loved by young and old; timeless and unique all in one.

The Vinyl Sea formed in early 2005, with Pia and Antonella as the main songwriters. At this stage, the songs were young, very folksy influenced and much softer and moodier, hence the name "The Climbing Roses."

In December 2005 they were joined by Russ Lewis, and his powerful, expressive rock style gave these delicate tunes a more cohesive direction - they became the sort of songs people took notice of.

Only a year into its start and The Vinyl Sea had amassed quite a repertoire of tunes. In mid 2006, the band was encouraged to record some of their material with Sounds Suite Studios. Perhaps naively, they set out to record twelve songs, a massive effort and one not without tears and frustration, but the result was 10 workable songs and a process which further gelled the Vinyl Sea sound and gave each member confidence in the song writing, the tunes and the direction the band was going in. The process also resulted in picking up an extra member, Brett Potter - Sounds Suite producer and engineer.

The Vinyl Sea have played regularly around Perth, constantly developing and improving their live sound as well as a studio sound, and continue to work on new tunes and explore new directions.

With diverse individual influences, from Jazz to Heavy Metal and Dance, their is no end to the styles and sounds that the Vinyl Sea are willing to explore. Yet somehow, their is a cohesiveness in the music that guarantees you can pick a Vinyl Sea song when you hear it.

Lyrics

Love and Money

Written By: Lyrics by Pia Valeen

Cover me my love
I’m going in too deep
I’m chasing that white mouse
The one that speaks to me

He’s a cunning one, that other one
And he comes to bring me grief
He held my hand he held it tight
Then he led me through the night

He said..
Love and money
Takes you to the edge
To feel as I do
Married to the flesh

Hold me tight my love
In my hour of need
Shake these shackles from my feet
And lift them off the ground

It’s a running joke, a clever stroke
And well beyond my means
So rub it in and rub it hard
I’m yet to show my cards

Love and money
Takes you to the edge
To feel as I do
Married to the flesh

Set Them Free

Written By: Lyrics by Pia Valeen

Set them free said the man to the girl
Untie their hands and feet
Set them free

They set out when you moon was soft and bright
They set sail and headed for lovers keep
They stretched out and lay beneath the trees
They watched their dreams washed up on the beach

They walked out on the beach one night
The shells whispered sweet nothings in their ears
About love and jealousy, hope, and endless tears
They watched their prophecies drift on out to sea

Set them free
Set them free
Set them free
Set them free
Ahaa…. Ahaa…. Ahaa….

They walked off hand in hand and so in love
No one to say the waves would overcome
A hollow smile was all he gave he walked away
A parting gift to send them on their way

Set them free
Set them free
Set them free
Set them free
Ahaa…. Ahaa…. Ahaa…. Ahaa…. Ahaa…. Ahaa….

Ominous

Written By: Lyrics by Pia Valeen

I feel the heat tonight
It makes it burn and it makes it bright.
Bright like a light.

Cos I’ve been here before
I’ve seen these walls and I’ve walked these halls
I’ve wandered alone

I don’t want to feel this way
I don’t want to be detained
And if you ever cause me trouble
If you ever cause me pain

The colours I can see
They blind my sight and they burn my eyes
A palette of you

And so I wait for you
To bring me back, to bring me peace
Back from the heat

I don’t want to feel this way
I don’t want to be detained
And if you ever cause me trouble
If you ever cause me pain

I don’t want to feel this way
I don’t want to be detained
And if you ever cause me trouble
If you ever cause me pain

Discography

All About You.
(First studio album with 10 songs.)

Set List

Usually a 45min set, but can play up to two hours worth of material. Each song is usually between 4 to 5 minutes long, and we get 10 songs to a set. No covers, never even tried one! A typical set list would be:

Love and Money
Something to Say
Set Them Free
You Were Right
Raise Me
Writing is There
Tall Trees
Rhyme
Love on Our Side
Ominious