This Girl, That Boy

This Girl, That Boy

 Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
BandPop

Boasting silky vocals, prolific lyrics, effervescent guitar work, melodious synth, energetic drum and bass repartee - we are This Girl, That Boy. Familiar yet different, our tunes are standout and uber-catchy. Step into our world.

Biography

This Girl, That Boy is an indie-pop band who entered the Edmonton music scene in 2007. Lifelong friends, DonnaMae, Colin, Kobi and Katie made the group official after intense music-making in the basement led to numerous performances all over town.

In 2009, their debut album, a self-titled EP, was released in December which garnered media attention from CBC Radio and local music magazines. The release of their retro-influenced music video to the uber-catchy “Renegade Love”, just fuelled their growing popularity.

The completion of "Golden", co-produced by well-known local sound engineer Doug Organ, was launched on October 29, 2010. Tracks have been in regular rotation on THEX 92.5 FM Kamloops and CJLO in Montreal. This Girl, That Boy's musical evolution is evident and nicely surprising once audiences get an earful of standout tracks such as “Heat in the Night” and "Hold On". DonnaMae’s syrupy vocals, prolific lyrics and effervescent guitar work, Katie’s melodious synths, Kobi and Colin’s energetic drum and bass repartee - constructs a solid album teeming with undeniably memorable tunes. This Girl, That Boy’s new album is a tour de force; so look out for the band to be a major part in the pop landscape for years to come.

Lyrics

Kill Me Again

Written By: DonnaMae Kennedy (This Girl, That Boy)

Hours turn to nights
And I feel my pallid face
Burning
Exposed too long

Riots break in the night
Can I beat the passive
Pulsing birth of my forlorn

Kill me again
With your words love

Fragments
Cut from the edges
I reach out to touch you
But all these words
Won't dissolve

Kill me again
With your words love

Your words, your words
Kill me again

Kill me again
With your words love

Golden

Written By: DonnaMae Kennedy (This Girl, That Boy)

My common sense
Tells me to stay away
My body dictates
The need for something new

If you're feeling golden today
Come and sit
A little bit closer to me

Your love Bursting at the seams
Stars align Flutters from my ribs
Sounds off Comets in my streams

If you're feeling golden today
Come and sit
A little bit closer to me

Your love Bursting at the seams
Stars align Flutters from my ribs
Sounds off Comets in my streams

Orange, orange all around
Yellows, bursting at the seams
Golden twilights in my streams

Hold On

Written By: DonnaMae Kennedy (This Girl, That Boy)

We started up the hill
An impossible incline
Finally arrived
This afternoon
In bliss
We were mystified

Lost in an island park
With trees, seas and secrets
Unearthed in the mire
And we're running faster, running faster
Every minute, nearing our escape

Hold on, hold on Hold on, hold on
We're spinning higher, spinning higher

This tapestry
Intertwining our lives
This height
Instant reality
What each element
Might define for us
Crossing tragedies
Cut and paste to the dark stonewall behind

Now we're running faster, running faster
Every minute, nearing our escape

Hold on, hold on Hold on, hold on
We're spinning higher, spinning higher

Hold on, hold on Hold on, hold on
We're spinning higher, spinning higher
(And it's divine
Our design
We can shut the world outside
We're getting closer
Every minute, every day)
Hold on, hold on Hold on, hold on
We're spinning higher, spinning higher

Heat in the Night

Written By: DonnaMae Kennedy (This Girl, That Boy)

Closing in on our great divide
Buying time
Waiting it's reckless

In between a dream and a lie
Episodes of numbness
Awaken
Every time I look around you're fleeing fast

Heat in the night
What's a girl to do when you're gone

Thomas throw some dirt in the fire
Is my addiction taunting a fine line
Habits form my criminal side
Take it down, nail it
It's reckless
Every time I look around you're fleeing fast

Heat in the night
What's a girl to do when you're gone

Struggle

Written By: DonnaMae Kennedy (This Girl, That Boy)

Tenderness is what got me
In this place
In the first place
Shield my face
From the road ahead
Open books in the maze
Constant stirs
Aloof upswings
A shallow cheap thrill
When what's mine can't be stilled

Struggle
To reveal
I'm in love again
Struggle
To reveal
Will my heart be still

I'm in love and it's showing
Colour and
I'm warm and
I'm suffering
In silence

Struggle
To give in
I'm in love again
Struggle
To give in
Will my heart be stilled

Will my heart be stilled
Will my heart be still
Will my heart be stilled
Will my heart be still

Discography

Oct 2010 - Golden*

Dec 2009 - This Girl, That Boy (EP, self-titled)*

2002 - Aurora Copper

* - tracks stream on CBC Radio 3, Reverb Nation

Set List

Our typical set lists consists of 12-13 original songs and is usually an hour long (highly dependent on the venue's request). We have enough songs for 2 sets of 45 mins each.
We have been known to throw in a cover song during our set, for example, Love Song by The Cure.