This Love Affair

This Love Affair

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This Love Affair write songs with an instantaneous melodic punch. Exemplified by the multiple harmonies, razor sharp guitar riffs, pounding bass lines and thumping drum beats, crowds are left in no doubt of the power and passion this band can produce!

Biography

This Love Affair are a no frills indie rock act that hail from the depths of Birmingham’s burgeoning music scene. The band formed in 2005 - Lee Weston (Vocals & Guitar), brothers Jayme (Drums & Backing Vocals) and Dan Tovey (Guitar & Backing Vocals) and Andrew La Touche (Bass).

The band’s musical approach produces songs with an instantaneous melodic punch, which are indebted to their many and wide-ranging influences.
Exemplified by the multiple harmonies, razor sharp guitar riffs, pounding bass lines and thumping drum beats, crowds are left in no doubt of the power and passion this band can produce.

Live the band has already supported some notable and critically lauded artists, including the likes of; INXS, The Enemy,Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), The Boxer Rebellion, Red Light Company, Colin McIntyre (Mull Historical Society), The Maple State and Envy & Other Sins. The band has also performed live radio sessions for Kerrang! and BBC Introducing.

Alex Baker of Kerrang! Radio has described This Love Affair's music as
"epic, beautiful, soaring, energetic and glorious" and added that the band write from the heart and their talent brings the music to life.

The band has recently been recording at Magic Garden Studios in Wolverhampton with producer Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Kings Of Leon, The Twang, Ryan Adams).

www.thisloveaffair.com

Lyrics

She's My Enemy

Written By: This Love Affair

She's my enemy
For every door that's locked she holds a key
Carries in her hand my effigy
If I could figure out her geography

Gotta hold your tongue, don't live a lie
Blacken up the truth with alibis
Hang on every word she says to me
She's my enemy

Love it can only last if set free to grow
No, there's no stopping the beat keeps dropping
So please release your arms 'cause I can't stay
Please release your arms 'cause I can't stay

Us

Written By: This Love Affair

Questions compound we're on grounds for uncertainty
I know that you're using pain as your remedy
I'll be your anchor to keep you from travelling
But I will break if this weight it keeps carrying

You never do what I say, because I know
You never listen to me
You never listen to us

You can't keep feeding on bruises and told you so's
Shaping the world into something that you control
I'll be your mirror reflecting unravelling
But I will shatter if stones they keep battering.

You never do what I say, because I know
You never listen to me
You never listen to us

Don't you let the walls wear thin
You'll only let the demons in
Stop before you turn and run
You'll end up saving everyone but you, and me

Answers On A Postcard

Written By: This Love Affair

Halt fury
Calibrate your mind with beauty
Open up your arms and airways
Don’t you settle in to your old ways

Sing clearly
Don’t complicate your words with theory
Infiltrate your mind with secrets
Always holding out for your next hit

Answer on the backs of postcard
Together we’ll set this room alight

You stay strong
To suffocate your point would be wrong
There is never rhyme nor reason
Just a bunch of facts and theories

Hold steady
You finger on the point and ready
Keep dancing to a song we’re singing
And amplify the love its brining

Answer on the backs of postcard
Together we’ll set this room alight

You’re a heart of stone
You didn’t even wash the blood from your hands
Yeah you’re comatosed
You didn’t even liven up to the plans

Answer on the backs of postcard
Answer to me on a postcard

Equal

Written By: This Love Affair

I cant put my finger on it
Will you be my truth my tonic
Will you be the oxygen, feeding the blood to my brain

The truss beneath my ceiling
Will keep the glue from peeling
Will you save me from myself, when it’s me that’s fighting me

Of millions of people, I am your equal

Why didn’t you say
When you wanted
Why didn’t you say
When you wanted out

Words on you lips can taste it
Is it me you’re conversating
Is it me you speaking of, in language I don’t understand

But we can work much smarter
If we can address our karma
If we can address the thing, that’s breaking the heart of me

Discography

EP 1: 'Twin Peaks Sessions EP' - Available on I-Tunes (under old band name - 'Brite Lites')

EP 2: 'For The Greater Good' - Available on I-Tunes (This Love Affair)

EP 3: 'This Love Affair' - Available on I-Tunes

EP 4: 'Equal' - Available on i-Tunes from August 2009

All the tracks from the above EPs are played regularly on the Kerrang! Radio and Radio West Midlands 'BBC Introducing'. Also been featured on BFBS Radio, Andover Sound Radio & London Cafe Radio (Canadian Radio Station).

Set List

We play a 30 minute live set of 7 - 8 original songs.

Current set list:

1. SHE'S MY ENEMY
2. EQUAL
3. US
4. ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD
5. IFS, BUTS & MAYBES
6. I STARTED THIS FIRE
7. IN THE IN-BETWEEN