Tin Bangs

Tin Bangs

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Dirty sexy rock & roll... straight up.

Biography

Tin Bangs have quickly established themselves as a premiere unsigned act in Canada's largest talent pool. Ben Taylor (vocals, guitar), Phil Darling (bass, vocals) Bryan Dunlay (guitar) and Robbie Butcher (percussion, vocals) have forged an intense new sound that incorporates the most exciting elements of rock, fusing the raw power of 70's punk with the melodic hooks of today's headlining acts.

Tin Bangs command the stage with a rock n' roll swagger usually reserved for seasoned veterans of the rock clubs. Having entered the game a little over a year-and-a-half ago, the boys have catapulted their signature sound out of the small club and onto the big stage, opening for such bands as The Killers, Editors, Art Brut, Datarock and many others.

Tin Bangs has cultivated a core following in Toronto and strong international street-level presence. The band consistently sells out headlining shows in Toronto and are poised for the next stage of their skyrocketing career trajectory.

Lyrics

Shake!

Written By: TIN BANGS

VERSE 1
I shake sh-sh-sh-shake shake when you turn me on
I can't impress it on you before you've had your say
But you say no way!
I say moderation
You say no way!
But you never you never you never you never tell

VERSE 2
'Cause it's a sad sad man who doesn't go all the way
'Cause it's a sad sad man who doesn't go all the way
It's a sad man
Who doesn't go all the way
And you can talk all night
And you can start your fights
I'll never understand why you're taking a man no I'll never I'll never I'll never!

CHORUS
I've been trying for days
Yeah I've been trying for days
And I've been trying for days to see what you want
And I've been trying for days
And I've been trying for days
And I've been trying for days but you call me a cunt

VERSE 3
Take t-t-t-take my hand
Before you turn me on
There's no undressing you before you've had your say
But you say no way!
I say moderation
You say no way!
But you never you never you never you never!

CHORUS
I've been trying for days
Yeah I've been trying for days
And I've been trying for days to see what you want
And I've been trying for days
And I've been trying for days
And I been trying for days but you call me a cunt

T-t-t-t-tell
T-t-t-t-tell
T-t-t-t-tell
T-t-t-t-tell
I said tell me your name!
Tell me your name!
Tell me your name!
Tell me your name!

City Lights

Written By: TIN BANGS

VERSE 1
Small towns are waiting on Friday night
'Cause city lights are calling us,
Calling us here, tonight
You said you wanted to dance
Lights down it's time on Friday night
Down in the city leather boots in tow
But you know, it's no
But there's no use telling you
Sitting down the joke is in tonight
She's going to take it for the rest of us
Sitting here tonight
'Cause she said
She wanted to dance

CHORUS
But I know girl
You're full of left-hand turns
And if you wanted to leave
You know it's really none of my concern

VERSE 2
Small towns are waiting on Friday night
'Cause city lights are calling us,
Calling us here, tonight
You said you wanted to dance
Hands down the joke is in tonight
You're gonna take it for the rest of us
Staring at the sight
I thought you wanted to dance
Time now the scene tonight is set
Three skirts but they don't even know it yet!

CHORUS
But I know girl
You're full of left-hand turns
And if you wanted to leave
You know it's really none of my concern

The Skinny

Written By: TIN BANGS

(VERSE 1)
I'm on my own it's my bones that are growing old
My mind's set now it's keeping me on hold
I can't believe my ears after 26 years
You've got nothing to show
For your blood and your tears
Except
My time
Standing in line
You're stinking of gin with too much lime
You're sitting here wasting all of my...

(CHORUS)
Time! To use it all up
You take up, take up, the time!
Just to run out the clock
'Cause your number's up!
But you've been around
And I've done it all, done it all!
All over this town

(VERSE 2)
Well I can't tell if you've heard it before
When you're coming 'round sick
Knocking at my door
Hanging up the phone to be on your own
Walk away inside
Until you're years too old
Cause it's
My time
Standing in line
You're stinking of gin with too much lime
You're sitting here wasting all of my...

(CHORUS)
Time! To use it all up
You take up, take up, the time!
Just to run out the clock
'Cause your number's up!
But you've been around
And I've done it all, done it all!
All over this town

(BRIDGE)
You're coming up coming up
You're awake from the dead
And I'm telling you again
You're buzzing, buzzing
Buzzing 'round my head
You've been 'round my head

(CHORUS)
And don't you know it's time!
To use it all up
You take up, take up, the time!
Just to run out the clock
'Cause your number's up
But you've been around
And I've done it all, done it all!
All over this town

He's So Pretty

Written By: TIN BANGS

VERSE 1
I can't ignore red leather heels on the floor
Fishy tights telling me you're becoming bored
We were the life and times of this place
Now we've fallen from grace

BRIDGE
But I am a man
And I can understand
What you're doing to me
And I am (I am)
I am a man
And I can understand
What you're doing to me
In my life

CHORUS
You're twisting the knife!
But you're so pretty
You're twisting the knife!
But you're so pretty

VERSE 2
I'll finish up, take it out and take it off
I've left my mark in the bin, have you had enough?
Twenty minutes of loving you
Are taking their toll in the worst kind of news

BRIDGE
But I am a man and I can understand
What you're doing to me
And I am (I am)
I am a man and I can understand
What you're doing to me
In my life

CHORUS
You're twisting the knife!
But you're so pretty
You're twisting the knife!
But you're so pretty

CHORUS
That lady's a man have you seen his face?
Well he's so pretty!
Well he's so pretty!
Well he's so pretty!
Well he's so pretty!

Nervous Now

Written By: TIN BANGS

VERSE 1
Hey, hey, hey!
Just sit for a minute you whores on Sunday
It's all over me
Hey you with the headphones on
I'm talkin' to you
I'm talkin' to you
You got blood on your hands from this platinum bruise!

CHORUS
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
You've got yourself a cash cow!
Nervous now
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
You've got yourself a cash cow!

VERSE 2
Thank your god
How many times you call on your lord?
Six, eight, ten, twelve, fourteen?
Oh my god!
It's only two minutes of this before the next one comes along
And I'm talkin' to you
Talk talk

CHORUS
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
You've got yourself a cash cow!
Nervous now, are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
You've got yourself a cash cow!

BRIDGE
I've seen it from across the room
(I'm feeling slightly concerned)
Hungry hands and you want it too
(I'm feeling slightly concerned)
I can't say that I won't pay for you!

CHORUS
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
You've got yourself a cash cow!
Nervous now, are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
Are you nervous now?
You've got yourself a cash cow!

Animal Mother

Written By: TIN BANGS

VERSE 1
I'm on my way to see the wolf pack
Flash you want it on the way back
Helping yourself to what's around
Wanted it all but you got none

BRIDGE 1
Wanted it all but you got none
I'm not a violent man
But I want a gun

CHORUS
Finger on the trigger
Live round
I'm gonna bury you face down
On the trigger
Live round
I'm gonna bury you face down
Finger on the trigger
Live round
I'm gonna bury you face down
On the trigger
Live round
I'm gonna bury you face down

VERSE 2
I'm cutting through you like a hot knife
Give my warning to the new wife
Turnin her on with the lights on
Turnin her on with the lights on

BRIDGE 2
Turnin her on with the lights on
I'm not a violent man
But I want a gun

CHORUS
Finger on the trigger
Live round
I'm gonna bury you face down
On the trigger
Live round
I'm gonna bury you face down
Finger on the trigger
Live round
I'm gonna bury you face down
On the trigger
Live round
I'm gonna bury you face down

CHORUS
Finger on the trigger
Live round
I'm gonna bury you face down
On the trigger
Live round
I'm gonna bury you face down
Finger on the trigger
Live round
I'm gonna bury you face down
On the trigger
Live round
I'm gonna bury you face down!

White Lies (Timekiller)

Written By: Tin Bangs

Chorus
Bright eyes (bright eyes)
Tip of my tongue is burnin’ (tip of my tongue is burnin’)
White lies (white lies)
Back of my mind is turnin’ off from your
Bright Eyes (bright eyes)
Tip of my tongue is burnin’ (tip of my tongue is burnin’)
White lies (white lies)
Back of my mind is turnin’ off

Verse 1
All your friends are on to you
‘Cause you know what they know
So who you gonna turn to?
But the words run off of you
You know what they don’t
What’s truth when you know it’s lies?

Chorus

Verse 2
The dogs are onto you
Cause they know what you don’t
So where you gonna run to you
They’re closing in on you
You know that they won’t
Stop now till they see the flies

Bridge
Bright eyes, tip of my tongue is burning
Bright eyes, tip of my tongue is burning
Bright eyes, tip of my tongue is burning
White lies, back of my mind is turnin’ off

Chorus

Young Lions

Written By: Tin Bangs

Verse 1
Young lions on the inside
Our tongues are torn
We’ll swallow it down
Swallow it down
All we offer is a story
Lost our breath from forcing entry
You and me

Chorus 1
Young lions and we’ve got our story straight
You stop messing with the details
We like it just the way it plays (it plays out on paper)
I’ve kept my promise
I’ve made to be honest
To you
To you

Verse 2
Young lions on the inside
Mind is torn
From telling our lies
But we’re making sure that

Bridge
This time I’ll end it
Quickly pretend that
I’ve kept my promise
I’ve made to be honest
To you

Chorus 2
Young lions we’ve got our story straight
You stop messing with the details
We like it just the way it plays (it plays out on paper)
I’ve kept my promise
I’ve made to be honest
To you

Your Sky Is Falling

Written By: Tin Bangs

Verse 1
Put on a brave face
Because the roof is coming down in this place
Stop your car on the highway
White knuckles on another Sunday
With your hands placed firmly at your sides
Double yellow line keeps your eyes on the prize this time

Chorus 1
Dead in the water
Dead in the water
Dead in the water
Dead in the water

Bridge
Out all night
Don’t answer to no one
We’re not alone
So we don’t
Pick up the phone
Listen to it drone
Listen to the tune of my ringtone

Chorus 2
On and on and (on and on and)
Dead in the water (dead in the water)
(Repeat)

Discography

EP: Heavy-Handed Darling (May 2006)
Tracks:
1. Shake!
2. He's So Pretty
3. The Skinny
4. Two Nights Out of Three
5. City Lights

EP: My Wife Is So Bored (September 2007)
Tracks:
1. Shit Disco
2. Animal Mother
3. Nervous Now

EP: Nice Backpack ...You're So Weird (October 2007)
Tracks:
1. Members Only
2. Odessa
3. Two Nights (Revisited)

EP: Ontario In Stereo (November 2007)
Tracks:
1. White Lies (Timekiller)
2. Your Sky Is Falling
3. Young Lions

Compilation LP: Seeya in the Springtime (December 2007)
Tracks:
1. White Lies (Timekiller)
2. Young Lions
3. Your Sky Is Falling
4. Shit Disco
5. Odessa
6. Two Nights (Revisited)
7. Members Only
8. Animal Mother
9. Nervous Now

Preview songs online at:
http://www.myspace.com/tinbangs
http://www.tinbangs.com/music.htm
http://www.virb.com/tinbangs
http://homepage.redpipe.ca/tinbangs

Television Appearances:
MTV @ SXSW (Saturday March 17, 2007)
MTV Live (Wednesday June 6, 2007)
MTV Shuffle (Friday June 8 - Sunday June 10, 2007)
Life's A Zoo.tv (TELETOON Detour, September 2008)
Budweiser/NFL Promo "Contagious" (Fall 2008)

Radio Play:
XFM London
KROQ Los Angeles
CFNY 102.1 The Edge
Q107
CBC Radio 3
INDIE 104 iRadio LA
RADIONY
CIUT
CKLN
CHRW
CFBX
CKMS
CFXU
CKCU
CHSR
INDIE CAN
PULP FRICTION
ICEBERG RADIO

Set List

Set length: 35-40 min

Set list:
1. Head On (The Jesus & Mary Chain)
2. Shit Disco
3. He's So Pretty
4. Nervous Now
5. Two Nights Out Of Three
6. Odessa
7. White Lies (Timekiller)
8. Young Lions
9. Shake!
10. City Lights
11. The Skinny

Alternates:
11. Leather Lover
12. Killing Fields
13. Hair Trigger
14. Animal Mother
15. Members Only
16. Your Sky Is Falling
17. Pretty Vacant (Sex Pistols)
18. Search & Destory (The Stooges)