Transistor

Transistor

 Barrie, Ontario, CAN
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Original and fun! Transistor mixes a driving energy with intricate lyrics to reveal music that is melodic, catchy and heavy. The finely tuned four piece rock machine cranks it up a notch for live performance to stand out from the crowd. Pushing past the speakers and eardrums to stick in your head!

Biography

Formed in 2007, and based out of Barrie, Ontario. Transistor is a four member, award nominated band. They have released two full length albums - These Four Walls (2009) and Time In Between (2011). Currently, the band is putting the finishing touches on their third album - RESOLUTION set for debut in early 2015. Transistor have received airplay in Canada and England to date and are looking to promote the latest album through performances over the course of the upcoming year.

The band’s recipe is simple - they form their all original brand with a hard driving focus of power-filled songs, combined with intricate lyrics, to reveal music that ranges from melodic to heavy. Steve Wishart’s vocals twist and turn throughout the songs, weaving an energy of rich harmonies with lead guitarist and backing vocalist Chris Nunes. The groupís nucleus is held together by Joel Schonewille’s steady rhythms on drums. While bass player Don Lindsay intertwines unorthodox bass lines to bring the songs together. The band prides themselves on doing everything for themselves by themselves. It allows them to stay true to their craft and music, and reflects in everything they do from recording, to creating a video, to live performance.

Transistor has performed at such events as the Earth Hour Concert and Barrie New Music Fest, as well as the Music on Main Festival.

Lyrics

The Painter

Written By: Transistor

Let's see where it goes
Flesh our the parts unknown
And fill the night's canvas with unfamiliar scene
Follow without direction
A feeling for connection
The next thing i know your aiming at me

Paint me a sound
Don't play the blues out loud
I'll follow your brushstrokes down any road
Down any road
For now I'll keep my head down
And my ear to the ground
Whoa and let's just see where it goes
Nobody knows

And who really knows?
Apart from the unknown
We'll disect a piece that speaks to me
Oooh..Texture what you will
The paint spills like words fill
We'll bottle it up so the world can't see

Paint me a sound
Don't play the blues out loud
I'll follow your brushstrokes down any road
Down any road
For now I'll keep my head down
And my ear to the ground
Whoa and let's just see where it goes
Nobody knows

Paint me a sound
Don't play the blues out loud
I'll follow your brushstrokes down any road
Down any road
For now I'll keep my head down
And my ear to the ground
Whoa and let's just see where it goes
Nobody knows

First Time Again

Written By: Transistor

When I look into your eyes
I know there is nothing
Better for me to ever find
But I'll keep on searching
There's a storm brewing inside
Keep your heart out of your mind
It's like I've said a million times
We're going round in circles

And it feels like
Tthe first time
Again

It's easier to see the sky
When we all lay back and die
Sit and watch the vultures fly
They're going round in circles
And when the silence drowns out sound
Everything will turn around
Sit and watch the world go by
We're going round in circles

And it feels like
Tthe first time
Again
And it feels like
Tthe first time
Again

There are times I'd like to forget
All the things I don't know yet
I wear my heart upon my sleeve
Cause a broken one's in my chest

And it feels like
Tthe first time
Again
And it feels like
Tthe first time
Again
Again

She Loves Me Not

Written By: Transistor

Making love in the middle of the night
Makes everything feel oh so right
She push you down she gets you up
Roll over now she's on top

She loves me
She loves me not
My heart skips a beat
Will it ever stop
She loves me not

Making love with an angel one look in her eyes
And your under her spell
She's got you on your back
Now your ready for another attack

She loves me
She loves me not
My heart skips a beat
Will it ever stop
She loves me
She loves me not
My heart skips a beat
Will it ever stop

She loves me
She loves me not
My heart skips a beat
Will it ever stop
She loves me
She loves me not
My heart skips a beat
Will it ever stop
She loves me not

Shallow

Written By: Transistor

I've stepped in deeper puddles than you
I believed every lie you told me was true
You said I don't mean anything to you
Take a look in the mirror
Cause, I hope you like the view

You're shallow
Don't want to drown in you
You're shallow
Transparent and untrue

I never felt it in your eyes
And i've been stepped on for the last time
You've taken somehting you'll never get
A soul.
A heart.
That's just where it starts
But it hasn't hit you yet.

You're shallow
Don't want to drown in you
You're shallow
Transparent and untrue
You're shallow
Don't want to drown in you
You're shallow
Don't wanna drown, don't wanna drown in you

In you
In you
Ooooh

You're shallow
You're heartless and we're through.

Glimpse

Written By: Transistor

Rising to the surface
A simple breath to take
A rare look at something beautiful
A moment to embrace
There's a certain tranquility
An ocean between you and me
We may talk a different language
But we understand the same

A glimpse of you lasts a lifetime
And it's good to know you're always there
A heart beating miles away
To live another day
A glimpse of you lasts a lifetime

Moving so freely
You're a sight to be seen
But your hunted so madly
They'll wanna wipe you out clean
You've given me a purpose
Something worth fighting for
A reason worth living
And wanting to see more

A glimpse of you lasts a lifetime
And it's good to know you're always there
A heart beating miles away
To live another day
A glimpse of you lasts a lifetime

A glimpse of you lasts a lifetime
And it's good to know you're always there
A heart beating miles away
To live another day
A glimpse of you lasts a lifetime

Oooooh
A heart beating miles away
To live another day
A glimpse
Of you

Discography

Resolution (Set for release Early 2015)

Time In Between (Released October 2011)
CD, digital download. Available at our shows and through our website.
To date TIB has seen rotation on College and University Radio and has also had the songs Shallow, Glimpse and The Painter featured. The latter on UK Digital Audio Broadcast.
CD has spawned two videos to date for The Painter and Glimpse

These Four Walls (Released July 2009)
CD, digital download. Available at shows and through iTunes, Amazon
Songs featured on Reverbnation Rock Charts

Set List

All songs to date by Transistor (alphabetical order)

Alone
Be With You
Cold is My Friend
Every Road
First Time Again
Forever and Always
Glimpse
Hurt You
Leave it all Behind
Monkey In Space
On Like This
One More Time
The Painter
Right From the Start
Run
Shallow
She Loves Me Not
Sleep Thieves
Slightly Used
Something More
Soul Stripper
These Four Walls
Think of You
Wake Up
The Wanting