Travel By Owl

Travel By Owl

BandRock

Striving for authenticity, while always maintaining a few basic principals, in order to have it appeal to a wide range of audiences. The sound is extremely melodic, bread by earnest songwriting and moody dynamics. Honest heartfelt lyrics that will leave you intrigued and wanting more.

Biography

"Owls are creatures of the night; they move in darkness, which is perfect for a 24 - 7 touring band such as yourselves..."

Sometimes bands fall on hard times, but as they say, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. A new name, a new member, and a new sound is what sparked the flame of Travel By Owl; a band rebirthed from the ashes of a war of words, music, and change. This is a band unconcerned with following in the footsteps of their predeccesors, and even less on repeating themselves. With stylings ranging from the aggressively heavy to the quietly hush, Travel By Owl is a band eager to push the boundaries of sound, while still keeping one that is distinctly their own. Life, love and memory are just a few things the band site, driven at the wheel by the powerful songwritings of lead vocalist Trevor Strange, as influence.

Formerly known as the Architects, the band was originally formed in 2004, and released a debut record This Is About You, which has gone on to sell over one thousand five hundred copies nationwide. Playing shows with the likes of Matt Mays, The Fully Down, Wintersleep, and The Novaks, the band eventually came to a halt with the departure of then-guitarist Blair Hogan. It was at this point the band found themselves at a crossroads, and decided that it was time for a change.

After six months of stripped-down shows, threatened legal action, and disappearing band members, the band finally solidified a new accompaniment with the addition of lead guitarist Jordan Allen. The name Travel By Owl was then born out of a hunger for renewal, a taste for the future. The band has since been performing shows around Ottawa and southern Ontario, and are planning to release a debut record this summer. This is a band whose show you will not want to pass up.

Lyrics

Mazer

Written By: Trevor James

in my original life
i controlled the sunset
in my original life
i would never panic
oh the grace of god was of no consequence here
no the grace of my god was of no consequence here

she said she said look at everybody laughing now
when everybody everybody's got nine lives
she said she said look at everybody laughing now
cause everybody everybody's got nine lives

to my original wife
love was all that mattered
my original wife
made my belly hurt from laughter
oh the ocean floor was of no consequence here
oh the ocean floor was of no consequence here

she said she said look at everybody laughing now
when everybody everybody's got nine lives
she said she said look at everybody laughing now
cause everybody everybody's got nine lives

Louder and Louder

Written By: Trevor James

oh look the news man says
that the bullshit meter's at 100%
so be wise with who your sharing your tongue
cause they'll be closing your mouth at the next event
this town is getting louder and louder
louder and louder by the day
and my friends are getting cooler and cooler
cooler and cooler by the way

oh look the news man says
that it's been twenty some years
that you've been touching yourself
i gave you some advice from the heart
you took it straight from my lips and you tore it apart
this town is getting louder and louder
louder by the day
and my friends are getting cooler and cooler
cooler and cooler by the way

somethings are better left unsaid inside your head
thistoenhas a definite way of ruining a good name

oh the quiet life exists in this here town
oh the quiet life exists in this here town

its often easier to blame
somebody that doesn't know your name
this town is getting louder and louder
louder and louder by the day
and my friends are getting cooler and cooler
cooler and cooler by the way

oh the quiet life exists in this here town
oh the quiet life exists in this here town

Head In The Clouds

Written By: Trevor James

you had me, i thought that i could cheat and get away
with murder, shoplifting around the corner from where we were to play
you are all i have to get through the day
you're all i need to know it's worth it, anyway

hey! you said to yourself
as you were walking around
with your head in the clouds, one
way! to deal with this mess
is to tell all your friends
who've been sticking around
that this is a light
this is a light that's gonna shine anyway
this is a light
this is a light that's gonna shine anyway

i think we're missing something
i think I'm gonna give this up
before my dreams turn into blood
i think we're making movements
i think we're gonna get picked up
before my dreams turn into blood
and make a mess of your radio

my summer died long ago
but that don't make it cold
who the hell are you to tell me
that I'm only drinking
cause I like to drink alone
all the record studios
do they want my band to play rock and roll, country soul or disco

i think we're missing something
i think I'm gonna give this up
before my dreams turn into blood
i think we're making movements
i think we're gonna get picked up
before my dreams turn into blood
and make a mess of your radio

Discography

Travel By Owl - full length unreleased.

Set List

Travel By Owl typically plays a 35-45 minute set which would look something like this:

Perfect Gentleman
Head In The Clouds
Ying
A-Squad
Troubled Times
Wrong Side of The River
Mazer
And Finally We're Together Again
Down For Awhile
Louder and Louder