van cleef continental

van cleef continental

BandAlternativeRock

punk ethic, classic rock chops, noir atmosphere, baritone vocals, storyteller lyrics,

Biography

Van Cleef Continental formed in 2006. The current line up (consisting of five elements, all of them coming from different musical experiences) is the ultimate one. Their first EP "8 shots 8 failures" flirted with indie and country rock, and was well received by the italian press. The follow-up, "Red Sisters" came out in the US for the very small Steam Machine label, and will be out in the stores in EU in October 2009.
They play rock and roll music, reminiscent of X, Replacements, Thin White Rope (they recorded their own version of "Disney Girl" for the international tribute "Hidden Desert"), Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The first single for the european release will be the band dark rendition of "moonlight shadows" the 80's Mike Oldfield hit. The videoclip of the song will soon be ready.

Lyrics

CATHERINE WALKS ON THE WATER

Written By: Andrea Van Cleef

you say there's no point in goin' down
you know there's a scream hidden in every sound
sometimes I dream the architect's dream
another structure for your bones and your skin

you swear that parallels almost never touch
you say you know what they're hiding from
and then I see you on the waters
your feet are close now, they're twin daughters

Fire in My Bones

Written By: Andrea Van Cleef

light a fire and kill the moonbeams
I hate the way they shine

scream a scream
so you'll fill the night
I hate the way they smile

they will show me a direction
you'll see my reflection
when someone's giving me the eye

and the stage is too high
my mouth will run dry
every small town is a narrowing lie

are you alright? well alright, well I'm not.
are you alright? well alright, so what!

you lack some speed, in the furnace of greed,
is it me your knives are out for?

you're drawing my blueprint, to build me a new skin
I feel your great concern

you damn the torpedoes, but I breathe tornadoes
this is not the summer of love

because we all were born in the middle of nowhere
I guess it's something you forgot

and the stage is too high
my mouth will run dry
every small town is a borrowed lie

and my ears are goin' to ring, my eyes they cannot see
oh, no it's comin' down on me.

are you alright? well alright, well I'm not.
are you alright? well alright, so what!
are you alright? well alright, well I'm not.
are you alright? well alright.

roll away, take me home, fire in my bones
roll away. take me home, fire in my bones

Discography

Red Sisters
2008 - Steam Machine Records (US)
2009 - Casa Molloy/Audioglobe (EU)

Set List

Electric set: 10/20 songs, duration: 1h/2h

Acoustic set: 10/15 songs,
duration: 1h/1h 1/2

Covers we played:
Dancin' with myself (Billy Idol)
Moonlight Shadows (Mike Oldfield)
Strychnine (the Sonics)
Bad moon rising (CCR)
Disney Girl (thin white rope)