VOIDER / Garth Buckner (songwriter)

VOIDER / Garth Buckner (songwriter)

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Voider are an Anglo-American rock act with an alternative edge. Founded recently by three New York natives and a Londoner the band seeks to capture a stripped down sound where tension propels the songs forward. The music is edgy, mixing American rock with a British sensibility.

Biography

VOIDER have come up out of the east village scene, hanging around at Darkroom and recording their first demo on a home Pro-Tools rig. Unlike other New York bands like The Bravery and Interpol, whose music they like, they have opted for a stripped down approach with no make-up and a focus on substance over style. Like these bands they are influenced both by NYC’s New Wave bands from the CBGBs era, like Blondie and Television, and then the great UK groups that followed, the Smiths, The Cure, and before everything, Bowie. But unlike their contemporaries they have a real Brit fronting the band. There are no fake accents here.

Their first studio recordings, including the catchy singles "Hazer" and "Satisfy Me", were mixed and engineered by Jamie Candiloro (REM, Ryan Adams) and mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound (The Cure, Coldplay). Their debut album is in the works and the band is looking for a contract. After a week at Chung King Studios in NYC in Sept. 06 the band have released their third single - a double A-side outing leading off with the danceable Alt-rock "Hooked", followed by the beautiful and sparse "Lying By Your Side While You Sleep".

Their sound draws on a number of disparate influences. It sounds like what happens when you put Rolling Stones guitar rhythm riffs and bongos on top of Blondie bass, Doors echo in a Police song structure, a lyric that lands somewhere between Smith's irony and Cureish dark truth, with a guy who sings a bit like, well, a bit like, um...oh, whatever! Just listen to the flippin tracks, man!

Lyrics

Satisfy Me

Written By: Garth Buckner

Satisfy Me – Garth Buckner
© 2006 Garth Buckner, Songwriter, all rights reserved.
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1-242-327-2958

Met a girl late last year.
Lips taste of Rocky Mountain beer.
I guessed my way was clear,
But sweet girl starts to disappear.
She told me words that cut so stark.
Ripped up my lover’s art.
Said, “Here’s the finish, here’s the start,
Of the crucial moment,
That tears us apart”.

She said, “If this is it, I’m sick of it,
I got to move on babe,
I got to move on, move on”.

“I’m just not satisfied,
Satisfy me,
Cos’ I won’t be denied!”

I’m the man whose love you wrecked.
I play against a stacked deck.
I can’t cash a check.
But I’ll be damned if its over yet.
I tell you, I’m a thousand people in my head.
I’m things not dreamt of yet.
I’m alive but I feel so dead.
I’m the one left alone in bed?

Repeat chorus

I’d rather be in Vegas baby,
Got to get myself a new lady.
Don’t matter what I do,
Look who’s screwing who.

Love sweetly sings,
To all the bright young things,
And they’re…

Repeat chorus.

"Hazer"

Written By: Garth Buckner

“Hazer” – by Garth Buckner
© 2006 Garth Buckner, Songwriter, all rights reserved.
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ghbuckner@coralwave.com
1-242-327-2958

Let me introduce you to my electric dream.
Come on home with me,
If you know just what I mean.
Hey, I really dig your style.
You grove it when you move it,
Let’s be lovers just for a while.
You hit me now, Wa-Woo, Wa-Woo.

I did it in a haze.
I don’t remember.
I did it in a haze.
You mad bad hazer.
Oh you mad bad…

I wonder round in a sense of doubt.
I don’t know what I mean,
But I love to scream and shout.
You gotta get up before its all gone.
It’s only rock n’ roll,
So get your people on.
Get your people and Wa-Woo.
Oh, get your people and Wa-Woo

Chorus

Quick now, no time to loose!
Grab your girl and grab some booze! (repeat)
Get it up before it’s all gone!
Get your people on!

Chorus

Woke up face down on Ocean Drive.
Cops said kid its luck you’re alive.
I said no, its got nothing to do with luck,
I’m just so god-damn drunk,
And I just don’t give a…I don’t give a…Wa-Woo.

Chorus (repeat to fade)

Hooked

Written By: Garth Buckner

Hooked – by Garth Buckner
© 2006 Garth Buckner, Songwriter, all rights reserved.
www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecomvoider
ghbuckner@coralwave.com
1-242-327-2958

What I’ve come here to say,
Is there’s no way,
I’m leaving you again.
What I’ve come here for,
Is to close the door,
On argument and pain.

I know you’re disappointed,
All these feeling,
We never wanted.
I guess you’ve looked around.
Our loves been shook down.
But even after all that we took,
Are we still –

Hooked?

Hullo mother, hullo father,
You’re son’s home with a suitcase.
Should ‘a been stronger, so much stronger,
No my heads a basket case.

Help me put these pieces back together,
Fight the world’s stormy weather.
For richer, for poorer,
Could ‘a had it so much better.
But now that my passage is booked,
Are we still –

Hooked?

All the signals that I mistook,
All those hours I barely looked,
All these visions but I still can’t see,
What you mean to me, mean to me, mean to me.

All the fingers I freely burned,
All the experience but I never learned,
All these visions but I still can’t see,
What you mean to me, mean to me, mean to me.

What I’ve come here for,
Is to close the door,
On argument and pain.

I Am But Love For You

Written By: Garth Buckner

I Am But Love For You – by Garth Buckner
© 2006 Garth Buckner, Songwriter, all rights reserved.
www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecomvoider
ghbuckner@coralwave.com
1-242-327-2958

Sweetness, where have we gone?
You were right and I was wrong.
Where are we now? So far away.
Can we come back and always stay?

My love was the first to make you high,
To make you lie, it made you shy.
Remember how you cried?
My love was the first to turn you on,
We sang our song, then I was gone.
But I’m still mystified?

I missed again (My big mistake)
I missed again (I misunderstood)
I missed again, why am I so mystified?

I am, I am, I am but love for you.
I am but love for you.

And when I called was he there?
Does he even realize and do you still care?
There’s so much blood under the bridge.
When will this foolish love cease to itch?

To get you back, to touch your face,
Feel your grace, your lips to taste,
I must break your world apart.
Can I do such a devil’s deed?
But this greed it needs to feed.
It’s your world or my heart.

Chorus.

Sweetness, I smelled your perfume,
I spun ‘round madly and wondered what to do.
Despite the crowds, there’s no one there,
And I know now, I am but love for you.

Lying By Your Side While You Sleep

Written By: Garth Buckner

Lying by Your Side While You Sleep – by Garth Buckner
© 2006 Garth Buckner, Songwriter, all rights reserved.
www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecomvoider
ghbuckner@coralwave.com
1-242-327-2958

I fight fire with fire,
I take an eye for an eye,
But without you,
I am nothing inside.
Even at sunrise,
The world has little grace.
I walk in crowded rooms,
My hearts an empty place.

Sometimes it’s hard being free.
Each new day takes its measure of me.
All I ever wanted, all I ever wanted to be,
Was lying by your side while you sleep.
Lying by your side while you sleep

Its not that I’m dying,
I will survive.
Its just that’ll be a damn fool,
For as long as I’m alive.
I used to think a broken heart,
Was such a cliché.
Now I’m finding,
So many ways to pay.

Chorus

I’ve got my friends,
And I’ve got my own life.
Why does the thought of you,
Still cut me up inside?
I tell myself,
It’ll be all right,
And I wish you love,
Wherever life takes you tonight.
Hugs and kisses,
And safely keep,
Whomsoever’s lying by you while you sleep.
Whomsoever’s lying by you while you sleep.
Whomsoever’s lying by you while you sleep.
Lying by your side while you sleep.
Lying by your side while you sleep.

Thank you.

Discography

"Get Your People On" EP - Featured our first single, "Hazer" and the tracks "Since I Saw You", "As Good As It Gets" and "Wicked Weirdo".

"Satisfy Me" Single - Featured second single "Satisfy Me" and the should-a been an "A" side "I Am But Love For You".

"Hooked" Single - Featured third single "Hooked" backed with the sparse but beautiful "Lying By Your Side While You Sleep", intended to be the album closer when the album is completed.

"Get Your People On" LP (working title) - is in the works, three further songs have been written and will soon be recorded.