Will Stoker & The Embers

Will Stoker & The Embers

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandRock

Will Stoker & The Embers seek out and embrace the darker elements of rock, blues and dusty stripper jazz, veering wildly from seething rage, to tender bar room balladry and all stops in between

Biography

Perth band Will Stoker and The Embers burst onto the Australian music scene in 2007 after winning the Australian National Campus Battle of the Bands competition. Since then the 5 - piece have been gaining fans on both sides of the continent drawn to Stoker’s magnetic stage persona and the impressive collective musicianship of The Embers.

For the uninitiated, Will Stoker & The Embers seek out and embrace the darker elements of rock, blues and dusty stripper jazz, veering wildly from seething rage, to tender bar room balladry and all stops in between. In April 2010 Will Stoker $ The Embers released their self-titled debut LP through Shock Entertainment.

Lyrics

Five beds for Bitsy

Written By: Will Stoker

five beds for bitsy
but you know that she's had more

stockings, lips, dress and knives
who can go to deliver the spies?
twist and pout,
cry and shout,
shake shake shake
knit the tartan to wrap your lies
who's the betrayer i can cannonise?
bitsy cannot find a bed
to fill her bags to fill head singin'

five beds for bitsy
but you know that she's had more

you're my princess
i'm your prince
take my hand i'll keep it locked
in your music box where we won't grow old
it's going it's going it's sold it's old
lighting flickering
your eyes are shimmering
oh that scene is so unclean
just buss away no cares to pay
there's clean sheets crisp to swing the bounty on

five beds for bitsy
but you know that she's had more

In the belly of The Beast

Written By: Will Stoker

Dig the roots out
whisper fables in my ear
In the belly of The Beast

on this night
the flickering light
no conversation
never the same again

i can't tell you the way she went
because the way she went is oh so new to you
i can't tell you the way she went
she went right down below

In the belly of the Beast

what i saw, is not what i see
the holes in your rooftop
are so comicold to me

i can't tell you the way she went
because the way she went is oh so new to you
i can't tell you the way she went
she went right down below

in the belly of The Beast

Her heel scrape on the chalk on the way down. her lolly-gag lips are a suffocating steeple. the peep peep peepers wish to be dragged in the dirt.

Dig the roots out
whisper fables in my ear
In the belly of The Beast

lady-bug lady-bug fly away home
your house is on fire,
your child's alone.

The King

Written By: Will Stoker

The King

The king has a sweet tooth plays drums down the hall
Never smiles in photos pops pills to break his fall
Nightmares bust his seams with his secret island in his dreams
You cannot see the king today he has a headache

Always a mystery to me
He was always a mystery to me

The king won’t smile in photos he won’t say cheese or monkeys
He teeth are covered with sweets get the dentist his teeth are grut
With an architect by his side he builds castles for his bride
But he hath not one never spawned an only son
Bring me some wings he calls to get the angles of my walls
Let me fly up on high like a swan swims in the sky
A pain so insane without dissection or injection
C’mon let’s go for a stroll around the lake!

Always a mystery to me
He was always a mystery to me
Some called him a loon
You know you spoke too soon

Guitar Solo

Repeat Chorus

©WillStoker2010

Finding Home

Written By: Will Stoker

What does the garden grow along on your side
Do the roses bloom along your picket fence
Oh baby blue what deeds now do await us
It's time to lock the doors and run away

And now the garden blows out in the breeze
The whispering wind through all the autumn leaves
Oh darling won't you come across these fields
And see the lonely spirits finding home

That black dress won't show off the dirt your wearing
And the bruises on your legs tell all a tale
Oh seven plagues of Love and Hate to show you
So put on a raincoat to shelter you from the rain

And now the garden blows out in the breeze
The whispering wind through all the autumn leaves
Oh darling won't you come across these fields
And see the lonely spirits finding home

The light is dying down on your desert plains
Do you needs a torch to light the way
The ribbons drawn around those gifts from strangers
Do you need a torch to light the way

And now the garden blows out in the breeze
The whispering wind through all the autumn leaves
Oh darling won't you come across these fields
And see the lonely spirits finding home

Discography

2008 - 'Five Beds For Bitsy' EP
2010 - 'Will Stoker & The Embers' LP
2013 - 'Matt Doust' LP

Set List

Five beds for Bitsy
Tickets Please
The King
I've been there too
Look forward to love
How can I?
Belly of the Beast
Bower Bird Blues
Penelope
Bovine City
Dundee
Ten Tousand Horses
The Waves Hiss and Burst

Covers:
Patti Smith - Gloria
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Moon is in the gutter
The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar