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Don’t Feel Like Daylight

Release Date: 19th February 2016
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HOTEL ON MARS – ‘Don’t Feel Like Daylight’

Niall Honohan (drums, percussion, trumpet)
Graham Keogh (guitars and backing vocals)
Ray McGinty (vocals)
Dan McLaughlin (lead guitars and backing vocals)
Marcin Nowak (bass and backing vocals)

Written, produced and arranged by Hotel On Mars

Lyrics by Ray McGinty

Engineered, recorded and mixed by Jethro Chaplin in Mwnci Studios, Wales www.mwncistudios.co.uk

Additional recording in The Kremlin, Dublin

Mastered by Aidan Foley Vinyl made in Ireland by MASTERLABS VINYL www.masterlabs.net

Sleeve photography by Seamus Murphy instagram.com/caesarlopez/

Artwork by Graham Keogh www.grahamkeogh.com

(C) Hotel On Mars 2016 (Honohan, Keogh, McGinty, McLaughlin & Nowak)

Lyrics

A NEW FOE

/ i have seen the city in a whole new light / i have felt the rumble and the sway / you and me forever it’s our only course loving you forever wasn’t my choice / we could burn forever on a drunken pyre / holding on together we could find the time / love was always a step behind me / i was unaware / surely something’s gonna break your heart / man i really should be in the room / you would surely be the one to follow / tell me no one questions what you talk about / i could be the answer to your own nightmare / only looking wasn’t hoping for / i’ll be over wasn’t looking for / but love has found me i won’t let it roar / for you to want me i want nothing more / love has found me love has made it so / what’s that on the radio? /

BAD DALAI LAMA

/ i have seen the city in a whole new light / i have felt the rumble and the sway / you and me forever it’s our only course loving you forever wasn’t my choice / we could burn forever on a drunken pyre / holding on together we could find the time / love was always a step behind me / i was unaware / surely something’s gonna break your heart / man i really should be in the room / you would surely be the one to follow / tell me no one questions what you talk about / i could be the answer to your own nightmare / only looking wasn’t hoping for / i’ll be over wasn’t looking for / but love has found me i won’t let it roar / for you to want me i want nothing more / love has found me love has made it so / what’s that on the radio? /

EVERYBODY IS A DJ

/ so where’s the real rhythm now / my reality has been dumbed down / forever scratching at this itch / i want to twist and shout tonight / i want to put you in my arm / and feel you rushing through my vein / don’t punish me don’t punish them / it’s not the country but the state i am in / forever living in the past / this could be any country speeding past / i want to put you in my arm / and feel you rushing through my vein / can we feel a bit of love tonight / cos everybody is a dj / can we feel a bit of love tonight / can you feel the love / cos everybody is a dj / what a feeling he is a dj / what a feeling she’s a dj /

FIRST DEGREE BURNS

/ i don’t feel like daylight / you know you know i‘m right / whisper please don’t fall / you don’t need my shoving arms / i know what you like dear / i want to tie those hands tonight / i’ll fly with the highs dear / i’ll crawl with your lows / i want love in the first degree / north south east and west agree / now it’s you that i found / we ain’t hanging around / gonna fly / only you know what you’re hiding / it takes every pinch of pain / and the morning comes like a razor blade / slashing every moment made / i’ll fly with the highs dear / i’ll crawl with your lows / i want love in the first degree / north south east and west agree / now it’s you that i found / we ain’t hanging around / gonna fly / to make a deposit / i only want to see you when you are on your back /

HEAD FOR RENT

/ a head for rent your souls a slum / the lights are on but no one’s home / important things meant to be said / always said but never meant / if all our lives are based on parting / bring it on this place to party / when all our dreams are passed their sell by date / bring it on this place to party / a life alone a life to cope / has got you choking for the rope / when all our dreams are past their sell by / bring it on this place to party / if all our lives are based on parting / bring it on this place to party / when all our dreams are past their sell by / bring it on this place to party / 

MACHINE

/ she’s such a precious lie / she’s such a different dawn / i want to be alive / don’t want to take that long / i’ll always melt my face into your ice / to think that i was shy / and such a bashful date / i want to be your clown / don’t want to be your take / i offered me to you / cos you were on my mind / machine you’re not going to make it / aha you’re life is what you fake it / and now this situation it’s always on my mind / you see the bomb is ticking and i cant make you mine / it never meant so much to have you by my side / you know it’s over when the love’s gone wrong / it never comes back / it never comes back / you’ll never come back / machine you’re not going to make it / aha you’re life is what you fake it / you’re not, you’re not, gonna make it /

PASSES OVER YOU

/ she’s got a teenage dream oh me oh my! / she likes to think that she’s been born before her time / and with this torture comes water flowing in a line / anymore, anymore can her love shine / anymore, anymore can her love shine / she kills me she’s got it all / it’s easy i’m under her now / to notice is to lie / to feel it to understand the torture / anymore, anymore can her love shine / anymore, anymore can her love shine / it’s easy she wants it all / it passes over me it passes over you / she wanted love it passes over you / i need to know i wonder what she’s thinking of /

WANT WHAT YOU WANT

/ i want what you want / want what you want / so listen to me and i’ll set you free / just hearing you scream a sweet symphony / you live in a nightmare addicted to night scare / you live in a nightmare addicted to night scare / i want what you want / want what you want / its sleazy to bleed you bleed and i feed / you live in la i am leaving today / want what you want / you live in la i am leaving today / i want what you want / i want what you want /

SENTINEL

/ whisper like a sentinel in my minds eye / it’s dripping comfort in my time / beating all the ghosts into another world but i’m alive / painted is the eye sweetness is the look i’ve been looking for / when your patience is thinning / i am not here to bring you down / what makes you give up on it all / give up on it all / and when the time it comes to take you / will you make it your own way / won’t you fake it your own way make it your own way / too much too late she said / too little to say what’s right / i wonder what went wrong / too soon to say it’s over / too brittle to say it’s gone / you wonder what went wrong / what makes you give up on it all / and with a weapon of your choice / you’re gonna fight it your own / time for me to pay fight another day / they can shake / they can break you / so why are you by my side? / what are you living for? / what you gunning for? / why don’t you die? /

CANDY COATED PLEASE SHUT UP

/ sincere, what you so down about? / what’s the clown frown about? / are you still listening now? / today, what you so mad about? / one minute you’re in, you’re out / can you just tell me now? / did you steal the love / or did you get in the way / seems like she who screams / will get it her own way / time moves so slowly when i look in your eyes / but it don’t mean nothing if it kills to survive / did you steal the love / or did you get in the way / i’m settling nowhere / if you still don’t know my name / but i’ll light the fuse / watch it all go up in flames / candy coated please shut up, please shut up, please shut up /

Album Review

Founded by former members of Xerosun, The Idiots, Neon Flea Circus, Tarantella Fall and Diablo DC, Hotel On Mars may have only just given birth to their debut album – but due to their impeccable pedigree, Don’t Feel Like Daylight is free from any first album jitters.

Sounding as lean and mean as a street walking cheetah (with a heart full of napalm), the album is a riot of high energy rock songs and swaggering, sweat-soaked soul.

Recorded as live in a Welsh studio, and propelled by the raw power of a show that’s been honed in clubs across the land, Don’t Feel Like Daylight works best when the band are at full throttle – which is often. For me, ‘Machine’ – driven by a dirty riff reminiscent of early Yeah Yeah Yeahs – is the star of the show. But there’s lots of gems here, with the funky ‘Bad Dalai Lama’ and the brooding ‘First Degree Burns’ giving it a run for its money.

Check out the vinyl version for the full raw, powerful effect...

Key Track: ‘Machine’

head4rent records

7/10
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