Zealous

by Black Thorn

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We have been categorised into many genres, but never only 1. On our journey to finding the "new sound" we took too much, had a few too many and ended up somewhere around whatever we are now. Like a 21st century list of genders, our musical fluidity knows no bounds. Through combining heavy folk instrumentation with elements of rock, funk, pop-punk, blues and dance, we have crafted a unique recipe for original music. Giving no time for break-up songs or long lost love, our light topic lyrics are our musical diary for present time life. After performing on the BBC Introducing stage at Latitude, our wake up call wasn't to stop but rather to grow. We now come full force with a new EP in our 6 member line-up. Naturally progressing from part of a drum kit to a full one, as well as added synth and brass, we release this EP as an indication of what may follow. Enjoy these 6 tracks, recorded by us, mixed by us and mastered by us, Homegrown original music in it's truest form.

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released June 24, 2019

Joel Howe - Guitars, mandolin, lead vocals, producer, mixing engineer and mastering engineer.
Josie Burdett - Accordion, brass, backing vocals and lead vocals.
Adam Clarke - Guitars, backing vocals.
Jack Wright - Bass, tambourine and recording engineer.
James Howe - Drums, lead vocals.
Lily Burdett - Keys, Brass.

Recorded at The Black Market Studio and in James' garage...

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On our journey to finding the "new sound" we took too much, had a few too many and ended up somewhere around whatever we are now. Like a 21st century list of genders, our musical fluidity knows no bounds. Through combining heavy folk instrumentation with elements of rock, funk, pop-punk, blues and dance. We now come fully loaded with full drum kit and keys to every party.

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Track Name: Mr Anonymous
It was a long drive, So far from here
And I just want to be clear
I never saw this man but somethings telling me
Might even work in the industry, But I guess that’s irony
The fact we’ll never meet

Duly noted, unless you’re devoted then I’ve got a story, a pen and a notepad
But if you ever hear this, I can never know that
An ironic angle for me to arrive at
I’d thank you profusely but I’ve made my mind up
I wrote you a new name but I’m not sure I can spell it
Mr Anonymous, Mr Anonymous
Mr Anonymous…

Thanks for watching the show
We’ll see you on the radio
Suggestions are filed and I’ve reconciled so don’t try to over throw
(x2)
Track Name: 2 Chord Groove
A 2 chord groove this is how I feel I think it says enough on how I feel about you, Love me
I’d rather news than the chord you use, your music views are cast upon the country
It’s 10 to 3 on a Monday I thought that the weekend would have done me in
But I’m getting thirsty
Where’s the flavour the bad behaviour, the drugs and booze you could hear in the 70’s
(Chorus)
I’m getting bored it could be so much more There’s many modes and there’s many more chords I understand this amount of devotion
But you could try
To add a little emotion
(Verse 2)
I’ve got muddy shoes and a CD too, goodbye field I had a very nice time
Cue the music, the therapeutic, the De’ja’vu that will help me unwind 11:42 on a Sunday a can of stout has led to an interesting find There’s a Guinness helpline
It’s thirst for thought that led me to an alcoholic drinks label lyrical rhyme, It’s an Irish pastime

2 Chord Groove
(Chorus)
I’m getting bored it could be so much more
There’s many modes and there’s many more chords
I understand this amount of devotion
But you could try, you could
Add some flavour, add some soul, some funk and blues or even rock and roll
I understand this amount of devotion
But you could try
To add a little emotion, a little emotion, a little emotion
(Bridge)
Boom Boom its like I’m on fire, this energy has got me all inspired (x3)
To spit bars an swim in to the deep sea sleep it off you’re still buzzin
Boom Boom its like I’m on fire, this energy has got me all inspired (x2)
To spit bars an swim in to the deep sea sleep it off you’re still buzzin Boom Boom its like I’m on fire, this energy has got me all inspired
To spit bars an swim in to the deep sea sleep it off you’re still buzzin Boom Boom its like I’m on fire, this energy has got me all inspired
To spit bars an swim in to the deep sea sleep it off you’re still buzzin Etc...
Track Name: Lazy
Ive seen aliens
they sleep over head and they're waiting to land
batteries burn my hands
we've ran out of plates and the floor's made of biscuits
teacup roundabout
box set collection squeezed into a house
smoke is clearing now
one for the road but I better not risk it

Discretion and chuck this
(I can't right now but I will just know that)
I'm lazy, but I'm working up to it
Succession and fuck this
(I'd like to help and I will just know that)
I'm lazy, but I'm working up to it

Coasters covered in dust
the toolbox is open but rarely discussed
items have their place
I like to leave them
this is the problem
candle wick burnt out
decorative feature in my tidy house
art is all around
that's my excuse and I hope you believe it

Discretion and chuck this
(I can't right now but I will just know that)
I'm lazy, but I'm working up to it
Succession and fuck this
(I'd like to help and I will just know that)
I'm lazy, but I'm working up to it


Discretion and chuck this
(I can't right now but I will just know that)
I'm lazy, but I'm working up to it
Succession and fuck this
(I'd like to help and I will just know that)
I'm lazy, but I'm working up to it
Discretion and chuck this
(I can't right now but I will just know that)
I'm lazy, and I'm working up to it
Succession and fuck this
(I'd like to help and I will just know that)
I'm lazy, but I'm working up to it
Track Name: Home Appliances
You should see inside my fridge
All plumbed in with an ice dispenser
Gleams upon the shiny ridge
Fancy tech with a thermo sensor
Could be a complex of neuro science but I feel affection for home appliances

Smile for the microwave
Maybe I just like my own reflection
Leave on all the cellophane
Safety first with the scratch protection
Could be a complex of neuro science but I feel affection for home appliances

You should see inside my fridge
Healthy space for a wide selection
Nicer than a fancy bridge
Frostless freezer, ice collection
Could be a complex of neuroscience but I think im in love with my home appliances
The kettle has a lovely taste
Friends for life with a kitchen electrical
Boils at an admirable rate
I wouldn’t say fast but nobody’s perfect
Could be a complex of neuroscience but im writing songs for my home appliances


I wanna give you a name, name, name
I wanna take you to Spain, Spain, Spain
You look like you might have a great personality
But we’d be exceeding the luggage capacity


Would you be my valentine
I could buy a bottle you could cool my wine
A frozen chilli for me
But that’s just the way you like life to be
You’re full of energy
You keep me going both night and day
Maybe we should run away
Maybe we should start a new life today
Track Name: Mr Bigg
Ive been counting, a quick financial over view
And I don’t want this job as much as you think I do, No
Im not boasting, no negative numbers are still my home
But you walk around and kick me down in those fancy shoes, no


Just relief on duty, or relieve my duties (x4)

Every week is different, every month its due
The council want to charge me but im still stuck in the cue
But these are problems that im used to
Im not stressing over you
You can keep your delegating, cos ive got better things to do

Prince charming, a corporate smile I can see right through
I laugh when you break down in your BMW
Ive been thinking, about everything in my life a
And I don’t want this job as much as you think I do


Just relief on duty, or relieve my duties (x8)
Track Name: Dog Bite Nose
Not once have I broke a bone but I’d say I’m 97.7% of what I used to be
Head, shoulders, knees and toes no cat’s got my tongue but a dog’s bitten off my nose
We could put it all back together
With bits here and there don’t touch my hair but you can take a small piece of my life if it helps the cause
Because a second hand jigsaw’s what I’ve got but I wont find the missing piece in a charity shop

It’s hard to say, what really happened that day
A kind of blur but its furry
I’m going to stick to the story
In many ways
I’ve really changed my play
A taxi to and from the party
So I don’t fight with curiosity

I remember the morning after all
Oh, waking up in burton with a facemask on
With my beard stained red and a sheet stuck to my head
I remember how life was before
I’ve woken up and now I try to focus more
I’d say I’m wiser now I’ve found out life’s full of surprises

The worst by far
‘s the price to park my car
It makes me all apprehensive
Could it be more expensive
In many ways
I’ve really changed my play
A taxi to and from the party
A vicious bite from curiosity

I remember the morning after all
Oh, waking up in burton with a face mask on
With my beard stained red and a sheet stuck to my head
I remember how life was before
I’ve woken up and now I try to focus more
I’d say I’m wiser now I’ve found out life’s full of surprises

Wiser now and that surprises me
I’d say I’m wiser now
And it’s surprisingly refreshing

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