Northern Electric EP

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"Six punchy pop gems incorporating elements of Britpop, slacker rock and shoegaze to create Slurs’ catchy, upbeat sound." - Narc Magazine April 2016

Self-recorded and self-released by the band in May 2015.

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released March 15, 2015

Mark Simpson, Fintan Dawson - Slurs

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Slurs Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Slurs are Mark Simpson, Fintan Dawson and Mike Smith, an alt. pop band hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne who have been lauded for their skills in crafting noisy pop songs. Simpson and Dawson emerged together in early 2015 with their self-produced EP Northern Electric. Originally depending on a drum machine for rhythm, they're now accompanied by Smith. ... more

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Track Name: Human Enough
While I’m at it I cannot stand how
Things are turning around
Hearts and mirrors, lights on the top floor
Those that don’t make a sound
They’ll wait for an hour
You’ll wait your lifetime

People at it, everyone is at it
It shouldn’t bring a good person down
Bells and whistles, Programs and Retrievers
Those that don’t make a sound
They’ll wait until the hour
You’ll wait...

Your life is turning upside down and all around the people watch you fall
And break your shoulders ache your brain is sore and rotting to the core
And no you won’t give up you won’t give in because it’s in your blood
And blood is all you need to make them see that you’re human enough.

Go and grab it kick down the back door
Light a fire for me
Take or leave it, simplify or grieve it
Take your chance to be free
They’ll wait for an hour
You’ll wait...

Your life is turning upside down and all around the people watch you fall
And break your shoulders ache your brain is sore and rotting to the core
And no you won’t give up you won’t give in because it’s in your blood
And blood is all you need to make them see that you’re human enough.

Your life is turning upside down and all around the people watch you fall
And break your shoulders ache your brain is sore and rotting to the core
And no you won’t give up you won’t give in because it’s in your blood
And blood is all you need to make them see that you’re human enough.

And no you won’t give up you won’t give in because it’s in your blood
And blood is all you need to make them see that you’re human enough.
Track Name: Do Without
If you want you can do without
If you’d like you can leave alone
Before you go
I’ll let her know your name

Sit up let me see your face
For too long no one’s seen your face
And you should know
She already knows your name

Her doubt is on your mind
But you like to leave alone
It’s not enough
To make you use your brain

Get up you’re over there
With your grin, she’s over here
Before you know
She’s going to learn my name

It’s ok to be afraid and it’s alright to fall in love again
It’s ok to be afraid and it’s alright to fall in love again

Where do you call home?
Have you got a home?
You should call your mother
Where do you call home?
Track Name: Simple Pleasures
Time has run out
Have you chosen me
Or my mind
All your time giving out
Do you follow me
And my kind

Hiding under empty boxes
Are the things that you’ve avoided from the start
But does it tear your life apart
Do you want to take all that is mine?

I’ll be ok if you leave me alone
You regret me I’ve no more hope to lend
I’ll be ok if you leave me alone
Simple pleasures will never come to an end

Prints hung in frames
Capture details of
What we were
All of mine faded out
Like the songs we know
From our past

Sleeping under constellations
All because you’ve lost the keys for your front door
So light it up and sleep alone
Or do you want to take all that is mine?

I’ll be ok if you leave me alone
You regret me I’ve no more hope to lend
I’ll be ok if you leave me alone
Simple pleasures will never come to an end

I’ll be ok if you leave me alone
I’ll be ok if you leave me alone
I’ll be ok if you leave me alone
I’ll be ok if you leave me alone
Track Name: Mockery
A bygone age his death
is why we're talking
Why I waste my breath
Just to keep you toking
I still recognise
that the day brings back the
things that close your mind

A mockery inside of me
is what we'll need to make ends meet

Truth be told I'm done
You're out of luck so
I will not digress
We won't hide this banner
Take a closer look
It's not half as empty
as you first mistook

So we breathe ourselves to sleep to achieve sobriety

I don't want to go down that road again
You don't want to see me gasping just to get a little air
I don't want to take you diving off the mountain side
I won't let you out my sight in case you accidently died
I don't want to pick your body off the ground again
You don't want to pick and choose you want the world to be your friend
I'm getting older and I'm getting pretty tired of regretting
We don't want to go down this road again.

Don't make promises
that you cannot keep and
Don't get out your bed
til you've been asleep so
you don't lose your head
cos your body's weak
and blood is all you'll bleed

This mockery inside of me is what we'll need to make ends meet

I don't want to go down that road again
You don't want to see me gasping just to get a little air
I don't want to take you diving off the mountain side
I won't let you out my sight in case you accidently died
I don't want to pick your body off the ground again
You don't want to pick and choose you want the world to be your friend
I'm getting older and I'm getting pretty tired of regretting
We don't want to go down this road again.

I don't want to pick your body off the ground again
You don't want to pick my body off the ground again
We don't want to pick your body off the ground again
We don't really want to make our way back down this road again.
Track Name: Occomore (Anymore For)
You vanished from the earth
And left us in the lurch what happens now
Is it enough to cry?
Nobody knows quite why you had to go

How many times a week
Am I expected not to sleep
And wait for you

Any more Occomore
Ships in dock set to leave
Now you're knocking on Occomore's door
but it's more than you bargained for

You've vanished from this earth
And left us in the lurch for a whole week
And the last time you let me down
something got broken I don't mind

How many times a week
Am I expected not to sleep
and wait for you

Any more Occomore
All aboard take a seat
Who is knocking on Occomore's door
but it's more than you bargained for

Take a leaf
from his book
and take flight
Because you'll never know
oh oh
exactly when you'll die
No you probably won't marry
and your hair will never grow
But you'll always know
oh oh
you're a saint as far as pushers go

So now you've gone you took your leave
to warmer climates I believe
no one can make you stay at home
but does it make you less alone

how many times a week
do I keep lying through my teeth
and pray for you

Any more Occomore
Chance of rescue is bleak
So I'm knocking on Occomore's door
but it's more than you bargained for

Take a leaf
from his book
and take flight
Because you'll never know
oh oh
exactly when you'll die
No you probably won't marry
and your hair will never grow
But you'll always know
oh oh
you're a saint as far as pushers go

Leave
Your books
And your mind
Because you'll never know
oh oh
exactly what you'll find
Your pocket's full of twenties
and your eyes are full of gold
But you'll always know
oh oh
you're a saint as far as pushers go
Track Name: Take To The North
Code red: it’s a dark December
Hold hands ‘til we remember home
This siege is nearly over
The battle’s only just begun

Frightening light up in the sky
If you fail we’re going to die
And if we die we’re going to float away
If you think about it I won’t talk about it

You have a face I can’t recall
All I see is a mirror ball dancing
Now you’ve got a look I can’t recall
You’ve slipped right off the track

Announce your crime denounce your pride
Alleviate your broken mind
take to the north, take to the north, take to the north, take to the north

Code red it’s a dark December
The sun is finally dying out
If someone lit the beacons
The wind would only blow it out

Now we turn to falling trees
To ask them what they think of me
And ask them if we’re going to die today
Someone ask about it
I won’t talk about it

You have a face I can’t recall
All I see is a mirror ball dancing
Now you’ve got a look I can’t recall
You’ve slipped right off the track

Announce your crime denounce your pride
Alleviate your broken mind
take to the north, take to the north, take to the north, take to the north