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One of the things that gives me most hope about the new songs is that - judging from all the youtube vids I've been watching - I think AE really likes the new songs. Is proud of them, even.

And he's with people who obviously enjoy playing them - and that seems to be rubbing off on him too?
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MrChris wrote:One of the things that gives me most hope about the new songs is that - judging from all the youtube vids I've been watching - I think AE really likes the new songs. Is proud of them, even.

And he's with people who obviously enjoy playing them - and that seems to be rubbing off on him too?
I get that impression too.
I have the feeling he was reluctant to do new songs out of some sort of fear that they simply wouldn't be (in his mind) "good enough".
I think Von's at the point where he's taking that risk & saying, "If it works it works. If not, so be it."
Right now, even though there are some rough edges, it works &, to be honest, rough edges are what give songs character in a lot of cases.
I would still like to hear something more up tempo though. Say, Crash & Burn tempo. But what's coming through is great & a nice step back from the power chord chuggers that have gone before.
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MrChris wrote:One of the things that gives me most hope about the new songs is that - judging from all the youtube vids I've been watching - I think AE really likes the new songs. Is proud of them, even.

And he's with people who obviously enjoy playing them - and that seems to be rubbing off on him too?
That's exactly how last night came across! Weird, like gigs by other bands I've seen down the years touring a new album, that they rightly all freaking love because it's brilliant, and is very apparent from the fun going on onstage. Fair enough when you're off to see Radiohead tour The Bends in the same venue, but from The Sisters? It's a new one on me. Love it.
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Planet Dave wrote:
That's exactly how last night came across! Weird, like gigs by other bands I've seen down the years touring a new album, that they rightly all freaking love because it's brilliant, and is very apparent from the fun going on onstage. Fair enough when you're off to see Radiohead tour The Bends in the same venue, but from The Sisters? It's a new one on me. Love it.
There's clearly a level of chemistry between the four current members that hasn't existed in decades. It's making for great gigs and new songs.
Long may it continue. :D
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I must say that I really, really like the latest three new songs – they've all stuck in my head, and I've been listening to them every day since I was able to download them. That hasn't happened since Summer and Romeo Down, even though I've also enjoyed some of the other new songs to various degrees.

I think they are really great SoM songs, not least because they reintroduce more melodic guitar playing, in the vein of Marx, Hussey (and E himself, when he's in that mode), something which has been missing for a long time (Arms being a case in point).

I'm not saying it's needed for all songs, just that that approach really works well for these particular songs. If this general reinvigoration and reintroduction of a more melodic approach is due to Dylan, he's the best thing that has happened to the band in a very long time.

Now if they could only add a bass player! These songs would be even better with chugging, Craig Adams-type bass lines.

Either way, I'm enjoying new SoM material in a way I haven't for ages. More to come I hope (and a new album or set of singles)!
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Compilation video of new songs plus I Was Wrong from sisterstekland on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob0asLvxQ5I

Features:
But Genevieve - Leeds 10/03/20
Show Me - London 20/09/19
Instrumental - Manchester 07/03/20
I Will Call You - Bristol 08/03/20
Better Reptile - Berlin 04/10/19
Kickline - Antwerp 16/09/19
I Was Wrong - Copenhagen 26/09/19
Black Sail - Bristol 08/03/20
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Charlie wrote:Compilation video of new songs plus I Was Wrong from sisterstekland on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob0asLvxQ5I

Features:
But Genevieve - Leeds 10/03/20
Show Me - London 20/09/19
Instrumental - Manchester 07/03/20
I Will Call You - Bristol 08/03/20
Better Reptile - Berlin 04/10/19
Kickline - Antwerp 16/09/19
I Was Wrong - Copenhagen 26/09/19
Black Sail - Bristol 08/03/20
Thank you for the link, Charlie ... and thanks to everyone involved, especially sisterstekland ... ;D ;D ;D :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ...
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Thanks for all the vids everyone:)
For my money I Will Call You is the best Sisters song since Floodland and Show Me is the best since We Are The Same...
Black Flag and But Genevieve are also fantastic and I hope we haven't seen the back of Better Reptile
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I just made this quick video, i Will credit all the vid later To Ingo & MrBlonde

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sam donut wrote:Thanks for all the vids everyone:)
For my money I Will Call You is the best Sisters song since Floodland and Show Me is the best since We Are The Same...
Black Flag and But Genevieve are also fantastic and I hope we haven't seen the back of Better Reptile
Yeah, i'd like to hear Better Reptile again too and the mysterious Kickline!

Reading through facebook comments, someone asked Ben about Better Reptile saying they hoped it would make it back onto the setlist and he replied 'we improved it since then!' - read into that what you will! ;D
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I haven’t wanted a new album this much since Crash & Burn debuted.
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Charlie wrote:
sam donut wrote:Thanks for all the vids everyone:)
For my money I Will Call You is the best Sisters song since Floodland and Show Me is the best since We Are The Same...
Black Flag and But Genevieve are also fantastic and I hope we haven't seen the back of Better Reptile
Yeah, i'd like to hear Better Reptile again too and the mysterious Kickline!

Reading through facebook comments, someone asked Ben about Better Reptile saying they hoped it would make it back onto the setlist and he replied 'we improved it since then!' - read into that what you will! ;D
Ha! That's brill! I'd love to hear the new improved version.
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sam donut wrote:
Charlie wrote:
sam donut wrote:Thanks for all the vids everyone:)
For my money I Will Call You is the best Sisters song since Floodland and Show Me is the best since We Are The Same...
Black Flag and But Genevieve are also fantastic and I hope we haven't seen the back of Better Reptile
Yeah, i'd like to hear Better Reptile again too and the mysterious Kickline!

Reading through facebook comments, someone asked Ben about Better Reptile saying they hoped it would make it back onto the setlist and he replied 'we improved it since then!' - read into that what you will! ;D
Ha! That's brill! I'd love to hear the new improved version.
Fully seconded... ;D ... and now, as there's even more time for improvements and further developments, we might expect some great shows in September ... ;D ...
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NEW SONG LYRICS Confirmation! :eek:
:D :D :D :D :D

Black Sail and But Genevieve from the official website!:


BLACK SAIL (2020)

In the black between the stars
There is no captain till you do
We threw a line, we did not deep it
There were many, we are few

I keep my fireworks on the bridge
Hurl the crew from side to side
Unfurl the sail, the world is wide
There were many, we are few

Heave away, heave away boys
That's what you do
Heave away, heave away boys
They were many, we are few


BUT GENEVIEVE (2020)

Genevieve, I think you're lovely
I made you cry, I made you mine
Genevieve, I think you're lovely
But Genevieve, it's time
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Black Sail in my ears is a thank you, boys / appreciation of the band's current state. But I could be wrong.

Genevieve sounds... short.
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Did we get the 12" extended mix of Genevieve at the UK gigs, or has Yorkshire thrift resumed? :lol:


edit: my online Welsh correspondent has pulled me up for being "an inclusive hippy" and asks me to correct "UK gigs" to "English gigs". Apologies
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Charlie wrote:NEW SONG LYRICS Confirmation! :eek:
:D :D :D :D :D

Black Sail and But Genevieve from the official website!:


BLACK SAIL (2020)

In the black between the stars
There is no captain till you do
We threw a line, we did not deep it
There were many, we are few

I keep my fireworks on the bridge
Hurl the crew from side to side
Unfurl the sail, the world is wide
There were many, we are few

Heave away, heave away boys
That's what you do
Heave away, heave away boys
They were many, we are few


BUT GENEVIEVE (2020)

Genevieve, I think you're lovely
I made you cry, I made you mine
Genevieve, I think you're lovely
But Genevieve, it's time
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Black Sail has got to be a bunch of Star Trek/Wrath of Khan references, doesn't it?
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doctor_jeep wrote:Black Sail in my ears is a thank you, boys / appreciation of the band's current state. But I could be wrong.

Genevieve sounds... short.
I have the same thoughts.
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Do you think that the cancelled tour and the corona pandemic makes the possibility of future recordings/releases seem more likely or less likely?
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TheGoodSon wrote:Do you think that the cancelled tour and the corona pandemic makes the possibility of future recordings/releases seem more likely or less likely?
I'd say about equally as likely.
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what mh said
Clearly now the past mistakes
The giant steps we had to take
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Exactly brother mh
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"SHOW ME (2020)

Show me isolation
Show me disintegration
Show me reality
Show me stupid on tv
Show me pop music
Barbie rock and roll
Show me in translation
Show me on the doll

We have love
Like love
We have love like love
We have it simulated

Show me isolation
Show me disintegration
Show me your reality
Show me stupid on tv
Show me your pop music
Barbie rock and roll
Show me in translation
Show me on the doll"
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