Liquid Half Moon

by Islet

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    "Liquid Half Moon sounds like a band pinning down their own sound and sounding like no one else... life-affirming with infinite potential.” James Acaster.

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    8/10 “An album of hugely compulsive depth and charm.” Loud And Quiet

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1.
I will be the whole village for you Down tools, raise you up Throw down the sickles Cover you in cockerel blood Cast the spirits out This is real We'll take the day off work When we sing together I feel close to you Your pure voice Makes me feel wonderful Hold you close And never let you go 'Cause you're the sweetest thing And I need to let you know for sure And I'm so glad that I met you My sweet boy I just gaze in admiration My sweet boy And I'm so glad that I met you My sweet boy If we were an amateur dance troupe We'd record on CCTV Works in progress In this world of acrobats We would try our best Through high jumps To drive the demons out It's incredible really That we got this far The odds were stacked There were obstacles If only you Could love you like I do 'Cause boy you mean the world And I need to let you know for sure And I'm so glad that I met you My sweet boy I just gaze in admiration My sweet boy And I'm so glad that I met you My sweet boy Love in my face as the terror unfolds To the rhythm of old Cathays Love in my face it's the mother to be Pulling up the underlay I never knew I could someone more than you (but I) I never knew that this face could feel so good (but I) I never knew that my love could multiply
2.
Final Drive 03:50
I was so scared when you went in the burning building But I know it'll be ok, we're so good looking I'll wait forever if you'll say you'll listen Get right in your egg until you say you're having fun She speaks and she speaks for her sisters He speaks and he speaks for humanity Alright alright Let's not make this a problem Alright alright Why can't we leave things the same It's our tradition, the way it's always been It's our injustice, gone on for far too long
3.
I have nothing left to lose I'll just sit and watch the world slide out of view All I have is in my hands I let go and gently unfurl my mind There is no going back A single being now becoming two There is nothing left to fear Is it me or has the ceiling turned to air I see particles of dust Dancing in a shaft of sunlight Those fragmented flecks of us Are dancing their hardest They're giving it for all they're worth Chemically Physically Irrevocably Never to seen again There is nothing I can do Behind my closed lids swim particles of me There is nothing left to fear Is it me or has the ceiling turned to air
4.
Mem Pal 05:33
I started searching, just to see your name One moment, that’s all that took If I could go back and erase time I would But now I know, now I know I take the safe road just the way it’s always been But you can’t save, you can’t save me now I fall to pieces when I Think of what I’ve seen But you can’t save, it’s all in my head All we are is dust Bodies bound to earth All we know is love All we are is dust Whilst you were sleeping, all I wanted was you But now I dream of a simple way A French official list permissible In Russian they followed the saints I read the handbook Abided by the two hour rule Anything, anything for my baby The old ways, the old ways Thank fuck for that they’ve gone Old days, overrated anyway All we are is dust Bodies bound to earth All we know is love All we are is dust All we are is dust Bodies bound to earth All we know is love All we are is dust
5.
He looks the same as The same as my brother She looks the same as The same undercover He looks the same as She looks the same as They look the same look the same Un-gnomes un-gnomes un-gnomes un-gnomes When the milkman comes to take us all Collecting the right gnomes Discarding the wrong gnomes The right gnomes are white gnomes The wrong gnomes have no homes The pathway is gridlocked The gate is propped open The drones circle highly today

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released November 25, 2016

“Liquid Half Moon sounds like a band pinning down their own sound and sounding like no one else. I’ve always enjoyed Islet’s music, but something about this EP clicks and makes sense: the carefully balanced production, the entrancing melodies and the way they rise above everything else, how memorable every song is despite the band’s refusal to deliver a traditional chorus - the whole thing feels deliberate and loaded with purpose. Here, the band are making music that makes then feel happy because nothing else was working, and in doing so they’ve produced something life-affirming with infinite potential.” James Acaster from his book Perfect Sounds Whatever (2019)

(c) & (p) Shape Records 2016
Supported by Arts Council of Wales

All songs written and performed by Emma Daman Thomas,
Mark Daman Thomas, John Thomas & Alex Williams

Recorded and mixed by John Thomas at Pontvane
Mastered by Gethin John at Hafod

Photo by Eleanor Hardwick
Artwork by Emma Daman Thomas

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