Kicks

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colin patterson My fave track from Kicks-got a lot of energy going on-even if I do say so myself :) Favorite track: SLIP INTO SOMETHING.
Bradley Rust
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Bradley Rust A bright and warm / inviting production is one of the first things you notice on this album, secondly the refreshing accent which gives the sound real character. Too often this sound has an overly American vocal delivery which can be great, but we've heard it all before. Whilst there is no shortage of potential 'singles' on offer, this is an album worth listening to in full. Very quick to grow on you too. Feet will be tapping. Favorite track: DREAMS SPEED AWAY.
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Bree Morcroft A bright pop-rock discovery. With this album I'm hearing hints of bands like Constantines, The Thermals and The Hold Steady come through in the sound which is well crafted both musically and lyrically. Obviously plenty of time has been spent getting these songs just right before recording. Hooks in all the right places and enough variety to maintain your interest right through the album with no urge to hit the skip button. 'If I Should' & 'Kicks' would not be out of place at all on radio. Favorite track: TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER.
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"Kicks" is the debut pop/rock music project of Irishman Col Patterson.

Frank Hughes of GoldenPlec.com said of Kicks:

"Over the course of ten songs, The Vinylheads take elements of Brit pop circa The Boo Radleys mixed with the Americana tinged rock sensibilities of The Hold Steady. The melding of both styles from opposite sides of the Atlantic is largely successful.

At times, it’s perky and bouncing like a kid on a sugar rush on If I Should and Dream Speed Away before changing gears to more anthemic, atmospheric tunes like To Kill A Giant."

Colm O'Hare of Hotpress Said:

"Strong Debut By Irish Outfit-"Kicks" -Patterson's commanding voice comes across as a blend of Paul Weller and Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler...the energy of Punk and classic Rock, all imbued with a distinctly Irish Flavour...it all adds up to an impressive debut by any measure"

Emily Belton-Pure M Magazine said:

"Kicks is full to the brim with pop rock basslines and guitar riffs. This is a substantial album that flows smartly along. Col Patterson’s distinctive, warm voice cements the passion in this album."


In December 2014, the title single, “Kicks” was chosen by BBC 6music for airplay by Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and was Legend Tom Robinson’s Recommends “Pick of the Week”.

Danny Gandolfi from Musicnews.com described another single "Pear" as…
.."a catchy pop song, with great jangly melodic guitar and neat, clever chord changes (reminding me of ‘The Undertones’), slowly building up, veering towards a rousing chorus and uplifting close."

Col hopes to play tracks from the album live and release his second album in 2016.

“Kicks”, Recorded by Martin Quinn of JAM Studios Ireland, is out Sep 1st 2015 on all digital platforms.

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released September 1, 2015

ALL MUSIC/LYRICS BY COLIN PATTERSON EXCEPT
SONGS 1,2,6,7,8,9 MUSIC BY COLIN PATTERSON & THE VINYLHEADS

THE VINYLHEADS ARE:
VOCALS: COLIN PATTERSON
DRUMS/PERCUSSION: MARTY MC GARVEY Except Track 4 and 5 Drums ANDREW QUINN
ACOUSTIC GUITAR: PAUL MC GARVEY / MARTIN QUINN
ELECTRIC GUITAR: ENDA MC GARVEY/PAUL MC GARVEY/COLIN PATTERSON/ MARTIN QUINN
BASS GUITAR: BRIAN MC GARVEY
PIANO/KEYS: COLIN PATTERSON
ADDITIONAL BASS/GUITAR: MARTIN QUINN on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8,10

PRODUCED, ENGINEERED, MIXED AND MASTERED BY: MARTIN QUINN AT JAM STUDIOS, KELLS, CO. MEATH.
C.D. COVER DESIGN: DECLAN CUSACK

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"The Vinylheads" is the pop/rock music project of Irishman Col Patterson.

Col is influenced by Paul Weller, The Kinks, The Killers, The Doors, The Stranglers, among others.

Supported by his Monaghan/Roscommon cousins, a wedding jam turned into practice sessions and eventually, some original tracks. Recorded at JAM Studios in Co. Meath by Producer Martin Quinn, “Kicks”(The Album) is the result.
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Track Name: KICKS
KICKS :

VERSE 1.
Kids on the corner of a Doorway saved my Life
Shooting the hoops as the Old School burns for time
Stoned to the gods as we break a brothers soul
Headers are bliss and Breda’s Rock n Roll
Kicks that We Live For
Oh Kicks That We Live For
VERSE 2.
Washing the feet as we nick some Holy change
Dancing on roofs by Mooretown’s rebel grave
Crashing the bikes as we pile down Chapel Hill
Smashing a chord as we all Have time to Kill
Kicks that We Live For
Oh Kicks That We Live For

Chorus:
Take it Outside where the boys wont Spill your name
Dodging the Guards & no one sees your Game
Clash & The Gillys and the fields where cans are free
Battle alone with your cures and the pure relief
It’s Life
Kicks that We Live For
Oh-
Kicks That we Live For

(Guitar/Piano Instrumental)
Verse 3.
Turn your playground into where Rome burned
Spin into night for a Kiss that Silken yearns
Tease another ghost by The Tower at Studio One
Looking Around & See What a Man Becomes

(CHORUS:)

It’s Life
Oh Kicks That We Live For
Oh kicks That We Live For
Oh kicks That We Live For
“Kicks that we Live for” till End.

Copyright The Vinylheads 2014
Track Name: SLIP INTO SOMETHING
Slip Into Something-
Lord won’t you let this old heart lie still
Dance of the Creatures in the Land of no Thrill
Dreams in the Slam-Walk that ole Crooked Line
Down to the Sea- Let the Oceans Wash my mind
And Those girls on the side got their Mojo Risin
It’s a Living Fickle Thing

CHORUS:
(Woh ooh ooh oh)This ship of Fears & It’s Listing to the side
(I say Woh ooh ooh oh) Now you’re Forgiven-Won’t you slip in…
Slip Into Something.
Hey
Alright

Lord won’t you let this ole World Spin wild
She’s the queen-She’s the country
See the Devil got her smile
I’m a calm little Patriot-I’m an Upstanding Man
There’s a burning to her Colours
See the Storm rage in her palm.
And the girls on the side got their Mojo Risin’
Now the Preacher sees the Light.

(CHORUS)

I am Living-I am Kicking
She’s the Goddess with the Sinful Eyes-Repeat till End
Track Name: IF I SHOULD
If I Should:

If I Should Take My feet from The Ground
For too Long
The World would make me Dizzy And Crazy….

If I Should Fail to Turn around-
Hear your Call
The World might spin But I might fall apart.
If I Should Look into your eyes-
Seem I’m blind
Stare into Forever-Find Angels
There’s a future that we hold
We’re not just getting old
Won’t you be there too

Chorus:
I’ve just seen Arthur C Clarke on a beach somewhere
Frogs falling out of the Skies in Fear
Things that would make you move
That’s Alright –But Love is The Sun Coming Up
I’ve got the change in my Cup
I’m gonna share this with you
Brother You’re coming too.
(Solo)

Chorus 2:
I’ve just seen –Miracles made on a Field of dreams
Chilean Boys in their cage of steel
Singing their way back home
All that’s nice –But Love is The Sun Coming Up
I’ve got the change in my Cup
I’m gonna share this with you
Brother You’re coming too.

I’ve got a ticket for Life
Rolling the Dice would be nice
Sharing the cards on a stone
I can’t make this alone
Everyone’s looking for Love
Shooting the Stars up above.
But I got a ticket for life
Let’s shake the World.
Track Name: TO KILL A GIANT
TO KILL A GIANT
1.
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO KILL A GIANT
TO SPILL HIS BLOOD AND STEAL HIS MIGHT
WALK A MILE IN FABLED SHOES
KISS THE DICE AND NEVER LOSE
2.
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO KILL A GIANT
PICK HIS BONES WITH SHEER DELIGHT
THE VILLAGERS SHOUT YOUR NAME
THE KING IS GONE-KING IS SLAIN

Chorus No.1
DIDN’T GET TO SEE THE FIGHT
THE UPPERCUT IT DIDN’T HIT ME RIGHT
FALL UPON THE COLD AND GREASY FLOOR
THE NEW YEAR BELLS ARE KILLING ME ONCE MORE
SOMETIMES WE NEVER SEE THE BRAVE
DROWNING LIKE THE CATS BENEATH THE WAVE
TURN OUR CARES AND DREAMS TO NEVERLAND
STILL FEEL THE STINGING

3.
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO KILL A GIANT
TO TWIST THE HAND THAT BREAKS GOLIATH
THREAD UPON HIS CRAZY DREAMS
THE KING IS DEAD- THE KING IS ME

CHORUS NO .2
DIDN’T TURN THE OTHER CHEEK
MORTIFIED YOUNG DANCER ON THE STREET
THE BEGGARS AND BELIEVERS WILL BE KIND
ALL LOOKING FOR THE MINDFULNESS INSIDE

SOMETIMES YOU OUGHT TO LOSE CONTROL
RUSH OF BLOOD THE WORLD WILL SURELY KNOW
THROW MY CARES AND DREAMS TO NEVERLAND
STILL FEEL THE STINGIN’
A HOLE IN MY HEAD
I PUT THE INNOCENCE TO BED


OH WHAT’S IT LIKE TO KILL A GIANT
TO SPILL HIS BLOOD AND STEAL HIS MIGHT
TO WALK A MILE HIS FABLED SHOES
WE WIN OR LOSE
YOUR SINS FORGIVEN
YOUR SINS FORGIVEN






ALL WORDS/MUSIC-
©COL PATTERSON/THE VINYLHEADS
Track Name: DREAMS SPEED AWAY
DREAMS SPEED AWAY -

1.PROMISED YOU A BETTER DAY
I’LL BE A WHOLE NEW BLISS SOMEDAY
HEARTS ALIVE, OPEN TOP, DRIVE AWAY
TASTE THE AIR OUTSIDE

CHORUS:

MY DREAMS SPEED AWAY
MY BODY JUST STAYS HERE
FEEL YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER
YOUR BODY’S IN THIS SHIRT
LET IT HURT LIKE NOTHIN
LIKE NOTHING ON THIS EARTH
SCREW MY EYES WILD TO HEAVEN
DID SOMEBODY SAY
TOMORROWS NOT DEFINED
KEEP YOUR HEAD ALRIGHT

2.
SO I WANDERED OUT TO THE DIRTY WELL
MY HEAVY HEART
A PLACE TO WISH, A PLACE TO START
AND THE KINDLY MAN FROM THE GOLDEN HORDE
TOOK ME ONE SIDE
FREE YOUR LIFE IN THE END YOU SURVIVE

CHORUS: PLUS

YOU GOTTA HURT SOMEDAY…………..
BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA TIMES 3
WHY WHY WHY….
GOTTA HAIRCUT FOR SUMMER-GOT A SEA BLUE SKY
ICE CREAMS FOR EVERYONE-AND YA KNOW IT-CAN YA SHOW IT- BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA
Track Name: SINGLE STATION
Single Station:

Just a moonless man
Before the day began
Lost to the night to prove
The dark is cooler than you.

And the head ain’t feeling grand
No lord can save this man
Where is the light –Where is the groove
Where is the light that shines
Who can save the naked fool..
Chorus:
And I won’t be Single Station
No I won’t be Single Station-No I…

I walk upon I drift along
Unremarkable streets of song where
I’m not hearing free
Like a soulless angel from a different tree
I’ll be forever looking down on the party.
Heavens inside.Let me inside.
Strangeness is a forgotten little world.
Chorus:
There’s hardness all around….
Love belongs like a bottle to a bar.
There I’m found
Pick me up come on spill me to your heart.
Repeat.I know..love belongs etc

Just a moonless man
Before the day began
Lost to the night to prove
The dark is cooler than you
Cooler than you.
Track Name: TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER
Take Me to Your Leader

Verse 1
The Bear of the Bad dreams
Just Came alive.
He’s cancelled the circus
No Hugs or Fights
King of the Flash Car
Flash That Smile yea
Put Whiskey in His Honey
The Bear Got Style
You Know The Bears Alive…

Verse 2.
So Turn another Dream off
Feel The Force
Ride into The Country
Then Shoot That Horse
Fix a Brother Easy
Then Trick his mind
The World is falling on Us
The Cage is Fine

Ant the Bear won’t play your Silly Little Games
No more Lazy Times.
Chorus:
Take me to your Leader
And Don’t Talk Back
Takes your blood to feed ya
What’s All That
The Bear of the Bad Dreams
Just came Alive
He’s crashed another country
It’s over the side
You know the Bears Alive
You Know The Bears Alive-Oh Yea

Solo-


Woh Oh Woh Oh Woh Oh Woh Oh
Woh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh(*4)

You Know The Bears Alive
Nearly 40 Years
Nothing Safe Outside
Taken Most of It
You know The Bears Alive

You know The Bears Alive
Oh Yea

You Know The Bears Alive
Track Name: PEAR
Pear:

I was a King-Suede on My Shoes
Never Gonna be Beside again
A Woman I’d Lose
Fought and I Cursed And I Swore So Hard
I Dang nearly Died
Pick this way if you wanna Live
But Don’t steal my Pride

If it All Should go( Pear)(*2)

I was a Freak-By the Gumball Machine
Whisked around and Sacrificed
But the Models retreat
Walked the lanes-my feet in flames
I dang nearly died
Twist another Queen for me
And I’ll show you my Side

Is there Something in the Water Baby
Is there Something in the Air that you’re savin’
Turn me over I’ll be done on one side
Turn me over and I’ll show you my meaning
But the World won’t turn me On…
Chorus:
If it All Should Go Pear(*2)
If it All Should Go Belly Up
All That Stormy Stuff
Don’t Go
Stay in my Heart –You’ll Be( Fine)
(Repeat Chorus)
I was Taking Leaves-
Falling through the trees
All the places that plagued my mind
Take me over girl-
Show me where the World Ends
And I’ll show you mine….

(Solo)

(Build up to End)
If it All Should go Pear(4)

If it All Should go( Belly Up)
If it All Should go
Don’t go-
Stay in my Heart-You’ll Be Fine
You’ll Be Fine-
You’ll Be Fine-Woh –oh-oh-oh. (End)
Track Name: EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN:

I’M GONNA STEP RIGHT DOWN
BE THE FIRST ON YOUR MOON
IN THE MORNING SUN
I’LL BE WATCHING YOU - BABY

SOMEWHERE A TWISTER’S FORMING
FORMING UNDER THE SKIN
WATCH A NEWNESS GROW
WATCH THE WORLD WITHIN - BABY

BRIDGE 1:
ARE WE DANCING ON
THE EDGE OF OUR LIVES,
WATCH THE FALL AND RISE,
THE GODS ARE FIRING UP,
ZEUS HAS SPOKEN.
EVERYTHING IS LOST SO DECIDE
NO HIDE-
NO HIDING PLACE FOR US.

CHORUS:
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
EVERYTHING THAT SHINES NO MORE
EVERYTHING THAT’S UP FOR GRABS
OUR LIFE
NO SOLDIER ASKS FOR WAR-HEY HEY HEY

VERSE 2:

IS THE BLUE GIRL SHINING
CAN WE BUNKER IT DOWN
CAN A NEWNESS GROW
LIKE A DRUG FROM THE GROUND - ANGEL
BRIDGE 2:
ARE WE DANCING ON THE EDGE OF ALL TIME
WATCH THEM FALL IN LINE-
NO MORE BATTLE PLAN.

NOW THEY’RE TEARING US APART
FROM THEIR CASTLES OF SONG
SO WHO’S FALLEN DOWN

CHORUS:
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
EVERYTHING THAT SHINES NO MORE
EVERYTHING THAT’S UP FOR GRABS
OUR LIVES
NO SOLDIER ASKS FOR WAR-YEA

REPEAT VERSE 1-(I’LL BE WATCHING YOU REPEAT TILL END)

ALL WORDS/MUSIC-
©THE VINYLHEADS
Track Name: RAINBOW SKY
Rainbow Sky:
1.
THE QUEEN OF LIFE
HAS FALLEN OVER
THE DEEPEST HEART
MY FOUR LEAF CLOVER

AND THRU IT ALL
SHE SMILES SHE CALLS
SHE TAKES MY HAND
SHE FIGHTS AGAIN
2.
HER COLOURED LIGHTS
HER FADED GLORIES
HER GINGER WINE
HER SONGS AND STORIES

AND THRU IT ALL
HER MAGIC SOUL
SHE SINGS MY NAME
I DRIFT AGAIN
CHORUS:
AW DOO BE DOO BE DOO DOO
BAH BAH
DOO DOO BE DOO BE DOO

3.
THE SANDS OF TIME
WON’T STEAL HER BEAUTY
BUT ALWAYS WISE
YOUNG GIRL OF 20
BY TOMMY’S SIDE
HIS ANGEL BRIDE
THIS NORTHERN TOWN
THIS ENDLESS LIGHT
4.
I SEE HER FACE
IN EVERY HILLSIDE
BY FAIRY FORTS AND MOONLIT SPRINGTIDES
HER MUSHROOM BOYS
WILL SEE HER SMILE
HER HAPPY TEARS
HER RAINBOW SKY


ALL WORDS/MUSIC-
©COL PATTERSON 2015