Hills

by Instant Species

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    The first press of our ninth album is extremely limited at only 50 copies. So why not make it even more exclusive. Get your self a copy signed by all the band. Don't forget to let us know who to sign it too.

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    Get a limited copy of our brand new album 'Hills' plus a copy of our excellent 8th album 'This Rome' in a special one time deal.

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Instant Species are very proud to present their 9th album "Hills". Recorded over a 5 year period whilst ducking, dodging and weaving between the intricacies of everyday life, Hills is undoubtedly the bands most accomplished release to date.

All tracks © 2018 Instant Species, © 2018 IS Records. All tracks written & performed by Instant Species.
Produced by Instant Species. Recorded @ The New Room - Milnsbridge, Man Cave - Slaithwaite, Huddersfield African Caribbean Cultural Trust, Street Head Farm - Skipton. Mixed by Instant Species. Mastered by RF Sound & RRS Music.

www.instantspecies.co.uk | www.facebook.com/instantspecies | twitter.com/instantspecies

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released January 29, 2018

INSTANT SPECIES ARE:

Rick Garnett · Lead vox, guitars, keys, sounds, harmonica
Bob Spencer · Lead guitars, b.vox, keys, ukulele, glockenspiel
Stu Criddle · Bass guitar, b.vox, keys
Nick Hynes · Drums, percussion, b.vox

Additional players:

Pete Spencer & Craig Mann · Brass arrangement on ‘Finish line’
Sarah Niven · backing vocals on ‘Crush’
Members of Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir · vocals on ‘You Know Love’
Martin Trumble · Trumpet on ‘Finish line’
Tom Blackledge · Trombone on ‘Finish line’
Craig Mann · Baritone saxhorn on ‘Finish line’
Helena Hornby · Alto and baritone sax on ‘Finish line’

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Instant Species Huddersfield, UK

Well done, keep it quiet, don't get too over excited... you are one of the few clever people to find the hiding place of Instant Species.

Instant Species are a band not a brand and since 1997 we’ve made music we love, played gigs to entertain people and released records with an enormous sense of pride. It's more than a hobby but it's far from a career and it's always fun.
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Track Name: Lately they hate me
Lately they hate me

Have you seen their faces lately?
I’m not sure but I think they hate me
It took so long, so long, so long
To get it wrong
It’ll take some time, some time, some time
To put it right

You always get it wrong
I always put it right
It only ever happens in the dead of night
Track Name: The Devil's hand
The Devil's hand

The Devil led the way and I obeyed
He didn’t offer much
He didn’t need to explain
He said, “Boy you can use my name
When the mob come looking and they’re laying the blame.”

Devil led the way and I obeyed
Didn’t offer much, there was little parlez
He said, “Boy you should feel no shame.
You’re not the first to have played my game.”

Whoah, going to make this man a mountain,
It’s a miracle, it’s a miracle

Devil led the way and I obeyed
Didn’t offer much, there was little parlez
He said, “Boy you should feel no shame
You know this crime, it kind of fits your face.”

Don’t tell me that you understand
Until the Devil dealt your cards and you played his hand

I know a man who will make you a mountain
It’s a miracle, it’s a miracle
Track Name: The man with the answers
The man with the answers

Got away but you didn’t move
You told a lie and then you told the truth
You said to me, things will improve
But you’ve got to move, you’ve got to move

You took a chance on a different girl
You lost the weight but you kept the world
I’m only repeating the things I heard
But you’ve got to move, you’ve got to move

You are the man with the answers

I don’t know what you think I said
I reassure you it’s all in your head
You don’t know you’re living until you wake up dead

What did you say, you made a mistake
Heaven help the people who will get in your way

You got away but you didn’t move, you’ve got to move
Track Name: Finish line
Finish line

You’ve got your friends in the city, that I don’t know
They fill your head with big ideas and big time woe
They said the icebergs wouldn’t melt, they said they’d glow
You’ve got your friends in the city, that I don’t know

I can’t let go, I need control.
I need a finish line in sight, I need a finish line in sight,
I need a finish line in sight, I need to know, we’ll get this right

You’ve got your friends in the country, that I don’t know
They fill your head with pretty colours, that’s pretty low
They said the trees will never die, they said they’ll float

You’ve got your friends in the country, that I don’t know
You’ve got your friends by the sea, that I don’t know
They fill your head with talk of waves and watch them go

They say they’ll never stop they’ll always flow
They say I’ll never stop, I need control
I need to know, there’ll be a line
Track Name: Crush
Crush

You said stay away, for both our sakes
I’m not listening to you.
You said don’t come in, you’ll probably wake him
I know what you’re saying is true

But is it really asking too much, I’m too old for a crush
For a crush

You said turn around, as you pulled your top down
We shouldn’t be doing this
But can we really wait, for the time it will take
It’s not that much of a risk

I’m too old for love,
Not too old for lust

You said I’m still not sure, as we laid on the floor
I think you should probably go
I’m forty-five not twenty-nine
I think I’m the one that’s old
Track Name: Safe in the middle
Safe in the middle

Safe in the middle
You’re safe in the middle
You’ve got a beating heart that needs a restart
And you don’t know how ‘cause you’re too little

I know it hurts, yeah I know it hurts
Ah yes it hurts and it’s getting worse
So cancel the taxi, call me a hearse

It’s not easy when you’re knocked down
But you feel the sun rise

I need to get home, I need to get home
I need to get home so I won’t be alone
And you’ll be there to bury my bones

I’m afraid of the dark, I’m afraid of the dark
There’s a piece of my heart,
It doesn’t seem to work when we’re apart
Track Name: Music for people who don't like music
Music for people who don’t like music

Music for people who don’t like music
Happy to buy it and never choose it

Music for people who don’t like music
They know your weak spots they’re going to abuse it

Music for people who don’t like music
Keeping it simple they think your stupid

Statistics that will lie to a future generation
On the hopes and the dreams of the pop population

Well they lied to you, like they lied to me
They lied to everyone it seems

Music for people who don’t like music
Here is a noose, we expect to you to use it
Track Name: In Moscow somewhere
In Moscow somewhere

I’m your dirty little secret, I’m your blackened soul
I’m the bloodstained carpet, the buried bones
You can try to deny me, try to make your escape
But I’m always in the corner and I’ve already cut the brakes

I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
I don’t know where it goes

I’m your every waking nightmare, I’m your living hell
The ice in your veins, I know you don’t feel well

It must go somewhere, in Moscow somewhere
Just not in there

I’m your dirty little secret, I’m your blackened soul
I’m the blood on your tongue, as you start to choke
Track Name: Your answer for everything
Your answer for everything

You think you’re holding all the cards
Oh yeah you probably are
You think you’ve got me all worked out
Well it’s not that hard

You think you’re acting really smart with your quick retort
But when you see the world like you do
Things can distort

But I’m going to leave, because I don’t believe
What you’re telling me any more

Let’s get it on and get over it
Is that your answer for everything?

You put yourself at the top of the list
On which there’s only one
And when you came to read it, out all your friends had gone

And I don’t like the way your friends are always around
I don’t appreciate you putting me down
I find your thoughts just a little too loud

I know you think you’ve got me all worked out
Yeah it’s not that hard
But here’s just a little piece of advice
I’m holding all the cards
Track Name: You know love
You know love

I feel like a boy, when what you need is a man
I feel like the chaos, when what you need is a plan
I feel like the ocean, when what you need is the sand
I feel like the river, when what you need is the land

I did what I could, to change what I can
But you know love
Yeah you know love

I feel like the light, when what you need is the dark
I feel like the bite, when what you need is the bark

I feel like a boy, I feel like a boy,
I feel like the chaos, I feel like the chaos,
I feel like the ocean spray, I feel like the ocean spray,
I feel like the river run, I feel like the river run
Track Name: You've got me all wrong
You’ve got me all wrong

You’ve got me all wrong, ‘cause I’m not that strong
And I’ve been a fool, the way I treated you

I said life’s too quick, so don’t worry
I said life’s too short, so don’t hurry,
Just hold on to me

And I took you for a ride, anytime I liked
And I cannot say why, there’s something wrong inside

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