You Can Do It, We Can Help E​.​P

by White Star Liners

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Compared to our first release You Can Do It, We Can Help was practically an ELO recording set up. We stuck with the trusty living room studio, including the duvet vocal booth…but…we added the skills of now full time bass player Simon Parker and Dan Sinclair’s drums into the mix. We also pushed the boat out and booked two hours in a studio to record the drums.

The 5 track E.P. was given added personality by the amazing vocals that our very own Supremes provided. Take a bow Carrie-Anne Silence, Justine Parsons and Jennie Cruse. The lovely contribution that they provided gave our songs a poppier feel that we tried to temper with the usual mix of exploding synths, fuzzy guitars and songs about star swallowing cities and dancing like a bug in Los Alamos.

The E.P. had a limited edition CD and full digital release in 2009. The CDs have all gone I’m afraid. This is possibly due to the fact that this format had an unfeasibly happy bonus track, The Mountain Climber Afraid of Heights, tacked on the end.

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released December 18, 2009

White Star Liners - James Duncan, James Harvey, Simon Parker, Dan Sinclair, Carrie-Anne Sillence, Justine Parsons, Jennie Cruse.

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White Star Liners Brighton, UK

White Star Liners are an indie poppy alty rocky band from Brighton, UK. Their fuzzy guitars, space frazzled synths make up a sound that has been described as a ‘mix of elements of Blur and The Eels with a peculiar English pop sensibility’

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Track Name: The City That Swallowed The Stars
The City That Swallowed The Stars

After the film had finished
We discussed it in the car
We both said that it was
So bad it made us laugh

And at the time it didn’t mean much to me
But now I believe

Runners dressed as superheroes
Fund raising for the children’s hospital
Waved as I walked my dog past
Where they were due to start

And at the time it didn’t mean much to me
But now I believe

That when I feel
Like I’m lost in the sea
Or that I’m a monkey stuck up
A prickly puzzling tree
Well that’s when these things
They come right back to me
And I’m pleased that you were standing with me
That night the sunset shimmered between
The tower block and boarded up shops
And made the traffic wardens
Forget that they had to ruin someone’s day
Now I’m inclined to think that everything will be fine
In good time

So if your days are heavy
And the city’s swallowed the stars
Reach and hold a friendly hand
I’m so proud that you’ve made it this far
Track Name: Do The Los Alamos Bug Dance
Do the Los Alamos Bug Dance

The sunrise beat on
The nightmares and flung
Monsters right out of cupboards
Spiders back into corners
We’ve won

Do the Los Alamos bug dance sweetheart
We’re breathing and laughing
And hell that’s a good start
Willows are weeping while we’re
Sleeping but surely your hear
Springtime is near

The more I study
Your face I know that
Your smile lines will be the most
Beautiful cracks in the coast
As we float

Do the Los Alamos bug dance sweetheart
We’re breathing and laughing
And hell that’s a good start
There’s still a lighthouse burning
Through every stormy evening
Just keep looking

Do the Los Alamos bug dance sweetheart
We’re breathing and laughing
And hell that’s a good start
There’s not one part of you of
That I could not claim to love
Do you know that?