Vast Atlantic EP

by Wilful Missing

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Richard Harrison (@mr_spoon) DIY is why I love this album. DIY is my favourite song of 2011...maybe one of them from all time. A perfect, achingly sad yet happy song. The rest of the tracks are pretty great too. Favorite track: DIY.
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about

Vast Atlantic was our first official release, featuring five songs recorded in our Little Attic studio during 2009.

Two of these songs, Postcode Lottery and Night Parachuting, have been played by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 2 and 6Music respectively. DIY has been used by the BBC in the TV drama Waterloo Road. It features in series 7, at the end of episode 2.

We've set the download price for this EP as "pay what you can", in the spirit of our friends Hope And Social. We've all got 'day jobs' and don't make a living out of our music. For us it's more about the music than the money. It does, of course, cost time and money to make our music, but we wouldn't want you to decide against having it because of the price.

So please download it and contribute what you think it's worth to you, and what you can afford to pay. If you're skint, then have it for free, but if you can afford to give us some money for it, we would greatly appreciate it. Anything that you pay us will go towards band costs such as the next recordings, replacing equipment, and travel.

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released December 18, 2009

The line-up on Vast Atlantic is:
Sam Kipling (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Sam Lawrence (electric guitar, mandolin, accordion, backing vocals)
Albert Freeman (bass, backing vocals)
Ruth Viqueira (drums, percussion)
Sarah Smout (cello)

The EP artwork was designed by Ruth, and the CD version comes housed in recycled card.

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We are a 5-piece from Bradford, you may have heard our music in Waterloo Road.

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Track Name: Postcode Lottery
She arrived unannounced
All at once she’s in my house
Sat at my table and eating my food
She said "don’t think twice
About rolling a dice
To decide upon what to do"

I don’t want you to go
Yeah we need each other now
But I saw the look that shot right through her lie

She aspires to defeat
Poisons stuck on repeat
Taken slowly as remedies
To my surprise she dispensed
Reasons in her defence
To beat the postcode lottery

I don’t want you to go
Yeah we need each other now
But I saw the look that shook me out of time

But the time it takes to mend our mistakes is short
Restless and weary and clearly not a ghost, yet
But hopeless and stubbornly making the most

She fought right to the end
Hoping not to depend
On the mood of a bureaucrat
How come I can’t tell
If she’s in heaven or hell
And would welcome the final whistle

Now she’s ready to go
We don’t need each other now
But I felt the book that made it seem alright
Now I’m ready to go
I don’t feel like I know
I’ll ask you once nicely, twice politely
Three times, four times, five times Get Out!
Track Name: Alone With America
Alive in the photograph I can that you are mine
I’ve got the world in my pocket and hope in my hand
Come down from there I’m worried you’ll fall
So maybe it’d be best if for us both if you didn’t show fear

So I’m alone with America
I’m alone with the night
As the rain lashes down on this window we’re all left behind

This life on the motorway time starts to tell
It’s no surprise
Strong lines of direction that leads us through this fight
Fall down from there I’m worried you’ll slip
So I think it’d be best for us all if you at least tried to hear

So I’m alone with America
I’m alone with the night
As the rain lashes down on this window we’re all left behind

And all I want
Is here with me
And all I’ve found
Has gone

So I’m alone with America
I’m alone with the night
And this honest admission of guilt
That burns in my mind

They’ve spun a web of deceit
That I can’t try to ignore
Well I try to be strong as this hope tags along
With the fear I carry each day
Track Name: Night Parachuting
Desperate neighbour
Have a drink
Think a while about defeat
Rest tired feet

Whispered greetings
And stolen words
Parachute into the night without a thought

So I hope to god that it’s over
On the outside at least
So I hope to god that it’s over
On the outside at least

Hurry up now
In dark car parks
I hate to see you wondering
It worries me

Find directions
And take the keys
Drive northwards on the road
Until the sea

So I hope to god that it’s over
On the outside at least
So I hope to god that it’s over
On the outside at least

This vast Atlantic
It belies belief
It holds the fate of these coastal towns right in its hands

So I hope to god that it’s over
On the outside at least
So I hope to god that it’s over
On the outside, on the outside, on the outside, on the outside of me
Track Name: Judge & Jury
I’m going back to my foreign land
Hold the fort till I’ve spread my hands
Through the Rosewood and felt my way home

Slower travel with piece of mind
You were there always by my side
For the train ride and the late night picture

Through your fire and your fury
When you’re judge and the jury la la la

Carry me up the mountain side
With gravity never off my mind
Then throw me down and I’ll fly through the heather, yeah

Pardon me for my laziness
I hope to God for your tenderness all the time
But time takes a long time coming

Through your fire and your fury
When you’re judge and the jury la la la

Through your fire and your fury
Yet you say it so surely
Yeah, I know what the answer's going to be
Through your fire and your fury
With my love as the jury
Yet I know what the answer's going to, the answer's going, the answer's going to be, oooh
Track Name: DIY
They said we were kidding ourselves
Only time will tell
Will we be killing ourselves
Killing ourselves by the end of the week
There’s a bright white piano
It’s old but it plays ok
With some flowers in a vase
It’ll feel like ours

So let’s drink a toast to times like these
With food like this and with friends like these
And the news from the stars
Is telling us it’s alright

Baby say something, say something I’ll remember the next day
Like the shadows conceal us from hoping
Baby say something, say something I’ll remember the next day
But it’s old news that we can’t see for looking

It feels like it’s gonna fall down
Around us one brick at time
But with wine and with love
With wine and love
We’ll clean the past away

So let’s drink a toast to times like these
With food like this and with friends like these
And the news from the stars
Is telling us it’s alright
Yes the news from the stars
Is telling us it’s alright

Baby say something, say something I’ll remember the next day
Like the shadows conceal us from hoping
Baby say something, say something I’ll remember the next day
But it’s old news that we can’t see for looking
Baby say something, say something I’ll remember the next day
But it’s old news that we can’t see for looking