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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    'Watercolours' comes in a Recycled Cardboard Digipak with original artwork by Aliça Bryson-Haynes.

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    Includes unlimited streaming of Watercolours via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

When the alarm's been rung
And you run for your life,
Like a coin that's spinning on the edge of a knife

And when the fire's gone out
And it's safe to return,
Do you light another to see what it burns?

As the smoke begins to fill your lungs,
You cough it up just like you've always done,
What's a gun to a soldier when the war is won over?
What's a gun to a soldier now?

And when your scars are gone,
When you've healed your insides,
Think of what they looked like,
They're what kept you alive

As the smoke begins to fill your lungs,
You cough it up just like you've always done,
What's a gun to a soldier when the war is won over?
When the war is behind you,
Don't look over your shoulder,
What's a gun to a soldier?

credits

from Watercolours, released August 31, 2012
Yen Nguyen - Vox, Guitar, Synth, Drums
Munro Melano - Piano
Joel Woolf - Clarinet, Tenor Sax
Gareth Hill - Double Bass

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Mechanical Pterodactyl Melbourne, Australia

The Mechanical Pterodactyl was built by multi-instrumentalist/ producer Yen Nguyen, joined at times by a five-piece band of regular collaborators. Drawing on influences such as Bon Iver, Radiohead and James Blake, Yen was surprised to find that instead of a band he had created a primitive flying machine, playing a style of music loosely categorised as Folktronica. ... more

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