Black Holes EP

by Gavin Chappell-Bates

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Black Holes is the debut EP from singer / songwriter Gavin Chappell-Bates.

This truly emotive three tracker kick starts with the opening bravado of the title track ‘Black Holes’. A trade mark opener reminiscent of Surfer Rosa and the late 80’s pre grunge scene with the quiet verse leading to the inevitable explosion of a chorus.

‘Follow The Light’ follows with a compelling and almost heart wrenching intro where Gavin once again comes up trumps with a bombastic catchy chorus that sticks like glue to the memory. Gavin’s influences are worn clear and proud upon his sleeve with this track a definite nod toward 90’s era eyeliner wearing bands and trash guitars.

Everything is then stripped back for the conclusion of the EP with ‘Writing In The Sand’; a beautifully inspired arrangement and a rather fitting and impressive finale to a wonderful debut.

“Vocally fantastic, lyrically supreme… the music is just pure, honest and uplifting.”

Rock Bandom

"… a song with sensitivity, flair and, most of all, heart. It is skilfully emotive, as opposed to artificially upbeat."

Millie Brierley

“…songs and performances that display the potential for an exciting full-length album.”

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released February 3, 2015

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Gavin Chappell-Bates is a European acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter from Cambridge, England.

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Track Name: Black Holes
Where are these lives? We let them slip away
Where is the time we once had?
Forgotten numbers we hide in the past
In factories and playgrounds, churches and graveyards

We burn out tonight…

WE KEEP FADING AWAY, TIME AFTER TIME
WE KEEP FALLING IN BLACK HOLES
WE KEEP MAKING MISTAKES, LIFE AFTER LIFE
WE’RE STILL STUCK IN THESE BLACK HOLES

Where are our eyes? Cause we don’t see
Scattering ashes to eternity
Where are our hearts while we watch these stars?
Fade one by one into the unknown

We burn out so bright…

WE KEEP FADING AWAY, TIME AFTER TIME
WE KEEP FALLING IN BLACK HOLES
WE KEEP MAKING MISTAKES, LIFE AFTER LIFE
WE’RE STILL STUCK IN THESE BLACK HOLES

WE KEEP FADING AWAY…
WE KEEP FADING AWAY…
WE KEEP FADING AWAY…
WE KEEP FADING AWAY…

WE KEEP FADING AWAY, TIME AFTER TIME
WE KEEP FALLING IN BLACK HOLES
WE KEEP MAKING MISTAKES, LIFE AFTER LIFE
WE’RE STILL STUCK IN THESE BLACK HOLES
IN THESE BLACK HOLES…
IN THESE BLACK HOLES…
IN THESE BLACK HOLES…………….
Track Name: Follow The Light
Sometimes
Life beats you down
The world beats you down
And you crawl alone
There’s always
Someone who’ll hurt you
Someone who’ll use you
If you let them

But you can follow the light, follow the light
Follow the light

SO DON’T BREAK DOWN ON ME
DON’T STOP BELIEVING
THAT YOU CAN BE

So now
The man stands over you
Ready to walk on you
If you lie down
So get up
Stand eye to eye
Stand up and fight
And control your life

And follow the light, follow the light
Follow the light

SO DON’T BREAK DOWN ON ME
DON’T STOP BELIEVING
THAT YOU CAN BE
SO DON’T FADE ON ME
NOW’S THE TIME TO SEIZE
WHAT YOU WANNA BE
WANT TO BE…

SO DON’T BREAK DOWN ON ME
DON’T STOP BELIEVING
THAT YOU CAN BE
SO MAKE THIS MOMENT RIGHT
MAKE THIS PERFECT LIFE
AND KEEP FOLLOWING THE LIGHT
SO MAKE THIS MOMENT RIGHT
MAKE THIS PERFECT LIFE
AND KEEP FOLLOWING THE LIGHT
Track Name: Writing In The Sand
So many years have come and gone
But it’s not yet the final act
There are still more melodramas to come
If I could live forward
Instead of falling back
Then maybe this time would be my own

But I’m still clinging to
The memories of you
And I can’t move on
And I’m still clinging to
The memories of you

I keep making plans
That are written in the sand
Walked over by my own footprints
I’m old and I’m wise
But I’m still terrified
That this life is not my own to live

Cause I’m still clinging to
The memories of you
And I can’t move on
And I’m still clinging to
The memories of you

And I don’t want to say goodbye
But now is the time
And I don’t want to say goodbye
But now is the time
And I don’t want to say goodbye
But now is the time
And I don’t want to say goodbye
But now is your time
Now is my time
Now is our time