Blue-Eyed Witch of The North – A Dark Love Song, Bob Dylan Style Folk Rock. Brooding & Mellow

This song is a kind of twisted love ballad or a elegy to long lost family and friends. Influences: Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Tim Hardin. Style of music: Folk Rock, Folk, Indie, Alternative, Americana, Retro. Mood: Dark, Brooding, Mellow, Relaxed, Intimate. A song from the new 2016 Junebug album ‘Lost Souls’. Buy the CD here: www.cdbaby.com/cd/junebug22.

Buy the CD here: www.cdbaby.com/cd/junebug22.

Lyrics to ‘Blue-Eyed Witch Of The North’ from Junebug

She’s a blue eyed witch of the north
A blue eyed witch of the north
And she took my son, the only one, away from here to fall in love
His life is happy and well but I wish he’d break from her spell

She’s a blue eyed witch of the north
In the brain and body she haunts
A pervading ghost who cares the most, his hunger sated by the host
His life is round as a sphere but the old world will always be here

And maybe your love, is long left behind
It’s closer in miles, a trail he will find
When a spindle pops the balloon
He will wake and travel back soon

She’s a blue eyed witch of the north
A blue eyed witch of the north
And she took my son, the only one, away from here to fall in love
His life is happy and well but I wish he’d break from her spell

About ‘Lost Souls’ (Junebug CD Album, 2016)

This album was recorded at mostly home with drums overdubbed at a studio in Brynford, Holywell. It is a melodic, epic album with a nod to each of my main musical influences. It is inspired by the Island Records releases of the early 70’s. with influences including John Cale, Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, Brian Wilson / The Beach Boys, Marc Bolan / T-Rex, Duncan Browne, Al Stewart, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Big Star, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Gene Clark, The Byrds, Nirvana & REM. The centrepieces of the album are two songs about people – performance artist Andy Kaufman and ‘Gonzo’ artist Ralph Steadman. Ralph lived in my hometown of Abergele in his formative years, and I am a big fan of his artwork. The rumours about Andy Kaufman faking his own death, and the subsequent mystery played a big part in setting the tone and feel of the album.

‘A Greek Tragedy’ (Political Songs) Influences: John Cale, Cat Stevens. New songs, 2016

A Greek Tragedy is a political protest song from the new 2016 Junebug album ‘Lost Souls’. This is a John Cale / Cat Stevens / The Velvet Underground & Nico / Lou Reed influenced song.  The song is an anthem about the Financial Crisis in Greece and wider problems in the European Union / EU (Eurozone Debt Crisis). Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie, Pop, Country, Folk. Psychedelic Rock, Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, Retro, 1970’s, 1960’s, Political Protest Music.  Mood of Music: Mellow, Relaxed, Chilled, Brooding, Slow, Anthemic, Epic.

Buy the CD here: www.cdbaby.com/cd/junebug22.

About ‘Lost Souls’ (Junebug CD Album, 2016)

This album was recorded at mostly home with drums overdubbed at a studio in Brynford, Holywell. It is a melodic, epic album with a nod to each of my main musical influences. It is inspired by the Island Records releases of the early 70’s. with influences including John Cale, Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, Brian Wilson / The Beach Boys, Marc Bolan / T-Rex, Duncan Browne, Al Stewart, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Big Star, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Gene Clark, The Byrds, Nirvana & REM. The centrepieces of the album are two songs about people – performance artist Andy Kaufman and ‘Gonzo’ artist Ralph Steadman. Ralph lived in my hometown of Abergele in his formative years, and I am a big fan of his artwork. The rumours about Andy Kaufman faking his own death, and the subsequent mystery played a big part in setting the tone and feel of the album.

Lyrics to ‘A Greek Tragedy’ from Junebug

If I could help you, i’d throw my arms around you
Tell all the world i’ve found you, and bring you in from you the cold

If I could save you, I’d make all the princes crave you
They’ll throw all their wealth behind you
Then turn your waters to gold

It’s the time, it’s the time
To believe in what’s right
For our hope, and our health
Spread the Wealth, Spread the wealth

If I could build you, I’d take all the things that kill you
Then bring in the skills to give you
The chance to evolve

What of tomorrow? Why be the thief who borrowed
Pay all your debts with sorrow and thrive in what you make

It’s the time, it’s the time
To believe in what’s right
For our hope, and our health
Spread the Wealth, Spread the wealth

Instrumental

We all need to change (3)
Need to change

It’s the time, it’s the time
To believe in what’s right
For our hope, and our health
Spread the Wealth

Andy Kaufman Lives – A Nirvana / REM influenced song. New Wave / Indie Rock

‘Andy Kaufman Lives’ is a song from the new 2016 Junebug album ‘Lost Souls’. The song is influenced by Nirvana and REM and is in the alternative rock / new wave / indie rock genres. The song is about the theory that Andy Kaufman faked his death to escape fame. Listen to the song using the soundcloud widget below.

Buy the CD Album ‘Lost Souls’ here:www.cdbaby.com/cd/junebug22.

Lyrics to ‘Andy Kaufman Lives’

You cannot die if your Andy Kaufman
A clown can’t smile when he wears the mask
The biggest joke never can be tasteful
What you don’t know, you’ll never have to ask

To love to live the life, it means to laugh
To love to live the life, it’s time to go

It drives you on, the pressure till its gone
A blissful emptiness will guide you through the days
When going back to the prematernal sack
The sleeping ecstasy can only be a phase
To brings the labour pain

You cannot hide if your Andy Kaufman
Unless your friends carry on the game
In 30 years people can forget you
How many more disappear from fame

To love to live the life it means to laugh (it’s all you need)
To feel the smile that hides behind the lie

This is it, your out of time
Raise the curtains, lock your eyes
On the moon, you stand alone
Come back to earth and join the show

To love to live the life, it means to laugh (it’s all you need)
To feel the smile that hides behind the lie
To love to live the life, it means to laugh (it’s all you need)
To love to live the life, it’s time to show

You cannot die if you’re Andy Kaufman

Live Music / Gigs: Liverpool. Junebug @ The Cavern Pub @ Club Tuesday May 24th 2016

Live music / gigs, Liverpool: Junebug are performing on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at The Cavern Pub @ 7:15pm and The Cavern Club, Back Stage @ 9pm. The band is guitar-based and plays original, catchy Alternative Rock / Indie Pop / Americana / Power Pop music. Hear our songs at www.junebug.co.uk. These are our slots at the IPO (International Pop Overthrow) Festival, lots and lots of bands taking part. http://internationalpopoverthrow.com/…/ipo-…/liverpool-2016/

New Album Release, June 2016: Lost Souls by Junebug (Indie / Alternative / Rock)

Junebug News: The band’s new album is released in June 2016. ‘Lost Souls’ is an epic-sounding album steeped in classic rock music influences such as John Cale, Nick Drake, Cat Stevens, Lou Reed, Marc Bolan, The Byrds, REM & Bob Dylan. Hear it on Soundcloud for a  preview streaming. It’s a mix of indie, alternative rock, americana, country and folk. You can also buy at at CD Baby.com. Here is a link to the Soundcloud playlist:

 

‘Lovers Isle’, an acoustic song about St Dwynwen’s Island, Angelsey.

‘Lovers Isle’ is an acoustic song about a trip I had with my wife and daughter to St Dwynwen’s Island (Ynys Llanddwyn, Angelsey. Style of music: Folk, Acoustic, Indie, Singer Songwriter. Influences: Nick Drake, John Martyn. Written in 2016, recorded May 2016.

Lyrics to ‘Lover’s Isle’, by Guy Latham

we had a really good time today, babe
and i can see it all in your smile
we took the little one somewhere special
to a place called the lovers isle

Oh to be on the walk of pilgrims
Butterflies in the midday sun
With every step there’s a deeper beauty
Feel the knots as they come undone
undone

Love is like a fresco, by michaelangelo, in the touch
It feels like a countryside that Turner glorified, for that is Love

we are built on a rock eternal, two lights in a vivid storm
as the sea beats on the cliffside, the other side is still and calm
and just for a passing moment, we make castles in the virgin sand
playing chase with the tidal waters
gazing out and holding hands, this land

Love is like a fresco, by michaelangelo, in the touch
It feels like a countryside that Turner glorified, for that is Love
ahh-ring
Ooh it’s like a fresco, by michaelangelo, on lovers isle.

A Country Americana song about the city of Albuquerque (ABQ)

The Ballad Of ABQ, A song about the city of Albuquerque by Guy Latham. Written and recorded in May 2016. The song came to me when I was driving around my home town of Abergele and I couldn’t park anywhere. The chorus lyric was ‘There’s nowhere to park here in Abergele’. I changed it all through my love of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and ‘Andy Kaufman’s supposed whereabouts’ to a song about Albuquerque! Style: Country & Western / Alternative/ Americana / Indie Music. I enjoyed writing a song about a city I have never been to, but only seen on TV or heard about. Would love to go there!

Lyrics:

The sun always shines here in Alberquerque
There’s nowhere to hide here in Alberquerque
The air is so dry here in Alberquerque
I’ll sleep in the day to survive

A big blue sky, burning my eyes, gotta keep wearing shades
The sweat goes on when there’s no aircon, i’m looking for relief each day
I like their food, it tastes real good and they make me feel at home
My roots set down into the ground, the place is in my bones

They say Kaufman hides here in Alberquerque
Heisenberg died here in Alberquerque
Bugs took a right here in Alberquerque
I’ll sleep in the day to survive

The sun always shines in the place I call home
I’ll learn to survive in the place I call home

The cork oak land or a city that spanned out from the apricot tree?
No one knows how the story goes but the song is all on me
The Duke fell foul for the love of the king and the for the kings love of men
When the sunset reigns on the mountain range it’s pink and green again

The sun always shines here in Alberquerque
There’s nowhere to hide here in Alberquerque
The air is so dry here in Alberquerque
I’ll sleep in the day to survive

In the atomic age, you took the stage, testing out those bombs
And in the floor, the dinosaurs, showing us what went wrong
It’s the land of triple rainbows, and tibetan altitudes
You’ll come to her in weakness and leave a powerful dude

The sun always shines here in Alberquerque
There’s nowhere to hide here in Alberquerque
The air is so dry here in Alberquerque
I’ll sleep in the day to survive

The sun always shines in the place I call home
I’ll learn to survive in the place that I call home

 

A song about Karma, the Buddhist concept

 

‘Karma’ is a song about the Buddhist concept of Karma. Influences: Al Stewart. Style of music: Latin / Spanish / Indie / Alternative Rock / Indie Pop

Lyrics to Karma by Guy Latham

Karma

The flowering lotus
It’s cause and effect
The seed that it carries
A destiny set
You may be indifferent
I think you should know
Through good intention we all grow
Karma (2)

Deeds will be measured
And written in stone
So do you feel happy
Or are you alone?
The flower is blooming
It rose from the dirt
Postive action heals the world
Karma (4)

Test Your intentions
For good or for greed
Know your direction
Question beliefs
Can we fix what’s wrong with the world?

Karma (4)

Breaking Up The Union, a song about the Vote Leave / Stay EU Referendum in Britain

‘Breaking Up The Union’ is a song about the EU referendum in Britain to Vote Stay / Vote Leave.  Influences: Nick Drake, John Martyn. Style of music: Acoustic, Singer Songwriter, Folk Rock, Indie, Alternative.

Lyrics to Breaking Up The Union by Guy Latham

Why worry if you’re left or right?
No decision can be black or white
They give you odds, but the outcome is certain
Every actor must prepare for the curtain

Minds open, and curtains are drawn
The King’s fate, delivered by Pawns
You make plans, and hope they will follow
How many times, can you make them swallow?

An Election broke up the Union (3)
Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye

Your palace is a pile of bricks
It’s magic in the way that it sticks
Grant pieces to the faraway people
It keeps them happy but the power is lethal

An Election broke up the Union (3)
Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye

Instrumental

I’m not saying it’s going to be bad
It’s not broken, but the feeling is sad
Scattered members of the family setup
Seek fortune in a federal getup

An Election broke up the Union (3)
Goodbye, Goodbye
Goodbye, Goodbye
Goodbye, Goodbye

 

New songs for Winter 2016 Junebug Album

Here is a few links for songs we are working on for Junebug’s winter 2016 album release. Temporary working title ‘Winterwood’.

Guy’s tunes:

If You’re The Surgeon, I’m The Skin

Where The Wind Is Blowing:

Lover’s Isle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3NcSluZ7

The Ballad of ABQ:
https://youtu.be/E8-gHyQQUcg

Karma:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMYE-WT2jiM&feature=youtu.be&t=40s

Breaking Up The Union
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8SiEddmKYg

You Put The Fire In My Soul
https://soundcloud.com/junebug1/you-put-the-fire-in-my-soul-new-indie-rock-music-love-songs-2016-influences-the-ramones-bruce-springsteen

Baby Don’t You Cry Too Much (Christmas Song)
https://soundcloud.com/junebug1/christmas-song-baby-dont-you-cry-too-much-glam-rock-version-december-2015-new-alternative-rock-slade-wizzard-status-quo-marc-bolan-style

Ralph’s Songs

Just Like Blood
https://soundcloud.com/ralphlatham/just-like-blood

Zombie Mind
https://soundcloud.com/ralphlatham/zombie-mind

Jake And Tamang
https://soundcloud.com/ralphlatham/jake-and-tamang-by-the-attenboroughs

RSPCA Volunteer
https://soundcloud.com/junebug1/rscpa-volunteer-new-songs-2016-post-punk-new-wave-indie-pop-alternative-rock-music