What's that sound?

by Spiral

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Spiral has a groove. The groove is alive; it has soul, it has emotion, it can get hot and sweaty and it does not fear to get a little dirty.

Where soul meets samba, rock and jazz meet reggae, and horns rub shoulders with lush keys and broken strings, these are the places where Spiral unites.
Hailing from Auckland, on New Zealand's picturesque West coast, you'll be treated to soaring vocals, raging solos, a horn section that packs a phat punch from a collective of some of New Zealand's finest musicians.
"What's that sound?" is their debut album featuring 11 original unique tracks crafted about places and experiences living in New Zealand. The album combines multiple stylistic elements with heavy beats, quirky lyrics, catchy melodies and lush harmonies that will provide the listener new sounds on every repeat listen.

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released December 11, 2014

All music and lyrics written by Andrew Hall
Andrew Hall: Vocals, Saxophone, Clarinet, Synth, Percussion
Joel Vinsen: Guitar, Pedals
Finn Scholes: Trumpet, Synth
Anthony Hunt: Rhodes, Organ
David Hodkinson: Bass
Steve Harvie: Drums
Backing vocals by Andrew Hall, Derek Browne and Ashleigh Fox

Produced by Andrew Hall
Co-produced by Joel Vinsen with musical contributions by Spiral
Edited by Andrew Hall
Mixed by Louis Bernstone at Ellamy Studios
Mastered by Matthew Gray at Matthew Gray Mastering
Artwork by Sophie Wagener

Spiral appreciates the support from:
Mike & Tina Hall, Peter, Sarah & Alex Hall, Ashleigh Fox; Mike & Vicki Vinsen; Wil & Linda Harvie, May Chan; Bryan & Fiona Hodkinson, Melissa Breckon; Nicky, Elodie, Lucie, Annabelle, Jonathan, Catherine, Robert & Marion Hunt; Jeff Scholes and Maggie Blake.

Special thanks for the musical support from:
Chris Grant, Derek Browne, Hamish Jellyman, Alex Borwick, Mike Booth, Tim Atkinson, Nick Taylor, Cameron Sangster, Hadyn Godfrey, Ben Fernandez, Hayden Patching, Jeremy Hantler, Matt Shanks, Pete France, Kevin Field, Allan Brown, Phil Broadhurst, Mark Baynes, Nate Collings, Paul Smith, Collin Lunt, Casey Gsell, Iliad Sabchi, Mreenal Biswakarma, Hania Luthufi, John White, Paul Norman, Alberto Santarelli, Tim Berger, Louis @ Ellamy and Drum City.
We would also like to thank Snarky Puppy and The Cat Empire for inspiration.

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Spiral has a groove. The groove is alive; it has soul, it has emotion, it can get hot and sweaty and it does not fear to get a little dirty.
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Hailing from Auckland, on New Zealand's picturesque West coast., Spiral will take you on a journey, to where soul meets samba, rock and jazz meet reggae, and horns rub shoulders with lush keys and broken strings.
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Track Name: The Fuel
The Fuel
When you're feeling, like the world has got you down
Turn up that music, and wipe away that frown
When you're feeling, so tired and so drained
Turn up that music, flick on some Coltrane
Music is the fuel to feed our soul
Music is the fuel to keep us whole
Music is the fuel to feed our soul
Music is the fuel to keep us whole

Stuck in traffic, what a way to start the day
Turn up that music, transport yourself away
When the whole world, is falling at your feet
Turn up that music, get up off that seat
Music is the fuel to feed our soul
Music is the fuel to keep us whole
Music is the fuel to feed our soul
Music is the fuel to keep us whole

Music is the fuel to feed our soul
Music is the fuel to keep us whole
Music is the fuel to feed our soul
Music is the fuel to keep us whole
Track Name: Whatcha Gonna Do
Whatcha gonna do

People looking down, treading you to ground
People looking through you, like you don’t exist
But many a great man has been in a place you’re in
Been in a place that you’re in

They call you names, set you up to take the blame
What did I do, but be small, or different from you
But many a great man has been in a place you’re in
Been in a place that you’re in

Hey you, whatcha gonna do,
Whatcha gonna do, when that bad man come for you
Hey you, stand up for yourself,
Stand up for yourself ‘cause you’ll get help from no one else
Hey you, whatcha gonna do,
Whatcha gonna do, when that bad man come for you
Hey you, stand up for yourself,
Stand up for yourself ‘cause you’ll get help from no one else

You can be sure, that they’re immature
It’s what they’ll do, when they’re jealous of you
But many a great man has been in a place you’re in
Been in a place that you’re in


So when you’re down, take a look around
Be positive, ‘cause it’s your life to live
But many a great man has been in a place you’re in
Been in a place that you’re in

Stand up for yourself ‘cause you’ll get help from no one else
Stand up for yourself ‘cause you’ll get help from no one else
Stand up for yourself ‘cause you’ll get help from no one else
Track Name: Songomantis
Songomantis

He’s a green machine from mother earth
A drawn out face came straight from birth
Long stick body all seeing eyes
Crouching ready preying on flies

Oh little mantis stealthin’ around
Oh little mantis what have you found
Oh little mantis stealthin’ around
Oh little mantis what’s your sound

Hanging around like an acrobat
Defying gravity what you think about that
A silent killer, moving so light
Camo kit, He’s out of sight

I put him outside but he comes back in
He must be on a diet ‘cause his body’s so thin
Fish bowl eyes from outer space
Pondering the world moving with grace

He’s a green machine from Aotearoa
Must be around thanks to good old Noah
Scanning the room looking so wise
Stalking his prey ready to surprise

Songomantis
Songomantis
Songomantis
Track Name: Luck Of The Draw
Luck of the draw

It’s six a.m. and you’re on the road
Board in the back trying to reach the snow
The weather’s grey as you pull up to the gate
The desert road’s closed so you’ll have to wait

Luck of the draw
Luck of the draw
Luck of the draw
Luck of the draw

You find a dollar lying on the street
You knock your head getting to your feet
You’re going for a job and it’s down to two
You get that call but they didn’t pick you
Luck of the draw
Luck of the draw
Luck of the draw
Luck of the draw

When luck goes your way, you’d better grab it with both hands
When luck goes your way, get up and make a stand

Some luck is good some luck is bad
Turn that bad luck into the best that you had
Luck has a way of evening out
So make the most of that luck when it comes about

Luck of the draw
Luck of the draw
Luck of the draw
Luck of the draw

So make the most of that luck when it comes about, oh yeah
So make the most of that luck when it comes about, oh yeah
So make the most of that luck when it comes about, oh yeah
Track Name: Bethells
Bethells

I got a call at a quarter to four, to go for a surf on the coast
Jumped in my truck, with my paddle and ski and headed on down to the sea
Ten foot waves, water so fresh and a crest that banked to the left
What a way to spend a summers day, riding the swells at Bethells

Just one of those days when you sit back and say
Here and now there’s nothing I’d change
When all is so right, and you surf until there's no sunlight
Just one of those days when you sit back and say
Here and now there’s nothing I’d change
When all is so right and you surf until there's no sunlight

The shadows grow tall as the sun starts to fall water turns black from blue
What a way to spend a day with a beer and a BBQ

Sound of summer on a West Coast beach when Neppy meets Mother Earth
The crash and boom of a perfect wave, and the song of a Tui bird.
Feel that salty spray as you’re carving down the wave
What a way to spend a summer’s day, riding the swells at Bethells

Just one of those days when you sit back and say
Here and now there’s nothing I’d change
When all is so right, and you surf until there's no sunlight
Just one of those days when you sit back and say
Here and now there’s nothing I’d change
When all is so right and you surf until there's no sunlight

The shadows grow tall as the sun starts to fall, water turns black from blue
What a way to spend a day with a beer and a BBQ
Track Name: Late
Late

Now listen here, one and all
There’s a problem going on and we’re talking the fall
You know, what’s going on

They take your money, quick as a flash
But when a robber comes knocking, they stump with no cash
You know, what’s going on

Procrastination, all through the nation,
Why do you make me late, when you procrastinate?

L, looks like you’re going to have to wait for a bit
A, problems come up we’re finding hard to fix
T, too many jobs no time to spare
E, ven though we had the time to play solitaire

L, bro you’re wasting my time
A, day or two would have been fine
T, temperature’s rising, you’re making me wait
E, ven though you said you wouldn’t make us late
Track Name: Blue
Blue

When I first saw your face, across the crowded room,
When I saw you
Those songs they came alive, with more excitement and drive
When I saw you
But when will she notice me
What should I say when we first meet

Every time I see you take away the colour blue
Every time I see your face that blue has gone without a trace
Just one look is all I need to know that you have noticed me
Every time I see you I know that you’re my 'I love you'

One late night New Year’s Eve while walking down the beach
When we first met
Will you go out with me, the rest is history
When we first met
When I’m in bed lying next to you, my mind's more at ease and yours is too

Every time I see you take away the colour blue
Every time I see your face that blue has gone without a trace
Just one look is all I need to know that you have noticed me
Every time I see you I know that you’re my ‘I love you’

Sometimes you make me sad sometimes you make me mad
Now I’m with you
We argue just for fun I still know you’re the one
Now I’m with you
We have our fights we have our blues
But I can’t imagine being without you

Every time I see you take away the colour blue
Every time I see your face that blue has gone without a trace
Just one look is all I need to know that you have noticed me
Every time I see you I know that you’re my ‘I love you’
Track Name: Light Of Day
Light of day

Perched at my desk, I need to take a rest,
I’ve got a ten tonne pile in front
I’ll tell you where it’s at, wish I was making Skit Skats,
Jamming some tunes in my room

All I want to do is play some tunes in my room
But all I seem to do is work from eight 'til late
Hey hey hey I never see the light of day
Hey hey hey I never see the light of day

At my work station running simulations
The more I do the more to be done
I’ll tell you what I’ll do, grab some breakfast with you
Washed down with a cup of fresh brew
All I want to do is play some tunes in my room
But all I seem to do is work from eight 'til late
Hey hey hey I never see the light of day
Hey hey hey I never see the light of day

But when the deadline's met and I have finished the set
I'll be ready for you
But when the deadline’s met and I have finished the set
I'll be ready for you

All I want to do is play some tunes in my room
But all I seem to do is work from eight 'til late
Hey hey hey I never see the light of day
Hey hey hey I never see the light of day

All I want to do is play some tunes in my room
But all I seem to do is work from eight til late
Hey Hey Hey I never see the light of day
Hey Hey Hey I never see the light of day