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Death by Alice

by Reluctant Friends of Steve

Reluctant Friends of Steve: John Butler Trio meets Steely Dan and Paul Kelly after a double shot espresso! A captivating Australian Blues/Folk/Rock/Acoustic band with an identity crisis! Each song is a different exotic dish, some hot & spicy, others cool
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. Death by Alice
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2. Distant Angel
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3. When I Hear this song Mum
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4. See Her Standing
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5. Drowned
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6. Unshed Tears
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7. Kill Me Billy
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8. It's Not A Game
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9. Coffee
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10. The Band
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11. Who the Hell
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12. Wish I Knew
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13. Farewell
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Death By Alice is the fourth album by Australian Band Reluctant Friends of Steve.

If this is your first taste of the world of the RELS, welcome to the feast that is Death by Alice. Come along for an eclectic musical journey, filled with high energy songs, genuine Aussie ballads, catchy hooks and meaningful lyrics. Here you will find the RELS interpretation of the meaning of Life, Death, love lost and found, and the pursuit of a good cup of coffee.

If you enjoy music that tells a story with passion, then Reluctant Friends of Steve is the band for you. A multifaceted work three years in the making, this album contains songs that layer the sounds of the 12-string guitar with shivering riffs, chunky bass, and freight-train harmonies. The result - songs that stick in your head, ricochet around, and make you think and feel! Ride with the RELS while they bring to life characters from fact and fiction that will captivate you.


The songs from "Death by Alice"
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Death by Alice:
Imagine the female version of Dexter. This song brings us to a small seaside town where the lovely Alice resides, an unbalanced woman whose hobby is turning Holiday-Makers into Meet-Your-Makers! I love a lady with a hobby.

Distant Angel:
In stark contrast is "Distant Angel", an ode to a beautiful woman who evokes dreams and longing in her far-away lover.

When I Hear This Song Mum:
This song was born from words spoken by a 4-year old in the back seat of a car, listening to a REL’s song four years ago. He said, "This song makes my heart dance and sing." Ironically, the tune he was listening to was about a big hangover, but all the little fellow understood was the feeling that he got from the music and rhythm!

See Her Standing:
This song was inspired by stories and experiences told by a taxi driver to the writer. Often he would find himself in the role of protector of the innocent, and this is where the song begins.

Drowned:
Come with the RELS to experience the sights and sounds of a live gig as the crowd at the Royal Hotel drowns in whisky and song. This song was composed on the back of beer coasters, capturing the conversations and characters in the moment. Any beer consumed was done so for historical reasons.

Unshed Tears:
An instrumental with words. Every season can be felt in this song, exploring the long-suppressed emotions that hide within.

Kill Me Billy:
Meet real-life Australian Bushranger (Highwayman) Ben Hall, and hear the tale of how he became a fugitive when dealt an unfair hand by the Law in 1863. In the 1800's, local police enlisted the help of Aboriginal trackers when hunting wanted men -- Billy Dargin was one of the best. Folklore has it that Billy tracked Ben Hall, to whom he spoke his dying words "Please kill me Billy, don’t them take me alive!" Thus, the inspiration for this song.

It's Not a Game:
Is a high-speed chase from beginning to end, featuring chunky bass and searing guitar riffs, propelling you through the reality of destructive thought and deed.

Coffee:
If you listen carefully, you’ll discover that this is actually the world's first love song to a cup of hot, steamy java.
Hubba Hubba!

The Band:
Imagine a band traveling through time, minstrels struggling to stay true to their music through the ages. Medieval lyrics juxtaposed with modern-day lessons.

Who the Hell:
How many times has someone preached to the world, when they had absolutely no idea what they were talking about? Who The Hell is the anthem for people who refuse to be led by the clueless.

Wish I Knew:
A song about communication, or lack thereof. The tale of a dumb male who was in a relationship…only he didn’t realise it at the time!

Farewell:
The images and celebrations of a grand life from the cradle to the end. The reflections of experience, and then the final decision… thanks, see ya, it’s been fun, but it’s now time to go.

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