by Inventions

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Kallum J-Lea
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Kallum J-Lea I saw this for free and had a listen. I loved it so much that I bought it. Favorite track: Heritage.
Rachel Rose Mitchell
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Rachel Rose Mitchell It's hard to pick a favourite track from Inventions' self-titled release as they're all so solid and of a top-tier quality. If you're into catchy melodic rock with a dark but fun edge and bundles of energy, this is the EP for you.

Definitely recommend buying the CD if you can, it looks sweet and the colours are vibrant in real life. Favorite track: Halloween.
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released May 25, 2014

All songs written and performed by Inventions
Lyrics for 'Heritage' by PJ Grima
Lyrics for 'Veil' by Annie Dorey & Jacob Leaney

Additional guitars performed by Whakaio Taahi
Violins performed by Stephanie-Jane Lewendon-Lowe

Produced by Dave Petrovic & Whakaio Taahi
Engineered & mixed at Electric Sun Studios in Sydney, Australia
Additional engineering at Inventions Studios in Melbourne, Australia

Mastered by Lee Buddle at Crank Recording in Perth, Australia

Artwork & design by Sam Pea




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Inventions Melbourne, Australia

Lacing everything they do with a touch of drama and emotion, Melbourne high-octane quintet Inventions present a fresh take on a sound deeply rooted in the Alt-rock scene of the early 2000s. New EP ‘Exist, Explore’ has been produced by one of Australia’s most established studio exponents of said scene, Forrester Savell (Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool). ... more

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Track Name: Veil
Oh you are so complicated
Building webs to see them shine in dappled light
You take something simple and ornament it
Just to reflect your eyes and your view of perfection

Maybe this is make believe, a dream
Something you can't keep
But if you let me I'll take you with me
Maybe this will fade away

You resent the feel of sun on your skin
It's so warm but you crave the cold
I have seen it blaze in your eyes, it looked nice there
I have seen the look of surprise

Let's just sit here for a while
And watch the clouds
You'd never risk your heart
For anyone like me
Track Name: Straight
Don't you want a little more time to be who you want to be
And don't you know to get to the top you've got to know the bottom
Every little thorn is something to take to make in to something else
Don't you feel a little less comfortable now you know
It's your own hand holding the gun to your head
Why not dare to grow up instead
Aim a little higher

Now I don't know what the hell to say
You've lived like this before, it's the same
I don't care anymore, life is perfect
'Cause now i'm done with you
I'm jumping ship, you can get on without me

Count your crowns
Victory to waste my time is yours again
If you wait around
Someone might come to help, but don't forget
It's your own hand holding the gun to your head
Why not dare to grow up instead
Aim a little higher
Track Name: Halloween
It was a warm, dark evening on Halloween
And I knew before the night was up I'd be gone
So I sat in silence, waiting, waiting for the storm
For the storm that'd bring the fearless game, that happy rain.

So come on and hit me with your best shot
I'm not afraid to fight
So come on and fight me, I'm gonna put you on the ground
Are you afraid to die?

They could smell the blood within me, my beating heart
And they knew without a doubt, they could take me out without a sound
But something has changed within me, something I can't explain
I can feel the earth, it moves before me, before my name

So come on and hit me with your best shot
I'm gonna win this fight
Track Name: Shadows
I can't wait till it's over now
I'm in over my head
Silhouettes burn like cigarettes
My mouth is filling with lead

Nothing seems to be alive
Nothing seems to be quite dead

Catch me if you can
Bury me deep beneath the sand
I've got this feeling i'm being chased by shadows
I'm in limbo all alone

Spinning 'round, there's no lower ground
I've reached the bottom of the well
Bodies are dragged, I'm left pushing and pulling
Death; I'm drenched in the smell
Track Name: Heritage
Everyone wants to belong
To know where we come from
What makes us unique
What makes us complete

Our strength lays in unity
Alone it's easier to fall

We're leaders of the pack now
Others to guard our backs now
To keep them safe we'll fight
Always in shadow, ever in the night

War is not a game to be set aside
The truth of innocence is shattered inside

So I cry in the night
Howling in this darkness
Praying to be heard
To know I'm not alone
The fire in my soul
And shadows in my heart
My weapons and shield
Draw them tight around me

A vow I made to myself, my friends, my family
I'll not see them fall as I did
Protect with everything that I am
Shadows and flame heed our call
We'll stand together through it all

So we cry in the night
Howling in this darkness
Praying to be heard
To know we're not alone
The fire in our souls
And shadows in our hearts
Our weapons and shield
Draw them tight

Cry in the night
We are not alone