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i fall inside running from my own mind
give it back to the original
give this a try it’s you and me baby till we die
work with facts cause it’s critical
i’m cynical right to the finish line
lets take it all and fall inside
i’m cynical stand on the same side
leave it all and fall inside
you can’t decide for me with lies
I try so hard to forgive the last time
gonna let this one slide
pass me by
think i’ll let this one slide
pass me by
its yours to find only if you ask why
change the way that you see it all
sure we’ll be fine write it off and blame the other side
fall into place and close the door
we’re giving up to currents and rising tides
shifting sands over hidden lines
we’re cynical stand on the same side
leave it all and fall inside
you can’t decide for me with lies
I try so hard to forgive the last time
gonna let this one slide
pass me by
think i’ll let this one slide
pass me by





We wrote Slide on a rainy October day at the Dairy Studios, London. It’s hard to recall a time when uncertainty and fractured opinion hasn’t been on the news, but it was around the time of a big event that will remain unmentioned. We were frustrated by the way everything was framed to us via the media and in general - how events unfolded to leave us feeling powerless and confused. Making use of these emotions and turning them to song was an important moment; a combination of reacting to what’s happening and creating fantastical distraction from the harshness of reality has become a lynchpin in the approach to Volleyball as a project. It provides an outlet for us, a door away from the main room, not completely disconnected but somewhere grounding enough to reclaim perspective addled by fear-mongering and fake news. We hope to create a place where listeners can get the same experience.





Artwork photo - Taken from Rudi’s 2017 travels to Koya San,
‘Red Jizu’ Sample recorded in ‘Red Jizu’ temple a few hundred meters down the road - featured in ‘Slide’











ARTWORK

The artwork was a collaborative process. We started by collating moodboards and sketches, trying to find commonalities between our independent visions. The photo for the Slide art came from Rudi’s travels in Japan, Koya San and was one we have been trying to place for a while. We’re glad to have found a home for it. 














Slide Chords:

intro
Dmaj7
Fmaj7/A
Gmaj7/C


verse
D
F
C
G

chorus
Dmaj7
C6/A
G/C
Gmaj9

Repeat until Slidden





ISO VID
We wanted to get a live video together during lockdown. Turns out, videos are harder than we first thought and we hit the steep learning-curve face first, via over-heating computers and cats eating the tape delay...

This video set the course for the majority of our lockdown lives as we embarked on making a bunch of similar videos while being Covid safe. The results will be yours to judge as we barf out the content from our digital stomachs onto your eyes, in due course.

Video Features:
Rudi on the roofy
Hugh’s cat is this?
Thom-ato plants
Tom greenfingers

Static shots - Fujifilm x-e1
Mobile shots - iPhone whilst the battery lasted

We tracked D.I.s into Ableton Live in the wrong order. Next time - we should start with drums. Hit us up for presets if you’re an Ableton head.

Shout out to Jamie Windsor for the the LUTs we used in this video, if you are looking for cool film presets check him out here.


















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