Golden Hour

by New Olympians

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The debut album ‘Golden Hour’ explores themes of love, death, fear, envy, sorrow and nostalgia wrapped in a soundtrack that teeters between melancholy and whimsy. It reflects the various changes in Michael and Benjamin's lives - during its making they both got engaged to their girlfriends, gave up their jobs to become freelance musicians/sound engineers, lost close family members and Benjamin became a father and moved to the Czech Republic.

"Electrifying and powerfully gripping instrumentals, melodious vocal blues" - NessiHolt, CarpeCarmina Blog

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released October 28, 2016

All songs written, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Michael Berrich and Benjamin McCulloch with an epic thankyouverymuch to Teri Booth, David Berrich and Alan Kinnear for additional performances

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New Olympians Glasgow, UK

"Electrifying and powerfully gripping" Nessi Holt (Radio KC)

New Olympians are a band of explorers; always evolving, learning, pursuing their muse regardless of audience expectations or genre. They sound like a blend of The Who’s blues-rock with Beck’s eclectic indie. Michael's standout vocals have been likened to Roger Daltry’s sincere tone and Jamie Woon’s rhythmic soulful style. ... more

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Track Name: Golden Hour
Now I see you
Now I don’t
Now I see you
Now I don’t

The sun is poking fun at me It’s nowhere to be seen
(Now i see you, now I don’t)
Please show me the world
How I want to see it
(Now i see you, now I don’t)
Light is a game always fading
This sadness I’m serenading
(Now i see you, now I don’t)

Earthly wonder
(We are golden)
Earthly wonder
(We are golden)
Earthly wonder
(We are golden)
Earthly wonder
(We are golden)

I only regret
The truly epic failures
(Now i see you, now I don’t)
My mistakes were the best
Thing I ever did
(Now i see you, now I don’t)
So many broken people
But all are smiling
(Now i see you, now I don’t)

Earthly wonder
(We are golden)
Earthly wonder
(We are golden)
Earthly wonder
(We are golden)
Earthly wonder
(We are golden)

Now I see you
Now I don’t
Only light and shadow
But I love it so
Irresistable
I’ll stay here for a while
Track Name: Silver On My Mind
Interesting guests on the mezzanine
A porno refuge caught in a smokescreen
International venues hosting a parade
A thousand menus sitting in the shade

I’ve got silver on my mind
It’s raining in the street
The only place I know is
The ground beneath my feet

Jaded pilgrims cluster at the shrine
Faceless banquets harder to define
Adolescent wet-dreams gather at the square
Beggars on the breadline looking for the fare

I’ve got silver on my mind
It’s raining in the street
The only place I know is
The ground beneath my feet

This girl has something on her mind it’s clear
But how can I make her understand I’m here
To take her mind away
From all that she holds dear

Psychic strangers corporate entertainers
Playing every trick in the pantomime
Ageing mavericks guiding the blind
Imitation vendors never hard to find

I’ve got silver on my mind
It’s raining in the street
The only place I know is
The ground beneath my feet
Track Name: Please Excuse My Demons
I’ll tell you things
You won’t believe
Your innocence
I will relieve
All I’ll ever ask
At first at least
More to come later
Please put my demons at ease

Please excuse me and my unbridled pleasure
Please excuse me at your leisure
Please allow me allow me this forever
Please excuse my demons

I have to confess
They’ve got flaws
They don’t understand
Rules, logic or laws
They’re very scary
But they’ve got feelings
They’re scared really
Of everyday dealings

Please excuse me and my unbridled pleasure
Please excuse me at your leisure
Please allow me allow me this forever
Please excuse my demons

I sometimes feed them
In the night­time
Long after midnight
They get to dine
By day you feed them
They’re very hungry
Everything I do and see
They come with me and eat

Please excuse me and my unbridled pleasure
Please excuse me at your leisure
Please allow me allow me this forever
Please excuse my demons

Why would I tell you
About my problems?
Cos you may very well rob them
Please excuse my demons
Track Name: The New Normal
Yesterday
I felt
So different
Think you’re the victim
So become the bully
Brand new today and tomorrow’s sale
The only problem
We always forget

(I’ve)
Seen it all
Rise then Fall
This is the new normal

Grey area
Dark matter

Everything at once
You sort it out
Because you are the Information
All that once was
Will still be
King of the castle
Dirty rascal

(I’ve)
Seen it all
Rise then Fall
This is the new normal
Track Name: Waves
Waves of comfort and
Waves of joy
Waves of illusions and
Waves that destroy
Sorrow and waves and
Waves of hope
Waves of nanos and
Waves of jokes

I hope you enjoy it
Enjoy everything
I hope you enjoy it
Enjoy everything

I’m in a boat adrift at sea
Sailing with those who care about me
We’re rolling with the changes
Look out the windows, you’ll see!

Waves of horror and
Waves too deep
Waves of loving and
Waves of sleep
Waves of inspiration and
Waves we’ll forget
Waves of sadness
Waves are infinite

I hope you enjoy it

I hope you enjoy it
Enjoy everything
I hope you enjoy it
Enjoy everything
Track Name: Pavilion
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight I'll see you there
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight I'll see you there

Driving at night
With the moon in tow
It follows our car
Wherever we go
The waves on the beach
Dance their loop slow
Shadows in the trees
The wind only knows

Meet me at the Pavilion
Dancing in the millenium
I know you from before
But you’re not here anymore

Tonight
Tonight
Tonight I'll see you there
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight I'll see you there

Joking and smoking
We’ll do this forever
Got a job but his dog
Was the more clever
I’ve got my ideas
I’ll be the big man
Look after yourself
And get a plan

Meet me at the Pavilion
Dancing in the millenium
I know you from before
But you’re not here anymore

This is our history
Don’t invent your victories
Let’s make a new story
Enjoy the mystery

Tonight
Tonight
Tonight I'll see you there
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight I'll see you there
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight I'll see you there
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight I'll see you there
Track Name: Ordinary Day
It’s an ordinary day in the summer
Children playing in the sun
It’s an ordinary day in the summer
Never noticed that you’re gone

I’ve been to the edge of the world
And I’ve seen all that I need to see
The blood was on the door
But the angel stopped and stared at me

It’s an ordinary day in the summer
Children playing in the sun
It’s an ordinary day in the summer
Never noticed that you’re gone

I came out alive
Breaking bread with the devil
Just to survive
All that’s left behind
Is a burning flame in the rain
That will never die

t’s an ordinary day in the summer
Children playing in the sun
It’s an ordinary day in the summer
Never noticed that you’re gone
Track Name: All I See Is Green
Throw a coin in the wishing well
Make a wish you can never tell
Cool breeze on your tired face
Bringing sounds from another place
What more can you really need
From a world overflowing with greed?
It’s your brother on the other side
Wishing that you’ll never collide

Maybe I wanted the feeling
Of having it all for a day
A fickle dream they say
Misery waits in the shadows
Isn’t it time to come clean?
But all I see is green

Drawn in to an endless sin
Irresistible when you win
Hold back or dive straight in
Might never be genuine
Footsteps that leave no trace
Like a ghost moving place to place
Lost words that you carry around
Never been used since they were found

Maybe I wanted the feeling
Of having it all for a day
A fickle dream they say
Misery waits in the shadows
Isn’t it time to come clean?
But all I see is green

Maybe I did hurt your feelings
Maybe I even made you cry
But now you know I lied
Again and again just to save face
Isn’t it time to come clean?
But all I see is green
Track Name: Watch Out
I once feared monsters under the bed
Now something's hidden under my head
It must have been stowed away for later use
It's form is bulky, solid, obtuse
I don't know how this has happened
Our lofty dreams are now flattened
I'll find any bottle and slug it
Now my grave's ready; my lover's dug it

People say to me
You'll just have to watch out
My fears haunting me
You'll just have to watch out

Someone's hearts not in it anymore
They show more interest in any bore
They don't spend any time with me
This loneliness has blinded me
I'll find a way out into the light
I'll make my way undercover of night
I don't know how to cut all my ties
To a life built upon one big lie

People say to me
You'll just have to watch out
My fears haunting me
You'll just have to watch out
Track Name: Black Box
Time slows down when you do something new
We've just found all that was hidden of you
Time slows down when you do something new
Is that you I always thought I knew

Time slows down when you do something new
We've just found all that was hidden of you
Time slows down when you do something new
Is that you I always thought I knew
Is that you I always thought I knew

Stone the crows and catch the fox
We've just found your wee black box
You don't know you stopped the clocks
All the secrets you thought were locked
We're so sorry we just found your wee black box
Stone the crows and catch the fox
We've just found your wee black box
You don't know you stopped the clocks

Time slows down when you do something new
We've just found all that was hidden of you
Time slows down when you do something new
Is that you I always thought I knew

Exploration; it's the key to everything
You don't need it all now
Don't believe those cynical bastards yeah

A person reduced to data
A funeral broadcast from a server in California

Time slows down when you do something new
(Time slows down when you do something new - repeat)
We've just found all that was hidden of you
Time slows down when you do something new
Is that you I always thought I knew