This Is What You Get

by HPKNS

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‘This is what you get’, released May 2017 is the debut EP from Melbourne duo HPKNS (pronounced Hopkins).

The record is raw and unfiltered to capture the simplicity and early stages of the bands life.

The writing obsesses over the illusions of lust and desire while the edgy and dark narrative style of lyrics draws inspiration from another Melbourne native, Nick Cave. Musically there was a strong urge to do as much as possible with as little resource as possible. The challenge of restraint produces an apocalyptic post-blues sound with power and violence reminiscent of other two pieces, The White Stripes and Royal Blood.

All music was written in two weeks from their Southbank apartment and recorded in 3 days at Hothouse Studios, St.Kilda.

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released May 17, 2017

All Songs: J Deville & D Lovegrove
Recorded & Mixed by Jez Giddings / Hothouse, St Kilda
Mastered: Jack The Bear Deluxe Mastering, Brunswick

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HPKNS Melbourne, Australia

HPKNS debut EP 'This Is What You Get' is AVAILABLE NOW.

Melbourne duo HPKNS unique take on Post-Blues inspired rock is best felt than heard.

Juxtaposing calm, brooding vulnerability with the chaos of pounding beats & attention demanding guitars.

The challenge of restraint produces an apocalyptic post-blues sound with power & violence reminiscent of The White Stripes & Royal Blood.
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Track Name: Dance With The Devil
She wrapped her legs around him
And pulled him tight towards her chest
She tilts her head
And whispered in to his right ear
She whispers

"Do you want to Dance with the Devil?"

"Dance with me, Dance with me, Dance with me"

She seemed so lovely, seemed so nice
I'll think i'll spend the rest of my life with her

He came home late one night
And found her lying on the bed
She re-positions herself
From underneath his oldest friend

This is what you get, This is what you get, This is what you get!

When you wanna Dance with the Devil
Do you wanna Dance with the Devil?

It can make you blind
It's the Devil in disguise
You could lose your mind
It's the Devil in disguise

Do you wanna Dance with the Devil?

"Dance with me, Dance with me, Dance with me!"

Do you wanna Dance with the Devil?
Track Name: Nobody But You
Nobody but you
Makes me feel the way you do
Nobody but you

When you said goodbye
Said "Darling, please don't cry..."
When you said goodbye

The tears in your eyes
Are burnt in to my mind
Now they're tears in mine

Nobody but you
Makes me feel the way you do
Nobody but you

Nobody but you
Nobody but you

Since you've been gone
I haven't loved anyone
Since you've been gone

Nobody but you
Makes me feel the way you do
Nobody but you

Nobody but you
Nobody but you
Track Name: Side-Stepper
He's one of a kind
And she caught his eye

No ring on the fourth finger of his left hand
He makes his way to go backstage with the band

She's got to know who he is
Has he got something to hide?
She starts to make her move & kicks her boots to the floor but he's already gone,

The Side-Stepper
Here's the Side-Stepper.

He's a mysterious man
And her, his number 1 fan

He is one way one day, then different the next
He stays the night then won't reply to her text

He's certainly not
Who he appears to be
Now she's down on her knees & she wants, she wants to believe

The Side-Stepper
Here's the Side-Stepper

Don't let it get too hard on you now

The Side-Stepper
Don't let it get too hard on you now
He's the Side-Stepper
Don't let it get too hard on you now
He's the Side-Stepper
Don't let it get too hard
Track Name: Imposter
They only show you what they want you to see
Laughter in the back-yard while the children play
Reveal a little piece of yourself,
In the cold, cold light of day

When the stories you were told as kids
About how to live life were fake
Then you're betrayed by the ones that you love,
In the cold, cold light of day
In the cold, cold light of day
We are all imposters
We are all imposters

When you thought that you could bear the weight
And now all you can do is pray
And the vultures are circling you
In the cold, cold light of day

Now the actors are assembling themselves
In this role that you were born to play
And you're waiting for the curtain to fall
In the cold, cold light of day

In the cold, cold light of day,
We are all imposters
We are all imposters
We are all imposters,
In the cold, cold light of day

We are all imposters
We are all pretenders
We are all just actors
In the cold, cold light of day.

We are all imposters
We are all pretenders
We are all believers
In the cold, cold light of day.