Echoes & Pulses

by Dangerfields

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Created over the course of a harrowing two year period of severe personal ups and downs, Cape Town-based shoegazers Dangerfields present their debut full-length album Echoes & Pulses.

With primal rhythms, atmospheric soundscapes and dreamy harmonies, Echoes & Pulses signifies the rollercoaster journey of trying to maintain normal human connections while fighting for survival.

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released September 29, 2019

All songs written, arranged and performed by Dangerfields
Lyrics by Lucas Swart

Art direction and design by Adam Hill
Photography by Mark Reitz
Featuring “The End” by Miranda Moss

Recorded & Mixed by Warren Fisher at Bellville Studios
Mastered by Simon “Fuzzy” Ratcliffe at Sound & Motion Studios

Produced by Lucas Swart

Dangerfields would like to thank: Our ever patient and supportive partners Mia, Julia, Nicola, Georgia and Thandi. Our parents and siblings. Adam, Barry, Mark, Miranda, Warren and Fuzzy. Andre and Lucy. Rouleaux at Permanent Record. Psych Night, Roundabout Films, Soundcast Studios, Music Experience, Pure Salem Guitars and Yours Truly.

A note from Lucas:
This record is for all the people that contributed towards keeping me alive long enough to create it. I will never fully be able to express the depths of my gratitude and the extent to which I have been humbled and changed by everything that I survived because of you.
May these songs carry you through your darkest days like they did for me.

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Dangerfields Cape Town, South Africa

Dangerfields are a post-punk band from Cape Town, South Africa.

Lucas Swart | Guitars, Vocals
Calvin Siderfin | Bass, Vocals
Joshua Van Zyl | Guitars
Nicolaas Rossouw | Drums
Paul De Villiers | Keyboards, Vocals
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Track Name: Prisoner
I am a prisoner here
Stranger in a foreign land
There’s no way out of this hole
Dug deep in the desert sand

I was a visitor here
Thought I could just pass through
But now I’m stuck forever
Forever chained to you

I am a wounded animal
Trapped in a rusty cage
There’s no way out of here now
No way to turn this page

This is not what I signed up for
I’m on the wrong side
of another locked door
Thought if I gave you what you need
You’d stop trying to leave
Track Name: Jet Lag
Take me back to any other time
To any moment but this
In time I will be over it
But now I’m just coasting

‘cause everybody said
that you’d be leaving
Everybody knew
you wouldn’t stay
But you’re here today

Hold me down
Under the waterfall
Under the moonlight
And say you’ll stay
And I will hold you high
Under starlit skies

And everybody said
That you’d be leaving
Everybody knew
You wouldn’t stay
But you’re here today

Take me back
Hold me down
Take me back
Hold me down
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Track Name: Machine
I don’t think this is going anywhere
Don’t think you were even aware
That I might be on my way out
Just one more thing to cry about

How could this be so painful to hear?
You’re not the only one drowning in fear
I was hooked up to a machine
It was the loneliest I had ever been

When everything is clouded
By the longing that you feel
You make it all about yourself
Like no-one else is real
I tore myself to pieces
Trying to find my way to you
But you won’t want to be here
When my nightmares all come true

They all come true
They all come true
And you make it all about yourself
You make it all about yourself
You make it all, you make it all
You make it all about yourself

This could be
The only moment that was real
This could be
The only moment that was real
Track Name: Mocking Moon
I hope that someday you might
See that it’s not right
You made a big mistake tonight
Standing in the wind alone
Beneath the mocking full moon
Colours fade to black and white

Because I know that you’re broken
‘cause I am broken too
And I would do anything
To be the one that broke you
Because I know that you’re haunted
‘cause I am haunted too
and I would do anything
To die in your arms and haunt you
I would do anything
To die in your arms and haunt you

I hope that someday we’ll find
A safer place to hide
A place where we can own the night
I know I’ll survive alone
But I don’t want to go home
Sick of pretending it’s alright

Because I know that you’re broken
‘cause I am broken too
And I would do anything
To be the one that broke you
Because I know that you’re haunted
‘cause I am haunted too
And I would do anything
To die in your arms and haunt you
I would do anything
To die in your arms and haunt you

How did you know that you
Would break my heart tonight
How’d you decide that it
Could never feel right
Set me alight and then
Watch me burn to ash
Forever marooned
Underneath this mocking moon
Track Name: No Sunlight
Bring me to life
I don’t know if I’ll survive
Here in this room
For one more night
One more day with no sunlight

No end in sight
How could I know what I wait for?
Stay prepared for the worst
I’ll fight this curse if you’ll be waiting

Days pass me by
Where I don’t know why I keep trying
But that look in your eyes
Tells me that this will be worth it

Hold me ‘til I’m gone
Hold me while I’m still here
Hold me and keep me strong
Hold me ‘til I disappear
Track Name: Fragile
If I could be honest now I would say
That you’ll never get rid of me
If you can stay faithful I’ll keep you near
I will hold you so close my dear

If we could stay warm
in the coldest night
Soft whispers by candlelight
Stay electric I’ll stay on fire
We can be all we desire

‘Cause I want you by my side
I need you by my side
Now I know that everything ends in time
But for now I want you to be mine

If we could be alone in a crowded place
I would stay alive just to see your face
Keep me hidden, I’ll keep you safe
You can never be replaced

‘cause I want you by my side
I need you by my side
Now I know that everything ends in time
But for now I want you to be mine

Hold on, hold on
If I could be so bold to say
Hold on, hold on
I will never let you get away

I’ll stay gentle
I’ll stay fragile
I’ll stay gentle
Please don’t make me cold
Track Name: Now And Then
Raise your glass up high
There’s a new star in the sky
All the words you can never say
Rise with the wind and fade away

The only thing worse than change
Is staying the same day after day
Night after night, year after year
There is so much left to lose
Sometimes we don’t get to choose
How and when

Now and then I dream myself awake
And I know that’s when
I’m learning how to swim
In the turning tide, the seasonal drift
And you know I’ll try
To move alone with it

Now the tides have turned
Let the future that you’ve earned
Start today
Nothing left for you to say
Rise with the wind and fade away

Now and then I scream myself awake
And I know that’s when
I’m learning how to take
The turning tide, the seasonal drift
And you know I’ll try
to move alone with it
Track Name: Storms
Suffering, endless suffering
I don’t know why this is happening
My mouth is dry and my chest is tight
I don’t know how to sleep at night

Suffering, endless suffering
I don’t know where you are
Or who you’ve seen
I am all alone and I think I’m dying
I think I’m dying alone

This is the only way I know
To let these demons go
So sober and so tired
And my ignorance has expired
You know we should have tried
But this is the life
That I leave behind
You left me alone with my
Sickness and sleepless nights
So sober and so tired
And my patience has expired
You know we should have tried
But this is the life
That I leave behind
I leave it behind

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