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Cheshire Grin

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POWERSLIDE, 3 skater boys from Kenya who got together to play punk rock and skate (in that order). They are so nice you could take them home to your parents (2/3 of them) and could be Kenya's next boy band (wait..they actually play their own instruments). Consistently on the stage in Nairobi they have a built a dedicated fan base over 2 years. They play an infectious millennial punk rock and also veer into Hardcore and Post-punk styles that has got them consistent airplay on XFM, Nairobi’s Rock FM station. In June 2018 they shared the stage with New York Hardcore heroes Stray From the Path at the 2018 version of This is Africa Fest.

Powerslide are a young band totally dedicated to their craft and that sets them apart.This album has been crafted over two years of intensive work, through trying circumstances. Willy handled the recording and arranging whilst interning at the Realm of Mist studio in Tigoni during 2017. Electricity was only available in the hours of darkness which meant that Willy stayed up almost every night bringing these songs to life. Half way through the process the studio had to shut down making recording almost impossible. A smaller studio was established by Obsydian in 2018 and the missing parts were recorded there.

4 singles of the album have been released and 6 more included with the album.

"The Keed" and "Cheshire Grin" have both been remixed as totally new versions.

credits

released April 4, 2019

Guitar and Vocals: Willy Ojiro
Drums: Timothy 'Qreed' Wafula
Bass and Vocals: Samuel Maguta
Guest Vocals: Daniel Bizzaro wanyeki, Lord Spikeheart

Produced by Harvey Herr and Willy Ojiro
Engineered by Willy Ojiro
Mastered by Harvey Herr

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Powerslide Nairobi, Kenya

We are a punk rock band comprising of Willy Ojiro (vocals/guitar) Timothy 'Qreed' Wafula (drums)
and George Zuko (bass)

music by the keedz, for the keedz

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Track Name: The Suicide Song
i am numb
i'm invisible
i am sick

sick of you
sick of me
sick of breathing
i am sick of
being

i am lonely
i am fearful
i feel helpless
i feel wrong

i don't know where i am going
i don't know where i belong

all theses voices in my head now
they go on and on and on
they keep telling me to end it
they go on and on

i have
no purpose
if i slit my wrists today
who would even care?

my heart
and my mind
are cloaked in dark clouds
i feel like a shadow

this place's
a cold world
void of all belonging
void of all remorse

every day i wake
and the urges grow
to look on the bright side
the bright side suicide

i am lonely
i am fearful
i feel helpless
i feel wrong

i don't know where i am going
i don't know where i belong

all theses voices in my head now
they go on and on and on
they keep telling me to end it
they go on and on
all theses voices in my head now
they go on and on and on
they keep telling me to end it
they go on and on
Track Name: Monsters and Men feat. Lord Spikeheart
They say
The eyes
Are the windows
Into the soul

So
When you look
Into mine
What so you see?

Is it a boy?
A man?
A beast?

Absence of heart turns a man into a monster, a monster
Absence of heart turns a man into a monster, a monster

Within
Each of us
Resides
A beast

From the most wretched sinners
To the holiest of priests
Deep inside
Waiting to break free
Inside of you inside of me

Absence of heart turns a man into a monster, a monster
Absence of heart turns a man into a monster, a monster

You see the horrors
They come
And they go
I've embraced them
As my own
For better
For worse
My blessing
My curse

Monster
Monster
Monster
Monster
Monster
Monster
Monster
Monster

Absence of heart turns a man into a monster, a monster
Absence of heart turns a man into a monster, a monster
Track Name: Banana Republic
they want all for one
and none for all
the time has come for the system to fall

they want all for one
and none for all
the time has come for the system to fall

they've been screwing us so long we think it's okay
brainwashed to think that we don't have a say
the buck starts with us and should end with them in jail
so let's overthrow the government
cause it was built to fail

they want all for one
and none for all
the time has come for the system to fall

they want all for one
and none for all
the time has come for the system to fall

shoot to kill is the order
and the target is you
but they want you to think
that there's nothing you can do

you listen to the media
the propaganda in your head
but why don't you listen to
the screams of the innocent instead

they want all for one
and none for all
the time has come for the system to fall

they want all for one
and none for all
the time has come for the system to fall

we seem to have all forgot
the we are one
all we care about now
is who sits on the throne

you treat us all like sheep
and like lambs to the slaughter we follow
blood red colours the streets
while you slumber in silk sheets

did our forefathers fight for
police brutality?
no voice
no choice
but death
Track Name: Hollow
where are you?
and why aren't you here?
cause lately i've been feeling so alone

i'm hollow
i'm empty
my other half's away from me
her face is all i care to see

each passing month
feels like a year
i miss you darling
i miss you dear

come back to me
so i can smile again
come calm this storm
that seems to never end

i miss you
and i hate it
and i'm tired
of being alone
melancholy
is all that i know
i'm hollow
hollow

i miss you
and i hate it
and i'm tired
of being alone
melancholy
is all that i know
i'm hollow
hollow
Track Name: The Keed
the moments are fleeting
his heart it's not beating
he wishes each day
would just end up his last

he dropped out of school
cause he thinks that it's cool
so they asked what he does
he said skateboards and punk rock

i refuse to be
what you want me to be
i'll go skate
i'll go chant
don't dare say that i can't

fuck the rules
fuck the norm
fuck the law
fuck conform
cause life's too inconsistent
to have it any other way

19 and reckless
the world is his playground
he'll smoke a joint
perhaps a bong
sleep all day
and at night he's gone

he'll ink his skin
bleach his hair
go each day without a single care

isolation
desolation
getting by with no motivation

i refuse to be
what you want me to be
i'll go skate
i'll go chant
don't dare say that i can't

fuck the rules
fuck the norm
fuck the law
fuck conform
cause life's too inconsistent
to have it any other way
Track Name: Cheshire Grin (Turn That Shit Up)
turn that shit up
turn that shit up
turn that shit up
hey hey

we don't care about your children
we don't care about your sleep
all we wanna do is jam
we don't care about the peace

don't give a damn about your sleeping children
don't give a damn about your sleeping children
don't give a damn about your sleeping children
all we wanna do is jam
don't give a damn about your sleeping children
don't give a damn about your sleeping children
don't give a damn about your sleeping children
we won't turn the music down
Track Name: Do Something Stupid
if i see you at the show
imma do something stupid

if you didn't now you know
imma do something stupid

if i see you in the streets
imma do something stupid

i'll have you begging on your knees
imma do something stupid

i'm gonna wreck you
i'm gonna wreck you
i'm gonna wreck you
imma do something stupid

i'm gonna wreck you
i'm gonna wreck you
i'm gonna wreck you
imma do something stupid

i don't care that you wronged me
imma do something stupid

cause you were fucking drunk
imma do something stupid

gonna knock all your teeth out
imma do something stupid

so you'd better fucking run
imma do something stupid

i'm gonna wreck you
i'm gonna wreck you
i'm gonna wreck you
imma do something stupid

i'm gonna wreck you
i'm gonna wreck you
i'm gonna wreck you
imma do something stupid

so you say i'm a coward
imma do something stupid

you think that i'm scared
imma do something stupid

well i'm coming out for blood
imma do something stupid

so you'd better be prepared
imma do something stupid

i'm gonna wreck you
i'm gonna wreck you
i'm gonna wreck you
imma do something stupid

i'm gonna wreck you
i'm gonna wreck you
i'm gonna wreck you
imma do something stupid

i
get
knocked
down
Track Name: Serpents in your Heart feat Bizzaro
you can't hurt me I'm already dead
fuck you for trying i'll kill you instead

BLEGH!

slither like the serpents in your heart
(heart)
watch them take you over
slither like the serpents in your soul
(soul)
as you lose control
slither like the serpents in your mind
(mind)
they've been there all this time
slither like the serpents in the night
(night)
venom in your bite

in case of emergency
in case of emergency
scream

in case of emergency
in case of emergency
scream

slither like the serpents in your heart
watch them take you over
slither like the serpents in your soul
as you lose control
slither like the serpents in your mind
they've been there all this time
slither like the serpents in the night
(night)
venom in your bite


in case of emergency
in case of emergency
scream

in case of emergency
in case of emergency
scream

manipulate, corrupt, and deceive
spreading hate and disease is how you live
the 'lie' in believe, the 'ill' in illusion
emotions your play things
the death toll your kind brings
you wear your heart on your sleeve is what you preach
does it even beat?
Track Name: I Want To Make War To You
dearly beloved
our time has come
our paths have parted
go back to the time
you were cupid's target
did you smile?

did you sink?
did it tingle up inside?
did it melt your heart strings
one by one
your heart is racing
your breath is gone

the memories of you and me
i'd hoped to bury entirely
but now you're here
my heart's playing lost and found

this uncertainty
is haunting me
this uncertainty
is haunting

is it me
is it you
is it us
are we we lost?

are we here
are we found
didn't we burn to the ground?

my mind is uneasy
my heart is in knots
have we found what we were
or are we lost?

the memories of me and you
i seem to hold even though we're through
but now you're here
my heart's playing lost and found

this uncertainty
is haunting me
this uncertainty
is haunting

is it me
is it you
is it us
are we we lost?

are we here
are we found
didn't we burn to the ground?

my mind is uneasy
my heart is in knots
have we found what we were
or are we lost?
Track Name: Kings and Queens
I see you in my sleep
I feel you on my skin
your smile is unlike anything
my eyes have ever seen

kings and queens bow down at her beauty
kings and queens bow down at her beauty

to beat into your heart
is all id ever want to do
the stars and the moon in the sky
they all shine bright just for you

kings and queens bow down at her beauty
kings and queens bow down at her beauty

and i
am at a loss of words to say
and i
swear she takes my breath away

kings and queens bow down at her beauty
kings and queens bow down at her beauty
at her beauty
at her beauty
at her beauty
at her beauty

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