We've Met Before

by Rounds

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about

'We’ve Met Before’ is the long-awaited, debut album from Rounds - a London-based three piece consisting of Robert Cooper (vocals, synths), Andrew Chapman (guitars, synths) and Ashley Kemp (drums, samplers).

After 2013’s ‘Falter’ EP and regular plays across Radio 1, 6 Music, XFM and the NME, plus a more recent hat tip from globe-trotting house pusher George Fitzgerald, ‘We’ve Met Before’ propels Rounds further forward, showcasing their most cohesive blend of vocals, electronics and live instrumentation to date. Still impossible to pin down, the band's influences continue to be myriad - fusing indie, bass music and everything in between.

Standout tracks include first single ‘Feel’, an intriguing fusion of Cooper’s lullaby-like vocal hooks, Chapman’s soothing piano chords, submarine ambience and lo-fi house. ‘Die Dreaming’ is a more uplifting, radio-friendly affair, with Kemp’s solid drum groove supporting the infectious line ‘slow down your breathing, until you die dreaming’. The rhythmically ticking, clock-like rhythms of ‘Fawn’ and the purity of ‘Honest’ deal with relationships ending and the importance of acceptance; whilst the soothing and unique fusion of genres, songwriting and musicianship heard on ‘Fatherhood’ closes the album in fine form.

credits

released May 5, 2017

Andrew Chapman - guitars, synths, bass
Robert Cooper - vocals, synths, bass
Ashley Kemp - drums, guitars, synths

with
Elijah Cooper - toy piano on Pulse I, drums on Sherilyn Fenn
Andrew McGarrigle - bass on The Cleanse

all tracks written, recorded and produced by Rounds.
artwork by Thomas Kemp and Rounds

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Track Name: We've Met Before
And I swirl, watching you girl
And I swirl, watching you girl
And I swirl, watching you girl…. (ad infinitum)
Track Name: Call
She will fall down and she takes what she wants with her,
‘I’m your boy now!’ - (that’s) what you say to me,
When you call.

I can’t do anything so I wait a while, because I can
‘I’m your boy now!’ - (that’s) what you say to me,
When you call.

I’ll go back again to see what you want.
I’ll go back again to see what you want.
I’ll go back again to see what you want.
I’ll go back again to see what you want.

She will return to me and I’ll say what I’d call… well…..
You can do no wrong if you say the words she wants to hear.
Track Name: Plates
We aim. We miss.
We aim. We miss.
It’s all so absurd.
We aim. We miss.

Break all our plates.
Just to cut and paste.
Again and again.
Again and again.

We aim. We miss.
We aim. We miss.
It’s all so absurd.
We aim. We miss.
Track Name: Die Dreaming
This place in gloom, beyond all light,
Where nothing moves, so that,
You can slow down your breathing until you die dreaming.

Problems in mind, everyday life,
Now the door is close, all else goes.
You can slow down your breathing until you die dreaming.

We go down, around and,
Sleep for night,
Until I come,
Back for light.
And you will try,
But air is dense,
And oxygen is slow.

This place in gloom, beyond all light,
Where nothing moves, except for night,
Problems in mind, everyday life,
This is it. All else goes.
You can slow down your breathing until you die dreaming.
Track Name: Feel
One day you’ll go and then you’ll come back,
One day you’ll go and then you’ll come back.
And I can only tell you how I feel,
And I can only tell you how I feel.

One day you’ll go and then you’ll come back,
If I could stop you, then you’d know that,
One day you’ll go and then you’ll come back,
One day you’ll go and then you’ll come back.

And I can only tell you how I feel,
And I can only tell you how I feel.

They’re gone.
They’re gone.

One day you’ll go and then you’ll come back,
One day you’ll go and then you’ll come back.
One day you’ll go and then you’ll come back,
One day you’ll go and then you’ll come back.
Track Name: Fawn
Little fawn affliction, tired and ready,
Chew up and swallow, come on steady.
Lights that flicker, all over the ceiling.
The walls are breathing, the warmest of feelings.

The life that gives up, takes one last breath,
Sees no more, and leaves us again.

I want to know what I did wrong.
I want to know what I did wrong.
I want to know what I did wrong.
I WANT TO KNOW WHAT I DID WRONG.

Little fawn affliction, tired and ready,
Chew up and swallow, come on steady.
Lights that flicker, all over the ceiling.
The walls are breathing, the warmest of feelings.

Take my hand, see what I feel
I can teach you, you can lead.
Track Name: Sherilyn Fenn
….words that go too far,
Sherilyn breaks my heart with words that go too far,
Sherilyn breaks my heart with words that go too far,
Sherilyn breaks my heart with words that go too far,
Sherilyn breaks my heart with words that go too far,
Sherilyn breaks my heart with words that go too far,
Sherilyn breaks my heart with….
Track Name: The Cleanse
See my wonder, I’m her friend.
When you talk, there’s these messages she sends.
Like the hand that tells the time,
She tells me what it is that’s really mine.

She’ll say these things, they seem to cleanse me,
And I will follow, fall into line, never speak a word that’s mine.

See you’re fonder, I’m on the mend,
But when you talk, still these messages won’t end.
Like that candle turns the dark,
When she leaves she will really leave her mark.

She’ll say these things, they seem to cleanse me,
And I will follow, fall into line, never speak a word that’s mine.
Track Name: Honest
It’s been a long day, please get off the phone,
Tell me ‘It’s over’, the one way you know,
That let’s me know that it is over
It’s best that we be honest, tell it the way it is
And don’t pull the wool over my eyes,
Tell me you want to leave.

If it’s wrong, then it’s wrong.
If it’s wrong, then it’s wrong.

It’s been a long day, please get off the phone,
Tell me ‘It’s over’, the one way you know,
That let’s me know that it is over
It’s best that we be honest, tell it the way it is
And don’t pull the wool over my eyes,
Tell me you want to leave.

If it’s wrong, then it’s wrong.
If it’s wrong, then it’s wrong.
Track Name: Pulse I
We pulse like those who never felt,
Those that held them.
Into the blindspot, I crawl.
I fall into your arms,
One way we find a place to call our home.

We pulse like those who never felt,
Those that held them.
Into the blindspot, I crawl.
I fall into your arms,
One way we find a place to call our home.

Into the light, when I see you hold on.
Into the light, when I see you hold on.

I’ve been thinking it’s all gone wrong,
I try to tell her but no one’s home.
If you could hear me, tell them all,
You’d go outside, as I recall.
Track Name: Fatherhood
Fall into my arms,
Fall into my arms,
Come and tell me now,
What you want is gone.

If you want then you don’t have to say.

Until that time, until that day,
I’ll always be here if you want.

Fall into my arms,
Fall into my arms,
Come and tell me now,

If you want then you don’t have to say.

Until that time, until that day,
I’ll always be true if you want.
Track Name: Citoplan (Bonus Track)
So you know, I like the way you save me from myself.