The InsurGents

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The InsurGents take decades of experience across diverse, contrasting genre and distill it into a unique brand of electro pop rock. Taking from every influence imaginable, the powerhouse duo have produced an all-killer no-filler album of classic tunes, for the head, the heart, the feet, and for other places. Containing epic drops, air-guitar inducing guitar work, analogue tape machines, heaving drum machines, stratospheric soundscapes, spoken word gems, transcendent lyrics, butt-shaking basslines, insightful socio-political references, and space age themes; this album contains a swagger and confidence that belies its debut status. Reminiscent of lush album productions of the 1980s, this full-frequency sonic expression is best enjoyed on your highest resolution playback machine at plentiful volume. The InsurGents have fused a unique art-pop genre, by feeding their ever stoked cauldron with explosive musical ideas. A triumphant and assured debut release.

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released January 1, 2018

All tracks expertly produced & performed by Rohan Wallis & Tim Nikolsky
Additional guest appearances by Jeremy Allsop, Jake Mason, Rob Mercer.
Recorded at The New Street Facility in 2017
Mixed by Matthew Neighbour
Mastering by Ross Cockle at Sing Sing Studios
Photography by Natasha Blankfield

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insrgnts Melbourne, Australia

Musical revolutionaries rising up against sonic oppression, The InsurGents explode your airwaves but promise to clean up afterwards!
Rohan Wallis & Tim Nikolsky have left no stone unturned in realising their musical vision without compromise in this debut release by The InsurGents.
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Track Name: Runaway
Runaway ©2017 Nikolsky/Wallis

Says the Mystic,
A little cryptic,
You better watch the things you say,
For they will find you,
Try to blind you,
With politics and threats of shame,

Runaway,
Runaway,
Runaway with me,
‘Cause I have seen,
The lies that feed,
Hypocrisy,

Runaway,
Ooh,
Runaway,
Ooh,

They’ll hypnotise you,
And polarise you,
Try to make you choose a war,
The one solution,
To resolution,
It might be time to drop the sword,

Runaway,
Runaway,
Runaway with me,
‘Cause I have seen,
The lies that feed,
Hypocrisy,

Runaway,
Ooh,
Runaway,
Ooh,

Runaway with me,
‘Cause I have seen,
The lies that feed,
Hypocrisy,

Runaway,
Ooh,
Runaway,
Ooh,
Track Name: Our World
Our World ©2017 Nikolsky/Wallis

I wish that I could drive,
Away, all day ,
Across America,
The long forgotten hills and plains,
No chains,
It’s such a magic place,

Our world,
Our beautiful world,
Our world,
Our beautiful world,

Australia's red sand,
The stars,
No cars,
Loud silence fills the air,
Legends sing of song,
Dreamtime,
sublime,
My home is somewhere here

Our world,
Our beautiful world,
Our world,
Our beautiful world,

Solo

Our world,
Our beautiful world,
Our world,
Our beautiful world,

This planet is not terra firma
It’s a delicate flower and it must be cared for
It’s lonely
It’s small
It’s isolated
This is our home and this is all we’ve got
Track Name: Cliche (Explicit)
Cliché ©2017 Nikolsky/Wallis

Well then stuff cliches it’s become apparent that you’re talkin’ some trash,
Cause I know your type and I know your style and it’s making me feel animosity,

The time has come,
Drop the phone and have some fun,
The time has come,
To love someone;

While you’re giving likes life has passed you by while you look the mirror,
It’s not that I want to stop all the fun but you need to understand this is fucking real,

The time has come,
Drop the phone and have some fun,
The time has come,
To love someone;

No-one’s life is like on their wall it’s not you missing out,
I’d prefer to spend all my time getting grass stains on my knees with my best friend,

The time has come,
Drop the phone and have some fun,
The time has come,
To love someone;


Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Track Name: Miracle
Miracle ©2017 Nikolsky/Wallis

At a bus stop caught in the morning sun,
I see a vision so fine you’re the only one,
Who could fa-cil-it-ate my rescue,
From the icy cold of the frosty dew,

We’re alone now we can be honest,
Yes we’re alone now sharing our stories,
We’re alone now we can be honest,
Yes we’re alone now this is not pointless,

As our eyes connect through the nameless crowd,
There’s no need to speak with those words out loud,
I see my one stop baby as my rescue,
From the daily drudge of the the urban spew,

We’re alone now we can be honest,
Yes we’re alone now sharing our stories,
We’re alone now we can be honest,
Yes we’re alone now this is not pointless,

(bridge)

Oasis where have you been?
A gold apparition right here on the street
Oh Angel have you come here for me?

I wonder if you understand
the machinations of the man
or are you just o-bliv-i-ous
maybe just ambivalent
I think I really need to know
the things that make you beautiful
and if I fail to comprehend
perhaps I should just show my hand

We’re alone now we can be honest,
Yes we’re alone now sharing our stories,
We’re alone now we can be honest,
Yes we’re alone now this is not pointless,
We’re alone now we can be honest,
Yes we’re alone now sharing our stories,
We’re alone now we can be honest,
Yes we’re alone now this is not pointless,
We’re alone now we can be honest,
Yes we’re alone now sharing our stories,
We’re alone now we can be honest,
Yes we’re alone now this is not pointless,
Track Name: Fake It
Fake It ©2017 Nikolsky/Wallis/Chidgey

Only the lonely people fake it, Only the lonely really cry,
You won't be lonely if we make it, We wont be lonely if we cry try try;

Why do some people thinly they’re special,
Two storey house expensive cars,
When it’s all said and done they got nothing,
Unless you count cocaine and their scars scars scars;

Only the lonely people fake it, Only the lonely really cry,
You won't be lonely if we make it, You wont be lonely,
You wont be lonely, You wont be,
You wont be,
You wont be,
You wont be lonely;

Not everyone’s capable of faking,
Even those famous movie stars,
We’re all the same when we’re naked,
But some people's lives are just a farce farce farce,

Only the lonely people fake it, Only the lonely really cry,
You won't be lonely if we make it, You wont be lonely,
You wont be lonely, You wont be,
You wont be,
You wont be,
You wont be lonely;

Only the lonely people fake it, Only the lonely really cry,
You won't be lonely if we make it, You wont be lonely,
You wont be lonely, You wont be,
You wont be,
You wont be,
You wont be lonely;
Track Name: Mornings
Mornings ©2017 Nikolsky/Wallis

Sunday morning ’s not the best time for me,
When Newspapers indulge in their philosophy,
All I want to do is play some tunes,
Instead of hearing ‘bout all the gloom and doom,

Change will come,
When the starts align,
All that you hold dear ill be gone in time,
Change will come,
When peace is mine,
Ironically right now it’s all on the line;

It’s really hard to hear about “first world pain”
When there’s millions of hungry people who just need some rain,
I’m a lucky one who was born right here,
I’ve never had to worry or live in fear;

Change will come,
When the starts align,
All that you hold dear ill be gone in time,
Change will come,
When peace is mine,
Ironically right now it’s all on the line;


You’ll wait a long time for me,
In your self indulgent garden of insanity ,
Yes you’ll wait a long time for me,
But thats how life is meant to be
When the truth creates reality,

Oh come on baby please,
Your such a god-dam tease,
It’s me…
who is waiting for you
To re prioritise,
You know the meaning of your life
And give
Something of you to this world

Change will come,
When the starts align,
All that you hold dear ill be gone in time,
Change will come,
When peace is mine,
Ironically right now it’s all on the line;
Track Name: Rewind Your Mind
Rewind Your Mind ©2017 Nikolsky/Wallis

She,
She’s the Lord of Time,
The last of her kind,
She can fast rewind your mind,

When I’m,
Travelling back through time,
I become inclined,
To leave my cares behind,

Rewind!
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah,

Why?
Do we become inspired,
And let our hearts beat time,
When our worlds so tired,

Maybe,
It’s our destiny,
To carry on and see,
The great things that we,
Can be,

Rewind,
Rewind your mind
Track Name: On The Road
On The Road ©2017 Nikolsky/Wallis

Everything will end” you know that’s true,
But living life is mainly up to you,
Be kind my friend and give yourself a chance,
To be more than just this birthplace circumstance,
And forgive,
Your heart,
And love the part,
That you will play,
That you will play;

It’s O-k if you feel,
That you’ve had a bad deal,
There’s no i-tenary,
For what you’re meant to be,

So take it all in and accept that,
No matter what the world throws your way,
It’s all about what’s on your journey,
And not about the cash that you make;

Some time ago in 1954
A singer was kicked out the Grand Ole Opry door,
They said that he should stick to driving vans,
But Elvis had some very different plans;
‘Cause he forgave,
His heart,
And loved the part,
That he would play,
That he would play;

It’s O-k if you feel,
That you’ve had a bad deal,
There’s no i-tenary,
For what you’re meant to be,

So take it all in and accept that,
No matter what the world throws your way,
It’s all about what’s on your journey,
And not about the cash that you make;
Track Name: Cliche (Clean)
Cliché ©2017 Nikolsky/Wallis

Well then stuff cliches it’s become apparent that you’re talkin’ some trash,
Cause I know your type and I know your style and it’s making me feel animosity,

The time has come,
Drop the phone and have some fun,
The time has come,
To love someone;

While you’re giving likes life has passed you by while you look the mirror,
It’s not that I want to stop all the fun but you need to understand this is life is real,

The time has come,
Drop the phone and have some fun,
The time has come,
To love someone;

No-one’s life is like on their wall it’s not you missing out,
I’d prefer to spend all my time getting grass stains on my knees with my best friend,

The time has come,
Drop the phone and have some fun,
The time has come,
To love someone;


Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Keep on tri-yen
That’s you fli-yen!
Track Name: Runaway (Radio Edit)
Runaway ©2017 Nikolsky/Wallis

Says the Mystic,
A little cryptic,
You better watch the things you say,
For they will find you,
Try to blind you,
With politics and threats of shame,

Runaway,
Runaway,
Runaway with me,
‘Cause I have seen,
The lies that feed,
Hypocrisy,

Runaway,
Ooh,
Runaway,
Ooh,

They’ll hypnotise you,
And polarise you,
Try to make you choose a war,
The one solution,
To resolution,
It might be time to drop the sword,

Runaway,
Runaway,
Runaway with me,
‘Cause I have seen,
The lies that feed,
Hypocrisy,

Runaway,
Ooh,
Runaway,
Ooh,

Runaway with me,
‘Cause I have seen,
The lies that feed,
Hypocrisy,

Runaway,
Ooh,
Runaway,
Ooh,

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