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Recorded live at Weserstrasse 58, Neukölln. We have to thank Heiner for giving us the use of his superb space and Alex Heinrich who engineered and mixed these 5 tunes.


released December 3, 2014



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Bannerman Berlin, Germany

Bannerman Richie Setford, Ben Anderson, Erez Frank, Magnus Bang-Olsen and Oliver Emmitt.

The music has a compelling and dynamic structure; they can be quietly dramatic, sweeping, disarming and melancholic. A sweet + sad undercurrent with enough groove to get your sway on.

They've supported Tiny Ruins, The Magic Numbers, Shovels & Rope, Anais Mitchell + Lawrence Arabia. New material in 2016.
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Track Name: Walk With Me This Night
Whether I intended it, I find myself alone
Ancient cravings fill me and I feel the ravings grow
A hawke flies over whistling warnings of fire below
Walk with me
Walk with me this night, oh baby
Walk with me
I mustn't go out alone

Well the bells have rung for days now, there is fever in the crows
Sleep reveals dark visions and there ain't no cure for those
I walk into a brothel setting fire to my clothes
Walk with me
Walk with me this night, oh baby
Walk with me
I mustn't go out alone

There's no need to ask why
Don't ever ask why
I want to keep waking up this way
To the light
We're safe in the light
I want our fears to evaporate
And take flight
But will they ever take flight?
There is a feeling I cannot shake

Our resolve is all we have to keep us entwined
And in these lonely evening hours I feel you close by
There are many reasons I need you by my side
Walk with me
Walk with me
Walk with me this night, I'm begging you
Walk with me
I mustn't go out alone
Track Name: Alone, Not Alone
If all our thoughts, when they're revealed
Turn out to be no more than dust and bones
Then we would be conceivably alone
Exposed and alone

We lie and steal and after that
We cover up with fat and bitch and moan
There's always something more that we could own
But the outside remains unknown

In crawling through this crepitating
Undulating cabbage I call home
I think of all the ways that I have grown
But the fact is, I'm still alone

Now you stand before me
Our bodies warming
This is our island, our very own island
We swim in the currents
Your hair is blowing
I'm in love with your colour
Yeah it's humbling stuff
I used to be worried
I used to be sore
I used to be broken
But now I'm opening up
I'm glad we could talk
I guess I was crumbling
But I got some courage
Yeah it's humbling stuff
And it's kind of foreign
But there's something about it
Like the wet of the evening
And the smell of the bud

Now we're here alone
Track Name: Here Lies
Here lies a man you once knew
Now a memory
And while I might be fading to you
I'm very much alive
And eager to find my worth again

Darling I've been figuring out how to love again
So get on, you're a long way from down
But do I got the guts
To walk into town
My dick swinging

Our time is over
I'm back here at the start
There are a lot of things we did right
And a lot we should've never done
Alright I'll open up my heart
But there's a piece of me that'll always be in the soil
Track Name: Clawhammer
I always thought I was squeamish
And I was proved right
On the rooftop it stood there pointing
This won’t end well
And as I turned, it was there again

Man dies by living
So it goes
I crossed that faceless spirit
And it took all my thoughts while I was dreaming
I lost every one

Whatever this thing was
It knew that I would never wake up
And now…

A strange fog wraps my shoulders
And I am beguiled
I move like whores with ribbons
This world is wild
And I was meant to breathe it in under lock and key
So there it is

There are sixteen guards standing over my bed
With a clawhammer, every one
And not a word
Track Name: So What's Wrong?
And despite all our differences, we carry on
Not everything bad is wrong or should be alone too long
There will always be those moments when we choose to harm
And forget all the good we've done
It happens to everyone
I can see us traipsing through the Spree, one winter's morn
Not a soul around to warn us
In case the guard dogs come
Walk with me and our endeavors, whether memory fails
Or our aging cells prevail
They will be ours alone
Until the dirt hits bone

So what's wrong?
Did I leave you or tell you to go?
Did I control you or laugh at your touch?
Do you need me?
Or do I want for too much?

Yours is the one heart I can't break
It's the one heart I can't fail
It's the one heart I keep holding on to