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This debut album is the fourth release by Halifax based, math rock 4 piece Wot Gorilla?

Self-released, it was recorded between February and November 2011 with James Kenosha (Grammatics, Marmozets, Pulled Apart By Horses, Lone Wolf & Dinosaur Pile-up).


released August 27, 2012

Produced & Engineered by James Kenosha

Mastered by Tom Woodhead at Hippocratic Mastering.

All Songs Written By Wot Gorilla? Lyrics By Mat Haigh

Artwork by Kristian Ingers



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Wot Gorilla? Halifax, UK

Hailing from Halifax, England, Wot Gorilla? combine elements of math, pop and progressive rock with heavy melodic breakdowns.

Formed in 2008/2009, they've performed regular shows both alone and alongside the likes of Cursive, Tera Melos, The Get Up Kids & Tubelord.

In August 2010 the band performed on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival.
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Track Name: Melted Welly
Why won't you stay? Nothing could go wrong except if he showed up and what are the chances?

It's a game that we play, it's a game no one can win, I suggest that it's time that we quit while we're still ahead. Fight and you'll find that you've run flat out of time, you'll fall down and get up, it's a cycle that never breaks.

Don't go making things worse, hold your hands up and admit defeat. In a different world, you could've been someone to make your Mum proud.

If I ever made you feel awkward then I'm sorry, I've never been great with people to be honest, I have no one to blame.

Define Special.
Track Name: is
Don't bother to open your mouth, your eyes tell me what you think your mad at me for making plans tonight. It's nothing personal you know that, I just want to have a drink or two and talk about nothing in particular.

It feels like my thoughts get lost with daylight.

In time I hope that you can forgive me.

Give me what I want and forget all the things we spoke of, I for one would be the first to rid the world of your tongue.

I'm knee deep in what I did in the past oh can't you see past that?

Give me what I want and forget all the things we spoke, I for one would be the first to rid the world of your tongue, is this really where you saw yourself when you were young? I for one would not believe you if you said that it was...

You've failed at life, oh well there's always next time.

It feels like my thoughts get lost with daylight.
Track Name: Suspects
I have some doubts surrounding where you said you were last Sunday, I have a witness that insists you left the scene running away.

I can't help suspecting you and this document is proof. My instincts will guide me through and help me find the truth......and it's the lines upon your head that make me nervous, and it's the blades of grass under your finger nails that tipped me off...

Don't leave home without your head, consequences brew. Now I forgot what I found in your home that proves its you that we're looking for.

I had no hands on the wheel, it's a miracle we're ok, with a box full of hand me downs and a map to finally locate myself.

There's nothing left to explain just follow the code.
Track Name: Hold Me Back
It's only palpitations you're not gunna die, 2 colours black and blue on the ground, hold me back.

There must be something about me that makes people feel and act the way they do towards me, you said it's the lights that make me light headed and it runs in the family.

Hold me back, hold me back.

I'm feeling weaker, I'm feeling weaker by the day, I'm feeling weaker, I'm feeling weaker in myself. Don't try to stop the feeling, it's all just in your head, don't try to stop the feeling, you'll only make it worse, don't try to stop the feeling and try to avoid caffeine.

Hold me back, hold me back.
Track Name: Afraid of the Dark
There's something out in the hall, it took me by surprise, I tried to close my eyes.

I am afraid of the dark.

Waking up from my sleep, realising nothing is there. I make my way back to bed.

Fighting for an answer of what's in my head, flashes of the things that scare me most.

You fight to make your answers heard. I'm scared that I won't wake up.
Track Name: Snow White
I embellish you with bodies that fell from the hand of my sharpened knife, I expect to forget you, when you're covered from head to toe.

Your face was snow white.

I had a plan no one could understand what I had to do, digging over again so I could be sure that you couldn't make your escape.

I am the opposite of you, don't try and make that connection oh oh oh oh oh oh oh.

I fell back as the mound collapsed and then you appeared, but you're supposed to be dead? Lost my breath, didn't have much strength as you grabbed my hand and dragged me under the ground.

Your face was snow white.