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the toilet circuit (2010)

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Alexira has been involved with pure pop, electronic projects and post brit-pop ensembles. Always looking for inspiration and the right music for his battered soul.

After several years in the music business as singer/songwriter and performer, in January 2005 alexira decided to bring his music to London. After a year and an half there with a band called Semaphore he left and chose to continue with a solo career, feeling the need to sing and play his own songs...

Alexira's music is it's not something that you can easily put a tag on. And that's a good thing. Listing his "influences” doesn't work either: some classic British bands from the 60' like The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, The Zombies (he considers Odessey and Oracle one of the best album ever), late 70' and 80' groups like The Jam, The Smiths, The Cure, Violent Femmes. Then some actual bands and songwriters like Elliott Smith, Gravenhurst, Micah P. Hinson, Grandaddy, Sparklehorse, Eels, The Notwist.

I can say that he tries to put together the electronic verve of bands like Notwist with the melancholic edge of Gravenhurst and the attitude and energy of Paul Weller and/or Pete Townshend (expecially live), two of his formative artists.

He calls his music "Acoustic Power-pop" and, even if this can sometimes be a little limiting, I think it manages to give you and idea. In fact on his new album the edge and drive of the songs is coming mostly from the acoustic guitars, leaving the arpeggios and feedbacks to his beloved Rickenbaker.

He just recorded and produced a new project, The Toilet Circuit, out now on Moaning Shite. While looking for musicians, he plays acoustic sets in different London venues.

Hope you like his music like I do...

Written by A. Halka

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Turn your head
this is not the time
take a look
at the past.

When everything
was soft and free,
when anything
was you...

Don’t let yourself go down,
don’t let yourself take the time
to think about all of this.
Don’t let the time...
Don’t let the time...

Think again,
this is not the end,
take a look
at yourself.

There’s another day,
there’s another plan,
it’s never too late
for a brand new start…

Don’t let yourself go down,
don’t let yourself take the time
to think about all of this.
Don’t let the time...
Don’t let the time...
Don’t let yourself take this shit…

Become what you think
you have to be
to be still free.

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