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Plat du jour EP - out 171208

 

"Thought provoking. One of Sweden’s most charismatic vocals."

- Hymn.se

 

"This is just brilliant, intensive and raw music, completed with lyrics that crawl almost uncomfortably close."

- Indiemusic.se

 

“A'rock-painting' filled with intense passages and effective melodies. The band’s massive sound wall brings the sensation of big stages and stadium shows.”

- Borås Tidning

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DISCOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

This is Kvit, a shrilling alarm hoping to wake someone up from the big sleep of today. Drawing from a wide range of genres this alternative rock band combines restless vocals, howling guitars, spanking drums, gnarling bass and sweeping synths and makes for a great soundtrack of the collapse. Kvit wants to encourage dialogue; on death as a way to grasp life, on separation as a way to unite, on oppression as a way to revolution.

 

Linus, Dan and Niklas first met at high school in 2002 and started a band called Quench. After years of touring and a bunch of releases music evolved and when Linus brother Robert (Still Ill and Trampstamp) joined in 2012 they felt the need for a new start. And so Kvit was born. But as life interfered the band was soon forced into hibernation. In fall 2016 Kvit was born again with the release of the “Earth to earth” EP. In spring 2017 Kvit released the EP “Today could be” and with it two music videos. During the summer the band did a few well received shows. In fall 2017 Kvit entered the studio ones again to record the upcoming EP, “Plat du jour”, to be released 8/12/17.

 

PRESS PHOTOS

LYRICS

Plat du jour

What they speak is what you get

what you get is what you speak

By naming the world

they’re framing the horde

Like rats in a cage

to study and manipulate

“Run the wheel, run the wheel”

and you run ‘cas they run you

 

Eyes shut, ears closed

minds are flat like plates, come serve

Plat du jour, plat du jour, plat du jour

 

You perceive what they conceive

and never try to exceed

false security under info tyranny

Kept like animals at zoo

fed by the keepers of truth

But we are predators, we are predators

and they can’t hold us back, no

 

Eyes shut, ears closed

minds are flat like plates, come serve

Plat du jour, plat du jour, plat du jour

 

Leaving it all behind

The eye’s never satisfied, avid’s the eye

We strive to have it all, oh how we strive

We’re chasing vanity, it’s all we are

But the bigger the pile, the greater the fall

 

We’re leaving it all behind

We’re leaving it all be

 

When the time comes, the night falls

we’re leaving it all behind

When the tide comes, the sky falls

we’re leaving it all be

 

We're only chasing vanity

Wind is all it is

And as wind it’ll blow away

 

We’re leaving it all behind

We’re leaving it all be

 

When the time comes, the night falls

we’re leaving it all behind

When the tide comes, the sky falls

we’re leaving it all be

 

Regret is always late

I saw you change but wouldn’t let it change me

I just kept on going as usual

I saw your pain but couldn’t dare to share it

after all you’d always been the strong one

I saw your fear but too afraid to tell you

You always kept such a perfect smile

and I always thought that you would make a come-back

what doesn’t kill you makes you strong

 

I watched you slip but my hands were always busy

I wonder what It would have been like

If you could have taken me with you

but at the end we all go alone

 

Time to let you know

but you’re already gone, you’re already gone

Time to say goodbye

but you’re already gone, you’re already gone

Time to say goodbye

but you’re already gone, you’re already gone

Time to let you go

but you’re already gone, you’re already gone

 

Shout

Shame, shame on you for what you’ve done

Stones will cry, stones will cry

Woe, woe to you will come

Trees will shout, trees will shout

 

And all, yeah all will fall

all, yeah all will fall

And all, yeah all will fall

on their knees

fall on their knees

 

Greed, greedy as the grave

and you will pay, you will pay

Grave, grave’s your debt and you will pay

to the grave, to the grave

 

And all, yeah all will fall

all, yeah all will fall

And all, yeah all will fall

on their knees

fall on their knees

 

I give up breath never spirit

They’ve got me tied up with guns to my head

They are screaming at me but I can’t hear a thing

They’re out to break me, to take me in

They may break my body but my soul’s not mine to give

 

And even if the walls are closing in

you won’t see me break no

Even if the ground cracks beneath my feat

you will see me stand tall

 

They got me pushed up, up against the wall

there’s no escape, no way out but one

And one day I’ll get there, one day I’ll have won

So, I give my breath but I’ll never give my spirit up

 

Even if the walls are closing in

you won’t see me break no

Even if the ground cracks beneath my feat

you will see me stand tall

 

Earth to earth

Strive, oh strive children of the earth

you have sprung from dirt and dirt you will be

Take, yeah take as much as you can carry

but where you are going there’s nothing you can bring

 

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust

why can’t you see that there is nothing in this world

no there is nothing in this world that can withstand

 

Hunt, yeah hunt, hunt each other down

you are all like ants and I can’t tell you apart

Build, yeah build as high as you can reach

but it will fall, fall like autumn leaves

 

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust

why can’t you see that there is nothing in this world

no there is nothing in this world that can withstand

 

I commit your bodies to the ground

And you follow

They’ve got your best interest in mind

is what they want you to rely on

“just sit back enjoy the ride”

but the cost for comfort is your mind

 

There’s no place for fire

there’s no room for us

 

They build the walls higher and higher

are you in or are you out

“we’ll keep you safe from whatever’s out there”

but the cost for safety is your fire

 

There’s no place for fire

there’s no room for us

 

And now they’ve got you by the horn

everything you own

everything you owe

everything you are

they’ve got you by the horn

and you have got nowhere to go

 

So you follow afraid of being alone

 

Stuck in orbit

We might never align

we pull and push

But never draw a line

can we still get across?

It all just spins around

standing loop

falling sky

 

I know it’s hard to tell

but to me

you’ll always be the one

you’ll always be the one

 

It’s like we’re stuck in orbit

(should we give up on it)

and you’re the star

I’d still chase you from afar

(don’t give up on it)

‘cas if I’d ever a shine

it sure wasn’t mine

 

If it’s not clear to see

still to me

you'd always be the one

the only one

I know it’s hard to tell

but to me

you’d always be the one

the only one

 

Today could be

We are but means to an end

bricks in a game, we are

played by their rules

run by their books

and it’s all in our heads

 

Today could be the day

we stand united and say

no more, we’re not gonna play

our part, this could be the day

 

Whatever they say, we’re following

Whatever they do, we’re following

Whatever they take, still following

Whatever they make, we’re swallowing, but

 

Today could be the day

we stand united and say

no more, we’re not gonna take

no more, this could be the day

 

Last breath

There’s a bounty on our heads

a judgment initiated

There’s no justifying, no extenuating circumstances

we are all sentenced to death

 

Take one last breath

as the world falls apart

You’ve got one last call

 

We are all guilty as hell

but the King has the right to reprieve

so make the call, make obeisance

and pray for the golden scepter

 

Take one last breath

as the world falls apart

You’ve got one last call

 

Oh say can you see

Oh say can you see as the walls are closing in

everyone’s to blame but no one’s to fix

We’ve been digging as deep as it gets

in the minds of our self-righteous heads

but still we are in lack of answers

 

It’s time to lift our eyes and see that there is more to life

We better stop digging holes and start climbing ladders

Let’s aim for the stars in search of a higher cause

Stop digging holes and start climbing ladders

 

Oh say can you see all the lies they keep bringing

to keep us in check

 

It’s time to lift our eyes and see that there is more to life

We better stop digging holes and start climbing ladders

Let’s aim for the stars in search of a higher cause

Stop digging holes and start climbing ladders

 

Lets’ take a leap of faith

leave the safe-house that they’ve built

cas’ it’s not gonna hold when the sky comes falling

 

It’s time to lift our eyes and see that there is more to life

We better stop digging holes and start climbing ladders

Let’s aim for the stars in search of a higher cause

Stop digging holes and start climbing ladders

 

Contact: info@kvit.se | Tel: +46 703 287301 (Linus)

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