Cold Culprits


Last month here on Rock Regeneration we featured a Ross Ferrone penned article of the new single “Candy Thief” by Cold Culprits. The band’s creator Andy C. Watson has sent us his next single “Setting Suns”, a song about the end of a difficult relationship. Andy is a musician and freelance writer living on the outskirts of the northern city of York. He is relatively new to music, he bought a guitar and performed at an open mic for the first time in February 2017; which resulted in a slot at a local beer festival that year, and the formation of an Indie/Rock band in 2018. When the band decided to focus solely on playing Indie/Rock covers on the pub circuit, Andy had other more creative ideas of his own. He started to learn drums/keyboards and yearned to create original music.

The name Cold Culprits is a reference to The Germs, a 1970s LA Punk Rock band who reference germs as the culprits of the common cold. The Germs as a band were unstable, self-destructive and incoherent. They also wrote some beautifully poetic lyrics in the few short years they were together before they imploded and their lead singer tragically committed suicide.

Cold Culprits

“Setting Suns” Andy explains is about the end of a relationship. “The couple both know it’s over. They’ve grown apart and there’s a mutual understanding that there’s nowhere to go. The time has come to move on or resent each other forever. The song is framed within high-gain guitars and synthesizers that provide a nice contrast to the lyrics. I like to think of it as an inventive, controlled cacophony that allows the sad-but-hopeful story to bubble through”.

At 2 minutes 46 seconds long it’s a short swansong to a doomed relationship, a song that is quite different from “Candy Thief” in many ways. Andy is clearly stretching his artistic legs and experimenting with different sounds and textures. The song has a Punk heart with a host of different influences cascading from it; it’s far from the finished object, showing an artist’s work in progress. Andy plans on putting a full band together and if these pieces of the puzzle fit well together, these homemade compositions could well be brought to life even more. The song is available on Spotify to stream now and you can watch a stripped-down acoustic version of the song in the video below.

Lyrics
Setting suns before they fall, into the ocean
do they whisper all their secrets to the wind?
Well that don’t matter to me at all
You and me already know what we intend

A sailing boat forever safe, beside the shoreline
But that’s not where this boat was ever meant to be
Let’s set it free upon the wind
Cos it won’t carry wedding rings for you and me

Pieces of you, your perfect remains
Pieces of me that I could never change
Pieces of us go around and round again
Pieces of a broken dream when nobody’s to blame

An old raincoat will always protect you, from the storm
But empty pockets can’t be filled with a love that’s been and gone
Let’s fold that coat away, walk our separate ways
So we can feel the sun

Pieces of you, your perfect remains
Pieces of me that I could never change
Pieces of us go around and round again
Pieces of a broken dream when nobody’s to blame

Links
http://www.coldculprits.com
https://www.facebook.com/coldculprits

Words by David Chinery (Chinners).

Cold Culprits

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