Action Man EP

by Bath Days

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South London singer-songwriter Hector Bennett serves up their debut release as Bath Days. The Action Man EP is a charming record full of wit and energy. Across the record Bennett turns in a series of leftfield synth-pop songs characterised by chirruping electronics and deft lyrical turns of phrase. Comparisons to The Magnetic Fields come readily on entries like ‘Lilypad To Lilypad’, a connection made all the easier by both Bennett and Stephin Merritt being blessed with rich singing voices. Elsewhere ‘Superdome’ has a fun home-brewed Kraftwerk vibe. The limited-edition cassette also includes some lovely artwork courtesy of Hannah Wilson. All in all this is a highly promising opening salvo from Bath Days.

'Catchy, quirky and nicely different - scores on many levels!' - Gary Standley, Producer, BBC Introducing Norfolk

Also for sale at Rough Trade

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released October 19, 2018

Artwork by Hannah Wilson - www.hannahrosewilson.co.uk
Composition, recording etc. Hector Bennett
Mastered by Red Mastering, London

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Bath Days London, UK

Bath Days is a electronic synth-poppy duo from South East London.

"Catchy, quirky and nicely different - scores on many levels!" - Gary Standley, Producer, BBC Introducing Norfolk

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Track Name: Lilypad To Lilypad
When you're jumping lily pad to lily pad
You get bored a lot by the friendship prologue
You're born a butterfly but you were raised as a frog
If you stay aground I'll be your log

I'll be covered in moss but that's nobody's loss
You'll be covered in slime but you'll still be mine

You've been alone
You'll be fine
Without me by your side
I know

You've been alone
You'll be fine
Without me by your side
I know

Now you're resting
Out with the summer flies
That's not what you need
But you're using your wings

Lily pad to lily pad
Can keep you afloat
But not always sweet
When you taste with your feet

I'll be covered in Moss
But that's nobody's loss
You'll be covered in slime
But you'll still be mine

You've been alone
You'll be fine
Without me by your side
I know

You've been alone
You'll be fine
Without me by your side
I know

You've been alone
You'll be fine
Without me by your side
I know

You've been alone
You'll be fine
Without me by your side
I know
Track Name: Action Man
I see the garden
I see the tree that you got stuck in
It wasn’t me that left you when
All those accessories you had built in

Well you’re a man who
Feels comfortable in his own skin
And you’re always a gentleman
Even though you don’t resemble one

Benson you’re an Action Man
But you don’t need a gun in hand
You’ve got the flocked hair
And the eagle eyes

Benson you’ve got more than plastic on your insides
Benson you’ve got more than plastic on your insides
Benson you’ve got more

You can paraglide
I know there’s more inside
You can parachute
BUt I know there’s to you

Physique
Dynamique
Action Man
You’re a freak

Physique
Dynamique
Action Man
You’re a freak

Benson you’re an Action Man
But you don’t need a gun in hand
You’ve got the flocked hair
And the eagle eyes

Benson you’ve got more than plastic on your insides
Benson you’ve got more than plastic on your insides
Benson you’ve got more

I see the garden
I see the tree that you got stuck in
It wasn’t me that left you when
All those accessories you had built in

Benson you’re an Action Man
But you don’t need a gun in hand
You’ve got the flocked hair
And the eagle eyes

Benson you’ve got more than plastic on your insides
Benson you’ve got more than plastic on your insides
Benson you’ve got more

Benson you’re an Action Man
But you don’t need a gun in hand
You’ve got the flocked hair
And the eagle eyes

Benson you’ve got more than plastic on your insides
Benson you’ve got more than plastic on your insides
Benson you’ve got more
Benson you’ve got more
You’ve got more
Track Name: Roots
Hello there
Leaf on a tree
Are you aware
Your roots go down
Into the ground

Hello there
You think you’re small
Are you aware
You’re roots they sprawl
One day you’ll fall

When it gets cold at night
I feel your warmth
And though you’ll fall
Through the sprawl
You’ll live on

Hello there
Leaf on a tree
Are you aware
Your roots go down
Into the ground

When it gets cold at night
I feel your warmth
And though you’ll fall
Through the sprawl
You’ll live on

When it gets cold at night
I feel your warmth
And though you’ll fall
Through the sprawl
You’ll live on
You’ll live on
Track Name: Superdome
It costs a lot
To live in this town
But if even a rabbit can make a home
In the foundations of the superdome
We should be able to
We should be able to

You’re a shaky little plant bursting through the concrete
I know you’ve got strength I’ve seen it myself
I’ve seen it myself

You’re a teeny little ant lifting more than its weight
I know you’ve got strength I’ve seen it myself
I’ve seen it myself

And here we go down
And here we go down
And here we go down
And here we go down

It costs a lot
To live in this town
But if even a cuckoo can find a nest
Though another is dispossessed
We should be able to
We should be able

A shaky little plant is bursting through the concrete
I know you’ve got strength I’ve seen it myself
I’ve seen it myself

A teeny little Ant is lifting more than its weight
I know you’ve got strength I’ve seen it myself
I’ve seen it myself

And here we go down
And here we go down
And here we go down
And here we go down

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