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This EP contains the song 'Summer's Gone', a song about Kate's daughter Alex. Alex died aged 13 in 2005 of a heart condition that needn't have killed her if she'd been tested. Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) work to raise awareness and funds for screening programmes, to help save young lives. We want you to download and enjoy this track for free, but if you'd like, you could text PXNY59 £1 to 70070 to donate to CRY in Alex's memory.
You can also donate here: www.justgiving.com/Remembering-Alex
At least 12 young people die of treatable but undetected heart conditions each week, in the UK and every death is a tragedy. It's too late for Alex, but it doesn't have to be too late for all of them. Please help. x
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We used to be a bigger band. These are the last tracks we recorded with our old six-piece line-up, in April 2012. They were recorded in a crazy one day session, after a month of no rehearsal, just for fun, to celebrate having been a band together.

The artwork is a picture of us on stage at Canterbury Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival, at a special gig where we jammed with the legendary Caravan in March 2012.
You're welcome to download these tracks for free.

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released May 21, 2013

Featuring:
Adam McCairn - electric guitar, Joe Inkpen - bass, Ashley Smith - drums, Dave Jackson - saxophone, Richard Eady - ac guitar & piano, Kate Lynn-Devere - vox, flute & perc.

Recorded by Ian Button at Canterbury College Studio, April 26th 2012

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DaylightSaving Canterbury, UK

Having been told they weren't 'pure jazz enough' by a UK radio station that shall remain nameless, Richard and Kate delight in describing themselves as 'mongrel dogs of jazz-pop fusion and proud of it'. That half of their songs sound more like contemporary folk than either pop or jazz is neither here nor there.
DaylightSaving's sound combines elements of jazz, pop, folk and Latin.
Formed Nov 2008
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Track Name: All That Never Was
The window darkens, he moves
Between light and shade,
Making light of the plans he made
Best laid to rest, futile imaginings.

And all such fragile daydreams burn up in the sun,
As the light of reason burns the eyes of we who fail to recognise
That any of our aspirations count as much as one
And the closed-off mind will only find the mirror of its twisted kind.

He draws the curtains, turns away,
Turns a corner in his mind; so ends the day,
Leaving far behind all that never was,
So it waits to be dreamed again.

And all such fragile daydreams burn up in the sun,
As the light of reason burns the eyes of we who fail to recognise
That any of our aspirations count as much as one
And the closed-off mind will only find the mirror of its twisted kind.

And all that never was waits to be dreamed again.
Track Name: Best of My Heart
You've no explanations
For life's complications,
But you make them simple, somehow,
I can't let go of you now.

So, if you would leave me,
Go free, yeah, but believe me:
I have loved you from the start;
I have nothing to give you, but each day I live through,
I'll give you the best of my heart.

And when you're around me, I feel love has found me,
Nothing that you might confess will ever make me love you less.

So, if you would leave me, go free, yeah, but believe me:
I have loved you from the start;
I have nothing to give you, but each day I live through,
I'll give you the best of my heart.

There is nothing you could say that would make me turn away
I'm yours, sign me up for the duration,
Nothing you could do would make me be untrue,
I'm yours, you're my favourite destination, I'm yours.

So, if you would leave me, well, go free, yeah, but believe me:
I have loved you from the start;
I have nothing to give you, but each day I live through,
I'll give you the best of my heart.
Track Name: Stop the World
Every day my TV tells me things that I don't want to know,
and every day I hear the saddest stories on my radio,
Every day my paper's filled with things to make a grown man cry,
and every day my blood is chiiled by some new truth or some new lie,

Information overload!
Stop the world, please,
Feels like my head might explode -
Stop the world.

Everywhere I look, I see more headlines screaming to be read,
and everywhere there's more ideas, that fight for space inside my head,
Everywhere there comes the exhortation, "Hurry up and wait!"
Everywhere indoctrination, obfuscation, words of hate,

Information overload!
Stop the world, please,
Feels like my head might explode -
Stop the world.

Have we learned so much of life that we've forgotten how to live?

Will every generation born into this information age
be wiser than the one before? Can information make us sage?
Every day it begs the question, when the world is all explained
can human hearts keep their connection? Have we lost more than we gained?

Information overload!
Stop the world, please,
Feels like my head might explode -
Stop the world.
Track Name: Summer's Gone
Summer's gone, no new buds grow
The roses still left soon will blow
Like the chill of Autumn winds that freshen.

Summer's gone and now the skies
Fill with birds, as each bird flies
To where it will from darkening clouds that threaten.

Your smile, the slow and golden light
that fades into each golden Autumn night,
The window of your soul in pale, blue Autumn skies
Your hair in every leaf of red and burnished gold that slowly falls.

Summer's gone and now the night
Has sharper moon and stars more bright
Than shone in June when love was still in blossom.