The Best Night Of My Life

by Stock Exchange

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Every track comes with it's own unique cover artwork by Liam Sallis.

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released May 3, 2015

Richard Sallis - vocals, mandolin, violin, school recorder, additional guitars and percussion
Oscar Hose - bass, saxophone, backing vocals, percussion
Tdep dePrinse - Upright piano, backing vocals, saxophone, oboe
Aaron Williams - guitars (electric, acoustic, bowed), vocals, trumpet
Mitchell Skinner - drums, synths, programming

Thankyou to our guest musicians
Demi Alexander - Cello
Andrew Jenkin - Pump organ
Patrick Mead - trumpet samples
Ryan Morgan - Harmonica, backing vocals

Produced and mixed by Richard Sallis.

Drums and electric guitars recorded by Gavin O'Logulan at Lochrian Studios. Trumpet samples recorded at The Promethean by Dave Grice. Pump organ recorded at Andrew Jenkin's residence by Richard Sallis. All other instruments recorded by Richard Sallis & Oscar Hose at the residences of Richard Sallis and Mitchell Skinner.

Track 3 mastered by Neville Clark at Disk-Edits, all other tracks mastered by Gavin O'Logulan at Lochrian Studios.

All songs written by Richard Sallis, apart from tracks 3 & 6 written by Richard Sallis & Oscar Hose.

All photography by Liam Sallis.

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Stock Exchange SA, Australia

"This is a really different sound. It's great." - Dom Alessio, Triple J's Home and Hosed.

“Their eclectic sound brings forward raw emotion in their music, something that is hard to come across in the current world.” - Ezra Magazine

"The deep baritone voice of their lead singer and cool use of novel sounds really make the band stand out from the pack...” - Aussie Playlist
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Track Name: Perfect Light
Everyone says that it just isn't worth it
I'm inclined to agree, I am
Everyone says that it just isn't worth it
I'm inclined to agree, I am

Everything changed in a single instant
I am so out of phase, I am
They all say it's best just not to think about it
But I'm going to think, I am

Perfect light, perfect light
You led me astray and stood in my way
Perfect light, guide my way oh lord

Everyone says that it just isn't worth it
I'm inclined to agree, I am
They all say don't let it become an obsession
I'm already obsessed, I am

It's like staring at the sun knowing that it's gonna blind me
I am rather perplexed, I am
Well I'm well aware that it just isn't worth it
But the heavenly lights attract

Perfect light, perfect light
You led me astray and stood in my way
Perfect light, guide my way
You led me astray and stood in my way
Perfect light, guide my way oh lord
Track Name: Feels
After being out of it so long it's easy to forget
You might have just signed up for something that's easy to regret
But how do we know when something feels right?
How do we know it's not the worst mistake of your life?
After all it seemed like a good idea at the time

And how do we know the next morning you wont be waking up with a head
of thoughts about things that you should never have done or have said?
But how do we know when something feels right?
How do we know when everything turns into shite?
After all it seemed like a good idea at the time

I can see the future is coming, we'd best be running away
Concede the future is coming, we'd best be running away

We've got to frown because we don't like to be alone
Why did we rope ourselves into this? Well nobody knows
But how do we know when something feels right?
How do we know it's not the worst mistake of your life?
How do we know when everything turns into shite?
After all it seemed like a good idea at the time

I can see the future is coming, we'd best be running away
I concede the future is coming, we'd best be running away
Track Name: The Castle
We walk into a nice lit room
Dr. Hyde is in there too
We sit down and watch a film
I know exactly how I feel
But then as I'm going back I see something
That I didn't want to see
I saw your head from behind the bell
I'm pretty sure you saw me as well

Talking loudly to your friends
I heard exactly what you said
Implying there was someone new
My boggart takes the form of you
I couldn't remember the sound of your voice
I heard it perfectly I had no choice
I tried to run but I couldn't get far
My friends dragged me back to the start

I used to be held captive by scientists
Now I spend all my time breaking into laboratories

And Alexander was there was well
He can vouch me, and he can vouch for everything
But I remember your words so well
At least I was wearing my best clothes
But if there's one thing that I ever knew
I'm never going back to you
At least of all the days I could've been seen
I was wearing my best clothes

I used to be held captive by scientists
Now I spend all my time breaking into laboratories

I used to be held captive by scientists
Track Name: The City
I've been wasting all my time trying to remember
All the feelings that have gone away
I've been trying to fix my mind whilst dreading
What if our paths were to cross again?

Nowadays you must be in the city
Doing what you always wanted to do
Nowadays you must be in the city
Living like you always wanted to

You were evil, evil, it hurts
Why do I wish you all the best?
For what you've done you deserve the worst
And yet I'm wishing you all the best

Then I saw you coming, I saw your smile from a million miles away
It really made my day but I don't want you to make my day

Nowadays you must be in the city
Seeing whatever you wanted to see
Nowadays you must be in the city
Chasing after your hopes and dreams
I never want to go back to the city
I don't wanna risk seeing you again, again

Then I saw you coming, I saw your smile from a million miles away
It really made my day but I don't want you to make my day
Then I saw you smile, you have no idea what that smile has done to me
I don't wanna have that done to me, I don't wanna fall in love again

Today I couldn't love you, I couldn't love you less

But the truth is, today I couldn't love you more
Track Name: My Favourite Friends
Today was going to be the anniversary
It's so strange knowing this day now means nothing
I don't miss at thing, to me it means nothing at all
At all

I was in town and then my friend turned around
He said "I think that you'd better go now,
I just saw someone that you don't wanna see"
And that was enough to scare me

I know this street like the back of my hands
A fear of July and a fear of communication
"I wouldn't go there if I were you"
So I didn't, I stayed at home again

Why is that your fondest memories
are always of those who you love the least?
We play the blame game and have selective memory
I only remember half of you

Sometimes I can be caught off guard
But I need to tell you before I forget you
Track Name: Lover
Head against my chest, that's the feeling I like the best
In your arms I touch your skin, you mean everything
We fall apart on the park bench, we fall apart in the sand
Fucking on the sofa, we fall apart every way we can

So come on give me something that no-one else can give
And I will give you something that no-one else can give you
The problem was I couldn't believe I was actually your man
The problem was I couldn't believe

Every day I would pray I would wake up next to you
That's all I wanted to do

So come on give me something that no-one else can give
And I will give you something that no-one else can give you
The problem was I couldn't believe I was actually your man

Yeah, I knew that you were gonna leave
But not in a way I couldn't understand
Track Name: Mandolin Gun
You spent the night out on the town
When you said you were with your family
Not that I'm at all surprised
It's not the first time that you've done this to me
Something here doesn't quite add up
I've seen it all now I've had enough
You still wanna fight when the war is won
You still wanna kill when the killing is done
Or why did I ever trust you?

But if you wait until tomorrow I'll have the money by then
But if you wait until tomorrow I'll have the money by then
And if we lose all our time, and all our money
And only left with love, well that's completely useless to me
That's completely useless to me, I'll have the money by then

Because friends and photographs never lie
Did you really think I'd never find out?
From what I'd heard you thought I wouldn't mind
Well there's always subtext when there's doubt
Yes we are both such filthy liars
But that's why we go together so nice
Now there's no point making senseless peace
The whole concept seems fucked to me

But if you wait until tomorrow I'll have the money by then
But if you wait until tomorrow I'll have the money by then
And if we lose all our time, and all our money
And only left with love, well that's completely useless to me
That's completely useless to me, I'll have the money by then
Track Name: Contact Hours
Don't you know that I can't be seen around here anymore?
I know you like to live that dream but it just isn't so
I know you know but you don't like to show it, I know
But I suspect there's a part inside your heart that just wont let go
Let go, let go

But in your head you still believe that if I show
It will revert back to the glorious times of the old
I'm telling you now that's not gonna happen, so give up
When I saw you at the shops "That's the last time!" I thought, "I give up"
I give up

Since the last time we met, I've grown facial hair
I've got me new clothes and I've got me a haircut
A new view on life and a new place to go
With someone else on my mind

Every day on my own, it gets better without you

What made you believe you could ever belong to me?
You can't think that!

What made you believe you could ever belong to me?
You cunt! AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHH!!!
Track Name: Yesteryear
I remember we were hanging in the park a year ago today
We were dressing up as pirates, drinking rum and scaring kids away
You told me not to engage but I did anyway, HA HAR!
I still remember that as maybe the greatest day that I've lived

I remember we were hanging in the dark a year ago today
We were dressing up as zombies, eating brains of whoever came our way
I wrote you a love song you never heard, there was no reason to play
I still remember that as maybe the greatest night that I've lived

Everyone's moved on now
I don't miss it anymore

I drove back to that park just the other day
It was cold and overcast, goddamn it wasn't the same
It's funny how over time everything will change
It's funny how over time all you love just goes away

Everyone's moved on now
I don't miss it anymore