New Video for Up To No GoodOctober, 2015

Feast your eyes on our new video for “Up To No Good”!

The Secret Service – Out Now!October, 2015

It’s here, it’s here! Enjoy The Secret Service ladies and gentlemen. If you’ve pre-ordered the new album, the download is now available in our shop for you; the CDs will be arriving in our warehouse next week and then get on their way to you along with all your other pre-order goodies.

See some of you this weekend on tour, yes?!

The Secret Service

The Secret Service – On TourAugust, 2015

We are very excited to announce our tour this October which starts the day after the release of our new album The Secret Service

We’re trying to play some places that aren’t the “big cities” to get to more of you – full dates are listed on the SHOWS page, and tickets for all shows are on sale now.

The Hoosiers Tour 2015

The Hoosiers Radio InterviewOctober, 2015

Guy Bellamy, from Meridian FM, talks to The Hoosiers about their new album The Secret Service and their 2015 tour in this hour-long radio special. Listen to the entire show – originally broadcast on 12 October 2015 – here.

The Secret ServiceOctober, 2015

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The Secret Service

Our 4th studio album The Secret Service will be released on 9 October 2015. The album on CD, Vinyl, and Download is available to pre-order now, along with various bundles and instant download of the accompanying EPs.

TRACK LIST
1. Pristine
2. The Wheels Fell Off
3. Up To No Good
4. I Will Be King
5. Dancers In The Dark
6. The Most Peculiar Day of Your Life
7. Runs In The Family
8. The Secret Of Happiness
9. (Don’t Make) Eye Contact
10. Wearing Down The Carpet
11. (My) Secret Service

Different to previous releases, the album is preceded by 2 EPs (or “extended singles”?) each featuring brand new music: 2 brand new tracks from the upcoming album, 2 live tracks from the Live In London live album, and 1 live acoustic recording from the Acoustic Songs In A Church live album.

The Hoosiers The Wheels Fell Off EP ArtworkTHE WHEELS FELL OFF EP
1. The Wheels Fell Off
2. Pristine
3. Fidget Brain (Live in London)
4. Worried About Ray (Live in London)
5. Don’t Say What Nobody Wants To Hear (Acoustic in a Church)

The Hoosiers Up To No Good EP ArtworkUP TO NO GOOD EP
1. Up To No Good
2. The Secret To Happiness
3. Somewhere In The Distance (Live in London)
4. Unlikely Hero (Live in London)
5. Dancers In The Dark (Acoustic in a Church)

The Wheels Fell Off Official Lyric Video

Tracks from The Secret Service Album and EPs

Pristine

Airbrush
I adjust
So this is what love
Looks like for us

Disconnect
From imperfect
We’re all dangerously out of our depth

She’s so pristine
Made for me
Not made for each other
Cut deeper than a knife
You’re make believe
And better than real life

Crystalline
Truth defied
Who meets these demands of mine
Not a soul alive

Delicate
Sweetly shook
You won’t feel a thing as you take your final look

The Wheels Fell Off

Do you remember when the wheels fell off the bus
We were heading for a wedding and there was no stopping us

I fell head over heels but that wasn’t enough
And now the bolts that bind us have all just turned to rust

I wonder what’s under your bandages
We speak the same words in different languages

Just say the word and I’ll help you to unfreeze
But it’s so hard when you don’t know the word for please

Do you remember when the wheels fell off the bus
I was caught dragging my heels when you were in a rush

Driving has a way of proving perilous
What good’s a steering wheel when your hands have both been crushed

To catch perfection with a net and rod
White whales haunt your vision and you lose sight of what you’ve got

You are unshakeable in your self-belief
Just like all madmen who succumb to the deep

Tell me where did you go
Tell me where did our friend go
Tell me where did our friend go

Pangaea to Atlantis
In just under a year
You did all the drifting
So I’m gonna save my tears

Probably all my fault
That you couldn’t be more wrong

I’ve tried too hard for too long
Too hard for too long

Up To No Good

I don’t want to be the one to tell you that the world is broke
But you’re so innocent you cannot separate fire from the smoke

Words drip like honey dear
How sweet it is to hear
But not everything you are presented is as it appears

So he tells you he loves you now
Driving you crazy how fingers on lips
Allow his hands to your hips
You know you shouldn’t do this

Don’t get too comfortable with the man who has no history
Shadows climbing walls hide cracks we don’t want other eyes to see

You tell me to shut my mouth
You love the mystery

So he tells you he loves you now
Driving you crazy how fingers on lips
Allow his hands on your hips
You know you shouldn’t do this
There’s no turning back

Oh
You think he’s looking lovingly at you
But it’s nowhere near the truth
His mind is up to no good

Oh
Just because you’re in the same bed
He’s with someone else in his head
Not a second thought about you

I Will Be King

I will climb the hill
And I won’t come down
I can see the world
And its turn has come for it to bow

I live for the day
I win the fight
Finally I get to choose what’s wrong and what is right

I will be the king
And I will be in charge of everything
I have the right to reign
I never need your permission again
I hope you’re on my side
Traitors cannot hide when I am king when I am king

When I take the throne you’ll drop the knee
And ask yourself why you were not more loyal to me
When I take your head the world will see
All were wrong who doubted me and my sovereignty

I never gave consent
To the shackles in which I spent
Too long to ever cry surrender

Now the world must pay
For making me this way
Heavy’s the head that wears the crown

Dancers In The Dark

What went wrong
I turned away for just one second now you’re gone
Did I blink too long?
‘Cause I’m sure my eyes were open
Sure I wouldn’t miss a moment

Oh! We were dancers in the dark
Thought we’d never be apart that night
So we never saw it coming
And oh! We could’ve had it all
But the writing on the wall that night
Oh we never saw it coming, no we never saw it coming

Where to now?
Now we’ve gone as far as our time will allow
Tell me how
‘Cause I’ve got no way of knowing
Don’t know where my life is going

Oh! We were dancers in the dark
Thought we’d never be apart that night
So we never saw it coming
And oh! We could’ve had it all
But the writing on the wall that night
Oh we never saw it coming, no we never saw it coming

The Most Peculiar Day of Your Life

I got a problem with the big man
I’m not big he isn’t clever but he leathered me good
And what’s it take to be the big man
Apart from size
Apart from size

And now my problem’s with the policeman
I’m just saying please man can’t you turn a blind eye
An eye for an eye

I said hey, you couldn’t write it
The most peculiar day of your life
I said hey, don’t fight it
Just hope the tunnel ends in a light

I got a problem ’cause you’re laid back
You see I wanna pick a fight every now and again
Don’t think you’re safe ’cause we go way back
You say that’s ok, I don’t mind

The mirror’s wrong upon reflection
I think I know myself less the longer I stare
I stare, I’m aware, self-aware

Out on my ear
I’m just another drop in the lake
Let me make myself clear
For you appear to be struggling to take
Wise words could never reach us
How could we ever read the lipless, lipless

Runs In The Family

I’d like to be the man
Who runs amok in broad daylight
Who’s vested interest is met with the biggest bite
I’d like to be the man who doesn’t run from the fight

I’d like to be the man who cannot keep it in his pants
So comfortable in his skin you can’t help but be entranced
I’d like to be the man
But I think the chance has passed
Cos I know I’m not your first don’t even know if I’m your last

I’d like to be the man
Who leaves no tip and doesn’t care
Who unapologetically leaves chewing gum under chairs

I wish I was a sunnuvabitch who didn’t give a shit
Who was busy kicking ass not busy being hit

You’re a hard lesson to learn, aren’t you
You’re a cause for concern

Poor boy
You’re not who you’re born to be
It runs in the family
Poor boy
Conflicted so constantly
It runs in the family

I’d like to be the one who gets to stick it in reverse
Does what the hell he wants and doesn’t care who’s left off worse
I’d like to be the man who cannot keep it in his pants
Scared I’ll do things different if I ever got the chance
You’re a hard lesson to learn

The Secret Of Happiness

Tickets for the seminar were selling out
Despite the astronomical prices
And the king of the day was the ticket tout
Who was sharp enough to see the potential
For a world changing seminar, the trick to life
The answer to all of your woes

I’m selling the secret to happiness
Get in line, don’t hold your breath
Nothing comes without a price
So place your bets now
Selling the secret to happiness
Guaranteed till your last breath
Nothing comes without a price
So take your chances

Some say they’ve stood in line for nigh on twenty years
Sustained by a hope that it’ll be worth it
In a flash their cash simply disappears
And so it goes with the weight on their shoulders
The lecture of a lifetime, the trick to life
It’s time to move on with the show

I’m selling the secret to happiness
Get in line, don’t hold your breath
Nothing comes without a price
So place your bets now
Selling the secret to happiness
Guaranteed till your last breath
Nothing comes without a price
So take your chances

Don’t follow the SOS ’cause you’re not yourself when you’re in distress
Don’t lose sight of the happiness it’ll come to you when you come rest
Don’t follow the SOS ’cause you’re not yourself when you’re in distress
Don’t lose sight of the happiness it’ll come to you when you come rest

I’m selling the secret to happiness
Get in line, don’t hold your breath
Nothing comes without a price
So place your bets now
Selling the secret to happiness
Guaranteed till your last breath
Nothing comes without a price
So take your chances

(Don’t Make) Eye Contact

Don’t make eye contact
You should know better than that
You should not give what you’ll only be wanting back
I should know better than to let you attract
Me when my guard is down
But it’s always down for you
Yes it’s always down for you

Don’t make eye contact
I should know better than to fall in love

Wearing Down The Carpet

He walked for miles and miles but never left his room
Dramas unfolding in his head
Life threatening adventures from the comfort of the couch

A blazing fanfare that would never leave his lips
Nor even see the light of day
Earth shattering disasters from the safety of his settee

Oh oh! Oh oh! Wearing down the carpet
Oh oh! Oh oh! Content to end up where he started
Wearing down the carpet

They came from far and wide, just teacups in a storm
The universe like putty in his hands
All hail the conjurer who never left his room
Who never left his room

Oh oh! Oh oh! Wearing down the carpet
Oh oh! Oh oh! Content to end up where he started
Wearing down the carpet

He discovered worlds but never covered any ground
So many friends for someone so alone
Just a worn down carpet is all he has to show
Is all he has to show

Oh oh! Oh oh! Wearing down the carpet
Oh oh! Oh oh! Wearing down the carpet
Oh oh! Oh oh! Content to end up where he started
Wearing down the carpet

(My) Secret Service

You were my secret service
Deciphering the riddles and the rhymes
Listening like it concerned you
Listening like it concerned you

You were my secret service
Siphoning interference from the lies
A bayonet of probing questions
A pirouette of kind intentions

You were my secret service
Behind the walls you’re right beside me
I hope you heard me when I told you
In a coded message that I love you

Nobody knows me
Not like you know me
Better than I know myself
And that terrifies me so

The Secret Service (Download)

$10.92

The Secret Service (CD)

$10.92

The Secret Service (Limited Edition Vinyl)

$23.42

Live And Let Live (2CD)

$15.61

Live In London (Download)

$10.92

Acoustic Songs In A Church (Download)

$10.92

Secret Service Hand-printed Poster

$15.61

Secret Service Decoder T-Shirt

$23.42

Live And Let LiveOctober, 2015

The Hoosiers Live In London Album Cover

Live And Let Live is a limited-edition pack containing 2 full-length live albums. Live In London is The Hoosiers first-ever full-gig, full-length live album, recorded at the London Islington Academy on the ‘Tour From Nowhere’ in May 2014. The 12 stripped-down versions of songs on Acoustic Songs In A Church were performed on truly acoustic instruments, on the same day, and in only 1 take each; what you hear is about as live and honest as it gets.

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