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The world won’t stop or listen: The Ceiling Stares and Sherwyn release new singles

The Ceiling Stares and Sherwyn release new singles

Sherwyn – What

Sherwyn is inquisitive about the world and nostalgic about the old times. Just like many bands plunder through the 90s alt-rock back-pages, so does the artist here look back towards an era where rock-samples dominated mainstream hip-hop. 

What’s spine and bones are made of a rock guitar part that sounds like someone reinterpreting AC/DC. Over it, Sherwyn rhymes about wishing to see the world in a different light. It’s a peace-fest song with some kick to it. 

Sherwyn’s flow is confident and anthemic. And, clocking in at just under 2 minutes, this is a punk-rock style of getting the bare bones of a message out there to a public unwilling to spend more than a couple of minutes on anything unrelated to food, sex, or the elections. 

The Ceiling Stares – Thank You For The Panic

The Ceiling Stares write a song about panic attacks, and it sounds just like routinely having them feels. It’s a tune that is suffocating, seems to move in circles, and occasionally seems to stop, but doesn’t. 

Sure, there’s an artsy post-punk sensibility to this, but it is delivered with considerable confidence. Little about this seems studied, or as if it has required much labour. Much like punk-rock pioneers Suicide, part of the song’s mission seems to be to provoke and upset those who’ll happen to hear it. 

The nightmarish, assembly-line repetitiveness used in the song only takes a breather for a beautiful sax solo to enter the frame while African-drums dance around it. If this, as the author claims, is a song about the inescapable news cycle, it does a great job of representing the fact in the tediousness of routinely expressing hollow messages lie some of the biggest evils of the modern world. Evidently, Chickentown!

About author

Eduard is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications including FootballCoin, Extra Time Talk, Fanatik, Sportskeeda, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website Eduard is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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