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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 Banulescu is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications, including FootballCoin, Play2Earn, BeIN Crypto, Business2Community, NapoliSerieA, Extra Time Talk, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He has written a book about Nirvana, hosts a music podcasts, and writes weekly content about some of the best, new and old, alternative musicians. Eduard also runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website Mr. Banulescu is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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