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Headshrinkers – ‘6:41 Sapien’

Headshrinkers are set to release their new tune ‘6:41 Sapien’ and it’s utterly brilliant. 

The UK is currently seeing a huge explosion of aggressive, witty, and political post-punk music. Beginning with bands like Art Brut, IDLES, and the incredible Slaves. These bands have paved the way for many to follow, so many in fact that it can be hard for these bands to stand out amongst the crowd, leading many to put their own spin on the genre. Bands such as Do Nothing and Feet have gone for a more funk-driven approach, whereas some others have doubled down on the aggression. Headshrinkers’ new single is definitely in this second category, ‘6:41 Sapien’ Is noisy, moody, and absolutely brilliant.

The intro sets the tone for the rest of the song perfectly, the heavy drum beat pummels your ears while the eerie guitars create a tense atmosphere, it then explodes into a manic chorus that sees lead singer Garran screaming “Writhe in this wind chilled ground”. The lyricism makes this song stick out – focusing on the drudgery of modern life, the song tells us to break out of the routine we are stuck in and liberate ourselves.

The work from guitarist James Knott helps set this track apart, sound blending excellently with the rest of the track and the complex licks elevate the sound massively, especially in the chorus when all the other instruments are creating an insurmountable wall of noise, these guitar licks stand to take their crown and stand proud. 

This new release sees the band taking a huge change of direction, away from the jangly indie vibe of their previous singles, onto a much darker, heavier sound. It is a sound that they have taken too very well! 

Along with the excitement of the new single release, Headshrinkers have also just announced that their search for a new Drummer is over. “It’s a pleasure to introduce our new drummer, Scarlett” they tweeted, along with a picture of the band’s new lineup!

 

ALEX THOMSON
DEPUTY EDITOR

 

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