Normally sitting in your bed hungover is the most terrible way to spend a morning after a fabulous drunken night, but unlike most of us who sit there feeling sorry for ourselves and debating the acceptable time to crawl out of bed to revive ourselves with food and water, however this appears to be the optimum time for inspiration for Windshake. As during one of these periods they managed to muster up the energy to write the lyrics of how humans are attached to a new species, the sharing machines, better known as our mobile phones. Given time to reflect and develop the lyrics whilst recovering from the night before, the band show promise within the song and recorded it in local Bristol studio, Factory Studios. So the question for us is, was this a record best remembered and left behind like the hangover or the enjoyable road to the end of the night before you hit that wall of no return.
The answer is provided instantly by Windshake as psychedelic vibes pour out of the 60’s style layers and the comforting and mature vocals set you sailing on a ship through the waves of a dreamy musical scenery. ‘Sharing Machine’ has a feel good theme running within the record, but has a more sinister context within the lyrics, with lines like “stuck in my hand” and “answers never come to me so late, shining the light on the overwhelming need society it developing to be in constant connection with our sharing machines.
Overall this is a really good listen and a track which will easily deserve a place within your playlists!
Written by Kess Anthony