Shines, the Grimsby band heralded as a fusion of North East Lincolnshire’s songwriting prowess, continues its meteoric rise with their latest single, ‘Stunt Double’. Following their sold-out debut shows and the success of their first single, ‘Home’, Shines is set to dominate the scene with their distinct blend of gritty lyricism and pulsating beats.

Released on Alien Orders, ‘Stunt Double’ is a sonic force to be reckoned with. From the relentless thudding beat to the piercing guitar lines and reverberating vocals, the track delivers an electrifying experience akin to Joy Division at full throttle. Yet, what sets ‘Stunt Double’ apart is its narrative depth. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of a washed-up stuntman grappling with the mundanity of retirement, cleverly name-checking iconic movie stars along the way.

Guitarist Rob Cross sheds light on the song’s genesis, describing how it evolved from a spontaneous jam session into an explosive anthem reminiscent of action movie car chases and explosions. This dynamic approach to songwriting is emblematic of Shines’ creative process – raw, unfiltered, and undeniably powerful.

But Shines’ journey goes beyond mere musical exploration. With roots in humble beginnings, founders Richard Dutton and Rob Cross stumbled upon a shared passion that transcended their individual legacies in Grimsby’s music scene. Assembling a formidable lineup with Marc Poole on bass and Chris Day on drums, Shines has crystallised into a force to be reckoned with.

As anticipation builds for their debut album, Shines’ trajectory seems unstoppable. Backed by support from BBC Introducing, Radio X, and Amazing Radio, the band is poised to captivate audiences far and wide. With ‘Stunt Double’ serving as a precursor to what promises to be an explosive debut, Shines is primed to ignite the public consciousness with their electrifying sound.

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