Shrimp Eyes’ latest single, ‘Fiction’, serves as a captivating glimpse into the dynamic world of South East London’s alt-rock scene. As the fourth release from their eagerly awaited ‘Monochrome‘ EP, slated for June, it follows in the footsteps of their previous hits like ‘Adventures’, ‘Side Quest’, and ‘Sunshine/Shadow’, garnering attention from notable platforms including BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 1, and Spotify playlists.

With a knack for crafting bright, infectious melodies juxtaposed with thought-provoking lyricism, Shrimp Eyes delves into the complexities of everyday life. Drawing inspiration from literary giants like Philip Larkin and Wallace Stephens, their songs explore themes ranging from the struggles of creativity to the intricacies of social anxiety. ‘Fiction’ masterfully encapsulates this dichotomy, unraveling the influence of past experiences on present actions in a poignant narrative.

What sets Shrimp Eyes apart is not just their musical prowess but also their commitment to authenticity and DIY ethos. Self-recording their music at Brixton Hill studios and handling all aspects of production, mixing, and mastering in-house, the band showcases a level of artistic integrity that resonates throughout their work. Moreover, their penchant for collaboration extends beyond music, as they champion local independent artists through unique merch designs and visual aesthetics.

Influenced by a diverse range of artists from Nilufer Yanya to King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Shrimp Eyes seamlessly blend elements of alternative rock with nods to classic science fiction and surreal comedy. With ‘Fiction’, they invite listeners into a world where introspection meets infectious melodies, leaving a lasting impression that transcends musical boundaries.

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