Freedom - 5th Single by alternative punk/rock duo Shiny Brain Crayons


Shiny Brain Crayons

Freedom is the 5th single from south London alternative-indie/post-punk duo Shiny Brain Crayons. Celebrating life as a game, pulsating dark grooves, thumping bass, and the familiar angular guitar and synth combo maps out Freedom as the soundtrack to your epic quest called LIFE. Shouting is encouraged ‘let your bloody heart sing’ and don’t take yourself too seriously with this bouncy indie-post-punk-pop hit.

Shiny Brain Crayons continue their musical mark with groove-based riffs, stark drums and driving guitar licks, reminiscent of the 80’s finest courtesy of award winning producer/multi instrumentalist, Stergin. This signature sound steps up a gear with singer/bassist Marianne Canning’s vocal delivery: laid back, rhythmic, oozing confidence whilst a tongue-in-cheek clarinet cadenza heralds a triumphant victory.

To celebrate the release of Freedom SBC head to 4Quarters in Peckham to match their old skool arcade game theme for their music video; you’ll find Mario Brothers references sprinkled throughout and an overwhelming desire to begin your quest for creative freedom, fight til the end.

Their previous singles were recently featured on BBC6; Dave Gilyeat says SBC are “nutty and I love them” & Radio X John Kennedy, quoting: “a future big one?”

With comparisons to Bush Tetras (who they supported in October), Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Kitchen and the Plastic Spoon, LiLiPuT, The Raincoats, Shiny Brain Crayons are self described ‘weirdos’ shoving their way centre stage onto the offbeat post-punk scene.

Freedom is part of a 5-track EP following Yeh Yeh Yeh Yeh (Do It). The EP ‘WAKE UP’ is set for release in September 2024. Each song proudly mapping their ethos of upbeat motivation, bold playful imagery and self-empowerment, flying their purple and yellow banners since January 2023.


Both musicians have been involved in many projects over the years, having been signed to major & indie labels (eg. Red Bull), touring the world with bands such as The King Blues, James P Honey, Cats and Cats and Cats and creating award winning live shows (12 Photos 12 Tracks - the global journey of a Polaroid turned into music).

June 20, 2024 5:05am ET by Shiny Brain Crayons  

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