Easter Island Statues Will Rock and Roll your Ship in "Skeleton Quay"
Zippy indie rock keeling and rolling on an ocean breeze... Easter Island Statues' "Skeleton Quay" is an escapade for the ears.
It's a gentle tempest of snappy rock and adventure spirit.
The clapping flap of sail...
The dousing spray of spume. Looming storm holds high on horizon.
Behind, a dawn in bloom.
"You're heading straight for the reef..."
Ocean froth and clicking, clacking coconut percussion welcome us to an enlivened listening experience leagues away, on rolling whitecaps and ocean-spray, in this pleasantly pelagic piece of music. "Skeleton Quay" is quirky rock rolled in sand and surf.
Punk energy seizes this song by the strings, strutting fast-moving chords in single file off a starboard plank. An ocean of harmony awaits us, lined with rumbling rows of razor sharp drums and cymbals. Fitting shore-side field recordings pack the periphery in the mix, making the song's theme known should its name not suffice.
An adventure island aesthetic imparts an audible sense of exploration throughout a largely pop rock production. Lyrics allude to love with oceanic overtones. Chords seem to ascend in sound, hoisting sail as the tide of each verse rises to a crested chorus.
"Skeleton Quay" is a ton of fun. It's a bop. Press play to rock.
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