Wakey Wakey Rise & Shine unleash psychedelic synth indie rock pearl called ‘Why Am I Here’

"An upbeat song people could dance to but with lyrics that are completely juxtaposed which essentially describe a breakdown"
15 August 2023

Wakey Wakey Rise & Shine are a tasty five-piece band from Bristol, with a touch of flowery vibes, a hint of earthiness, and a super smooth finish. They’re the real deal!

The Bristol-based band just released their latest single called Why Am I Here?. A mind-bending gem of psychedelic synth indie rock.

The song, both experimental and catchy, speaks brilliantly and rather intelligently about the existential crisis we sometimes face when we don’t know what to do with our lives. “Keep it nice and simple…”

The band goes on to explain more about the song: “The idea behind this song was to create an upbeat song people could dance to but with lyrics that are completely juxtaposed which essentially describe a breakdown.

We were influenced by the Northern Soul movement in particular as the music is perfect dancing material but the lyrics are always quite depressing and sad. We took this idea and wanted to create something ourselves which would reflect us.”

You will definitely be getting your blood pumping with their amazing blend of trippy synths and intense indie rock.

The band that proclaims itself as ‘limbocore’ has effortlessly established their own distinctive genre. These boys don’t hold back when it comes to creating their one-of-a-kind sound. Wakey Wakey Rise & Shine’s purpose is to push the boundaries and explore new horizons.

And we will support them every step of the way.