Melbourne progressive metal outfit IRONSTONE released ‘Shiny Things’, their first single for 2022.
Shiny Things pushes and pulls between heavy, low tuned percussive guitars and a groovy vibe, all the while slamming down riffs, hooks, and melody galore. Exploring a somewhat quirky feel the band has managed to inject fun into an otherwise heavy, hard-hitting track. With a mix of clean and extreme vocals, catchy choruses, and crushing breakdowns, Shiny Things takes the listener on quite a ride. There’s also a clear message in the lyrics about the downside of being too focused on material things and forgetting what’s really important.
Shiny Things is accompanied by a very entertaining video, where the band really allows their personality to shine through. The video tells the story of a lonely guy who’s trying to fill the void in his life by purchasing ‘stuff’ from TV infomercials. In a strange twist and ‘groundhog day’ style of repetition, he eventually discovers the thing he REALLY needs.
The band says… “We had a lot of fun writing Shiny Things and an absolute blast making the video. We’re bombarded on a daily basis with advertising and a glossed over version of reality, and it’s all too easy to become drawn in. We saw an opportunity to poke a bit of fun while still demonstrating that the things we desire don’t always bring happiness, and a shiny exterior doesn’t always mean quality within.”
Shiny Things was mixed by Chris Themelco of Monolith Studios and mastered by Acle Kahney of Tesseract. It comes as a follow up to IRONSTONE’s late November release, ‘Mr. Struggle.
IRONSTONE is having a launch show for ‘Shiny Things’ on Thursday the 3rd of March at Stay Gold in Melbourne. Joining them on the night are Suspyria and Nth Rd.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite here: