THE SHEYANA BAND - "Ricochet"
Review by Wolf Georgia - MUSIC FARMER 5
Bouncing Back with "Ricochet": The Sheyana Band's Resilient Rock Symphony
As the world grappled with the seismic shifts caused by the pandemic, the formidable Tasmanian group, The Sheyana Band, found solace in their music, a resounding note of resilience that culminated in the high-powered EP 'Ricochet.' A veritable chronicle of survival, unity, and collective memory, 'Ricochet' emerges from the smoldering ashes of a troubled time, wielding music as a beacon of hope and an emotional salve.
Born amidst lockdowns and uncertainty, 'Ricochet' is a testament to the band's artistic prowess and tenacious spirit. Through the potent lyrics and foot-tapping rhythms, The Sheyana Band gives voice to shared human experiences, keeping alive the memory of lost loved ones while championing the call for greater respect for each other and the planet.
Right from the onset, the EP gallops into action with 'Remarkable Man,' a full-throttle country rock number that celebrates the human capacity for resilience. Sheyana's powerhouse vocals meet the driving rhythm of Leigh Hill's drums and the dynamic basslines of Dan Jeffrey, blending harmoniously with Wayne Rand's intricate guitar riffs and hooks, creating a memorable sonic experience.
'My Darlin’' captivates with its Beatles-esque intro before settling into a seamless blend of Americana/country undertones, garnished with the stirring tones of a Hammond organ. This song is an irresistible earworm that masterfully highlights the band's affinity for melding different genres and influences.
The title track, 'Ricochet,' serves as a high-energy climax to the EP. The rhythm section's pumping intro coupled with scintillating electric guitars and another stellar vocal performance from Sheyana mark this tune as a potential live crowd-pleaser. 'Ricochet' mirrors the EP's overarching narrative – a vibrant journey rebounding off challenges and echoing a universal, unyielding resilience.
Influenced by a myriad of styles, from Australian Rhythm & Soul to American Funk & Blues, English Pop/Rock & Punk, and Southern Country/Folk, The Sheyana Band offers a rich and varied sonic palette. This EP is a testament to their unique artistry, which has earned them recognition and admiration at home in Tasmania and across the globe.
Through the potent lyrics and foot-tapping rhythms, The Sheyana Band gives voice to shared human experiences, keeping alive the memory of lost loved ones while championing the call for greater respect for each other and the planet.
Sheyana's poignant songwriting skills shine through the EP, drawing listeners in with her soulful Celtic/Sri Lankan storytelling. Meanwhile, the band's collective virtuosity – Rand's exceptional guitar skills, Jeffrey's driving basslines, and Hill's dynamic drumming – form a backdrop that elevates each track beyond the ordinary.
'Ricochet' cements The Sheyana Band's status as a standout act in today's music scene. From their local performances at major Tasmanian events to their award-winning albums, their music resonates with a universal appeal, striking a chord in the hearts of fans far and wide.
In 'Ricochet', The Sheyana Band has curated a masterful testament to human resilience and unity amidst adversity. Through their music, they assure listeners that even in the most challenging times, we can find solace, hope, and a way forward – if we listen to the right tunes.
Check out the title track "Ricochet" by THE SHEYANA BAND below!👇