TUNE The Shakers - Get Me Down
Get Me Down is an especially significant release for The Shakers as it is the first song the band will record, produce and release completely on their own . Taking the D.I.Y ethic to heart, the song was recorded on a converted ship in London and then mixed and produced in the singer’s living room. Taking equal influence from both Primal Scream and The Strokes, the song mixes the sounds of echoing 80’s synths , swirling guitar solos and catchy vocals that when overlayed with a large helping of funk filled bass creates the type of tune that will even get anyone dancing, as depicted by the brilliant hand animated video by award winning filmmakers Will Farrell and Charlie Pelling..
In this release, The Shakers have attempted to push the boundaries of their music and the way they want to make music. Within the lyrics of the song there lies the message that whatever problems you face, music can create an escape. Whenever life gets you down, you can always get down to some funky music.