S.H.R.I.M.P. Ring are going to be ringing in the new year at Wilser’s Room in Fredericton, New Brunswick and for that to happen, they’ve composed the perfect song for the occasion. ‘Countdown To Oblivion‘ is a cheery reminder of the trajectory 2017 has set us on. At least you can dance to it.
“The song ‘Countdown To Oblivion’ was written after we got asked to play the New Years Eve gig at the Wilsers Room! So, just about two weeks ago. We debuted it at a show at Peppers on boxing day,” says S.H.R.I.M.P. Ring keyboard operator Dan Chamberlain.
The end-of-the-world theme is par for the course when it comes to S.H.R.I.M.P. Ring. The band’s name is an acronym for Space-Hosted Rotating Inertial Manned Platform. “That’s where the party will be after all Earth civilization is destroyed.”
“The song slides into our ongoing storyline, where we are just on the brink of the doomsday ending that send us to the S.H.R.I.M.P. Ring! Sad, but true…. We better build that S.H.R.I.M.P. Ring soon to keep this party going!” says Chamberlain, who is aware that the fiction of their storyline is edging dangerously close to the realm of real world fact.
Chamberlain explains that the bands political message is intended to be subtle, and almost an inevitability in the current climate. “We are very aware and tuned in to what is going on in the world, and our songs certainly have elements that could be taken as quite political. But interpretation is left to the listener.”
“We are doing this for sheer joy. If we can infect some folks with a need to dance, then mission accomplished.”
The song is being released as a demo just in time for New Years Eve, but Chamberlain says that a more polished version, along with some other goodies, should be hot on its heels.
As far as how we’ll be meeting our doom, Chamberlain has his opinion: “Ha! That varies. Meteorites seems the likely candidate in my opinion. I like the idea of a mindless rock just skipping across the pond that is the milky way!”
S.H.R.I.M.P. Ring will be playing at Wilsers Room in Fredericton tonight at midnight. Come out and catch them, if we all survive that long.