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Sicilian Post-Punk Quartet The Whistling Heads Debut Video for “Shut Me Up”

Sorry, can you take me home?
I was heading to my room
But I’m down on the floor
Sorry, can you show me the way?

In our culture of relentless positivity, acknowledging sorrow becomes an act of rebellion; a profound recognition that life’s depth is carved by both joy and grief. There is no point in wallowing in despair – but it is a time to accept and understand the darker shades of our emotions. Through sadness, we gain empathy, resilience, and wisdom. It is through these moments of introspection and vulnerability that we mature, finding clarity and strength. In the end, it’s the journey through our deepest sorrows that often leads to our most significant growth and self-awareness.

The Whistling Heads, too youthful to remember the Y2K and post-9/11 chaos of the ‘indie sleaze’ era, are injecting fresh vitality into that spirit with the unfiltered vigour of a generation tired of monotony and limitations. These Sicilian teens have stirred the European scene, dropping their debut album Dull Boy on Disasters By Choice, and hitting the road across Italy and the UK—all within the past year.

The Whistling Heads’ new single, Shut Me Up, is an anthem of embracing melancholy as a transformative force. Anchored by a jittery synth riff and grounded by robust basslines and drumming, “Shut Me Up” echoes the raw angst of new wave, recast in monochrome for the modern age. It’s a track that captures the spirit of those who find strength in their sorrow, turning introspection into a potent form of rebellion.

The lyrics for the song express a longing for emotional support and understanding, repeatedly asking for love and guidance. There is a desire for someone to show the way and provide direction, emphasizing a persistent state of being down and feeling lost.

“The video (directed by Gabriele Costa) showcases our experiences during our first UK tour, which taught us to be grateful for what we have in our lives, including our difficulties and insecurities,” says the band.

Watch the video for “Shut Me Up” below:

Listen to “Shut Me Up” below, and order the track here:

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Alice Teeple

Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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