Excellent Skeleton – “Stop Waking The Sun”


“Stop Waking The Sun” is a soaring, epic psych-rock single from UK act Excellent Skeleton. Melding title-touting vocal layers stir amidst patient guitar strums, setting a climactic introduction. Roaring guitar ferocity envelops thereafter, not letting up for the blissful vocal emergence that reminds fondly of Spiritualized. “Feeling kind of sad about it,” they let out with a gripping nonchalance, the laid-back vocal charm sharply contrasted by invigorating, oozing guitar-led emotion.

At nearly 10 minutes long, it’s not surprise that the track lifts off into some heady waters after the appetizing, psych-rock splendor initially shown. The guitar tones caress with a surrounding embrace as the vocals chant with distant, meditative pull in the final couple minutes. “Stop Waking The Sun” is a psych-rock tour-de-force that has me anticipating what’s next from Excellent Skeleton.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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