Shanty: Happy to be Sad

London-based Shanty are back with this track from their forthcoming EP. A soul-leaning and slow-tempo track with some hip-hop interventions toward the end from MC Levi Gordon, the song features vocalist Ben Willis and the rest of the seven-piece band with a new sound inspired by their roots origins. It is now two years since the […]

Shanty: Longtime

Being dubbed (so to speak) as the “best of British reggae” and “a very talented young band of players” by no less than David Rodigan gives any band a lot to live up to. Shanty’s reaction is to keep to the same successful course they have already embarked upon. Their new single is, as on […]

Shanty: Leave Me Out

Following the release of their debut single ‘Blackout’ earlier this year, here comes the debut EP from the Shanty band, a seven-piece outfit from North-West London who have established a distinctive niche by turning the best of the received reggae tradition into their own contemporary brass-laden sound. They have already appeared at festivals including Boomtown […]