Shanty are legionaries of a modern sound. The band’s energetic twist on classic roots reggae has seen support from Clash Magazine and M Magazine, while also gaining playlist placements on Gary Crowley’s BBC Introducing show and being championed by legendary tastemaker David Rodigan on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Fronted by Grime MC ‘Strive’ and Soul singer Benjamin Willis, Shanty are one of the fastest emerging acts from the underground bass music scene. Listen here
The remix of the Shantysingle, ‘Happy To Be Sad‘ is taken from the bands recently released EP ‘Strange Little Human’. This EP release follows the success of their debut EP, ‘Leave Me Out’. Budapest based producer WATA has merged luscious and infectious components of drum & bass with thrilling moments of pulsating synthesizer growls, providing the single with new life.
As well as touring and sharing the stage with the likes of Sticky Fingers, Kevin Parker & Mark Ronson, Bastille, and Madness, the band are bringing their monumental live show to Green Meadows Festival and Boomtown Fair this year.The future is looking exciting for the band of brothers.