(Photo - Ant Adams)
Formed in mid 2016, Shanghai Blues are wasting no time in proving their potential. Having already featured in Spotify’s ‘Hot New Bands’ and ‘The Indie List’ playlists, as well as gathering support from BBC Introducing it’s clear to see that the East London four piece are one to look out for.
Latest release Those Three Words follows up the success of the band’s earlier releases and a sold out London headline show. Starting out with shimmering guitar, the emotion of the track is clearly heard through the vocals of James Chalk. Soaring riffs meet mid way through, introduced by building drum beats before dropping back to the sweetly simple sound heard from the beginning. Shanghai Blues have neatly balanced melancholy with a nostalgic rock sound, creating something a little bit special.