Monday, 20 August 2018

Shanghai Blues NEW SINGLE ‘Lies' Out 7th Sept 2018 + Tour Dates

After Playing alongside Palace and Receiving Support from NME, Shanghai Blues Return with Indie Anthem ‘Lies’

“There's a steady sense of calm running through the music of Shanghai Blues. Perhaps it's an innate sense of zen, or maybe it's simply confidence in their abilities” – Clash Magazine

Artist: Shanghai Blues
Single: Lies
Release Date: September 7th
Genre: Indie Rock

Selling out headline shows, playing alongside the likes of Glass Caves and The Rifles and receiving support from Music Week, NME, The Evening Standard and Clash Magazine, alternative rock quartet Shanghai Blues return with indie anthem ‘Lies’, September 7th.

Childhood friends hailing from Walthamstow, East London – Shanghai Blues are James Chalk (Vocals, Bass), Reece Ismael (Guitar), James Heed (Guitar) and Mike Stinton (Drums). Although having only formed under two years ago, Shanghai Blues have already travelled the length and breadth of the UK and continue to sell out shows to their insatiable fanbase. Known for their raucous live stage presence, they have already made a name for themselves with slots at The Great Escape (Alt) and City Sound Project.

The band have already featured on several tastemaker playlists including The Indie List, Hot New Bands and Fresh Finds, plus support at Apple Music (Best Of The Week), Abbie McCarthy (BBC Introducing, Radio 1). Their hugely diverse array of influence comes from artists including Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, BB King, RHCP, J Hus, Kanye West, Dinosaur Pile Up, The Strokes and Mooseblood.

With a knack for writing soaring indie anthems and festival headline potential, Shanghai Blues release ‘Lies’ September 7th.

“Definitely ones to keep an eye on” – Abbie McCarthy (BBC Intro Kent/BBC Radio 1)

“Indie excellence” – The Evening Standard

“Shanghai Blues have serious festival headline potential.” – Josh Hannen, Amazing Radio

Tour Dates:

1st Sept: Shindignation Festival
7th Sept: Strings Bar (IOW)
14th Sept: Three Wise Monkeys (Colchester)
26th Sept: Purple Turtle (Reading, BBC Intro)
2nd Oct: Jimmys (Manchester)
3rd Oct: Head of Steam (Newcastle)
19th Oct: Thousand Island (London)
5th Jan: DPP Festival (Derby)

“We like getting drunk and playing loud - not enough people do that these days.” – Shanghai Blues

All photos by Ant Adams -

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