The East London quartet Shanghai Blues are extremely pleased to announce the release of their brand new single ‘Those Three Words’ on the 26th July 2017, following on from their first headline UK mini tour with a sold out show in London.
“The song’s themes are centered heavily around lost love, a subject that is very close to the band” explains front man James Chalk. “The story has the protagonist looking back and reflecting on a love that once was and emphasizing that the love still burns strong, day and night. It’s the protagonists attempt of letting their past love know that they’re still on their mind after all this time”
‘Those Three Words’ was produced, mixed and mastered by Oz Craggs(Feed The Rhino, Neck Deep, Mallory Knox) and gives us a glimpse of what Shanghai Blues has to offer, as it carves a path through raw emotion and untouched mindsets. It merges into a tense combination of hypnotic melodies with the layering of rustic guitars that later kicks into prodigious crescendo, as poignant and stripped back lyrics liaise with feelings of lingering hope. Leaving an impactful imprint, it hints to moments from their past single releases while showing the progression of mature growth the band is heading towards.
Shanghai Blues are new arrivals to the music scene, bursting out of the starting block in mid-2016, and wasting no time garnering support through their raucous and energetic live shows. Over the last 12 months, Shanghai Blues have been building a solid fan base, after grabbing the attention off tastemakers at Spotify (The Official Indie List/Hot New Bands/Fresh Finds), Apple Music (Best Of The Week), BBC Introducing and various international radio stations including USA, Canada and the Netherlands. This saw their previous single ‘Night Tears’ clock up an impressive 62K+ plays on Spotify and 20K+ plays on Apple Music.
Riding off the victory of their first two singles in 2017 ‘Tense’ and ‘Night Tears’, they successfully sold out their debut headline show in London at The Social (Heavenly Records) earlier this year in February. Crafting their songs with the influence from such acts as Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Strokes and Mooseblood, the band weave melodic tapestries that are leaving crowds ecstatically screaming for more.
James Chalk – vocals, bass
Reece Ismael – guitar
James Heed – guitar
Micheal Stinton – drums
2017 UK Live Dates:
28th July – Banbury – Also Known As
9th August – London – The Old Blue Last