Backbeat Sound System are a band laden with groove, their up-tempo song craft drawing from numerous influences in creation of a tight, elated sun-clasped sound. Since forming in the charming Cornish idyll of St Austell, Backbeat have been smashing up stages all across the UK. Backbeat Sound System transcend genre limitations - this is original sound, groovy and affecting. Over their three debut EPs, the band have honed a bass-led party sound that is as infectious as it is sonically interesting. On record, they use the full potential of the studio to craft a highly dynamic approach to recording, spacious multi-tracking and arrangements making the best of the format - but live, they are a different beast. The ‘serious pop’ songs’ inherent strengths come to the fore and explode in a haze of onstage energy and pumping rhythm.
Hailing from London Town, this is Shanty!
Alongside support from M Magazine and Clash, the group’s modern twist on classic roots reggae has also seen them playlisted on Gary Crowley’s BBC Introducing show and be championed by legendary tastemaker David Rodigan on BBC Radio 1Xtra, where he described them as “a very talented young band of players.".Shanty have performed all over the UK and Europe playing packed out shows and appearing at prestigious music festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Secret Garden Party, Bestival, Kendal Calling, Ostroda Reggae Festival, Outlook Festival and many more.
"Jamaica’s authentic dubwise bass & rhythms blended with a new UK twist, soulful vocals and a jazzy brass band, I’m hooked!" - Becca D, MTV / Beats 1
"Best of British Reggae" - David Rodigan, BBC Radio 1Xtra
Plus dj support - DUB BOY
Doors 8.30pm - 2am
Free before 9.30pm £3 after!