London-based rock band The Shantics have debuted their entertaining new music video for ‘Heaven‘, their hard hitting rock single that was featured on BBC Music Introducing: The South with Melita Dennett this week.
In ‘Heaven’, The Shantics grapple with the reality of Steve Callahan, a divorcee who decided to sail the world to discover who he is without his wife. He uses the time to reflect, but ends up being pushed to his limits, stranded at sea for 76 days. Whilst severely dehydrated, yet being surrounded by undrinkable water, he describes the experience as ‘a view of heaven from a seat in hell’. Lyricist and vocalist Jimmy Morris used this true story as the inspiration for the song.
The Shantics have played various venues including London’s The Troubadour, Camden Assembly and Dingwalls. Across the UK they’ve played Southampton’s The Joiners, The Fleece in Bristol and Jericho Tavern in Oxford. They have supported Anteros at The Garage, Arkells at Barfly Camden and Johnny Borrell (Razorlight) at The Jazz Cafe. The band have appeared live on BBC radio with music featured on BBC Music Introducing: The South in 2018.