Following the release of their thrilling, fast-paced banger ‘Stevie Nicks‘, The Shantics are back with their hard hitting new single ‘Heaven‘. With the new music video set to be released on the 1st of November, ‘Heaven’ is an infectiously punchy rock hit based on the real life story of a man stranded at sea.
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, playing BBC Introducing in 2017.