Yorkshire’s self-proclaimed “Banjo Punks,” Shanghai Treason return just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day armed with their pub-ready, “Failure To Launch.” The new track, which is out everywhere on March 18th, is the first single off the group.s upcoming three-song EP, B-Sides, which arrives in April.

In other news, fans can expect 2022 tour dates including gigs with The Rumjacks, Skinny Lister and The Everly Pregnant Brothers. Keep an eye out for dates and details!

Vocalist Sam Christie comments on his band’s new single/video, stating:

“This is one of my favourite tracks we recorded over the pandemic, the guys play some really tasty riffs and drum fills within the song that I dig, I’m often in awe of what they bring to the table. There’s some nice heartfelt lyrics In there as well that I’m proud of. As ‘Failure To Launch’ was recorded between lockdowns; hearing the song brings back a lot of those feelings of uncertainty that were felt at the time or at least the memories, which now (with things slowly getting back to some level of normality) feels lifted somewhat, although now the world faces new challenges, we had a riot recording this back then, I think we were just loving being out the house and recording, it’s wild to be out gigging these songs live now and continuing to put out new music even after our album was released.

“The video features footage from Brudenell Social Club in Leeds which is very much a bucket list music venue for a lot of Yorkshire musicians like us, felt amazing to play there earlier this month and capture some video during the soundcheck, hope people enjoy the song, it’s always great to put out some fresh folk-punk around St Pat’s, come av a butchers.”


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