Today, Friday 8th April London rock band Sabatta release the
Sabatta are a 3 piece led by singer/songwriter Yinka Oyewole based in Elephant and Castle, London, UK. They call their music Grunge Soul. It’s a mixture of Rock, Funk, Punk, Soul and Psychedelia. Influences include: Parliament/ Funkadelic, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Dead Kennedys, Elvis Costello, The Stooges, Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield,
Making it’s on air debut on 12 March via Gary Crowley’s show on BBC Radio London, home of all things new and emerging in the capital, the new single ‘Middle of the Night’ got a super enthusiastic introduction from the show’s host. The DJ announced ‘I love this’ As the song kicked off with it’s chameleon groove that twists and morphs from a Punk Funk opening all the way to it’s Fuzzed-out Psych Wah climax – celestial falsetto included. Middle of The Night epitomises Sabatta’s style with it’s mix of witty and narrative lyrics, rugged yet danceable beats and unmistakable guitar riffs. The on air debut of the song can be heard on BBC iPlayer at the following link until 12 Apil, at the 55 min mark, closing out the show http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03l7jgc
Listen to ‘Middle Of The Night’:
Middle of the Night – Sabatta’s independently released album was released in October 2015. It’s 8 tracks of Grunge Soul – the band’s own particular take on Rock..It’s journey that begins with the spiky pogo bounce of opener Politician (I’m Not A) and concludes in the emotive closer that is Have a Go Hero (Exquisite Pan. The songs on the album evoke the band’s influences,musically and environmentally, with incisive lyrics throughout, while stamping the band’s own very strong personality. The first single from the album was ‘Politician’ which blasted off in Summer 2015 on BBC Radio London, the BBC Introducing Mixtape on 6 Music and Sony Award winning arts station Resonance 104.4 FM to name few. In a surreal turn of events the track proved its reach when it got retweeted by the UK’s controversial Opposition Environment Minister Kerry McCarthy, as she stated ‘I really like this even though I am’ https://twitter.com/KerryMP/status/619980411695988736?lang=en-gb)
Videos for live favourites Go and Be Damned and I Wanna (Eat You Up) are available on Sabatta’s YouTube.The album Middle Of the Night is also available on cassette via Solid 7 Records.
Watch ‘Go And Be Damned’:
Sabatta’s next show is at the RItzy Cinema, Brixton, London Fri 8 April to coincide with the single release https://www.songkick.com/concerts/26482409-sabatta-at-upstairs-at-the-ritzy-ritzy-cinema