Firmly placed as the leading light of the UK Battle Rap scene, Shotty Horroh turned his attention away from gun bars and name flips and towards his hometown of Manchester when he decided to release a brand new album Salt of the Earth last year.
The album showed off Shotty’s incredible lyrical prowess, as was expected, but what wasn’t on the cards was the merging of his cultural influences. From Oasis and Arctic Monkeys to Tupac, Shotty encapsulated them all within the LP. Delivering fast-paced and quick-witted lyrics backed by the Britpop swagger which likely soundtracked his upbringing. One shining example of this is the effortlessly catchy ‘Lanyards’.
The track is an embittered note to a lover who won’t respond in kind and the snakey behaviour that ensues. Likely written on the road Shotty hits notes as well as he does beats and delivers an idiosyncratic song which we can all relate to.
The song swings between Alex Turner at his boozy peak and something a lot sharper, which is why we’re so proud to premiere the video for this track. Shot during three UK live dates earlier this winter in Birmingham, London and his hometown Manchester.
Comprised of live footage the video shows of the power of Shotty, in whatever he does, to command an audience. A trick no doubt learned in the Battle Rap arena, Shotty has the rock-star attitude of the greats and judging by this track he has the musical nous to achieve that same stadium stardom, should he wish.
Take a look at the video for ‘Lanyards’ below and pick up Salt of the Earth here. Find his newly announced Canadian tour dates below.
2019 Canadian Tour Dates
June 26 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
June 27 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
June 28 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion
June 29 – Peterborough, ON – Red Dog
July 4 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
July 6 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
July 9 – Edmonton, AB – The Station
July 10 – Calgary, AB – Palomino
July 11 – Kelowna/Kamloops, BC – Blue Grotto
July 12 – Vancouver, BC – The Roxy