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The Shabs: Can You Hear Us at the Back

Punk band Releases Nostalgic Lyric Video.

Can You Hear Us at the Back is the first single and album title track, from Cape Town based folk-punk band, The Shabs. The album is set for release in March this year.

The video, which was designed by double bassist Ryan McArthur and animated by Studio Bolland, is a full-on 90’s punk nostalgia flashback. The band says the lyrics in the video are made out of stickers of bands – mostly from the 90’s punk genre – which they loved, looked up to and imitated as teenagers.

It’s their homage to the bands that ultimately set their lives on this path. McArthur goes on to explain the inspiration behind the track itself was that they wrote the song about the dichotomy of being in a band. On one hand it’s a job with a lot of struggles, uncertainties and rejection, which most people never see… But on the other hand, they get to do what they love, share their message and make their inner 16-year-olds proud.

The Shabs will be touring Europe for a month in support of the album. The tour will see the band playing shows in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

The track is available now on all digital platforms.


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