In the Summer of 2016, four young men hailing from the depths of South-West of Sydney, the green pastures of Camden if you wish, decided that maybe it was time for a new beginning. This previously spoken of ‘new beginning’, on a warm summer night, at none other than the Camden Bowling Club, was to be the formation of The Shang. An infusion of dub, psych and old school, no-nonsense rock and roll was deemed to be the pathway that the four-piece would journey down.
In 2017, with a great amount of effort and deliberation, their debut single was born, and has since amassed upwards of half a million plays on Spotify. In order to follow this, with further effort and deliberation, their debut EP was released in the winter of 2017, titled The Kiki EP. Since then, The Shang has released multiple singles and played countless shows in and around Sydney, and at the start of 2019, embarked on a national tour, growing their audience significantly, and selling out the world renowned/universally recognised Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar.
In recent times, The Shang embarked on headline tours, pulling audiences left, right and centre. The four horsemen of the far South West have since released a string of singles, receiving triple j unearthed rotation, plays on ‘Home and Hosed’ and ‘2020’ with Richard Kingsmill. With praise from industry heavyweights, such as their own parents, their heavily obliged mates, and further heavily obliged significant others, The Shang are thought to be setting down a path travelled by many, but conquered by few. Stay alert, for the tale of The Shang from The Wild (South) West will continue…
‘I don’t know what a Shang is, but if it sounds like this I love it.’ – Celline Narinli (triple j unearthed)
‘WEDNESDAY ROAST’ PRESENTED BY FINE CHINA & FUNK SYDNEY :: CIVIC UNDERGROUND :: WEDNESDAY JUNE 30 2021