Like the fire-breathing love child of Liam Gallagher, Alex Turner and Sid Vicious combined, Shotty Horroh releases his second single “Dirty Old Town”.
“Dirty Old Town is about home, and what it’s like growing up in a council estate in Britain,” says Horroh. “Troubles, poverty, fun times and football. Really, it is just about Manchester, as a lot of the [upcoming] album is. The song is also an ode to the band The Pogues, who also have a song titled ‘Dirty Old Town’ about Manchester.”
Following his last single “Shudehill”, “Dirty Old Town” will be the second look of what’s to come from his full length album, Salt of The Earth, which will be released September 7th. The album was recorded in Canada, with Toronto based producers Jules Lynch and Patrick Mackenzie at the helm.
Shotty Horroh rose to fame after becoming a legend within the battle rap community. At over 10 million plus views, his battle against Arsonal Da Rebel is the most watched English-language battle of all time, catching the eye of major artists such as Deadmau5, Drake and Jay Z.
The Manchester native-turned Torontonian and former battle rap champion is currently shedding his former skin with plans to take over the world of rock. Following notable collaborations with critically acclaimed artists such as James Arthur, Tory Lanez, Deadmau5, Jme, and Madchild, Shotty has transformed his sound into a gritty alt/rock sound reminiscent of Arctic Monkeys; drawing inspiration from bands like Oasis, The Beatles and The Stone Roses, as well as the reality and rubbish of modern life – at times passionate, aggressive and intense, heartbreaking and tender.
Horroh will also be co-starring in the BBC film, “VS.”, an urban rite of passage drama set in the hostile and exciting UK rap battle scene, which is set for release on October 19, 2018.