Shanghai Treason are a Yorkshire band who started their career opening for The Buzzcocks at Manchester’s Gorilla.
By Graeme Smith
It’s a fact that give you some clue as to Shanghai Treason’s sound, though they are more in the realm of Celtic-punk than the ’70s brand of punk The Buzzcocks delivered. Their lineup contains an accordion and banjo, appropriate for the folkishness of their lyrics, Can’t Even Hang A Man Right being a case in point.
Written about Brexit, the song is a criticism of the poor execution of a terrible idea and is delivered with the appropriate anger. The video is a mash up of live performance and back-stage footage that adds a visual narrative to what the band are all about. Check it out below.