Ahead of both his album and movie debut this October, Manchester’s Shotty Horroh (aka Adam Rooney) has announced his latest single ‘Frank & Stein’, out now and available on all DSPs. Check it out HERE.
Upcoming album, Salt Of The Earth, is the sound of Shotty Horroh’s musical roots. On songs such as ‘Shudehill,’ ‘Alien’ and ‘Dirty Old Town,’ he digs deep into the reality and rubbish of modern life: at times passionate, aggressive and intense, others heartbreaking and tender.
“Back home, rock and roll’s always been working class music. As a Mancunian, that sound just resonates more than anything else,” he says. “This is the first time in my career I’m showing people Adam. For years I became Shotty Horroh for safety. Salt Of The Earth is stories about Adam. And that’s how it’ll be from now till the end of time.”
Horroh makes his acting debut this autumn, in the film Vs. – ‘a sharp-tongued drama starring Connor Swindells as a troubled teenager trying to make rhyme pay.’ – which premieres at the BFI London Film Festival on 13 October.
As for his Top 10: “This playlist is made up of songs that made me want to make the type of music I make. I used to study these songs day in day out in awe of my idols and their talent. It’s kinda, full circle to be able to write a list like this with an establishment like yourself, a very fun exercise indeed.”
1. Oasis – ‘Supersonic’
“”I need to be myself, I can’t be no one else” – this song makes you feel 10 foot tall. Manchester in a bottle!”
2. The Stone Roses – ‘I Wanna Be Adored’
“Ian’s melodies and lyrics in his obvious, proud Mancunian accent let me know people that sound like me can sound mint.”
3. Oasis – ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’
“Possibly the greatest song of all time. What kind of list would this be without it?”
4. 2pac – ‘Hail Mary’
“Pac is one of my favourite rappers of all time and this song is so intense; his cadence, lyrics, the features on it are spot on. Love it.”
5. Eminem – ‘Stan’
“Throughout my career I’ve told stories in my music. ‘Stan’ by Eminem is storytelling at its best and at a level I will always aspire to.”
6. Eminem – ‘The Way I Am’
“He rhymes almost every word in each sentence; the anger, the theatrics in his delivery. Perfect.”
7. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Fake Tales Of San Francisco’
“Alex Turner always reminded me of a rapper. He has complex rhyme patterns and talks about stuff that really happens in the street or the boozer. I love this song ‘cause he takes the piss out of posers.”
8. Joy Division – ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’
“Amazing band, amazing singer. A beautiful song I couldn’t leave off the list for every reason.”
9. Ian Brown – ‘F.E.A.R.’
“First of all, all hail Ian Brown. Legend. This song was so innovative. As a rapper, I was so impressed he did something like this. I expected it from Papoose, not Ian Brown. Genius concept.”
10. Oasis – ‘Rock N’ Roll Star’
“”I live my life in the City” – soon as I hear that, I’m ready to have the best day ever. City are gonna win 20-0; Rita Ora is gonna dm me; anything is possible when I hear this song.”
Shotty Horroh’s debut album, Salt Of The Earth, is out on 12 October via Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
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