Shambertans formed in Cambridge in late 2019 and quickly developed a sound that is contemporary but familiar. With a focus on melody and vocal hooks, the songs are coupled with an energetic indie rhythm section that is best served live and loud. Their influences stretch across the decades and the band like to lean into those sounds to bring variety to their songs with anything from the softer folk emanating from their debut single Found to the hard-driven indie tones used on songs like Wallflower and Standing on the Dancefloor. Even if you’re not normally a dancer, you’ll be dancing.
Shambertans have been gigging regularly and writing prolifically with over 20 original songs performed over the year. Winning their semi-final of the Cambridge Band Competition, like many in the industry their high-hopes of a breakout 2020 summer were dashed, but they have continued to practice, write and record when possible. Their EP – Wallflower – was launched in November 2020, and another is coming late 2021.