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Yinka

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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Jul
05
Yinka @ Afro Punk Festival

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Apr
24
Yinka @ Shunt

london, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

london, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Apr
23
Yinka @ Shunt

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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“Live their garage blues comes across as a male fronted Bellrays. Messy, over-driven and raucous, there's a spirit of abandon that shines through!" - KERRANG


“Awesome stage presence, catchy vocal melodies …one of London’s hottest new bands!” - METAL HAMMER


“It's clear this band destined for bigger and brighter things!” - ROCK MIDGETS.COM


Imagine of Lenny Kravitz did stoner rock.. the vocals range from gnarling & grungy to high & soft & the music is overall, straight up riff rock…it's got a very raw sound ..that kicks much

5/6 stars! - ROCK N ROLL EXPERIENCE.COM


Ain’t No One Alive could easily become a massive anthem...Sabatta could be the groove for 2009! - CLASSIC ROCK


‘Didnt C It is a soul/rock classic...Watch out for these, they’ll soon be dominating Kerrang and most likely the radio!’ 4/5 - THE BEAT SURRENDER


70’S FRIED GUITAR LICKS...SOULFUL VOCAL ACROBATICS...THAT PECULIAR DRIVING QUEENS MAGIC...& A DREAMILY HIGH-PITCHED TITLE TRACK – EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES! 7/10 - ROCK SOUND


MAIN QUOTE - ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ is, simply put, brilliant. Sabatta have shown the future of rock; time to jump aboard before everyone else beats you to it.! 11/13


The Future Of Rock?
Sun Nov 30 10:29:33 2008

It’s like stoner rock got fed up with waiting for a revival as Sabatta lay siege to the rock scene that time seems to have forgot, complete with a modern twist to enslave all once more. The London trio have delved deep into the history of rock for their sound, filtering through the rubbish, the mediocre and the downright strange as they smuggle out only the best bits, clinging lovingly to them before dousing the whole thing with a fist full Sabatta inspired originality. With the laid back, chilled coolness of The Doors bubbling throughout, a sprinkling of Lenny Kravitz-esque groove driven full force rock and a splash of Led Zeppelin grandeur, Sabatta have concocted a heady cocktail of noise, providing a vigorously driven nugget of rock that simply smoulders with a classic charge of melodic mastery.

Instantly unleashing a hook heavy guitar riff that mingles with a crash of pounding drums, ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ wastes no time in showing the classic rock card with an energetic rush of enthusiasm that will instantly appeal. As lead singer Yinka’s, groove laced vocals strut in, brazenly boasting a coolness that oozes confidence from every breath, everything for Sabatta seems to slot together. This is more than an homage to classic rock, Sabatta have taken the sound of stoner fuelled 70s rock and brought it bang up to date, arguably jumping ahead to let us all see the future of rock to come. Title track, ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ managed to wield a psychedelic mellowness that erupts with a riff ravaged rampage whilst ‘Exit Right’ brandishes some Queens Of The Stone Age sleaze fed riffs that whirl off in search of a desert road to haunt and terrorize. But Sabatta aren’t finished showing their heavier side just yet. Spraying everything with an enthusiastic splash of hard hitting, superbly sleaze addled rock, ‘Ain’t No One Alive’ saunters and struts with a laid back calmness that constricts with a dirty rawness that boldly flaunts chant out loud choruses amongst hauntingly, threat filled vocals to send shivers of terror and pleasure through every inch of your body.

From the whiskey ravaged growls of ‘Exit Right’ and even a cover of ‘Ace Of Spades’ complete with a new melodic twist that refuses to accept surrender, Sabatta are able to proceed into the vulnerable gentility of ‘Thorn’ with ease, effortlessly jumping from the hard hitting, fist pounding attack of razor sharp riffs that pound with a water tight rhythm section to acoustic led tenderness, allowing ‘Emperors New Clothes’ to showcase a band at the height of their game. Polished and leaving no room for error, ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ is an album that most bands would sacrifice their lead guitarist for. Professional and yet still retaining a raw, gritty edge to each track to guarantee you feel every punch with glee, ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ is, simply put, brilliant. Sabatta have shown the future of rock; time to jump aboard before everyone else beats you to it.
- ROOM THIRTEEN.COM


“Yinka’s the hottest guitar player in London!” - RESONANCE FM


“The best new band I’ve heard in years!” - TOTAL ROCK RADIO


Discography

Emperor's New Clothes album(NOV 2008)
Didn't C It (OCT 2008)
Princess Raw album (2007)
Princess Raw EP (2006)

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“Like jamming with Zeppelin, Hendrix, Nirvana and Queen’s Of The Stone Age!!“

See the ad for their current album Emperor's New Clothes here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NseTwseW8sU

Do you ever wonder where all the great rock bands have gone? A rock band that makes you want to put your middle finger up! SABATTA are that band!

First tearing into the London Rock Scene in 2005, led by extrovert frontman Yinka, this 3 piece (Hugo – Bass, Matt – drums) manage a rare marriage of mayhem and melody that has gained them a formidable reputation on the live circuit - SABATTA are simply one of the very best bands out there! As part of their extensive touring they’ve rocked stages supporting acts as far apart as Slaves To Gravity (Best British Newcomer Kerrang Awards) and Pete Doherty.

But SABATTA isn’t just a great live act and with the release this November of the album EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES (the follow up to their debut release PRINCESS RAW, 2007) and the taster EP DIDN’T C IT (out now) the band is out to prove that! The songwriting on the new disc is at once introspective and highly relatable and with two bonus tracks – including an acoustic track, SABATTA display just how much weaponry they have in their artistic arsenal. With the vocals that range from hauntingly vulnerable to menacing Jack Daniels growl, super heavyweight guitar riffs and bass and drums locked superglue tight, musically the band are truly on top form!

Recorded exclusively at Gizzard Studios by Ed Deegan, former engineer at the legendary Toe Rag Studios(White Stripes), the songs for the new album were put down the old way – live on to tape! This let the band capture as much of their live energy as is possible into recorded form! It’s dirty, it’s raw, it’s real – it’s SABATTA! The album includes the 4 tracks from the EP sand many more and also has features from Shay (from rising stars Cherry Brakewells) and Art Terry.

Still drawing comparisons to the greats, one reviewer who gave the didn’t C it EP 5 stars – described them thus “Imagine if Lenny Kravitz did stoner rock” you can bet SABATTA’s time is coming and it’s coming soon. Be warned - Rock is BACK!

NEW ALBUM “EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES” OUT ON ITUNES NOW
Blackfriars Entertainment © 2008

CHECK OUT myspace/sabatta FOR DATES SABATTA WILL BE PLAYING TO SUPPORT THE RELEASE OF “EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES” VERY SOON

Princess Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtOkVA3OHP8

Emperor's New Clothes Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x3DJxbRpi4

www.sabatta.net
myspace.com/sabatta
mail@Sabatta.net