Live at the Albert (Live Album Download)
Live album recorded at The Prince Albert, Brighton
Following the worldwide success of 40 Shillings on the Drum’s debut E.P., ‘Beggars Who Believe’, this live album has been released to coincide with the band's first UK tour.
‘We’re very confident in what we do, and wanted everyone to get a taste of what to expect on our studio album in 2018.’ - Dan Scully, Singer/Lyricist
‘Live at The Albert’ is the new album from Brighton-based folk-rock band, ‘40 Shillings on the Drum’, recorded at the prestigious Prince Albert venue, Brighton, England, in November 2017.
The album features several new songs that were performed for the first time on the night and demonstrate the band’s passion for pushing the genre in a unique direction, whilst retaining the spirit and heart of the folk music that originally inspired them. The ten track album opens with ‘Saturday Night Slaughter’, a brand new song about the dangers of drug-driving. It was influenced by the death of dance music pioneer, Robert Miles, in 2017 as the DJ’s biggest hit, ‘Children’, was itself an anthem that helped to curb an increasing death toll of clubbers drug-driving. The story struck a chord with the Shilling’s lyricist, Scully, who wanted to honour the man, whilst reminding today’s youth of the dangers. The album also features ‘The Early Days’, another new song and a relatable story of love that fades too soon.
With varying influences, including factual, personal and imagined, the songs demonstrate Scully’s ability to take influence from many forms and combine them all to keep the listener engaged.
Nestled alongside the new songs are a selection from their debut EP, ‘Beggars Who Believe’, such as the standalone single, ‘The English Coast’. The music video for ‘The English Coast’ racked up 30k, totally organic views in the summer of 2017, and led to the charity, Brighton & Hove Impetus, making contact and requesting to use the positivity of the video to front their campaign, ‘Connect 4 Loneliness’.
You can download ‘Live at The Albert’, via our website now!