London Alt-Psych Rocker Sabatta Unveils Fiery New Single “Take You There”

FOR FANS OF: QOTSA, Bad Brains, Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Parliament / Funkadelic

To kick off 2024, London-based alternative-psychedelic rock artist Sabatta presents new single “Take You There“, a special rollout for rock lovers! Unashamed and unabashed, Yinka lets his guitar rip in a similar vein to Van Halen’s “Eruption” with the soul-wrenched vibes of Hendrix. This powerhouse song packs more rock and roll integrity into just a few minutes than many offer in an entire album. Breathe it in! This song is lifted from his new album How To Get Even (out now via Blackfriars Entertainment).

Revolving around guitarist and songwriter Yinka Oyewole, who was raised in Essex and is of Nigerian lineage, Sabatta crafts a raw and individual sound with spiky guitar and an inimitable voice, like a mix of Hendrix, QOTSA and early Red Hot Chili Peppers, strained through the sieve of South London. It’s no wonder with musical influences ranging from Curtis Mayfield, Prince, Tupac and Hendrix to Bad Brains, Thin Lizzy, Parliament / Funkadelic and Black Sabbath.

“‘Take You There’ is an “extraterrestrial blues riff fest, a 2-minute instrumental cosmic slop with furious guitar antics,” says Yinka. “I wanted this album to be authentic from start to finish to the spirit of Sabatta. Anyone who’s seen Sabatta live knows there’ll be points in the show, sometimes at the start and elsewhere in the set where I just left to fly on the guitar – I improvise and basically let the spirit take me and let the guitar howl, growl and scream – outside of song. This single is kind of like harnessing that energy for 2 mins. If you love this genre of music, you’ll love this tune!”

The How To Get Even album is out now, available from all fine digital music platforms, including SpotifyApple Music and Bandcamp, with a CD release anticipated later this spring.

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