The Trongate Rum Riots hail from Glasgow, a city as soaked in salty maritime tradition as their music. Originally forming as a sea shanty band to revive this rich and emotive style of music, the band has evolved over the past five years to incorporate the many influences its troupe of musicians bring on board.
Their style ranges from sweaty punk to dirty folk, with the occasional bluesy lick and Balkan riff, and is equally as visceral in its plugged-in form as it is in its stripped-back acoustic set. Behind the joyous chaos lies an eight-piece of dexterous, talented musicians who continue to charm and exhilarate crowds around Scotland and beyond.
The band is a favourite of the festival scene, including headlining the Festival du Chant de Marin International Sea Shanty Festival in France, which welcomes over 180,000 people. The band released their debut album Hymns of the Deep in May 2017 and are currently touring across the UK and Europe before hitting up Doune the Rabbit Hole.